Photo: Fan Karlong
Elaine Chiu was born in Hong Kong in 1996.
She lives and works in Hong Kong.
Elaine Chiu explores memories and identities of urban environments through paintings, on-location sketching and performances. She is enlisted in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2023. Elaine attained her bachelor's degree in art history and sociology at the University of Hong Kong in 2018, receiving the Talent Development Scholarship (2015) and Out Reaching Award (2016) from the Hong Kong SAR Government Scholarship Fund.
Her recent solo exhibitions include “Before Memories Expire” and “The Memory Library” at JPS Gallery in Hong Kong (2021); Recent artist talks include Phillips Auctions (2023); Asia Society at Art Central (2022), Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (New York) (2020), and The University of Hong Kong (2021). Permanent collections include The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), HKU; K11 Art Foundation and Société Générale Hong Kong. Artist projects include Vivid Sydney (2018), Hong Kong GeoPark (2019), and HKU Heritage Sights and Sites (2022). Her first publication "Before Memories Expire -- Hong Kong Cityscape's Aesthetics and Impression" is published by Chung Hwa Publishing in 2023.
Before Memories Expire & The Memory Library, JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Signs and the City. Eslite Bookstore, Hong Kong
Signs of Our Times, Parklane Hotel, Hong Kong
A Self Portrait of Hong Kong. Le Meridien Cyberport, Hong Kong
Street and Seek, Hotel Jen HK, Hong Kong
Heartbeats in Hong Kong, MTR Arttube, Hong Kong
Phillips Modern and Contemporary Art, Phillips Asia Headquarters, Hong Kong
Art Shenzhen, Lucie Fine Arts, China
Bonjour Pairs, JPS Gallery Paris, France
Art Central, HKCEC, Hong Kong
MUSEUM BELOWGROUND, Landmark, Hong Kong
MAKE A WISH, Landmark, Hong Kong
Here and Now, JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Annual Fundraiser Auction on Artsy, Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA)
SILENT ART TOKYO, JPS Art Gallery, Tokyo
GIRL POWER, JPS Art Gallery, Tokyo
UNWRAPPED, JPS Art Gallery, Tokyo
The New Page, JPS Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Modern Art of Floating World Exhibition, K11, Hong Kong
Oxford International Art Fair, Oxford Town Hall, United Kingdom
Residency and Awards
Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list – Class of 2023
DOOOR Residency, the Shophouse Hong Kong
Société Générale's Call for Artist Programme: Winning Artwork
Out Reaching Award, HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16
Talent Development Scholarship, HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16
K11 Art Foundation