Tang Hon Yin

My paintings reflect the way I see the world, with optimism and hope. In the 1960s, I saw many paintings entitled, “The Joy of Living”. I feel alive and happy when I paint. To me, art is a vehicle for self-discovery. Staring at a large canvas is quite an experience. And eventually, to make it say all the unspeakable emotions and feelings within oneself is what my painting is all about.
Someone said that without art the crudeness of reality would make life unbearable. I agree, I want my art to exalt the human spirit and help it soar above the pettiness of daily life.

1943 Born in Penang, Malaysia.
1966 Studied in University Malaya, Major in Geography
1968 Diploma in Education
Self-taught artist

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Silk Road
Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

2008
Tang Hon Yin, Water Margin_Silk Road
East & West Art, Melbourne, Australia

2001
Recent Paintings – Tang Hon Yin
The Art Gallery, Bellisa Row, Penang, Malaysia.

1986
Water Margin – Tang Hon Yin
Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1983
Water Margin – Tang Hon Yin
Galeria, Penang, Malaysia.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007
Artist’s Favorite Exhibition
Penang State Art Gallery & Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

2007
Merdeka 50 A Celebration of Malaysian Art
Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2006
Vision 2006
Museum & Gallery, USM & Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

2005
Link Penang-Beijing
USM ABN-AMRO Cultural Centre, Penang, Malaysia.

2004
ArtGrup Exhibition
NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2004
ArtGrup Inaugural Exhibition
USM ABN-AMRO Cultural Centre, Penang, Malaysia.

2001
Transition – The Dynamic Passage of the Penang Teachers’ Art Circle
Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2000
Philip Morris Art Awards – Malaysia – Asean 2000 Exhibition
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1999
Large Painting Exhibition
Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

1998
Exhibition of Contemporary Works by Hitori (Sculptures) Hon Yin (Paintings) Kuzuo (Photographs)
State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

1997
Philip Morris Malaysia – Asean Awards Exhibition
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1993
The Second Generation Penang Painters Exhibition
Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

1992
Invitation Show
Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1990
ArtistCamp International
Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

1989
Contemporary Penang Art Exhibition
Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

1988
Malaysian Art 1957 – 1987
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1987
Malaysian Artist Association Exhibition
Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1986
Penang Retrospective Art Exhibition
Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

1983
National Open Art Exhibition
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1983
20 Years of Malaysian Art
University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

1978
Salon
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1974
National Open Art Exhibition
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

National Art Gallery, Malaysia.

RHB Bank, Malaysia.

Petronas Gallery, Malaysia.

Bank Negara, Sime Darby, Malaysia.

United Asian Bank, Malaysia.

Chung Khiaw Bank, Malaysia.

Bank Bumiputra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ESSO Singapore, Singapore.

Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia.

Universiti Sains Malaysia Museum & Gallery, Malaysia.

Team 3 International

Arkitek Bertiga International, Penang, Malaysia.

Golden Sands Hotel Penang, Penang, Malaysia.

Project Design Belgium, Belgium.

Featured in Masterpieces from the National Art Gallery of Malaysia 2002 publication

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