Wei Lun Ha Vietnam | New Zealand, b. 1987

Wei Lun Ha is a Vietnam-born Chinese New Zealander contemporary ink artist.


He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Auckland. In 2016 he won the Wallace Vermont award and was awarded a stipend to travel to New York and Vermont to complete a month in residency. He has also won the Parkins Drawing Prize twice, both in 2020 and 2021.


Wei Lun explores the ideas of personal stories in symbolic objects, diversity in cultural motifs, and gestures of fragility in life philosophies. The work's complex interaction with Chinese porcelain patterns weaves historical references and significant moments behind his objects. The paintings embrace the richness of different cultures and create an intensity that is covered with interpretation and stories. 


Wei Lun Ha has won many New Zealand art awards, including the Wallace Vermont Award (2016), the Franklin Art Award (2016 merit for landscape), the Wallace People's Choice Award (2015) and the Estuary Arts Award (2014). He travelled to Vermont, USA to complete a 3 month residency during which he developed his porcelain painting in 2017 and his work was included in the 2019 Beijing Biennale.