Wing Sum Sammi Mak, born and raised in Hong Kong and currently based in London, is a graduate of the Academy of Visual Arts from Hong Kong Baptist University. Currently pursuing her master’s degree at the University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts. Her works had shown mostly in Hong Kong and London. She was awarded HKOP Award in Printmaking 2020-2021, by Hong Kong Open Printshop (2020), and participated in an artist residency at Hong Kong Open Printshop (2020-2021). Dear Universe, a solo printmaking exhibition in Hong Kong Open Printshop was carried out after the residency in 2021. Her work To Somewhere We Have Never Been To, was held within the Hong Kong Baptist University, Academy of Visual Art Studies Collection in 2018. Recent exhibitions include: This Art Exhibition (Espacio Gallery, London, 2022); Up Close – Hollywood Road II, (by Nan Fung Group’s “In Time Of” program and MUSTHAVEKEYS, Hong Kong, 2021); Pressing On (HKOP, 2019); The New Art Now Exhibition, (HKBU with Hong Kong Art Basel, 2019)
"My works manifest how painterliness stands in the position of language depicting my experience in reality and connection with the universe. The system of poetry opens up my exploration of lexicology with fragments of words to visualisation within the blank space in memories and language. My works are rooted in with connection of the radical beauty of nature, creating the path to connect with history and human emotions, as an immersive way to communicate more than in chronological time-space.
"I create spaces with a sense of openness through the fluidity and tenderness of paint, with bold action from my body to brushes. Blank and open spaces in my painting invite the audience to engage actively, which allows connection of the visual fragments. It draws me into the float stage through creating, as an abstraction of emotions and experiences, allowing the stimulation of senses to occur, allowing the power of imagination."