Francis W L YU

Francis W L YU, Dr

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Francis Yu Wai Luen received his BFA in Visual Arts from York University, Toronto, an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London, and a PhD degree in the theory and practice of painting at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. Yu taught at different art institutions including Hong Kong Art School and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is now an Associate Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of the Hong Kong Baptist University. 

Yu works with painting as both a medium and a practice, acknowledging its inherent qualities and attempting to expand its boundaries. He takes an interdisciplinary approach, developing his paintings through the synthesis of different art forms, and working with texts, images, objects and spaces in a continual interrogation of the painting process. Yu has undertaken a series of research projects which examine his conception of ‘total painting’, and the outputs have been featured in a large number of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions over the last fifteen years.

Education/Academic qualification

Studio and Media Arts, PhD, China Academy of Art

Sep 2008Jun 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

Studio and Media Arts, Master, Royal College of Art

Oct 1997Jun 1999

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

Visual Arts, Bachelor, York University Toronto

Sep 1990Jun 1993

Award Date: 30 Jun 1993


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