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Artist / Ping-Shun Chan

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Ping-Shun Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong. Throughout his teenage years and twenties, he resided primarily in the United States for his high school, undergraduate, then post-graduate education, earning a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2005. Prior to 2009, his art training consisted mainly of art classes given at Columbia University and the Ohio State University. During 2006-2007, he lived for a year in Germany as a visiting mathematics researcher. The extensive museum visits he made there and in other European countries (France, Austria, the Netherlands) further enriched his exposure to art.

In 2009, having decided to undertake a more thorough and traditional training in visual art, Chan enrolled at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, Canada. In 2011, Chan returned to Hong Kong, and has been working as a university math lecturer and an oil painter ever since.



2009 – 2011     Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2000 – 2005  Ph.D. in Mathematics. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,


1996 – 2000    BA in Mathematics. Columbia University, New York, New York, USA


Honors and Awards

2012                    Merit Award, The 1st Hong Kong Oil Painting Competition

2011                     Finalist, Still Life/Floral category of The Artist's Magazine 28th

                             Annual Art Competition

                             Finalist, International Artist Magazine Challenge #65 'Still Life &

                             Florals' Competition

Past Exhibitions

2023                   True to Form: The Power of Depicting Reality, Touch Gallery

2020                  Silent Dialogue - Ping-Shun Chan, Aries Wu & Tung Yiu Three Men

                              Exhibition. Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2018                    From Life Painting Exhibition. Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, Fringe

                             Club, Hong Kong

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