Elaine Chiu 趙綺婷

Artist Biography 藝術家自述

 

生於香港、長於香港,趙綺婷(Elaine)作為本地九十後畫家,她的畫作圍繞香港城市景色,從第一身視角,刻畫個人與城市的關係。趙綺婷使用水彩作為主要繪畫媒介,透過其透明靈動的特質,渲染出轉瞬即逝的光、影去刻畫香港獨特的城景。對她而言,創作像是在城市街頭上的歷險、亦像是對個人身分認同的探索, 由畫作帶領大家以自身視角再次觀察我們身處城市的脈搏與心跳。趙綺婷希望以水彩創作和寫生,紀錄我城獨有的景貌、社區和文化,表達她對香港街道的鍾情。

 

趙綺婷於二零一八年畢業於香港大學文學院藝術史系,畢業後成為全職城市畫家。Elaine曾參與及舉辦不同藝術項目,包括個人及群體展覽、壁畫、街頭寫生工作坊以及水彩課程等等。Elaine希望可以一步一步實現自己的藝術夢想,以藝術連結香港人與人、人與城市的關係,將對香港街道的熱愛分享給更多人。

 

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elaine Chiu depicts the urban lives and environments in Hong Kong through watercolour cityscapes. With the fluidic and transparent qualities of the medium, she captures the transience of the light and shadow in Hong Kong's unique street views. To her, painting is not only an exploration in the streets of the city but also a journey of self-searching. Through her art, Elaine hopes to record the street views, communities and cultures of a place she calls home.

 

Elaine Chiu graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History in 2018. She has participated in different art projects, such as exhibitions, mural painting, watercolour courses and outdoor sketching workshops​.

 

Artwork series “Signs and the City”

【城市的標記】畫作系列

 

藝術家趙綺婷透過繪畫街道中的招牌,反映香港 - 我城的獨有面貌。招牌在香港城市景貌擔當重要角色,除了指路、塑造地標等的實際功能,招牌的設計、書法字體和工藝造法,側面反映了香港人的文化、性格和民間生活與藝術。香港的街道離不開字,街道上可以說是字、街、畫相融,充滿各類圖像化的標記。對於趙綺婷來說,街道招牌文化她反思和探索個人文化和身分的構成,思考書法、霓虹等等對香港人視覺身分的深遠影響。

 

由於近年來社區重建加速,畫展中不少地點的招牌經已拆卸,所留無幾。畫家趙綺婷希望用她的畫筆,盡可能將眼前事物紀錄下來。無論時代巨輪變遷再快,有些景物都會停留在每一位香港人心中。

 

Depicting traditional billboards which can be easily found in the streets of Hong Kong has been the theme which artist Elaine Chiu is prompt to manifest in her paintings. Billboards in Hong Kong are taking a substantial role in the Hong Kong streetscape constitute. Not only limited to the functional uses of billboards like serving as landmarks or telling directions, their designs, fonts and traditional workmanship also give us a hint on the local culture. They suggest about the personality and colours of local lifestyles, perhaps how art is assimilated in the local community. You can see exotic Chinese characters and signs all over the streets in Hong Kong in this and that corner. The billboard culture has urged artist Elaine Chiu to ponder over one’s identity, for example the importance of calligraphy and neon lights to our local recognition as a Hong-Konger.

 

Urban reconstruction has been propelled in recent years to give our city a new look. The other way round numerous traditional billboards are removed under the speedy pace of urban renewal. Artist Elaine Chiu would love to conserve the lovely billboards landscape under her brushes. The billboards which aged concurrent with the old Hong Kong shall be preserved in the hearts of the locals.

