Kennis Chan

Born in: Hong Kong 1991 Based in London.

Buraindo , Acrylic on fabric, 100 × 85 × 3 cm

Buraindo, Acrylic on fabric, 100 × 85 × 3 cm


Royal College of Art (MA Painting , 2015)

Kennis Chan completed her Masters of Fine Art in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London, and her BA(Hons) Fine Art from Lancaster University, UK. Her practice embodies profound respect for the places and environments she travels to. Themes of time and space have become the focus of recent paintings. Her work is contributing to current debates about painting’s contemporary status between East-West positions through geometric abstraction and gestural authorship. Private collection from all over United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, China and Hong Kong. Recent shows include ‘Shadow’ at Lichfield Cathedral and and ‘Don’t Touch’ on 352 King’s Road, London.


2015        Royal College of Art, MA Painting
2013        Lancaster University, BA Fine Art


2016        Finalist of The Lichfield Prize
2015        Longlisted for Griffin Art Prize
                Shortlisted for the Art Graduates Prize
                Longlisted for Signature Art Prize
2014        Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
                Shortlisted for Royal Bath and West Society
2013        Lancaster University Fine Art Studentship Award


2019        Art Central, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong
2018        The Paddock III, Posted, Studio Fontaine JCCAC Hong Kong
                Daily Abstract, Contemporary by Angela Li Hong Kong
2016        The Angle of Incidence, Kennis Chan & Yu Ting Ong
                Don't Touch, Brodsgaard Art, 352 King's Road, Chelsea, London
                Shadow, Lichfield Cathedral, UK
                The Internet Yami-Ichi, Off print London, Tate Modern, London
                NN's Open Exhibition, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, UK
                Artist of the Future, Vyner Street, London
2015        Off the Wall, HQS Wellington, London
                Art Graduates Prize Shortlist Exhibition, Herbert Smith Freehills, London
                Pulse and Pull, Kennis Chan & Min Kim, Lychee One Gallery, London
                Griffin Gallery Open, Griffin Gallery, London
                Show RCA, Royal College of Art, London
                Collection at The Narrow Limehouse of Gordon Ramsay, London
                RCA Secret 2015, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
                Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention Centre, Hong Kong
                In Conversations, YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong
                Graduate Show 2015, Granary Art Gallery, Weston Park, UK
2014        RCA Secret 2014, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
                WIP Show 2014, Kensington Galleries, Royal College of Art, London
2013        Northern Graduates, Curwen Gallery, London
                Abstraction, YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong
                North by West, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, UK