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Ka Wai Shiu

Ka Wai Shiu (b. 1964) was one of the first artists at Creativity Explored. After pursuing other interests for a time, she began working at Creativity Explored again in 2006.

Shiu creates elaborate, detailed drawings and paintings. She is particularly interested in complicated natural environments populated by many figures. She integrates text into the two-dimensional space, using many languages (including Cantonese, her first language) to elaborate the scenes she depicts. Shiu creates artwork using source material that tell very specific stories, ranging from the path of a Chinese New Year parade to an epic voyage of ships across the sea.

CB2 selected Ka Wai Shiu's for a pillow in 2012. In addition to numerous exhibitions at Creativity Explored, Ka Wai Shiu's was featured in Outsider Artists, at the Oakland International Airport in 2013. 

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Samples of Shiu's work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Ripe, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
StereoTYPE, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shoerageous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
Outsider Artists, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA

2012
Fabulous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Tiger Leaping Gold Mountain, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
Words, Verses and Garabatos, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
INsects INsectos, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Gesture, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA