Man Fung-yi

1968, Hong Kong

Introduction

Born in 1968, Man Fung-Yi is a well-known figure in Hong Kong’s contemporary art scene, specializing in sculpture and ink installation. Her famous “Cheongsam” sculpture series was previously exhibited at Louis Vuitton in Taipei, Hong Kong, and Singapore between 2012 and 2014. Man, a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong established Artists’ House with Mok Yat-san in 1995. In 1999, she obtained her MA in Fine Arts at CUHK and then worked there as a part-time lecturer until 2001. In 2008, she obtained her MA in Taoism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in United States, France, Spain, China and Hong Kong as well as solo exhibitions in Redtory, Guangzhou, 2015; Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2014; and Espace LV Taipei, Taiwan, 2014.


Man Fung-Yi was awarded Hong Kong Women of Excellence in the Six Arts Award, 2013; Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition Award, 2003; Critic Award of “Century • Women Art Exhibition”, Beijing, China, 1998; and Freeman Foundation Fellowship for Asian Artists, United States, 1997. Her works are collected by M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum; Redtory Contemporary Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan; Art Promotion Office, Hong Kong Legislative Council; Hong Kong MTR Corporation; Hong Kong Tamar Park; K11 Art Foundation; Upper House, Hong Kong; Louis Vuitton Malletier, France and L’ Avenue, Shanghai. Alisan Fine Arts has been exhibiting Man’s work since 2007.


BIOGRAPHY
1968
    Born in Hong Kong
1990    BA, Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1995    Established Chic Studio (Artists’ House), Mok & Man Painting & Sculpture Studio with MoK Yat-san
1997 Resident artist, Vermont Studio Centre, USA
1997-99    Graduate assistant, Fine Arts Dept., Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1999    Master of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1999-01    Part-time lecturer, Fine Arts Dept., Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2002-07    Organized various Public Art Projects for primary & secondary schools, Hong Kong
2008    Master of Arts (Daoism), Cultural & Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Received the Outstanding Academic Performance, on Dean List 08
Part-time instructor of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2009    Brass artwork, Tranquility was auctioned at Sotheby’s Asian Contemporary Art Auction, Hong Kong
Steel sculpture, Weaving Intimacy (Body Lines) No. K1 was auctioned at Singapore Larasati’s Hong Kong Art
2021    Works on display at Hong Kong International Airport

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2015           

  • In the Midst of Ethereality and Oblivion: 2 Solo Exhibitions by Man Fung-yi & Mok Yat-san, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China

2014           

  • A Wardrobe of Memoir, Espace Louis Vuitton Taipei, Taiwan 
  • Falling into a Trance: Solo exhibitions by Man Fung-Yi & Mok Yat-san, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2010           

  • Woven Sentiment: Solo Exhibition by Man Fung-Yi, Gallerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong

2009           

  • Weaving Intimacy: Body Lines-Works by Man Fung-Yi, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong

2008           

  • Still Water Runs Deep: Works of Art by Man Fung-Yi Exhibition, Fo Tan’s artist studio, Hong Kong

2005           

  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars: Artworks by Man Fung-Yi, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong

1999           

  • In Between Presence & Absence: Paintings by Man Fung-yi, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1998          

  • Beijing International Art Palace, China

1997           

  • Solo Exhibitions by Man Fung-Yi & MoK Yat-san, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1991          

  • Pasqua Gallery, Hong Kong

1990          

  • 2 Persons Joint Exhibition, Devon Gallery, Hong Kong 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021     

  • NOT A Fashion Store!, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2020     

2019     

2018            

2017     

2016     

  • Guardian Fine Art Asia, China Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Cover Reveals, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, USA
  • BEING AND INKING 2016: Documenting Contemporary Ink Art, Redtory Contemporary Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • Nurturing Creativity, The Rotunda, Hong Kong

2015     

2014      

2013     

2012      

  • Hong Kong and Macao Visual Arts Biennial, World Art Museum; China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
  • Ancient Contemporary, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • L’Asie En Vogue (Vogue in Asia) Exhibition, Pagoda Paris, France
  • Art of Dress Exhibition, Espace LV Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Espace LV Singapore, Singapore

