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Hung Kei Shiu

They’re the tiniest of marks. Often a small hatched line segment, miniscule circle, or a short block of color. But when issued from the hands of Hung Kei Shiu (b. 1964) these unassuming pieces accumulate, alter size subtly, and are assembled into stunning abstractions and transformations of specific objects. With his natural ability to layer paint, Shiu patiently builds fields of delicate color around and within his marks until the finished artwork echoes with a deep sense of space.

His interactions are brief—calmly waiting for your notice, then a wave, smile and single word of greeting—but, taken together, over months and years, an endless conversation accrues, one small gesture at a time, that mimics the quilted patterns of his work. Originally one of the first artists at Creativity Explored, Hung Kei Shiu pursued other activities for a number of years, and then re-joined the studio in 2006. CB2, our Community Arts Partner, has based both a rug and a pillow design on Shiu's imagery.

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Hung Kei at work




Selected Exhibitions

2013
Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2012
Out of Order, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Fabulous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Are We There Yet?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Parallel Visions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
: / - Mark : / - Mark : / - Mark : / -, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2010
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Tiger Leaping Gold Mountain, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Tasty, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

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