William Lim 林偉而


William Lim is a renowned artist, collector and architect. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Cornell University, he established a prestigious architecture company, CL3, which altered the landscape of several major international cities.


He has participated in international architecture exhibitions including the Venice Architecture Biennale (2006 and 2010), the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2007 and 2012), and the "Architecture and Heritage: Unearthing Future" exhibition held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul (2019).


William Lim’s oil paintings are anchored in a sense of personal recollections, intimate domestic space, and the meteorological, temporal moments around him. His work often feature clues to familial narratives, and the flora and fauna of his surroundings in Hong Kong. His art exhibitions include a solo show titled "A Year of Lost and Found" (2021), “Willows Dark, Flowers Bright” (2022) and participations at Art Central Hong Kong (2022) and Art Basel Hong Kong (2023).


He is a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, the Gallery Advisory Committee of Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, an Arts and Culture Council Member of Asia Society Hong Kong Centre and a museum expert adviser to the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department. In 2018, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Arts and Sciences. In 2019, William and his wife donated 90 artworks from their collection of "Living Collection" to M+, the museum of visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong.