Self-taught, Fung Ming Chip is primarily an artist of the word: essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, Zhuan-Ke (seal carving) and Shu-Fa (calligraphy). He was born in Guangdong, raised in Hong Kong and moved to New York City in his mid-20s. Sensing the artist within since childhood, his encounter with visual arts in Manhattan and beyond re-awakened this spirit.


Time and space are the two hands on a clock in Fung’s decades long engagement with Shu-Fa. Fung is determined to expand the possibility of ink by experimenting with modernized methods – deconstructing and reassembling lines and strokes, playing with different ink tones and compositional arrangements. Over the past three decades, Fung has created more than a hundred unique script styles, reinventing traditional calligraphy with a novel and radical vision.


Key solo exhibitions include “20Hz - 20KHz”, Galerie du Monde, HK (2021); “MEME”, Galerie du Monde, HK (2017); “Shu-Fa Sutra”, Galerie du Monde, HK (2015); “To Be & Not to Be”, The Private Museum, Singapore (2012); “Rational Line”, University of Cambridge, UK (2004); “Fung Ming Chip”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (1999). Fung’s works belong to many prominent museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, USA; Ashmolean Museum, UK; Asian Art Museum, USA; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong; Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, USA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA; among others. Fung currently lives and works in Hong Kong.