Artists Profile - Chow Chin Chuan

    About Chow

    Artist Chow Chin Chuan has skillfully transferred to canvas poignant scenes from yesteryears. The paintings almost always star the humble bicycle, a vital transportation during earlier days. Among the working class and the poor, it was also one of the few valuable possessions they owned. In his brilliantly precise way, Chow expressly shows how the bicycle is indispensable namely to the diligent, elderly shopkeeper who uses it to deliver sundry goods from a box trapped to the carrying rack. He has also chosen to compose it against such evocative scenes as a traditional barber trimming the hair of his customer in a back lane of the sinewy, hardworking hands of a man crouching in an old shirt and pants. Drawn with such clarity and accuracy, the nostalgic sights of bygone days seem to come alive in Chow’s paintings.

    • 1983 : Diploma in Figure Design (KLCA)
    • 1982 : Diploma in Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA)

    • Fulltime Fine Art artist
    • Children Art Teacher
    • Manager of Palette Art Studio Klang Utama, Klang
    • Guest illustrator and contributor of the Kingfisher “Adventures” magazine

    • Committee member of the Malaysia Art Association (PPM)
    • Council member of the Malaysia Watercolour Organization (MWO)
    • Treasurer of Malaysia Watercolour Organization (2001 – 2003)

    • 1990 : Minor Award Young Contemporaries, National Art Gallery
    • 1989 : Consolation Prize for the Sin Chew Press Cartoon Contest

    • 2008 5th Solo Exhibition, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
    • 2006 4th Solo Exhibition, Galeri Citra, Kuala Lumpur
    • 2005 3rd Solo Exhibition, FGS Dong Zen, Jenjarom, Kuala Langat
    • 2003 2nd Solo Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
    • 2002 Tribute to the Bicycle, New Straits Times Main Lobby, Kuala Lumpur

    ::GROUP EXHIBITIONS:: click to view full list

    • National Art Gallery, Malaysia
    • Bank Negara, Malaysia
    • Malaysia Airline System Bhd (MAS)
    • EON Bank
    • Petronas
    • Oriental Bank
    • Pacofoc Bank
    • Arab Malaysian Merchant Bank
    • Baltimore House Sdn Bhd
    • Trust International INSC (M) Sdn Bhd
    • Malaysia Assurance Alliance Bhd