As a former art director and design department head with almost two decades experience in the creative industry, Kamwei has gained a wide range of fans, collectors and collaborators with his ongoing series Bo&Friends in Malaysia, Europe and the US. Featuring animal-themed works that centre on a goldfish named Bo (meaning wide, broad or versatile in Cantonese), the series carries a sense of playfulness and an optimistic outlook on everyday life. “I’m not a super positive person so Bo reminds me to be happy and positive – it’s a good reminder for people,” said the creator in an interview with Yawnn.com. Kamwei’s creations are often described as poetic, humourous, imaginative, playful and dream-like. His art pieces are happily displayed in the homes of buyers across Europe, the US and other countries. Currently, his art prints and ceramic sculptures can be found in a gallery in Paris.

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Work History

Kamwei Fong Artist, Brand Designer   As a former art director and design department head with almost two decades experience in the creative industry, Kamwei has gained a wide range of fans, collectors and collaborators with his ongoing series Bo&Friends in Malaysia, Europe and the US. Featuring animal-themed works that centre on a goldfish named Bo (meaning wide, broad or versatile in Cantonese), the series carries a sense of playfulness and an optimistic outlook on everyday life. “I’m not a super positive person so Bo reminds me to be happy and positive – it’s a good reminder for people,” said the creator in an interview with Yawnn.com. Kamwei’s creations are often described as poetic, humourous, imaginative, playful and dream-like. His art pieces are happily displayed in the homes of buyers across Europe, the US and other countries. Currently, his art prints and ceramic sculptures can be found in a gallery in Paris. – EXHIBITIONS – 2017 "Be Happy. Be Childlike. Be Ridiculous." Bo&Friends Exhibition At Isetan The Japan Store Organised by Free Art Space, Isetan The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kamwei's third solo exhibition "Kamwei's Ridiculously Happy Animalerie In Paris" A Bo&Friends Exhibiiton Organised by Galerie Club Sensible Paris, France Kamwei's second solo exhibition "Celebrate Diversity. Introducing 50 Colours." Colorplan Malaysia Launch Event and Exhibition Orgnised by RJ Paper Malaysia and Design Union PAM (Malaysian Institute of Architects) building, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia "Be Happy. Be Childlike. Be Ridiculous." Bo&Friends Exhibition 2017 Organised by Addstudio Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Kamwei's first solo exhibition 2015 George Town Festival 2015 MYDesign Exhibition Organised by George Town Festival and Malaymail Online Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia “Bespoke Chemistry: A Remix Of Art And Progress” Art Tile Exhibition Organised by Kimgres Tiles Malaysia APW Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Marina Mall, Straits Quay, Penang, Malaysia Archidex 2015, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia Weil Hotel, Ipoh, Malaysia 2012 Makanlah Buah-Buahan Tempatan Exhibition Kuala Lumpur Design Week, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2003 – 2010 Man&God Exhibitions (with 3nity) : Kaohsiung Design Festival 2010, Taiwan International Visual Feast 2008, Beijing, China Designs & Arts Festival, Taipei, Taiwan Galleriiizu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Design Center Stuttgart, Germany Tatt Foo Temple of Art & Design, New York City, United States Brazen Gallery, Singapore Ching Lotus Gallery, Penang, Malaysia How&Why Books, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2002 Pahit Manis Poster Graphics Exhibition National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia X-Change – Penang & Kuala Lumpur Poster Design Exhibition Ching Lotus Humanist Space, Penang, Malaysia 2001 Man.Time.Space.3nity.A Showcase (with 3nity) 50 Humanist Space, Penang, Malaysia – COLLABORATIONS & EVENTS – 2017 Bo&Friends x Isetan The Japan Store, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Art pieces and merchandise sold at Isetan The Japan Store Bo&Friends x Leckar Magazine, Hamburg, Germany The Furry Thing artwork licensed 2016 Scoolers The Student Creative Show Jury – Art Direction and Design Category Bo&Friends x Club Sensible, Paris, France Art pieces featured and sold at Club Sensible gallery Bo&Friends x Kinokuniya Books, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Art pieces featured and sold at Kinokuniya Books