Beauty in diversity HKUST is known for its education and research in science, technology and business management. These areas of knowledge are just one side of the story – art and culture are also emerging ski l l sets among our students. Witness four alumni ar tists showcasing their abilities in this very special exhibition that shows the power of passion, following your dreams, and being the best you can be. Together We Empower – these four artists show that the collective is more important than the individual, and the sum is greater than its parts. 科大以科學、工程及工商管理學科見稱，不過這只是科大眾多面 貌的其中一元。經過時月的沉澱、發酵，我們的莘莘學子陸續展 現出藝術天份和文化造詣。這次展覽正好讓四位擁有藝術家身份 的校友一展所長，展現其滿腔熱誠、追逐夢想、突破界限所帶來 的成果。「成就未來 齊放異彩」 —— 四位藝術家以行動証明團 結就是力量。 多元之美
Jeanie 自小夢想成為畫家，在學時卻選修了工商管理，畢業後隨即投身銀行 業。2009 年，一個短期藝術課程再次燃起 Jeanie 的畫家夢，於是毅然辭去銀 行工作，全心全意投入繪畫創作，成為全職藝術家。2010 年，她創作故事人物 Oowa，並推出首部作品《心願》; 及後相繼推出多部繪本及舉辦個人展覽，並 與多個知名品牌達成合作企劃。2015 年，Jeanie 首次於香港參與國際藝術展， 更受邀於 2016 年到意大利舉行其在歐洲的首個個人畫展。 今天，Jeanie 以畫家與母親的身份繼續創作。兒女的出生讓她再一次參與和見 證生命的成長，並希望透過繪畫呈現生命的美麗。 生命的流動 並非所有畫家都願意描繪親密的家庭生活，Jeanie 卻樂此不疲，以熱誠及筆觸 分享親子關係的一點一滴。豐富的用色和簡單的線條，帶領觀賞者走進她的內 心深處，尋找畫中的意義。Jeanie 筆下的角色造型趣怪，卻又有幾分夏卡爾 （Marc Chagall）的影子。不過，今次參展的作品之中，最特別的莫過於出自 她七歲女兒 Sonia 手筆的畫作。母女二人的創作雙雙展出，展開一場藝術的對 話，以不同的角度呈現出童真與彼此塑造的關係，相映成趣；Sonia 的作品童 心盡顯，Jeanie 的作品則多了一份身為人母的體會。 Jeanie worked in the banking industry for a couple of years after earning a business degree from HKUST. Her childhood dream of becoming an artist went unrealized until she decided to become a full-time painter in 2009 after taking a short painting course. Since the creation of her signature character “Oowa” alongside the publication of her first picture book “A Time for the Heart” in 2010, Jeanie’s talents have been further showcased in her publications and solo exhibitions. She also collaborated with well-known brands on several creative initiatives. After participating in an international art exhibition in Hong Kong in 2015, she held her first European solo exhibition in Italy in 2016. Today, Jeanie still paints with gratitude for the opportunity to witness and experience the growth of life again as a mother, which has allowed her to paint with a new perspective. Flow of Life Many artists shy away from intimate depictions of family life, but Jeanie embraces them with verve, style and passion. She employs a wide range of colors, walking down the path of simple expression, which connects the audience in a meaningful and deep way. Jeanie’s whimsical paintings, evocative of Marc Chagall, are accompanied by similarly fascinating depictions created by Sonia, Jeanie’s 7-year-old daughter. Together these artworks present how the mother and daughter shape each other and the joy of childhood, both from the child’s perspective and also from the mother, who learns more about the meaning of parenthood. This exhibition serves as a special conversation between the two in the form of art.
