Shirky Chan is a Hong Kong based artist who received her Master of Art in Fine Art and Master of Art in Intercultural Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015 and 2017.  She achieved her second degree – Bachelor of Fine Art (Major in Painting) with distinction from the Hong Kong Art School / RMIT University in 2013.  Since 2008, Shirky has been participated in group and solo exhibitions. Her works are collected by local and oversea collectors.


Shirky was the Finalist at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards in 2012.  Furthermore, she was invited by The Hong Kong Institution of Education as their supporting and professional artist at the “Arts @ School” project in 2014.  In 2019, she also participated as the curator and artist for a fund raising exhibition presented by Lamborhgini Hong Kong.  Other artistic contributions include : art columnist at an online magazine under the group of Hong Kong Apple Daily; and part-time lecturer at The Hong Kong Design Insitution.


Shirky enjoys the imprisonment and abnormal states of mind in her daily life.

“Doing art is the process of having a dialogue to myself, through this dialogue; I search and lose my existence.”



2015 – 2017

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


2013 – 2015

Master of Arts in Fine Art, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong



Bachelor of Fine Art: Major in Painting, RMIT University x Hong Kong Art School, Melbourne, Australia




Finalist, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong