Biography

Marine Ky was born in 1966 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is one of the rare female artists of her generation of predominantly Chinese heritage to be based back in Cambodia, after a lifetime’s education in the West _Paris, France. She self-taught printmaking at the Australian Print workshop in Melbourne, before completing a Masters by Research at the School of Art in Hobart, University of Tasmania, Australia. Recent solo exhibitions include The Epidermis of the Earth II (Mekong), Concourse, the Esplanade, Singapore and Each Moment the World is Been (Re)created, Institut Français, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent group exhibitions include Changing Room, Corn Market, Cork, Ireland, Receptacle, I Light Festival, Marina Bay, Singapore. Her six-year global community peace project Happy Art Home was part of Parallel Realities, Fukuoka Triennial of Asian Contemporary Art.

Ky’s prints can be found in public and private art collections in Australia, Japan and France, and have been seen in group exhibitions worldwide, including international print competitions. She has been artist in residence at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, Chiangmai University Art Museum, Thailand, School of Art & Design, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan.

Ky’s work mixed media work and achitectural textile installations merge from both European intaglio printing and Khmer engraving techniques, art and craft, art and life. She is currently based in Battambang, Cambodia.

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