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TONG Kam Tang Vincent

Associate Professor

B.A. , M. Phil. & Ph. D. (CUHK)

Professor Tong received his B.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He studied Chinese painting and calligraphy from renowned masters such as JAO Tsung I and YANG Shan Shen. He learned seal carving under the instruction of seal carvers YE Lu Yuen and MA Guo Quan. He joined the Department of Fine Arts in 1995, teaching studio courses on Chinese calligraphy, seal carving, landscape and bird-and-flower painting. Professor Tong is at present a member of the Xiling Seal Association and Expert Advisor (Chinese painting and calligraphy) to the Leisure and Culture Services Department. He was Executive Member of the Chinese Calligraphers’ Association of Guangdong Province, Adjudicator of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards organized by Hong Kong Museum of Art (2009) and that of the Collective Exhibition of Macau Artists XXV organized by Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macau (2009).

Professor Tong supervises M.F.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. He won the Teaching Award” from the Department, the “Innovative Teaching Award” and “Exemplary Teaching Award” from the Faculty of Arts, and was four times nominated “Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award” (2000, 2005, 2008 , 2010&2014). He has taken part in more than 200 art exhibitions in Hong Kong and abroad, includin

  • MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

    1. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2014. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015.

    2. Collection of Seal Carvings Carvings by Tong Kam Tang. Hangzhou: Xiling Seal Club, 2014.

    3. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2013. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014.

    4. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2012. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013.

    5. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2011. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012.

    6. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2010. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011.

    7. Chinese Calligraphy Couplets by Tong Kam Tang. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011.

    8. A Study of Wuzhong Calligraphy of Late Yuan & Early Ming (Ph.D. Thesis). Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2000.

    9. Seal Carvings by Tong Kam Tang. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1998.

    10. A Study of Du Qiong (M.Phil. Thesis). Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991.

    Articles:

    1. “Duilian shufa mantan (Comments on Couplet and Calligraphy), Xianggang shuhua bao, Vol. 108, pp. 3.

    2. “Wan yi-peng de yishu yu rensheng (The Art and Life of Van I-Pong).” In Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2010 (Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011), pp. 52-101.

    3. “Biqing zhiqu moshenghua – Wan yi-peng huihua yishu (Biqing zhiqu moshenghua –The Art of Paintings of Van I-Pong).” In Deng Weixiong, Wan Fuqi ed. Wan yi-peng yishu tiandi (The Art of Van I-Pong) (Hong Kong: Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong, Wan He Studio, 2010), pp. 8-11.

    4. “A Study of the Theories of Chinese Painting Colours.” In Transmission and Transformation of Chinese Culture: Proceedings of International Conference in Celebration the Fortieth Anniversary of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009), pp. 335-351.

    5. “Ding Yanyong’s Art of Seal.” In No Frontiers: The Art of Ding Yanyong (Hong Kong: Hong Kong Museum of Art , 2008), pp. 46-59.

    6. “An Overview of Early Hong Kong Seal Carvers.” In Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2005 (Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004), pp. 145-182.

    7. “Tin Yen-yung: The Embodiment of Painting in Seal Carving” In Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2003 (Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004), pp.14-57.

    8. “Ming chu wumen huihua yuanliu (The Origin and Development of the Wu School of Paintings in the Early Ming Period),” Ta Kung Pao, 14 June 2003, pp. B6.

    9. “A General Discussion of Wuzhong Calligraphy of Late Yuan & Early Ming.” In Proceedings of the International Forum on the History of Chinese Calligraphy (Hangzhou: Xiling Seal Club, 2000), pp. 243-256.

    10. “Appreciation of Chinese Seal Carving.” In 21st Century Art Education in School: Proceedings of Symposium of Art Education in School in Chinese Areas (Hong Kong: Education Department 2000), pp. 84-85.

    11. “Jian Qinzhai: The Great Master of Seal Carving in Oracle-bone Style.” In Short Essays on Seal Carving: Selected Essays for the Fourth Seal Carving Exhibiton of Xiling Seal Club, (Hangzhou: Xiling Seal-engraving Society, 1999), pp. 16-19.

    12. “Inner Meaning and Appreciation of Chinese Bird-and-Flower Painting,” Xianren Zhang no.1 (June 1998), pp.10-15.

    13. “A Rudimentory Discussion of the Calligraphy of the Wu School in Early Ming.” In Shuhai Guanlai: Proceedings of International Conference (Hong Kong: Fine Arts Department and Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1998), pp. 141-162.

