1968 Born in Hong Kong
1999 Master of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2008 Master of Arts (Daoism), Cultural & Religious Studies, The CUHK Received the Outstanding Academic Performance, on Dean List 08
2008 Part-time instructor of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, The CUHK
Currently lives and works in Hong Kong
Since 2008, Man Fung-yi's works have developed in different media; such as burnished silk pieces, acrylic paintings, light sculptures and installation. Even though the medium and materials she has been using are different, they all represent the same private and personal philosophy and methodology. Inspired by Yi Jin “Being still and not moving, one would experience and attain the enlightenment of the cosmos", Man Fung-yi uses minimal forms to create the atmosphere of extreme silence, intimacy and softness. She always applies them as a means to purify noise, kaleidoscopic colours and pandemonium so as to reach the state of tranquility. In other words, she tries to “re-define” the aesthetic philosophy of “Abstractism” in the context of Oriental philosophy, which focuses on primal and deeper essence of life.