Bio

Originally from Hong Kong, Hei Lam Ng has lived in Vancouver, BC for the past 13 years and has recently relocated to Montreal, QC. She holds a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art & Design, with the second focus in Print Media. She has exhibited annually at the Vancouver Art Book Fair since 2015 and is making her first appearance at the Tokyo Art Book Fair in 2021. Hei Lam has also served as the volunteer archivist at Malaspina Printmakers Society in Vancouver between 2014 to 2021.

Artist statement

I am a multi-disciplinary artist who is always interested in exploring new means of art creation. Combining traditional and contemporary approaches and concepts together, I seek for new possibilities in innovative ways to create and present my art. My fields of practice span across photography, print media, book making, and text art; they are often fused with one another to create experimental and heterodox forms of work. My multi-cultural and professional backgrounds often creep into my work unintentionally, as they inspire and introduce me to new means of expression. Most of my works are medium-specific, which the form further enhances the context of the work. The loss and acquisition of identity in situations of displacement is often a central theme of my work.

Visit Malaspina Printmakers Society for prints sales.

Follow tumblr for books sales and events, as well as other collaborative book work.

View the catalogue for printed matter available for sale.

Education

2021 -

MFA, Studio Arts in Print Media, Concordia University, Montreal, QC (pending graduation 2024)

2016 - 17

New Media & Web Development Certificate, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, BC

2010 - 14

BFA, Major in Photography, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

Residency

2022

AIR 3331, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

2015

Thematic residency: Truth, Lies and Lore, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

Solo Exhibitions

2022

片言⇄カタコト⇄broken language, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Exhibitions / Showcases

2022

Maureen VII, Montreal, QC

Festival des Arts Imprimés de Montréal (inviting artist), Montreal, QC

First one found is the next seeker, Mouseprint Gallery, Montreal, QC

List(e), Alain Piroir Gallery, Montreal, QC

2021

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2021, online, Tokyo, Japan

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2021, online, Vancouver, BC

Light Hours, Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen, Vancouver, BC

Light Hours, Hotam Press, Vancouver, BC

2020

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2020, online, Vancouver, BC

Canzines 2020, online, Vancouver, BC

2019

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2019, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

Canzines Vancouver 2019, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, Vancouver, BC

2018

Canzines Vancouver 2018, SFU Woodward’s, Vancouver, BC

Lèche – VOTRINE, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

2017

Tokyo Screen Print Biennale 2017 (catalogue), Yurakucho Asahi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Canzines Vancouver 2017, SFU Woodward’s, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2017, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Postcards from Canada, The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, BC

2016

Canzines Vancouver 2016, SFU Woodward’s, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2016, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Outside the Envelope // Letters from Home, Alberta Printmakers Society, Calgary, AB

Project Instant V3.0, Science World, Vancouver, BC

2015

Longing and Belonging, an exhibition of emerging printmakers, Firehall Art Centre, Vancouver, BC

In an unusual place, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC

2014

The Show, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

art and science collide at spring exhibit | collaboration between triumph and Emily Carr exhibit at science world, Science World, Vancouver, BC

PRINT, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

2013

Memory, International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

Project Impossible Canada V1.0, PhotoHaus Gallery, Vancouver, BC

PRINT, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

2012

PM 18, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

2010

Arts Alive 2010, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

2009

Artist Apprenticeship Program 2009 - Installation exhibition, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

Collection

Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives Artists Books, Banff Centre of Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB

Publication

As author:

“error log,” Backslash Lit, issue II: HEX, October 31, 2020.

Reviews:

Joel William Vaughan, “‘Blind Poems’ might be a stepping stone for you to get out and take a break,” Broken Pencil Magazine, issue 88, October 2020. 57.

Cam Gordon, “I don’t really know what this zine is about, and I kind of like that,” Broken Pencil Magazine, issue 84, August 2019. 33.

Gallery

2014 - 2021

Archivist at Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver, BC

Collaborative Projects

2020 -

Finding Hapaness, Japan & Canada (film directed by Ashley Sugimoto)
Co-producer, photographer

2017

The Parent Show, The Parking Spot Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Window screenprint design

2015

In an unusual place, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC
Co-curator

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