Fung was born in China’s Guangdong Province (b.1951) and raised in Hong Kong. He is now based in Hong Kong after living in New York and Taipei. Apart from practicing calligraphy and seal carving, Fung also writes essays, fictions, and poems.


Fung began carving seals in 1975, and started his practice of shufa - the art of Chinese writing - soon afterwards. He has invented over one hundred calligraphic scripts that explore the process of embedding time in writing, and explored through his art and writing the challenge of reading time in works of shufa. Building upon and challenging traditional practice, Fung’s contemporary shufa has experimented with musical notation, numbers, and mechanical processes. 


In 2012, Fung was invited by Maxwell K. Hearn, Curator of Asian Art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to select a work of shufa from the Met’s permanent collection and create a new work in response.  Fung selected “Boat on the Wu River” by the Northern Song dynasty artist and scholar Mi Fu (1051-1107.)  In the 1980’s Fung first encountered this hand scroll on view at the Museum and was entranced, struck by the beauty of Mi’s elegant brushwork: He stood there for over an hour.  In Fung’s response, he reproduced the composition and content of the original, but systematically and playfully modified the characters to reflect his own, distinctly contemporary approach to shufa.  Fung’s completed piece, “Response to Mi Fu’s Poem Written in a Boat on the Wu River,” is now a part of the Met’s permanent collection.  Fung’s work was also featured in the Met’s 2014 show, “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China.”


Fung’s works have been collected by a number of major art institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago,Chicago; the White Rabbit Collection, Sydney; the Brooklyn Museum; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others. Fung held a major solo retrospective at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 1999. He was an artist in residence at Cambridge University in 2004. In 2008, Hermes invited Fung to create a tableware pattern titled “Les Poemes du Mandarin”.  



Solo Exhibition


2020 The Null Set, Fu Qiumeng Fine Art, New York, USA
2017 MEME, Galerie Du Monde, Hong Kong, China
2015 Shu-fa Sutra, Galerie Du Monde, Hong Kong, China
2013 Meaning in Timing, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
  Fung Ming Chip Solo Exhibition, M. Sutherland Fine Arts,  New York, USA
2012 To Be & Not To Be, The Private Museum, Singapore

Asia One Art Fair, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

  Miami Art Fair, State of Florida, China
2010 Fung Ming Chip Solo Exhibition, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

Fung Ming Chip Solo Exhibition, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

 2006  Recent Work, Fung Ming Chip, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China

Fung Ming Chip Solo Exhibition, Leda Fletcher Gallery, Shanghai. China & Geneva, Switzerland




2022 The Magic of Zen, New York United Nations Header Headquarters, New York, USA
2019 Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition: Arts of China Gallery Reopenings,
  Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
2018 A Brief History of the Future, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, China
  Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamakazi and Jerry Yang, The Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA When Less is More, Alisan Fine Arts Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China
2017 Art Taipei, Alisan Fine Arts, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan, China
2016 Magie der Zeichen, 3000 Jahre chinesische Schfiftkunst, Museum of East Asian Art,
  Köln, Germany 
  The 9th International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
2015 Tracing the Brush: Transformed Text, 1st Ink Asia, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
  Writing/Non-writing, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
  Magie der Zeichen, 3000 Jahre chinesische Schfiftkunst, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland
  A Tale of Two Cities, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  The Garden of Winter LightHanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  Echoes of One Hand Clapping: Picturing Sound in Asian Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, USA
2013 Noirs D’Encre. Regards Croisés, Fondation Baur Musée des Arts 
  D’Extreme-Orient, Genéve, Switzerland 
  Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
2011 Ink Art vs Ink Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China






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