Happy Folks I & II
Museum of Art, Salisbury Garden
"Happy Folks I & II" by Rosanna Li, which is on display in "Heaven, Earth and Man - A Hong Kong Art Exhibition" in the Art Square at Salisbury Garden
The Museum Society is delighted to organize a studio visit to prominent Hong Kong ceramicist Rosanna Li Wei Han. Her robust ceramic figurines are imbued with cultural and symbolic meaning inspired by the vitality of simple folks she encounters in her daily life. These can be seen in her "Café Acrobatic" exhibition where her troupe of “acrobats” performs their daily tasks with agility, grace and humour in Hong Kong “cha chaan teng”. In 2013, at the invitation of the Chinese Civilization Centre at City University, she presented a solo exhibition "Men and Women — This and Less" and dedicated her work to the thousands of panda-eyed, sleep-deprived people in our community. Recently, her large and site-specific “Happy Folks” greet visitors at the "Heaven, Earth and Man — A Hong Kong Art Exhibition" at the newly opened outdoor Art Square of the Salisbury Garden at the HK Museum of Art.
Born in Hong Kong, Rosanna studied ceramics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic. She pursued her undergraduate studies in Art Education at the University of Liverpool, and earned a post-graduate Diploma in Art Education from the University of London. She also obtained a Master Degree in Educational Management from the Cheltenham & Gloucester College and a Master Degree in Cultural Studies from the Lingnan University. From 1990 to 2010 she taught in the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, while at the same time making successful endeavours in the art scene through her numerous exhibitions. Her works are widely collected by many museum and institutions in Asia. In 2013, she published her book "Mindless Mindfulness—Works of Li Wei Han Rosanna, Ceramics & Installations".