Chan Shing Kau



Chan Shing Kau, born in Hong Kong in 1952, is from Qiantou, Dongguan, Guagdong. He graduated from the Department of Art at Grantham College of Education in 1975. He also finished a Diploma programme in Chinese Ink Painting from the School of Extramural Studies at Hong Kong Baptist Institute in 1977 and a Diploma programme in Modern Chinese Ink Painting from School of Extramural Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1978.

 

Inheriting Master Liu Kuo-sung’s belief in “free manifestations of abstract imagery”, Chan has been making further explorations on Master Liu’s writing “A Discussion on the Dynamism of White Lines” and techniques such as “water rubbing”, “spray and dye”, “steeped ink”, etc. At the same time, he has also studied Chinese calligraphy, seal carving and paleography under Professor Ma Kwok Kuen, paleographer and Researcher of the Centre for Chinese Archaeology and Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Chan is now a member of the China Artists Association, Hong Kong Artists Association and International Chinese Ink Painting Association. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Modern Ink Painting Society, Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Chan Clan Association of Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings, and Consultant of the Contemporary Innovative Ink Painting Association. Academically speaking, Chan is a Visiting Professor at Zhengzhou Shengda University of Economics, Business and Management, part-time Instructor of Modern Ink Paintings in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and adjudicator of “Ink Global”. He was selected in “the Big Dictionary of the World Excellent Talents”, “The Famous Figures of the Contemporary Art Circles in China” and “the Dictionary of the Achievements of World Chinese Artists”. Chan has held more than 15 solo exhibitions and hundreds of joint exhibitions in Hong Kong, China and overseas. His artworks were collected by museums from the U.S., Japan, Korea, Shenzhen, Taiwan, Nanjing, Hubei, Shandong, etc.

 

 

Collection

Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, the United States

West & East Gallery

Melbourne, Australia

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Arts

Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Daegu Art Museum

Daegu, South Korea

National Museum of History

Taipei, Taiwan

Capital Art Centre

Taichung, Taiwan

Koto Art Gallery

Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Lok Ku Gallery

Casey Building, Hong Kong

One Step Back Studio

Hong Kong

Beijing International Art Exposition

Beijing, China

Shanghai International Culture Association

Shanghai, China

Jiangsu Art Museum

Jiangsu, China

He Xiangning Museum

Shenzhen, China   

Hubei Museum of Art

Wuhan, Hubei, China

Qingdao Art Museum

Qingdao, China

Qingzhou Museum

Qingzhou, China

Shandong Museum

Jinan, China

Zhongyuan Painting and Calligraphy Research Institute

Zhengzhou, China

Zhengzhou Shengda University of Economics, Business and Management

Zhengzhou, China

Yangshao Cultural and Art Development Research Institute

Sanmenxia, China

Weifang Museum

Weifang, China

Private collectors

 

 

Award

2011

Highest Honorable Prize of the Light of Overseas Chinese Art Award in the Invitational Exhibition of artworks by Famous Local and Overseas Artists & Calligraphists

2011

Gold Medal in the "New Yan Huang Cup" - the 1st International Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition

2011

Gold Medal in the 6th Exchange Exhibition of Guilin (China) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) Calligraphy and Paintings

2005

Conferred as the “Chinese Outstanding Artist”

2005

Gold Medal in “Chinese Soul --- Ink Exhibition in Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Victory of the Anti-Japanese War”

2005

Awarded as “Excellent Artist of the People”

2005

“One of the 400 masters in Chinese Landscape Paintings in the New Century” in the 5th Contemporary Chinese Landscape Painting Exhibition

2005

Honorary Gold Medal in Exchange Exhibition of Famous Artists of China & Korea in Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings

2004

Silver Medal in the 7th Beijing International Art Expo 2004

2003

Being selected in the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2003

2002

Honorary Gold Medal in the 4th Cross-straits Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition

2001

Honorary Award in the 4th Contemporary Chinese Landscape Painting Exhibition

1992

Being selected in Innovative and Experimental Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan

 

Solo Exhibition

2019

Miraculous Variation, Beyond Boundaries --- Chan Shing Kau’s Modern Ink, Cheer Bell Gallery, Hong Kong

2019

Trace of Brush --- Modern Ink Painting by Chan Shing Kau, Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University

2013

A Glimpse of Ink --- Modern Ink Painting of Chan Shing Kau, Jockey Club Creative Art Centre, Hong Kong

Memory of Motherland --- Modern Ink Painting by Chan Shing Kau, Zhi Ren Tang Gallery, Dongguan, China

New Ink --- Modern Ink Painting by Chan Shing Kau, Qingzhou Museum, Shandong Province, China

2012

The Celebration of the Year of Dragon --- Modern Chinese Ink Painting by Chan Shing Kau, The Pacifica, Hong Kong

The Way of Shuimo --- Modern Chinese Ink Painting by Chan Shing Kau, Zhengzhou Shengda University of Economics, Business and Management, China

The Way of Shuimo --- Modern Ink Painting of Chan Shing Kau, Qingdao Art Museum, China

2006

Mountain • River • Dream --- Modern Chinese Ink by Chan Shing Kau, Art Gallery, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Mountain • River • Dream --- Modern Chinese Ink by Chan Shing Kau, Exhibition Hall, Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs’s Cemetery, China

2005

The Depth of Ink --- Modern Chinese Ink by Chan Shing Kau, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

The Heart of Ink --- Modern Chinese Ink by Chan Shing Kau, Qingdao Museum, China

2004

The Black & White Series --- Modern Chinese Ink Paintings by Chan Shing Kau, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2003

Flourish --- Modern Chinese Ink Paintings by Chan Shing Kau, Princess Margaret Hospital, Lai King Building, Hong Kong

2000

Roam & Snow --- Modern Chinese Ink Paintings by Chan Shing Kau, Shatin Town Hall, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong

1991

Square World --- Chinese Ink by Chan Shing Kau, Exhibition Hall, Joint Publishing Hong Kong

 

Directory

1999

The Big Dictionary of the World Excellent Talents

1997

The Dictionary of the Achievements of World Chinese Artists

1995

The Famous Figures of the Contemporary Art Circles in China