Wai Wai

Wai Wai, born in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong in 2012 with a film major. As a story lover, she loves visiting small shops in different industries in Hong Kong to get inspiration. In addition to documenting their daily activities with watercolour paintings, Wai Wai also likes to incorporate their individual stories into her works.

In recent years, she has devoted herself to illustration, iron-gate painting, mural painting, teaching and silhouette work. She said, “Drawing is a bridge that helps us see beyond ourselves and to get to know others and the community we live in. It is amazing to see that small shop owners appreciate their shops from another perspective through my works.”

Graduated from Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
“Interactive exhibition: Life in the poorest place in Hong Kong – Shamshuipo”, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
“Artistic Dialogue Between Nicolas Vial and Young Hong Kong Artists@Le French May”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Studied Mokuhanga painting (water-based woodblock printmaking) and Etegami (Japanese folk art painting) techniques in Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, Japan
“Vintage Shops with Love”, Silver Stationary Shop, Hong Kong
“Garden of the Artisans”, Y Loft, Hong Kong
“Precious HK Colours Exhibition”, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
Published first Solo Album “A Love Letter to Yau Ma Tei”
“A Love Letter to Yau Ma Tei”, Kubrick , Hong Kong
Joint Exhibition at the booth of Po Leung Kuk, Fine Art Asia 2017, Hong Kong
Studied folk art “fish skin painting” in Heilongjiang, China, featured by RTHK TV programme “Wind Takers”
Republished first Solo Album “A Love Letter to Yau Ma Tei”
“Ten Thousand Miles Ahead”, The MUSE, Hotel Stage, Hong Kong
“Vintage Shops with Love”, Eslite Spectrum, Hong Kong
Joint Exhibition at the booth of Po Leung Kuk, Fine Art Asia 2018, Hong Kong
“#mappinghk”, Preset Event Space, Hong Kong
“Valley”, V54, Hong Kong
“City Secrets: Urban Sketches of Hong Kong”, Hotel Jen, Hong Kong
“Searching for the Spirit of Yau Ma Tei and North Point”, PMQ, Hong Kong
“A Love Letter to Yau Ma Tei”, Zaap6 Zok3, D2 Place, Hong Kong
“Dreams Coming True”, Silver Café, 618 Shanghai Street, Hong Kong
“Dreams Coming True”, Loupe, PMQ, Hong Kong
“Hong Kong・Home Kong”, Galerie Koo, Hong Kong
“Our Models”, Foo Tak Building, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The mural painting at 618 Shanghai Street, Hong Kong, was shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards 2020

REMEMBER THEM? Old Businesses in Hong Kong through Eyes of Artists

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11 March – 27 June 2021

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