Ben Lau's name stamp in Chinese Calligraphic writing originally means "The Great Wall of Han Dynasty"

Ben Lau's Resume

Ben Lau's name stamp in Chinese Calligraphic writing originally means "The Great Wall of Han Dynasty"


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Master of Fine Arts (2005) Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Certificate of Education (1985) University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Painting (1977) Art Students League, New York
B.A. Liberal Arts (1974) SUNY, Stony Brook, New York

Gallery Representation:

Gremillion and Company, Houston, Texas
Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Karessamia, Duluth, MN

Selected Exhibitions

2004 "Works of Ben Lau through the Years," Karessamia, Duluth, MN
2004 "MFA Mid-Program Review," MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2002 "Painting and Drawings of Ben Lau," Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis
1996 "Group Show at Gremillion & Company," Houston, Texas
1995 "Apple Valley Art Festival," Apple Valley, MN
1993 "Group Show: Hong Kong Artists' Outcry against Tien An Mun Massacre," Hong Kong
1987 "Ben Lau" Solo Exhibition with Publication, Hong Kong
1985 "City Life" OTB Bank, Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong
"1983 "Art Fringe Festival / Featuring: Ben Lau" Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong

Publications, Recognition and Awards

2003 Graduate Scholarship and Trustee Scholarship Recipient, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
1987 Solo Exhibition with publication awarded by The Hong Kong Institute for the Promotion of Chinese Culture.
1987 "Ben Lau Can Draw" Hong Kong Standard, July 1987
1989 "Ben Lau's Arts" a review by Ming Po Weekly, January 1987
1988 "Ben Lau is one of the greatest artists of our time" comment by Knox Martin (
1976 "Ben Lau is the greatest Oriental artist since Hokusai" Comment by Knox Martin (
2002 "Any stroke the man (Ben) makes is art at its prime flame!" Comment by Knox Martin (

Responsibility and Community Service

1996 Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN, Mentor
1986 Extramural Studies Department, University of Hong Kong, Lecturer
2004 Bloomington Public Schools, serving as a twice appointed member of Kennedy High School New Principal Selection Committee and 2004 Strategic Planning Committee.

Area of Specialties and Skills

Painting, Print-making, Lithography, Silkscreen, Intaglio

What qualifies Ben as an art teacher / professor?

My genuine understanding of Egyptian Art, Greek Art, Islamic Art, African Art, Oriental Art and the arts of modern masters like Titian, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Picasso and Matisse qualifies me as a candidate of choice for the instructorship of painting.

Associates who may recommend me favorably for the work of art instruction:

Knox Martin, Apt 8j 128 Ft. Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032, 212.923.5429
Karen Monson, Chair of the Painting Department, Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial highway,     Golden Valley, 55422
Mark Younstrom, former Principal, Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial highway, Golden Valley, 55422
Ana Killingstad, client who decorates her beautiful home with at least 6 Ben Lau Paintings. Her husband is Chris Killingstad, Vice President of Tenant (Corporation) 612.708.6069, 575 Sussex Cir., Orono, MN 55356
Frank Stone, client who decorates their town-home with at least 3 Ben Lau paintings, 612.617.9965, Frank Stone Gallery 1226 Second Street N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413
Leander Hughes, on of the three protégés of Ben Lau from the Rudy Perpich Center for Art Education, now teaching in Japan. Email:


Ben Lau's works are collected by Knox Martin, Gremillion & Company, Dr. and Mrs. San Kiang, Ana Killingstad, Gary Prest (Bloomington Public School Superintendent), Karessamia, Frank Stone Gallery, Hennepin Public Library, Pen Lake Library, Kennedy High School and many other private clients.

Why a goal of art instruction?

I have been a high school teacher for 16 years. With plenty of experience in an effective delivery of instruction, I would enjoy teaching art to young people who express a true curiosity in learning. In my opinion, art may defy any attempt at definition, but it is, nevertheless, a very specific topic. A serious art student deserves to be instilled with that knowledge and understanding.  It is my conviction that a good art teacher could inspire them. I will be happy to fill that role.

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