Suria KLCC Kamwei Fong x Say Kids, Seattle, United States Swooshy Line Art artwork licensed Bo&Friends x KLPAC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Paper Bo art installation being featured at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre 2015 Kamwei Fong x U Studio, Bristol, United Kingdom The Furry Thing artwork licensed Bo&Friends x Kimgres, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2 sets of art tiles designed for Kimgres art tile exhibition SEED – Art of Giving, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Artwork donated for fundraising event held at Publika 2014 Yasmin At Kong Heng, Ipoh, Malaysia Artwork donated for fundraising at Yasmin Ahmad Museum Opening event 2013 Bo&Friends x Chatime, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Commissioned by Chatime Malaysia to design a series of 4 red ‘ang pao’ packets for Chinese New Year “Prosperity Giveaway” campaign The Dhammagiri Orphanage Fundraising Event, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Artwork donated for fundraising event held at Seksan Design 2012 Kancil Awards, 4As Malaysia Jury – Student Category 2010 “A Dialogue With Kamwei And Sam” Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Speaker – INTERVIEWS – 2017 ELLE Malaysia Online www.elle.my "Bo&Friends artist Kamwei Fong to feature at Isetan The Japan Store 2015 Yawnn February Issue Interview www.yawnn.com “A Bo Job” 2014 The Malaymail Online and The Sunday Mail Interview www.themalaymailonline.com “Finding Happiness In A Goldfish Named Bo” Home&Decor Magazine July Issue Interview “Goldfish Memory – Kamwei’s Goldfish Character Bo Is The Embodiment Of Innovation, Art, Pottery And Happiness” 2013 I.M. Magazine Interview “From An Obsession With Goldfishes To The Creation Of Bo” 2010 The Star Weekender Interview www.thestar.com.my “An Arty Pair” 2009 Trendhunter www.trendhunter.com “Demure Sea Sculpture – Kamwei Fong Combines Modern Elegance And Traditional Forms” – AWARDS – 2014 4As Kancil Awards Malaysia (with Alpha245) “Alpha245 – Connecting Creative Minds” Design – Corporate & Brand Identity – Merit 2012 Asia Pacific Design 8 Winner Singapore Design Awards (with DIA Brand Consultants) Multi-disciplinary Design – Corporate Branding “Ogawa: The Heart Of Wellness” – Bronze 2011 Asia Pacific Design 7 Winner 2010 Asia Pacific Design 6 Winner Singapore Design Awards (with DIA Brand Consultants) Multi-disciplinary Design – Corporate Branding “Signature Kitchen” – Bronze 2009 Asia Pacific Design 5 Winner Spikes Asia (with McCann Erickson) XTRA Furniture “The Art Of Light” Design – Bronze Spike AdFest (with McCann Erickson) XTRA Furniture “The Art Of Light” Design Lotus – Finalist 2008 Asia Pacific Design 4 Winner The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” – “Tap” Print Craft/Illustration – Bronze 4As Kancil Awards Malaysia (with McCann Erickson) XTRA Furniture “The Art Of Light” Graphic Design – Merit XTRA Furniture “The Art Of Light” Dimensional Mail – Merit One Show (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” Outdoor/Poster Campaign – Bronze AdFest (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” – Print Craft Lotus Best Use of Illustration – Gold Art Direction – Silver Tokyo Type Directors Club (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” Poster – Excellent Work Global Environment Centre “Everyday” Advertising Campaign – Excellent Work Poster – Excellent Work 2007 4As Kancil Awards Malaysia (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” Craft (Illustration) – Merit Global Environment Centre “Everyday” Craft (Illustration) – Merit Dentsu Asia Network, Toyota D-TAT Arc Session (with Dentsu Malaysia) D-Construkt DM Pack – 1st Prize 2004 Singapore Design Awards (with 3nity) Excellence in Graphic Design “Man&God” Poster – Merit Hong Kong International Poster Triennial (with 3nity) “I Still Believe” Poster The Jury’s Choice for Ideology Category 2002 20th International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno (with 3nity) “Tuhantu” Poster series – Showcase The Singapore Design Awards (with 3nity) “Man&God: Man Conquers Heaven/Earth Conquers Man” Poster – Finalist “Tuhantu” Poster Series – Finalist IDN Decade Design Awards Singapore (with 3nity) “Man&God” Motion Graphics – Finalist 2000 4th Biennial IDN Design Awards “Taste Of The Orient” Poster Series – Finalist

Education

  • The One Academy of Communication Design

    • Diploma Graphic Design / Multimedia Design
    • 1998 - 2000

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Awards

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