2011     

  • 7th International Art Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
  • Art Asia Miami, USA
  • Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  • The Clean Air Auction, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2010     

  • The Legacy & Creations: Ink Art vs Ink Art exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, China; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • The Forces of Nature Exhibition, The Rotunda, Hong Kong

2009      

  • Yi Pai: Century Mentality Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Art in Use: Sculptural Objects Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Transcendence Exhibition, JIA Boutique Hotel, Hong Kong

2008     

2007     

  • Victoria Prison Art Museum Exhibition, Hong Kong Victoria Prison; Artist Commune, Hong Kong
  • Exhibition in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to China in 2007, Chengdu Art Museum, Chengdu, China
  • Ink Contemporary: INK non INK, Hong Kong Artist Commune, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair, Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2005     

  • Between Public & Private: An Exhibition of Their Artworks as a Family by Man & Mok, AIN Scheme III, Kwai Tsing Theatre & MTR TKL Station, Hong Kong
  • The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art ExhibitionArt Galleries of Buffalo University, USA; China Millennium Monument, China

2000     

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Art 2000, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Winsor & Newton Worldwide Millennium Painting Exhibition, London, UK; Paris, France; New York, USA
  • Contemporary Art Work on Paper by Hong Kong & Korea Artists, K.H. Gallery, Korea
  • Masks in Venice III, the 3rd International Annual Exhibition & Art Internet, Art Addiction Gallery, Venice, Italy

1999      

  • 14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

1998      

  • The Century: Women Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1997      

  • Femina, the International Female Artist’s Exhibition, Art Addiction Gallery, Sweden
  • Visoes E Expressoes: Contemporary Hong Kong Artists Exhibition, Macau

1996      

  • 11th Asian International Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Mianila, Philippines

1994      

  • 20th Century Modern Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition, Taiwan National Museum, Taiwan
  • Voices from the Edge:10 Chinese Women Artists Exhibition, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED AWARDS       
2013    The Hong Kong Women of Excellence in the Six Arts Award, presented by the Hong Kong Federation of Women, Hong Kong
2012    Selected Award in the Open Competition for Public Art Project "Tamar", Hong Kong
2011    Selected Artist for Art In Government Buildings (Tsuen Wan Government Offices), presented by Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau, Hong Kong
2009    The Excellent Artist Grand Award, Starlight Hong Kong: 1st Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Honors Show 09, Hong Kong
2008    Top 30 Finalist in the 2008 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, by the Sovereign Asian Art Foundation
2007    Top 30 Finalist in the 2007 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, by Louis Vuitton and the Sovereign Asian Art Foundation
2005    Selected Award, Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme III, presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept., Hong Kong
2004    Selected Award in the Open Competition for Public Art Project of Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, co-presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept. & Housing Dept., Hong Kong
2003    Award Winner, Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept. & Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
2001    Selected Awards in the invited Competition for Public Art Project of Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, co-presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept. & Housing Dept., Hong Kong
Award of Excellence, Masks in Venice 3, the 3rd International Annual Exhibition & Art Internet, Venice, presented by the Art Addiction Gallery
2000    Award Winner of Hong Kong, Winsor & Newton Worldwide Millennium Painting Competition
1998    Art Critic Award, Century Women Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
1997    The 3rd Prize in the International Female Artist’s Miniature Art Exhibition, Sweden, presented by the Art Addiction Gallery
Freeman Foundation Fellowship for Asian Artists, U. S. A.
1993    Grand Award of the Visual Art Competition (in painting), by H. K. VAS
1992    Silver Award in the International Wash & Ink Painting Competition
1991    The Most Promising Artists Award of the Philippe Charriol Foundation
1990    Merit prize in the Grand Competition of Modern Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy by the Foreign Cultural Exchange Association of China

