Chinese Ink Master
Mr. Wong is a highly distinguished Chinese ink master who is renowned for combining traditional calligraphy and ink techniques with Western style painting. His work can be found in museums, galleries, and private collections. Mr. Wong is an acclaimed art educator in Hong Kong who influenced many students who have become successful artist in their own right. Mr. Wong will continue to share his vast experience and nurture young artists.
Art Director, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
Director, Hong Kong Artists Association
Honorary Advisor to Hong Kong Museum of Art
Former Instructor of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dean of Art Department, First Design institute of Art and design of Hong Kong
Inaugural Winner, Hong Kong Urban Council Art Award
Manling Cheung, Visual Artist & Educator
Manling has been a visual arts educator and successful professional artist for many years. His works express elements of eternity to evoke thoughts about the origin of life, human existence, and intimate sexual relationships. Manling takes a unique experimental approach to helping unleash his students creativity. He has established a great reputation in the HK art scene and has helped establish many local artist associations and art events. His goal is to keep promoting the importance of art and promising artists in HK and every where else in the world.
Chairman, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
Master of Fine Art in Visual Art, Norwich University, US
Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting, Paier College of Art, US
Lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute
2003, Third China National Exhibition of Oil Painting, NAMOC
2001, HK Biennial Exhibition, HK Museum of Art
2000, Connecticut Artists` Show, Slader Museum, US
1995, N.A.P Award-Scholarship, National Arts program, US
Suzan Shutan, Visual Artist & Educator
Suzan is a world renowned artist who has participated in many international art exhibitions in the USA, Germany, France, Sweden, Poland, Argentina, Russia, Canada and Columbia. Her work has received the highest praise in renowned publications such as the New York Times and High Performance Magazine. Suzan's motivation is to help HKIYAS grow and organize unique international artistic exchange events.
Visual Arts Director, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
Master of Arts, Rutgers University, US
Bachelor of Arts, California College of the Arts, US
Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, US
Lecturer, Quinnipiac University, US
Resident Artist, Berkshire Taconic Foundation
Winner, New York Contemporary Arts Foundation Awards
Stella Tsang, Music Director
Stella is a well known classical music composer and accomplished music educator in Hong Kong. Her students have won numerous awards in major competitions. Stella is keen to share her music talent and experiences in HKIYAS to help educate and nurture aspiring young music talent.
Music Director, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society（AGO）
Master of Music, Royal College of Music in London, UK
Bachelor of Music with Honors, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teacher in Musical Composition, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Nimchi Yuen, Visual Artist
Born in Hong Kong, and grown up in the Netherlands, Nimchi now lives in the UK where she is a professional painter, sculptor and jewelry maker. She is quirky and eclectic in her artistic style and enjoys exploring ambiguity and clashing elements to create a new level of harmony. Nimchi has spent considerable time as an artist and art educator in HK. She hopes to share her vast experience and knowledge with young artists.
Visual Arts Advisor, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
B.A.(Hons) in Fine Art (Painting), Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK
Lecturer, First Institution of Art and Design of Hong Kong
Exhibiting Artist, Opera Gallery
Derek Marks, Artist & Educator
So far, Derek held over nine solo exhibitions in the UK and participated in several group exhibitions. He spent much of 2016-2017 writing his book "Legacies: Arts & Culture - A Personal Journey" which received great reviews. Derek spent considerable time in Hong Kong as an educator and painter. As art advisor to HKIYAS, he is happy to bring his international experience and knowledge to the Art Box.
BA Fine Art (First Class Honors), Goldsmiths College of Art, UK
Foundation: Chelsea School of Art, London, UK
Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Design Institute
Associate Lecturer, University of Arts, London, UK
2019-2011 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, London, UK
1996 The Hunting Prizes: Royal College of Art, London and Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
Yukio Chidori, Japanese Shakuhachi Master
Yukio is a world famous performer of the Japanese music instrument Shakuhachi. Since 2007, he has been studying Shakuhachi under the renowned master Teruhisa Fukuda, founder of the Hijiri School /Sainte-École. Yukio performed at various concerts organized by The Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong and at several universities and concert halls in Hong HK and Japan. He is passionate to share and promote traditional Japanese music.
