Big Pond

Choh Kiat Siong

Memberships
  • Secretary of Northern Malaysia Watercolour Society
  • Committee Member of Angkatan Pelukis Kedah
  • Member of Contemporary Malaysian Watercolourists Association
  • Member of Penang Watercolour Society
  • Member of Penang Art Society
  • Member of North Kedah Art Society
  • Proprietor of Metro Art Studio
 
Art Education

1990
Graduated from Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA) with a Diploma in Art
and Design (Fine Art )

Solo Exhibitions

1993                 
First Solo Exhibition “Light and Shade “.Rainbow Art Gallery, Penang.

1996                 
Second Solo Exhibition “Street To Street ,Kampung To Kampung”, Art Salon,
Kuala Lumpur.

2001                 
Third Solo Exhibition “ The Facets of Rural Life & City Scenes”,GaleriCitra,
Kuala Lumpur.

2005                 
Fourth Solo Exhibition “ Life’s Journey “, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
     
2011        
Fifth Solo Exhibition “The Charms of  Gulangyu and Tulou”,Xiamen,
China.
     
2013        
Sixth Solo Exhibition “ The Passion of Nostalgia “,Yayasan Seni Berdaftar,
Kuala Lumpur.
 
Selected Exhibitions

1987-1989     
KLCA Annual Exhibition ,Kuala Lumpur.

1988               
The Penang Experience,watercolour show, Penang.

1988-2011     
Angkatan Pelukis Kedah,Annual Show,State Art Gallery,Kedah.

1990            
 “Pemandangan Malaysia “, Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur.

1991-2009      
Young Contemporary Competition & Exhibition, Penang.

1994               
Malaysia Art Open’ 94,Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur.

1995-2011      
Penang Watercolour Society,Annual Exhibition, State Art Gallery,
Penang.

1995-2009      
Pesta Pulau Pinang, Open Show,State Art Gallery, Penang,

1995-2012     
North Kedah Art Society, Art Exhibition, Kedah.

1997-2013     
Penang Art Society, Annual Show, State Art Gallery, Penang .

1997                
97 Hong Kong International Watercolour Exhibition,City Hall Central,
Hong Kong.

1998                
Journey of  Malaysia Art in Conjunction of APEC Summit Malaysia,
Kuala Lumpur.

1999                
The Collection of the 6th World Watercolour Exhibition, Ping-Tung
Cultural Center Gallery, Taiwan. 
                                                                                                      
1999              
“Rural Life & Heritage Scenes “, Father & Son Art Exhibition, The Art Gallery,
Penang. 

2000              
10th International Watercolour Exhibition of Asia, Xu Chang, Republic
of China.

2000               
Citarasa 2000 “Malaysia Tanah Airku” Art Exhibition ,Bank Negara,
Kuala Lumpur.
     
2001         
S.P. Setia Art Fair, The Penang 1st Juried Art Fair 2001,Penang.
     
2002        
“Enchanting Penang” Book Marks/selected Artist Art Exhibition, Galeri Art
Point, Penang. 
     
2003               
International Watercolour Art Exhibition, Fu Jian Museum & Art Gallery,
Republic of China.                                                                                                                             

2004          
15th Kaohsiung International Art Inter Change Exhibition, Zhong Zheng
Cultural Center, Taiwan .  

2005         
“People & Places” ,Art Exhibition, Pelita Hati Sdn Bhd., Kuala Lumpur. 
     
2006           
Malaysian Landscapes 2006, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
     
2007          
1st International Art Expo Malaysia 2007,Matrade Exhibition & Convention
Centre, K. L.                 
      
2008           
Contemporary Malaysian Watercolourists Assciation, International Artist Of
Exchange Exhibition Between China, South Korea & Malaysia,  Xu Chang,
China.

2008                     
Contemporary Malaysian Watercolourists Association, Annual Exhibition,
”Malaysian Watercolours 2008”, Gallery Metro Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur.

2009           
Contemporary Malaysian Watercolourists Association, 16th Anniversary art
exhibition, SGM, Kuala Lumpur.

2009          
Penang Art Society 56th Anniversary Art Exhibition,State Art Gallery, Penang.  

2009          
Penang Watercolour Society 26th Anniversary Art Exhibition,State Art Gallery,
Penang.

2009          
2009 Incheon Global Cities Arts Exchange Exhibition, Korea.

2010          
The Collection Of The 7th World Watercolour Exhibition, Taiwan.

2010          
“Duet”,The 1st MWS and PWCS Joint Exhibition 2010,Art Village, Kuala Lumpur.

2010           
3rd PWCS and SWS Joint Exhibition”Heritage of Penang & Singapore,State Art
Gallery, Penang.

2010            
National Day Art Exhibiton, City Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
     
2011           
Penang watercolour Society 28th Anniversary Art Exhibition, State Art Gallery,
Penang.

2011          
“ Exhibition of  Xin Lu “ Malaysian Artists-Soka Gakkai Malaysia’s hall, Kuala
Lumpur.

2011           
2011 Incheon Global Cities Art Exchange Exhibition, Korea.

2012           
North Kedah Art  Society ,Charity exhibition for SJKC Keat Hwa (K), Star City Hotel,
Kedah.

2012          
2012 Incheon Global Cities Art Exchange Exhibition, Korea.

2012          
24th Asian Watercolour Painting Alliance Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Soka, Gakkai
Malaysia’s Hall, Kuala Lumpur.

2013          
“ Artist’s Favourite II”, Directory of Penang Artists, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang.

2013            
Art Exhibition to celebrate the 90h Anniversary of The Kuala Lumpur & Selangor
Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur.

2013           
Penang Art Society’s 60th Anniversary Exhibition 2013,Penang State Art Gallery,
Penang.

2013            
Art Expo Malaysia 2013,Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Selected Awards

  • 1990-Best Award Malaysia Young Artist’s Competition, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 1990-Third Prize “Tien Ya Bei “ International Art Competition , P.R.China. 
  • 1993-Consolation Prize,Young Contemporary Competition & Exhibition 93,
Penang.
  • 1994-Special Award “Golden Goose Prize” International Competition,
P.R. China.
  • 2000-Award of  New Century Outstanding People, P.R. China.
  • 2001-Top Fifteen Outstanding Chinese Youths of  Kedah Awards. 
 
ARTIST’S   STATEMENT

I often pay attention to light and shadow, capture life in a busy street crowded
with people and their activities, painted with so much love and gentle care
that they will become important historical records.  I hope my works deeply
reflect my message of peace in creating a harmonious and united multiracial
society.       





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