Queenie Wong, a self taught Canadian artist better known as Coco Bee, draws upon her studies in Psychology and her passion for watercolours to create thought-provoking abstract paintings and short films. Having completed her undergraduate studies in Neuroscience and Psychology (B.Sc.), Queenie is presently completing her Master’s studies (M.Sc.) conducting clinical research under the Department of Medicine in Psychiatry.
A period of sadness and suffering led her to adopt philosophies from mindfulness and art therapy for personal healing. Painting became her solace and the foundation in which she rebuilt her identity. Her paintings elicit feelings of freedom, gentle relaxation, and joy in her audience. Having experienced first hand the powerful effects of art on mental health, it became Queenie’s mission to share her artwork in hopes to heal, inspire, and transform the lives of others.
Along with continual pursuits in the field of Medicine, Queenie makes short films to raise awareness and to fundraise for humanitarian and non-profit organizations, including art therapy programs for paediatric cancer patients like PCA and Aga Khan Foundation Canada for awareness of global poverty. By corroborate painting with cinematography, music, and poetry, Queenie’s short films become an un-invasive yet a powerful and compelling medium for storytelling. It is her greatest hope to use her aspirations of becoming a doctor and artist to not only help transform human pain into triumph but to also leave the world a little better than before.
S O L O exhibitions
Coco Bee Art 100k Subscribers Celebration, Youtube Toronto Studios, Toronto, Canada, 2017
Subsconcious Mind, Le Virunga, Montreal, Canada, 2016
G R O U P exhibitions
Together Art, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Touring Exhibition, Canada, 2016
The Inspired, Fridge Door Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 2015
Pieces of Mind Art Exhibition, Thomson House/ McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2014
P R E S S
Understanding Your Sensitive Self, Interview, 2016
Doodlewash Featured Artist, Interview, 2016
P H I L A N T H R O P Y
CIBC Rune for the Cure, Canadian Breast Cancer Society, Oct 2017
P U B L I C A T I O N S
Wong, Q. (2015, November) Conquistadora, Ink and Watercolor on Cold Press Paper, 2015. (Contributing artist). Digital Submission. F-word Montreal, Issue IV, pp 31.
Wong, Q. (2015, December) Floral Fractals, Watercolor on Cold Press Paper, 2015. (Cover artist). Digital Submission. Artist Anonymous Zine, Volume 6, Issue 1.