Artist and Printmaker
Chowwai Cheung is an artist living and working in Devon, UK.
Her work is informed by the landscape and coastal areas around her. Inspired by rock formations and shape of the land, she crafts geometric landscapes that emphasise, the spatial boundaries, between shape and form.
Chowwai’s images are all individually handmade, drawn and cut onto collagraph plates, she likes to use this process of collagraph printmaking as her primary practice working in intaglio. It gives her access to build the hard-edged shapes, soft translucent tones and textures – intuitively working within every area of her work. She finishes each piece in acrylic, giving her freedom to develop and conclude each piece. Each of her handmade prints are usually unique one off works on archival paper and occasionally working to a small variable edition in her print studio in Devon. Chowwai extends her printmaking practice with painting and collage that are influenced by memories of visual moments captured in nature.
Chowwai trained at Manchester Metropolitan University specialising in Printed Textiles. Graduating in 1992 with a 1st class BA honours . Her work has been represented internationally and has regularly exhibited in group exhibitions including the Royal academy summer exhibition, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Royal West of England Academy and the National Open Print Exhibition. She continues to receive commissions from corporations and private collectors.