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ZE ZE LAI

ABOUT

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BIOGRAPHY

 

Ze Ze Lai was born in Hong Kong. A watercolor artist, she has had extensive experience in the art field and design industry. Throughout her career, she has held the role of a graphic designer, an art illustrator and a publisher. She was also involved in the medical and educational field in the past as a dental professional and an oral health educator.

As a watercolor artist, her expertise is in painting animals, with birds in particular. Through her distinctive manipulation of brushwork and water technique, she creates dream-like and mystical scenes, capable of bringing her viewers on a journey and voyage through their imagination. It is a story. To Ze Ze, birds are such dynamic living creatures, they could be in flocks; have times of solitude; be flying from branch to branch, or sitting still and being observant. In such, she aims to capture the essence and character of each little animal rather than a simple accuracy in anatomy and technical precision. It is through the creation of its atmosphere, the different feelings of happiness; sadness; or spontaneity is brought out and experienced with the viewer.

As an advocate for watercolor and the arts, Ze Ze joined the International Watercolor Society in 2015. Since then, she has put tremendous effort into the organization, a society with over 90 country branches around the world. Currently serving as the Vice President of this society, exhibitions, watercolor events like workshops and seminars are organized, promoting and encouraging art enthusiasts and professional artists alike to take part in the sharing and learning of this art form. In 2016, Ze Ze also started the publishing of the International Watercolor Bilingual Magazine, further expanding and bringing together the watercolor talents of the east and the west.

Her work has been widely exhibited all over the world in Asia, Europe and America and had won numerous awards.

