Violet  Shum

Violet Shum is a Hong Kong-based visual artist. She spent her early years to study painting from a portrait artist, Wong Kum. In 2003, she earned her Bachelor Degree of Arts in Fine Art from the RMIT University, in 2016 earned her Degree of Master of Arts in Philosophy from Hong Kong Chinese University and in 2017, she attended an Art Specialist Course of Sculpture at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre and gained a Creative Award. Violet was also awarded the VSC Freeman Foundation Asian Artists’ Fellowship 2010-11, and in 2012, was the finalists and the People’s Choice Award of Cliftons Art Prize. Shum has taken active roles in graphic and arts as well as arts education programs. While she is interested in transforming industrial materials, such as stainless steel mesh and wire, natural elements also plays an intricate part in her works, which give her a multi-faceted platform to show the viewers an intertwined world of digital tech and natural beauty.

Artist Works


Reborn 重生 (2018)

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Snuggle 依偎 (2018)

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Surprised 驚喜 (2018)

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Unique 獨一無二 (2018)


Awards & Press

Solo Exhibitions
2010"Rhythms and Memories" - Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center US
2010"Thorns and Roses" - Shin Hwa Gallery Hong Kong
Joint Exhibitions
2018"Graduation Exhibition of the Art Specialist Course 2017-18 (Sculpture)" - Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Hong Kong
2018"11 Westside x Nido Asia" - Kennedy Town Hong Kong
2017"Art for Space / Space for Art?" HKAS 6th Alumni Exhibition - Hong Kong Arts Centre Hong Kong
2017"Forging - Works and Days" - JCCAC Hong Kong
2016"Conversations of Life" - JCCAC Hong Kong
2015"Jockey Club Community Arts Biennale 2015" - ArtisTree Taikoo Place Hong Kong
2014"Detour 2014" - PMQ Hong Kong
2013"Side Show" - Hameenkyro Tampere
2013"A! Project" - Oil Street Hong Kong
2012"Beyond the Printing Screen"- New Gallery on Old Bailey Hong Kong
2011"Yes, the door is open"- JCCAC Hong Kong
2010"If You Park Here" – B1-5 Shatin Galleria, Fotan
2009"R.O.A.D." Exhibition – Neuberg Artspace Hong Kong
2008"Art@SKMFE" A Recollection of Time – JCCAC Hong Kong
2007"Poems of Flowers" – Visual Art Exhibition, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Hong Kong
2004"4th Dimension" Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Graduation Show – The Pao Gallery Hong Kong

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