Andrew Lui

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Artist Statement

For thirty odd years, I have earnestly toiled in my artistic pursuit, progressing from resolute to probable; from absolute to relative; from conceptual to reflecting life and from trendy to cognitive. Somewhat bewildered and not learning much along the way, I have now reached the crossroad of post-modernity.

Experiences, to me, are the moments of self-inflicted happiness from the ups and downs in life. In recent years, I have indulged myself in depicting the melancholy as well as the exhilaration of voyageurs on the move. They can be the lasting regrets of the Roman cavalries as described by Paolo Uccello or the disillusions of the Crusaders travelling on their never-ending journey….horses and pilgrims self-professing a shared common destiny: men and horses; misery and bliss, life and death, and the perpetual interplay of between emptiness and fulfillment. I must confess that I am addicted to this temporal yet virtual relationship to life and aesthetic standard…

The confrontation between the eastern and western civilizations; the expansive nature of Judeo-Christian civilization and the intrinsic fermentation of the Chinese Confucian-Buddhist civilization, I count myself blessed to be able to live in such a niche. Since the Renaissance period, humanistic values have been advocated by both the eastern and western aesthetics. These combine with the evolution of the post-modernistic language as well as the non-secular yet subversive elements in the Ming-Qing paintings have provided unlimited rumination and struggle for my artistic creations.

Pilgrimage is virtual in nature. The scene is a fictitious set-up and the space seems to be ready for staging an opera from olden days. The only real elements are the sorrows and joys of living, the comings and goings of the actors as well as the ups and downs in life.


1951            Born in Canton (Guangzhou), China 
1966-68       Participated in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Red-Guard member
1968-70       Participated in the Reform & then sent to a farm 
1970            Migrated to Hong Kong by swimming 
1972            Migrated to Toronto, Canada
1978            Naturalized as a Canadian 
                    Lived and worked in Montréal as artist and curator 
1983            Established AVIUS Associates
1995-now    Director of Han Art Gallery


1963-68    Guangzhou 6th High School (Secondary Education,) Guangzhou, China      
1970-72    Takming College • Economy & Literature, Hong Kong 
1972-75    Ontario College of Art • Art, Toronto, Canada
1975-77    Acadamia Belle Arti • Art, Florence, Italy
                 British Institute of Florence • Art • 
                 Renaissance studies, Florence, Italy
1977-78    University of London • Art History & Art Criticism, London, UK 


1970-72    Chongshan Scholarship, Hong Kong
                 Bonan Scholarship, Hong Kong 
1972-75    Nora Vaughn Scholarship, Toronto 
1976         Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism Scholarship   
1981         Mural Competition • City of Montréal • 1st Prize, Montréal
1982         Project Competition • Award •Province of Alberta, Alberta


