Chan Shing-kau graduated from the Department of Art of Grantham College of Education, the Chinese Faculty of the Hong Kong Baptist University and finished a diploma course in modern ink painting at the Extramural Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He studied modern Chinese ink painting under Professor Liu Kuo Sung and Chinese Calligraphy, Seal Carving under Professor Ma Kwok Kuen.
He is member of the China Artists Association, the International Chinese Ink Painting Association. He is the Director and Chairman of the Hong Kong Modern Ink Painting Society, Vice-chairman of the Chinese Chen Clan Association of Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings, Consultant of the Contemporary Innovative Ink Painting Association, Visiting Professor of the Sheng Da College, Part-time Instructor of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is one of the judges of the Ink Global 2017 and 2021.
Chan has held 18 solo exhibitions and numerous joint exhibitions in Hong Kong, China and overseas. His works have been collected by museums and galleries in America, Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.