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Oil on canvas      61 cm X 51 cm     2014


Dr. Yuen Chee Ling


Yuen Chee Ling, started figurative oil painting at 13. Awarded Scholarship for Creative Art (USM-1980-81); University Scholar - University of the Philippines (1983); BFA and MFA (1985 & 1986), Ph.D in Art (University Sains Malaysia- 2007). Founder cum Director/Principal of Conservatory of Fine Art) cum Founder/ President of International Women Artists Council (INWAC), an international network established in 1999, with a mission to promote women's art through "Her Presence In Colours Exhibition series", an on-going international women artists exhibitions held in different countries.

A professional artist, she has received international acclaims for her unique figurative style of the Pan Asian women type. She has held 16 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows locally and abroad. Over 100 articles on her art were published in newspapers and magazines including TV interviews (Hongkong, Canada, Beijing, Korea, Vietnam and Malaysia). She has 10 art books on her credit.  Her paintings graced the cover of many magazines including Reader’s Digest and Expats, Author of publications: “Women by Women” and “Batik as Painting”.

Recipient of Gold Medal, Olympic Torch and certificate of "Excellent Artists of the World" awarded  by Olympic Fine Arts-Beijing in 2008. In 2013, she was elected as “Honorary Member of The Russian Academy of Arts” in honour of her artistic achievement and her status as outstanding figure in the world culture and arts.  Website:

Important collections of her art include Malaysia National Art Gallery, USM Museum, Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation Center, Pacific Bank, Bangkok Metropolitan Bank and Olympic Fine Art Museum and numerous collectors from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, United Kingdom, USA, Japan, Denmark etc.