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Artist Bio

Wing Sum Sammi Mak, was born and raised in Hong Kong and is currently based in London. She completed her Master's Degree in Fine Arts Painting at the University of the Arts London (Camberwell) in 2022 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018. The latest solo presentation in Hong Kong Art Central 2023, was featured by Financial Times, interviewed by China Daily and featured in other local news articles. She was awarded HKOP Award in Printmaking 2020-2021, by Hong Kong Open Printshop (2020), and participated in an artist residency at Hong Kong Open Printshop (2020-2021). Dear Universe, a solo printmaking exhibition in Hong Kong Open Printshop was carried out after the residency in 2021.

Recent exhibitions include Phases of Matter (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2023); Hong Kong Art Central 2023 (Odds and Ends Gallery, Hong Kong, 2023); Highlights of 2022 Graduates in London (Liliya Art Gallery, London, 2022); This Art Exhibition (Espacio Gallery, London, 2022); Up Close – Hollywood Road II (Nan Fung Group’s “In Time Of” and MUSTHAVEKEYS, Hong Kong, 2021); Dear Universe (HKOP, Hong Kong, 2021). Her works were privately collected across Hong Kong, UK, Portugal, China, South East Asia and the US.

Education

2021- 2022  MA Fine Art: Painting, University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts

2014-2018 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Exhibitions

2023

- Phases of Matter, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong

- [Solo] Hong Kong Art Central 2023, presented by Odds and Ends Gallery, Hong Kong

- LOVE at Odds and Ends, Odds and Ends Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2022

- Highlights of 2022 Graduates, Liliya Art Gallery, London

- Roll Call 1st Edition, Odds and Ends Gallery, Hong Kong

- Featured Artist at True Global (London) , curated by Inhouse Art exhibition at True House, London

- Church/ Factory, University of the Arts London Fine Arts 2022 show, London

- Unveil, Row Club, by Swanfall Art, London

- Affordable Art Fair 2022, Odds and Ends Gallery, Hong Kong

- Fine Art Postgraduate Show of University of the Arts London, Camberwell, London 

- This Art Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London

- Fai Chun Exhibition 2022, Printmaking Group Show, Odd One Out Gallery, Hong Kong 

 

2021 

- Mixed tape, Painting group exhibition at UAL, London UK 

- Up Close – Hollywood Road II,  by Nan Fung Group’s “In Time Of” programme and MUSTHAVEKEYS, Hong Kong

- Dream with my eyes open, Duo art exhibition, Hapi, Hong Kong

- [Solo] Dear Universe, Mak Wing Sum Sammi solo printmaking exhibition, Hong Kong Open Printshop, Hong Kong 

- Afterword I, Hong Kong Open Printshop, Hong Kong

- BOOKED, Artbook pop-ups, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong 

 

2020 

- Pressing On, Hong Kong Open Printshop, https://pressingon.hk/ 

 

2019 

- HSBC private charity auction, Hong Kong 

- 20 20 Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press Printmakers' studio, England

- Containing, Duo solo show, PMQ, Hong Kong 

- The New Art Now Exhibition, HKBU AVA Kai Tak Campus with Hong Kong Art Basel, Hong Kong 

 

2018 

- Good Times- Group Exhibition, Odd One Out Gallery, Hong Kong - Academy of Visual Arts BA Graduation Exhibition, AVA Kai Tak Campus, Hong Kong 

To Somewhere We Have Never Been To, held within the HKBU Academy of Visual Art Studies Collection 

- A Thin Booklet zine concept exhibition, Liaotistic, Hong Kong 

- Invisible, Group exhibition in Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University 

 

2017 

- 20 20 Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press Printmakers' studio, England - Hong Kong Zine & Print Festival, Jockey Club Creative Art Centre

- Disconnect to Reconnect, group exhibition at Jockey Club Creative Art Centre

- Plane Stories, group exhibition in Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University 

- DUO, group exhibition in Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University

Awards and Artist Residency

2020 - 2021

HKOP Award in Printmaking 2020-2021, by Hong Kong Open Printshop, Hong Kong

Artist in residency at Hong Kong Open Printshop (2020-2021), Hong Kong

2018

To Somewhere We Have Never Been To, held within the HKBU Academy of Visual Art Studies Collection, Hong Kong

Press

[Video interview] China Daily (MARCH 2023)

[Featuring Article] 頭條日報 (24 MARCH 2023)

[Online Article] 香港經濟日報 ( 22 MARCH 2023)

[Online Article] Hong Kong Art Central (MARCH 2023)

[Online Article] 星島頭條 (22 MARCH 2023)

[Online Article] Sassy Hong Kong (in English) ( 21 MARCH 2023)

[Online Article] Financial Times ( 17 MARCH 2023)

[Online Article] Sassy Hong Kong (3 MARCH 2023)

[Featuring Artticle] New Blood Art (2022)

[Online Article] 信報 (21 JULY 2022)

[Newspaper] 香港經濟日報, c1 (21 October 2022)

[Magazine] Ming’s magazine(2021)

[Featuring Article] The Stand News, Hong Kong (26 APRIL 2021)

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