Photo by Fan Karlong, at Elaine's Studio, 2020.

Elaine Chiu 趙綺婷

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elaine Chiu received her Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Hong Kong in 2018. Her work depicts the urban environments and community identities in Hong Kong and beyond, through painting and on-site sketching. Her work explores the transient and fragile nature of cityscape and the identity displacement under rapid urban redevelopment.​


Elaine is the invited artist of Vivid Sydney in Sydney, 2018 and Unesco's GeoPark project in Hong Kong, 2020. Her work has been selected to Royal Institute of Watercolour (RI), International Watercolour Society (IWS) and Japan International Watercolour Institute (JIWI). Since 2016, Elaine’s works have been widely exhibited and awarded in multiple local and international exhibitions, among them include “Fabriano in Acquarello International Watercolor Festival” (Italy, 2019) and “International Watercolor 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。趙綺婷的作品入選皇家水彩學會(RI) 以及日本國際水彩學會(JIWI)。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。



Selected: Japan International Watercolour Institute (JIWI) associate member competition

Preselected: Royal Institute of Watercolour (RI) annual exhibition and competition


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

Honourable Mention Award: International Watercolour Society Budapest 


Appreciation in art promotion: Sai Kung District Council


Finalist (Open Category): International Children's Painting Competition in Hong Kong


Finalist: International Children's Painting Competition in Hong Kong


Finalist: International Children's Painting Competition in Hong Kong

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




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



 Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York (13 Feb 2020, New York)


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

Permanent Collections


Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens , Greece

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Sydney, Australia


2014- 2018

BA (hons) in Art History and Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Semester exchange, The University of Edinburgh, UK


Summer visiting student,The University of Cambridge, UK


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

Grants & Funding


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


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

Solo Exhibitions


"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 and Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong

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


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


"On My Waytgt Gallery Hong Kong

"Heartbeats in Hong Kong" MTR Arttube, Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions


"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


"Art Next Expo 2019 ", PMQ, Hong Kong

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

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


"International Watercolor Masters Exhibition 台港水彩名家展", 新竹市文化局美術館展覽室, Taiwan

"International Watercolor Masters Exhibition (Hong Kong) 台港水彩名家展(香港)", Art Centre Hong Kong, IWS Hong Kong

"Pearls of Peace, Season 2: 2nd International Watercolor Biennale", IWS Pakistan, Pakistan


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

"2nd Tirana International Watercolor Biennale", Albania

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


"Freedom of Self Expression", IWS Hungary 1st International Watercolor Exhibition, Budapest

"Water and Spirit", IWS Bulgaria International Watercolor Triennial, Varna 2016, Bulgaria

"Affordable Art Fair", Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

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

"Asia Contemporary Art Show 2016 Spring Edition", Conrad HK, Hong Kong


"In Search For A More United And Peaceful World Exhibition", Blink Gallery, Hong Kong

"International Children’s Painting Competition Winning Artworks Exhibition", Youth Square, Hong Kong


Vivid Sydney / Hong Kong GeoPark, Unesco / LaneCrawford / Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office / Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department / Nike / Watsons / Hong Kong Housing Society / Apple / Shake Shack / VDL / Hoeegarden / Monaco Film Festival / Victoria's Secret/ The University of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, 2020

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