Clementine Chan, Hong Kong
Born in Hong Kong, Clementine graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She studied pastel, drawing and oil painting with renowned Hong Kong artist Alan Lau Chung Hang. In 1998, she was accepted by the Parsons School of Design. During her time in New York, she also attended the Art Students’ League. In 2014, she was invited to be the artist-in-residence at the Korea National University of Arts.
A prolific painter, she has been actively exhibiting since 2002. Her illustrations and paintings have been widely known via the publication of nearly 20 best-selling novels in Hong Kong and over 20 solo exhibitions. Clementine had her overseas exhibition debut in the 6th Florence Biennale in 2007, followed by group and solo exhibitions in Chianciano Terme and Rome respectively. She also had several solo exhibitions in Seoul and Taipei and published 3 illustration books in Asia in recent years.
Clementine believes in the power of colour and the power of healing through art. Her works are often considered therapeutic, offering a quiet corner for meditation where viewers can admire the beauty of nature while reflecting on their own inner world. Clementine often portrays the solitude of human existence through tiny figures with their shadows as their only companion in vast landscapes. Her oil paintings carry a silent passion that speaks louder than words. With their fairytale-like quality, her works create a dreamy, mysterious ambience accompanied by a sense of universal melancholia. Her works are collected by private collectors and institutions in Hong Kong, the U.S. and Italy. Clementine lives and works in Hong Kong at present.