As an ex-engineer, I enrolled at the Academy of Art University to study product design. In the MFA program my focus was on designing toys for children.
Since graduating from art school I have continued to learn about art and design through various workshops and self-study. I have also managed an Art Docent program for an elementary school, created and taught art+design classes for children, and co-founded a company to help artists sell their artwork.
Art, Design Business
2012 - Present
Ong Designs Art
2011 - 2013
Mobiles sold at Trouvé (art, antiques), Fairfax, CA
2011 - Present
abstract7 - joined abstract art group.
catering to art, LLC.
We helped artists' sell their artwork.
2001 - 2012
Exhibitions - group
2017 Manna Gallery, Oakland, CA
2017 TOTO Concept 190, San Francisco, CA
2017 Conde House, San Francisco, CA
2017 Pacific Art League, Member's Exhibit, Palo Alto, CA
2017 Iwasawa Oriental Art, Los Gatos, CA
2016 San Francisco Women Artists Art Salon, San Francisco, CA
2016 Adobe Art Gallery, Castro Valley, CA
2016 Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, Cupertino, CA
2016 Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA
2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose, CA
2015 Graniterock Design Center, Cupertino, CA
2015 Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA
2014 China Brotsky Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Adobe Art Gallery, Castro Valley, CA
2013 Presentation Center, Los Gatos, CA
2013 Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
2012 The Gallery, Fibre Arts Design Studio, Palo Alto, CA
Exhibitions - solo
2018 Great Bear Coffee, Los Gatos, CA
2017 San Francisco Zen Center, SF, CA
2017 Breathe Together Yoga, Los Gatos, CA
2016-2017 Whisper and Shout, The Mill, San Francisco, CA
2016 University Art, San Jose, CA
2015-2016 Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Mountain View, CA
Exhibitions - group - juried
2017 Pacific Art League, "Abstractions", Palo Alto, CA
2016 Pacific Art League, "Landscapes, Seascapes & Urbanscapes", Palo Alto, CA
2015 Pacific Art League, "Abstractions", Palo Alto, CA
2013 Triton Museum of Art, "Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition", Santa Clara, CA
2015 Silicon Valley Open Studios, San Jose, CA
2014 SF Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
2014 Silicon Valley Open Studios, Los Gatos, CA
2012 Silicon Valley Open Studios, Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Assoc., Santa Clara, CA
Showed teachers how to create a marble toy using geometry.
2002 - 2003
Art Docent Coordinator
Regnart School, Cupertino, CA
Coordinated art docent program for K-5 students. Created and taught art docents three design projects. Purchased art supplies, tracked expenses, and organized clean-up of supply area.
Active Art Studio, San Jose, CA
Created and taught three design projects to K-5 students.
MFA Product Design
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA