Frances Cheung Suen, To - Works

Frances Cheung Suen, To - About

I was born in Hong Kong and began painting and drawing at the age of four. When I was twelve, my drawings caught the attention of the editor of South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). She published an article about me, and described me as a talented young artist. For the next twenty years, I have studied with renowned painter, Professor of the Ling Nam Chinese Painting School Chao Shao-an (M.B.E.) 趙少昂(1905-1998), and learned Chinese calligraphy with Ms. Lu i Tai 呂媞 for two years in Hong Kong.

I have experience working as an art head teacher at Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) from 2003 to 2006.

I wrote under the named 忘憂草 in Hong Kong and 小畢 in Canada. This was what I acquired my early knowledge of the natural world and I satirized with a humorous look in my Chinese writings.

Book

  • I have published a book - Frances To, Viewtiful – Art Essay Book. All rights reserved. Published by Red-Publish, First edition, December 2013.

Awards

  • Poem Champion Award by Tsung Tsin (Hakka) Association in B.C., Canada 2002.
  • Nov/Dec 2015 Photography Merit Award from Mingshengbao

Education

  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Floral Arrangement classes and was awarded the Certificate from 2003 to 2004 in Canada.

Professional Affiliations

  • Federation of Canadian Artists - AFCA status since 1995

Shows/Exhibitions (Total: 36)

  • Fringe Club Hong Kong
    In 1990, my first solo exhibition was held in the Fringe Club in Hong Kong.
  • The Federation of Canada Artist
    • I have participated in 16 shows of the Federation of Canada Artist from June 1993 to March 1996.
    • I have successfully held exhibition at B.C. Canada, the Federation of Canada Artist (International) Online Gallery, June 29, 2015 to Sept 30, 2015 http://artists.ca/show/limitless/53/forest/0
    • The Federation of Canada Artist Online Gallery June 1 to Aug 31, 2016 http://artists.ca/show/2016_fca_postcard_competition_and_exhibition/62/beyond_words/0
    • The FCA 75th Anniversary Signature celebration and exhibition of artistic excellence at the Federation of Canadian Artists, Sept 28 to Oct 2, 2016 at The Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. http://artists.ca/show/75th_anniversary_exhibition_and_celebration/124/a_single_spark_can_start_a_prairie_fire/0
    • The Federation of Canadian Artists, Sketch, November 8 – 20, 2016 http://artists.ca/show/2016_sketch/65/a_girl_who_catches_my_eyes/0
    • The Federation of Canadian Artists, 2017 Works on Paper, Jan 10- 22, 2017 http://artists.ca/show/2017_works_on_paper/84/forged_into_first_place_with_seconds_to_go/0
    • The Federation of Canada Artist (International) Online Gallery, Limitless – Aug 1 – Oct 31, 2017 https://artists.ca/show/limitless_2017___online_exhibition_and_competition/157/dawn/0
  • Coquitlam Public Library
    • Coquitlam Public Library (City Centre Branch) - Acrylic Drawing in Sept 2014
    • Coquitlam Public Library (City Centre Branch) - Papercut Art in Jan 2015
    • Coquitlam Public Library (Poirier Branch) - Photography in Mar 2015
    • Coquitlam Public Library (Poirier Branch) - Scrapbook with Mixed-Media in Sept 2015.
    • Coquitlam Public Library (City Centre Branch) – A Captivating Colour in April 2016
    • Coquitlam Public Library (City Centre Branch) – Calligraphy - Cursive/Clerical Script in July 27 to Aug 29, 2016
    • Coquitlam Public Library (Poirier Branch) – Life as Dog from Aug 1, 2017 to Sept 5, 2017
    • Coquitlam Public Library (Poirier Branch) – Design from Nov 28, 2017 – Jan 22, 2018
    • Coquitlam Public Library (City Centre Branch) – Poem from Jan 9, 2018 – Jan 29, 2018
  • Mingshengbao
    • Photography http://www.mingshengbao.com/van/photogallery_photos.php?albumid=104
    • Photography http://www.mingshengbao.com/van/photogallery_photos.php?albumid=109
    • Photography http://www.mingshengbao.com/van/photogallery_photos.php?albumid=111
    • Photography http://www.mingshengbao.com/van/photogallery_photos.php?albumid=114