Born in Guangdong (China) in 1956, Lui Chun Kwong is not only a pioneer of Hong Kong abstract art, but also a mentor and a teacher for many established contemporary artists. Settled in Hong Kong since 1962, Lui graduated with a Bachelor Degree from the Department of Fine Arts of the National Taiwan Normal University in 1980. In 1994, he obtained a Master Degree of Arts from Goldsmith’s College at the University of London.
Has been forever involved with Hong Kong’s artistic environment, he founded the Hong Kong Modern Art Society of Watercolour with fellow artists in 1988. Lui also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Visual Art Society from 1988 to 2002. As a lifelong teacher and influencer, Lui Chun Kwong has taught at the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong for 25 years. The establishment of his Yiliu Painting Factory in 2001 was held jointly with its first students’ open studio event, which became a prelude to the Fotanian Open Studios series. Lui’s works have been showcased in a great amount of solo and group exhibitions, and are included in numerous public collections across Asia.