A Hong Kong born Chinese, Eliza received her tertiary education in England. In summer 2011, she graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco with an MFA in Painting.
Eliza has been painting since 1998. Having an upbringing in a traditional Chinese family, and a strong exposure to western cultures throughout her education and career development, her contemporary art carries a blend of eastern and western cultural influence.
In her contemporary realism series “Snapshots”, Eliza created a comic-like human figure to express her sentiments gathered from her past and present encounters in life. This dreamlike figure jumps from above the sky to the ground, crosses oceans and rivers, walks into surreal woods and fairylands, and leaves footprints in rural, ancient and almost unvisited homelands. The work narrates not only some innocent childhood memories, but also curious moments, intrigues, adventures and indulgence. “This little fellow symbolizes the child within a common person’s heart,” Eliza said. “Viewers easily find resonance in these works, and when increasing responsibilities demand much from life, they simply get enlightened and enjoy an imaginative escape from reality.”
Eliza has had solo exhibitions in Hong Kong. She also exhibits annually with an established international art group in which Eliza has been a member and Treasurer since 2002. She actively participates in various local community projects and artist-in-residency programs. In 2011 with the “Lines” series of her works, she was shortlisted for a New York based AIR program organized by the HKADC. A piece from the “Bubbles” series also got accepted into the juried competition and exhibition by Hong Kong Oil Painting Research Society. She has done commissioned work for private collectors as well as corporations. Early this year, her abstract series sold well at the HK Affordable Art Fair.