About the Artist
Danny b.1976 in Hong Kong and was raised in Australia during most of his adolescence, values himself as a visual artist who has a strong tendency in realising a simple yet complicated form of arts through the mediums of traditional and contemporary ink with an in-depth appreciation towards Chinese ink paintings. Having followed masters like Hung Hoi, Leung Kui Ting where he acquired the finest techniques and theories, his attainments from Diploma of Chinese painting at HKUSPACE (2008), Art Specialist Course in ink painting at HKVAC (2009), Diploma of Visual Art Education at Renmin University of China, Beijing (2010) and Master of Fine Arts at RMIT (2013) also refined his perceptions on creating art. Liu is determined to embark on a journey in exploring his aesthetics and concepts beyond ink, material and tools for his pursuit of “Where’s the Mountain?” – a theme he shared on Hong Kong’s RTHK’s television programme (March 2013), TVB television programme Dolce Vita (July 2014) and on Phoenix TV programme (Feb 2015). Liu has given Chinese painting workshops to Syracuse University students at City University, HK since 2008; Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and The New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies while also giving workshops in his own studio as well as Australia and United Kingdom. Liu has recently won Perspective’s 40Under40 2014 Award (Art Category), Art Revolution Taipei 2015 finalist and was invited by the Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority to facilitate a series of workshops to the community. Liu’s works have been exhibited in Australia, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
RMIT University, Melbourne
Master of Fine Art with Distinction
Renmin University of China Xu Bei Hong School of Arts
Certification of Fine Arts Public Examination
Grade 8 with merit in Sketch and Chinese painting
Renmin University of China, Beijing
Diploma of Visual Art Education
Hong Kong Visual Art Centre
Art Specialist Course in Ink-painting
The University of Hong Kong (SPACE)
Diploma of Chinese painting with Distinction
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Certificate of Chinese painting
University of Technology, Sydney
Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Studies
Cover Art for "Silk Road" Cathay Dragon Inflight Magazine
2017 June Issue
Interview with Phoenix TV (hosted by Ms. Jo Ngai)
Broadcasted on Feb 13. Dan sharing more about Chinese ink art.
Dolce Vita TVB Television
Dan is featured on TVB's Lifestyle programme Dolce Vita on 24, 25, 26July2014. RethINK: Solo Exhibition by Danny Liu offers an opportunity for not only myself to look back my works of art but also beyond, via a spectrum of mediums, revolving around my “Where’s the Mountain”, and more recently, “Building Mountains” series which depict the perplexed cityscape conjuring up powerful metaphors of nature, mindscape and everyday life.
Check out more on Dan's Studio page on Facebook
Dan's Studio has received so far 320 workshop attendees & Chinese ink art lovers in the past 10 months. Thanks for your kind support and joy shared together. I'm sure there are yet many more to come. Keep brushing up! Dan's Studio has also hosted workshops in Dunoon, United Kingdom.
Hong Kong Stories (RTHK)
2013 Oct 16
Aired on 16th October ATV World Channel featuring Danny and his artist friends on their appreciation of Chinese brush painting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NXnUKOrhqI