A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Ida Tong

I want to continue creating thought-provoking art that reflects our social and political environment. Most injustice and misunderstandings, I believe, stem from ignorance. In my paintings, I consciously express the seriousness of these issues and deliberately magnify certain symbolic image(s) to encourage conversations amongst spectators including myself, so that different points of view can be heard. My current theme in both behavioural evolution and artificial intelligence is a work in progress; ultimately, I hope to produce a large body of work that will arouse public attention and generates invigorating dialogues, internationally. Yet, I trust that art can also be beautiful, playful, and didactic, all at the same time. 

Ida Tong is a member of the Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists, the Central Ontario Art Association, and the Art$Pay. She has received a few artistic awards such as Allan Fleming Design Award and Heather’s Choice Award (from COAA). After graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Ida went to Florence, Italy to further her art education between 1991 and 1995. Later, she also taught art to children and adults in Toronto for 15 years. Now living in New Hamburg has brought fruition to Ida’s artistic endeavour.