Born in Hong Kong, Pui Yee (Josephine) Do immigrated to New Zealand with her parents in 1984 when she was seven. She early showed interest in Fine Arts and studied for her Bachelors degree at the Auckland University of Technology. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts with First Class Honours in 2000 from the University of Auckland majoring in Printmaking. For her doctoral studies (DFA) she chose the topic “China Today” as the starting point for her research, focusing on her own identity as a person of Chinese origin living in New Zealand, caught between two cultural worlds. She was awarded the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Fellowship (2002 - 2003) and a University of Auckland Graduate Research Grant (2001 - 2003). She has also received a residency at the Beijing Academy of Arts, Beijing (2002- 2003).
Dr. Josephine Do is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and has ten years of tertiary teaching experience in New Zealand and Hong Kong. She has sustained an active career as an artist with a record of national and international exhibitions. Her current research focuses on identity, Chinese contemporary art, and community arts in Hong Kong. She is the Principal Investigator of five funded projects: "Arts Bus: On the Move!", "Hong Kong Community Arts"; "Arts @ School"; Youth Art Development Program;Embrace the Creative Spark of Life through Images;
and "Who am I and What do I hope to become? - A Pilot Case Study on the Importance of Students' Self-identity in Higher Education, and its Relevancy to Education Outcome". Her most recent publications include: "Six Hong Kong Artists: Interview and Drawing Demonstration of Victoria Harbour" (2014); "Art – Education: Interviews with Ten Contemporary Artist" (2010); "Art – Education: China Arts and Artists Lesson Plans" (2010); and "Distance Artist: What are you working on right now?" (with A. Lee, & P. Yiu, 2008).
External Assessor. Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Programme: Visual Arts and Culture
CDC-HKEAA Committee (One – Committee) on Visual Arts, EDB
Portfolio Assessor. HKDSE VA SBA Portfolio, HKEAA
Organizing Committee. Guinness World Record Attempt on “Longest Painting by Numbers”. Fongs Foundation
Young Artists Development Program, Steering Committee. Youth Art Development Program
Organizing Committee. Grand Painting Event of the International Children Painting Competition Hong Kong
Advisor. Youth Art Development Program
Adjudicator. Exhibition of Primary School Students’ Creative Visual Arts Work. Arts Education Section, CDI,EDB
Adjudicator. Marine Conservation Code Design Competition for Schools 2014. AFCD, Gov.
Adjudicator. 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation Art and Design Competition. Po Leung Kuk.
Adjudicator. Young Achievers’ Gallery Window Design Competition. Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau.
Adjudicator. International Childern Painting Competition in Hong Kong. Promotion of Young Artists Foundation
Assessor/ Moderator – Visual Arts HKEAA
Adjudicator. Art and Design Competition. Po Leung Kuk
Stand – by Remarkers – Visual Arts HKEAA
Marker / an oral examiner - HKALE/HKCEE
Marker / an oral examiner H KA L /H K CE HKEAA
Portfolio Moderator/Assessor for the 2010 CE Visual Arts Part II (Teacher Assessment Scheme)—Portfolios HKEAA
Adjudicator. Butterfly design competition. 香港蜆殼有限公司, 綠色力量
Advisor. The 43rd E.A. International Salon of Photography. Photographic Society of America
Adjudicator. Sai Kung Road Safety Book mark Design Competition.
Leisure and Cultural services Department
Teaching consultant ‘ Chinese Art and Art Appreciation’ -The Salvation Army William Booth Secondary School
‘Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Art’, Workshop. Po Leung Kuk - 26 Primary Schools
‘Contemporary Chinese Art and Art Appreciation’, Workshop. Po Leung Kuk - 17 Secondary Schools
CE Visual Arts Moderation Committee 2010 HKEAA
Visual Arts Paper II Setter 2009 HKEAA
Co- Moderator – Visual Arts
Examiner – Visual Arts HKEAA
Coordinator, CASS Summer School
Art and Design Competition Assessor/ Guest of Honor. Po Leung Kuk
Visual Arts Paper II Setter 2008 HKEAA
Year Grant Assessor Hong Kong Art Development Council
Project Grant Assessor Hong Kong Art Development Council
Co- Moderator – Visual Arts HKEAA
Proof Reader – Visual HKEAA
Art and Design Competition Assessor PO Leung Kuk
Art and Design Competition Assessor TAIPO Community Center
Co- Moderator – Visual Arts 2005- 2006 HKEAA
Caritas School Assessor Art and Design competition
Stand – by Remarkers – Visual Arts HKEAA
Assessor Creative New Zealand Arts Council