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Wong Xiang Yi (born in 1987, Kuala Lumpur) received her bachelor of Fine Arts from Chinese University of Hong Kong on 2010 and master of Fine Arts from Taipei University of the Arts on 2016.
Wong majors in ink painting, trained under traditional Ling Nan Chinese Ink painting, and effected strongly by China new ink painting movement, Japanese style painting (Nihonga) and impact of ink painting trend of thought while she studying master degree in Taiwan.
Wong is high passion in studying gender matters, and she chooses to use a sub-culture of Japanese manga, BL (Boy’s Love), as her subject matter. Wong considers that BL culture is showing strongly the ways of seeing of young generation. So she attempts to merge this unique ways of seeing with the characteristic of ink painting in her creation.