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Dr. YUEN CHEE LING

Born in Penang 1950.  Started oil painting at the age of 13. Prize winner of N. Malaysia Youth Artists Competition (1965-1966). Awarded scholarship by Malaysia Ministry of Culture for Creative Art –USM (1980) and University Scholar- University of Philippines (1983). Graduated BFA (1985) and MFA (1986) Degrees at University of the Philippines, In 2007, she was awarded Doctorate degree for Fine Arts by University Sains Malaysia.

 

Since 1991, she had developed a figurative style of her own to reflect the unique characteristics and spiritual essence of the Pan- Asian women. Her recent Nyonya series is a reminiscence of the old Penang. The day-to day life of the ‘Nyonyas’(womenfolk of the Straits Chinese Baba)  in relation to own her childhood experiences.

 

Held 15 solo exhibitions locally and abroad and numerous group exhibitions in important national and state museums in Malaysia, Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, China, Australia, United Kingdom, USA , Denmark, Korea, Vietnam and moscow. Co-founder/Director of Conservatory of Fine Arts since 1987. Initiator cum organizer of Her Presence In Colours Exhibition -Asian International Women Artists Exhibition series since 1993. Founder cum President of World International Women Artists Council –INWAC since 1999,  which  has established its subcenters in various regions of the world  to promote women’s art through the “Her Presence In Colours” -  International Women Artists Exhibition Series. To date,“Her Presence In Colours series  I-X were held at Beijing(China), Penang ( Malaysia), Bangkok( Thailand), Kuala Lumpur( Malaysia), Sheffield (UK), Dague ( Korea), Portland (USA).  Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam) and Ulanbaatar ( Mongolia)

She has 9 publications to her credit. Over 100 articles about Yuen Chee Ling have been published in magazines, periodicals, news papers and art books.


Her Paintings are in the important collection of Malaysian National Art Gallery, USM Museum, Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation Center, Bangkok Metropolitan Bank, Esso, Philip Morris and Pacific Bank, Olympic Fine Arts Museum ( Beijing) Heshan Museum (Guangzhuo-China).  Over 300 works collected by collectors from Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Denmark, USA, England, Singapore and Japan.

 

In 2008, Dr. Yuen Chee Ling received the honor and award from the Olympic Fine Arts Beijing 2008 as "Excellent Artists of the World" and received the Olympic Gold Medal, Olympic Torch and Certificate .

 

In 2013, Dr. Yuen Chee Ling was invited by the Association of Russian’s Women Artists as international advisor of the Project of Moscow International Festival devoted to 100-years Anniversary of International Women’s Day March 8, 2013. She was announced as Honorary Member of The Russia Royal Academy of Fine Arts at a ceremony held at the Central House of Artists, Moscow on May 8.

 

In 2014, Dr. Yuen Chee Ling received the certificate of Honor and Gold Medal from the Mongolian Intelligent Women & Scientific Non Governmental Organization (NGO) for her artistic achievement and contribution in the promotion of women's art for the advancement of a new global art culture. 

 


Biography-YUEN CHEE LING

Born Penang, Malaysia,1950.

Art Educations:

1980- 81    Study Creative Arts Certificate Course at University Sciences Malaysia.-

1983-85     Studied at the University of the Philippines. Awarded University Scholar,
University of the Philippines (1983). Graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree(1985)and Master of Fine Arts Degree (1986).

PhD research candidate at University Sains Malaysia (USM).
Awarded Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in Fine Art, University Sains Malaysia (USM) -2007

Positions:

Director/Founder, Conservatory of Fine Arts)

Founder/ President of International Women Artist Council (INWAC)

Founder/Director, Galeri Art Point
Founder/President of Malaysia Women Art Association
Chairperson, Women Development Organization- Georgetown

Founding member of Artgrup Penang
Advisor, Artgroup International
Art Adivisor, Art of Nature, Hongkong

Awards/ Honors

1966                Recipient of outstanding works for watercolour and oil, Northern Malaya Art Competition.

1968                School Art Prize.

1980- 81          Recipient of scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to study Creative Arts Certificate Course at University Sciences Malaysia.-

1983-85           Studied at the University of the Philippines. Awarded University Scholar

University of the Philippines (1983). Graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree(1985)and Master of Fine Arts Degree (1986).

2000-03           Painting and biodata listed in A Collection of Art Works by 20th Century Women Artists, published by China Documentary &

All-China Women Federation in conjunction with the International Women Convention.

Oil painting entitled “Dressing Up” selected for Reader’s Digest Back Cover Art, April Issue.

Commissioned by the publisher of the Encyclopedia of Malaysia, to do 5 articles for Crafts and the Visual Arts.

