Wendy W Fok (DDes ’16) is announced as one of the 13 shortlisted candidates of the Emerging Designer Competition following a Canada-wide search that commenced in March 2013. Wendy was selected by the first panel of industry judges, and will now have two opportunities to win. The competition was open to all Canadian designers with no more than five years of professional industry experience, and the winner will receive a monetary prize of $10,000 and will be offered the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Design Exchange in 2014. Read the competition announcement.
Earlier this month Wendy (DDes ’16) received the award in the Art category for the AIA Dallas Women in Architecture Express Yourself 2013 Award at the Texas Society of Architects convention. And, also won the ADC Young Guns 11 Award, selected as 1 of 37 designers within the international creative field, by the Art Director’s Club in New York.
Fok describes her installation, Systematic Narcissism, as a hybridization of the planetary grid system and the “symmetry of narcissism,” based on the obsession with the physical reflection of the object and subject relationship