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Graduate of the Royal College of Art, London. Painter and printmaker with over 30 years of Professional Practice experience in the field of Fine Art and more than 20 years experience in senior academic, university management and governance roles.

Currently represented as an artist by Nadine Fine Art South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and KangQi Art, China

Panel member (Humanities and Social Sciences) Research Grants Council, UGC, Hong Kong since 2020

Finalist in the 2014 Artelaguna International Art Prize, Venice, Italy 2014

Member of UK Council for Higher Education in Art and Design, 2005-2012 and Peer Reviewer for UK Arts and Humanities Research Council 2007-2010.

Previous senior academic posts include;

Dean Fine Arts (and Widening Participation) , University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Kent, UK, 2009-2012

Dean Art, Design and Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 2008-2009

Head of College, Canterbury, University College for the Creative Arts, Kent, UK 2005-2008

Head of Canterbury School of Fine Art, KIAD, Kent, UK 1998-2005

Head of School of Art and Design, WHC, Watford, UK 1996-1998

Research interests

Primary research interest is Fine Art practice with emphasis on painting, drawing and printmaking. Currently also developing and co-curating an international video arts project.

Currently conducting a non-traditional output based research project, Translating New Territories; International Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Project with funding from the HKIEd

Recent non-traditional research outputs, professional practice and knowledge transfer activities include;

  • Hysan mural design showcase exhibition, Lee Gardens, Hong Kong 2021
  • Exhibitions in Guangzhou and Shenzhen 2019, 20, 21
  • Mural painting for Yitian Plaza Mall, Shenzhen 2019
  • Possibilities of Design mural painting, International Design week, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China 2018
  • TranslationsI-III exhibition, Osage gallery, Hong Kong 2018
  • Translation(s) III; Bodies In Transit international video project screened at Art Stays, Slovenia 2017 and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester UK, 2017. (Co-curated and contributed new video work)
  • Exhibiting with Nadine Fine Art, South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017
  • New painting selected for 'Mysticism in Landscape' exhibition, Nadine Fine Art, KL, Malaysia August 2016
  • Solo exhibition of new works at Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London, August 2016
  • New painting selected for Spice Select 2016, The Monochrome Show, at Nadine Fine Art South East Asia, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016
  • Video work 'Revolution' screened at Videotage Booth, Art Basel art Fair, Hong Kong March 2016
  • New video work screened as component of "A conversation between Ruan and Guitar", with new music composed by CC Leung, performed at ticketed public events at Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Black Box Theatre, Kowloon, January 2016
  • Group exhibition of paintings, Lacey Contemporary Gallery, Notting Hill, London 2015
  • Solo exhibition of paintings and prints, "Around Among Within", at Lacey Contemporary Gallery, Notting Hill, London, 2015
  • Co-curated and contibuted to "translation(s) II; translating the city" international video arts project screened at Videotage HK and Artstays public arts festival, Slovenia 2015
  • Selected finalist in the 14th international Artelaguna painting competition and exhibited in finalist exhibition at the Arsenale, Venice, Italy 2014
  • Completed two painting commissions for the Kent Science Park, Kent UK 2015

Full details of exhibition history can be seen at www.laurencewood.co.uk and other works at www.translatingnewterritories.com

External Appointments

Panl member (Humanities and Social Sciences) Research Grants Council, UGC, Hong Kong since 2020

Honorary Consultant, HKSEA since 2019

Visiting professor and external sensor (examiner) Bergen Arkitekt Skole, Bergen, Norway

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