Wong Hau Kwei

Born in Chongqing in 1946, Wong graduated from China Textile University in Shanghai in 1969. Wong learned painting from Chinese ink art master Huang Zhou during the 1970s and moved to Hong Kong to start his business in the textile industry in 1978. In the 1990s, Wong started to engage in Chinese painting in his spare time. His artworks mainly portray the natural and city landscape of Hong Kong. Without the burden of any traditional art forms and genres, Wong presents his unique painting style from his observations of the beauty of the lands and expresses his sentiments with brushstrokes.

Wong is currently the visiting artist of Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Board member of Chinese Painting Institute, vice president of Chinese Ink Painting Institute Hong Kong and member of China Artists Association. Over the years, Wong has won numerous awards, including three awards during the contemporary art exhibition held by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and three times at National Exhibition of Arts in China Award. Wong’s painting “Moving Clouds and Water in the Three Gorges” was included in the publication of “Chinese Art in the 20th Century — Selected Collection of National Art Museum of China” published by the National Art Museum of China. Wong’s works have also been collected by numerous museums and art institutions, such as National Art Museum of China, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Shenzhen Fine Art Institute.

1946
Born in Chongqing, China

1969
Graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of China Textile University, Shanghai, China

1976
Learned painting from Chinese ink art master Huang Zhou

1992
Co-organized with Hong Kong Magazine “Artist” Ye Qianyu solo exhibition, Hong Kong

1996
The Ink and Water Painting Exhibition of Wong Hau Kwei, Museum of Chinese Historical Relics, Hong Kong
The Ink and Water Painting Exhibition of Wong Hau Kwei, Shenzhen Museum, Shenzhen, China

1997
Ink Art Exhibition of Wong Hau Kwei, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Moving Clouds and Water in the Three Gorges” collected by National Art Museum of China, Beijing China
“View the Skyscrapers at Sunset”, Hong Kong Handover Exhibition, collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1998
“Heaven’s Will”, Hong Kong Art Biennial, collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Contemporary Chinese Landscape Painting and Oil Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
The 1st International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

1999
“Heaven’s Will” awarded in the 9th National Fine Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Moving Clouds and Water in the Three Gorges” included in the publication of “Chinese Art in the 20th Century–Selected Collection of National Art Museum of China”

2000
The 2nd International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Guan Shanyue Art Museum Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

2001
“Skiff”, awarded in Hong Kong Art Biennial, collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2002
“Picture Window”, the 3rd International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
“Autumn Mediation”, collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
“Autumn Mediation” and “Skiff”, Hong Kong Cityscapes: Ink Painting in Transition Exhibition, Hong Kong and London

2003
“18 Sketches of Clear Water Abode 1-6”, Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2004
“Sketch of Clear Water Abode”, awarded Excellent Award in the 10th National Fine Art
Awarded Artwork Exhibition, exhibited at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Top Floor Duplex” and “Afterglow”, the 4th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, collected by Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China

2005
“18 Sketches of Clear Water Abode 7-12”, Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong
Chinese Painting – Art of Hong Kong Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

2006
Chinese Painting – Art of Xinjiang Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
The 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2007
One World: UN Family in Coloured Paintings by Chinese Artists, exhibition tour in Beijing, Geneva, New York etc.
Chinese Paintings – Art of Sichuan Exhibition, Sichuan China

2008
Chinese Painting – Art of Shanxi Exhibition, Beijing, Taiyuan, China
Ink Art in Xinjiang – The Ink and Water Painting Exhibition of Wong Hau Kwei, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
The 6th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

2009
“Rocky Cliff” awarded the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Curated “Ink and Water Party” Exhibition, Hong Kong
The 11th National Fine Art Exhibition, China

2010
Legacy and Creations – Ink Art vs Ink Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Hong Kong International Art Exhibition 2010, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
The 7th Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial, Shenzhen, China

2011
Shui Mo Hong Kong – Exhibition of Hong Kong Ink Paintings, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
China’s Memory – Comprehensive Fine Arts Works Exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, collected by National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2012
“Gathering Clouds” awarded the Achievement Awards in Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012, collected by Hog Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2013
Shui Mo Hong Kong – Exhibition of Hong Kong Ink Paintings, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

2014
Curated Hong Kong Contemporary Ink Art Exhibition, Beijing Fine Art Academy, Beijing , China
The 12th National Fine Art Exhibition, China

2015
Coming Back and Forth – Group Exhibition of Chan Keng Tin and Wong Hau Kwei, Rong Bao Zhai, Hong Kong
“Tai Ning Dragon Pond”, collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2016
The Ink and Water Painting Exhibition of Wong Hau Kwei, Hong Kong
Boundless Water – Ink Paintings by Wong Hau Kwei, Zhou Jin and Chan Keng Tin, Shenzhen
Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China

2017
Judge of Hong Kong” Ink Global 2017″
Picturing Hong Kong – Ink Paintings by Contemporary Hong Kong Artists, Lee Shau Kee Library, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ink Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hong Kong

2018
The Ink and Water Painting Exhibition of Wong Hau Kwei, National Art Museum Of China, Beijing, China
Quartet – Ink Paintings by Chan Keng Tin, Ng Kwun Lun Tony, Wong Hau Kwei and Zhou Jin, Illuminati Fine Art, Hong Kong
Invitational Exhibition of Urban Theme 2018, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
“Red Sail in Hong Kong Harbour”, Hong Kong Tugs at My Heartstrings – Art Exhibition to Mark 40 Years of Reform and Opening up Policy, Hong Kong

2019
Ink Art – Wong Hau Kwei, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China
“Building After Building”, The Opened Window Creates the Beauty – Artworks for Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Founding of The People’s Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of the Founding of Shenzhen, National Art Museum of China Beijing, China
“Red Sail in Hong Kong Harbour”, awarded in the 13th National Exhibition of Fine Arts – Exhibition of Works of Artists from Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese Artists exhibited in National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2021
Wong Hau Kwei Arts, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong
Wong Hau Kwei
Solo Exhibition

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