In the "Banquet of the Black-Haired Maiden", Mok explores her struggles in affirming her multi-faceted identities as a second generation Chinese Canadian through a series of highly rendered oil paintings and a collection of reclaimed fine china plates as part of the DHP's accessible EDITIONS Project.
Mok utilizes elements from both her generation’s upbringing during the era of social media, buzz food trends, diaspora and multiculturalism; along with the ubiquitous elements of her ancestral past with fine china, blue willow pattern, Chinese ink wash paintings and culinary iconographies.
Noelle Feodora Mok (b.1993) is a Canadian emerging artist based in Richmond Hill (York Region), Ontario. She received a BFA specializing in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University and a certificate in Event Management – Event & Exhibit Design from Seneca College. She assumes the role of a painting chef through her food paintings as a catalyst to realizing the cultural importance of food as a central aspect of social interactions within culture and heritage. Mok has exhibited in group shows and art fairs within Toronto and the GTA.
Artist will be in attendence.