Cheong Tuck Wai

Cheong Tuck Wai  张庭维

Born 1979 in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

Cheong Tuck Wai received his Diploma in Illustration (2001) and Fine Art (2004) from the Dasein Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur where he also teaches part-time as a senior lecturer in fine art department. The award-winning artist is noted for his innovative mixed media paintings of human figures and the environment that revolves around aspects of memory, time and space. While contemplating the shifting of time and its passages, Tuck Wai’s keen eye for the subtle, poignant and sublime every day are made more compelling through his choice images and expert use of materials that enhance the ambience surrounding the subject matter.

A regular participant in the local art circuit, Tuck Wai won the Malaysia Nokia Arts Award in 2003. He has shown at the Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards (2003) and the Young ContemporaryAward (2004 & 2010), both at the National Visual Art Gallery, Malaysia. He received the Gold Award from the United Overseas Bank (UOB) annual competition under the Painting of the Year category in 2013. In 2009 and 2011, Tuck Wai was among the finalist in the Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEAA). In 2013, Tuck Wai, together with four other contestants, emerged as the winners of the MEAA.

EDUCATIONS
2004

Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2001

Diploma in Illustration, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021

Transition with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2016

LINGER, HOM Art Trans, Ampang Selangor,Malaysia.

2004

Nokia Arts Awards 2003: My Perspectives, Artrageously Ramsay Ong-The Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

INTERNATIONAL SHOW / ART FAIRS
2020

Art Shenzhen 2020, Haihan Art Space, Shenzhen Convention& Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China.
观今, Haihan Art Space, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China.

2019

Art Shenzhen, Haihan Art Space, Shenzhen Convention& Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China.

2018

Across The Bridge, Collaboration with Subhashok Art Center (SAC Gallery), Bangkok, Thailand.

2017

Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2017 with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2016

Matrade Shanghai with the Gallery, Shanghai.
Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2016 with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2015

Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2015), MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2009

ARTERI: Suitcase of Stuff, Art Expo Malaysia 2009, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020

Mending Fence: Tales Frim An Isolation, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
So(ul) Art, Artas Galeri, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

2019

Transit 2x2, HOM Art Trans, Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.

2018

Filling the Void: A Conversation between Man and Space with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Stories of 11 Artworks, HOM Art Trans, Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.

2017

Transit A1 with MARS, Malaysia.
Configuration with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
7th G13 Anniversary with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
The Young Contempo Showcase II, Curate Henry Butcher and Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Urban Life Reimagined, Collaboration Project with The Parq@Mont Kiara, UEM Showcase Unit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2015

5th Anniversary Show, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
A Gathering of Past Winners: UOB Painting of the Year, Malaysia, Curate Henry Butcher, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
'BEING HUMAN Figuratism of 16 Malaysian Artists' Exhibition, Art Stage Singapore 2015. Special Exhibitions: MALAYSIA, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
'BEING HUMAN Figuratism of 16 Malaysian Artists' Exhibition, White Box, Map@Publika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contemporary Propulsion- Influence and Evolution, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Extreme Portrait part II, Chandan Gallery, Publika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014

CATALYSIS: Contemporary Art by Dasein Graduates, HOM Art Trans, Ampang Selangor, Malaysia.
Art expo Malaysia 2014, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Malaysia Tomorrow, Sasaran Arts Association, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang, Malaysia.
MEA, Malaysia Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, White Box & Black Box, Map@Publika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
DRAWN, The GALLERY @ Star Hill, Kuala Lumpur.-Malaysian Eye at Ritz-Carlton KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Configuration 2014, G13 Gallery, Selangor, Malaysia.

2013

UOB Painting of The Year 2013, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Piece of Me, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Neutral Abstracts Collection on Saatchi Online's homepage—--http://798.io/1vT

2012

Bright Young Things (Part of the “Decade of Collecting” exhibition), Wei-ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2011

UOB Painting Of The Year 2011 Exhibition, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd, Menara UOB, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Multiplicity, Wei-ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“The Malaysian Rice Plates project”, the project has been put together by Wei-Ling Gallery and is presented by the Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with MCAT 2011.
Now Is Every, The Gallery, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Visual Arts Awards 2011 finalists, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
MEA, Malaysia Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
18@8 Save the Planet, Wei-Ling Contemporary, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2010

GR8- The Nex Generation, Wei-ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Energy Trap : Painting & Sculpture, Valentine willie fine art, The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
VAA ((Visual Arts Award) 40 finalists exhibition, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Young Contemporary 2010, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Absolut 18@8, Wei-ling gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Absolut 18@8 Bottle Auction , The Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2009

MEA, Malaysia Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ARTERI: Suitcase of Stuff, Art Expo Malaysia 2009, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2008

Find Art Group Show, They Art Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2007

The Pact Max Malaysian Art Awards 2007 Exhibition, Penang, Malaysia.

2006

3 New Artists, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mind Body & Soul II, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2004

The Young Contemporary 2004, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Solo Exhibition of Nokia Arts Awards 2003: My Perspectives, Artrageously Ramsay Ong-The Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2003

The Nokia Arts Awards Malaysia.
Artrageously Ramsay Ong-The Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards Exhibition, National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2002

The Nokia Arts Awards Malaysia.
Artrageously Ramsay Ong-The Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Awards
2014

Winner of Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (MEAA 2013)

2013

Gold Award, UOB Painting Of The Year 2013 Established Artist Category

2010

Top 6 Winners of VAA (Visual Arts Award) Starhill Gallery

2003

Grand Prize Winner, The Nokia Arts Awards Malaysia

Published In

Malaysian Eye, Contemporary Malaysian Art, Skira.A Gathering of Past Winners: UOB Painting of the Year, Malaysia.

Transition 2

Transition 2

Cheong Tuck Wai
138 x 90cm each diptych
Effect Transfer, ACrylic on Non Woven fabric, Latex and Rabbit Glue & GLass
2020

Transition 2

Cheong Tuck Wai
138 x 90cm each diptych
Effect Transfer, ACrylic on Non Woven fabric, Latex and Rabbit Glue & GLass
2020

Will we get down at the next station?

Will we get down at the next station?

Cheong Tuck Wai
100x150cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2017

Will we get down at the next station?

Cheong Tuck Wai
100x150cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2017

City Pier-Platform No. 1

City Pier-Platform No. 1

Cheong Tuck Wai
100x150cm
Special effect transfer , oil, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex, rabbit glue and gloss gel finishing
2018

City Pier-Platform No. 1

Cheong Tuck Wai
100x150cm
Special effect transfer , oil, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex, rabbit glue and gloss gel finishing
2018

Artist Statement

To some drifters, foreign town is just another platform or changing station. It is another starting point for them to wander until they find a place to settle in. If not, the journey will never end.

City Pier Platform - Lost in Maze

City Pier Platform - Lost in Maze

Cheong Tuck Wai
138.5x90.5cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2018

City Pier Platform - Lost in Maze

Cheong Tuck Wai
138.5x90.5cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2018

FILLING THE VOID

7 - 21 April 2018

G13 Gallery 5th Anniversary Show

18 - 31 December 2015

Contemporary Propulsion

17 - 31 March 2015

Configuration

10 - 25 May 2014

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