Wong Tin Yan is known for his sculptural work made from discarded wooden pallets. He has been an art educator for almost twenty years and also considers his writing for print and online publications and his participation in television as integral parts of his practice. He is a host of the RTHK television programme Artspiration, and the founder of the self-funded art space Form Society. Across his activities, Wong looks beyond conventional materials and situations to find inspiration to create.
Wong graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. His work is held in the collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and public and private collections in Hong Kong and overseas. Exhibitions, public art projects, and educational programmes in which he has participated include Charming Tastes and Fragrance: Literature and Visual Arts (House of Hong Kong Literature, 2019), Harbour Arts Sculpture Park (Hong Kong Art Centre, 2018), the Arts Ambassadors-in-school Scheme (Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2016), The Very Fun Park Contemporary Art Exhibition (Fubonart, Taipei, 2015), and Kwai Tsing Amusement Park and Xinhua Animal Hunt: Sculptures by Wong Tin-yan (Art Promotion Office, 2006). He was recognised at the 40 Under 40 Awards by Perspective magazine in 2010, and received an Entry Prize for commercial interior design at the GDC Awards in 2011.