SHARMAINE KWAN 關舒文

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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'. She is interested in urban environments, the city and its culture, as well as the future. Her work explores and brings to light these aspects in a contemporary and engaging approach through a range of both traditional and digital media where she often combines various elements in her artworks. Her work traverses across different types of media such as neon light, painting, installation art, new media art, NFT, sculpture, video, and interactive art. She also engages in art commissions and collaborations with international brands, organisations and events (YouTube, Victoria Harbour, Henderson Land Development, Cathay Pacific etc.). 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.

關舒文是一位畢業於英國藝術系的香港藝術家。她的作品探索城市不同的面貌並跨越多種傳統和數碼媒介如繪畫、霓虹燈、裝置藝術、新媒體藝術、雕塑、錄像和互動藝術等,探討城市環境、本地文化和未來等議題。她曾獲多個國際比賽的獎項;作品也曾於世界各地展出,包括倫敦、葡萄牙、南韓、雅典、莫斯科等地作展覽。她還與國際品牌、組織和活動(YouTube、維多利亞港、恆基兆業地產、國泰航空等)進行藝術委託和合作。除了藝術創作以外,她也應倫敦的出版社的邀請,成為藝術作家,出版《Traditional Chinese Painting - Masterpieces of Art》和《How to Paint - Made Easy》,藉以推廣藝術文化。

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS

2022 Connect, PASA Festival, Seoul, South Korea

2022 Digital Art Fair Xperience, 59 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong

2022 Awakening Desert - Hong Kong Outstanding Artists Exhibition, Belt & Road National Art & Culture Expo/The 4th Hong Kong International Arts & Collectibles Expo, AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong

2022 #Post RE:SET @New Future, ]On[ Screen Digital </ Video Art International Streaming Festival, Goes:Art Channel TV, Vienna, Austria

2022 Project22 - Sustainability, Art In Space 360, Crescent Boulevard Tower 2, Dubai

2022 Vermillion x Tai Ping Pop up, Prince's Building, Central, Hong Kong

2022 Medicine and Healthcare Through the Lens of Digital Art, HKUMed (The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine), Hong Kong

2022 Continuing the Past and Forging the Future - The Hong Kong Artists Association, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

2022 Women of the World NFT NYC NowHere Gallery x Infinite Objects Exhibition, New York City

2022 Through My Eyes Exhibition, DoinGud Gallery

2022 The METACADE, PONG Group, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

2022 A Woman's World, Bamboo Scenes & OnCyber, Hong Kong

2022 Artistsverse Meta Nostalgia, Tower 535, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

2021 Art Corner, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

2021 WOW Summit (World of Web3), Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

2021 Art Next Expo, Lanson Place, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

2021 Digital Art Fair Asia, 59 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong

2021 Sports in Hong Kong Art, Sun Museum, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

2021 The Sparkle - Not alive yet bright, The Catalyst, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

2021 The ARThletes, West Kowloon Freespace, Hong Kong

2021 Central Black & White, H6 Conet, Central, Hong Kong

2021 Art is @live - 17LIVE, JCCAC L0 Gallery, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong

2021 Project Space Eastern District Exhibition, HKSC, Hong Kong

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 Group Exhibition, 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

2022 Excellence Award, MANA Network 7th 'Think Youth' Shanghai Digital Creation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition - New Media Art Section, Shanghai

2022 Honourable Mention, Artrepreneur Public Artworks Open Call, New York

2017 Winner, Mural Art 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 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 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

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2022 Op-Ed Feature on Harbour Times, 'NFT's in Hong Kong: An Artist's Retrospective', 10th May 2022

2022 TV Interview: TVB Art & Culture Magazine, 27th February 2022

2021 TV Interview: Cable TV Close to Culture, 14 August 2021

2021 Leader of the Week Interview, Harbour Times, 13 August 2021

2021 Harbour Times news article, 9 August 2021

2021 TV Interview: RTHK The Works, 19 May 2021

2021 Sing Pao News, B04, 25 April 2021

2019 Book Publication: 'Traditional Chinese Painting - Masterpieces of Art', Flame Tree Publishing

2019 The Hong Kong Commercial Daily, 4 January 2019, A9

2019 Sina News, 3 January 2019

2018 Ta Kung Pao News, 20 December 2018, A02 & A23

2018 Metropop Magazine, September 2018 Issue, Hong Kong

2017 ArtisTank Catalogue 'I Am Not Famous Because I Am Not Dead', Issue #2, UK

2017 Book Publication: 'How to Paint - Made Easy', Flame Tree Publishing

2017 a-n The Artists Information Company, May 2017 Issue

2017 What's On Summer 2017 Issue, School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent

2016 Hong Kong Coloring Book, Hong Kong Multimedia Design Association

2013 "Strokes" Over the Joy Of Flight, Hong Kong:Our Home (HK Government), August 2013 Issue

2013 ‘Diaro Do Sul’ Newspaper, Portugal, Page 8, 8th October 2013 Issue

2012 Interview on Hong Kong Television Broadcast of TVB’s ‘Culture Engine 4U’

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