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 
Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK
Louis Vuitton Malletier, France
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Sentosa Equarius Hotel, Singapore
China International Cultural Association, China
China World Trade Centre, Beijing, China
The Opposite House, Beijing, China
Shanghai International Finance Centre, Shanghai, China
Peninsula Shanghai, Shanghai, China
L’Avenue, Shanghai, China
Sculpture Park of International Financial Centre, Chengdu, China
Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China
Redtory Contemporary Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
M+, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
Philippe Charriol Foundation, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Tamar Park, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong
Legislative Council, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Housing Dept., Hong Kong
Hong Kong Airport Authority, Hong Kong
MTR Corporation, Hong Kong
Ko Shan Theatre New Wing, Hong Kong
Bank of China, Hong Kong
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
Ritz-Calton, Hong Kong
The Upper House, Hong Kong
Crown Macau
International hotels, banks, private corporations, and private collectors

 

PUBLIC ARTWORKSCORPORATE COLLECTIONSCOMMISSIONS
2011-12     “Scent of Spring”, metal sculpture at Tamar, commissioned by LCSD (collaborated with MOK Yat-san)
“Blooms in Double Happiness” and “Traveling Diary of Silken Feet”, metal sculptures commissioned at Lianhu Park, Kunshan. (collaborated with MOK)
2011     “Soundless Silence (1)”, “Soundless Silence (2)” and “Impermanent Permanence (SH)”, metal sculptures commissioned at International Financial Centre, Shanghai
“Revitalizing”, wall-mounted sculptures at Hong Kong Legislative Council Complex, commissioned by the HK Legco (collaborated with MOK)
2010-11     “Weaving for Collective Memory”, hanging sculptures at Yuen Long MTR Station, commissioned by MTR Corporation, HK
Commissioned Artist for “Art In Government Buildings” – “Weaving Intimacy (Total Recall)” (Tsuen Wan Government Offices), presented by Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau
 “In the Mood of Music”, Aria Residential Project, Hong Kong, commissioned by SHK Properties Ltd. (collaborated with MOK)
Valais Residential Project, Hong Kong, commissioned by SHK Properties Ltd. (collaborated with MOK)
“B & N: Oriental Abstractism”, metal sculptures at International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong, commissioned by Ritz- Carlton Hotel
2010     “Infinity”, brass sculptures and “Weaving Joy & Luck”, painting commissioned by the China World Trade Centre, Beijing
“Impermanence Permanence” No.11 & No.14, collected by Johnson Stokes & Master
“Impermanence Permanence (S)”, collected by Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai
“Impermanence Permanence” No.4 & No.8, collected by Clariden Leu
2009     “Weaving Intimacy” in series, paintings commissioned by Crown Macao
 “Weaving Intimacy (Yellow)”, for Hyatt Regency, Hong Kong
“Weaving with Glitter”, wall-mounted sculpture, commissioned by Peninsula Shanghai Waitian Hotel
“Wisdom of Nature”, art sittings at the K11 Shopping Mall, T.S.T., HK, by the New World Properties Ltd.
“Myth of Stars (11 pairs)” & “Weaving Intimacy”, sculptures at The Upper House, HK, commissioned by the Swire Properties Ltd.
2008     “Harbour City Tale”, metal sculptures, commissioned by Harbour City, Hong Kong
“Minute Emotions”, commissioned by the Hong Kong City Art Square (collaborated with MOK)
2007     “Trails by Worms, (Wood)”, commissioned by the MTR Corporation (collaborated with MOK)
“Nature On the Wind”, sculpture project at the sky garden, Grand Promenade, commissioned by Henderson Land Development Co., Ltd. (collaborated with MOK)
2005     “Imagination of the Sky”, commissioned by the Hong Kong Airport Authority (collaborated with MOK)
2004     “The Footsteps of Worms”, bronze sculpture at Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, by the Housing Dept. (collaborated with MOK)
Painting on the United Buddy Bear (permanent display in Hong Kong public space), organized by Buddy Bear Berlin, H.K. Home Affairs Dept.
2001    4 pcs. of public artworks at Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, by the Housing Dept. (collaborated with MOK)