Eric Lai Wai Lam



Born in 1990, Lai Wai Lam received his B.A. in Fine Arts and M.A. in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 and 2018 respectively. In 2018, he was awarded the Bronze Award – Established Artist Category (Landscape or Figurative) in the annual art competition in Hong Kong – The 2018 UOB Art in Ink Awards. The winning artwork is now donated to United Overseas Bank’s collection.

Lai mainly focuses on ink as a medium of creation and is especially interested in the procedure of delineative painting. At the same time, his shading and smudge technique of superimposed ink layers retains a quiet and persistent temperament like himself. Reorganizing visual details of objects encountered in daily life is always presented in his artworks as he makes use of different technique and perspective to explore possibility of ink art creation ink painting. Lai grew up in the countryside which gives him spiritual freedom and peace. As he starts his career in the city, he begins to feel the pace of the rapid and artificial urban development. As a result, he attempted to express his inner feeling with his paintings depicting the relationship between the city, human and nature such as the contrast between urban bustle and leisure in the natural environment.

 

Solo Exhibition

2018 “Between the Folds” Graduation Exhibition of Master of Fine Arts | Cheng Ming Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2017 “Buliao Niaozhi” Solo Exhibition of Master of Fine Arts | Cheng Ming Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Group Exhibition

2019 “UOB Art in Ink Exhibition” | UOB Art Gallery, Shanghai

2019 “Affordable Art Fair” | Zone A Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2018 “Affordable Art Fair” | Zone A Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2018 “Chūn Huá Qiū Shí” Joint exhibition of Zheng Zhou University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong | Zheng Zhou Art Museum, Zheng Zhou, China

2017 “EMPATHICPARK” Contemporary Art Exhibition | CMC Gallery, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong 2017 “Ink Asia

2017”,The Chinese University of Hong Kong|Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2017 “Fine Art Asia 2017”, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2016 “Ink Asia 2016”, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2016 “Fine Art Asia 2016”, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2015 “After Some Serious Dinner Meetings: Choi Yee Company Group Exhibition” | 100ft.PARK, Kowloon, Hong Kong

2012 “Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing: Culture & Art Fun Feast in Towns and Hakka Villages”, HULU Culture | Tsuen Wan Park

2012 “ZUNG” Graduation Exhibition, The Art of CUHK 2012 | The Art Museum of Chinese University of Hong Kong

2012 The Art of CUHK 2012|Cheng Ming Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2011 “KACHU!” Joint Exhibition by LAI Wai Lam, CHEUNG Tsz Hin, LAU Yin Kan, CHEUNG Man Choi, CHAN Pak Chuen | Hui Gallery, New ​ Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2010 “Between Mountains and Spirits” Joint Exhibition|Hui Gallery, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2010 “On Your Marks” Joint Exhibition of First Year student of Fine Arts | Cheng Ming Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong