2002 "In Celebration of Asian American Cultural Heritage Month" University of California San Francisco, Auxilary Gallery
1997 "Serigraphic Posters of Leland Wong", SF Rincon Building, San Francisco, CA
1996 "Leland Wong, A Community Artist", Asian Resource Gallery, Oakland, CA
1992 "Leland Wong", University of California San Francisco, Auxillary Gallery, SF
1987 "Lao Iu Mien", Asian Resource Gallery, Oakland, CA
1983 "Not on the Menu", Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, CA
2008 "Icons of Presence: Asian American Activist Art", Chinese Culture Center Gallery, San Francisco
2006 "Japantown Forever II", National Japanese American Historical Society
2006 "Japantown Forever", National Japanese American Historical Society
2003 "Japantown Art and Media Workshop Retrospective", Asian Resource Gallery, Oakland
2003 "Then and Now", Children's Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2003 "Japantown Art and Media Workshop Retrospective", Union Bank Hospitality Gallery, San Francisco
2002 "Before and After", Children's Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2002 "A Dialogue on Paper" Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco
2001 "Angel Island Immigration Experience" Chinatown Community Arts Gallery
2000 "Asian American Contemporary Artists", Oakland Museum, CA
2000 "Music in a Movement", Chinatown Community Arts Gallery, San Francisco
2000 "Music in the Movement", Oakland Asian Culture Center, Oakland, CA
1999 "2Art On Paper", Chinatown Community Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 "Made In San Francisco", San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA
1998 "Something on the Wall", SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco
1997 "Immigrants Pride", Tenderloin Children's Playground, San Francisco, CA
1997 "KSW 25th Anniversary Retrospective",Woolf House Gallery, SF
1995 "KSW Artists", Kearny Street Workshop Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 "Five Perspectives", Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, CA
1985 "Our Community, Our Posters", Chinese For Affirmative Action Gallery, SF
1985 "Haak Baak", Manilatown Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984 "Images of Change", Mission Culture Center, San Francisco, CA
1983 "Not on the Menu", Asian Cine Vision, New York, NY
1982 "Pearl River Delta", Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1982 "Laotian Days", First Unitarian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981 "Asian American Images", Oakland Mueseum, CA
1977 "Neighbor", Jackson Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1977 "Angel Island", Jackson Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1976 "Posters of Our Communities", SF Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1975-1979 "Images of An Era: The American Poster, 1945-1975", Smithsonian Institute
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois
Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York, NY
ICA Gallery, London, England
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway
Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany
North Jutland Museum, Aalborg, Denmark
Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
Musee de l'Affiche, Paris, France
Palazzo Delle Esposizione, Rome, Italy
Musee des Arts Decoratifs de la Ville Lausannce, Lausanne, Switzerland
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
1975 "Third World Vision", SF Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1975 "Four Photographic Centers", Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
1974 "Colors", San Francisco State University Library, San Francisco
1971-2 "Chinatown/North Beach Youth", Chinatown Northbeach Youth Council, SF
1970 "Chinatown", Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA
1969 "Galileo Art Department", Student League Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1969 "San Francisco Streets", De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Lectures and Teachings
2009 Drawing Asian Americans, The Association of Chinese Teachers
2008 Paintings, Posters and Propaganda:
Artists Reflect and Connect with Community, Chinese Culture Center
2006 API Legal Outreach Youth Program
2003 East Wind Bookstore
2001 Spring Valley School
2000 San Francisco Photo Center
