Cheuk Ka-wai, Cherie

1989, Hong Kong

Introduction

Cherie Cheuk Ka-wai , born in 1989 in Hong Kong, obtained a BA in Fine Arts with first-class honours at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012. She finished her MA in Fine Arts in CUHK in 2017, specializing in Chinese Gongbi painting. Her compositions are often filled with symbols and memories, as well as subjects inspired by her personal experiences and emotions. Her practice also probes the development of Gongbi after it reached its peak in Northern Song Dynasty, attempting to rejuvenate this traditional Chinese art form in the contemporary world.

Cheuk has participated in different exhibitions and exchange programmes in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Korea, and received several awards, including the Prof. Johnson Chow Su Sing Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Award, Hong Kong Chinese Meticulous Painting Association Creative Award, Madam Jan Yun-bor Memorial Awards for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. Alisan Fine Arts began exhibiting her works in 2015 and has included them in Chinese Surrealism (2021); Uniquely Hong Kong (2020); 1st Taipei Dangdai  Contemporary Art Fair; Women Ink | China Hong Kong (2019); HOPE (2018); Desiring: Post 97 Hong Kong Ink Art; Emerging Ink Artists (2017); Being and Inking: Documenting Contemporary Ink Art, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou (2016) and A Legacy of Ink:Lui Shou-Kwan 40 Years On, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2015). 

Cheuk has had three solo exhibitions since 2015, the most recent one was in Taipei in 2020. She has been also featured in several major group exhibitions in recent years, including Ink Global (2017), New Ink: An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists from the Yiqingzhai Collection at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery (2013), and Ink Asia (2016,17). 
Her works can be found in many important private collections.


BIOGRAPHY

1989    Born in Hong Kong
2008-12    Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2010    Summer Internship Program in the Art Museum of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong  
2011    Summer Training, Beijing Fine Art Academy, Beijing, China
2012    Exchange student, Department of Fine Arts, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Internship Program in Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan   
2014-17    Master of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Participated in Draw Gyeongju 2017, Art Exchange Programme in Gyeongju, Korea, and Hong Kong, organized by Gyeongju City, Gyeongbuk Newspaper, and Row Gallery

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 

  • Land of Solitude: Summer Exhibition, DaGuan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2019 

  • The Flow of Times, DaGuan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2016 

  • As Time Goes By: MFA Graduation Exhibition: Solo Exhibition of Cheuk Ka-wai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2015 

  • Remembering in Vain: MFA Year 1 Exhibition: Solo Exhibition of Cheuk Ka-wai, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

2020 

2019 

  • Together We March Forward: 70th Anniversary of New Asia College, HART Hall at H Queen’s, Hong Kong 

2018

 2017

  • Affordable Art Fair 2017, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

  • Draw Gyeongju 2017, Row Gallery, South Korea 

  • We Search: Art in the Branch, China CITIC Bank, Hong Kong

  • Ink Global, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Ink Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Art Next 2017: Next+, PMQ, Hong Kong
2016
2015
  • Chinese Lines: Art Exhibition of Fine Arts Department Alumni Association, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dokzaal Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Senses: Exhibition of Works by Young Emerging Hong Kong Artists 2015, Hong Kong University Museum Society, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • A Legacy of Ink: Lui Shou-Kwan 40 Years On, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Ink Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

  • Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2014
  • Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong 
2013
  • Embrace Our Culture, Empower Our Future, 50th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
  • New Ink: An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists from the Yiqingzhai Collection, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Chinese Meticulous Painting Association Group Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
2012
  • Beijing-Chongqing, Exhibition about the Training at Beijing Fine Art Academy and the Study Tour in Chongqing, New Asia College Hui Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ink Fantasy Duo Exhibition, New Asia College Library, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2011 
  • Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • New Trend 2011, Artist Commune, Hong Kong
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong Fine Arts Exhibition, Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College; Art Museum of Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2010 
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong Fine Arts Exhibition, Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
  • Etude, Group Exhibition of Year 3 Students of Fine Arts Department, Hui Gallery, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Yu, Hui Gallery, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Not Yet 90s Group Exhibition, Hui Gallery, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2008
  • Break Rules, Group Exhibition of Year 1 Students of Fine Arts Department, Hui Gallery, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 24 Flavors, Group Exhibition of Year 1 Students of Fine Arts Department, Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


SELECTED AWARDS
2010

  • Scholarship of Friends of Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum, Hong Kong
  • Scholarship of Summer Internship, Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum, Hong Kong

2011

  • Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Creative Award, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Chinese Meticulous Painting Association Creative Award, Hong Kong
  • Ding Yangyong Memorial Awards, Hong Kong  
  • Van I-Pong Chinese Art Award, Hong Kong
  • Madam Jan Yun-bor Memorial Awards for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Hong Kong

2012

  • Prof. Johnson Chow Su Sing Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Award, Hong Kong
  • Alfred Su Ho Memorial Prize, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Wu Sai Wing Memorial Scholarship, Hong Kong
  • Qin Jia Yuan Foundation Scholarship, Hong Kong