活在夢中 Living in a Dream 2021 Acrylic on paper 55 x 76 cm 生命的流動 Flow of Life 2021 Acrylic on paper 55 x 76 cm
家 My Home, My Mind 2021, Acrylic on paper. 76 x 55 cm Sonia Chen 回憶 Memory 2021, Gouache and coloured pencil, 37 x 48 cm Sonia Chen 明天 The Future 2021, Gouache and coloured pencil, 37 x 48 cm 陳詩凝 Jeanie 的七歲女兒，夢想是成為畫家，或是能做出 色香味俱全的菜色的廚師。 Sonia Chen Jeanie’s daughter, a 7-year-old girl whose dream is becoming an artist or a chef making delicious and beautiful dishes.
小眼睛大世界 See, Think, Wonder 2021, 20 x 20 cm
Drawing and flying were both Claudia’s childhood dreams. She mapped out her career path when she was 15 years old, inspired by a newspaper article about a female pilot. She chose civil engineering as her major at HKUST, which included fluid mechanics, a discipline related to aviation. In her second year of university, Claudia joined the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps and received a scholarship from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators to achieve her Private Pilot License in Australia. Upon graduation, Claudia was accepted to the Dragonair Cadet Pilot Program (later known as Cathay Dragon), becoming a cadet in 2008 and then pilot in 2010. With the closure of Cathay Dragon, Claudia, who had become a mother of two, was able to take a break after her 13-year career as a pilot and resume her childhood dream of being an artist. Focusing on drawing pets and animals, Claudia learnt about pastel drawing and oil painting by watching YouTube artist channels. She resumed flying recently but still hopes to continue her art career. The human and animal bond Pilot Claudia’s love of animals translates into a photo realist style, with harmony in composition and color, and vivid l ivel iness that recal l the Impressionist stylings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir or Paul Gaughan. Claudia has been interested in animals for a very long time, having owned pets, and had completed pet portraits before. Her current focus on pets came after she made a pet portrait of her friends’ dog, which was quickly shared across social media, garnering lots of attention. Looking at Claudia’s artwork, one is inspired by her life-like depictions that create a sense of beauty and intimacy. Yet one of the limitations of Claudia’s work is the time it takes to complete one portrait, taking anywhere from one to two weeks, meaning she can only draw a handful a month. We hope that she can continue to fly and paint at the same time! 畫畫與當機師同是 Claudia 的兒時夢想。十五歲那年，她受到一篇關於女機師 的報導所啟發，立志投身航空業，中學畢業後便報讀科大的土木工程學位，學 習與飛行息息相關的流體力學。大學第二年，Claudia 加入香港航空青年團， 並獲得英國皇家飛行員及導航員協會的獎學金，遠赴澳洲考取私人機師資格。 於科大畢業後，她加入了港龍航空（其後改名「國泰港龍」）的見習機師培訓 計劃，並於 2008 年成為見習機師，後於 2010 年正式成為機師。國泰港龍停 運之後，已為兩子之母的 Claudia 決定暫別十三年的飛行生涯，重拾兒時畫家 夢，靠觀看 YouTube頻道自學粉彩畫和油畫，畫出栩栩如生的寵物和動物肖像。 即使最近重返駕駛艙，她仍然不願放下畫筆，並希望這份藝術事業同樣可以展 翅翱翔。 人．動物．情 和諧的構圖、柔和的用色，以及逼真傳神的造型，都讓人聯想起雷諾瓦 (Pierre- Auguste Renoir) 和高更 (Paul Gaughan) 等印象派大師的畫風，而一幅幅維肖 維妙的肖像畫，其實是源自 Claudia 對動物的愛。Claudia 鍾愛動物良久，曾 飼養寵物，亦畫過寵物肖像，但後來成為畫家卻是一個偶然。她為一位朋友的 寵物狗繪畫肖像，畫作後來被分享到社交媒體，旋即吸引眾多網民的眼球，令 Claudia 成為網絡寵兒，並轉往寵物肖像畫家的跑道上。從一幅幅細膩而逼真 的作品之中，觀賞者不難感受到藝術之美，以及 Claudia 對動物的親密情感。 當然，每幅創作都是以心血和時間換取的，需要花一至兩星期才完成，因此每 個月只有數幅出品。到底這位重新起飛的機師將如何在藝術界畫出一片全新的 天空呢？就讓我們拭目以待。
Tata 2020, Dry pastel, 29 x 20 cm Habibi 2021, Dry pastel, 39 x 29 cm 我們的宇宙不讓寵物說話，為什麼？ 他們教導我們愛和忠誠是來自行動，而不是言語。 Why our universe didn’t allow our pets to speak? To teach us love and loyalty comes from actions, not words.
Bekol 2017, Colour pencil, 20 x 29 cm 你的一生雖短暫但刻骨銘心，想念你。 Your life was short and unforgettable, I miss you dearly. 細佬 Sai Lo 2021, Dry pastel, 29 x 20 cm 琉璃金剛鸚鵡 Ara Ararauna 2021, Dry pastel, 28 x 38 cm
瀕危的愛 The Endangered Love 2022, Oil on canva, 51 x 71 cm 全球野生老虎數目已少於三千九百隻，就讓我們一起保護牠們，免於滅絕。 Wild tigers are estimated to be fewer than 3,900 today around the world. Protect them before they go extinct.
Born and bred in Hong Kong, Vivian graduated from Wesleyan University in Economics and Studio Art, before studying an MBA at HKUST. Vivian brings to life reality reimagined, creating an otherworldly utopia that offers the chance to see our future and to reminisce about the past. Her surreal, playful and insightful visions allow viewers to take a break from life, and re-examine the world, opening a door to the exotic, yet familiar. Vivian has held multiple solo and group exhibitions both in Hong Kong and overseas. Her works are currently collected by M+ Museum, the Foundation Valmont, Nishiji Collection and Copelouzos Family Art Museum. Hong Kong city reimagined Vivian's art work is based on imagination and sharp insight, with depictions of ordinary people in city life, creating a romantic, almost cinematic vision of life. For this exhibition, “Hong Kong city reimagined” spurs fantasy, fascination, and pride for our hometown. Through her work, Vivian creates an otherworldly utopia that allows viewe rs to re-examine the world within our daily lives. Motifs that are further explored include cultural symbols such as fire dragon, public housing estates, street scenes, neon lights in the city and mahjong, all interjected with magic realism, playfulness and Hong Kong and Cantonese nuances. 於香港出生、香港長大的 Vivian，遠赴美國 Wesleyan University 修讀經濟及 藝術，畢業後再於科大取得工商管理碩士學位。無邊的創意，驅使她將現實和 幻想結合，為這個活力之都添上一抹奇幻色彩。超現實又玩味十足是 Vivian 的 經典風格，配合細緻入微的洞察力，成功塑造出一個耐人尋味、不可思議的世 界，引領觀賞者回首過去、窺探未來。她的作品猶如一道門，讓觀賞者從每日 營營役役的生活中抽離，透過畫作，以一個全新的角度去重新審視這個既陌生 又熟悉的地方。Vivian的創作曾於香港及世界各地多個個人展覽及聯展中展出， 亦受到 M+ 博物館、Valmont 藝術基金、Nishiji Collection 以及 Copelouzos 家庭藝術博物館的青睞而收藏其中。 最動人的時光未必地老天荒 細味 Vivian 的畫作，不難感受到她豐富的想像力以及敏銳的洞察力。平凡不過 的日常場景，經過她的想像，成為了一幅幅充滿浪漫色彩，甚至帶有幾分電影 感的藝術創作。今次參展的《最動人的時光 未必地老天荒》，承載著她對這個 家的幻想、迷戀和驕傲。作品貫徹她如夢似幻的畫風，引領觀賞者透過日常生 活重新審視身處的這片土地。火龍、公共屋邨、街道、鬧市中的霓虹招牌、麻 雀牌……一個個標誌著香港特色的元素穿插於畫作之中，再融合超現實的構圖和 地道廣東話，荒誕得來亦盡顯港式情懷。
叔叔帶你睇金魚 Come, uncle brings you to see goldfish @通菜街 Tung Choi Street 2018, 48 x 71 cm Tiny Galaxy 2021, 48 x 71 cm
今年無火龍 Dragon on fire @薄扶林村 Pok Fu Lam Village 2018 51 x 71 cm
世界紛紛擾擾喧喧鬧鬧什麼是真實 In this world of chaos and turmoil, what is real? @鰂魚涌 Quarry Bay 2021 54 x 41 cm 熱辣辣熱辣熱辣辣 Midsummer madness @Nam Shan Street 南山邨 2021 52 x 45 cm
