Nina Pryde was born in Hong Kong in 1945. She studied under Wucius Wong at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, followed by a master’s course from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Hong Kong School of Art. Based in the Pryde Studio in Fotan, she lives and works in Hong Kong.


Nina Pryde draws on Chinese philosophy and her personal journey as an artist born on the day Hong Kong was liberated from Japanese occupation. Creating collaged landscapes of the rolling hills and slate skies of Hong Kong, her output points to an affinity with the terrain of her native country and that of Japan where she has travelled extensively. Having begun her artistic career in the realm of pottery, she has become highly regarded for her layered interpretation of modern ink. Her ability to complement and pair ink, brush, and paper with subtle, documentary additions points to the flexibility and constant inventiveness of herself and the medium.


Her works are in the collections of The University Museum and Art Gallery of Hong Kong University and The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, as well as many private organizations. Her most recent solo exhibition at Ora-Ora was Infinity (2019). Group exhibitions include All about Ink at Mall Galleries, London (2018), Ora-Ora’s shows at Taipei Dangdai (2019), Art15, London (2015) and Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong (2014). Nina Pryde was a finalist at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards in 2013.