Siu Fun Kee 蕭芬琪
Brief Biography of Dr. Siu Fun Kee
Siu Fun Kee is a member of Chinese Artists Association, painter, curator, and columnist. She is good at art history and theory, as well as connoisseurship of Chinese painting and calligraphy. She received the degree of doctor of philosophy at Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts, the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Siu has coordinated over hundred art activities and exhibitions. She has also edited nearly 100 painting albums and has published more than 200 articles about art and culture in public. She has written books including Wang Yiting and Sun Xingge. In 1992, her watercolor painting "International Arts Carnival" won the merit award at the "Exhibition of Two-dimensional Works by Secondary School Students" jointly presented by the Fung Ping Shan Museum of the University of Hong Kong and Education Department. Since 2014, her oil paintings, Chinese paintings, watercolor paintings and sculptures have participated in more than 40 major group exhibitions organized by the Ministry of Culture, Central Research Institute of Culture and History, the Central Academy of Fine Arts and others, especially the one at the California Government Building in San Francisco. Her works were highly praised by Chinese Consul General in San Francisco and she was awarded with certificates of recognition by San Francisco Mayor, California Senator, and California Assembly member.
Dr. Siu was hired as an expert at the Chinese painting department of Christie's Hong Kong. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Hong Kong Art and Culture Group, Managing Director of Shantou Art and Culture Centre, President and Chief Editor of Hong Kong Gallery Publishing, General Director of Guangdong Provincial Lingdong Museum of Arts, Vice Chairman of China Gallery Research Institute, President and Chief Editor of the Lingdong Magazine, Executive Director of Lingdong Sculpture Academy, Secretary-general of Association of Overseas Chinese Artists, Director of Hong Kong Artists Association (Xiang Gang Mei Xie), Deputy Secretary-general of Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organisations, Director of American Teo Chew Business Association and Deputy Commissioner of the Youth Committee, Member of International Teochew Doctors Association and so on.
Siu Fun Kee was selected as the first "Global Chinese Outstanding Youth" and won the "Global Chinese Outstanding Young Artist Award" in 2016. She won the "Outstanding Contribution Award for Economic, Trade and Culture" from the Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organizations in 2021. In 2022, she won the "Elite Award" for the "‘Outstanding Hong Kong People’ who have influenced Hong Kong in the past 25 years", and was included in the compilation Outstanding Hong Kong People 2022 - Large-scale Biography of Figures Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Return to the Motherland. Her painting creation is based on her art history research. Over the years, she has actively explored the fusion of Chinese freehand painting and Western painting to create a unique artistic appearance, which has been highly praised by seniors in art circles at home and abroad, with rave reviews.