Music Advisor, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
Awarded title Shihan (Master) and title of “Seimei 聖明” (Wisdom)
Lecturer (Shakuhachi), The Chinese University of Hong Kong Music Department
2007: Shakuhachi Performer, ISCM-ACL World Music Days Conference
2012: performed Shakuhachi with City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and debut of Karl Jenkins' Requiem
2018: recorded a music session with Cantopop singer Pakho Chau
2018: performed as soloist with Cantopop singer Hins Cheung at HK Coliseum
Mr. Zhu is a multi-talented artist in stage design, oil painting, Chinese ink wash & calligraphy and seal carving. He was the chair of Zhejiang Kunqu Opera Troupe and Director of the Troupe's creative team. He has won numerous national and provincial/municipal stage art design awards and was recognized by the Chinese government as a "First Class National Stage Art Designer". In 2005, the Chinese Cultural Ministry awarded Mr. Zhu the title "Kun Opera Excellent Artistic (Dance Beauty) Leader". Mr. Zhu is bringing his vast experience to educate and nurture young artists in stage design.
Artistic Director, Hong Kong International Young Artists Association
Bachelor of Music Education, Chinese Central Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Stage Design, Shanghai Theater Academy of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (major in painting), Zhejiang Academy of Arts Design
Vice President, Zhejiang Academy of Stage Art
Visiting Professor in Arts, Zhejiang Vocational College of Art
Visiting Professor in Arts, Zhejiang Communication College
Award Winner, China 10 Art Festival Dance Design Exhibition Stage Design
Michael Ponce, Visual Artist & Educator
Born in Mexico, Michael is a painter, sculptor and craftsman. His work has appeared in several publications, including the American Artist Magazine, En Plein Air Magazine, Equine Vision Magazine and Polo: Players’ Edition. He is an exhibiting member of the National Arts Club and his work has been seen in many group and solo exhibitions. As an art advisor to HKIYAS, he brings a wealth of international art experiences to The Art Box.
2003 Graduate Research, Oxford University, UK
2003 M.F.A., New York Academy of Art, New York, US
2001 B.F.A., Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, US
2003, New York Academy of Art Travel Award, US
2001, Betram Reinitz Memorial Award
John Kimball, Musician & Composer
John is a passionate musician and the lead guitarist of the American Rock & Roll Band "New Heaven" and overall classical and modern guitar expert. He claims that the more you work on it, the more you want to work on it. John is also known as an creative composer for guitar work and experiments with colorful sounds, creative textures and in your face sound combinations. As a music advisor to HKIYAS, he brings his experience in guitar music to educate and nurture young students.
Music Advisor, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
Class of 2010, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Connecticut
Composer and Player of Guitar Music, Modern and Classical
Lead guitarist, American Rock & Roll Band "New Heaven"
Ringo Wong, Interior Designer
Ringo is a renowned interior designer in Hong Kong and founder of Innovative Design Studio. He is an expert in artistic design and creative photography. He is the Chief Image Officer of Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
Chief Image Officer, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
Member, Hong Kong Interior Design Association
Graduate from Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee Campus)
GAI GE, Visual Artist & Educator
Gai Ge lives and works as a professional painter and art educator in Shenzhen. His work has been exhibited at national and provincial levels and many of his works are now collectors items. His painting "Golden Autumn" was selected for the Fourth Chinese National Art Exhibition. As an art advisor to HKIYAS, he will bring his experience and knowledge to educate student painters.
Visual Art Advisor, Hong Kong International Youth Artists Society
BA of Fine Art, Qingdao University of Science and Technology
Managerial Member,Chinese Contemporary Artists Association
Member, Shandong Branch of the Chinese Artists Association
Member, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Professional Committee
Painting "Golden Autumn" selected for the Fourth Chinese National Art Exhibition