Cheung Shu Sun

1946, Hong Kong

Introduction

Born in Hong Kong in 1946. Cheung began studying Chinese painting with Lui Shou-kwan in 1960, and was one of Lui’s first students. Cheung’s first solo exhibition was sponsored by Chatham Gallery, Hong Kong in 1964. One of his works was selected for the 3rd Hong Kong International Salon of Paintings that same year, and the painting was collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art for the permanent collection.

In 1970, he was invited to exhibit alongside nine Hong Kong young artists, in the exhibition “Hong Kong Young Emerging Artists” organized by Hong Kong Museum of Art. Cheung studied Applied Design Certificate Course at the Extramural Studies Department of Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1967-69. He then started his design career and worked as an Art Director for many top design firms. He established his own design company in 1976, and lectured frequently as part-time and guest lecturer in Hong Kong Polytechnic. Cheung, along with other top local designers, co-founded the Hong Kong Institute of Visual Studies in 1980. He moved to USA in 1986, currently he works and lives in Hong Kong and New York. In the last decade, Cheung has received eight important awards in Hong Kong and overseas. He has been exhibited extensively in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Tokyo, Osaka, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Tehran and Czechoslovakia. The Hong Kong Museum of Art and numerous private collectors have collected his works.

 

BIOGRAPHY

1946        Born in Hong Kong 

1960        Began studying Chinese painting with Lui Shou-kwan, was one of Lui’s earlist students

1967-69  Studied Applied Design Certificate Course, Extra Mural Studies Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1969        Started his design career and worked as an Art Director for many top design firms

1976        Established his own design company 

                Taught night classes at the Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong

1980        Along with other top local designers, co-founded the Hong Kong Chingying Institute of Visual Arts

1982        Joined an exchange programme managed by the Education and Cultural Affairs, United States

1986        Moved to United States

                Present Member of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), New York, United States

                Works and lives in Hong Kong and New York


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 
1985 
  • Shui Mo – The New Spirit of Chinese Tradition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1972-1982 
  • Exhibited in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Tehran, Tokyo, Osaka, Guangzhou, Hong Kong
1972 
  • Biennale of Graphic Art, Brno, Czechoslovakia 
1970 
  • Hong Kong Young Artists Group Exhibition, featuring nine artists, City Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong
1964
  • Solo exhibition, Chatham Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 3rd Hong Kong International Salon of Paintings, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong  


SELECTED AWARDS

1982   International Communication Association Award, United States


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong