Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elaine Chiu received her Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Hong Kong in 2018. Elaine explores space, memory and community identity of urban environments, through urban sketching, community projects and paintings. Her work communicates the transient and fragile nature of cityscapes and the identity displacement under rapid urban redevelopment.​

Elaine is the invited artist of Vivid Sydney in Sydney, 2018 and Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, 2020. Since 2015, Elaine’s works have been widely exhibited and awarded in multiple local and international exhibitions, including Fabriano in Acquarello International Watercolour Festival (Italy, 2019) and International Watercolour Masters Exhibition (Taiwan, 2018). Elaine has received commission from the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, and various internationally recognised brands.

趙綺婷,於香港土生土長,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,在市區急劇重建下,不斷重置變換的城貌與城市身分,記載香港多變、脆弱、轉瞬即逝的城市面貌。

趙綺婷為悉尼光影節 (2018) 、聯合國地質公園保育項目 (2020) 的受邀藝術家。自2015年起,趙綺婷的作品多次在世界各地展出及獲獎,當中包括義大利法布亞諾水彩節2019、台灣國際水彩大師展2018等等。趙綺婷曾為香港政府、香港經濟貿易辦事處及多個世界知名的品牌作委約創作。

CV

Education

2014- 2018

BA (hons), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017

Exchange student, The University of Edinburgh, UK

2016

Summer visiting student,The University of Cambridge, UK

2013

Exchange student, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China 

Solo Exhibitions

2021

"Before Memories Expire" JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong (upcoming)

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

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

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

Honourable 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

Permanent Collections

The University of Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens , Greece

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

Auction 

2020

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

Teaching and Artist Presentations 

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

Commissioned Projects

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

Apple: Today at Apple class

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: painting class

2016

AW Watsons Group: 100 anniversary key visuals

Press

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)

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