Chong Siew Ying

Kuala Lumpur

1996 | Maison TCH’A, Paris

1997 |

  • Atelier D. Maraval, Bagnolet, France
  • Gallery Cafe Panique, Paris


1998 | 96/97, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2002 | Going Away Coming Home, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

2004 | Miror’s Edge, The Substation Gallery, Singapore


2006 |

  • Many Splendoured Things, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Chong Siew Ying, Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France


2008 |

  • Chong Siew Ying, Byron Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA
  • Idylle, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


2009 | Frame of Mind, Ernst & Young Asian Art Outreach Exhibition, Singapore

2010 | Idylle (Part II), Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France

2011 | Infinity, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

2012 | New Works by Chong Siew Ying, Valentine Willie Fine Art at ART HK12, Hong Kong

2014 | Crying with Trees, The Edge Galerie, Mont’ Kiara



2002 | The Young Contemporary Art Award, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (Special Award)

2005| Sovereign Art Asian Prize, Hong Kong (Finalist)




1988-1990 | PJ College of Art & Design, Malaysia

1991-1994 | École des Beaux-Arts, Versailles, France

1994-1996 | L’Atelier 63 Paris, France (Etching School)


  • Chong Siew Ying practice is grounded in both Eastern and Western painterly sensibilities.
  • Although well known for her dynamic gestural brush strokes and expressive compositions, she continues to develop new techniques and approaches to subject matter to explore painting as a distinct visual poetry.
  • A lyrical and elegant painter, her work is profoundly emotive, embracing broad themes such as nature, human sentiments, as well as referencing on literary themes and concepts.
  • As a restless and curious artist, travel continues to be an important influence on her practice. A true voyageur, she has undertaken epic journeys overland from Europe to Asia, absorbing and patiently observing the diverse cultures and landscapes along the way. Emerging from her work is therefore a complex understanding of place, expressed through the perennial theme of human connection, homeland and belonging.



2011 Jun | Henry Butcher Malaysia Acrylic on canvas (147cm x 182cm), RM 15,400

2012 May | Henry Butcher Malaysia Oil on linen (65.4cm x 200.3cm), RM 44,000

2012 Oct | Henry Butcher Malaysia Oil on canvas (1114cm x 120cm), RM 18,700

2012 Nov | Christie’s Hong Kong

2013 Apr | Henry Butcher Malaysia Oil on canvas (63cm x 89cm, diptych), RM 20,900

2013 Jun | The Edge Auction Oil on canvas (137cm x 137cm), RM 35,200

2013 Nov | Henry Butcher Malaysia Mixed media on paper laid on canvas (148cm x 100cm), RM 14,300

2014 Apr Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Run Baby Run, 2012 | Charcoal and acrylic medium on paper mounted on canvas (137cm x 259cm), RM 72,800

2014 Nov Henry Butcher Malaysia Oil on canvas (150cm x 150cm), RM 89,600

2015 Mar | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Idylle II, 2008 | Oil on canvas (173cm x 190cm), RM 72,800

2015 Oct | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Imaya Wong, 2011 | oil on canvas (175cm x 150cm), RM 56,360

2016 Apr | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Eclipse II, 1997 | mixed media on paper laid on canvas (148cm x 100cm), RM 13,440

2016 Mac | The Edge Auction | The Enchanted, Urban Life Series, 1997-2000 | mixed media on canvas (114cm x 120cm), RM 16,500

2016 Mac | The Edge Auction | Spring Dialogue, 2009 | oil on linen (100cm x 81cm), RM 23,100

2017 Mac | The Edge Auction | CATTLEYA, 2007 | oil on canvas (113 x 120cm) | RM 37,604.0 0

2017 Apr | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | UNTITLED, 2010 | Oil on canvas (82cm x 100cm) | RM13,440

2017 Apr | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | THE CRY, 2009 | Oil on linen (150cm x 150cm) | RM40,320