William Lim in his studio

Featured Artist

William Lim


William Lim (b.1957 Hong Kong) likes to introduce himself as an “architect, artist and collector, not necessary in that order”. This means that his all encompassing interest in art and creativity informs a crossing over in various disciplines to result in a rich, diverse career and artistic thinking. Graduating from Cornell University, U.S.A., with a master degree in Architecture minoring in Photography, William has shown early on his interest in both art and architecture, which explains his award winning design practice CL3, celebrated for its architecture commissions such as H Queen’s, a gallery high rise building in Hong Kong or artistic commissions such as the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre, a bamboo installation which received the Grand Award and Special Award for Culture in “Design for Asia Award “ in 2013.

Lim is an accomplished artist, focusing on largescale installations, and recently work on canvas. Throughout his artistic career he has been shown internationally, most notably Lantern Wonderland HK 2003 & 2011, Venice Biennale’s International Architectural Exhibition in 2006 & 2010, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017 and Architecture and Heritage: Unearthing Future, Seoul, Korea, 2019. He held a solo exhibition, “A Year of Lost and Found” at Grotto Fine Art in 2021.

Committed to promoting culture and education, William is currently on the Board of Trustees for Cornell University, member of Arts and Culture Council and Gallery Advisory Committee for Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and member of Museum Expert Advisers for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate degree by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2018. In 2019, William and his wife donated nearly 100 artworks to M+ in Hong Kong.