Oil paintings “Self Portrait” ;“Golden Season” ; “One Fine Day” published in the cover of The Expat (2000) ,  Hotel ( 2001) , Cosmi (2003)

2004                Paintings entitled “Two seated women” and “Silver Charriot Procession” collected by National Art Gallery, Malaysia

2008                        Selected as Representatives of Excellent Artists of the World to exhibit at Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition organized by Olympic Fine Arts Committee 2008 held at China Exhibition Center.Recipient of Gold Medal, Olympic Torch, and Certificate of Honor from the Olympic Fine Arts Committee.
Painting entitled: "Nyonya Ensemble" collected by Olympic Museum, Beijing

2009                Invited as Guest of Honor to grace the opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting of the 4th Asia International Art and Antique Exposition, Hongkong.

2010                Awarded Certificate of Honor presented by Royal Rosarians (The official Ambassador of Portland, USA)

2012               Awarded Certificate of Honor by  Service of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City 

2013                Awarded "Honorary Member of The Russia Royal Academy of Fine Arts"  at a ceremony held at the
                        Central House of Artists, Moscow on May 8. 2013  

2014               Awarded Gold Medal and Certificate of Honor by "Mongolian Intelligent Women & Scientific (NGO)" at the 
                       opening of International Women  Art held at Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery on 25th July 2014

Solo Exhibitions (17 times)

1978-80     5 Solo exhibitions in Penang, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Bangkok,

1985          Image to Image, Philam Life Cultural Center, Manila, Philippines.

1987          Image to Image- Yuen Chee Ling Solo Exhibition, Penang Museum & State Art Gallery.

1991          Post Genre- Figurative Paintings of Yuen Chee Ling, Artville - Penang ,

1991          Post Genre- Figurative Paintings of Yuen Chee Ling, Chin Ping Gallery-Taipeh , Taiwan

1995          In Deep Thoughts, the Silent World, Yuen Chee Ling Solo Exhibitions at Art Salon , Kuala Lumpur

1997          Yuen Chee Ling Solo Exhibition  at Cultural Foundation Center, Abu Dhabi ( 1997)

1999          Yuen Chee Ling Oil Paintings Exhibition at Tainan Art Center, Taiwan & Dongmen Art Gallery.

2001          Yuen Chee Ling Solo Exhibitions at Art Salon , Kuala Lumpur

2007          Duo Solo Exhibiiton - Yeong Seak Ling & Yuen Chee Ling at Art Salon @ Seni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2008          Excellent Artists Of The World-Yeong Seak Ling & Yuen Chee Ling-Duo Solo cum Charity Auction at Schonbrunn Hotel, Beijing

2009          Art Legacy of Malaysia, Asia World Expo- Hongkong. (Trio Solo-Yeong Seak Ling, Yuen Chee Ling , Yeong Ning)

2011          Duo Solo Exhibition -Yeong Seak Ling & Yuen Chee Ling, Galeri Art Point, Penang, in conjunction with Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism

Group Exhibitions

Participated in more than 150 group exhibitions at the national museums, art galleries and art centers in Malaysia, Argentina, Tokyo, China, Philippines, Abu Dhabi and Taiwan since 1972,  including  the following:

1972          Penang Teachers’ Art Circle  Annual Art Exhibition
1976          May Art Show, Dewan Sri Pinang

1978          Young Contemporary’81, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

1984          Universiti Sains Malaysia Museum Collection Show, USM Museum, Penang.

1985          Penang Watercolorists Invitation Show, Penang mUSEUM & State Art Gallery

1986          20 Years Retrospective Show, Penang Museum & State Art Gallery, Penang.

1989          Titian II, National Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

1990          Artist Camp’ International, Penang State Art Gallery

1991          Malysian Art Show, Taipeh Cultural Education Pavilion, also served as curator

1991          Soal Identity, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. Indonesia/ Malaysia.

1991          Nuansa-Pameran Senilukis Wanita Indonesia-Malaysa, Gedung pameran Seni Rupa, Depdibud, Jarkarta, indonesia ( 26 Ogos-4 September,1991) , National Art Gallery, Malaysia ( 23 October-9 November 1991)

1992         Art Exhibition and Auction for the Restoration of the Great Wall of China, Raffles  Convention Center Singapore. (Painting sold)

1992          Malaysian Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1993          Her Presence In Colours I- 7 Asian Women Artists Exhibition, Central Institute of Fine Art Gallery, China

1994          Malaysia Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Buonos Aires, Argentina

1994          De Heritage Billeder Fra Asia, Drunninglund Kunstcenter, Denmark.

1994-99     Asian Modern Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

1995          Her Presence In Colours II- Asian Women Artists Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery.

1996          Asian Modern Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art museum, Tokyo, Japan.

1996-99     Seni-Pekan Seni Ipoh, Yayasan Seni Perak.

1997          Her Presence In Colours III-International Women Artists Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery

1997          Achievement of World Chinese Women Artists Exhibition, World Trade Center, Beijing, China.Invited by the All China Women Alliance.

