Ze Ze Lai

Ze Ze was born in Hong Kong, an artist with a unique vision in capturing dream-like and mystical scenes in watercolor. A style which truly draws the view in to a story, a journey though the painting.

Artist Statement
Birds is the most fascinating subject to paint, either they are moving, flying or stay still. They are beautiful no matter they are in flocks, or alone. I always like to paint birds in a different way ,to capture the atmosphere they are in, their essence, rather than painting their true anatomy.
I like to deliver a story behind my every painting, to present a certain mood that I experiencing, for happiness, for sadness, for a delicate feeling that melt one’s heart. By looking at them, I always feel that there is something that they want to say.

Biography
President of the International Watercolor Society of Hong Kong (IWS Hong Kong, registered nonprofit organization)
Vice President of International Watercolor Society ( IWS Global )
Chief Editor, International Watercolor Magazine
Executive Member of Taiwan International Watercolor Association
Gallery Director of Rainze Gallery in Hong Kong
Founder and Art Director of Evercare Cards in Hong Kong.
Artist member of the Society of Animal Artist
Supporting artist of “Artists Against Extinction” Society

Recent Exhibition:
2017 June: Hong Kong Guilin exchange exhibition “ Colors of early summer”
2017 May: Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2017 May: 1st Portugal international watercolor exhibition
2017 May: Peace & Love : East & West Art Exchange Exhibition, Myanmar
2017 May: Society of Watercolor Artist International Juried Exhibition
2017 May: NWWS 77th Annual International Open Exhibition
2017 May: The 1st Invitational Exhibition of Sino-Foreign Famous Works, Nanning, China
2017 May: 5th Shenzhen City Art Fair
2017 Apr: 1st Quito International Watercolor Exhibition
2017 Apr: Watercolor in Fabriano 2017, Italy
2017 Apr: 5th Shenzhen City Art Fair
2017 Mar: 2nd Tirana International Watercolor Biennale, Albania
2016 The Cider Painters of America 32nd Annual International Exhibit of Miniature Art.
2016 Large size Format Watercolor Exhibition, Mexico 2016
2016 IWS “Pearl of Peace” Through Watercolor Exhibition, Pakistan.
2016 Fabriano in Watercolor 2016 Italy
2016 Louisiana Watercolor Society Juried International Exhibition
2016 Northwest Watercolor Society Juried International Exhibition
2016 Society of Animal Artist International Exhibition, United States
2016 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year,  Mall galleries, London
2016 IWS Bulgaria International Watercolor Triennale
2016 IWS Canada International Watercolor Festival
2016 Watercolour International II Thessaloniki , Greece
2016 Interpretation of Watercolor, Shanghai, China
2016 World Watercolor Arts Biennale Thailand
2016 Taiwan World Watercolor Competition and Exhibition
2016 Love. United. 1st International Watercolor Biennale Hong Kong
2016 Meet in Shanghai IWS China 1st International Watercolor Exhibition
2016 Song of Water, Nanning, China
2016 Mexico Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum Biennale
2016 Sai Kung Art And About Exhibition, Hong Kong
2015 International Watercolor Society of Hong Kong Exhibition 2015
2015 Hong Kong Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
2015 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong
2015 24th International Miniature Art Show, Seaside Art Gallery, Virginia, USA
2015 Society of Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition, TX , USA
2015 The World Watercolor Triennial, Seoul Arts Center, Korea
2015 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall galleries, London
2015 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 36th Annual International Juried Exhibition
2015 Castra International Watercolor Biennial, Slovenia
2015 International Watercolor Society Indonesia Love Earth Watercolor Exhibition
2015 International Watercolor Society Albania International Watercolor Festival
2015 Open Water Canadian Painters in Watercolor Juried Exhibition.
2015 1st International Watercolor Society India Biennale 2015
2014 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall galleries, London
2014 “Closer” A Miniature Contemporary Art Show, Pubart gallery, Hong Kong
2014 81st Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, Washington, USA
2015 40th Annual International Miniature Art Show, MASF, Florida, USA

Jury Committee
2017 Jury Committee, Turkey Gaziantep Watercolor Festival
2017 Jury Committee, India International Watercolor Biennale
2017 Jury Committee , International Watercolor Society 2017 IWS Magazine Online contest
2017 Jury Committee , 2nd Tirana Albania International Watercolor Biennale
2017 Jury Committee, 1st Portugal International Watercolor Exhibition
2016 Jury Committee, IWS Pakistan International Watercolor Online Contest
2016 Jury Committee, IWS Arab Nations International Watercolor Online Contest
2014 Judge, “ World Oral Health Day” Painting Competition, Oral Health Department
2004 Judge , The Salvation Army’s “Springs of Joy” Drawing Competition
2001 Adjudicator, “ Little Drop’s Marvelous Journey Four box Comiic Drawing Competition”, Water Supplies Department
2016 Jury Committee, Children Painting competition, Water Department

Awards
2017 1st Quito International Watercolor Exhibition 3rd Place Awad
2016 Thailand Watercolor Exposition Watercolor Director Award
2016 Society of watercolor artist Juried Exhibition Jury Award

Publications:
Ze Ze’s Watercolor Collection “I dreamed a dream”
水彩畫精品集
Masters of Watercolor
China Contemporary Watercolor No. 4
International Watercolor Artists
Strokes of Genius 8
Strokes of Genius 9
Evercare Cards 10th Anniversary Collection

Website: www.zezelai.com