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Artist | Alannala Lau

Painting/ Drawing

Hong Kong


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About Alannala Lau


Alannala, also named Alan Lau Wai-Lun, graduated from the Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994. He won the Raymond Woon Creative Prize for his graduation work and has pursued painting as his career ever since. Since 1993 he has had ten solo painting exhibitions and participated in over fifty group shows. His works are being collected by private collectors, art consultants, the Town Imaizumi Museum, Japan and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington DC, San Francisco, Geneva and Brussels. He had been chosen as a winner of 2002-2003 Vermont Studio Center Freeman Fellowship and attended the residency at Vermont Studio Center from 27 October to 19 December 2002. This Award included a cultural trip to New York City at the conclusion of the residency. Summer 2009, he joined the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009 in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.


Artist Statement


Flowers do not often bloom, but fragrance lingers in the soul permanently. During studio time, all ideas, consideration, statement...... are just noise and disturbance.




2012 - 2013 Chairman, Hong Kong Graphics Society

2002 Mar - Aug Programme Officer (Exhibition), Hong Kong Arts Centre

2000 onwards Independent Exhibition Curator

1999 - 2000 Curator and Resident Artist, Museum of Site, Hong Kong

1994 Graduated from the Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

1965 Born in Hong Kong



2003 Shortlisted for the Chinese Artistic and Literary Realm Famous Expert (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

2002 Freeman Fellowship 2002-2003 [Winner] (Freeman Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, USA)

1997 98 Artworks were selected for three times in the program, Arts for Sales (organized by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council)

1994 Raymond Woon Creative Prize (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)



Art works are collected by private collectors; artists; art consultants; the Town Imaizumi Museum of Niigata, Japan; Vermont Studio Center, USA; Deutsche Bank and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington DC, San Francisco, Geneva and Brussels.


Solo Exhibitions

2008 ► Fragrance Navigator (YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong) 

2005 ► Silent Fragrance (YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong) 

2003 ► No Concept but Good Sense [Digital photos] (Cafe Palette, Hong Kong) 

         ► It's Blooming (Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong) 

2002 ► One Flower One World (Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA) 

         ► Play-Flower-Colour (Muse Gallery, Hong Kong) 

         ► Ordinary Impression [Digital photos] (Cafe Palette, Hong Kong) 

2000 ► Flower Express (Cafe Palette, Hong Kong) 

         ► Flowers (Galerie Martini, Hong Kong) 

1999 ► Flowers Whisper (Museum Of Site, Hong Kong) 

         ► Inwardness - Power - Quadrant (Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre) 

1993 ► Soliloquy (First Institute of Art & Design, Tin Hau, Hong Kong) 


Selected Group Exhibitions 


► 8th Anniversary Show (new art space of YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong) 

► JAPAN x HONG KONG 2012 - (Morinokura, Niigata City, Japan) 

► Hearstrings 2012 - Print Exhibition 2012 by Hong Kong Graphics Society (Artland Gallery, Hong Kong) 

► JAPAN x HONG KONG 2012 - (exhibition space affiliating to antique shop Usakiya,Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan)

► Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2012 (Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong)


► Collecting - Mail Art project (Library, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhove, Netherlands) 

► The 5th China (Guanlan) Original Prints Exchange Fair (China Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen)


► ARTIST GATHERING group show by 50 local artists (YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong) 

► Lui Chun Kwong. You Are There, I Am Not. - From Ho Siu Kee to Kong Chun Hei (Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong) 

► FlowerLand - works by Tsang Chui Mei & Alannala Lau [presented by Sino Group's 'Art in Hong Kong'] (Central Plaza , Hong Kong) 

► Group show with Niigata Artists (Matsudai Gallery, Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan) 

► Tasting Hong Kong (Sky Plaza, Terminal 2, Hong Kong International 

► Hearstrings - Print Exhibition 2010 by Hong Kong Graphics Society (ARTtube - MTR Central Station, Hong Kong) 


► Watchdog Art Show [a charity fund raising event] (Opera Gallery, Hong Kong) 

► Meditation - joint exhibition with MAN Fung Yi, TSANG Chui Mei & Chris LO [event of October Contemporary 2009] (YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong) 

