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Hi! I am Mercedes.

I am a Hong Kong-born artist and painter.

Mercedes Ng was born and raised in Hong Kong and is now living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was educated at University of Utah and later finished her Bachelor of Arts in Brigham Young University in 2020. She specializes in oil paintings that are associated with her upbringing and her identity as a BIPOC artist. She was a grant recipient of the New Beehive Show awarded by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the “I Am” project organized by the Center for LDS Arts. 

Her oil paintings display her fascination with the grand skyline of Hong Kong and ordinary objects of everyday life. Sometimes, behind the whimsical and vibrant colors hides an uncanny reality of her home. 

Mercedes' work is influenced by Wayne Thiebaud and Rackshaw Downes. In her practice, she tries to follow this motto by Thiebaud, "I think of myself as a beginner. Sometimes that's the whole joy. If you could just do it, there'd be no point in doing it."

In case you couldn't tell, she loves food and the randomness of life. She paints not only to educate others but also to outrun her boredom.

Education

2020

Bachelor of Art, Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Solo Exhibitions

2023 

Solo Exhibition: Recollection, Salt Lake Community College Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer (March 16- April 28, 2023)

Salt Lake City, Utah

15 bytes Exhibition Review

2023 

Solo Exhibition: In the Midst of Gods  (February 25-26, 2023)

Itoshima, Fukuoka, Japan

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2022 

Solo Exhibition: Cognizance, Anderson-Foothill Library  (August 13 - October 6, 2022)

Salt Lake City, Utah

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2022

Solo Exhibition: Recollection, Likkle Gallery  (April 26 - May 10, 2022)

New York City, New York

See Gallery

2020

Solo Exhibition: Fill in the Blank, BF Larson Gallery (July 6 - July 24, 2022)

Provo, Utah

Group Exhibitions

2023

Abstracted and Architected, JKR Gallery  (August 4 - 18, 2023)

Provo, Utah

2023

BIPOC Women of Utah, JKR Gallery  (July 10 - 30, 2023)

Provo, Utah

2023

The Art of Belonging, UVU Museum of Art  (May 23 - Sep 16, 2023)

Orem, Utah

2023

48th Annual Statewide Competition, Bountiful Davis Art Center (May 12-July 15, 2023)

Bountiful, Utah

2023

99th Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art  (April 26 - July 8, 2023)

Springville, Utah

2023

Visions of Gaia, Urban Arts Gallery (April 4-30, 2023)

Salt Lake City, Utah

2023

Holladay Arts Council Fine Art Show and Sale (March 18-24, 2023)

Holladay, Utah

Publications

2023

Online Publication: Canvas Rebel

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2022

Online Publication: Voyage Utah Magazine, Local Stories 

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2022

Publication: All She Makes Magazine Issue 5 

2020

Publication: 35x35 Project, Copelouzos Family Art Museum

Greece

Grants & Awards

2023

Strings of Diplomacy 

Salt Lake City, Utah

2022

Holladay Arts Council Fine Art Show and Sale - Amateur Oil 2nd Place (March 18-25, 2022)

Holladay, Utah

2021

New Beehive Grant, Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Salt Lake City, Utah

2021

I AM Grant for BIPOC artists: Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

New York City, New York

2020

Annual Open Studio Award, Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

2020

Talent Award, Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Artist Residencies

2023 

Artist Residency: Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan (February, 2023)

Fukuoka, Japan

2019

Artist Residency: Collaboration with artists from Ireland, UK, New Mexico, Massachusetts, and Utah. Sponsored by the Brigham Young University Art Department  (Summer, 2019)

Iceland

2022 

5th Annual Public Art Show, Scera Center for the Arts (November 4- December 31, 2022)

Orem, Utah

2022 

President's Show, Salt Lake Community College South City Campus (November 3-18, 2022)

Salt Lake City, Utah

2022 

JKR Gallery Business Card Art Show (September 2-30, 2022)

Provo, Utah

2022 

'Inherit’, Place|Lab Collective, Ballinglen Museum of Art (August 27- September 27, 2022)

Ballycastle, Ireland

2022

I AM: The Journey, Center for Latter-day Saint Arts (June 17-19, 2022)

Salt Lake City, Utah

2022

300 Plates, Art Access (May 19, 2022)

Salt Lake City, Utah

2022

98th Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art  (April 27 - July 2, 2022)

Springville, Utah

2022

Holladay Arts Council Fine Art Show and Sale - Amateur Oil 2nd Place (March 18-25, 2022)

Holladay, Utah

2021

Holiday Cultures, Ogden Union Station  (December 3, 2021 - February 11, 2022)

Ogden, Utah

2021

Group online exhibition: Wonderful World, La Fenice Art Gallery  (October 12 - November 11, 2021)

Hong Kong

2021

New Beehive Show, Eccles Gallery (July 8 - September 3, 2021) and Granary Arts (October 6, 2021 - January 21, 2022)

Salt Lake City, Utah

2020

B-66 Show, BF Larson Gallery

Provo, Utah

2020

Geneva Road, BF Larson Gallery

Provo, Utah

2019

Dis/ Place, Provo gallery

Provo, Utah

2019

Odd Nature, Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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