Michelle Kuen Suet FUNG 馮捲雪
Currently lives and works in Hong Kong
Michelle sees herself as belonging to a generation of young Westernized Hong Kong artists who works in the Pop Surrealist genre. She draws on sources from popular subcultures such as fairy tales, children’s picture books and the Otaku, as well as from fifteenth-century European etching and traditional Chinese landscape painting.
At the beginning of her life, the artist’s parents thought the little girl would grow up to be an actor. When the toddler began her mural projects in the living room, a suspicion began to bud—this little person may have a different calling. Indeed, she has never ceased to make art since then.
In March 2010, she was awarded an artist residency at Canada’s prestigious Banff Centre. In July 2013, she will travel to Listhús í Fjallabyggðis, Iceland, for a month-long residency. Her works have been exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea and China. Her exhibition I Don’t Know if You Know How Much I Love You (March 2012) was the first solo show at hi art store, a gallery project of Beijing art tycoon Wu Jing. In November 2012, she began to work with Michael Goedhuis Gallery (London, U.K.) that has an international reputation of dealing Asian art for over two decades. She was recently declared as a winner of the Young Artist Competition organized by Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2012 and also received an Award of Excellence in the Second Greater China Illustration Awards. 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.