ELIZA CHENG 鄭慧華
A Hong Kong born Chinese, Eliza Wai Wa Cheng received her tertiary education in England. She has been painting since 1998, the year when she made a career turn from management consultancy to art. Having an upbringing in a traditional Chinese family, and a strong exposure to the western cultures throughout her education and career development, her contemporary art carries a blend of eastern and western cultural influence.
In summer 2011, she obtained an MFA in Painting with the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. Through delving into the subject of abstract painting during her years of study, the bodies of her art have embraced a major shift from representational roots to pure conceptual compositions and abstract expressionism.
Eliza has had solo shows in Hong Kong. She also exhibits annually with an established art group composing of some international artists in which she has been the Treasurer and board member since 2002. She actively participates in various local community projects and artist-in-residency programs. In 2011 with the “Lines” series of her works, she was shortlisted for a New York based AIR program organized by the HK Arts Development Council. A piece from the “Bubbles” series also got selected into the juried competition and exhibition by HK Oil Painting Research Society. She has done commissioned work for private collectors as well as corporations. Eliza currently lives in Hong Kong where she teaches private lessons in art and painting.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 部分展覽
- “Snapshots", City ArtWorks Gallery, Texas, USA
-"Women's Art Project", New Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong
-The Woodlands Spring Fine Arts Show, Texas, USA
- Affordable Art Fair 2014, Hong Kong
-"Abstract Dialogue", New Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong
-"Celebration", HK Exchange Square, Hong Kong
- “Homescapes", 122 Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong
-"Illustrated Memoirs", 122 Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong
-"Viewpoint", HK Exchange Square, Hong Kong
- “Happily Bubbling Away", SR Gallery, Hong Kong
-"Fresh", Yacht Club, Hong Kong
-"Journey", HK Exchange Square, Hong Kong
-"Festival", HK Exchange Square, Hong Kong
-"Expression", HK Exchange Square, Hong Kong
-HK Pastels Club 10th Anniversary Exhibition, HK Central Library, Hong Kong