Cecilia Wong Kaiser


Cecilia Wong Kaiser was born in Burma (Myanmar), spent most of her childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, and now lives and works in Rancho Santa Fe, California. She received her A.B. from Brown University (double honors in Visual Art and Creative Writing); her A.A.S. in fashion design, magna cum laude, from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York; and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law. While obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree, she also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, and the University College London. At Brown, she was awarded the Roberta Joslin Prize for Excellence in Art, as well as the Art Purchase Prize. Since then, she has interned for two fashion design houses in London; worked as a buyer for a chain of specialty stores in the Southeastern United States; served as a law clerk for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California; taught law at the Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany; practiced law in New York City; and retired from law practice to be a full-time mom. More recently, as a Guide for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, she was inspired to return to painting.


Cecilia is thrilled to present her debut solo exhibition at BFree Studio. Since taking up her brush again, she has won many awards and completed numerous commissions, and her work has been featured in several juried shows. Cecilia likes to think of her paintings as love letters to people, places, and moments special to her.