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Elaine Chiu explores architectural forms, memories, and identities of urban environments with paintings, on-location sketching, and community projects. Elaine studied her Bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Hong Kong, where she received the Talent Development Scholarship (2015) and Out Reaching Award (2016) from the Hong Kong SAR Government. Her work communicates the transient and fragile nature of cityscapes and identity displacement under rapid urban redevelopment.

 

Recent solo exhibitions include “Before Memories Expire” and “The Memory Library” at JPS Gallery in Hong Kong (2021); Recent projects include Vivid Sydney Light Festival in Chatswood (2018), Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark project (2020). Recent artist presentations include the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (2021), Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (New York) (2020), The University of Hong Kong (2021), and The Lingnan University (2019). Elaine's artworks are in the permanent collections of The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), HKU; K11 Art Foundation; Para Site Hong Kong.

趙綺婷,於二零一八年獲得香港大學文學院藝術史系(榮譽)學士學位。她以畫作及寫生,探討城貌、環境與城市身分的關係。她的畫作渲染出城市的演變,在市區重建下,不斷重置變換的城貌與城市身分,記載多變、脆弱、轉瞬即逝的城市面貌。

趙綺婷近期個人畫展包括《記憶若有限期》、《回憶圖書館》(JPS畫廊, 2021)。近期藝術項目包括繽紛悉尼燈光音樂節之現場藝術表演及投影《香港二零五零》 (2018) 、聯合國香港地質公園保育項目《慶春約》、《吉澳故事館》 (2020) 。近期藝術家分享項目包括香港畫廊協會《與藝術家對談》(2021)、香港經貿處駐紐約辦事處 (2020)、香港大學 (2021)及嶺南大學 (2018)等。趙綺婷的作品列入香港大學美術博物館(UMAG) 、K11 Art Foundation、Para Site Foundation等的永久收藏。

CV

Education/

2014- 2018  BA (hons), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017 The University of Edinburgh, UK

2016 Pembroke-King's Programme, The University of Cambridge, UK

2013 Summer programme, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China 

Solo Exhibitions/

2021 "Before Memories Expire" and "The Memory Library" JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2019 "Signs and the City" Eslite Bookstore, Hong Kong

"Signs of Our Times" Parklane Hotel, Hong Kong

"Around the Corner" Wooder Space, Hong Kong

2018 "A Self Portrait of Hong Kong"Le Meridien Cyberport and Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong

"Nostalgia: A Portrait of Hong Kong" Lingnan University, Hong Kong

2017"Street and Seek" Hotel Jen HK and Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong

2016 "Heartbeats in Hong Kong" MTR Arttube, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions/

2021 Make-A-Wish charity group show, Belowground, basement, Landmark by JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong

"MUSEUM BELOWGROUND", Belowground, basement, Landmark by JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2020 "Girl Power", Area 36 by JPS Art Gallery, Tokyo

"Here and Now", JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong

"The New Page", JPS Gallery, Artsy

"Silent Art Tokyo",  Area 36 by JPS Art Gallery, Tokyo

"UNWRAPPED", Area 36 by JPS Art Gallery, Tokyo

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

"Fabriano in Acquarello International Watercolor Festival", Fabriano, Italy

2018 "International Watercolor Masters Exhibition, Taiwan

"International Watercolor Masters Exhibition (Hong Kong) )", Art Centre Hong Kong, IWS Hong Kong

2017 "1st International Watercolor Biennial", Kipus-Bolivia, Bolivia

"2nd Tirana International Watercolor Biennale", Albania

"Oxford International Art Fair", Oxford Town Hall, United Kingdom

Permanent Collections/

The University of Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), Hong Kong

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO), Sydney, Australia

K11 Art Foundation

Divide by Zero Collection

Para Site Hong Kong

Auction/

2020 Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) Annual Fundraiser Auction (Dec) on Artsy

Awards and Fundings/

2020 Shortlisted: Japan International Watercolour Institute (JIWI) 

Shortlisted: Royal Institute of Watercolour (RI)

