Hoi-Yee Chau (also known as Kirsty), a UK-based artist specializing in ink-on-paper portraiture, is a PhD student at the University of Reading. She uses psychoanalytic theories to research viewing experience, identification and subjectivity of multi-panel portraiture. She received an MA in Drawing (distinction) from Wimbledon College of Art and a BA in Fine Art (distinction) from RMIT University in Australia. She also received psychology training in Hong Kong.
Her works have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, National Gallery, University of the Arts London in United Kingdom, University of Reading, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Fotanian Open Studios, Culture Club Gallery and 1a space Cattle Depot Artist Village.
Her ongoing research is about Split Portraiture. She is interested in the specificity of Split Portraiture and how it engages the viewers in a unique way.