Hong Fu

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Hong Fu (b.1946, China) is an internationally recognised painter based in Melbourne. He has exhibited across Australia and around the world since his first solo exhibition was held at the highly acclaimed China National Gallery in Beijing, China in 1988.

He is the only Chinese-Australian artist selected for Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize (2021) with the Portrait of Dr Joseph Brown. 100 artworks were chosen from over 6,000 finalists of 100 years (1921-2021) of the Archibald Prize. This year is Hong Fu’s fourth time being selected as the finalist, after 2008, 2009, and 2021 nominations, with Portrait of Peter Wegner.

Major solo exhibitions were held at Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria (2003-2018); Tian Jin Museum, China (2009); SOAG Gallery, Newcastle (2009); Mahoney’s Gallery, Melbourne (2000 & 2001); Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane (1995); Christie’s Auction, Melbourne & Sydney (1994); Kaohsiung Museum, Taiwan (1993); and the highly acclaimed China National Art Gallery, Beijing (1988).

Hong Fu’s work is held in major collections in Australia and overseas including CBUS Foundation; Supreme Court, Victoria; Murdoch’s family; Sir Charles Court; John Hilson; Stanthorp Regional Art Gallery, QLD; Crown Casino; Ethel Turner’s family; Safti Military Institute of Singapore; West Australia University; University of New Castle; The CQ University Australia; and Bank of Japan. Private collections are in China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium, UK and Australia.

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1946 Born in China
1966-1990
Graduated from Beijing Institute of Art and Design, Beijing
Stage art designer of The National Broadcast & Television of China
Art editor of China Centre Television
Director of Artist’s Gallery, Beijing, China
1990
Arrived in Australia
Present
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia
2022 “Still, Life”, Vermilion Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2019 Art Amoy Art Fair, Xiamen, China
 Yering Station Gallery, VIC, Australia 
2018 Art Amoy, Xiamen, China
2016 Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2014 Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2012 Retrospective 50 Years Exhibition, Montsalvat Art Centre, Eltham, Victoria, Australia
Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2011 Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2010 Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2009 Tian Jin Museum, Tian Jin, China
Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
SOAG Gallery, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
2008 Painting Box Gallery, Canberra
Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2007 Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2006 Art Lounge Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2005 Painting Box Gallery, Canberra
Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Retrospective Exhibition of 15 Years in Australia, Montsalvat Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia
2004 Main Street Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2003
Main Street Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
2002
Made From Australia Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Boat House Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Manage Art Trois, Perth, Australia
2000-2001
Mahoney’s Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1999 Brighton Horizon Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1998
Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1997
Raffles Fine Arts, Singapore
1996 Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
1995
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1994
Christie’s Auction, Melbourne & Sydney
1993
Gallery Del Mondo, Fremantle, Australia
Kaohsiung Museum, Taiwan
1990 East Gallery, Perth, Australia
1988 China National Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2022  “the Archibald Prize”, AGNSW, Sydney, Australia
“the Darling Prize”, the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia
2021 “the Archibald Prize”, AGNSW, Sydney, Australia
“the Archie 100”, AGNSW, Sydney, Australia
2014 “Doug Moran National Portrait Prize”, historic Juniper Hall, Sydney, Australia
“Black Swan Portrait Prize”, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia
2010 “Doug Moran National Portrait Prize”, historic Juniper Hall, Sydney, Australia
2009 “the Archibald Prize”, AGNSW, Sydney, Australia
2008 “the Archibald Prize”, AGNSW, Sydney, Australia
2005 Montsalvat Arts Centre, Eltham, Victoria, Australia
2002 Boat House Gallery, Victoria
Manage Art Trois, Perth, Australia
1997 “Raffles Fine Arts Auction”, Singapore
1996 “Christie’s Auction”, Melbourne, Australia
1995 “Christie’s Auction”, Melbourne & Sydney, Australia
2020 Portrait of Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau AC collected by Government House of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2011 Portrait of R.C.Rennie Fritsch’y collected by the CQ University Australia, Queensland, Australia
Portrait of Professor John Rickad collected by the CQ University Australia, Queensland, Australia
2009 Portrait of Sir James Gobbo collected by Supreme Court VIC, Melbourne, Australia
2008 Portrait of Dr. Joseph Brown collected by CBUS foundation, Sydney, Australia
2002 Portrait of Sarah collected by Stanthorp Regional Art Gallery, QLD, Australia

 

Private collections in China; Japan; Taiwan; Hong Kong; Singapore; USA; France; Germany; Italy; Holland; Belgium; UK; and Australia.

Murdoch’s family;

Sir Charles Court

John Hilson

Ethel Turner’s family

2022 Portrait of Peter Wegner selected into finalist of “Archibald 2022”, AGNSW

Portrait of Alex Miller selected into finalist of “Darling Portrait Prize 2022”, the National Portrait Gallery

 2021 Portrait of Dr. Joseph Brown selected into “Archie 100”, AGNSW
Portrait of Prof. Mabel Lee selected into finalist of “Archibald Prize 2021”, AGNSW
 2014
The Finalist of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW
The Finalist of the Black Swan Portrait Prize
2010 The Finalist of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW
2009 The Finalist of Archibald Prize, AGNSW
Bronze Medalist of Herald-Sun Prize, Comberwell, VIC
2008 The Finalist of Archibald Prize, AGNSW
2006 Selected into Des Refuse’s Salon, the Alternate Archibald Prize Selection, National Trust S.H.Ervin Gallery, NSW
2004 The Finalist of the Dobell Prize of Drawing, National Gallery of NSW
Winner of the Most Outstanding Art Work, Stanthorp Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2002 Winner of the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, Bega Valey Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2000 Selected into the Alternate Archibald Prize Selection, National Trust S.H.Ervin Gallery, NSW
1999 Third Prize of James Farrell self-portrait Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, VIC, Australia
1996 The finalist of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

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