Orange Tomato, Ink and Mixed Media on Watercolour Paper, 56(H)x38(W)cm, 2017
Honey Melon, Ink and Mixed Media on Watercolour Paper, 56(H)x38(W)cm, 2017
Eddie Lui Fung Ngar was born in Hong Kong in 1947. He completed the Art and Design Diploma at the School of Professional And Continuing Education of the University of Hong Kong in 1972. In the ensuing year he also completed a 1-year studio programme in contemporary ink art designed and conducted by maestro: the late Lui Shou-kwan; senior painter Mr. Wucius Wong; and the late Laurence Tam and others at the same institution. He held his first solo exhibition in 1973. In 1981 he became a recipient of the Hong Kong Museum of Art’s Hong Kong Biennial Exhibition – Urban Council Fine Arts Award. In 1997 he was offered a Silver Jubilee Achievement Award by the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society. In recognition of his contributions to the development of visual arts in Hong Kong and his untiring supports towards the well-being of the Society, he was offered a Saluting VAS40+ Hongkong Arts Award in 2014.
As President of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society (1978-82), Honorary Adviser to the Hong Kong Art Promotion Panel of the Hong Kong Government (1996-99), Secretary General of the Asian Watercolour Confederation (1997-2002), Founding President of the Hong Kong Union of Visual Artists (1997-2005), Hong Kong Committee Chairman of the Federation of Asian Artists (1997-present), his influence on Hong Kong's curatorial and art administration scenes has been far-reaching. He was hired in 2005 by the Hong Kong Baptist University to plan for the conversion of a decommissioned factory estate and in the software development of Hong Kong’s pilot studio centre, the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) and subsequently took up the responsibilities as the inaugural Executive Director of JCCAC in the ensuring years till February 2010. In May 2011, he was appointed by The Ink Society to prepare a design and technical submission to the Hong Kong Government proposing to convert and revitalise the garden compound monument into THE INK ART CENTRE at King Yin Lei.
Lui’s painting and sculpture are included in the permanent collection of the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong Province; Shandong Museum of Art, Shandong Province; the University Art Museum of the Xiamen University, Fujian Province; the Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Museum, Jiangxi Province; Foshan Ceramics Museum, Guangdong Province, China; the Chan Liu Art Museum, Taiwan; the Ibrahim Hussein Museum & Cultural Foundation, Malaysia; the Hong Kong Museum of Art; the Hong Kong Heritage Museum; University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Arts Centre; The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; the MTR Corporation; the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Hong Kong Jockey Club; and other cultural bodies, corporations and private collectors.
Lui now lives and practices visual art, 3-D design and visual art consultant in Hong Kong, China.