1997          Pioneering Spirit 1950 - 1960s, National Art Gallery , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1998          Malaysian Artists Group Show, Cultural Foundation Center, Abu  Dhabi, U.A.E.

                  Invited to conduct Batik Paintign Workshop at the Artworkshop, Cultural Foundation Center, Abu  Dhabi

1998          Penang- The Artists’ Paradise, Art Point Gallery, Penang.

1999          Large Paintings Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery. Also as guest curator of the exhibition.

1999          Aku-99 -Self Portraits Show, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia. Invited as panel speaker for Art Forum on “Portraiture in Contemporary Art”

1999          Penang Water Colour Society Annual Show. Invited as panel speaker for Art forum: Water Colour Today.

1999          Her Presence In Colours IV-International Women Artists Exhibition, Suan Prakkad Palace Museum, Bangkok, Thailand.

1999           Through our Eyes, An Exhibition of Selected Works by Malaysian Women Artists, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia.

1999          Enchanting Penang II- Galeri Art Point, Penang

2000          Dialogue with New Millinium, Galeri Art Point

2002          Her Presence In Colours IV-International Women Artists Exhibition, Clock Tower Gallery, UK

2004          Her Presence In Colours V-International Women Artists Exhibition, Manningham State Art Gallery, Melbourne

2005-06     Northern Vantage- Artgrup Penang Inaugural Exhibition, USM AMRO Gallery

2006          Her Presence In Colours VI-International Women Artists Exhibition, Daegu Art Center, Korea

2006          Into the Mystic, Verde Gallery, Illinois, USA

2006          Link: Penang: Beijing-  Artgrup Penang Exhibition”, USM AMRO  Gallery &  Museum of  the China Capital Normal University, Beijing.
Invited speaker for art conference: Contemporary Art In Malaysia, China Capital Normal University, Beijing.

2007          Batik- Batik Painting & Painting Batik, Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2008          Olympic Fine Arts 2008 exhibition at the China International Exhibition Centre

2008          Her Presence In Colours VIII- International Women Artists Exhibition, China National Art Gallery, Beijing. International Organizer cum keynote speaker for the opening.

2008          Vision- 3rd Artgrup Penang Exhibition, USM Museum, Penang.

2009          Art, Life Vision- 100 Excellent Artists, Pennag Town Hall

2010          Women, Art & Life- Malaysian Women Artists Exhibition, Galeri Art Point.  

2010          Her New Vision- An Art Exchange between China & Malaysia Women Artists" at
                  Wuxing Gallery, Shanghai Normal University (June 2010) & Galeri Adiwarna, USM,Penang ( July 2010) .
                  Keynote speaker for Art Conference: Female Awareness and Self Reflection at  Shanghai Normal University.

2010          Art Speaks- International Artists Exhibition, The Bund Art Gallery, Shanghai.

2010          Shanghai- Penang Oil Paintings" Galeri Art Point, Penang.

2010          Her Presence In Colours IX- International Women Artists Exhibition-USA 2010, Littman Gallery, PSU, Portland, USA.

2011          Living Art from Ancient Land- Ceramic Paintings by Cai Zhong Shun (Jingdezhen Grand Master) & Malaysia Women Artists.

2011          Duo Solo- Yeong Seak Ling & Yuen Chee Ling, Galeri Art Point in commemoration with Tourism Malaysia 2011

2012         Local Oil Painters, Galeri Art Point Penang in commemoration with Georgetown Festival 2012

2012          Her Presence In Colours X- International Women Artists Exhibition-Vietnam 2012, HO Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum.

2012           Her. New Vision II – Malaysia & Singapore Women Artists Exhibition jointly organized by Malaysia Women Art         
                   Association and International Women Artists- Singapore (INWAA-Singapore)
                   @ Venue 1- Artseni Gallery,  March 8–   18, 2012 &  Venue 2- DaTang Fine Arts, Singapore - May 5 -15, 2012

2013          Invited as the International Advisor for Moscow International Festival devoted to 100-years Anniversary of
                  International Women’s Day March 8, 2013 and took part int he Women Art in the Contemporary World Exhibition at 
                   House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2013           Her Studio- Life and Art of Women Artists @ Galeri Art Point, Penang. This event is jointly organized by International 
                   Council/Conservatory of Fine Arts and Malaysia Women Art Association.women artists.

2013          Invited Artist for Exhibition "Deep Emotion to my hometown- Heshan",Heshan Museum, Guangzhuo, China .
                  Painting entitled: "Latern Night" collected by Heshan Museum, Guangzhuo, China.

2014          Her Presence In Colours XI- International Women Artists Exhibition-Mongolia 2014, Mongolia National Art Gallery
                  Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.