    14. “On the Innovation of Modern Seal Carving,” Xiling Newspaper, Vol.124, 25 March, 2015, pp. 4.

    15. “The Palette of Twentieth-century Chinese Painting,” The Infinite Palette, Sepemebr, 1993, pp.20-40; Art of China, no.97, September, 1993, pp.33-43.

  • EXHIBITIONS

    1. Seal Carving Eternity:The 3rd International Exhibition of Seal Carving Institute of Academy of Arts of China, Chinese Art Gallery, Beijing, 2014.

    2. The 7th Chinese National Seal Carving Exhibition, Chifeng Art Museum, Chifeng, 2013.

    3. Exhibition by the Guangdong , Hong Kong,Macau and Taiwan Membership of Xiling Seal Club, Exhibition Hall ,Guangdong Paining Studio, Guangzhou, 2012.

    4. Academic Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy 2011, Xixi Art Museum, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, 2011.

    5. The 6th Chinese National Seal Carving Exhibition, Artron Gallery, Shenzheng, 2009.

    6. Hong Kong, Water, Ink, Colour – Exhibition of Chinese Painting 2009, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong, 2009.

    7. The Second International Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy, Shangdong Art Museum, Jinan, 2009.

    8. The Contemporary Seal-Cutting Contest, Chinese Art Gallery, Beijing, 2007.

    9. “Zhonghua Qing” Global Chinese Artists Joint Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, 2007.

    10. The 5th Chinese National Seal Carving Exhibition, Dalian Zhongshan Museum of Revolution, Dalian, 2005.

    11. Busan Calligraphy Biennale2005, Busan City Hall Showroom, Busan, 2005.

    12. The Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2005

    13. The 2nd Exhibition of Chinese Couplet Calligraphy in Guangdong Province, Hexiangning Gallery & Guangdong Cultural Garden; Shenzhen & Guangzhou, 2004.

    14. The Third Exhibition of Modern Chinese Seal Carving, Ten Koku Museum of Seal Carving, Koga, 2001.

    15. The 9th Chinese National Art Exhibition 1999: Invitational Work Exhibition of Hong Kong Special Administration Region, Macau and Taiwan, Chinese Art Gallery, Beijing, 1999.

    16. Fragrance of Ink and Vermillion: Calligraphy and Seal Carving by Hong Kong Artists, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1999.

    17. The First Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Painting’97, Hexiangning Gallery & ChineseArt Gallery, Shenzhen & Beijing, 1997.

    18. The Second International Exhibition of Seal Carving, Chinese Museum of Revolution, Beijing, 1997.

    19. The Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996.

    20. The First International Exhibition of Seal Carving, Chinese Museum of Revolution, Beijing, 1995.

  • CONFERENCES

    1. “The Art of Chen Hongshou: Painting, Calligraphy, Seal-carving and Teapot-design” jointly organized by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005.

    2. “Chinese Culture: Transmission and Transformation – in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Chinese University of Hong Kong” organized by Arts Faculty, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002.

    3. “Century Art Education in School: Proceedings of Symposium of Art Education in School in Chinese Areas” organized by Hong Kong Education Department, 2000.

    4. “The International Forum on the History of Chinese Calligraphy” jointly organized by Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Cultural Relics and Zhejiang Provincial Museum, 2000.

    5. “Chinese Calligraphy: An International Conference” jointly organised by Department of Fine Arts and Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1997.

  • LECTURES

    1. “Shi shu hua yin tan siquan (On the Fourt Perfection: Poetry, Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving).” Lecture jointly organized by Hong Kong Better Culture Society, Hong Kong Better Education Society, Children’s Paradise Education Foundation, 2013.

    2. “Zhongguo shanshuihua yu Wan yi-peng de yishu (Chinese Landscape Paintings and the Arts of Van I-pong)” with demonstration and lecture jointly organized by Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong, Wan He Studio, 2010.

    3. “Xianggang zhuanke yishu jiaoyu (Seal Carving Education in Hong Kong).” Lecture jointly organized by Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong, Tsi Ku Chai, 2010.

    4. “Wuzi liushu: Beishantang yongyin ji cangyin (五字六書 :北山堂用印及藏印).” Lecture organized by Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010.

    5. “Zhongguo zhuanke yishu xinshang (Appreciation of Chinese Seal Carving).” Lecture organized by Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, 2010.

    6. “Couplet and Couplet Calligraphy.” Lecture for The Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Teachers Association, Jockey Club Ti-I College, 2009.

    7. “Ding Yangong’s Art of Seal Carving,” Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2009.

    8. “Collision of Colours in Chinese Flower and Bird Painting,” Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2008.

