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When multimedia artist Annie Wong was growing up in Texas, she was labeled as three things: a shy, Chinese girl. Surrounded by extroverts at school (she has photographic evidence), she found solace in building her own characters and stories in her school notebooks, crafting surreal worlds that helped her process the real world. After she left Texas for art school (and the Bay), she landed a job at Oakland’s own Children’s Fairyland where she founded the Art & Restoration Department to restore the park and its art and also ran puppet shows, moving her work from just 2 dimensions into the 3rd (and 4th!) dimensions. Nowadays Annie work heavily centers on anthropomorphism and humor, creating stop-motion gifs for sharing on the web. Ranging from funny mini-jokes like what an ice-cream cone would sound like if it could make a noise (screaming!) to work about taboo issues like menstruation (“Ovary-Actions”), Annie’s work always comes from a place of reality but quickly takes the audience somewhere else altogether.