Sister & Brother:

Mental Health Exploration
Art Show

May 8 – June 20, 2024

cropped image of a painting between a sister and brother

Show Info

chinese version of the show information

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month of May, local artist MK Wong presents 7 sequential images exploring mental health care and stigmas that are universal across all communities but especially prevalent within minority communities.

Come celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with MK Wong at the Artist’s Reception on Thursday, May 16 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at El Cerrito City Hall. Representatives from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Contra Costa will be present to speak on their services.

El Cerrito City Hall
10890 San Pablo Avenue,
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Monday and Wednesday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 5/17, 5/31, 6/14: 8am – 4pm

About Me

MK Wong is a Chinese American immigrant artist from Hong Kong. He uses autobiographical storytelling as a way to explore social issues such as mental health care and elderly rights within his Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. He plays with references inspired by his bicultural background and intersectional memories of childhood and adulthood to reimagine his visual storytelling landscape and to amplify his voice. His work has been shown at various galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford University, Root Division, Betti Ono, and Kearny Street Workshop. He was also a recipient of the San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant for his mental health project.