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Current Location: >> Contributing Artists >> Dominic Man-Kit Lam


Artistic Experience:

Born in Swatow, China, Dominic Lam began Chinese painting at the age of six.  He subsequently had professional training under Chinese masters including Professors Johnson Chow, Zhao Shao’ang, Yang Shanshen, Guan Shanyue and others.

1980: Lam invented a novel painting process named “Chromoskedasic Painting” or “NanoArt”.  This process is based on light scattering and allows the artist to create colour images using only black and white photographic paper and solutions, without any dye or pigment.  This process also provides certain unique characteristics not easily attainable by other media, and can be considered a new medium for both Chinese and Western art.

  • 1982-83: When UK and PRC were negotiating the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997, Lam did a collaborative painting with the leading artists from PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong with Lam representing overseas, resulting in a historic artwork that symbolizes the unity of the Chinese peoples around the world.


1989:  Lam was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to be a member of the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, and was the first Asian to be so honored.

1991:  In recognition of his Chromoskedasic invention, Lam was invited to write two articles for Scientific American (November 1991).

1999:  Lam was selected as one of 99 most accomplished and influential artists in China in the 20th century by the Chinese Academy of Art, The Artist Association of China and the National Palace Museum of China.

2000:  Lam began to learn sculpture from Master Ju Ming in Taiwan.

2001-2002:  Lam was invited to paint two monumental art works: “This Land is Our Land” (2.4 m x 9.5 m) and “A Galaxy on Earth” (8 m x 8.8 m) for the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, the official residence of foreign government leaders and dignitaries when they visit Beijing.

Since 2002, Lam was invited to paint a series of “Olympic Spirit” paintings for the Beijing Olympic Committee, including the painting “Olympic Spirit: Ode to Happiness” which appeared on the cover of the August 13, 2004 issue of “Asia Week” (Yazhou Zhoukan) Magazine, and was used as the X’mas greeting card by the Hong Kong Olympic Committee in 2007..

2003 - 2008:  Member, and since 2005, Chairman of Arts Promotion Committee, Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

2004:  Lam was a Member of the Evaluation Committee of the 10th China Fine Art Exhibition (Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan Region).

  • 2005: Lam received a Grand Award from Loreal international Prize for Art and Science.


2006:  On June 26, the Post Office of Hong Kong issued a souvenir cover and stamp using Dominic Lam’s calligraphy and painting. 

2007:  In August, Lam’s works “Olympic Spirit: Ode to Happiness” and “A Brighter Future, A Bright Tomorrow” were chosen by Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China as its 2008 greeting card and calendar art design.

2008:  On August 8, the Post Office of Hong Kong issued a souvenir cover and stamp using Dominic Lam’s paintings “Olympic Spirit: Ode to Happiness” and “A Brighter Future, A Brighter Tomorrow”. 

2009:  On January 16, an art book entitled “Dialogue: Amalgamation of Painting and Photography” was published by the Government of the HKSAR Education Bureau featuring art works by Dominic Lam and WEO’s Vision Ambassador Simon Yam. 

2009:  On May 30, Lam published a book entitled “My Mentors” which is dedicated to Professor Torsten Wiesel on his 85th birthday. This book can now be downloaded from  Apple’s App store for viewing on iPhone and iPad..

Lam has received numerous honors and awards for his paintings, which have also been auctioned by leading auctioneers such as Christie’s (including auctions in May 2007 in Beijing and Shanghai), and collected by institutions and connoisseurs such as Reader’s Digest, International Art Museum (Beijing), Contemporary Art Museum of Houston in U.S., Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. President Mr. George Mitchell, Sumitomo Corporation, Ernst and Young, George and Cynthia Mitchell, de Menil Collection, Mr. Li Ka-shing in Hong Kong, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, Merrill Lynch President Mr. Damian Chunilal and Mrs. Anastasia Chunilal, UBS Asia Chairman Mr. Rodney Ward and the Verdant Foundation. 

Proceeds from sales of Lam’s paintings are donated to charity organizations worldwide.
In particular, Lam’s photopainting entitled “Voyage of Discovery” (2009, 1.22x15m) exhibited at Louis Vuitton Maison Hong Kong was acquired for USD1 million.

His art exhibitions include:








“30 Years of PhotoPainting and Beyond; The Art of Dominic Man-Kit Lam”, August 24 – September 5, 2010, Times Square, Hong Kong (one-man show)

Bliss of Vision XIII: In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of WEO, June 3-30, 2010, Central Plaza, Hong Kong (group show)

“Hong Kong Ink 2010” March 20 – May 30, 2010, BaoQu Tang Gallery, Hong Kong (group show)

“Voyage of Discovery”, Sept 1, 2009 – Jan. 15, 2010, Louis Vuitton Maison, Hong Kong (one-man show)




“Contemporary Chinese Landscape Paintings by Distinguished Masters”, May 16 – June 6, 2009, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Hong Kong (group show)


“Mountain Water Panorama”, February 25 – March 31, 2009, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (group show)