1974        Gallery 76 • A bird with unique breast, Toronto, Canada
1976        Gallery Teorama • The way home, Florence, Italy
1977        Pallazzo Strozzi • Homage to Fellini, Florence, Italy
1978        Artlenders • Birdize, Montreal, Canada
                Meriman Gallery • Birdize, Figlina Valdarno, Italy
1978        Galleria d’Arte "Le Collonine" • Birdize, Florence, Italy
                La Galerie d’Egmont • Le fleuve et Lui & Moth, 
                Bruxelles, Belgium
1979        Galerie Bernard Desroches • Le fleuve et Lui, Montreal, Canada
                Galerie d’Aquatine • Le fleuve et Lui, Montréal, Canada
                Galerie Georges Loranger• Le fleuve et Lui & Moth, Toronto, Canada
                Galerie Kien Long • Le fleuve et Lui, Bruxelles, Belgium
1980        Galerie L’Haifge • Le fleuve et Lui, Utrecht, Holland
                Galerie Images Faceb • Le fleuve et Lui & Moth 
                Ottawa, Canada
                Galerie Georges Loranger • Le fleuve et Lui & Moth, Toronto, Canada
1981        Galerie Images Faceb • Moth, Ottawa, Canada
                Galerie Georges Loranger • Sail to Byzantine, Toronto, Canada
                Season Gallery • Sail to Byzantine, La Haie, Holland
1982        Société Interart • Moth & Water monument, Montreal, Canada
                Westmount Public Library • Graphic works, Montreal, Canada
                Galerie Lavrov-Tannenbaum • Landing Angle, Toronto, Canada 
1983        Galerie Mateus • Water Monument, Montreal, Canada                              
                Pavillon du Québec • Water Monument, Montreal, Canada
                Galerie Catherine Bournival • Les deux univers de Andrew Lui, Montreal, Canada
1984        Galerie Port Maurice • Thirteen ways of looking at the black bird, Montreal, Canada
                Galerie Lavrov• Landing Angle, Paris, France 
1985        Galerie Convergence • Thirteen ways of looking at the black bird, Montreal, Canada
1987        T R Rogers Gallery • The Falling of Horseman, New York Art Expo
                Galerie Taifer Cote-Burnham• The Falling of Horseman, Montreal, Canada
                Anna Issac Gallery• The Falling of Horseman, Beverley Hills, USA
                Michael Liu Art Centre• The Falling of Horseman, Santa Monica, USA
                Neo Faber Gallery • The Falling of Horseman, Toronto, Canada
1988        Neo Faber Gallery • Ten Year Retrospective Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
1990        Anna Issac Gallery • Black Knight, Beverley Hills, USA
                Neo Faber Gallery • The Children of the Republic, To, Canada
                Galerie Jean Renoir • Journey, Montreal, Canada
1991        Sing Tao Newspaper Gallery • Knight   (Zhu Lan co-expo,) Toronto, Canada
                Galerie d’Arts Contemporains •Tête métaphysique, Montreal, Canada
1992        Galerie d’Arts Contemporains • Knight, Montreal, Canada
1999        Han Art Contemporain •Tête métaphysique, Montreal, Canada
2000        Han Art Contemporain •Crusade, Montreal, Canada
2001        Han Art Contemporain •Pythias, Montreal, Canada
                Prince Arthur Gallery •Pythias   (Zhu Lan co-expo,) Toronto, Canada
2002        Han Art Contemporain • Profile Assimulated, Mtl, Canada
                Gallery DeNovo • Profile Assimulated, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2003        Han Art Contemporain •Tête métaphysique, Mtl, Canada
                Gallery DeNovo •Tête métaphysique, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA                                                          
2004        Han Art Contemporain •Quo Vadis, Montreal, Canada
                Gallery DeNovo •Quo Vadis, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2005        Han Art • Pilgrim Progress I, Westmount, QC, Canada
                Gallery DeNovo • Pilgrim Progress, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
                Hayes George Gallery • Pilgrim Progress, Charlotte, NC, USA                             
                Art Beatus • Pilgrim Progress, Hong Kong      
2006        Han Art •Pilgrim Progress II, Westmount, QC, Canada
                Gallery DeNovo, "Duologue," Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2009        Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
                Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, ON, Canada
2010        Han Art, 'The Pilgrimage Continues', Westmount, QC, Canada
2011        Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, ON, Canada
                Gallery DeNovo, 'Continua', Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2013        Han Art, 'Pilgrim Progess III', Westmount, QC, Canada
2014        Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield ON, Canada
2016        Wallace Galleries, 'New Works', Calgary, AB, Canada
                Han Art, 'Disheveled Hair I', Westmount, QC, Canada


1975        Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Canada                                                          
                Gallery 76, Toronto, Canada
1976        Meriman Gallery, Figlina Valdarno, Italy
1977        University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, USA
1978        Salon des Metiers d’Arts, Mtl, Canada
                D’Arte Fiore de Bologna, Bologna, Italy
1979        Musée du Québec, QC, Canada
                Galerie au Pond de la Cour, Paris, France
                Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada 
1981        Traveling Expo •Print & Plate, Mtl & QC & Calgary
                Galerie Lavalin, Boston, USA,Tokyo, Japan                                
                L’Ecole Royale des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium
                George Loranger Gallery,Toronto, Canada
                Galerie Jordan, Montreal, Canada
                Gallery Eighties, Toronto, Canada
1982        Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, USA
1983        Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
                Salon des Galeries d’Arts, Montreal, Canada
1984        Salon des Galeries d’Arts, Montreal, Canada
                Basel Art 84, Basel, Belgium
1985        Salon des Galeries d’Arts, Montreal, Canada
1986        Galerie de UQAM, Montreal, Canada
                TD International Art Competition, Toronto, Canada
                Total University, Seoul, Korea
1987        Total Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1988        New York Art Expo, New York, USA
                LA Art Expo, LA, USA
                Galerie Espace, Montreal, Canada
1991        Galerie d’Arts Contemporains, Montreal, Canada
1999        G. Wals Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany 
                Maldach Gallery, Budapest, Hungry
                Düsseldorf Art Fair, Düsseldorf, Germany
2002-04  Galley DeNovo, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2003        Vieux Presbytére,  St. Bruno, QC
                Han Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada 
2005        Galerie Les Modernes, Montreal, Canada 
2007        Art Miami, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
                ArtDC, Washington DC, USA
                Honk Kong Jockey Club - Art Beatus, Hong Kong
                Friesen Gallery, Seattle, Washington       
2009        Art Santa Fe - Hillcrest Galleries, New Mexico USA
2010        Denovo Gallery. Seattle Washington, USA
2010-2011     Art Chicago - DeNovo Gallery, Illinois, USA
2013        Shanghai Art Fair - Halcyon Jade Gallery, Shanghai China
2004 - 2010   Toronto International Art Fair (TIAF,) Toronto, Canada
2010-2011     Art Chicago-DeNovo Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2013        Shanghai Art Fair - Halycon Gallery, Shanghai, China
2011-2016     Toronto International Art Fair - Han Art Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

