Ka-Ning Fong is currently a Lecturer at the University of Hawaii has taught Drawing and Painting at the University of Hawii, Honolulu Community College and Windward Community College since 1982.
Ka-Ning Fong immigrated from Hong Kong to Hawaii in 1967 and has been a resident of Hawaii since that time.
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS include: Ka-Ning received the Best-of-Show Grand Prize at the 2009 JCC Annual Juried Exihbition, the Grand Prize “Tan Yi” Juror’s Award (Richard Marshall of Whitney Museum) in 1989, the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award in 1984. He also received purchase awards from the Honolulu Academy of Arts in 1992 and 2001, and from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts on numerous occasions from 1984 to 2010.
The paintings in this group were all derived from photographs and sketches of specific locations, but their concerns are more about the situations than the sites. Accuracy of detail was sacrificed to heighten the formal, emotional and psychological elements of the paintings. These internal relationships were adjusted and manipulated so they reflect more on tensions and conflicts than harmony and resolutions. The paintings, in a sense, become a stage setting which supplies clues and suggestions that would allow certain fictional but personal dramas to unfold in the viewers mind.