Ch’ng Huck Theng - The Biography

Born 1972 in Penang, Malaysia

Phone:      + 6012 483 2626
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Website:    chng-art.com / chngart.com
Resident Artist at:   - Linda Gallery (Indonesia)
- Melbourne International Fine Art (MIFA) 

1994 Bachelor of Commerce, Wollongong University, NSW, Australia
1995 Master of Commerce, Wollongong University, NSW, Australia

2010:    London International Creative Competition (LICC), Shortlist Winner, London, England
2010:    Asia Art Award, Seoul, Korea
2005:    Nokia & Le Prestige ‘Malaysian Top 40 Under 40’

Solo Exhibition
2010 “Brain Imaging : What You See and What You Want to See”, Pace Gallery, Malaysia
2010 “The Solo Exhibition by Malaysia Ch’ng Huck Theng”, Seoul Metro Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2008 “The Journey”, Linda Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2007 “The Journey”, (Educational) Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
2007 “The Journey”, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang, Malaysia
2007 “The Journey”, Artseni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004 “L’Art et la Maiere”, Alliance Fracaise de Penang, Malaysia
2002 “An Evening with Cartier and ABN AMRO Private Banking”, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang, Malaysia

Group Exhibitions
2010 “Affordable Art Fair Singapore”, Singapore
2010 “ASIA NOW”, Melbourne International Fine Art, Melbourne, Australia
2010 “ORIENT2010”, ASEAN-Japan Centre, Tokyo, Japan
2010 “Merdeka 53”, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang, Malaysia.
2010 “Asia International Art Exhibition”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2009 “Malaysia International Art Exhibition", Dubai, UAE
2009 “The 3rd Nam Song International Art Fair” Seongnam Arts Center Museum, Seoul, Korea
2009 “The 71st Mokwoohoe Members Exhibition” Seoul, Korea
2009 “Art, Life & Vision – 100 International Artists Exhibition”, Conservatory of Fine Arts, Malaysia
2009 “Penang Art Society @ 57”, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
2008 “The 70th Mokwoohoe Members Exhibition and Combined with The Malaysian Figurative Artist “ Seoul, Korea
2008 “Creation”, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
2008 “Urban ArtBeat”, Starhill Gallery’s Arts Festival at Starhill Gallery, Malaysia
2008 2nd International Art Expo Malaysia 2008, MEEC. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2007 “Artist’s Favourite”,Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
2007 “Merdeka 50”, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang, Malaysia
2007 “L.I.F.E Experience”, Ascott Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2006 “Vision 2006”, ABN ANBRO-USM Gallery, Penang Malaysia
2005 “LINK : Penang-Beijing”, ABN AMRO-USM Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
2005 “LINK : Penang-Beijing”, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
2004 “Penang Art Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition”, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
2004 “Northern Vantage – 11 Malaysian Artists”, ABN AMRO-USM Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
2004 “Northern Vantage – 11 Malaysian Artists”, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004 “Commemorative Art Exhibition in Aid of Cancer”, Siraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
2003 “Friends of CFA” Art Point Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
2002 “International Chung Ling Artists Invitation Show”, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
2001-2002 “Penang Art Society Annual Exhibition”, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
2001 “Past and Present in Penang”, Lekuan Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
2001 “A Farewell to Sia Boey Market”, Penang State Art Galley / NYFC, Malaysia

Public Collection
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), Paris, France
Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University Museum and Art, Hong Kong
Ayuthia University Thailand
ABN Amro Bank (now RBS), Singapore
University Science Malaysia
Thai Airways International
European Commission, Malaysia
Malaysian Embassy France
Malaysia Embassy, Belgium
Malaysia Consulate Dubai, UAE

Borobudor Auction Singapore, May 2008

Art Book
2010 "Brain Imaging: What You See and What You Want to See", Pace Gallery, Malaysia
2007 “The Journey”, ABN AMRO Bank, Hasnu J. Saidon & Zanita Anuar.

