CV of Diana LoMeiHing
Diana LoMeiHing (also known as Lo Mei Hing) was born in Hong Kong. She moved to Italy at the age of ten.
Diana LoMeiHing was born in Hong Kong, moved to Italy at the age of ten. In 1978 she graduated with High Honors in painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. She has exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions in galleries in Italy and many other countries around the world since 1979. She has been included since 1988 listed as a contemporary artist in the Modern Art Catalog by Giorgio Mondadori Editori.
Even though Diana has always been a full-time professional artist, in 1982, she wrote a Chinese cooking book that was a best seller for several years in the world: 186 RECIPES AND EASY METHOD FOR CHINESE COOKING a/k/a THE JOY OF CHINESE COOKING (Arnoldo Mondadori 1982), which has been translated into four languages and reprinted in countless editions. The German edition of this book was awarded the First Prize for Illustrated Books at the 1986 Frankfurt Book Fair.
At different times in her career she wrote screenplays and provided on-screen narration in documentaries for RAI, Italy’s national television station as well as for other prominent companies. She was also the principal actor in UN SALTO IN CINE for Swissair. In addition she has written many articles, reviews and poems for newspapers, magazines, books and catalogs. She has held numerous lectures and spoke at many conferences related to Chinese art and culture in Milan, Rome and other Italian cities. She also has illustrated books and covers for several Italian Publishers and taught for courses at the Artistic Lyceum Orsoline of Milan, where she graduated.
Diana has been part of the Scientific Council of the ITALY-CHINA Association of Milan since its foundation in 1990, working actively in many artistic and cultural initiatives. She is currently an administrator of AIAPI (International Association of Plastic Arts-UNESCO OFFICIAL PARTNER) and SpazioTempoArte.
From 2011 to 2014 she initiated, organized and curated a series of exhibitions and events throughout Italy in support of the Asian elephant in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History of Milan, The Asian Elephant Foundation TAEF, WWF ITALIA and Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan.
In 2015 Diana paintings were presented in solo and collective exhibitions in Hong Kong, Milan and Brixen. Diana’s work also was included in Tour around the World with “Ballet Dancing”, a project of the Logrono Dance House in Spain. Diana was also the Designated Artist for the International Mountain Summit in Brixen (BZ) Italy Sponsored by BMW, Durst Photographik et al.
In 2016 she exhibited at the Coos Art Museum (Coos Bay – Oregon USA) and at Milan’s Braidense Library, Italy’s National Library.
In 2017 she exhibited in exhibitions in Denver (Colorado) and RSG Gallery of the Portland Art Museum and Verum Ultimatum Gallery in Portland (Oregon) USA. Diana gave a major presentation on Chinese food and culture as part of EXPO MILAN 2017.
As a photographer ten of Diana’s photographs were shown in a year-long exhibition at the Blue Sky Gallery of the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts from April 2017 to April 2018.
Diana’s paintings have been on display at the RSG Gallery of the Portland Art Museum since July, 2017.
In November 2017: She had two simultaneous solo exhibitions in Milan (Italy) at the SBLU_spazioalbello Gallery and San Vittore's Circondary House with the title: SONGS OF FREEDOM: Inside & Out.
In November 2017: Diana published UNA LETTURA with EDIZIONI PulcinoElephante Art Books featuring her poetry and 30 original paintings in china ink with EDIZIONI PulcinoElephante: .
In 2018 The Haegeumgag Theme Museum in Changwon, South Korea acquired two of Diana’s paintings for their permanent collection. Diana also exhibited her paintings at Rovereto Tn – Italy; Denver, CO; Fall Exhibition in RSG and a two-person exhibition in 2018 and 2019 at the Ladd Building in Portland, OR.
In May, 2019 Diana displayed 40 of her photographs in a two-person exhibition at in Milan’s Braindense National Library- Mediateca. This exhibition was covered nationally on RAI’s TG3.
Diana’s paintings are in private collections in the US, Italy, China, Korea, Macao, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Canada, Belgium, Hong Kong, Spain, Japan, et al. Diana is honored to have had her art collected by the late Zhao Ziyang, the Premier of China from 1980 to 1987. Her work has also been collected by Chen Baoshun and Wang Dong, both China’s Consul Generals in Milan.
- The Joy of Chinese Cooking (under name of Lo Mei Hing) 1982
Beyond the Clouds (under name of Diana LoMeiHing) 2002
Cartoline da Shanghai (under name of Diana LoMeiHing) 2009
The Secret Garden (under name of Diana LoMeiHing) including all illustrations 2011
Flying Elephants (under name of Diana LoMeiHing) 2012
Il Guardino Segreto-Il Lungo Viaggio dell’Elefante (under name of Diana LoMeiHing) 2012
Heaven’s Gate (under name of Diana LoMeiHing) 2013
Aqua Montis (under name of Lo Mei Hing, co-authored with Bill Hornaday) 2015
My Magic Garden/My Giardino Magico( under name of Diana LoMeiHing) 2017
Una Lettera (under name of Diana Lo Mei Hing (2017)
Songs of Freedom/Canzoni di Liberta (under name of Diana Lo Mei Hing) 2017
FotoFestival 14th –Catalogue of International Foto Festival Event Milano April-June 2019
A Floating Cloud/ Una Nuvola Fluttuante (under name of Diana Lo Me Hing) 2019