Halley Cheng is a young Hong Kong artist born in 1986, best known for his ball pen paintings and watercolors. Besides works on paper, he also creates mixed media paintings, installations and video art.
The artist got his education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, followed by a master’s degree in Visual Arts, Studio and Extended Media from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012.
Interested in art since an early age, Cheng mastered ancient landscape painting technique even before he entered the University. Upon graduation, Cheng focused on a collection of imitations of ancient masterpieces. But instead of making an exact copy, the artist wanted to recreate the appearance of subject with new medium such as charcoal, biro, adhesive tiles and pencil. In such way, Cheng developed his own, unique style. Through this interaction of mediums, Cheng’s artistic expression become contemporary and relevant to his age.
His work has been awarded several times, including the Hong Kong Young Artist 2012 Grand Prize and Jakarta Art Award in 2010. Cheng was also the winner of Philippe Charriol Competition in 2006.
Halley Cheng’s works are in a collection of The Philippe Charriol Foundation, Bank of China, Cliftons Ltd, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai Waitan Hotel and several private collectors. His art has been included in numerous international group shows and art fairs.
He is represented by The Cat Street Gallery.
Featured image: Halley Cheng – Coron, Palawan, 2013 (detail)
All images copyright © Halley Cheng
|2016||Back to the Future||The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong||Group|
|2014||As Above So Below – Exhibition of Contemporary Ink Art||The Fringe Club, Hong Kong||Group|
|2014||START Art Fair||Saatchi Gallery, London, UK||Group|
|2014||I Want to Be Seen||Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong||Group|
|2013||Art Basel HK 2013||Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre||Solo|
|2013||Art Taipei 2013||Taipei World Trade Centre||Group|
|2013||The Spirit of Ink – 12 Hong Kong Artists||Sotheby`s Hong Kong Gallery||Group|
|2013||Pointing to the Moon – BUMVA Graduation Exhibition||Communication and Visual Arts Building, Baptist University||Group|
|2012||Connect – Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Exhibition and Auction, Fine Art Asia 2012||Hong Kong Conventional and Exhibition Centre||Group|
|2012||AHAF Hotel Art Fair 2012||Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong||Group|
|2011||Game Theory||Grotto Fine Arts, Hong Kong||Solo|
|2011||Art Asia Miami 2011||Art Asia Pavilion, Miami, Florida||Group|
|2011||No Between – Group Show of 3 Hong Kong Artists||Galerie Ora Ora||Group|
|2011||Vision, Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction||Hong Kong Conventional and Exhibition Centre||Group|
|2010||Cerulean||Galerie Ora Ora, Hong Kong||Solo|
|2010||ARTHK10 – Hong Kong International Art Fair 10||Hong Kong Conventional and Exhibition Centre||Group|
|2010||HKIAAF2010 – Hong Kong International Art and Antique Fair||Hong Kong Conventional and exhibition centre||Group|
|2010||The Linear Dimension – Contemporary Hong Kong Art||Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong||Group|
|2010||Jakarta Art Award 2010||North Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia||Group|
|2009||HKIAAF2009– Hong Kong International Art and Antique Fair||Hong Kong Conventional and exhibition centre||Group|
|2009||Urban Spirituality: Contemporary Hong Kong Art||Rossi & Rossi LTD, London||Group|
|2009||ArtAsia Basel SCOPE Basel Art Show||Basel, Switzerland||Group|
|2009||ARTHK09 – Hong Kong International Art Fair 09||Hong Kong Conventional and exhibition centre||Group|
|2009||Hong Kong.Water.Ink.Colour – Exhibition of Chinese Paintings||Hong Kong Central Library||Group|
|2009||Fotanian – Fotan Artists Open Studios 09||Block B, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fo Tan||Group|
|2008||Ghostlines||Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong||Solo|
|2008||HKIAAF2008 – Hong Kong International Art and Antique Fair||Hong Kong Conventional and exhibition centre||Group|
|2008||ARTHK08 – Hong Kong International Art Fair 08||Hong Kong Conventional and exhibition centre||Group|
|2008||Half Step – Art of CUHK08 Graduation Show||Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Group|