YEAR OF THE TIGER, 2022
Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong/黃穎梓
Through a partnership with the Pao Arts Center, Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong has been commissioned to create an artwork celebrating the Year of the Tiger, as part of an annual project honoring the Chinese Zodiac on The Greenway. Her upcoming artwork, YEAR OF THE TIGER, is a community pavilion and a site-specific public artwork composed of vibrantly colored seating, podiums and sprawling floor motifs. As both stage and seating, YEAR OF THE TIGER creates a new, intergenerational hub to gather outdoors, perform or engage in public programs.
Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong is a NY-based artist and trained architect. Her multidisciplinary practice lies at the boundary of art, architecture, social practice and the public realm.
Through sculpture, installation, performance and site-specific architectural interventions, Cheryl creates transformative spaces and explores how we can share space together. Her public artworks focus on activating forgotten or underused spaces and creating experiences that spark people to encounter each other in unexpected ways. Questions that she asks in her work are: How do we observe and experience change over time? How does that change our behavior and our social interactions? How do race and gender become embedded in architecture? How is space negotiated?
Cheryl’s process is a crossover between digital drawing (using tools such as mapping, architectural drafting, 3D modeling), physical construction of objects and community spaces, and activation of these spaces through public programming.
Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong works at the boundary of art and architecture. With roots in Los Angeles, Cheryl received her B.A. in Art and Italian at UC Berkeley and her Master of Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP. Her international exhibitions extend from Canada and Thailand to New York City and Washington DC.
The Greenway Public Art Program is exclusively funded through grants and private sources, including the generous support of The Barr Foundation, Goulston & Storrs, Mass Cultural Council, Paul and Edith Babson Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, Pao Arts Center, Yotel, and the Boston Cultural Council/Reopen Creative Boston Fund administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.