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Man in Kitchen

Siyan Wong


The kitchen is a space for the demonstration of love and care. When the stomach is nourished with homemade food, a most basic need to live and thrive is met. But why has the kitchen been the domain of women? Why are women seen as the caregiver and not the other 50% of the population who also need care in the most basic ways? Men who have broken that old stereotype and who show love through cooking have been the most pleasant and sexy in my life. This painting pays tribute to those desirable men.


2017, oil on canvas, 24Hx24Wx1.5D

$2400 (layaway with up to 12 months installment plan available)


Artist Bio

Siyan Wong (she/her) sees the power of portraiture to share human experiences. A self-taught painter, an immigrant, and a workers' rights lawyer, her everyday contact with working people informs her artistic vision. But her immigrant roots and her encounters as a Chinese American woman in America illuminate her visual interests. Since 2018, Siyan has had two solo exhibitions and participated in group shows. Her work is fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and supported by grants from the New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA), the Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).