Literatures/ Reviews
2010 "Shanghai Art Museum Collects Chng's Painting", Art Guide vol.31 p123
2009 “Mystical Adventure” Dynasty (China Airlines inflight magazine), March
2009 “拼出不同火花抽象魅力無邊”(Abract Creativity), Oriental Press, July
2008 “Creation”, Penang Art Society
2008 “The 70th Mokwoohoe Members Exhibition and Combined with The Malaysian Figurative Artist
2008 "Artist 2008" Mookwoohoe Fine Artist Association
2008 “Portrait of A Businessman as an Artist”, Malaysian Business, March 1-15
2008 “Perjalanan Huck Theng Lewat Lukisan Abstrak” Media Indonesia.com, July 8
2007 “Artist’s Favorite – Directory of Penang Artists”, Penang State Art Gallery
2007 “A Story in the Making “, Pinang II: Born Penang Proud to be Malaysian
2007 “The Heart Of An Artist”, Cover Page Story, Essenze, Q3-2007, MarketSource Sdn.Bhd.
2006 “Vision 2006”, ArtGrup Penang
2005 “LINK : Penang-Beijing”, ArtGrup Penang
2004 “Northern Vantage – 11 Malaysian Artists”, ArtGrup Penang
2004 “Shaking Up the Scene …”, Treazures, Vol I
2004 “The Accidental Artist”, Le Prestige, January issue
2004 “Stirred with simplicity”, New Sunday Times, February 8
2003 “Looking through Colored Lenses”,Pinang: Beyond Aspiration
2003 “31 歲莊學騰擠入老行º“行列” (Joining the Professional at 31), Guang Ming Daily, June 28
2003 “Call of the Mind”, Malaysia Tatler, July issue
2003 “Ch’ng Huck Theng – Art Collector”, V Mag, September issue
2002 “International Chung Ling Artists Invitation Show” , BOD Chung Ling High School
2001 “Ch’ng Huck Theng ”, Malaysia Tatler, April issue
2001 “Past and Present Artists of Penang”, Penang Tourist Newspaper, June issue
2001 “Fondness for Figurines”, The Star, June 1
2001 “古玩背後故事更動人” (Fascinating Stories behind the Collectibles), China Press, June 10
2001 “古玩物不是老人才玩的”(Collecting not only for the old), Guang Ming Daily, June 10
2001 “Porcelain futures”, The Edge, August 13
1997 “情困Ã’瓷藝術品” (Falling in love with porcelains), Guang Ming Daily, January 5
1997 “心平氣和辨真假” (Authentication via a peaceful mind), Guang Ming Daily, January 6

Public Seminars
2007 “Art, Communication and Publicity”, Universiti Sains Malaysia
2004 “An Introduction to Famille Rose Chinese Figurines”, Penang Antique Collectors Association
2003 “Late 19th/ Early 20th century Famille Rose Chinese Porcelain”, Southern Asia Ceramic Society
2002 “Chinese Porcelain and Art”, American Women’s Association, Kuala Lumpur

2010         One East Museum & Art
2009         Penang Art Society
2008         National Art Gallery, Malaysia
2008         SENIKINI / Malaysia Art Now
2005         Penang Antique Collectors’ Assc, Malaysia
2003         Dreamz Foundation, Malaysia
2003         SEA Ceramic Society, Malaysia
2006-2008 State Museum Board, Penang, Malaysia
2006-2008 Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
2001-2008 Penang Art Society, Malaysia
2004-2006 ArtGrup Penang, Malaysia

Books Written & Published
“Bewilder” MarketSource Sdn. Bhd., 2009
“The Migrated Figurines” One-East Marketing Sdn.Bhd., 2002
“The Surviving Pieces” One-East Marketing Sdn.Bhd., 2001

Articles Written
“The Missing Jigsaw”, Essenze vol 15 2009
“Nyonya Ware”, Treazures, Vol I, 2004
“Figuring Out Our Figurines”, Penang: Beyond Aspiration. Penang: Intact Communication, 2003
“Idol Fancies”, Malaysia Tatler, July 2001

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