Artists Profile - Long Thien-Shih

    Long Thien-Shih

    Born: 1946

    1966-68 : Atelier 17, Paris
    1967-69 : Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole
    Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
    1969-72 : M.F.A. (Printmaking) Royal College of Art, London.

    1981 : First Prize, Young Malayan Artists
    Competition, Kuala Lumpur.
    1985 : Study Awards, Ministry of Culture, France.
    1992 : Prints Prize - Salon Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur,
    National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

    1961 : National Art Gallery Invitation Exhibition
    1961 : First International Art Festival in Saigon,Ho Chi Mm city, Vietnam.
    1967 : "Oriental Themes" Grosvenor Gallery, London, Salon of Automme, Museum of Modern Art, Paris.
    1968 : Salon des, Results Nouvelle, Museum of Modern Art, Paris.
    1969 : Biennale de Sao Paulo, Paris.
    1970 : 7th International Oriental Exhibition of Prints Tokyo.
    1971 : 9th Biennale de Paris, Paris.| 1st British Internationale Biennale, Bradford City Museum, UK.
    1972 : Exposicion Internacional dale Xilogralia Contemporences, Madrid
    1973 : 9th International Bienial Exhibition of Prints, Tokyo
    1987 : 30 years of Malaysian Art (1957 - 1987),National Art Gallery.
    1988 3rd Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum.
    1989 : Malaysian Nomince for 3rd Asian Art Show-Printmaking Workshop, Fukuoka Art Museum,Japan.
    1990 : 3rd Asian-European Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ankara, Turkey.
    1991 : 5th Asian International Art Exhibition,National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
    1992 : 6th Asian International Art Exhibition, Tagawa Museum, Japan. 7th Asian International Art Exhibition, Gedung Merdeka, Bandung,Indonesia.
    1993 : Communication in Graphic, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
    1991 : 5th International Biennale Exhibition of Prints, Taipei, ROC.
    1993 : 8th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.
    1994 : "Pont des Art" Nanyang artists in Paris,Singapore Art Museum.
    1994 : 9th AIAE National Museum Of History, Taipeh Taiwan. "Vision & Idea" National Art Gallery,K.L. Malaysia. "Window Of The Tropic" Galeri
    Vivant, Tokyo, Japan. "

    What Long's image represents to me is simply this given the scope andfreedom of art given all this incredible, ineffable space... do our artists have the courage and determination to express their imaginations to the fullest? Or are most of them stiff in school, still agoraphobic, stiff in fear of the wide open spaces of the mind"

    Kit Lee, Art of the Times, Space exhibition, News Sunday Times, August 17, 1986.

    "... the placement and selection of images result in the illogical and yet real in dreams. Long terms his human form series his mindscapes".

    Teng Chok Dee, A long, long journey through art, The Sunday Star, October 16, 1983.

    "The influence of Long's works will not be felt for a terribly long time, but the cult of youth to which he belongs adds ephemeral quality to his work to be measured by a different yardstick. Aesthetic points in the arts work are no longer measure of it's worth. Long's path finally ties in the field of eliciting new responses."

    Patrick Ng