Michelle Kuen Suet Fung
Owing to her multi-faceted background and international outlook, Fung draws inspirations from a wide range of sources and popular sub-cultures, including fairy tales, children’s picture books, the Japanese Otaku, fifteenth-century European etching, as well as traditional Chinese painting. Animals and their relationships with humans, explored from various intellectual and philosophical angles whether emotional, sustenance, or environmental, is a long recurring thread in her works.
Her works have been exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea and China. Her work Plastic, plastic, every where! received the Grotto Award, Hong Kong Baptist University (2015.) Her most recent work Polluta, Floating Artist Colony in the Sky (2015) was part of a juried international programme City as Metaphors with Hong Kong Baptist University, Zurich University of the Arts and Hamburg City University. Her exhibition I Don’t Know if You Know How Much I Love You (2012) was the inaugural solo show at hi art store, a gallery project of Beijing art tycoon Wu Jing. Her works have been featured in the media numerous times, and are in international private collections, and The Canada Council Art Bank.
Having lived in Vancouver for almost two decades, the artist returned to her place of birth Hong Kong to pursue her art career in the summer of 2011.