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

Honorable Mention Award: International Watercolour Society (IWS) Budapest 

2016 Appreciation in art promotion: Sai Kung District Council

Out Reaching Award: HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16

Talent Development Scholarship: HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16

The HKU Museum Society Travel Grants for Undergraduate Students in Fine Arts

Commissioned Projects/

2021 Hong Kong International Airport

2020 Hong Kong GeoPark, Unesco

Hong Kong SAR Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department: Seven Villages in Hong Kong illustration, Mural in Kat O Story Room

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York: Hong Kong Meets America 2021 Calendar

The University of Hong Kong: Financial Report and Annual Report Cover

2019 Shake Shack: in-store paintings in New Town Plaza shop

Hong Kong Housing Society: charity class

Hoeegarden: Summerfest poster

2018 Vivid Sydney, Willoughby City Council, HKETO: "Hong Kong 2050" artist performance in Chatswood

Monaco Film Festival: key visual

VDL: mural painting in Tai Hang, Hong Kong

Victoria's Secret: mural painting in Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

LaneCrawford: interior mural art installation, Hong Kong

Nike: a painting class

2016 AW Watsons Group: 100th-anniversary key visuals

Presentations/

2021 The University of Hong Kong CEDARS Non-academic Induction Programme - Inspirational activities: 28 Aug 2021

2021 Hong Kong Art Galleries Association (HKAGA): In Conversation with Artist Elaine Chiu: 18 May 2021 (watch the video)

2021 Before Memories Expire student tour for HKU Architecture Student Society: 15 May 2021

2020 Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Kong: 26 Nov 2020

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York (HKETONY): Cityscape artist presents works in New York: (13 Feb 2020, New York)

2019 Today at Apple, The Big Draw Festival: Art lab Procreate class by Elaine Chiu: 10 Oct 2019

2018 Lingnan University Hong Kong (26 Nov 2018, Hong Kong)

2017 Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong: 17 Nov 2017

Curations/

2019 "City's Secrets", Urban Sketches of Hong Kong Group Exhibition, Hotel Jen with Lita-arti

2018 "In Search of Hong Kong-ness", Hong Kong Watercolour Cityscapes Group Exhibition,  Spoon and Bowl Restaurant with Lita-arti

Interviews/

2021

HKU Development and Alumni Affair Office: Alumni Originals (watch here)

Tatler Taiwan: 香港舊建築街景,藝術家 ELAINE CHIU 以畫筆鑿下時代更迭的回憶 (read here)

Tatler Hong Kong: Artist Elaine Chiu On Her New Solo Exhibition And Preserving Hong Kong's Urban Identity (read here)

HKU 100 (read here)

HK Artion: ELAINE CHIU’S MEMORY ABOUT URBAN SPACE (read here)

MP Weekly 明周文化 (read here)

Ztylez Magazine (read here)

Art and Piece 美紙 (read here)

City Magazine 號外 (read here)

Being Hong Kong Magazine (read here)

Hong Kong Guide: Artist Elaine Chiu’s Solo Exhibition Preserving Hong Kong’s Memories (read here)

2020 

Hong Kong Art Education Journal (read here)

RTHK Radio "New Cultural Movement" 13/11/2020 (listen here)

Tatler Magazine Hong Kong (Issue Oct 2020) (read here)

Hong Kong Lei Japanese Magazine (read here)

TVB Art and Culture Magazine (read here)

2019

Searching C (read here)

Metropop (read here)

Orange News (read here)

2018

Nonagon Style (read here)

Etnet (read here)

SBS Radio (listen here)

The Standard (read here)

HK01 (read here)

HK Government Press (read here)

The Stand News (read here)

2016

Sing Pao (read here)

2015

Apple Daily (read here)

The Hong Kong Economic Journal (read here)

The Stand News (read here)

takungpao (read here)

2014

The Hong Kong Economic Journal (read here)