The Soul Searcher
Artist. Singer-Songwriter. Poet. Expressive Arts Therapist. (AThR – ANZACATA)
1982 Born in Hong Kong
2004 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2018 Master of Expressive Arts Therapy, Hong Kong University
” My creations are to deepen the audiences’ reflection of their soul.”
AMA is a multi-disciplinary artist. She is a painter, a poet, a musician, a singer-song writer and a licenced Expressive Arts Therapist (AThR – ANZACATA). AMA’s paintings and music creations are an array of spiritual, soulful and meditative expressions.
Painting is her primary medium. AMA creates soulful pieces, combining the unique techniques of carving, drawing, writing and oil painting on wood and found wood.
AMA’s fascination of the incorporeal soul lay bare in both her paintings. In her earlier works from 2000-2010, AMA’s paintings were an assemblage of haunting & evocative images derived from psychological battles & self-discovery (Recorded in her book Soul Searching 2010).
The transitional period from 2011-15 marked a significant watershed in her creation, as she stepped into the role of a mother. Her series The Redemption of my Soul displayed an array of deep internal reflections, exhibited in the group show The Imperfect Circle, (Osage Gallery 2013). And her solo exhibition The Inferno (held at K11 Art Foundation, Chi Art Space, 2016) is about AMA’s own spiritual journey into the darkness, and personal transformation.
Deep reflection of this particular period coinciding of becoming an Arts Therapist, marked a pristine way of viewing the world. Hence this newfound vision metamorphosed her artworks from sufferings, pain and psychological traumas into spirituality, faith, meditation and healing.
AMA held both solo and joint exhibitions in Hong Kong, China, Korea & New York. Her works has shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as: Chi Art Space (K11 Art Foundation), Osage Gallery, Gallery Exit, Shenzhen T6 Art Museum, Fotanian Studio Opening, Seoul Sup Gallery etc.
“Music is the poetry of my soul.“
As a musician and singer-songwriter, AMA has performed in Hong Kong, Korea and China; including appearances and performance at RTHK, TVB, ATV, international music festivals, live houses, TV commercials etc.
AMA released three albums, Seoulful in 2007, A Taste of Life in 2012, and her latest self-produced album The Inferno in 2015. She has also published a compilation book of her earlier works and writings, Soul Searching in 2010.