about

Michelle Kuen Suet FUNG 馮捲雪

Currently lives and works in Hong Kong and San Francisco

Owing to her multi-faceted background and international outlook, Fung draws inspirations from a wide range of sources and popular sub-cultures, including fairy tales, children’s picture books, the Japanese Otaku, fifteenth-century European etching, as well as traditional Chinese painting. Animals and their relationships with humans, explored from various intellectual and philosophical angles whether emotional, sustenance, or environmental, is a long recurring thread in her works.

       The artist in her San Francisco studio in 2016.

Her works have been exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea and China. Her work “Plastic, plastic, every where!” received the Grotto Award, Hong Kong Baptist University (2015) and Award of Excellence, Fourth Greater China Illustration Awards (2016) and was recently shortlisted in the Hong Kong Young Writer’s Competition (2016-7) hosted by Joint Publishing and Sun Hung Kai Properties. Her most recent work Polluta, Floating Artist Colony in the Sky (2015) was part of juried international programme “City as Metaphors” hosted by Hong Kong Baptist University, Zurich University of the Arts and Hamburg City University. This work will also be shown in a solo exhibition at Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California (2018.) Her exhibition I Don’t Know if You Know How Much I Love You (2012) was the inaugural solo show at Hi Art, a gallery owned by Beijing art tycoon Wu Jing. She has participated in prestigious artist residencies including Banff Centre, Canada, Island Institute, Alaska and Art Omi, NY (recipient of the Cecily Brown Fellowship.) Her works have been featured in the media numerous times such as RTHK, Sing Tao Daily and Hong Kong Economics Times, and are in international private collections and as well as the Canada Council Art Bank.

Having lived in Vancouver for almost two decades, the artist returned to her place of birth Hong Kong to pursue her art career in the summer of 2011.

 

Selected CV (updated March 2017)

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung 馮捲雪

Animals and their relationships with humans are a long recurring thread in her works.

動物和它們跟人類的關係,是馮捲雪長期以來在作品中探討的議題。