Annysa Ng
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Artist Statement

Annysa Ng is a New York-based, Hong Kong-born artist. She studied fine art at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenen Künste in Germany and School of Visual Arts in New York.

Utilizing the structural and metaphoric potential of found objects, Ng creates assemblages and installation that explore her interest in perception, unconscious, and the reality as perceived through various states of consciousness.

In the 2-dimensional works, her intricate ink drawings of Elizabethan collars are rendered in such a precise, obsessive way, that one can feel its chokehold, yet the dots she uses to form the collar are extremely subtle and delicate. Clothed in combinations of Elizabethan collars and traditional Chinese costumes, Ng’s featureless silhouetted faces devoid of emotion and character are reference not merely a combination of cultures take place in Hong Kong, but specifies the paradox of constructing void identity.

She was awarded Manhattan Community Arts Fund, 2009/10 Fellowship recipient from the Urban Artist Initiative/NYC, Osaka Governor Prize by Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Fellowship at the National Academy Museum and School in NYC, and Residency at Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Czech Republic. Ng’s works have been exhibited internationally including the SCOPE art fair in Basel, 'Young Artists from New York 2007' at the Egon Schiele Art Centrum in the Czech Republic, Asian Contemporary Art Fair in New York, the Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN at Osaka Municipal Arts Museum in Japan, and The 9th Chinese National Art Exhibition in Beijing. Her work has been collected by Deutsche Bank, the Stuttgart City Library, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Georg v. Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co.KG, Germany. In 2008, she was named one of the Ten Talents to Watch by the London Times.

Exhibition History at Gallery 456
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Works & History
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Celestial Revolution, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 Transgress : Beyond the Cultural Borders, La Murrina, New York, NY
2011 Eyes Closed, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2009 Her Eyes Closed, Holster Projects, London, UK
Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany (Two person show)
2007 Weave a Maze, Economist Gallery, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2006 Toupee, Shin Choi Store, New York, NY
2005 Love & Fear, Holasek Weir Gallery, New York, NY
1997 The Color of Wheat, Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, Hong Kong
1996 Watercolors by Annysa Ng II, Hong Kong Cultural Center Foyer, HK
1994 Watercolors by Annysa Ng, Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
To See a World in a Grain of Sand, China 2000 Fine Art, NY
2013
Now and Then : Contemporary Ink vs Antiquities 新水墨 : 古董也當代, Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery at Fringe Club, Hong Kong
Vivid Reflections: Nostalgic Renderings, General Electric Cultural Fine Art gallery, Connecticut, NY
Pulse New York: Galerie Michael Sturm, New York, NY
Resurrection, Observatory at Proteus Gowanus Art Complex, Brooklyn, NY
Cold Castle, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY
2012
Incognito: The Art of Disguise, Neoteric Fine Art, Amagansett, NY
No Trans-national - Liquid Borders and Empty Promises, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
THE INFLUENTIAL FEMALE - Drawings Inspired by Women in History, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
Manifest DESTINY, China 2000 Fine Art, New York, NY
2011
Hong Kong Whispers, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London, UK
Observed, Imagined and Recreated, Longwood Art Gallery @ HOSTOS | The Bronx Council on the Arts, NY
Interwoven: Icons and Ideas, Hampen Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
New Shoots Off the Old Truck - Contemporary Chinese art with a Classical Roots, China 2000 Fine Art, New York, NY
On Your Mark: The Inner Necessity Of Both Methodical and Unrestrained Drawing, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY
Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, NY
2010
Tomato Grey: 18 degree of Acclimation, White Box, New York, NY
SCOPE Basel: Holster Projects, Switzerland
Alternate Selves, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky
Beyond the Colony of Kitsch, Crossing Art gallery, Queens, NY
Back Room Biennial, LZ Project Space, New York, NY
2009
Art Fair 21: Galerie Michael Sturm, Cologne, Germany
Unbounded, China Square, New York, NY
Glam Shackle & Spice, Gallery Satori. New York, NY
2008
Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win: Emerging Artists from the Chinese Diaspora, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
The 27th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
Stripped, Holster Project, London, UK
Over the Rainbow of NEXT I(s) Art Project, Yoo Art Space, Seoul, Korea
Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Spotlight: NG/HARIMA/SERNET, New York, NY
Micro Macro, Gallery Satori, New York, NY
2007
Black Milk, Vanina Holasek Gallery, SCOPE Basel International Contemporary Art Fair, Switzerland
Asian Contemporary Art Fair: HNC Culture/Beijing, Pier 92, New York, NY
Passport to the Arts – New Yorker magazine, Vanina Holasek Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Fellowship Recipients Exhibition of Mural Designs, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, NY
Young Artists from New York 2007, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.
Spotlight HK, the Arts House at the Old Parliament House, Singapore.
2006
Who is that Girl, Vanina Holasek Gallery, New York, NY
Pipe Lines, Nars foundation studio space #2, Brooklyn, NY
Medium One, Emergency Arts, New York, NY
The 25th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
2005
Women’s Voices, GEDOK e.V., Stuttgart, Germany
Witch Hunt, Richard Shack Gallery, Miami Art Center, FL
The 24th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
2004
Château Marianne, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
2001
The 7th Annual Artist Abroad Exhibition, Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong City Hall High Block, Hong Kong
The 20th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan.
Samaritan Fund-raising Exhibition, Chinese Tee Club, Hong Kong
Forward+Rewind=Art, Gallery Meli Melo, Hong Kong
2000
The 14th International Watercolor Exhibition of Asia, Shanghai, China
The 19th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
Blue is Blue, Exhibition Hall, City Hall Low Block, Hong Kong
The XXVIII Federation International Des Societes D’Amateurs D’Exlibris Congress, Boston Public Library, MA
Reflections, Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong City Hall High Block, Hong Kong
1999
The 9th Chinese National Art Exhibition, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Entering into 21st century, Greeting year 2000 exhibition on Exlibris, Engraving and Frottage, Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong
The 18th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
Ours are not still life, Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, Hong Kong
1998
98 S.Z. International Exlibris Show, Shenzhen, China
The 13th International Watercolor Exhibition of Asia, Juldis Hatyai Plaza, Thailand
The 17th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
For Art’s Sake, Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, Hong Kong
1997
Arts Exhibition of Hong Kong Artists for Celebrating the Reunification of Hong Kong and China, Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall Low Block, Hong Kong
Tomorrow will be even better, Baptist University, Hong Kong
The 12th International Watercolor Exhibition of Asia, Tottori Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
The 16th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
Celebrating Diversity, Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, Hong Kong
1996
The 15th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan
The 11th International Watercolor Exhibition of Asia, Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1995
The 14th Arts Collection NICHIGENTEN, Osaka Municipal Arts Museum, Japan

AWARD
2017 Creative Engagement Grants, LMCC, NY
2012 Manhattan Community Arts Fund, NY
2009/10 Fellowship recipient from the Urban Artist Initiative / New York City
2010 Manhattan Community Arts Fund, NY
2007 Fellowship for Mural Workshop, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, NY
1996 Osaka Governor Prize by Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Japan

RESIDENCY
2007 Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

COLLECTIONS
Deutsche Bank Art Collection, New York
Stadtbücherei Stuttgart City Library, Germany
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Guangzhou, China
Georg v. Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co.KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Pacific Century Premium Development Ltd, Hong Kong

MEMBERSHIP
Co-founder of Tomato Grey, artist Collective in New York, since 2008
Councilor of Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Japan since 1996
Member and historian of Artists Abroad, Hong Kong from 1997 to 2001
Member of Wu Lin Zhuang Art Association, Hong Kong from 1996 to 2001