                   

Art Books /Publications:

Published 7 catalogues and 2 art books including the recent publication:

Image to Image- Yuen Chee Ling, published by Penang State Art Gallery, 1987

Post Genre- Figurative Paintings by Yuen Chee Ling, published by Artville, Penang, 1991

Figurative Paintings of Yuen Chee Ling, published by Conservaotry of Fine Arts, 1994

In Deep Thoughts, the Silent World, published by Art Salon , Kuala Lumpur, 1995
Yuen Chee Ling-Paintings ,Portraitures and sketches 1966 – 1999 ( 168 pages-219 paintings in full colours), published by Galeri Art Point, Penang, 1999.

Yuen Chee Ling- Nyonya Reminiscence published by Galeri Art Point, Penang, 2006

Yeong Seak Ling & Yuen Chee Ling, published by Art Salon Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur,2008

 
Author/Publication
Women by Women published by Women Development Organization of Malaysia, 2006

Batik as Painting published by Conservatory of Fine Arts and University of Europe Asia , 2008.

Figura Wanita Dalam Karya Pelukis Wanita Malaysia, thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia 2007

 
Editor/ Publication/Magazine

100 Excellent Artists, published by Artgroup International @ galeri Art Point & Xiao En Cultural.

Self Portrait- Reflection of Oneself - published by Conservatory of Fine Art

Chief Editor for Art. Her Magazine a biannual magazine  published twice a year ( http://.magazine.art-her.com/1)

Cover Art

Nightingale-Anthology of poems by Fang Ang, 1980

Lovers, Lunatic & Lalang, Anthology of Poems by Cecil Rajendra, 1989

Child Of The Sun And Other Poems, by Cecil Rajendra, published by L'ouverture Publication , London,  1986

Painting entitled: Image to Image -variation no 26 selected for book cover of Short story of Chen Zheng Xin, published by Palm Tree Publisher, 1993.

Painting entitled: "Golden Season" selected as Cover art for Hotel, 1995

Painting entitled “ Self Portrait” for Expats Magazine, 1995
Painting entitled “Child of the Sun” selected for book cover of Child of the Sun, Bogle- L’ouverture Publication, London,UK., 1995

Paintings and biography are listed in publications: Dictionary of the Achievements of World Chinese Artists, 20th Century Women Artists, Published by China Documentary Department, 1995.

Painting entitled:”Dressing Up” published as Back-cover art for Reader’s Digest, April 1997.

Painting entitled:”Chap Goh Meh II” selected as book cover at for Morning Beijing,  Beijing 'Korean Vision' 2008 , Beijing, China

Painting entitled:”Chap Goh Meh” selected as book cover at for publication Kitsuryo-chin Monogatari. Translation from Jiling Chun Qiu published by 2. Jimbunshoin, Japan., 2010.

 

Columnist writer for Art

Yin Her magazine (1983)

Oriental Daily (2006)-23 articles published.

Write-up by others

More than 100 write-ups and reviews about her art by art writers and critics appeared in the art columns of newspapers and art magazines
 

Interviewed by Television & Radio Broadcast

Australia TV and Broadcasting, 1968
Radio Malaysia, 1970
Canadian TV & Broadcasting, 1970
Hongkong TV, 1970
Radio Malaysia- May Art Show, 1976
Radio Malaysia- Solo Exhibition, 1978

Radio Malaysia – RM100 Art Exhibition, 1980
TV Malasyia- Large Painting Exhibition , Art Fest 87
Taiwan Television, Malaysian Artists Exhibition, 1991
Beijing TV, Her Presence In Colours – 7 Asian Women Artists Exhibition, 1991
Beijing TV, “Achievement of World Chinese Women Artists”, 1996
Korean TV, Her Presence In Colours VII–Korea 2006
Phoenix TV, Hongkong, Her Presence In Colours VIII–China 2008
China Peop
le-Radio Antarabangsa Cina, "Pelukis Wanita Malaysia, Yuen Chee Ling dan Usaha Kesenian Beliau" 2008-06-20
Radio Beijing Cina , Interviewed by Xiao Ean, video direct broadcast 2008-08-05 14:47:11
 http://v.rbc.cn/play--s-/play_id_7568.html

Voice of Mongolia - English channel -2014-08-01 the interviewed can be listen to it on website www.vom.mn

 

Museum and Public Collection

National Art Gallery, Malaysia
Olympic Museum, Beijing
Heshan Museum, Guangzhuo, China
Esso Art collection
Universiti Sains Malaysia Museum Collection
Bangkok Metropolitan Bank, Bangkok
Insitute of Graduate Studies, University of the Philippines
Escoy Smelting Sdn. Bhd.
Pilam Life Pavillion. Metro Manila, Philippines
Crontline Institute, Denmark
Pacific Bank, Kuala Lumpur
Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Philip Morris, United Kingdom
Cultural Foundation Center, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

And numerous individual collectors.

 

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