1998 California Arts Council Asilomar Conference
1998-9 Golden Gate School of Professional Photography
1996-99 South of Market Cultural Center, California Arts Council/Artist in Residence
1996 APA Issues Conference, UC Berkeley
1989 Japanese Community Youth Council
1988 San Francisco Photo Center
1985 Globos West
1980-82 Japantown Art and Media Workshop
1975-77 Kearny Street Workshop
Clients (partial list)
Pacific View Press
JC Plumbing Supply
Yank Sing/Deem Sum International
UC Berkeley, Asian Students Union
Asian Pacific Islander Parental Educational Services
Nihonmachi Street Fair
The Association of Chinese Teachers
Wu Yee Children's Services
Asian American Theatre Company
Nihonmachi Street Fair
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists
National Association of Asians in Telecommunications Association
Hole in the Wall Motorcycles
San Francisco Cycles
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Berkeley
Spring Valley Elementary School
Next Generation Magazine
Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy
Kim Ho Kung Fu Academy
Northern California Kung Fu Federation
Asian Women's Health Clinic
San Francisco Bay Club
Chinese Culture Center
San Francisco Foundation
Asian American Theatre Company
John and Lorraine Perry
Japantown Art and Media
Kearny Street Workshop
Reverend Cecil Williams and Jan Mirikitani
Franklin Fung Chow
Denny's Restaurant, Japantown
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Japanese Community Youth Council
Northern California Japanese Community Cultural Center of Northern California
Kearny Street Workshop Newsletter
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, October 1996
Hokubei Mainichi, July 26, 1986
.....and if you made it this far and haven't fallen asleep at the mouse, here is some trivial information about me for my fans and groupies:
Chinese name: Huang Yingwei(pinyin) means Yellow Heroic Great
Nickname: The HULK!, from my high school days originated from Bradford Lum
Iu Mien Name: Yang Jiemfeng, given to me by Ee Fin Saelee
Place of birth: Chinese Hospital, San Francisco (Bruce Lee was born there too)
Birthdate: Year of the Dragon, Truman's last two months in office.
Zodiac sign: Double Libra, Virgo Rising
Animal sign: Dragon
Neighborhood I grew up in: Chinatown, San Francisco
Current place of residence: San Francisco, the other side of Nob Hill
Ancestral village: Chengsheng village, Nanhang District, Taishan county, Guangdong province, China
Marital Status: married with three kids
Weight: Working on it....
Height: 5'6", (average for Cantonese)
Education: Commodore Stockton Elementary School (now Gordon J. Lau), Marina Junior High School, Galileo High School, San Francisco State University
College major: Fine Art, Photography and Printmaking emphasis, BFA
Languages kinda spoken: English, Taishanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Thai
Religion: None (fun gao and confusion)
Countries travelled: Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, South Korea
Favorite hobbies: Collecting Shanghai Vintage Posters, Cooking, Photography, Drawing
Favorite sports: swimming, chen style taiji, hung ga gung fu.
Favorite color: black
Favorite food: Lamb curry at New Lun Ting, Pei Daan Sau Yuhk Juhk and Geun Fun at Sam Wo, Gai Kaprow Ratna Khao
Favorite singers: Sam Hui, Teresa Teng, Wang Jie, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder
Favorite actor & actress: Chow Yun-Fat, Jacky Chan, Samo Hung and Cherie Chung
Favorite movie: Snake In An Eagle's Shadow (an early Jacky Chan movie)
Favorite pets: Kois and goldfish (now all dead due to chloramine poisoning) and the mite that resides in my eyelid.
Favorite season: fall
Favorite place of Solitude: Fort Point, cold pool of the SF Bay Club
Favorite holiday: Lunar New Year
Places I hate: Between a rock and a hard place. Bossy and short tempered people.
Personal weakness: Titty Twisters
Biggest fears: Ho ya ngeen (Dutch Boy Paints character that used to reside under the table when I was a kid.)
Most Near Death Experience: Getting jumped at Gum Hon Restaurant 1977 and nearly getting stabbed by Hop Sing Boys.
Most Unforgettable experience: Traveling in Asia by myself for two years.
Most embarrassing moment: Letting out a loud fart at the SF Board of Supervisors meeting.
