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Gaylord Chan

稻草人之死 The Death of a scarecrow
Acrylic on Board
Artist Biography

1925 Born in Hong Kong
1968–70 Completed certificate course in Art and Design, Extra-mural Studies of the University of Hong Kong
1974 Founding member of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society and chaired the group for the first four years
1989 Jointly established Culture Corner Art Academy with Josephine Chow in Tai Po, N.T. Hong Kong
1995 Founding member of the Artmatch Group and chaired for the first four years

Works shown in more than 100 major exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas.
(including: London, Switzerland, Hamburg, Paris, Malaysia, Manila, Macau, Seoul,
Vancouver, Tokyo, Calgary, Paris, City of Santa Monica, Fukuoka, Guangzhou,
Beijing, Fuzhou, Chengdu, Kaoshiung, Taipei, etc.)

Works were selected to represent Hong Kong in formal exhibitions in Beijing, China and Fukuoka Japan

3 of Gaylord’s paintings were converted into tapestries for permanent display at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

In 1994 the painting called “Finished Unfinish” was selected by Fukuoka city and converted into official poster for the Asian Month Festival
1998 Headed the “Artist in Residence” project in the Hong Kong Institute of Education
1998 Coloured metal plate artwork “Swift and Safe” at the Airport Express Railway Hong Kong Station was commissioned by MTR, sponsored by Heng Sang Bank
2000 Art Commissioner to the Philippe Charriol Foundation for the exhibition
“L’art de Vivre la Difference” at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Honorary Adviser to the Hong Kong Museum of Art
Honorary Adviser to the Culture Corner Art Club
Exhibition Commissioner, “L’ Art de Vivre La Difference” at UNESCO / Philippe Charriol Foundation, Paris
Part time tuitions in: Hong Kong Museum of Art Hong Kong Arts Centre
Extra-mural Studies of the University of Hong Kong

Member of judges for: Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition
Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition
Annual Exhibition of the Department of Fine Art, the ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong
The Centenary of Star Ferry Painting Competition
Contemporary Art Competition in Macau
100 hours Hong Kong returning to China celebration art competition,
organized by the China Entertainment Television Broadcast Ltd.
“Year of Monkey” junior art competition for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Guangzhou and many other popular fine art competitions

Major Exhibition

1971 University of Hong Kong, Extra-mural Department, Hong Kong
1973 Mezzanine Gallery, Excelsior Hotel, Hong Kong
1981 Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1987 The Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture, Hong Kong
1989 Hanart 2 Gallery, Hong Kong
1990 Hanart (Taipei) Gallery, Taiwan
1991 Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
1993 Hanart (Taipei) Gallery, Taiwan
1993 Gaylord Chan - The Metallic Series, Hong Kong
1995 Gaylord Chan at 70, Hong Kong
1999 Gaylord Chan in Black and White, Hong Kong
2002 Twin Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong
2003 IVphase@gaylord Chinese University Hong Kong
2004 Future in the Past (Gaylord Chan’s Retrospective Exhibition)
Hong Kong Institute of Education
2005 Gaylord Chan at 80, Hanart T Z Gallery, Hong Kong.

Major Award

1983 The Urban Council Fine Art Award, Hong Kong
1986 MBE, awarded by Her Majesty the Queen
1990 Artist of the Year Awards, Hong Kong
1998 The Hong Kong Visual Arts Society Silver Jubilee Award

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