Kirsty Hoi-Yee Chau, a UK-based artist, specializes in ink-on-paper portraits. She has been the finalist of several art competitions including the Summer Exhibition of Royal Academy of Arts (UK), Neo Artprize (UK), Schwartz Gallery (UK), Hong Kong Art Prize (HK) and Eileen Chang Painting Award (HK).
Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of Reading, Kirsty uses psychoanalytic theories to research the viewing experience, identification and subjectivity of multiple panel portraits.
She was awarded an MA in Drawing (Distinction) from University of the Arts London and a BA in Fine Art (Distinction) from RMIT University in Australia. She also received psychology training in Hong Kong.