Elaine Chiu 趙綺婷
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elaine Chiu(b.1996) depicts the urban lives and environments through watercolour cityscapes. With the fluidic and transparent qualities of the medium, she captures the transience of the light and shadow of a city’s unique street view. 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 places she calls home.
Elaine Chiu graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History in 2018.
Elaine is represented by JPS Gallery.
2020 Artist Talk, New York/ Hong Kong Meets America x HKETO New York
2018 Artist Educational Programme & Talk, Hong Kong/ Lingnan University Hong Kong
2018 Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens , Greece
2018 Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Sydney, Australia
Grant & Funding
2018 Art and Education Travel Grant/ The Department of Fine Arts, HKU
2016 Out Reaching Award/HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16
2016 Talent Development Scholarship/HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16
2014-2018 Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art History, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
2016-2017 Semester Exchange, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
2016 Summer Exchange, The University of Cambridge, UK.
2012 Summer Exchange, Beijing Central Academy of Arts (CAFA)
2020 Preselected: Royal Institute of Watercolour (RI) annual exhibition and competition
2018 Best Creative Award/ New World Group Entrepreneur Adventure Programme Hong Kong 2018
2017 Champion (Painting Open Category)/ Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival 2017
2017 Honourable Mention Award/ IWS Budapest 2017
2016 Certificate of Appreciation/ City U MBA
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
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)
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
2018/07 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
2020/09 "Here and Now", JPS Gallery, Landmark Hong Kong.
2020/05 "The New Page", an online art show by JPS Gallery on Artsy.
2020/03 Silent Art Tokyo by JPS Gallery, Area 36, Tokyo.
2020/01 UNWRAPPED: Group Exhibition by JPS Gallery, Area 36, Tokyo.
2019/11 Art Next Expo 2019, PMQ, Central, Hong Kong.
2019/09 303 Castle Peak Road: Sketch and Photography Exhibition, Hong Kong.
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.
2018/12 International Watercolor Masters Exhibition, Taiwan. (台港水彩名家展, 新竹市文化局美術館展覽室)
2018/12 International Watercolour Society (IWS) Malaysia yearly exhibition, Malaysia.
2018/10 Embrace Life Watercolor Exhibition, Lingnan University and Po Oi Hospital.
2018/04 International Watercolor Masters Exhibition (Hong Kong), Art Centre Hong Kong, IWS Hong Kong. (台港水彩名家展)
2018/02 Pearls of Peace, Season 2: 2nd International Watercolor Biennale, IWS Pakistan, Pakistan.
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.
2017/06 Exhibition: Sketching the "Thirty Houses", Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. (《筆寫卅間》街頭寫生作品展)
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.
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.
JPS Art Gallery: represented artist
National Watercolour Society (NWS) /Associate Member
International Watercolor Society Hong Kong /Member
Urban Sketchers Hong Kong /Member
Young Artist Development Foundation (YADF) /Associate