Michelle has over a decade of art teaching experiences; her students range from toddlers to adults. She articulates clearly and is able to explain abstract concepts. Michelle sees herself as belonging to a generation of young Westernized Hong Kong artists who works in the Pop Surrealist genre. She draws on sources from popular subcultures such as fairy tales, children’s picture books and the Otaku, as well as from fifteenth-century European etching and traditional Chinese landscape painting.
In March 2010, she was awarded an artist residency at Canada’s prestigious Banff Centre. Her works have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea and China. Her exhibition I Don’t Know if You Know How Much I Love You (March 2012) was the first solo show at hi art store, a gallery project of Beijing art tycoon Wu Jing. In November 2012, she began to work with Michael Goedhuis Gallery (London, U.K.) that has an international reputation of dealing Asian art for over two decades.
She was recently declared as a winner of the Young Artist Competition organized by Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2012 and also received an Award of Excellence in the Second Greater China Illustration Awards. Her works have been featured in the media numerous times, and are in international private collections, and The Canada Council Art Bank.
Having lived in Vancouver for almost two decades, the artist returned to her place of birth Hong Kong to pursue her art career in the summer of 2011.