Public Art / Mural Monument Art Projects

Palaid de Congress • Fountain, Mtl, Canada
China Town Montréal • Nine Songs • Low Relief, Mtl, Canada
China Town Montréal • Ceremonial Gateway, Mtl, Canada
Grant Ballet du Canadien • Production of Ballet • 1984, Mtl, Canada
National Assembly of Alberta • Outdoor Sculpture, Edmonton, Canada
Hot and Spicy • Mural & the others, Montréal, Canada
Les Chinois • Mural & the others, Montréal, Canada
H.B. Centre • Low Relief, Denver, USA
Aquilini Tower • Mural & the others, Montréal, Canada 
Bonsai Garden‧Botanical Garden •Calligraphy, Montréal, Canada
Department of Financial Service of Montréal • Memorial Column, Montréal, Canada
Chinese Hospital of Montréal • Wood Carving Panel, Montréal, Canada 
Galerie de Ile Mille • Soft Sculpture, Rosemère, Canada 
Galerie St. Eustache • Soft Sculpture,  St. Eustache, Canada
Galerie St. Hyacinthe • Soft Sculpture, St. Hyacinthe, Canada
Y.W.C.A Montréal • Mural, Montréal, Canada 
HSBC Bank • Mural & the others, Montréal, Canada
Hotel La Shangri-La • Decorative Mural & the others, Montréal, Canada
Hotel de la Montagne • Decorative Mural & the others, Montréal, Canada
Hotel la Citadell • Decorative Mural & the others, Montréal, Canada
Hotel Lord Berri• Decorative Mural & the others, Montréal, Canada
Hotel Garden on the Gulf • Decorative Mural & the others, Summerville, PEI, Canada
Hotel Chateau Mont Ste Anne • Decorative Art & the others, Mont Ste Anne, Canada 



Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
Musée de Québec, Québec, Canada 
Musée de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec
Musée de Dijon, Dijon, France
Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada
L’Ecole des Beaux Arts,  Bruxelles, Belgium
Pallazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Rodman Hall Art Centre, Ste-Catherine, Montréal
Grimsby Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario 
McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
Art Gallery of Stratford (Ontario,) Stratford, Ontario, Ca
Couberg Art Gallery, Couberg, Ontario        
Ville de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Hunter College, New York, USA
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C
Washington State University, Seattle, USA
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
Jardin Botanique du Montréal, Montréal, Canada
National Library, Munich, Germany
Riden Hall, Collection of the Governor General of Canada, Ottowa
Le Citadel, Collection of the Governor Gerneral of Canada, QC
Anni SW Wong Foundation, Hk
Hopital Maisonneuve - Rosemont, Montreal


Bioxalis Medica, Montréal, Canada
Ogilvy Renault Lawyers, Montréal, Canada
Lise Watier Inc., Montréal, Canada
Frank & Wania Chemical, Toronto, Canada
Security Biometric, Montréal, Canada
ASC Inc., Montréal, Canada
ISA, Montréal, Canada
Glaskaster International, Budapest & Stuttgart 
Mirebeau Bank, Switzerland
First Equity A.G., Zurich, Switzerland
Jill Vogel Inc., Pebble Beach, California
North West Power Corporation, Seattle, USA
Morgan Stanley, San Francisco, USA
Monit Enterprise, Montréal, Canada
Mont Royal Conference Centre, Montréal, Canada
Michel Panzini Architect, Montréal, Canada
William Hays Architect, Sun Vallery, ID, USA
Brian Elsden Barrows Architect, Montréal, Canada
Labofarm Inc., Montréal, Canada
Singdao Newspaper, Hong Kong & Toronto
Mondo, Turino, Italy & Montréal
Cetis Capital, Montréal, Canada
Multican Realties, Montréal, Canada
Chalette Trego 30 miles Resort, Lakewood, Colorado
Prudential, New York, USA
Aquilini Investment Group, Montréal, Canada
Belcourt Development Group, Montréal, Canada
Bow Valley Industries, Calgary, USA
Canadian Commercial & Industrial Bank, Edmonton, Alberta 
C W Bank, Vienna, Austria 
Darier Hetsch (Canada) Inc, Montréal, Canada
General Footwear, Montréal, Canada
George Scott Inc, West Palm Beach, USA
Harley Inc / Guildan Inc., Montréal, Canada
HSBC of Canada, Montréal, Canada
Hot & Spicy Inc, Montréal, Canada
Hotel la Citadelle, Montréal, Canada
Hotel de la Montagne, Montréal, Canada
Hotel Lord Berri, Montréal, Canada
Hotel Shangri La, Montréal, Canada
Kreisparkasse, Calw, Germany
Lavalin Collection, Montréal, Canada
Montréal Chinese Hospital, Montréal, Canada
Nova Corp, Calgary, USA
Prudential Insurance, Toronto , Canada
PT Lincoln Corporation, Jakarta, Indonesia 
Shiga Holding Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
Singapore Harilea Hotel, Singapore
Sun Life Insurance, Toronto, Canada
Surentec, Montréal, Canada
Tai Fong International Ltd, Toronto, Canada
Thorne Ernst & Whitney, Toronto, Canada
Tissa Systems Ltd, Toronto, Canada
Univic Development Consultants, Taichung, Taiwan
Vermont ETV, Burlington, USA
Esprit, Shanghai, China
Citic.China / Southeast Resources Corp, Zhu Hai, China
William Hays Architectural, Design & Management Inc, Ketchum, Idaho, USA
Lake & Forest Bank, Chicago, USA
HP, Boise, ID, USA
Lumigem, Montréal, Canada
Bank of America, Charlotte, NC, USA
S. Desmarais, France
L. St Clair, Toronto


