Chin Wan Kee

Chin Wan Kee

Born in 1962. He is a sculptor, painter and Senior lecturer in Creative Arts Department at TAR UC (Tunku Abdul Rahman University College). Received his Diploma in Fine Art in 1984 and Post Diploma in Fine Art in Painting and Drawing in 1986. Obtained his Master in Fine Art in Painting in 1992 in Academy of Art University College, San Francisco, United States of America. Awarded several sculpture art awards including the Sculpture Award Spring Show from Academy of Art University College, San Francisco, USA in 1991. Winner of the National Visual Art Gallery Public Sculpture competition in 2000. He participated in various sculpture and painting exhibitions including 4th solo exhibitions since 1991. His works are in various personal corporate and public collections.

Sculpturing is his belief and also a meditation for him to create a conceivable direction towards the understanding of the fundamental nature and intrinsic values of humanity.

His works are primarily of bronze and focus on human figurine as a basis for formal experimentation in the modernist mode. The sculpted human figures by him is a repository of emotion, a template for the investigation of life philosophies. The gestures of the sculptures provide the most visceral and aesthetic expression.

EDUCATION
1992

Master of Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, USA

1986

Post Diploma of Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1984

Diploma of Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019

G13 Project Room: ‘Sculpturing Is Meditative’, by Chin Wan Kee, G13 Gallery, Malaysia

2017

‘Sculpturing Is Meditative’, Solo Sculpture Exhibition, Creative Center, Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014

Solo Showcase, Studio Café, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

1998

‘The Familiar Stranger’, Galeri Citra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1992

Solo for MFA Showcase, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California, USA
One Person Show, Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, California, USA
One Person Show, Tay Viet Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine, San Francisco, California, USA

INTERNATIONAL SHOW/ART FAIRS
2019

Art Expo Malaysia 2019 with G13 Gallery, Matrade, Malaysia

2012

Art Expo Malaysia with Pelita Hati Art Gallery, Matrade, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2009

Asian International Art Exhibition 24 with National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Art Expo Malaysia 2009 with Artseni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1987

International Art Exhibition with Shikawa Perfectual Museum, Kanazawa, Japan

1986

Third Exhibition, Third Asian Art Biennale Art Exhibition, Bangladesh

1985

Third ASEAN Youth Art Exhibition, ASEAN Youth Painting Workshop, Indonesia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017

‘Act of Kindness’ Art with Heart Exhibition, RHB Banking Group, RHB Centre, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MIA Alumni Show, Miaaa, Wisma Soka Gakkai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014

‘Imaginary Space’ Exhibition, Selected Sculpture and Installations from The Pakharuddin And Fatimah Sulaiman Collection, The Edge Galerie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
‘ABC’ Art Exhibition, Artseni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open Show Malaysian, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ilham VIII, Journey, (Kuala Lumpur – Penang), Muzium Negeri Pulau Penang, Malaysia
Ilham VIII Journey, Group Sculpture Exhibition, Pelita Hati Gallery of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2012

Mika2012 Malaysia, Iran and Korean Artists – Contemporary Art Show, Matic Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ilham VI, A Sculpture Exhibition, Pelita Hati Gallery of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2011

Massif 2011 ‘Fusion of Passion’ Gallery Petronas, Suria Klcc Kuala Lumpur, Gallery Art Malaysia
For Your Eyes Only, Genting Arts Festival 2011, Genting Highland Resort & Art Tourism Malaysia
Ilham V, A Sculpture Exhibition, Pelita Hati Gallery of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2009

Passion, Starhill Gallery Arts Festival 2009 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shah Alam Gallery Open Show, Selangor, Malaysia

2006

Tiau Yoke Art Gallery Opening Show, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2005

30, 40, 50, 60 ‘What a Marvelous World ‘, Group Show Shian’s Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2004

Art Around 1000, Valentine Willie Gallery, Malaysia

2003

Formative: Contemporary Malaysian Sculpture, Valentine Willie Gallery, Malaysia

2001

Open Show National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2000

Suara Hati, Pelita Hati Gallery, The Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Art for Nature, WWF Malaysia Islamic Art Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1999

Art Connection, Art Extreme Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998

8 Artists, Galeri Citra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1996

Artistic Soul of Malaysia, Star Hill Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Visual Essence, Malaysian Institute Of Art Faculty Show, Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1995

Expression ‘95’, Nanyang Gallery Of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Philip Morris Art Exhibition 1995 National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1994

Malaysian Experience, International Living Through Art 1994 National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1993

Balance of Life, Collaboration Showcase with Anna Chin, Mia Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1989

Second Art Exhibition, Federation of Asian Art Association, Malaysia

1987

‘1957-1987’ Art Exhibition, 1987 National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1986

Space Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Peace Art Exhibition, Tai Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1985

Malaysian Heritage Endau - Rompin Exhibition of Painting and Photography, Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1984

‘Rope’ Exhibition, Le Beaux Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

AWARDS
2017

‘Rope’ Exhibition, Le Beaux Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2000

Winner, National Art Gallery Public Sculpture Art Competition 2000, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

1991

Third Place in Sculpture, Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, California, USA

1985

Selected to represent Malaysia to Participate in The Third Asean Youth Painting Workshop, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

1982

Best Fine Art Student, 1982 Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beyond Mind and Words Series No. 24 Mother Nature

Beyond Mind and Words Series No. 24 Mother Nature

Chin Wan Kee
99(H) x 63(W) x 11(D)cm
Bronze
2010

Beyond Mind and Words Series No. 24 Mother Nature

Chin Wan Kee
99(H) x 63(W) x 11(D)cm
Bronze
2010

Artist Statement

Learn from Mother Nature the way to go beyond self-limit. Observe, learn and experience how to coexist with Mother Nature. This is the coalescence between Heaven, Earth and Man as well as the best path to Heaven.

Beyond Mind and Words Series No.95 Awakened

Beyond Mind and Words Series No.95 Awakened

Chin Wan Kee
60(H)x16x10cm
Bronze
2018

Beyond Mind and Words Series No.95 Awakened

Chin Wan Kee
60(H)x16x10cm
Bronze
2018

Artist Statement

Let us enjoy the encounters and happiness in our dreams before waking up with a heavy heart, and having to face reality again.

Beyond Mind and Words Series No.94 Laughter

Beyond Mind and Words Series No.94 Laughter

Chin Wan Kee
59(H)x15x11cm
Bronze
2018

Beyond Mind and Words Series No.94 Laughter

Chin Wan Kee
59(H)x15x11cm
Bronze
2018

Artist Statement

If one could be not bothered too much over the setbacks and bitterness in life, but smile at them and carry on, that would be a rare but positive practice of life.

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