Solo Exhibition 個人畫展

2019/11 Around the Corner, Wooder Space, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

2019/07 Signs and the City, Eslite Bookstore Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

2019/02 Signs of Our Times at Parklane Hotel, Hong Kong

2018/11 Elaine Chiu: Hong Kong Cityscape at Chez Trente Gallery, Soho Central Hong Kong

2018/07 A Self Portrait of Hong Kong: Elaine's New Perspective at Le Meridien Cyberport, organized by Geneyclee Gallery

2018/04 Nostalgia: A Portrait of Hong Kong at Lingnan University

2017/07 Street and Seek: Elaine's Solo Exhibition at Hotel Jen HK, organized by Geneyclee Gallery

2016/11"On My Way", Elaine Chiu's Exhibition, tgt Gallery Hong Kong

2016/10 "Heartbeats in Hong Kong": Elaine Chiu's solo exhibition, MTR Arttube, Hong Kong

Group Exhibition 群體展覽

2020/02 Hello Hong Kong, World Watercolour Master Exhibition by IWS HK, Central Library, Hong Kong

2019/11 Art Next Expo 新藝潮 2019, PMQ, Central, Hong Kong

2019/11 DesignInspire Expo, HKTDC, Hong Kong

2019/09 [TEA HUB x 畫下嘢 Special:青山道三零三號] 作品展 303 Castle Peak Road: Sketch and Photography Exhibition, Cheung Sha Wan

2019/06 Modern Art of Floating World Exhibition, JPS Gallery, K11 Chi Art Space

2019/05 Fabriano in Acquarello International Watercolor Festival in Italy, Fabriano, Italy.

2019/04 Urban Sketchers Hong Kong 6th Anniversary Exhibition East meets West, 中環中心 Basement H6

2019/04 Exhibition at Fatcave, Causeway Bay

2019/04 East Meets West Urban Sketchers Hong Kong Group Exhibition, H6 Conet Central

2019/01 Heritage Hong Kong Group Exhibition, Shatin Wai Wah Shopping Mall

2018/12 台港水彩名家展 International Watercolor Masters Exhibition (Taiwan), 新竹市文化局美術館展覽室, Taiwan.

2018/12 International Watercolour Society (IWS) Malaysia yearly exhibition, Malaysia.

2018/10 Embrace Life Watercolor Exhibition 擁抱生命水彩作品展, 嶺南大學 Lingnan University, 博愛醫院 Po Oi Hospital.

2018/06 Midsummer Flowers仲夏花語, A Group Exhibition by HK Watercolor Society (香港水彩藝術學會), Sha Tin Town Hall.

2018/04 台港水彩名家展 International Watercolor Masters Exhibition (Hong Kong), Art Centre Hong Kong, IWS Hong Kong.

2018/04 亞洲藝博2018, E-max Hong Kong.

2018/02 Pearls of Peace, Season 2: 2nd International Watercolor Biennale, IWS Pakistan, Pakistan.

2017/11 1st International Watercolor Biennial Kipus-Bolivia, Bolivia.

2017/11 A Year of Moments: Wahayeah Annual Exhibition, Green Wave Art, Hong Kong.

2017/10 Hong Kong Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong.

2017/09  IWS Indonesia Watercolor Exhibition Heritage@art, Yogyakarta.

2017/09 The Journey of Hong Kong: Group Exhibition by Urban Sketchers Hong Kong.  Chengdu, China. 

2017/07 HK-KOR Artwork Contest Entry Show, JCCAC, Hong Kong.

2017/06 《筆寫卅間》街頭寫生作品展 Exhibition: Sketching the "Thirty Houses", Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.

2017/04 思前想後藝術節 Saving the Past for the Future Arts Festival, JCCAC, Hong Kong.

2017/03 2nd Tirana International Watercolor Biennale, Albania.

2017/02 Oxford International Art Fair, Oxford Town Hall, United Kingdom. 

2016/12 Sai Kung Art and About Exhibition, Sai Kung Town Hall, Hong Kong.

2016/10 “Love United” 1st International Watercolor Society Exhibition in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong.

2016/09 “Freedom of Self Expression” IWS Hungary 1st International Watercolor Exhibition, Budapest.

2016/08 Lentement Hong Kong Exhibition in Le Grizzli Vert, France.

2016/07 SKETCH Hong Kong Yearly Exhibition, Pacific Place, Hong Kong.

2016/07 “Water and Spirit” IWS Bulgaria International Watercolor Triennial, Varna 2016, Bulgaria.

2016/05 Precious.HK.Colors Exhibition, Fringe Club.

2016/05 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

2016/04 Fabriano in Acquarello International Watercolor Festival in Italy, Fabriano, Italy.

