Yoong Wah Alex Wong

E-Mail : alexwsabanciuniv.edu
Phone : 0216-483-9276
Personal Web :
Title : Instructor
Education :
PhD in Media Arts. Bournemouth University, The Media School, United Kingdom, 2016.
https://ncca.bournemouth.ac.uk

MFA in Computer Arts - Animation. SCAD/Savannah College of Arts and Design, Georgia, United States of America, 2001.
www.scad.edu  

BA in Graphic Design - Art Direction. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998. 
www.limkokwing.net
Work Experience :

2002 - Current / Faculty member at Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. Courses: Digital Modeling, Computer Animation, Digital Video, Motion Graphics and Arts. 

2001 - 2002 / Digital Art Artist at EA Games and 3DO.

1999 - 2001 / Teaching Assistant and Computer Arts Assistant at Savannah College of Arts and Design, Georgia, USA. (Computer Arts department) 

1995 - Current / Professional Photographer and Writer at Photo Creator Magazine Publication. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Areas of Interest : 3D Animation, Photography, Video and Cinematography, Motion graphics, Digital art and design.
Awards :
  • 3 Honorable Mentions. Climate Change: “Limited Geen”, “Resources” and “No Fly Zone”. - International Photography Award (IPA).  2017
  • 3rd Prize Winner. Video: "Realm of Forms". - Nikon Japan  2017
  • Grand Prize. “Arrow” - New York Center for Photographic Art, Manhattan, USA.  2017
  • Finalist. “The Red Sanctuary” series - Siena International Photo Awards, Italy.  2016
  • Finalist. “The Red Sanctuary” series - International Voies Off Award, Arles, France.  2016
  • Royal Reel Winner. “Ctrl+S” - International Animation Category - Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada.  2016
  • Winner of Best Animated Short Film. “AlieNation” - Social Machinery Film Festival, Mantua, Italy.  2016
  • Winner of Best Animated Short Film. “AlieNation” - International Euro Film Festival, Spain.  2016
  • 2nd Prize. “Realm of Forms” - Video/Moving Image - Head On International Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia.  2015
  • 3rd Prize. “Passing Moment”, Portrait and People category - The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Florida, USA.  2015
  • Honorable Mention. “Distant Neighbours”, Night Life category - Life Framer Photography, United Kingdom.  2015
  • Honorable Mention. “Way Home”, Landscape category - International Monochrome Photography Awards.  2015
  • The Aloha Accolade Award. “Jobwatch” Animation - Honolulu Film Awards, Hawaii.  2015
  • The Denali Award. “Jobwatch” Animation - Alaska International Film Award, USA.  2015
  • The Gold Lion Award. “Jobwatch” Animation - Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain.  2015
  • The Van Gogh Award. “Jobwatch” Animation, Special Jury Prize - Amsterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands.  2015
  • Two Honorable Mentions. "Arrow" - People and "Silence" Nature category - 10th Annual International Black and White Spider Award, USA.  2015
  • All Faculties, 1st Prize - Teaching Award. Graduating/Senior classes - Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey.  2014
  • Best Animated Comedy Award. “Jobwatch” Animation - International Epic Animation Game Festival, California, USA.  2014
  • Four Honorable Mentions. "Tunnel" - Architecture/Interiors category, "On The Road" - Fine Art/Abstract category, "Kasada Offering" - People/Culture category. "V-Diary" - Fine Art/Collage category - Moscow International Foto Awards, Russia.  2014
  • Honorable Mention. Silhouette - Passing Moment - 9th Annual International Black and White Spider Award, USA.  2014
  • 1st Prize, "A Reverse Of Time", Video Category - Global Nikon Award 2012-2013.  2013
  • Finalist, "After Lunch", Portrait Gallery - Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, Malaysia.  2013
  • Finalist, "Survival Culture", Single Image Category - Renaissance Photography Prize, United Kingdom.  2013
  • Finalist, Open Category - Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, Malaysia.  2012
  • Gold Medal - Best Photographer of The Show, "In and out of the mist" series - The Chinese Phoenix International Photography Biennial, China Photographers Association, China.  2012
  • Honorable Mention, "The Jokers Are Everywhere" - The Lumen Prize: International Digital Art Awards, United Kingdom.  2012
  • Six Bronze Medals - The EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards, Australia.  2012
  • Silver Medal, Professional category - "In and Out of The Mist" - PX3, France.  2011
  • 1st Prize - PX3 Peoples Choice Awards. Architecture category, "Arena" - PX3, France.  2010
  • International Black and White Spider Award (Honorable mention) - International Black and White Spider Award, USA.  2010
  • International Photography Award, Deeper Perspective, Landscape and Building category (Honorable mention) - Lucie Foundation.  2010
  • Teaching Award - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.  2010
  • 1st Prize - PX3 Peoples Choice Awards. Performing Arts catgeory, “Cultural Dances” - PX3, France.  2009
  • 2nd Prize, Landscape and cityscape category. Architectural Maze (Conflux - A Massive Union) - The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, United Kingdom.  2009
  • Color Master Cup 2009, 3rd place - Architecture (Honor of Distinction) - World Photographic Arts Corporation Ltd, USA.  2009
  • Honorable mention - The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, United Kingdom.  2009
  • International Photography Award, 3rd place - Architecture category - Building - Pilsner Urquell - International Photography Awards, USA.  2008
  • Honorable Mention - Pilsner Urquell - International Photography Awards, USA.  2007
  • 35th Creativity Annual Award - International.Landographix website - Award of Distinction.Publish in 35th Creativity Annual Book. (Collaboration with Didem Wong) - International Creativity Annual, USA.  2006
  • All Faculties, 3rd Prize - Teaching Award. Graduating/Senior classes - Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey.  2006
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature Category. Landscapes: 2nd place - "Realm of Endless Stretch". Seasons: 2nd Place - "Spring breeze". Plus, 10 Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards, USA.  2006
  • 2nd Metro Kisa Short Film Competition - 3rd Prize winner - Metro Group Turkiye & TURSAK VAKFI, Turkey.  2005
  • HOW Annual International Design Competition - F&W Publications, Cincinnati, USA.  2005
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival - "Blooming Tin" (Special screening) - Nelvana, Telefilm Canada & National Film Board of Canada.  2004
  • Treasure of Istanbul (2 Honorable mention) - Fujifilm and Ministry of Culture, Turkey.  2003
  • Annual California SUN International Animation Festival. - "Mind Addiction" (Award Winner of Best Visual Effects) - California SUN International Animation Festival, USA.  2002
  • Annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival - "Mind Addiction" (Nominee) - Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA.  2002
  • Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival - "Mind Addiction" (Nominee) - San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA.  2002
  • 1st Prize, CMYK Magazine (Issue.No15) - CMYK Design Magazine, USA.  2001
  • Nikon Professional Photographer Forum Annual Competition (Honorable mention) - NIKON, USA.  2001
  • Durango Film Festival - "Cigarette Tree" (Nominee) - Durango Film Festival, Colorado, USA.  2000
  • Savannah International Film And Video Festival - "Cigarette Tree" (Nominee) - Savannah International Film And Video Festival, Georgia, USA.  2000
  • 1st Prize, SCAD Far From Home Poster Design - Savannah College of Art and Design, USA.  1999
  • 1st Prize, SCAD International Students Festival Poster Design - Savannah College of Art and Design, USA.  1999
  • International Photo Library Award (Gold medal) - International Photo Library Chicago, USA.  1999
  • 1st Prize, Canon Annual Photography Award (Sport/Action) - CANON, Malaysia.  1998
  • 1st Prize, Fujifilm Annual Photography Award - FUJIFILM, Malaysia.  1998
Publications :
Book
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "Mindscapes: photographic encounters, Liew, Samantha (ed.), Singapore: 2902 Gallery, June 2012
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, Landographix: harmonious elements of photography, Ling, Hew Pit (ed.), Malaysia: Photo Creator Publication, March 2004
Book Section / Chapter
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "KLPA - Kuala Lumpur International Photography Awards", KLPA, Steven, Lee (ed.), Malaysia: explorenatişon.net, August 2012, 93-95
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "An eye for an ear", Photography Open salon Arles 2012, Karas, Vanja (ed.), United Kingdom: Ubyu, July 2012, 81-81
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "Landographix website", Creativity 35, Carter, David E. (ed.), New York: HarperCollins, August 2006
Papers in Conference Proceedings
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex, "2D to 3D non photo realistic character transformation and morphing (computer animation)", Papanikos, Gregory T. (ed.), 1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research, August 2010, 181-181
SU Öncesi Yayınları:

