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b. 1979, London, UK. Lau is an artist whose artwork explores making visual her meditation experience. She also examines how the act of meditation changes decisions made within art-making. Her work is primarily within abstraction using acrylic, however she crosses multiple mediums also producing artwork in video, installation, and object. After living in London, then Hong Kong, in 2016 Emma Lau relocated with her husband to Toronto, Canada.


2012 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (in partnership with Hong Kong Arts School), Master of Fine Arts, High Distinction
2003 Institute of Education University College London, Post Graduate Certificate of Education: Secondary Art & Design
2001 Nottingham Trent University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons): Theatre Design
1998 Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University Arts London, Art Foundation


2019 (forthcoming solo exhibition) A Quiet Mind II, Lower Gallery of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto ON. Exhibition is part of the Northbound Gallery Program presented by North York Arts.
2019 Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works, Withrow Common Gallery, Toronto ON
2019 Ontario Society of Artists Biennial New Members Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto ON
2018 Why The @#&! Do You Paint? All Those Lines, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON
2018 The Landscape curated by Phil Anderson, Gallery 1313, Toronto ON
2018 Cited: Masterpiece and Memento II curated by David Kaye, Propeller Gallery, Toronto ON
2017 Can You See Us, Port Moody? Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody BC
2015 A Quiet Mind, (solo exhibition) Galerie Huit, Soho 189, Hong Kong
2015 New Life, Galerie Huit, Soho 189, Hong Kong
2012 4MFA12, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2012 Emma Lau (solo exhibition), JMA Studio, Central, Hong Kong
2008 JCK Las Vegas (jewellery design), Sands Expo Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada
2008 Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (jewellery design), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2005 The Barnet Open, Apthorp Gallery, artsdepot, London
2003 Graduation exhibition, The UCL Institute of Education, London
2001 Graduation exhibition, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
1998 Graduation exhibition, Central Saint Martins, University Arts London, London


Dušek, Peter. “OSA Member Emma Lau’s New Vlog on YouTube.” Ontario Society of Artists, 29 Apr. 2019. Web.
Nuss, Anita. "A Quiet Mind." Peace Revolution. World Peace Initiative, 16 Oct. 2012. Web. 
Nuss, Anita. "A Quiet Mind." Peace and Collaborative Development Network. PCDN, 16 Oct. 2012. Web. 
"Scandinavian Inspiration." Degree Art. N.p., 2012. Web. 
"四艺术硕士生展创意." 大公报 Ta Kung Pao Newspaper. N.p., 17 Sept. 2012. Web. 
新聞稿 (n.d.): n. pag. Hong Kong Arts Centre. Aug. 2012. Web. 
Release, Press. 4 . MFA . 12 – Master of Fine Art Graduation Exhibition 2012 (2012): n. pag. Hong Kong Arts Centre. Aug. 2012. Web. 
"Peace: The Inside Story." Science News (n.d.): n. pag. Salto. Peace Revolution, 2010. Web. 
Hajibagheri, Sarah. "Best Art from Open Contest." Hendon & Finchley Times [London] Aug. 2005: n. pag. Print.


Private collections, London, UK
Private collections, Hong Kong
Private collection, New Zealand
Private collection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Private collection, Norman, Oklahoma, USA


2002 - 2015 Worked as an art teacher in London secondary schools and later as Head of Art at an international school in Hong Kong for 7 years teaching IB MYP and DP Visual Arts. Included curatorial projects for many student exhibitions. Emma Lau is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists.