Experienced, international and professional

The AVA faculty comes from a range of cultures and visual arts disciplines – contemporary art, architecture, design, public art, sculpture, painting, Chinese arts, moving image, sound art, photography, ceramics, glass, jewellery, illustration, and more.

Open-minded, creative and connected

Highly educated in the history, theory, and applications of their disciplines – all faculty members approach education as a holistic, interdisciplinary, and interactive experience.  Practicing artists for most of them, they have an extensive professional network and the instinctive drive to create.


Besides our 25 full-time staff, AVA has more than 10 part-time staff through a choice of over 75 different courses. Art professionals, visiting scholars, and artists-in-residence deliver courses, lectures and workshops, enriching the experience of everyone at AVA, students and faculty alike.


Part-time teachers

Mr. Ray Chan 

Ms. Clara Cheung
Independent curating

Mr. Michael Leung
Aesthetics and community

Ms. Celia Ko
Oil Painting, Drawing, Art Object, Conceptual Installation

Ms. Elaine W. Ng
Contemporary Art, Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, Art Criticism, History and Research Practice

Ms. Debe Sham
Public Art & Environment, Sculpture and Glass

Dr. Tang Ying Chi

Ms. Wong Mei Han Yokky
Ceramic Art & Design, Tableware Design


Prof. Louis Nixon


Painting and Experimental Film

Mr. Peter Benz

Associate Professor

Spatial Design,
Furniture Design,
Experience Design

Dr. Leung Mee Ping

Associate Professor,
Coordinator of Studio and Media Arts Division

Visual Culture,
Space Saving Creativity,
Traditional Handicraft,
Public Art and Community Art

Dr. Yu Wai Luen, Francis

Associate Professor and
Coordinator of Associate Degree


Dr. John Johnston

Assistant Professor

Chinese Ceramics,
Buddhist Art and Iconography,
Visual and Material Culture of Late Imperial China

Mr. Lee Wing Ki, Kalen

Assistant Professor,
Programme Director of BA

Research Practice

Mr. Ng Siu King, Kingsley

Assistant Professor

Media Art,
Experience Design,
Social Innovation & Sustainable Design

Dr. Emma Watts

Assistant Professor,
Coordinator of Visual Art Studies Division,
Coordinator of Research Postgraduate Programme

Art History,
Economy and Ecology of Art,
Visual Culture

Mr. Wong Chiu Tat, Justin

Assistant Professor,
Coordinator of Crafts and Design Division


Dr. Anna Grasskamp

Research Assistant Professor

Art History,
Material Culture,
Transcultural Studies

Dr. Ng Sau Wah, Sarah

Research Assistant Professor

Chinese Art History,
Art Conservation and Museum Studies