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About the Artist 

Sharmaine Kwan is an artist from Hong Kong who received her Fine Art degree in the UK. She is also the author of 'Traditional Chinese Painting - Masterpieces of Art' and 'How to Paint - Made Easy'. Interested in the city and its culture, her work explores and brings to light these aspects in a contemporary and engaging approach. She works in a wide range of both traditional and digital media and combines various elements in her artworks. Her work traverses across different types of media such as painting, neon signs, installation art, new media art, sculpture, video, and interactive art. Her work has been shown worldwide in different locations such as London, Moscow, Portugal, South Korea, Macedonia, Beijing, Poland, and Hong Kong. She has also received awards from international art competitions and has participated in overseas artist programmes and residencies.

 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Installations

2020 - +VE/-VE Art Next, SML Tower, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

2020 - AbSense, Science and Technology Ecological Garden, Shenzhen

2020 - Neon Sign Installation, Artlane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

2019 - Public Neon Sign Installation, Wanchai Promenade, Hong Kong

2019 - Garden of the Artisans Festival, Y Loft, Youth Square, Hong Kong

2019 - City Secrets: Urban Sketches of Hong Kong, Hotel Jen Hong Kong by Shangri-la, Hong Kong Island

2019 - VZOW Hotel Room Art Exhibition, Ovolo Central Hotel, Hong Kong

2019 - Art Next Expo, PMQ, Hong Kong

2019 - Hong Kong Kaleidoscope, Hotel Jen Hong Kong by Shangri-la, Hong Kong Island

2019 - Made in Hong Kong, D2 Place, Hong Kong

2019 - East Meets West, H6 Conet, Central, Hong Kong

2019 - Hong Kong Tugs at my Heartstrings, Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong

2018 - Hong Kong Tugs at my Heartstrings, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2018 - Immersive Innovation Art Exhibition, WeWork Old St.& 3D Moon Gallery, London

2018 - A Travel Log of the Corner Stores in Cheung Sha Wan, TEAHUB, Hong Kong

2018 - AWA Art on the Line, The Annex, Central, Hong Kong

2017 - Dusk Rat Run - Altermodernists, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

2017 - 51zero Festival, Rochester Cathedral & Guildhall Museum, Rochester, UK

2017 - Group Exhibition, Jam Factory, Oxford, UK

2017 - 5W1H, What If...? Gallery, Dartford, UK

2017 - Break Free Project, Hospital Club, London

2017 - Afternoon Tea: Works on Paper, Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, Margate, UK

2017 - Saltaire Arts Trail ArtQuest, Saltaire, UK

2017 - Reverberate, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, UK

2017 - DIY Cultures, Rich Mix, London

2017 - Group Exhibition, The Deep End, Gillingham, UK

2017 - Small Faces, Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton,UK

2017 - Alienation, Cultural Centre of Moschato, Athens

2017 - Alienation, Room 7, Tavros, Athens

2016 - Concept: Winter 2016, CICA Museum, South Korea

2016 - Loading..., Chatham House, Rochester, UK

2016 - Winter Open, Oriel Q - Queens Hall Gallery, Wales

2016 - Vaporwave.exe, A-side B-side Gallery, London

2016 - Alienation, A3 Gallery, Moscow

2016 - Sun and Moon, The Hide, Sheffield, UK

2016 - SKETCH Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Hong Kong

2016 - SKETCH Hong Kong, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong

2016 - Show Don't Tell, Guildhall Museum, Rochester, UK

2016 - Secret Garden of Hong Kong, The Wave, Hong Kong

2015 - ICPC, Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong

2015 - ICPC, Jao Tsung-I Academy, Hong Kong

2015 - ICPC, Youth Square, Hong Kong

2014 - The Great Known And Unknown, Rybnik Cultural Centre, Poland

2014 - ICPC, Sunbeam Theatre, Hong Kong

2013 - 14th Evora International Meeting of Juvenile Art, Royal Palace of Évora, Portugal

2013 - ICPC, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

2013 - Van Gogh Exhibition, Harbour City, Hong Kong

2013 - Small Montmartre of Bitola, St. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia

2013 - Group Exhibition, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

2013 - Fine Arts School Exhibition, The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2013 - ICPC, Youth Square, Hong Kong

2007 - 13th Painting Exhibition by Prima Club, Hong Kong City Hall Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong

2005 - 12th Painting Exhibition by Prima Club, Hong Kong City Hall Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong

2003 - 11th Painting Exhibition by Prima Club, Hong Kong City Hall Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2017 - Winner, Mural Design Competition, Medway Watersports Centre, UK

2016 - Certificate of Merit, Secret Garden Illustration Competition, Hong Kong Multimedia Design Association, Hong Kong

2015 - Winner, SKETCH Hong Kong @Sham Tseng, Hong Kong

2014 - Silver Award, ICPC International Competition, Hong Kong

2014 - Residency and Workshops, Moscow State Watercolour and Fine Arts Academy, Russia

2014 - Bronze Prize, 7th Tehran International Art Competition, Tehran, Iran

2014 - Certificate of Merit, ICPC Competition, Tai O Heritage Hotel & Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited, Hong Kong

2014 - Award, 13th International Art Competition, Rybnik, Poland

2014 - Finalist, Macau World Heritage Drawing Competition, Hong Kong & Macau

2013 - 2nd Prize, Fine Arts Workshop, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2013 - Certificate of Diploma, The 32nd Small Montmartre of Bitola, Macedonia

2013 - 3rd Prize, The 8th International Art Contest ‘Rainbow’, Curtea De Arges, Romania

2013 - Honorable Mention, 14th Evora International Meeting of Juvenile Art, Portugal

2013 - Finalist, ICPC Onsite International Painting Competition, Hong Kong

2013 - Honorable Mention, The International Poster Contest For Youth, United Nations & Wyland Foundation, USA

2012 - 2nd Place, International Poster Contest – Beneath the Sea, Ocean Pals, New York, USA

2012 - Finalist, ICPC Onsite International Painting Competition, Hong Kong

2011 - Certificate of Merit, Bring Art to the Community “The Plein Air Painting Gala”, Hong Kong

2010 - 2nd Place, The 13th Annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards, New York, USA

2010 - The Individual Unique Prize, The World of Art Slovenia at the XV. International Exhibition of Art Works, Celje, Slovenia

 

 


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