Hong Kong-based artist Elaine Chiu explores architectural forms, memories and identities of urban environments with paintings, on-location sketching, and community projects. Elaine studied her Bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Hong Kong, where she received the Talent Development Scholarship (2015) and Out Reaching Award (2016) from the Hong Kong SAR Government. Her work communicates the transient and fragile nature of cityscapes and identity displacement under rapid urban redevelopment.
Recent solo exhibitions include “Before Memories Expire” and “The Memory Library” at JPS Gallery in Hong Kong (2021); Recent projects include Vivid Sydney Light Festival in Chatswood (2018), Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark project (2020). Permanent collections include The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), HKU; K11 Art Foundation. Recent commissions include the Hong Kong International Airport (2021); artist presentations include the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (2020), the Lingnan University Hong Kong (2018).
2021 "Before Memories Expire" and "The Memory Library" JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2019 "Signs and the City" Eslite Bookstore, Hong Kong
"Signs of Our Times" Parklane Hotel, Hong Kong
"Around the Corner" Wooder Space, Hong Kong
2018 "A Self Portrait of Hong Kong"Le Meridien Cyberport and Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong
"Nostalgia: A Portrait of Hong Kong" Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2017"Street and Seek" Hotel Jen HK and Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong
2016 "Heartbeats in Hong Kong" MTR Arttube, Hong Kong