ARTIST PROFILE

NAME (ENG) LIE Fhung
NAME (CHI)
SEX F
WORK & STAY Hong Kong SAR
ARTWORK WEBSITE http://artist.liefhung.com
http://ztampf.com
https://www.facebook.com/liefhung.art
CREATIVE NATURE Ceramics
Digital Art
Installation
Mixed Media
BIOGRAPHY (ENG)
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The act of creating is a matter of existence and survival. I create therefore I am.

Lie Fhung (b. 1969 in Jakarta, Indonesia) studied fine arts at the Bandung Institute of Technology in West Java, majoring in Ceramics. After graduating, Fhung found herself grappling with questions of artistic and cultural identity, which stymied her creative work. She left Indonesia to work as a toy designer in Shanghai and eventually settled in Hong Kong, where she began to work independently in digital media design. Fhung’s engagement in activities beyond the pure scope of art helped her to forge networks that have come to inspire her art-making processes. For example, through her digital scrapbooking business, she was privileged to gain insight into the small visual histories that women, especially mothers, created for themselves and their families. In her role as artist she explored with them the question of what is hidden from these histories, an exploration that influenced her on-going multi-media project To Breed or Not to Breed (2005 -).

Flight (2005), a major installation of this period (featured in the book Contemporary Ceramics, Emmanuel Cooper, Thames & Hudson, 2009), embodies the delicate tactile sensibility that infuses much of her work. In 2007, her work was added to the Permanent Collection of the World Ceramic Foundation, Icheon, South Korea. In 2008, she received a Freeman Fellowship Award for an 8-week artist residency at Vermont Studio Center. Her resulting work was exhibited at the Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont. More recent works include on-going mixed-media installations utilising a range of materials including archival boxes, porcelain, wire, and digital prints. These works explore themes of: dreams (Dream Archives, 2009-); the female body (Hidden Growth, 2009-); freedom (Freedom is a Collaborative Effort, 2011); and memory (Moments Arrested, 2012-13). ---by Valerie C. Doran
BIOGRAPHY (CHI)
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TRAINING
BACKGROUND
BFA, Fine Art Department with major in Ceramic at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.
Self-taught in digital imaging processes, graphic design and website building.
SELECTED EXHIBITION(S) 2016
‘ink+’ a special exhibition section curated by Eric Leung at Ink Asia 2016, Hong Kong.
"Day2Day" group exhibition at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.

2015
"The Garden of Winter Light (a space to linger)" group exhibition at Hanart TZ Gallery in collaboration with Rossi Rossi Gallery, Hong Kong. Curated by Valerie C. Doran.
"Life Force" at Central Weddings Window, The Landmark, Hong Kong. A collaboration with Artist Pension Trust.
'Medium of Living', a group art exhibition celebrating Martell Tricentenaire at Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia,

2014
‘Revisit’ A Group Exhibition at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
‘Exposure’ A Group Exhibition featuring Four Indonesian Artists at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong. (with Dwi Setianto, Edi Prabandono, S. Teddy Darmawan).

2013
‘Hong Kong Kaleidoscope’, a group mobile-photography exhibition with HK InstaYay at Dominion Garden, Hong Kong as part of the Very Hong Kong Festival. Curator and Participating Artist.
‘FIVE’ Group Exhibition at JCCAC, Hong Kong.
‘10 Years After’ Group Exhibition at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
‘Summer Show’ Group Exhibition at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
‘Soul Cleansing’ Group Exhibition at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.

2012
‘Crisscross’ Group Exhibition at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
‘Earthly Evocations: Indonesian Art Now’ Group Exhibition for HK ArtFair at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
AWARD(S) Recipient of Silver Prize from UOB Art Academy Award Hong Kong, in 2015.

Recipient of the Freeman Fellowship Award for an 8-week artist residency at Vermont Studio Center, U.S.A. in 2008.

Recipient of numerous national and international art prizes and awards as a child and teenager.

Complete list at: http://art.liefhung.com/fhungachievements.html
OTHER INFORMATION The work ‘flight’ is featured in the book ‘Contemporary Ceramics’ by Emmanuel Cooper, Thames and Hudson, 2009
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