Rick Leong

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Richard Taryn Leong (born 1973 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) is a contemporary artist that works primarily in painting and drawing.


Rick Leong obtained his BFA from the University of Victoria. He also holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University which he obtained in 2007.


Rick Leong uses the visual language of the landscape in his art practice as a means to explore the subjects of psychology, phenomenology and ontology. Leong is intrigued in the relationship between these fields of study in terms of how we construct and use visual language through gestalt, in the nature of perception and the dynamic between the objective and the subjective, and how these relationships form such a curious combination of similar yet diverse arrays of experience.


His work can now be found in private and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Canadian Art Foundation, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, as well as the permanent collection at the The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with the work 'Dancing Serpent in Dawns Quiet.' Other collections include the Aldo Group, Collect' Art, Senvest and Caisse de Depot.