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Artist / Marianne Lau

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Art is long, Life is short

Born in Hong Kong, Marianne LAU is married and lives with her family in Kowloon. Studied both in Hong Kong and the UK, her career journey is diverse and colourful; from classrooms in schools, to the boardroom of a financial institute during 1980s to 90s.

Since her retirement in 2000, Marianne was determined to focus on her enthusiasm about art. Starting with the learning of professional skills and techniques, she explored her free mind and artistic expressions by her brushes and unique palette on canvas and paper. Her debut oil painting exhibition was held in 2008, followed by five solos till 2018. In collaboration with the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), her first catalogue Moonshine was published in 2014, aligned with an exhibition of her paintings in the institution.

Art is for all

Marianne soon became an active member in the local art scene. From the perspective of an artist and a mother of three children, she understands the importance of creative thinking and joyful learning to the young minds. She has been showing her care and support to the younger generations, by sponsoring awards of several art colleges in Hong Kong. She also helped organizing programmes for the Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA), to support and promote the activities of the museum, and to enhance the public interest in the visual arts. She is currently the trustee of the Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art.



1957  Born in Hong Kong 

Currently lives in Hong Kong



2022  Master in Cultural Studies & Tourism, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

1988  Master in Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

1983  Bachelor of Education, The University of Nottingham



2018 “Catch the moment” at the Town, 6/fl.Yung Chi bldg. Wellington st., Central

2016  Joint exhibition with the K.S.Sze & Sons “Breakdown & Breakthrough At 33/fl., Alexandra house, Central

2014  “Making Moonshine” 292, Tai Po road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon 

2012  “Labour of Love”exhibition Mingdotdais, Sanpokong, Kowloon 

2009 “Four Seasons” at Philia Lounge, Central

2008 “Inaugural exhibition at Wah You Commercial Building, Rm 502, Causeway bay, HK

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