Eddie Lui Fung Ngar (b. 1947, Hong Kong) received his formal training in visual arts at The University of Hong Kong under Jon A. Prescott, from 1969 to 1972. He later completed a studio programme in contemporary ink art conducted by Lui Shou-kwan, Wucius Wong and Laurence Tam, at the same institute.
In 1973, he held his first solo exhibition at the Goethe-Institut, sponsored by the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Over the next two decades he received both the Urban Council Fine Arts Award, presented by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and the Silver Jubilee Achievement Award, from the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society. In recognition of his contributions to the development of visual arts in Hong Kong and his support of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society, he was presented with the Saluting VAS40+ Hong Kong Arts Award in 2014.
For the past thirty years, Lui has held numerous important posts in arts education and administration, including President of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society (1978–82), Honorary Adviser to the Hong Kong Art Promotion Panel of the Hong Kong Government (1996–99) and Hong Kong Committee Chairman of the Federation of Asian Artists (1997–present).
Many important international institutions have collected Lui’s work, including the Guangdong Museum of Art, Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Museum, Chan Liu Art Museum (Taiwan) and the Ibrahim Hussein Museum & Cultural Foundation (Malaysia). Locally, his work has been acquired by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, The University of Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, among others.
Lui currently lives in Hong Kong, practicing visual art, 3-D design and working as a visual art consultant.