Lie Fhung

Lie Fhung graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design ITB in 1994. She currently lives and works in Hong Kong. Aside from creating artworks, she is also a freelance graphic designer and has been working on a business in digital scrapbooking that he began in 2005. In 2007 Lie Fhung participated in CEBIKO – 4th World Ceramic Biennale in North Korea and her artworks are permanently collected by the World Ceramic Foundation, Icheon. Not only she works with ceramic medium, she also makes paintings, drawings, digital printings, and installations, showing the same level of sensitivity in each medium she explores. About her artworks, this is Lie Fhung’s statement:

I create, therefore I am
To create something that would make a difference, however small it might be
I don’t need my work to change the world
Just touching others life will do. A fleeting intense moment will do
A flash of heartfelt insight will do. A surge of warmth will do. A spark of inspiration will do
A stroke of sheer joy will do. A grip of heightened senses will do. A trigger for reflection will do
Chance to share will do
I want my work to talk with people on individual level, to stimulate the cerebral-emotional interaction in each individual. So they would walk out with something glowing inside. Perhaps just an excitement from experiencing something different. Probably pure out of sensory enjoyment. Maybe it comes from unexpected insightful discoveries.
Whichever the case it might be, I hope they won’t come out empty nor impassive nor indifferent
It is good if the glow stay long after. If it’s not, it’s not bad either. It is there and it would do for that sole moment -Fhung-

Her artworks tell us about his reflections on body, especially a woman’s body. In addition, they are also about personal things, such as dreams, fantasies, imagination, and hopes, related to the reflections. The visualization of small wings, a woman’s body, a child or a fetus always occurs as a metaphor. Lie Fhung tries to enhance the boundary of meanings on mental activities known as dreams through various kinds of visuals and media. To connect what is in her subconscious and conscious mind. Her ceramic artworks show a good understanding on ceramic as a medium including its characters that have become its identity and also, her visual sense in composing visuals through the mix of several different media, providing a different and more flexible perspective in understanding a ceramic artwork.

Works


Dream Archives – Portal #007
2009
Altered KOLO Havana Box, acrylic, door spy-glasses, glass jar, various copper and stainless-steel wire, partially glazed hand-built porcelain.
Dimension: 5.5” x 7.75” x 9.75”


Hidden Growth VIII
2009
Glazed translucent porcelain, plexiglass, wooden frame, screws.
Dimension: 16″x12″ (the frame)

Exhibition View


Artist Statement:

I create, therefore

I am

to create something that would make a difference,
however small it might be

I don’t need my work to change the world

Just touching others life will do
A fleeting intense moments will do
A flash of heartfelt insight will do
A surge of warmth will do
A spark of inspiration will do
A stroke of sheer joy will do
A grip of heightened senses will do
A trigger for reflection will do
A chance to share will do

I want my work to talk with people on individual level,
to stimulate the cerebral-emotional interaction in each individual

So they would walk out with something glowing inside
Perhaps just an excitement from experiencing something different
Probably pure out of sensory enjoyment
Maybe it comes from unexpected insightful discoveries

Whichever the case it might be,
I hope they won’t come out empty nor impassive nor indifferent

It is good if the glow stay long after
If it’s not, it’s not bad either
It is there and it would do for that sole moment

Biodata


Lie Fhung
Born in Jakarta, August 19th, 1969

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

1994 : Graduated from Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB), Bachelor of Fine Art, Major in Ceramics, Bandung, Indonesia.

ACHIEVEMENT & EXHIBITIONS

2009
“The First Indonesia Contemporary Ceramic Biennale”, North Art Space, Jaya Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia.

‘Corporeal Dream’ Solo Exhibition at SIGIarts Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.

‘flight’ was featured in the book ‘Contemporary Ceramics’ by Emmanuel Cooper, Thames & Hudson, 2009.

‘GirlTalk UnEdited’ Group Exhibition of Seven Women Artists at Linggar Seni Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.

‘Latitudes in Transit: Indonesian and Mexican Women Artists’ Group Exhibition held by the Embassy of Mexico at The National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.

2008
‘Hello Print’ Group Exhibition at Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.

‘Sincere Subjects’ Group Exhibition for the opening of SIGI Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.

‘Work In Progress’ Exhibition at the Red Mill Gallery, Vermont, U.S.A.

Recipient of the Freeman Fellowship Award for an 8-week artist residency at Vermont Studio Center, U.S.A.

2007
‘flight’ is selected for CEBIKO, 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Korea as one of the two representatives from Indonesia. On exhibit from April 28th – June 28th 2007. It is now part of the World Ceramic Foundation’s permanent collection.

2005
Solo Exhibition ‘flight’ at the CP artspace, Jakarta.

Joint exhibition ‘Exodus Barang’, celebrating the Nadi Gallery’s new exhibition space at ‘Nadi Gallery’ in Jakarta. Featuring non-ceramic works (in collaboration with Ace Hardware): ‘unshelving’ and ‘self-exiled’.

2004
Participated in ‘The Young Indonesian Ceramic Artists’, a national ceramic exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia, in Jakarta. Featuring new work titled ‘pre-flight’.

1998
Participated in a national happening art event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia titled: “Consider Others”.

1996
Joint Ceramic Exhibition titled ‘Creative Ceramic Appreciation’ at Soemardja Gallery of Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia with ceramic installation work titled: ‘Anxious’.

1995
Solo Exhibition, Ceramic Installation Work titled ‘Krisis’ at Cipta Gallery III, Jakarta Art Center, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta.

1994
Received an honorary A-Plus mark for the Final Project titled: “Krisis”, Institute Technology of Bandung, Indonesia.

