Jessie Ka Yi Leung 

(Hong Kong)


Jessie was born and raised in Hong Kong. She worked as a psychiatric nurse in Castle Peak Hospital for years. She switched her career to artist after graduated from of The Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2010. She was winner of numerous scholarships and awards, including the Padma & Hari Harilela Scholarship and the New Trend Award 2010. Her works are in various private collections.


Jessie’s works are abundant with stout and clumsy figures that reflect certain aspects of the artist’s inner-being and self-image. Jessie is obsessively addicted to fat flesh. Her works attempt to explore the differences between human and animals, and also challenge the tradition of Chinese figure paintings. She adopted the traditional Chinese gonbi/ fine brush painting technique to exaggerate “fatness” through a series of portraits with fat ladies, gentlemen, toddlers and bugs.

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