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019 Mar: Acqua di colore, Edsvik Konsthall, Sweden
2019 Mar: Embrace Life -Story of end-of-life patients watercolor exhibition
2019 Feb: A date with flowers watercolor exhibition,Hong Kong.
2019 Jan: Peaceful Golden Heritage 1st Myanmar Watercolor Festival
2018 Dec: 1st Malaysia International Watercolor Biennale
2018 Dec: XII Watercolor International Biennale, Mexico
2018 Dec: The Splendor of Beauty in His Land, Christian Art Exhibition
2018 Dec: International Watercolor Exhibition, Galleria Esde, Spain
2018 Nov: “Sensazioni” 1st International Watercolor Exhibition Italy
2018 Nov: Watercolor International IV in EMS Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
2018 Nov: Taiwan Hong Kong Joint Exhibition 彩韻台港水彩名家展
2018 Nov: “Embrace Life” watercolor exhibition, Pok Oi Hospital
2018 Nov: 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition, Zhuji, China
2018 Nov: International Watercolor Exhibition, Suzhou, China
2018 Oct: Breath of Autumn Watercolor Exhibition, Hong Kong
2018 Oct: Hong Kong Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition
2018 Oct Premio Tláloc’ International exhibition
2018 Sept: Symphony in watercolor, 1st Canada international watercolor exhibition
2018 July: 1st IWS Czech Republic Watercolor Festival
2018 Jun: Mid summer flowers exhibition, Hong Kong
2018 Jun: Beyond the Clouds, Kunming International Art Week
2018 Jun: Hong Kong International Artists Exhibition
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018 May: Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair
2018 May: Fabriano in Watercolor
2018 May: Urbino Watercolor Festival
2018 May: Northwest Watercolor Society Internatioal Juried Exhbitiion
2018 April: Lousiana Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
2018 Mar: Waves of Color, 1st IWS Bangladesh International Watercolor Festival
2018 Feb: Pearl of Peace, 2nd IWS Parkistan International Watercolor Biennale
2018 Jan: 4th Teacher Watercolor Research Society Annual Show, Hong Kong
2017 Dec: 2nd India International Watercolor Biennale
2017 Nov: NWWS North West Watercolor Society Signature Show, Washington
2017 Nov: IWS Bolivia International Watercolor Biennale, Bolivia
2017 Oct: IWS Vietnam Biennale Watercolor and Love, Hanoi Vietnam
2017 Oct: Hong Kong Watercolor Society Annual Member Show, Cultural Centre Hong Kong
2017 Oct: The Capital of Iron of China Contemporary International Watercolor Painting Exhibition
2017 Oct: 2nd Following Master International Exhibition & Drawing Camp of International Watercolor Masters
2017 Oct: Lingang Shanghai International Watercolor Exhibition
2017 Sep: Heritage@rt International Watercolor Exhibition, Indonesia
2017 Sep: 4th Silk Road International Festival, Xian China
2017 Aug: RE-INTERPRETATION 2017 – International Contemporary Watercolor Exhibition, Tian Zi Fang Art Center, Shanghai
2017 Aug: Lushan International Watercolor Festival
2017 Aug: 1st Jordan international watercolor forum 2017
2017 Aug: 上善若水, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Exhibition Hall
2017 July: Chinese Watercolor Master Invitational Exhibition, Zeugma Mozaik Muzesi,Gaziantep Turkey
2017 Jun: Wildlife Artist of the Year 2017, Mall Galleries, London
2017 June: Hong Kong Guilin exchange exhibition “ Colors of early summer”
2017 May: Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2017 May: 1st Portugal international watercolor exhibition
2017 May: Peace & Love : East & West Art Exchange Exhibition, Myanmar
2017 May: Society of Watercolor Artist International Juried Exhibition
2017 May: NWWS 77th Annual International Open Exhibition
2017 May: The 1st Invitational Exhibition of Sino-Foreign Famous Works, Nanning, China
2017 May: 5th Shenzhen City Art Fair
2017 Apr: 1st Quito International Watercolor Exhibition
2017 Apr: Watercolor in Fabriano 2017, Italy
2017 Apr: 5th Shenzhen City Art Fair
2017 Mar: 2nd Tirana International Watercolor Biennale, Albania
2017 Feb: I dreamed a dream watercolor solo exhibition, Hong Kong
2016 The Cider Painters of America 32nd Annual International Exhibit of Miniature Art.
2016 Large size Format Watercolor Exhibition, Mexico 2016
2016 IWS “Pearl of Peace” Through Watercolor Exhibition, Pakistan.
2016 Fabriano in Watercolor 2016 Italy
2016 Louisiana Watercolor Society Juried International Exhibition
2016 Northwest Watercolor Society Juried International Exhibition
2016 Society of Animal Artist International Exhibition, United States
2016 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year,  Mall galleries, London
2016 IWS Bulgaria International Watercolor Triennale
2016 IWS Canada International Watercolor Festival
2016 Watercolour International II Thessaloniki , Greece
2016 Interpretation of Watercolor, Shanghai, China
2016 World Watercolor Arts Biennale Thailand
2016 Taiwan World Watercolor Competition and Exhibition
2016 Love. United. 1st International Watercolor Biennale Hong Kong
2016 Meet in Shanghai IWS China 1st International Watercolor Exhibition
2016 Song of Water, Nanning, China
2016 Mexico Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum Biennale
2016 Sai Kung Art And About Exhibition, Hong Kong
2015 International Watercolor Society of Hong Kong Exhibition 2015
2015 Hong Kong Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
2015 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong
2015 24th International Miniature Art Show, Seaside Art Gallery, Virginia, USA
2015 Society of Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition, TX , USA
2015 The World Watercolor Triennial, Seoul Arts Center, Korea
2015 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall galleries, London
2015 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 36th Annual International Juried Exhibition
2015 Castra International Watercolor Biennial, Slovenia
2015 International Watercolor Society Indonesia Love Earth Watercolor Exhibition
2015 International Watercolor Society Albania International Watercolor Festival
2015 Open Water Canadian Painters in Watercolor Juried Exhibition.
2015 1st International Watercolor Society India Biennale 2015
2014 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall galleries, London
2014 “Closer” A Miniature Contemporary Art Show, Pubart gallery, Hong Kong
2014 81st Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, Washington, USA
2015 40th Annual International Miniature Art Show, MASF, Florida, USA