My wish list:
Glock 9mm with 13 round clip
A ton of money
Stop the monkuing
My children are happy
Lots of travel
"The past is done, nothing you do can change that. Why ruin a beautiful present by worrying about the future?" from a sign on Koh Samui, Thailand
"Always begin with the end in mind. --Steve Larson"
"Chance favors the prepared mind." --Louis Pasteur
"Four seas--one family." a Chinese idiom
"No money...plenty of time! Plenty of money...no time!" --from a movie I saw in Kandy, Sri Lanka
"The only thing money is good for is to buy your freedom." --Humphrey Bogart
"Once you have mastered one art, you have mastered all arts." a zen proverb
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer. A man who works with his hands and his brains is a craftsmen. But a man who works with his brain and his heart is an artist." Louis Nizer
"If you neglect your art for one day it will neglect you for two." Chinese saying
"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still."
Old Chinese Proverb
"The funky Chinamen will make you free of funky Chinatown." --found on the walls of Ping Yuen Housing Project in Chinatown, San Francisco.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
- Chinese Proverb
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime."
"If the family lives in harmony, all affairs will prosper."
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school."--Albert Einstein
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination." --Albert Einstein
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."--Albert Einstein
"Good artists copy, great artists steal." -- Pablo Picasso
"Make no promises when you are seized by joy; write no letters when you are seized by anger."
"Tell me and I'll forget; Show me and I may remember; Involve me and I'll understand."
"A person is richer by what he can do without."
"Nothing is more precious than freedom and independance." --HCM
"What good is an artist who cannot sell his wares." --Roy Masters
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart."
"If you constantly compare yourself with others. You may become either unhappy or boastfully proud, for there will always be people greater or lesser than you."
"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."
"Too many chefs can spoil the soup."
"An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold." --a chinese proverb
"Success is a journey, not a goal"
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."
"Expect nothing and receive the world." --my travel motto
"Where there is will, there is a way." --retold to me by Titus the Magician of Tangalle, Sri Lanka
"When performing magic, always remember how it was like the first time you saw it." --Titus the Magician, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
"We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier." --Landor
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And Today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present." --Babunde Olantunji
"The pen is mightier than the sword." --retold to me by Edison Uno in reference to my artwork.
"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away" --Thoreau (retold to me by Freddy Mar)
"The truly efficient laborer will not crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task, surrounded by
a wide halo of ease and leisure, and then do what he loves best." -- Thoreau
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."
--William Penn (from a sign at Titus the Magician's home, the Magic Circle, Tangalle, Sri Lanka)
"Head on, if it's not right on, move on." --Freddy Mar
"If you have patience, you will never lose it." --Ann Masters
"to be wise, a man should read ten thousand of books, travel ten thousand of miles." --Li Bai, Chinese poet, Tang Dynasty
" Know your enemy and know yourself; in one hundred battles you will never be in peril."
"Drop out of society, become a capitalist." -- Ed Buryns, Vagabonding In America
"Sometimes okay...all'o time...no good." --Hop Sing Man
"There is an old Chinese saying, 'Either you die or I die'." --Robert Louie
"You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink."
"A horse cannot gain weight if not fed with extra fodder during the night; a man cannot become wealthy without earnings apart from his regular salaries."
"But Mr. Ed will never speak unless he has something to say!" --lyrics to the TV show Mr. Ed 1961
"That wasn't flying! That was falling gracefully." --Woody, Toy Story
"Please! Let's keep this confusion orderly."
"There is only one way out of here...paint!" --Moe of the Three Stooges to Larry and Curley in prison
"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait
till that other is ready." -- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intento on arriving." --Lao Tzu
"When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels." --Edward Dahlberg
"Don't tell me how educated your are, tell me how much you have traveled." --Mohammed
"If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." - William Penn
"Is everyone having a good time?" --Wilma Pang
"I'd rather be a bum." --Jerry Jew 1980
"If I see my face in that picture, I'm gonna kick your ass!" --Joe Fong
"I quit!" --D. Taniguchi 1977