Koo Mei 顧媚 (b. 1929)

Koo Mei began to study painting under Chao Shao-an in 1963, Hu Nien-tsu in 1969 and continued with the master of contemporary Chinese ink painting, Lui Shou-kwan in 1974. She has since established her own unique style, painting mostly landscapes shrouded in clouds and mist. Her landscapes are conceptual, realised through interweaving lines that inspire impressions of minuscule cracks on ancient stone tablets, and through layers of ink wash, achieve an ethereal atmosphere of otherworldly beauty.

She has exhibited twenty-eight times as a solo artist since 1971 in places as varied as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the United States and Canada. She was awarded the Urban Council Artist Award by Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1977

She has taught Chinese ink painting courses at the Department of Extramural Studies at The Chinese University, Hong Kong, and also at Chinese ink painting workshops in both the State University of Utah and Utah University, Salt Lake City.

Since 1986, her paintings have been seen and auctioned at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

Her works have been collected by many important private collectors and organizations such as the State University of Utah, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Stadium, the Canadian Consulate General, Bank of America, Citibank, Bank of Australia, Hutchison Global Crossing Limited and Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited in Hong Kong respectively.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2009 | The Cloud and Mist Weaver, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2001 | The Lark and Her Misty Cloud, iPreciation, Singapore
  • 1998 | Splendour in the Sky, Museum Annexe, Hong Kong
  • 1996 | The Pristine Harmony Art Center, Taipei
  • 1995 | Poetic Interlude, Artpreciation, Hong Kong
  • 1994 | The Pristine Harmony Art Center, Taipei
  • 1994 | Jasmine Fine Art, Singapore
  • 1993 | Artpreciation, Hong Kong
  • 1993 | The Pristine Harmony Art Center, Taipei
  • 1989 | The Touchstone Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1989 | Caves Gallery, Taipei
  • 1987 | The Art House Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1985 | Charlotte Horstmann and Gerald Godfrey Ltd., Hong Kong
  • 1984 | University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1983 | City Hall, Hong Kong
  • 1983 | Chinese Manufacturers’ Association, Singapore
  • 1982 | Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1981 | Lung Man Art Gallery, Taipei
  • 1981 | National Art Gallery, Singapore
  • 1981 | Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1980 | City Hall, Hong Kong
  • 1978 | Lung Man Art Gallery, Taipei
  • 1977 | J.J. Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1976 | City Hall, Hong Kong
  • 1973 | City Hall, Hong Kong
  • 1973 | City Hall Yuen Long, Hong Kong
  • 1971 | Liang’s Gallery, Taipei

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 | iPreciation 20th Anniversary: Reverie Collection – 25 Years of Art Collecting Journey
  • 2017 | Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2016 | Being and Inking: Documenting Contemporary Ink Art 2001-2016, Alisan Fine Arts, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, Aberdeen
  • 2015 | A Legacy of Ink: Lui Shou-kwan 40 Years On, Alisan Fine Arts, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, Aberdeen
  • 2015 | Lui Shou-kwan: A Legacy of Ink, Alisan Fine Arts, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, Aberdeen
  • 2010 | Scenic Sensibilities, Asian Fine Arts, Aberdeen, Hong Kong 2009 | Art Show 09, CCM Center, Vancouver
  • 2008 | Art Show 08, CCM Center, Vancouver
  • 2007 | Art Show 07, CCM Centre, Vancouver
  • 2007 | The New Face of Ink Paintings, Sino Group, Hong Kong
  • 2006 | Art Show 06, CCM Centre Vancouver
  • 2006 | Love is a Many Splendoured Thing – Koos’ Family Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong
  • 2006 | Published memoir From Dawn to Dusk, Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) Company Limited
  • 2005 | Art Show 05, CCM Centre (Chinese Christian Mission of Canada), Vancouver
  • 2003 | Ink Paintings & Calligraphy, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei
  • 2000 | Modern Classical, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 1997 | Reunion and Vision, Contemporary Hong Kong art 1997, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • 1997 | Masterpieces of 20th Century Chinese Painting, The Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Cultural and Historical Treasures, Canada
  • 1992 | Contemporary Art of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • 1992 | Where the Stream Becomes a River, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
  • 1990 | University of British Columbia Asian Art Exhibition, Asian Art Auditorium, Vancouver
  • 1990 | Metamorphosis-Contemporary Chinese Paintings, Luen Chai, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1989 | Beyond the Magic Mountains; Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy by Artists in North America, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1988 | One Season of Promise, The Touchstone Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1987 | Reality and Infinity, Alisan Fine Arts Ltd., Hong Kong
  • 1986 | Contemporary Chinese Painting, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
  • 1985 | Shui Muo Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1983 | One Art Group Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1982 | Exhibition of International Ink Painters Association, National Museum of History, Taipei
  • 1981 | Benson & Hedges Selection of Hong Kong Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1980 | One Art Group Joint Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei Traveling exhibition, Taiwan
  • 1979 | One Art Group Joint Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
  • 1978 | Urban Council Fine Art Award Winners, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • 1977 | Contemporary Chinese Artists from Hong Kong, Rockford College, Illinois
  • 1976 | Hong Kong Art Now, Quorum Galleries, Hong Kong
  • 1971 | Female Painters of China, Memorial Painting Exhibition of Yu Ya-yun,Taipei

Awards

1977 | Urban Council Artist Award, Hong Kong

Public Collections

  • University of Utah, United States
  • Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Canadian Consulate General, Hong Kong
  • Bank of Australia, Hong Kong
  • Bank of America, Hong Kong
  • Citibank, Hong Kong
  • Hutchison Global, Hong Kong

For the full list of exhibitions, awards and public collections, please contact the gallery at enquiry@ipreciation.com

Artwork Images

 

Nationality

Hong Kong/ Canada


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