Leung Kui-ting

1945, Guangzhou China

Introduction

Born in Guangzhou, China in 1945, Leung Kui-ting moved with his family to Hong Kong in 1948. In 1964 he studied painting under Lui Shou-kwan and design under Wucius Wong at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 1974-1990 Leung worked as a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Swire College of Design. From 1980-1994 he was the Principal and Director of Academic Affairs at the Hong Kong Chingying Institute of Visual Arts. In 1999 with the launch of the Hong Kong Public Art Scheme he was commissioned by the Provisional Regional Council Art Scheme Competition to create an artwork in one of three public venues. Presently, Leung is the Director of the Hong Kong Chingying Institute of Visual Arts, Advisor to the Hong Kong Art Development Council, and Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

The gallery began representing Leung in 1983, holding a solo exhibition for him in 1991, and included his works in two group exhibitions for Lui Shou-kwan and his students in 1995 and 2015. Leung has had over sixty solo and group exhibitions around the world, including in North America, Europe and Asia.

His works have been collected by Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford; Singapore National Gallery; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; Hongkong Land; Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation; Museu Luís de Camões, Macau. Over the years he has won several major awards in Hong Kong, including the Urban Council Fine Art Award in 1976, 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the Year in 1981, Urban Council Sculpture Design Award in 1994, Visual Arts Fellowships of Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1999. He received the Freeman Asia Foundation Award, United States in 1998.


BIOGRAPHY

1945   Born in Guangzhou, China

1948   Moved to Hong Kong

1964   Studied painting under Lui Shou-kwan at Extra Mural Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong

1974-1990   Began teaching as a part-time lecturer at the Swire College in Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

1980-1994   Principal and Director of Academic Affairs of Hong Kong Chingying Institute of Visual Arts

1999   Commissioned artwork, Provisional Regional Council Public Art Scheme Competition, Hong Kong

Present Director of Hong Kong Chingying Institute of Visual Arts

Advisor of the Hong Kong Art Development Council

Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Museum of Art

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

  • Geometry of the Spirit, 50 Years of Leung Kui-ting, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

2005

  • University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2003

  • Artist Commune, Hong Kong

2001

  • Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Canada

1998

  • Vermont Studio Gallery, Vermont, United States

1997

  • Chinese-American Arts Council, New York, United States

1994

  • Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

1993

  • Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1992

  • Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Central Academy of Craft Art and Design, Beijing, China

1991

  • Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

1990

  • Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture, Hong Kong

1988

  • Museum Luis de Camões, Macau

1984

  • The American Library, Hong Kong
  • Hui Arts, Minnesota, United States

1978

  • Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1975

  • Up-Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, United States

1974

  • Gallery 76, Toronto, Canada

1973

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1968

  • American Cultural Center, Hong Kong

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016   

2015     

2012

  • The Origin of Tao: New Dimensions in Chinese Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong 

2009

2008

  • Hong Kong Art: Open Dialogue Exhibition Series II – New Ink Art: Innovation and Beyond, curated by Alice King, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2007

  • Hong Kong Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition – In Celebration of 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to the Motherland, Artist Commune, Hong Kong
  • The New Face of Ink Painting – Modern Ink Painting Group Exhibition, Sino Group, Central Plaza, Olympic City, Hong Kong

2006  

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Ink Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

2004

  • Mapping Asia-18th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

2003

  • Yuan Yang-Exhibition on Coffee & Tea, Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

2002

  • Hong Kong Cityscapes-Ink Painting in Transition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Modern Chinese Art from Khoan and Michael Sullivan, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • In and Out of the Hong Kong Art Biennale, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

2000

  • Ink Deconstruction, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

1999

  • 14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Interaction of Ink Painting and Installation, Artist Commune, Hong Kong

1998 

  • Four Sides Art Exchange Exhibition, Gallery of Hong Kong University of Science Technology, Hong Kong

1997

  • Hong Kong Art 1997 – Collections of Hong Kong Museum of Art, Beijing, Guangzhou, China

1995

1994

  • Urban Council Sculpture Design Competition – Selected Works Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1992

  • Contemporary Works from Hong Kong Museum of Art, Vancouver Museum of Art, Vancouver, Canada

1990

  • Metamorphosis – Contemporary Chinese Paintings, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 

1989

  • 4th Asian International Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

1988

  • 3rd Asian International Art, Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan
  • Hong Kong Modern Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1985

  • Shui Mo – The New Spirit of Chinese Tradition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1983

  • Contemporary Visions of Three Hong Kong Artists, Credit Commercial de France, Hong Kong

1982

  • Hong Kong Art Now, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines

1979

  • International Triennial Exhibition of Woodcut, Fribourg Museum of Art and History, Switzerland

1977

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Inaugural Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1975 Contemporary Hong Kong Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (also in 2000,2002)

1974

  • 2nd Ashiyagawa International Biennale Exhibition, Ashiyagawa, Japan

1973

  • Contemporary Prints by Chinese Artists, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1972

  • Contemporary Chinese Artists, Evansville Museum, Indiana, United States

1971

  • Art Now Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester, United Kingdom

1970

  • Young Artists of Hong Kong, City Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Expo ’70, Hong Kong Pavilion, Osaka, Japan

1969

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Art, City Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1967

  • Music & Fine Art Festival, City Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1966

  • Chinese Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, United States
  • Contemporary Hong Kong Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (also 1975,1977,1981,1992,2000)

 

Selected Awards

1976   Urban Council Fine Art Award, Hong Kong

1981   10 Outstanding Young Persons of the Year Award, Hong Kong

1994   Award of Urban Council Sculpture Design Competition – Category 1 & 2, Kowloon Park and Salisbury Garden, Hong Kong

1998   Freeman Asia Foundation Award, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, United States

1999   Visual Arts Fellowships, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong

2002   Public Art Scheme, Leisure & Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong

 

Selected Collections

Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Singapore National Gallery, Singapore

Citibank, Singapore 

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong

Hongkong Land, Hong Kong

LGT Bank, Hong Kong

The Bankers Club, Hong Kong

Museum Luis de Camões, Macau