ARTIST PROFILE

NAME (ENG) Violet Shum
NAME (CHI) 岑嘉慧
SEX F
WORK & STAY Hong Kong SAR
ARTWORK WEBSITE http://www.violetshum.com
CREATIVE NATURE Sculpture
Painting
Installation
Mixed Media
Design
Handicraft
Illustration
BIOGRAPHY (ENG)
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Violet Shum is a Hong Kong-based visual artist. She spent her early years to study painting from a portrait artist, Wong Kum. In 2003, she earned her Bachelor Degree of Arts in Fine Art from the RMIT University, in 2016 earned her Degree of Master of Arts in Philosophy from Hong Kong Chinese University and in 2017, she attended an Art Specialist Course of Sculpture at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre and gained a Creative Award. Violet was also awarded the VSC Freeman Foundation Asian Artists' Fellowship 2010-11, and in 2012, was the finalists and the People's Choice Award of Cliftons Art Prize. In 2019, she gets the sponsorship from Professor Mayching Kao Arts Development Fund to Florence to attend a painting and sculpture workshop. Some of her works were collected by private collectors, and also is one of the private collection of Shangxin Zhai Collection.

Shum has taken active roles in graphic and arts as well as arts education programs. While she is interested in transforming industrial materials, such as stainless steel mesh and wire, natural elements also plays an intricate part in her works, which give her a multi-faceted platform to show the viewers an intertwined world of digital tech and natural beauty.
BIOGRAPHY (CHI)
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岑嘉慧,視覺藝術工作者;早年跟隨香港肖像畫家黃金老師習畫,她於2003年獲澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學純藝術文學學士學位,並於2016年獲香港中文大學哲學文學碩士學位,2017年修畢香港視覺藝術中心雕塑藝術專修課程並獲得創作獎;她曾獲得美國佛蒙特藝術中心2010-11年度弗里曼基金會亞洲藝術家獎學金於當地駐留,隨後於2012年入圍Cliftons藝術獎並獲人民票選大獎。她於2019獲高美慶教授藝術發展基金遠赴意大利佛羅倫斯參加了為其五星期的繪畫及雕塑工作坊。其作品曾被私人收藏,為"賞心齋藏品"藝術收藏的一部分。

岑氏一直積極參與藝術創作及藝術有關的教育工作,作品常以當下工業物料為媒介,但又不離大自然的元素,因此作品剛柔並重,將觀眾由科技支配的年代返回人性化的生活中。 
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BACKGROUND
SELECTED EXHIBITION(S) http://www.violetshum.com/Pages/Exhibition.html
AWARD(S) VSC Freeman Foundation Asian Artists' Fellowship 2010-11
The finalists and the People's Choice Award of Cliftons Art Prize 2012
OTHER INFORMATION http://www.violetshum.com/Pages/Press.html
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