Tony Chu biography

Tony Chu was born in Mainland China, raised in Hong Kong, and migrated to Canada in 1996.

He has worked as a gallery attendant at Richmond Art Gallery since September 2008, as a gallery coordinator (volunteer) at Basic Inquiry Studio Gallery in Vancouver since August 2009.

From 2006 to 2009. He studied in University of British Columbia with Additional Art History Courses on First Nations and Asian Arts

From 2004 to 2006 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design BFA – Major in Visual Arts

From 2000 to 2004 Langara College Diploma of Fine Arts

He says in his artist statement “Globally, air pollution is a major concern. My current work is about Trees, Forests and Smog. Hopefully, we learn from the past mistake and protect our environment.”

Tony Chu


他自 2008 9 月起在列治文市美术馆担任画廊接待员,自 2009 8 月起在温哥华的 Basic Inquiry Studio Gallery 担任画廊协调员(志愿者)。

2006 年到 2009 年,他在加拿大卑诗大学学习了关于原住民和亚洲艺术的附加艺术史课程

2004 年至 2006 年在加拿大艾米丽·卡尔艺术与设计学院视觉艺术专业毕业

2000 年至 2004 年加拿大 Langara College 美术文凭


Wine, Coffee and Black Series

Artist Statement by Tony Chu

I am a mixed media painter. I use mostly readymade as well as everyday elements to create a piece of work. By rejecting the conventional mediums, like oil or acrylic, I investigate the possibility of creating a different kind of work in a contemporary world.

Wine, Coffee and Black is a series of anti-art paintings. Since Renaissance era, painting was considered as high art, and painters were considered as artists, because of their ability to create. By using the everyday elements (concrete or abstract) other than the conventional mediums, like oil or acrylic, I argue that paintings can be created for fun, and articulated by everyday people.

Wine, Coffee and Black

Medium: mixed media on paper and wood panel

Size:  44”w x 60”h