A bird with unique breast, 1974, Woodcut‧Poem by Andrew Lui
Graphic works of Andrew Lui, 1978, Text by M.B.Weinmamn 
Profil du soleil noir, 1981, Woodcut‧Poem by M.B.Weinmamn
Thirteen ways of looking at the black bird, 1983, Poem of Wallace Stevens
Les deux univers de Andrew Lui, 1985, Text by Dr. J.P.DuQuette
Sail to Byzantine, 1987, Text by Eric Devlin
Selected work of Andrew Lui 2002-2005, 2005, Text by Michael Carpenter
The Pilgrim Progress, 2005, Text by Bernard Levy & Andrew Lui    
Andrew Lui, Pilgrim Progress / La progression du pelerin, 2013, text by Andrew Lui (Translated by Richard Yiu), Dorota Kozinska, John Pohl, Monique Brunet Weinmann

Le fleuve et Lui, 1979-80     Blue Cloud Production & Concordia University & Loyola College
    Co-production‧Montréal,  Director:Alec Macleod


Le Condition humaine, 1983, Pavillon Canada‧World Expo‧Montréal 
Recent work of Chueng Shuk Fung, 1988, Hong Kong Art Centre‧Hong kong 
Man & Space, 1988, Michael Liu Art Centre‧Santa Monica‧California
Sciami‧Bruno Ceccobelli, 1991, Han Art Contemporain 
The Malta Project by András Márkos, 1995, National Museum of Fine Art‧Valletta‧Malta 
Nicolaus on Clemente, 1997, Han Art Contemporain‧Montréal & AAA‧NY
Star Fields‧Michael Flomen, 1997, Han Art Contemporain
Rising‧Michel Flomen, 1997, Ricco / Maresca Gallery New York 
Homage to Matisse, 1997, Han Art Contemporain 
Trou Noir, 1998, Montréal Biennial‧Montréal 
L′Essence‧Chuang Che & Zhu Lan, 1999, Galerie Lacerte‧Québec & Han Art Contemporain‧Mtl 
Italian Trans-Avant-Guard‧Painting & Sculpture, 1999, Han Art Contemporain Montréal 
L′Esprit de ligne, 1999, Han Art Contemporain‧Montréal 
Dove non mettere né mani né piedi‧Roberto Barni, 2000, Ville de Siena Italy
Tête métaphysique et autre images, 2000, Four Season Hotel & Han Art Contemporain‧Mtl
Review of Chinese contemporary art, 2000, Choppo Museum of Art, Mexico City 
Segments An exhibition of the Canadian art of a new century, 2001, Mestna City Art Museum‧Ljubljana‧Sloveni
Segments An exhibition of the Canadian art of a new century, 2001, Da Lian Fine Art Museum
Celebration of Humanity‧Portraiture, 2000, Four Season Hotel Montréal       
Millenium‧Contemporary paintings of Québec, 2000, Four Season Hotel Montréal 
Macrocosm & Microcosm,  2003, Han Art Contemporain
Enchantement & Disenchantement, 2004, Han Art Contemporain
Legitimacy of Poem,  2004, Toronto International Art Fair 2004 (TIAF) 
Being timelessness as it is to time,  2005, Galerie Han Art‧Montréal


Andrew Lui

Price Range: $850 - $20,000