Info & Statements

Landscapes Paintings

Figure Paintings

Furniture City Commission

Levels of Knowledge Commission

Bienville Commission

Community Garden Commission

Medicinal Garden Commission


About the Artist




Foothill Junior College, Los Altos, California 

Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California, Advertising Design and Illustration

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, MFA in Painting

Originally from Palo Alto, California, I have been a Michigan based painter for over thirty years. In California I worked as a graphic designer/illustrator and painter. My design and illustration clients included Cheshire Books, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Stanford University, Delacorte Books, and Benjamin Cummings. Eventually I quit working in design and illustration to become a full-time painter. Moving to Michigan I was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design, and  the Chair of Design Studies. In 1996 I moved to Grand Valley State University to create an Illustration program. At GVSU I was a Full Professor and the coordinator of Illustration until my retirement at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. I am currently a full-time painter concentrating on landscapes.

Selected Public Collections

Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Michigan

Battle Creek Art Center, Michigan

Appalachian State University, North Carolina

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Spectrum Health, Michigan

Catholic Social Services of West Michigan

Peru State College, Nebraska

Grand Valley State University, Michigan

Shirley Chisholm Project, Brooklyn College, New York

Shirley Chisholm Archives, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Sojourner Truth Institute, Battle Creek, Michigan

The State of Oregon

State of Missouri

Texas State University

Copyright Ed Wong-Ligda

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