“Dialogue: Amalgamation of Painting and Photography), January 16-19, 2009, Central Library, Hong Kong (two-men show by Dominic Lam and his student, WEO’s Vision Ambassador Simon Yam Tat-wah)


Bliss of Vision XII:  Calligraphic Culture by Dominic Man-Kit Lam, November 15, 2008 – January 3, 2009, Central Plaza, Hong Kong (one-man show)


Bliss of Vision XI:  Dominic Lam’s Olympic Vision, August 22 – 31, 2008, Times Square, Hong Kong (one-man show)


From Tang to Mao:  A Millennium Poetic Odyssey by Dominic Man-Kit Lam, October 25, 2007, Today Art Museum, Beijing (one-man show)


Bliss of Vision X:  Chromoskedasic Painting and Beyond:  Recent Works of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, May 26 – June 20, 2007, Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City (one-man show)


“Jingzhe – A Contemporary Affair” art exhibition and auction at the UBS Greater China Conference 2007 – 29 January 2007.  Dr. Dominic Lam’s painting entitled “Nine Court Series: Harmony I” was auctioned and raised HK$815,000 (~US$105,000) for the World Eye Organization.


Bliss of Vision IX:  Calligraphic Culture: Recent Works by Dominic Man-Kit Lam, a WEO event, January 4-17, 2007 Lee Gardens, Hong Kong (one-man show)


Bliss of Vision VIII:  Lam’s Choice:  Poetry and Calligraphy I, August 5 - November 5, 2006, Country Art Museum, Hong Kong (one-man show).


Bliss of Vision VII:  “Dominic Lam’s Recent Works”, June 22 - July 27, 2006, Linda Art Museum, Beijing (one-man show). 


Bliss of Vision VI:  Merging, a WEO event, Lee Gardens, Hong Kong,  December 31, 2005 - February 15, 2006 (group show).


Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, Galerie Leda Fletcher, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2005 (group show). 


Bliss of Vision V:  Shanghai Hang Lung Plaza 66, June 20 - July 13 (one-man show).

2005:               Vision of the Mind:  Shanghai Hang Lung Plaza 66, July 14 -  September 5, 2005 (one-man show).


Bliss of Vision IV:  Vision of the Mind: The Chromoskedasic Paintings of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, April 28 - May 23, 2005 (one-man show).


Bliss of Vision IIIB:  Black Magic by Dominic Man-Kit Lam, a WEO event, Lee Gardens, Hong Kong, January 27 - February 28, 2005 (one-man show).


Bliss of Vision IIIA:  Chromoskedasic Universe of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, Lee Gardens, Hong Kong, December 2, 2004 - January 25, 2005 (one-man show).


Invited Artist at the Shanghai Biennale:  Chromoskedasic Painting of
Dominic Lam, Shanghai Art Museum, September 28 - November 27, 2004.


Celebrating 20 years of Hanart T Z Gallery, April 23 - May 3, 2004, Hong Kong Arts Centre (group show).


NanoArt:  The Chromoskedasic Paintings of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, August 31 - January 10, 2004, George Bush Library and Museum, Texas, U.S.A. (one-man show, but also a part of the “Treasures of China” Art Exhibition).


Rhythm and Movement:  A Journey of Modern Calligraphy, October       7-20, 2003, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong (group show).


Bliss of Vision II:   The Chromoskedasic Paintings of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, a WEO event, October 9-23, 2003, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong (one-man show).


“Galaxy on Earth” (8 m x 10 m quadraptych, Chinese ink on rice paper) and “This Land is Our Land” (2.4 m x 9.5 m, mixed media on canvas) on permanent display at the Diaoyutai State Guest House, Beijing, China.


Heaven and Earth:  Recent works of Dominic Lam, December 12–26, 2000, J. Gallery, Hong Kong (one-man show).


Millennium Exhibition:  The Art of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, December 26, 1999 - January 15, 2000, Guan Shanyue Museum, Shenzhen, PRC (one-man show).


“Bliss of Vision I:  In Celebration of Macau’s Return to China and the

establishment of the “World Eye Organization” -- The Art of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, December 17-19, 1999, Macau Landmark Convention & Exhibition Centre (one-man show).


Vision and the Celebration of Unity:  The Art of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, June 26 - July 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (one-man show).


“Nature and the Chromoskedasic Process”, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, April 2 - June 28, Washington, D.C. (one-man show).


The Art of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, in support of Youth Outreach, March 17-19, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong (one-man show).


Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (group show).


The Opening Exhibition of the Fernbank Museum, Atlanta, Georgia (group show with Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, etc.).





Recent Works of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, University of Houston Art Gallery (one-man show).

International Art Museum of Beijing (group show). 

Art in the French Consulate, Hong Kong (group show).






The Chromoskedasic Paintings of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, George Brown Convention Center, Houston (one-man show).

The Art of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Houston (one-man show).

The Chromoskedasic Paintings of Dominic Man-Kit Lam, organized by Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre (one-man show).





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