Katrina Vera Wong is a Korean-Chinese artist, writer, editor, and publisher.
Learning from literature, botany, herbaria and ikebana, she makes hybrid flowers from dried or pressed plants and calls them Frankenflora. Her Frankenflora have been exhibited in Vancouver, BC, at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Science World, the VIVO Media Arts Centre, and the James Black Gallery.
After writing or working at various publications (including Polyfield Magazine by Art the Science, Science Borealis, Ricepaper Magazine, and Discorder Magazine), she created Seagery Zine, a zine that explores the overlap between art, science, and literature. Two issues were nominated for Broken Pencil Zine Awards.
Now, under KVW Publications, she produces a bunch of pocket sciart guides to plant families. Visit abunchofguide.com for more.
Katrina was born on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg (so-called Hamilton, ON), raised in Singapore, and is grateful to be living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (so-called Vancouver, BC). She graduated from the University of Victoria with a BSc in Biology and English.