Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elaine Chiu depicts the urban lives and environments in Hong Kong through watercolour cityscapes. With the fluidic and transparent qualities of the medium, she captures the transience of the light and shadow in Hong Kong's unique street views. To her, painting is not only an exploration in the streets of the city but also a journey of self-searching. Through her art, Elaine hopes to record the street views, communities and cultures of a place she calls home.
Elaine Chiu graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History in 2018. She has been participating in different art projects, such as exhibitions, mural painting, watercolour courses and outdoor sketching workshops.
2019/02 Signs of Our Times at Parklane Hotel, Hong Kong
2018/11 Elaine Chiu: Hong Kong Cityscape at Chez Trente Gallery, Soho Central Hong Kong
2018/07 A Self Portrait of Hong Kong: Elaine's New Perspective at Le Meridien Cyberport, organized by Geneyclee Gallery
2018/04 Nostalgia: A Portrait of Hong Kong at Lingnan University
2017/07 Street and Seek: Elaine's Solo Exhibition at Hotel Jen HK, organized by Geneyclee Gallery
2017/01 Elaine Chiu's mini show, Xiangmihu Golf Club, Shenzhen
2016/11"On My Way", Elaine Chiu's Exhibition, tgt Gallery Hong Kong
2016/10 "Heartbeats in Hong Kong": Elaine Chiu's solo exhibition, MTR Arttube, Hong Kong
2019/04 Exhibition at Fatcave, Causeway Bay
2019/04 East Meets West Urban Sketchers Hong Kong Group Exhibition, H6 Conet Central
2019/01 Heritage Hong Kong Group Exhibition, Shatin Wai Wah Shopping Mall
2018/12 台港水彩名家展 International Watercolor Masters Exhibition (Taiwan), 新竹市文化局美術館展覽室, Taiwan.
2018/12 International Watercolour Society (IWS) Malaysia yearly exhibition, Malaysia.
2018/10 Embrace Life Watercolor Exhibition 擁抱生命水彩作品展, 嶺南大學 Lingnan University, 博愛醫院 Po Oi Hospital.
2018/06 Midsummer Flowers仲夏花語, A Group Exhibition by HK Watercolor Society (香港水彩藝術學會), Sha Tin Town Hall.
2018/04 台港水彩名家展 International Watercolor Masters Exhibition (Hong Kong), Art Centre Hong Kong, IWS Hong Kong.
2018/04 亞洲藝博2018, E-max Hong Kong.
2018/02 Pearls of Peace, Season 2: 2nd International Watercolor Biennale, IWS Pakistan, Pakistan.
2017/11 1st International Watercolor Biennial Kipus-Bolivia, Bolivia.
2017/11 A Year of Moments: Wahayeah Annual Exhibition, Green Wave Art, Hong Kong.
2017/10 Hong Kong Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong.
2017/09 IWS Indonesia Watercolor Exhibition Heritage@art, Yogyakarta.
2017/09 The Journey of Hong Kong: Group Exhibition by Urban Sketchers Hong Kong. Chengdu, China.
2017/07 HK-KOR Artwork Contest Entry Show, JCCAC, Hong Kong.
2017/06 《筆寫卅間》街頭寫生作品展 Exhibition: Sketching the "Thirty Houses", Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
2017/04 思前想後藝術節 Saving the Past for the Future Arts Festival, JCCAC, Hong Kong.
2017/03 2nd Tirana International Watercolor Biennale, Albania.
2017/02 Oxford International Art Fair, Oxford Town Hall, United Kingdom.
2016/12 Sai Kung Art and About Exhibition, Sai Kung Town Hall, Hong Kong.
2016/10 “Love United” 1st International Watercolor Society Exhibition in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong.
2016/09 “Freedom of Self Expression” IWS Hungary 1st International Watercolor Exhibition, Budapest.
2016/08 Lentement Hong Kong Exhibition in Le Grizzli Vert, France.
2016/07 SKETCH Hong Kong Yearly Exhibition, Pacific Place, Hong Kong.
2016/07 “Water and Spirit” IWS Bulgaria International Watercolor Triennial, Varna 2016, Bulgaria.
2016/05 Precious.HK.Colors Exhibition, Fringe Club.
2016/05 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.
2016/04 Fabriano in Acquarello International Watercolor Festival in Italy, Fabriano, Italy.
2016/03 Asia Contemporary Art Show 2016 Spring Edition, Conrad HK, Hong Kong.
2016/03 Sai Kung Art and About Art Gallery Walk, Sai Kung Promenade Park, Hong Kong.
2016/03 Art On The Line Exhibition, The Space, Central, Hong Kong.
2015/12 Blink Gallery Annual Exhibition, Blink Gallery, Hong Kong.
2015/11 In Search For A More United And Peaceful World Exhibition, Blink Gallery, Hong Kong.
2015/10 Asia Contemporary Art Show 2015 Fall Edition, Conrad HK, Hong Kong.
2015/10 International Children’s Painting Competition Winning Artworks Exhibition, Youth Square, Hong Kong.