A keen photographer starting from his teenage years, Terence threw caution to the wind and became a professional photographer, after working in IT for more than a decade. Terence has developed his own style of visual design and branched out to work on commercials, corporate events and music videos, all while pursuing his passion for photography. In December 2017 and November 2018, Terence staged his exhibition "Girl. Improvise", a recollection of his 10year journey in photography, at Jao Tsung-I Academy and HKUST respectively. "Every photo is a story as well as a starting point for understanding. The photo is a by-product to jot a note during my journey of creativity", says Terence. He adds: "pursue excellence, and success will follow". He is a disciple of the famous photographer Mr Alain Yip, also known as the Venerable Chang Lin after being a monk. I shoot, therefore I am A 14-year veteran of the image industry, Terence believes that capturing the moment is like taking a breath - it is essential to life. In "I shoot, therefore I am", Terence embraces the rare opportunity to stage a retrospective of the images he has shot, bringing back treasured recollections in a vivid manner. For Terence, photography is like a key to open the door to those particular moments, just like a time machine. Famous cinematographer Mark Lee PingBing said that capturing images of fered new hope, as people came and went time after time under the unchanged scenery. The presentation of this exhibition is in "Instagram" format, intended to bring all the moments and experiences to life. 在求學時期已是攝影發燒友的 Terence，在熱誠驅使之下，離開工作了十多年 的資訊科技界，成為專業攝影師。在追尋攝影夢的路上，Terence 建立出一套 別樹一幟的視覺風格，並開始為商業廣告、企業活動，以及音樂影片擔任攝影 師。在眾多作品集之中，《當下．女孩》系列記錄了他十年來的攝影歷程，並 於 2017 年 12 月及 2018 年 11 月分別於饒宗頤文化館及科大展出。「每張照 片都是一個故事，是了解的開端。照片只是創作歷程的副產品罷了。」他續道︰ 「只要追求卓越，成功自然會找上你。」身為攝影大師葉青霖（出家後以法號 「釋常霖」修行，人稱「常霖法師」）的徒弟，Terence 以扣人心弦的相片觸 動人心。 我影．故我在 十四年的拍攝經驗，令 Terence 堅信捕捉眼前一刻就如呼吸一樣，是生命中 不可或缺的一環。《我影．故我在》是一次難得的機會，讓他與多年來記錄在 鏡頭下的風景及人物來一場跨時空對話，令一個個意義非凡的場景重現眼前。 對 Terence 來說，攝影就是一條通往回憶的時光隧道，而電影攝影大師李屏 賓亦說過，隨著時光消逝，景物依舊，人事卻全非，唯獨攝影為人們帶來新的 希望。是次參展的作品特意以 Instagram 的形式展出，令相中的每段經歷都 顯得份外親切。
Everyday is like a photo Girl．Improvise 當下．女孩@台北 Taipei 2010 史泰登島渡輪上的小孩 On a ferry to Staten Island @紐約 New York 2014 維多利亞海港與黃鴨 Victoria Harbour and Yellow Duck @香港 Hong Kong 2013
久違了的目黑川 The long-lost Meguro River @東京 Tokyo 2017 完美並不只是捉緊，也是放下 Perfection is not just about control, it's also about letting go. @澳門 Macau 2016 夢中的婚禮Wedding in the dream@香港 Hong Kong 2008
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