Public Art : Creative Designer : Interactive Mural Artist
Kong Wee Pang moved to the United States in 2001 from multi-cultural Malaysia & Singapore. She graduated Singapore Nanyang Academy of Fine Art. In 2001, she moved to the United States, where she received a degree in Fine Art and design and an MFA from the Memphis College of Art. She currently works as a Associate Creative Director at the mid-south’s largest ad agency, Archer Malmo. In 2016, she co-founded Taropop Studio, focusing on public art and award-winning branding.
She has shown her work in New York’s Times Square, Spain, Italy, Berlin, Atlanta, Memphis, California and Malaysia.
My work is concerned with transformation. Coming from Malaysia, I have learned to adapt to a new way of life here in the United States. I exist in a liminal state living in two worlds. I have focused upon the notion of original self, outside influences and transmutation. Working with watercolor is meaningful to me. In Chinese we have a saying which translates roughly to “When you drink water, remember the spring.” The abstracted figures give me a chance to face my new freedom while remembering where I come from. It is found in translation.