ARTIST PROFILE

NAME (ENG) KA WAI KUNG
NAME (CHI) 龔嘉慧
SEX F
WORK & STAY Hong Kong SAR
ARTWORK WEBSITE
CREATIVE NATURE Seal Engraving & Chinese Calligraphy
BIOGRAPHY (ENG)
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Born in Hong Kong, Kung Kawai had studied in England and gained a Master Degree in Translation at The Hong Kong Chinese University. She started learning calligraphy at very young age, influenced by her father. Later she studied Calligraphy under Mr Qian Kaiwen and Mr Wang Jian. She graduated with her Chinese calligraphy diploma in 2003.

Serenity, grace and harmony between the black and white are the main features that vividly expressed through her dedicated art pieces in regular script. Her works in ancient cursive script is one of her major creations, which was acquired for Si Ma Qian Shiji Beilin Museum. Some of her art pieces were enquired and acquired for private collection.

She exhibited with Hong Kong Study Association of Calligraphic Art, Chinese Artists Association, International Lanting Bihui Calligraphy Exhibition, Tokyo. She also won the second runner up in China Calligraphy and Seal craving competition and her works were selected entries of Hong Kong contemporary biennial exhibition in 1996 and 1998 respectively.

Currently, she is striving for more practical and creative experience with her works, achieving the balance between modern and tradition by exhibiting the unique significance of Hanzi (Chinese characters).
BIOGRAPHY (CHI)
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龔嘉慧,生於香港,曾英國留學,獲中文大學翻譯碩士學位。自幼受父親的影響,喜愛習書。先後隨錢開文先生、黃簡老師學習書法,2003年取得書法教育文憑。

作品主要展現書法傳統的氣韻,兼擅真書、章草創作,也涉獵篆、隸、行、草等書體。近年的創作亦為司馬遷史記碑林博物館收藏及私人收藏,也從事私人委約創作。

先後參與多個本地及海外展覽,包括:香港書法藝術研究會、中華藝術家協會、東京國際蘭亭筆會等等,作品深受好評,曾獲北京舉辦的中國書法篆刻電視大賽的三等獎;於1996及1998年兩度入選香港當代藝術雙年展。

目前正積極嘗試不同的書法創作,表達傳統書法的美,同時展現漢字的獨特意義。 
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BACKGROUND
Biography
1991-1999 Calligraphy student of Mr Qian Kai Wen
1998 BA(Hons) in English for International Business, University of Central Lancashire, UK
2001 MA in Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2003 Professional Diploma in Calligraphy, City University of Hong Kong
2001-2008 Calligraphy student of Mr Wong Kan
SELECTED EXHIBITION(S) Exhibitions
1993-1999 Annual Exhibition of Hong Kong Study Association of Calligraphic Art
1994 International Calligraphic Exchange Exhibition, Singapore
1995 International Lanting Bihui Calligraphy Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Hong Kong Contemporary Biennial Exhibition
1998 Hong Kong Contemporary Biennial Exhibition
2004 Graduation Exhibition, Professional Diploma in Calligraphy, City University of Hong Kong
2005 Arts Exhibition:香港藝術界慶祝香港回歸八週年大匯展
2008 Cursive Script Exhibition, Hong Kong
AWARD(S) 1995 Second runner up in National China Calligraphy and Seal Craving Competition, PRC
1996 Hong Kong Contemporary Biennial Exhibition, Selected Entry
1998 Hong Kong Contemporary Biennial Exhibition, Selected Entry
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