MA Kwai Shun was awarded B.A. in Fine Art in 1976 and M.Phil. in Chinese art history in 1991from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was also awarded D.F.A. from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia in 2002. He was Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Grantham College of Education / The Hong Kong Institute of Education from 1982 to 2008. He has organized solo exhibitions since 2001 such as Dialogue between water-based colour printmaking and ink painting, Water-based Print and Ink Painting: Artworks by Ma Kwai Shun. He was awarded Ink Painting Prize in the 9th Chinese National Art Exhibition 1999 in Beijing.
The theme of Ma Kwai Shun’s recent works is city life which serves as a personal visual diary recording some of the social issues and local phenomenon. He likes to observe through on-site drawing supported by photography and subsequently explored by integrating with mixed media, computer and digital media.
Project C: Art Education Programme @ Fotan Exhibition– City Diary: 〈Tree disasters〉
He Fei, Hong Kong Graphics Art Joint Exhibition Hong Kong Cultural Centre
-Sketch-Vision II Trio Exhibition Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre
60th Anniversary of Fine Art Department, CUHK, Artist Commune of Cattle Depot Artist Village
AP3 Impression 2013—Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau Prints Exhibition Macau
– 20th National Prints Exhibition Heilongjiang Art Museum
”Convergence Divergence-An International Prints Exchange Exhibition” Hong Kong Graphic Art Festival
Invitation Exhibition of Water-based Wood Block Prints, Nanjing, China
Bunsan International Print Art Festival 2005
Busan Metropolitan City Hall, Korea
Series I : City imageries–Umbrella Movement
The works serve as a personal visual diary recording some of the authentic experience of the 2014 Umbrella Movement. They are developed through brush pen and ink drawing and later transformed into digital files for experimentation by using computer.
Series II : City Diary –〈Tree disasters〉
The works are generated from the super typhoon Mangosteen which hit the city in September 2018. The unprecedented scale of fallen trees has aroused public’s concern about the policy of tree planting and issues of environmental protection.
All works were finished on-site using crayon and rubbing on different types of thin paper, resulting various formats and compositions