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Celine Wong (Lihuà)

Born 1990 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

 

Education:  

Diploma in Illustration, The One Academy

 

Celine Wong, better known in the illustration world by her Chinese name Lihuà, is perhaps unique among the artists that we have worked with – she has had more of her artworks published, rather than exhibited.

In fact, one of her first artworks exhibited as part of an art exhibition was her “Index Fingers”, contributed to Artemis Art’s 50 Shades of Malaysia project in 2013. For the most part Celine’s art has been featured as magazine illustrations and fashion art.

Three of her artworks were selected to be part of SPONTANEOUS #1, the first exhibition by fledgling art collective CONJOIN, held at Publika in 2014.

What makes this young artist’s work unique is her incorporation of Chinese calligraphy, an artform she studied when she was much younger, with which he has accumulated about ten years’ worth of experience. For the art she has produced for publications, Celine usually does her artwork by hand, after which she scans them, and digitally adds finishing touches to her final works.

As an artist, Celine is fascinated by female curves and beautiful human features and gestures. Her incorporation of Chinese calligraphy techniques contributes an interesting dimension to her art, making the curves more fluid and alluring. In addition to using traditional Chinese ink in her art, watercolor also features strongly in her works.

At present, most of Celine’s works are fashion related, but based on her portfolio of works, she definitely has the potential to expand her repertoire.

Currently, Celine teaches at The One Academy in Bandar Sunway, the same institution where she studied and obtained her diploma in illustration.

Awards

2010

  • TOA Student Creative Awards (various awards during the year)

2009

  • The One Academy Student Award (Merit)

2007

  • MIA Nationwide Art & Design Competition (Consolation Prize)

2006

  • MIA Nationwide Art & Design Competition (Consolation Prize)

 

 

Exhibitions

2014

2013

2012

  • Fashion Illustration, The One Academy , Petaling Jaya

2011

  • TOSCA Show, TOA Gallery, The One Academy , Petaling Jaya
  • Graduation Showcase, White Box MAPKL, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2010

  • TOSCA Show, TOA Gallery, The One Academy , Petaling Jaya

 

Publications (Selected)

2013

  • Love Moments 2013 Wedding Showcase, Female Magazine (January 2013 issue) & Glam Magazine (January 2013 issue)
  • Horoscope Feature, Female Magazine (January 2013 issue)
  • Chopard Jewelry Collection, Prestige Malaysia (February 2013 issue)

 

Features/Bio (Selected)

2014

  • iFeel magazine (July 2014 issue)
  • Feng magazine, (May 2014 issue)
  • One Coast magazine, (March 2014 issue)

2013

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