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Chew Fang Chin was born in 1947, in Kuching, Sarawak.  Completing his early studies at home he pursued his tertiary education abroad and graduated with Bachelor of Law Degree from the National University of Taiwan, Republic of China in 1972.

Having demonstrated a talent and passion in the arts, Chew took a bold step to devote his life as a professional artist in 1983.  Having developed an interesting style which combines classical Chinese technique and contemporary western approach with watercolour, Chew is able to create beautifully stylised paintings with refined touches.

Spending years researching and learning the rich ethnic and cultural diversity found in his homeland of Sarawak, Chew's works demonstrates a sensitive and highly perceptive impression of the indegenous people of Sarawak and their lifestyles.

Chew's first solo Exhibition at the Sarawak Museum in 1986 was a resounding success and was to be the start of numerous other solo exhibitions in the eighties and nineties.  In 1987, Chew became the first Malaysian artist selected and sponsored by the Pacific Cultural Foundation for a Cultural Exchange Solo Exhibition tour to the four cities of Taipei, Tainan, Taichung and Kau-Shiong of Taiwan.

Over the years, Chew has contributed greatly towards the promotion of Malaysia and in particular Sarawak's rich cultural heritage through his artworks.  His paintings have been collected by Art Galleries and Museums in Australia, China and Taiwan, and also by art collectors from various countries including the United States, Poland, Italy, England, Japan, Canada, Korea, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan and Singapore.

Chew actively paints from his studio in Kuching and has recently joined forces with the team at ARTrageously Ramsay Ong - The Art Gallery for the further promotion of his works in Kuching, Kuala Lumpur and abroad.

SOLO EXHIBITS
1986
  • Sarawak Museum, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Gau Gain Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1987
  • Taipei City Social & Education Hall, Taipei, Kao-Shiung Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Kao-Shiung City Social & Education Hall, Taipei, Kao-Shiung Taiwan, R.O.C.
1988
  • Tainan Municipal Cultural Centre, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Civic Centre, Sarikei, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Civic Centre, Bintulu, Sarawak
  • Li Hua Hotel, Bintulu, Sarawak
  • Civic Centre, Sibu, Sarawak
  • Hilton Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak
1990
  • Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Sarawak
  • "Ethnic Impressions" Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1991
  • Qingdao Museum, Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China
  • Jinan Museum, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China
1992
  • Taipei Art Gallery, Taiwan
1993
  • Chonggu Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea
1995
  • Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1999
  • Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2000
  • Mega Hotel, Miri, Sarawak
2001
  • MBKS Hall Kuching, Sarawak
GROUP EXHIBITS
1963-1967
  • Annual Art Exhibition organised by the Kuching Art Club & Sarawak Fine Art Society, Sarawak
1968-1972
  • "Rainbow Art Exhibition" Universities and the National Art Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1981
  • "Six Artists Art Exhibition" Kuching, Sarawak
1983
  • Chinwoo Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1985
  • "Sarawak Artist Society" Sarawak Museum, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • "Invitational Art Exhibition" Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1987
  • "Kuching Festival Art Exhibition" Sarawak Museum, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
1988
  • "The 24th Asia Modern Art Exhibition" Tokyo Fine Arts Museum and Ishi Kawa Fine Arts Museum, Japan
  • "Chinese Art Exhibition" Kuching Municipal Council Library, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
1989
  • "Sarawak Artists' Art Exhibition" Singapore
  • "Invitational Art Exhibition" Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • "Borneo Days" Museums & Art Galleries, Darwin, Australia
  • "Sarawak Artists' Art Exhibition" Fireplace Room, Canberra, Australia
  • Sarawak & Singapore Artists Joint Art Exhibition, Sarawak Museum, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • "Kuching Festival Art Exhibition", Civic Centre Art Gallery, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
1990
  • Joint Art Exhibition, Sarawak Cultural Village
  • "Artist Camp IX" Museum & Art Galleries, Darwin, Australia

 

 


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