Ceramic Exhibition, the installation work titled ‘Krisis’ in October Forum, at Soemardja Gallery, Faculty of Art & Design Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia.

1993
Joint Ceramic Accessories Exhibition with IPPPPPOT (Ceramic Students Union) ITB at Jakarta Design Center, Jakarta.

1992
Selected as The Outstanding Student of Fine Art Department, Faculty of Art & Design Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB) Indonesia.

Sent for a comparative study to Malaysia with ten other Outstanding Students of Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.

Selected for Joint Ceramics Exhibition at Educational & Cultural Building, Bandung, Indonesia.

1991
Third Place. Outstanding Students Award, Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB).

Joint Ceramics Exhibition with IPPPPPOT (Ceramics Students Union), Institute Technology of Bandung, Indonesia.

Participated as both artist and photo-model for the ‘Art+Fashion+Environmental’ Project held by MODE Magazine.

1990
Ceramics Students Joint Exhibition, Plaza of Art & Cultural Building, Jakarta.

Prize for The Most Unique Design, National Accessories Design Competition – jointly sponsored by Gadis & Femina Magazines, Indonesia.

1989
Top Ten in Freshman Year, Faculty of Art and Design Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia.

1987
First Prize, Colossal Painting Competition, Jakarta Art Center, Taman Ismail Marzuki’s 19th Anniversary, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Joint Painting Exhibition, Jakarta Art Center, Taman Ismail Marzuki’s 19th Anniversary, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Joint Painting Exhibition with Sanggar Balai Seni Rupa Jakarta, Indonesia.

1986
First Prize, Fan Decorating Competition, Mandarin Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia.

First Prize, Youth Painting Competition, Cultural and Education Minister Trophy Mr. Fuad Hassan, Dunia Fantasi Ancol, Republic of Indonesia’s 41st Anniversary.

First Prize, Water Jug Decorating Competition, ASEAN Ceramics Exhibition, Balai Seni Rupa Jakarta, Indonesia.

Bronze Medal, International Painting Competition, 19 Premio Pittura Scout, Italy.

First Prize and Audience Favorite Prize, Textile Painting Competition PASSRI, Textile Museum of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Certificate of Merit, Shankar’s International School Children’s Competition, India.

1985
Supreme Gold Medal, The 15th International Children’s Art Exhibition, Japan.

First Prize, Painting Competition PASSRI, Jakarta Arts Center, Taman Ismail Marzuki.

Third Prize, Second ASEAN Exhibition of Children’s Art and Joint Traveling Exhibition around ASEAN countries.

Certificate of Merit, Shankar’s International School Children’s Competition, India.

Member of Cultural Exchange of Indonesia-Japan with Sanggar Mini. Joint Painting Exhibition and Bali Dance Performance in Yokohama, Japan.

1984
Gold Medal, The 15th World School Children’s Art Exhibition, Taiwan.

Japanese Foreign Minister Award, The 14th International Children’s Art Exhibition, Japan.

Gold Medal. The 26th World School Children’s Exhibition, Korea.

Silver Medal, National Drawing Competition, The Indonesian Committee for UNESCO, National Education Day, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Third Prize, National Painting Exhibition, PMI (Palang Merah Indonesia; Indonesian Red Cross).

Bronze Medal. International Children’s Drawing Competition, UNESCO, Czechoslovakia.

1983
Gold Medal. The 13th International Children’s Art Exhibition, Japan.

Gold Medal. International Painting Competition, 18 Premio Pittura Scout, Italy.

Gold Medal, International Drawing Competition, The 14th World School Children’s Art Exhibition, Taiwan.

Silver Medal, Shankar’s International School Children’s Competition, India.

Second Prize, National Drawing Competition, The Indonesian Committee for UNESCO, National Education Day, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Certificate of Merit, First ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nation) Exhibition of Children’s Art, and Joint Traveling Exhibition around ASEAN countries.
Honorable Mentioned, Joint Painting Exhibition of Java, BKTK Bandung, Indonesia.

1982
Gold Medal, The 12th World School Children’s Art Exhibition, Taiwan.

Silver Medal, National Painting Competition, Indonesia Committee for UNESCO, National Education Day, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Third Prize and Honorable Mentioned, National Children’s Drawing Competition, Jakarta’s dan Republic of Indonesia’s Anniversary, TIM (Taman Ismail Marzuki; Jakarta Arts Center), Jakarta, Indonesia.

Joint Exhibition held by CIPTA and Taman Ismail Marzuki, Main Gallery, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta City 455th Anniversary, Indonesia.

1981
First Prize, National Children Drawing Competition, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol’s 6th Anniversary, Indonesia.

Bronze Medal, International Painting Competition, 17 Premio Pittura Scout, Italy.

Joint Drawing Exhibition with Sanggar Balai Seni Rupa Jakarta at Gedung Balai Seni Rupa Jakarta, Indonesia.

1980
Silver Medal, Four Cities Children Drawing Competition: Solo-Yogyakarta-Bandung-Jakarta, Indonesia.

Joint Drawing Exhibition with Sanggar Balai Seni Rupa Jakarta, at Gedung Balai Seni Rupa Jakarta, Indonesia.

1979
Honorable Mentioned, National Children’s Drawing Competition, International Children Year of 1979, PUTRI Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Indonesian Miniature Park), Jakarta, Indonesia.

COLLECTION

– Ms. Melba Pria, Ambassador of Mexico to Indonesia
– World Ceramic Foundation, Korea
– Galleries in Indonesia
– Private Collectors (Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, U.K. and U.S.)

PUBLICATION

– Contemporary Ceramics by Emmanuel Cooper, Thames and Hudson, 2009