Jay Lau (b. 1997) is an artist based in Hong Kong. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019 and received the “Hong Kong Fine Print” award from Hong Kong Open Printshop in the same year. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at CUHK.
Lau’s art practice focuses on exploring the techniques of mechanical reproduction, including printmaking, photography, moulding, image-making and re-making. Through collaboration with various materials, images, and media, he emphasises the physical properties and cultural significance of materials, as well as the techniques involved in the process of image-making, to enrich the connotation and possibility of imagery.
Jay has participated in various group and solo exhibitions. His solo includes “Regarding the indifference of us” at Art Project Gallery in 2022; “Woodcut Portraits 2020-2021: This too shall (not) pass”, at Hong Kong Open Printshop, 2021; “Lau Ka Chun”, New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library, CUHK Award in 2019.
Group exhibitions include “Nothin’ Like the Taste of Print” at Hanart TZ Gallery, “Universality and Particularity: Woodcut Portraits in Asia” at 1A Space, “Chur! Experience” at Youth Square and “The Unsung” at Tai Kwun in 2021. “Pressing On” at Hong Kong Open Printshop and “20/20 Hong Kong Print Art Exhibition” at Hong Kong Heritage Museum in 2020. “Here and Now—A Woodcut Print Exhibition” at Hong Kong Open Printshop, “15th Fresh Trend”, Art Graduates Joint Exhibition at Exhibition Hall and “The Better End of the Deal”, BA Graduation Show of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong” in 2019.
He was the winner of the ‘New’ Printmaking Award, The Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Cheung’s Fine Arts Award (Sculpture) in 2018, and he did artist residency from 2019-2020 in Hong Kong Open Printshop.