SHIA YIH YIING      (b.1966   Malaysia)

Shia Yih Yiing was born in Kuching, Sarawak and received a Diploma in Fine Art from KL's Malaysian Institute of Art.

Her works address and investigate issues of cultural identity, heritage and globablisation, along with relationships between perceptions and realities. Her technique is detailed and meticulous and she gives careful thought to the symbols and colours that she applies.

Shia has participated in a number of art programs including the 1994 'Asean Visual Art Education Symposium & Workshop', Mandalayong, Philippines and the 1999 'Commonwealth Fellowship in Arts & Crafts', UWS Nepean, NSW Australia.

Since 1989, her works have also been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including, most notably her solo, 'wOm(b)', at Galeri Petronas, Malaysia in 2004. Her works also form part of major local and international collections, including those of the Petronas Gallery, HSBC (Malaysia) and the National Gallery (Malaysia).


Select Awards/ Exhibitions/ Collections


2007   Alternate Artist, VSC Freeman Fellowship,  USA
1998   1998 Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship in Arts & Crafts' - Visiting Fellow, UWS Nepean, SW, Australia
1997   Honorable Mention, Malaysian Art Award - Philip Morris
1996   Honorable Mention, Malaysian Art Award - Philip Morris
1994   Minor Award, Young Contemporary 1994 - National Art Gallery
1993   Major Award, Rural Malaysia - Kontena Nasional
First Prize, One with Nature - STAR

Solo Exhibitions

2011   Petal World, Blooming Pages, Solo, SGFA
U Wei Exhibition, National Art Gallery
2008   Motherhood Games, The Art Gallery, National Institute of Education, Singapore
2006   Vessels of Art, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, The Private Gallery, KL
2004   wOm(b), Galeri Petronas, KL
1999   Performer, Space YZ, UWS Nepean, NSW, Australia
1998   Homage to Ordinary Life, Creative Center, KL

Group Exhibitions

2009   F1 by The 'F' Klub, HOM, Ampang
Shifting Boundaries,
Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
CAIS PROJECT Contemporary Art in School Project,
Sekolah menengah Stella Maris, KL
2007   OUT OF THE MOULD: The Age of Reason, Galeri Petrons, KL
Mind's Eye, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, The Private Gallery, KL
0:15 SUPERSTAR, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
ARTTRIANGLE, Soka Gakkai Malaysia, KL
2006   Come Closer: Miniature Show, Galeri Seni Maya
YCA-SHOW, 153 Ampang, KL
FEED ME! An exploration on Appetites, Rimbun Dahan , Kuang
2005   Pop Culture, Galeri seni Maya
Mind, Body and Soul, Wei-Ling Gallery
2004   11th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2003, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
Citra Dewi, Galeri Shah Alam
2003   SPACE - Dialogue & Exhibition, Rumah Air Panas, KL
2001   The 10th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition 2001, ROC, Taipei Fine Arts Museum
2000   Young Contemporary 2000, National Art Gallery
1999   AKU: 99 Potret Diri, Galeri Petronas
14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
1998   Pameran Muhibah, Hotel Centrepoint, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
GEMA: Visual Resonance', Manes Gallery, Praque, Czech Republic
13th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery

Major Collections

National Art Gallery, Malaysia; Petronas Gallery; HSBC Malaysia; Yayasan Seni Berdaftar


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