► Group show with Niigata Artists (Matsudai Gallery, Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan) 

► Breath of Tsumari [2-man show with OMI Denkichi in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009] (Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan) 

► Bag For Better [a charity fund raising event for ChiHeng Foundation] (YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong) 

► Endless (Chow Sang Sang Central Flagship Store, Hong Kong) 


► Holiday Mood - 3rd annivesary exhibition by 33 local artists (YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong) 

► HONG KONG Art Sight (CoZA Creative Agency , Konandai, Yokohama, Japan ) 

► Japan - Hong Kong 4-Man Exhibition 2007 in Yokohama (Leaf Gallery , Central, Yokohama, Japan ) 

► In Full Bloom (YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong ) 


► THE ARTCARD (Sharjah Art Museum , Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ) 

► Niigata - Hong Kong Cultural Exchange 10th Anniversary Art Show (Gallery of Central Learning Centre, School of Continuing Studies The Chinese University of Hong Kong) 

► 4 New Visions of Hong Kong [Four men show in Nice sponsored by SISMO Bldg Technology] (Club of the Leaders, Square of Arenas, Nice, France)

► Tea Poem, Calligraphy & Painting Show [5th GuangZhou International Tea Culture Fair] (Guang Dong International Trade Bldg, GuangZhou, 

► 4 New Visions of Hong Kong [Four men show; programme of the annual festival, "Road of Art"] (Museum of Ceramics, Albisola, Italy) 

► Asian Art Palette 2004 in Tokyo [Niigata - Hong Kong Cultural Exchange Exhibition] (N'ESPACE, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan) 


► Hong Kong - Japan & China Cultural Exchange Exhibition (Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong) 

► Niigata - Hong Kong Cultural Exchange 2003 

► IN Niigata ("Midway Stop", KAN Gallery, Niigata City, Niigata, Japan) 

► IN Tokyo ("The Pearl of the Orient - Hong Kong Spirit", N'ESPACE, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan) 

► IN Tokamachi (Tokamachi Public Library Multimedia, Nishimoto Cho, Tokamachi City, Niigata, Japan) 


► Salon Muse 2002 (Muse Gallery, Hong Kong) 

► Flower Fruit – Artworks by Dominic Leung & Alannala Lau (Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong)

► Mok - Lau - Ching [3 Men Show by MOK Yat-San, Alannala LAU, Luke CHING] (Chinese Artists Series – Hong Kong 2002, Muse Gallery, Hong Kong)

► Niigata - Hong Kong Cultural Exchange 2002 IN Tokyo (N'ESPACE, Tokyo, Japan) 

► Flowers from Hong Kong – Artworks by Mak Wing & Alannala Lau (Town Imaizumi Museum, Niigata, Japan)

► 2001 salon d’ hiver iv exhibition (Galerie Martini, Hong Kong) 

► Niigata - Hong Kong Cultural Exchange 2001 IN Shiozawa (Town Imaizumi Museum, Niigata, Japan) 

► Visual Art Assembly (Tuen Mun Town Hall, Hong Kong) 


► salon d’ hiver iii exhibition (Galerie Martini, Hong Kong) 

► Multi-culture Exhibition (Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong) 

► Nice Label [Programme of French May 2000] (Shanghai Street Artspace Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong) 

► Identities [Art in Hong Kong SAR Government Collections Abroad] (Phase 2, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre) 

► Artmatch Astride Millennium [Guest Artist] (Museum of Site, Hong Kong) 


► 2000c.c… [Yau Ma Tei Studio Exhibition Grand Opening by Hong Kong Arts Development Council](Shanghai Street Artspace Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong) 


► Hong Kong Great Wall [Outdoor Installation] (Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade Hong Kong; at where nowadays is Star Boulevard) 

► Celebration of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic China (Hong Kong City Hall) 


► The Black Boxes [Zuni Art-in-education Programme Summer 95] (Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong)


► Graduation Exhibition of Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Art Museum, CUHK, Hong Kong)

► Exhibition of Undergraduates from China, Taiwan & Hong Kong (Art Museum, CUHK, Hong Kong) 


► Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong City Hall) 


► Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong City Hall) 


► Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong City Hall)






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