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                                      Aser But (Bi Zirong)- A painter in Hong Kong art history.  net version 5, 18.12.2014

  With new archives back to 1975


      Welcome to the official website of Aser But, a practising artist from Hong Kong and Macau .


Lifelong dedication to the art of drawing, painting and ceramic.






     Honours & CV      Fine Art        Gallery         Clay        Outdoor sketch       Teaching        Publication and video



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Honours, Membership and Awards:

l          Sino-British Fellowship Trust Scholarship (1976)

l          Hong Kong Urban Council Fine Art Award (1979)

l          Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award (1988)

l          Bronze Award, Hong Kong Design Biennial (1990)

l          Cultural Award from Italy for Stamp Design, Macao Post Office (2000)

l          The Most Outstanding Continental Stamp Award from France (2000)

l          The Achieving Person Award from Haudu Area, Guongzhau City, China Consultative Committee (2004)


Curriculum Vitae:



Official Website: www.AserBut.net

Postal Address:

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Contact telephone:

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        Born in Macao in 1949, moved to Hong Kong at the age of three.



        1968  Teacher’s Certificate, Northcote College of Education, Hong Kong

        1972  Art Specialist’s Certificate, Grantham College of Education, Hong Kong

        1980  Post-grad. Diploma in Art Education, London University

        1983  Master of Science degree in Education (Administration and Supervision with Visual Arts Focus) Bank Street College of Education/Parsons School of Design, New York



Professional teaching experience:


        1979-92       Taught in Hong Kong Polytechnic, and then promoted to Senior Lecturer

        1992-2000   Co-ordinator , Director and then Chair Professor of Higher School of Arts, Macao Polytechnic

        2003-        Director, Macau Caritas Brito Theatre and

                          Head, Adult EducationDepartment, Macau Caritas

          Visiting Professor, Macau Millennium College

2004-          Guest Assessor, MA Work-based Programme in Hong Kong, Middlesex University

2005-          Guest School Assessor on the teaching of Art, Macau government




Visual Artworks exhibited worldwide and collected in Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and overseas.

Specialized in mural painting, large drawing, since 1973, and in ceramics design since 2003. He returns to Ink Painting in late 2013.


Community involvement:

l              Ex-Advisor to Hong Kong Leisure and Culture Department in Museum Affairs since 1992

l              Founding Member of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society since 1973

l              Founding Member and Chairman of Supervisory Committee of the Modern Ceramists Association of Macau since 2003

l              Founding Member and Secretary to its Supervisory Committee of

                Macau Digital Photography Association  since 2003


Books published:

1982          Drawing and Illustration, Hong Kong Educational Press

1985          The Technique of Finished Art, Hong Kong Educational Press

1988          The Portfolios of Hong Kong Artists, 2 volumes, Hong Kong Educational Press

1992          What is Graphic Design? Mobile School Publishing

1995          What is Modern Drawing and Painting? Mobile School Publishing

2004          Beyond my Palette, private publication


Major projects undertaken:

l              Developing the artist's official website into a teaching website for art and design plus adding the second website: www.AserBut.com

l              Advising Millennium Secondary School on its vocational senior high school in Design

l              Designing the Unit 2 of Professional Diploma in Modern Ceramic Design for teachers in Macau hosted by Macau Millennium College






  14th May, 2007.




Send mail to aserbut@yahoo.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: 2014/12/18