In Touch with Hong Kong Artists: Mui Chong-ki

Artist Introduction

Born in Taishan, Guangdong Province, China, in 1940, Mui Chong-ki studied at the Department of Printmaking at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1959, and moved to Hong Kong in 1963. He has participated in many regional and international group exhibitions, held both locally and overseas, since 1969; and from 1972 onwards, he held solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and the United States. He received Gold and Honorary Awards from the China Exlibris Association and Lu Xun Printmaking Award from the Chinese Printmakers Association. He was a committee member of the Chinese Printmakers Association and the vice chairman of China Exlibris Association. He also served as Visiting Professor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, artist-in-residence of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and overseas commissioned artist of the Guangdong Art Institute.

Besides specialising in woodblock printing, Mui creates excellent quick sketches and watercolour paintings. He is also fond of creating bookplate and writing art reviews.