2016/03 Asia Contemporary Art Show 2016 Spring Edition, Conrad HK, Hong Kong.

2016/03 Sai Kung Art and About Art Gallery Walk, Sai Kung Promenade Park, Hong Kong.

2016/03 Art On The Line Exhibition, The Space, Central, Hong Kong.

2015/12 Blink Gallery Annual Exhibition, Blink Gallery, Hong Kong.

2015/11 In Search For A More United And Peaceful World Exhibition, Blink Gallery, Hong Kong.

2015/10 Asia Contemporary Art Show 2015 Fall Edition, Conrad HK, Hong Kong.

2015/10 International Children’s Painting Competition Winning Artworks Exhibition, Youth Square, Hong Kong.

Client and Project 聯乘合作

 

2019/09 Wanchai Scout Centennial Building Mural Painting 

2019/08 Hong Kong Geo Park X Unesco, Kat O Story House mural painting

2019/07 Think of a Style X Hoegaarden 賞想文創節

2019/03 VDL X Pantone 2019 Launch Mural

2018/12 Monaco Film Festival

2018/12 Lane Crawford Mural Painting

2018/12 Nike Corporate SKetching Class

2018/11 K11 Art Keen Workshop

2018/10 Pok Oi Hospital, Lingnan University: Embrace Life Project

2018/07 Victoria's Secret Angel Wings Mural Painting

2018/06 Vivid Sydney 2018: Life in 2050 Painting Demonstration

2017/11 G.O.D, Bespoke7, Urban Sketchers Hong Kong Product Crossover

2017/09 Stay-Atlas Accommodations, Genesis Design House Mural Painting

2017/01 Good Goods Social Enterprise Product Crossover

2016 Cafe-Bar Casa 338 Mural Painting

2015 CSSA HKU Graduation Ceremony Souvenir

2015 A. S. Watson's Group, Watsons' 175 Anniversary souvenirs and waterbottle designs of the ASW 175 series

 

Award 獎項

2018 Art and Education Travel Grant/ The Department of Fine Arts, HKU

2018 Best Creative Award/ New World Group Entrepreneur Adventure Programme Hong Kong 2018

2017 Selected Artist/ CONCORSI INTERNAZIONALI DI ACQUERELLO 2017

2017 Champion (Painting Open Category)/ Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival 2017

2017 Certificate of Appreciation/ VIZart Tirana 2017

2017 Certificate of Participation/ Fabriano in Acquarello 2017

2017 Honourable Mention Award/ IWS Budapest 2017

2017 Special Merit & Special Recognition Price/“CityScapes” Art Exhibition (Organized by Light, Time and Space Online Art Gallery) 

2016 Certificate of Appreciation/ City U MBA

2016 Out Reaching Award/HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16

2016 Talent Development Scholarship/HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16

2016 Finalist/ HK Youth Arts Festival 2016

2016 “Reach Up to the Stars” HKU 19th Prize Presentation Ceremony/ The University of Hong Kong

2016 Certificate of Appreciation in art promotion/ Sai Kung District Council

2015 Certificate of Finalist (Open Category)/ International Children's Painting Competition in Hong Kong

2014 Certificate of Finalist/ International Children's Painting Competition in Hong Kong

2014 Certificate of Exhibition/ International Children's Painting Competition in Hong Kong

2013 Certificate of Finalist/ International Children's Painting Competition in Hong Kong

2013 Second Award/ Beijing-Hong Kong Summer Art Camp painting competition (Organized by Fine Arts School Affiliated to China Central Academy of           Fine Arts)

 

Curation 策展

2018/05 In Search of Hong Kong-ness, Spoonnbowl Restaurant, Hong Kong 

 

Association 組織

International Watercolor Society Hong Kong

Urban Sketchers Hong Kong

Lita-Arti 

YADF 藝育菁英

 

Product Consignment 寄賣點

Swindon Bookstore, the University of Hong Kong

Fatcave, Causeway Bay

木·讀 Wooder Space, Kwun Tong

 

 

All Image Copyright @ Elaine Chiu (the artist)|Hong Kong, 2019

Do not use images without permission

elainechiu48@hotmail.com

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