瑋思影像| Claire Chao Photography.商業攝影 藝術攝影.Product Photography . Architectural Photography

About Us

About Claire Hsiang-Wei Chao

I appreciate the beauty of simplicity and elegance, the art of harmony and balance, and the science of logic and precision.  Ever since I found photography as a perfect means to realize my vision and imagination, I have been passionate to create images out of my everyday life.

Believe it or not, I actually came from a business background with years of marketing and sales experience in financial industry.  I have been trained to accomplish my assignments successfully with problem solving skills and effective communication and coordination capabilities.

Combining my business with photographic experience, I have the unique advantage of being artistic and pragmatic at the same time.  If you are looking for distinguished visual messages, give me a shout and I will be happy to work with you!

Exhibition

Solo Exhibition

  • 2017 - "Random Places", Shin Leh Yuan Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

Group Exhibition

  • 2017 - "MurMur City", CMP Block Museum of Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2016 - "Imagine Photography an Exhibition of Abstract Photography", Gallery 49, Vancouver, Canada

Award

2017

  • Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, “Lively", Professional, Fine Art / Still Life Category

2016

  • Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, “Perception", Professional, Fine Art / Abstract and Other Category
  • Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, “Summer Lotus", Professional, Nature / Flower Category
  • Honorable Mention, PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) Competition, “Chinese Tea Ceremony", Professional, Fine Art / Still Life Category

2015

  • 3rd Prize, PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) Competition, “Concrete Jungle", Professional, Fine Art / Abstract Category
  • Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, “The Roof", Professional, Architecture / Other Category
  • Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, “Space", Professional, Fine Art / Abstract Category
  • Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, “The Last Waltz", Professional, Fine Art / Still Life Category

Education

  • 2014 - Photography Certificate Program, Langara College, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1994 - MBA, Graduate School of Management, University of California at Davis, Davis, USA
  • 1991 - BA, Department of Library Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Work

  • 2017 - present, Artist in Residence, CMP Creative LAB, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2014 - present, Photographer, Claire Chao Photography, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2007 - 2009, Senior Vice President, HSBC, Hong Kong, SAR China
  • 1995 - 2007, Senior Vice President, HSBC, Taipei, Taiwan