Khoo Cheang Jin
KHOO CHEANG JIN, a graduate from the School of Architecture in UNSW, Australia, was born in Penang in 1963. He likes to travel and always carries along his sketch pad for any inspirational scene. The streetscape with old buildings and unique Architecture has always been his most loved subject for painting. By using watercolour as his medium, he often pays attention to light and shadow, detail of buildings, atmospheric perspective and contextual activities.
A member of the Singapore Watercolour Society, Malaysian Watercolour Organization, Penang Art Society and currently serves as the President of the Penang Watercolour Society, he has been actively participating in exhibitions both locally and abroad. His awards include Young Artist Award in the Penang Museum Annual Art Exhibition (1980), one of the 12 winners in the Malaysia Landscape Watercolour Painting competition organised by Dunlop Malaysia Berhad & National Art Gallery, KL (1982), Youth Art Excellence Award in the Singapore National Day Youth Art Exhibition (1994), Highly Commended Award in the UOB Group’s 13th Painting of the Year competition, Singapore (1994), Silver Award in S P Setia Art Fair, Penang (2001) and one of the six winners in ‘SAKSI’ nationwide art competition organised by National Art Gallery, KL (2003). In 1995 he was selected with 22 others by the President of the Republic of Singapore to participate in “President Charity Art Exhibition – The President’s Watercolour Selections 1995”. His works are in the collections of corporate bodies, private galleries and many private individuals.
Jun 25 Years Of Watercolour Painting In Singapore
(The Singapore Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition)
Empress Place Museum, Singapore
Nov Asian Watercolours ’94: Kuala Lumpur Galeri Petronas, KL
Mar Expression Of The Soul – Nine Contemporary Singapore Artists Empress Place Museum, Singapore
Aug Singapore Art ’95
(In Celebration Of Singapore’s 30th Anniversary And The United Nations’ 50th Anniversary) S’pore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Nov 18th Shell Discovery Art Exhibition Shell Tower, Singapore
Dec The President’s Watercolour Selections 1995 S’pore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Oct Grand Shell Discovery Art Exhibition 1996 – A Decade Of Discovery River House, Clarke Quay, Singapore
Nov Asian Pacific Watercolour Painting Exhibition Taiwan
Jul 12 Penang Artists- “Island View – World View” NN Gallery, KL
Dec Solo – Sketches Of Penang 50 Humanist Space, Penang
Sep S’pore Watercolour Society 30th Anniversary Exhibition The Paragon, Singapore
Dec Pesta Artists’ Extravaganza
( Penang Artists Directory Art Exhibition ) Penang State Art Gallery, Penang
Jun The 36th Asia Modern Art Exhibition Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Jul Watercolour Solo – Old Charms in the New Millennium The Art Gallery, Penang
Jun S P Setia Art Fair Conservatory of Fine Arts Penang
May Power of Sketches – 12 Artists Show Ching Lotus Humanist Space, Penang
Sep International Chung Ling Artists Invitation Show Pinang Gallery, Penang
Aug Penang Watercolour Society’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Pinang Gallery, Penang
‘SAKSI’ Art Exhibition
National Art Gallery, KL
Sep S’pore Watercolour Society 35th Anniversary Exhibition
Apr Malaysian Watercolour Organization Annual Exhibition 2005
NN Gallery, KL
Aug A Trip to Melaka Art Exhibition
Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang
Apr Artist’s Favourite Art Exhibition
Penang State Art Gallery
AWARDS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Young Artist award in the Penang Museum Annual Art Exhibition
One of the 12 winners in the Malaysia Landscape Watercolour Painting Competition organised by Dunlop Malaysia Berhad & National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Youth Art Excellence Award in the Singapore National Day Youth Art Exhibition
Highly Commended Award in the UOB Group’s 13th Painting Of The Year Competition
Selected with 22 others by the President of the Republic of Singapore to participate in “President Charity Art Exhibition – The President’s Watercolour Selections 1995”
Watercolour work “Kapitan Kling Mosque, Penang” selected to be used as cover for January issue of “Living In Penang” magazine.
Watercolour work “Tua Peh Kong Temple” selected to be used as cover for March issue of “Living In Penang” magazine.
Selected and included in “Penang Artists Directory 1999”
Invited by the Pacific Hypermarket & Dept. Store Sdn Bhd to do a painting demonstration to the public in November.
Silver Award in S P Setia Art Fair – The 1st Penang Juried Art Fair.
One of the six winners in ‘SAKSI’ nationwide art competition organised by National Art Gallery, KL
- Member of Singapore Watercolour Society since 1993.
- Member of Penang Watercolour Society since 1997. Currently serves as President to the Society.
- Member of organising committee for the ‘Penang Artists Directory 1999’ in 1998
- Member of Penang Art Society since 1999
- Member of organising committee for the Pesta Artists’ Extravaganza (Penang Artists Directory Art Exhibition) in 1999
- Member of Malaysian Watercolour Organization since 2004