Chin Wan Kee

Chin Wan Kee

Born 1962.

Chin Wan Kee is a sculptor, painter and senior lecturer in the 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, the U.S. in 1991. Winner of the National Visual Art Gallery Public Sculpture competition in 2000. He participated in various sculpture and painting exhibitions including a few 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 the 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.

EDUCATIONS
1992

Master of Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, U.S.

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
2020

G13 Project Room: ‘Beyond Mind and Words’, by Chin Wan Kee, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

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, U.S.
One Person Show, Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, California, U.S.
One Person Show, Tay Viet Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine, San Francisco, California, U.S.

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 Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, 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, U.S.

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.

SEDEKAD

3 - 24 October 2020

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