Poon Chun Wah

1936, Guangzhou China

Introduction

Poon Chun-wah was born in Guangzhou, China in 1936. He received his professional degree in architecture at the Guangdong University of Technology, and then settled in Hong Kong in 1959. He learned photography, print-making and oil painting from 1961 to 1971. By good fortune, Mr. Poon studied Chinese ink painting under Lui Shou-Kwan at the Extra Mural department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has actively participated in different art exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas. He has consistently been featured in the Hong Kong Biennial Art Exhibitions, to date ten times, and was awarded the Urban Council Fine Arts Award of Hong Kong.

Presently, Mr. Poon is executive member of the Hong Kong Artist Association, and has had works collected by many organizations, such as Hong Kong Museum of Art, and Art Museum of Hong Kong University, to name a few.

 

BIOGRAPHY
1936   Born in Guangzhou, China
1955   Graduated from the Guangzhou University of Technology, China, with a degree in architecture
1959   Settled in Hong Kong
1961   Began to study oil painting and photography
1966   Associate member of Royal Photographic Society
1970   Studied ink painting under Lui Shou-kwan at Extra Mural Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1971   Studied lithography and etching
Present   Lives in Hong Kong

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1996

  • Hong Kong Artists Series – Poon Chun-wah, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Hong Kong

1992

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

1990

  • Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

1982

  • The American Library, Hong Kong 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • Oriental Charm: Ink Art in Shanghai and Hong Kong 2016, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai; Central Library, Hong Kong 

2015

2007

  • The New Face of Ink Paintings – Modern Ink Painting Group Exhibition and Symposium, Sino Group, Central Plaza, Olympian City, Hong Kong

2006

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

1997

  • Exhibition of the Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art, Beijing, Guangzhou, China

1996

  • World Peace Art Exhibition – Japan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Ink Momentum, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

1995

1994

  • City Colours, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 8th National Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 
  • Arts Exchange and Invitation Exhibition – China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

1992

  • International Exchange Exhibition, Seoul, Korea 

1991

  • New Style of Hong Kong Ink Art, Galeria Do Leal Senado, Macau
  • Ink Painting by Four Artists, Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture, Hong Kong

1990

  • 5th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Visual Arts Gallery, Malaysia
  • Metamorphosis – Contemporary Chinese Paintings, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1989

  • Art Convergence Show, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
  • 4th International Art Show, Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea 
  • 7th National Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 

1988

  • Hong Kong Show ’88, Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture, Hong Kong
  • 3rd Asian International Art Show, Fukuoka Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Hong Kong Modern Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1987

  • Ink Paintings by Four Artists, Germany 
  • Ten Years of Hong Kong Painting, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Contemporary Chinese Painting, Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong

1986

  • Chinese Painting and Calligraphy by Famous Contemporary Artists, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Painting 1986, Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Art of East and West, The American Library, Hong Kong 
  • Exhibition of Urban Council Fine Arts Award Winners, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1985

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

1984

  • Contemporary Chinese Painting by Hong Kong Artists, New Aspect Promotion Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan

1983

  • One Art Group Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1982

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Artists Invitational Exhibition, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Contemporary Vision of Landscape, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1981

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Artists Joint Exhibition, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • Unpainting Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1980

  • One Art Group Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan 
  • Recollection and Visions of Contemporary Chinese Artists, Yolanda Gallery, Chicago, United States
  • Art Toronto ’80, Hilton Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

1979

  • One Art Group Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1978

  • First Choice, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 

1977

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Inaugural Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 
  • One Art Group Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
  • Contemporary Chinese Artists from Hong Kong, Rockford College, Illinois, United States 

1976

  • One Art Group Exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong; Magic Touch Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Hong Kong Art Now, Quorum Galleries, Hong Kong

1972

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennale Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (also in 1975, 1977, 1979, 981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1992 and 1994)

 

Selected Award
1985
   Urban Council Fine Arts Award (Chinese Painting), Hong Kong

Selected Public Collections
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Government C.S. Department
The Hong Kong Club, Hong Kong
Chase Manhattan Bank, Hong Kong 
Citibank, Hong Kong 
First National Bank, Hong Kong
International Bank of Asia, Hong Kong
Jockey Club, Hong Kong
Hongkong Land, Hong Kong
Wing On Group, Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Airlines, Hong Kong