2004: "Landographix: Harmonious Elements Of Photography", Hew Pit Ling (ed.), Malaysia: Photo Creator Publication, March 2004.

2006: "Landographix website", Creativity 35, David E. Carter (ed.), New York: HarperCollins Publication, August 2006.

2011: Solo: "In and Out of The Mist", University of Canterbury Publication, New Zealand, June 2011.

2012: Group: "KLPA - Kuala Lumpur International Photography Awards", KLPA, Malaysia: explorenatison.net, August 2012, pg 93-95.

2012: Group: "An eye for an ear", Photography Open salon Arles 2012, United Kingdom: Ubyu, July 2012, pg81-81.

2012: Group: "155th International Print Exhibition", The Royal Photographic Society Catalogue, United Kindgom. ISBN: 978-0-904495-03-4, July 2012,  pg 26-26.

2012: Solo: Mindscapes: Photographic Encounters: 2902 Gallery, Singapore. June. ISBN: 978-981-07-2299-9, 204 Pages.

2013: Group: "Renaissance Photography Prize 2013", United Kingdom. The Wapping Project Bankside. September 2013, pg 60-61.

2016: Group: "159th International Print Exhibition", The Royal Photographic Society Catalogue, ISBN: 978-0-904495-13-3.100 Pages. United Kindgom. pg 30. 

2016: Group: 40th Anniversary of World Alliance Artists Society Catalogue and Collection. ISBN:978-986-82485-5-7. 200 Pages. “In and Out of the Mist”, pp 43-44. Hualien Art Society Association, Taiwan.

2016: Group: Life Framer, Edition II Annual. United Kingdom. 62 Pages. “Between Neighbours”, pp 45-46.

 
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