    9. “Four Exquisite Beauty – Chinese Arts and Literatures,” Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.

    10. “Three Renowned Hong Kong Artists in Chinese Calligraphy and Seal Carving.” Lecture for “Life in Masterstrokes Seminar Series”, School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong, 2006.

    11. “Character and Art: Chinese Chapter”,Hong Kong Art Institute, 2006.

    12. “The Collection of Chen Hongshou’s Yinpu in Hong Kong.” Seminar on “The Art of Chen Hongshou: Painting, Calligraphy, Seal-carving and Teapot-design,” Hong Kong Museum of Art, Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005.

    13. “The Art of Seal and Seal Carving,” Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2004.

    14. “Monographic Lecture on the Origin of the Chinese Painting of the Wu School in Early Ming”, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2003.

    15. “The Origin, Inner Meaning and Appreciation of Chinese Bird-and-Flower Painting,” School of Professional and Continuing Education, the University of Hong Kong, 2002.

    16. “The Development of Chinese Figure Painting,” The Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2000.

    17. “Understanding the Guangdong Painting” with demonstration, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2000.

    18. “Appreciation of Chinese Seal Carving,” Teachers Center, Hong Kong Education Department, 2000.

    19. “The Colour of the 20th Century Chinese Painting” organized by Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1994.

    20. “Colors of Chinese Painting” series of four lectures organized by Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1989.

  • RESEARCH PROJECTS

    1. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2014 (Hong Kong Arts Development Council Publication Project Grant, $560,000), Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015.

    2. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2013 (Hong Kong Arts Development Council Publication Project Grant, $539,988), Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014.

    3. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2012 (Hong Kong Arts Development Council Publication Project Grant, $570,000), Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013.

    4. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2011 (Hong Kong Arts Development Council Publication Project Grant, $573,500), Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012.

    5. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2010 (Hong Kong Arts Development Council Publication Project Grant, $544,500), Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011.

  • ESTEEM ITEMS

    Prizes:

    1. Nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014.

    2. Nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2010,Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010.

    3. Nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2008, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.

    4. Award of Excellence, The Sixth Seal Carving Exhibition of Xiling Seal Club, 2006.

    5. Nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2005, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005.

    6. Award of Excellence, Poem and Essay on Seal Carving Critics, The Fifth Seal Carving Exhibition of Xiling Seal Club, Xiling Seal Club, 2004.

    7. Nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2001, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001.

    8. Innovative Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000.

    9. Teaching Award, Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000.

    10. Award of Excellence, The Fourth Seal Carving Exhibition of Xiling Seal Club, 1999.

    11. Bronze Award (Seal Carving), International Contest & Masterwork Exhibition of Chinese Painting, Calligraphy & Seal Art, 1999.

    12. Distinguish Award (Chinese Calligraphy), International Contest & Masterwork Exhibition of Chinese Painting, Calligraphy & Seal Art, 1999.

    13. Distinguish Award (ChinesePainting), International Contest & Masterwork Exhibition of Chinese Painting, Calligraphy & Seal Art, 1999.

    14. Silver Award, The Seal Carving and Character Carving in Guangdong, Guangdong Calligraphers Association, 1998.

    15. Short Essay Award, The Third Seal Carving Exhibition of Xiling Seal Club, Xiling Seal Club, 1993.

    16. Award of Excellence, The First Asia & the Pacific Exhibition of Chinese Wash Paintings for the Gold Awards, Institute of Chinese Painting Sydney inc. Australia, 1993.

    17. Honorary Award, International Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Art Copying Exhibition, Institute of Chinese Art Studies, Cultural Ministry of China, 1992.

    Professional Positions:

    1. Expert Advisor (Chinese painting and calligraphy), Leisure and Culture Services Department, since 2010.

    2. Consultant, Art of Seal Carving (Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware), 2010.

    3. Adjudicator, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards, 2009.

    4. Adjudicator, Collective Exhibition of Macau Artists XXV, 2009.

    5. Examiner Hong Kong Arts Developing Council, since 2008.

    6. Member, Xiling Seal Club, since 2006.

    7. Executive Member, Guangdong Calligraphers Association, 1998-2000.

    8. Executive Member, Hong Kong Calligraphers Association, 2009-2015.

    9. Editing Committee Member, Collected Art Works of Jao Tsung-I, 2005-2006.

    10. Member, Shenzhen Seal Association, since 2004.

    11. Consultant, Searching for the Cultural Origins, (Institute of Chinese Studies), 1999-2000.

    12. Member, Sixth Form Art Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority, since 2001.