Tang Hon Yin
B. 1943, Penang, Malaysia.

Tang Hon Yin graduated from University Malaya in 1967 and completed his Diploma in Education in1968. Despite the external constraints, he became a self-taught artist who works with air brush and acrylic. His works are as expressive as they are figurative. While some see bird’s eye view of Earth terrain and sea surface, others relate to the tranquility and meditativeness the paintings educe. His imagery reflects the way he sees the world, with optimism and hope.

His works were featured In “Masterpieces From The National Art Gallery Of Malaysia” (Published by National Art Gallery, Malaysia, 2002). Penang State Art Gallery has also held a retrospective exhibition for him (Penang, Malaysia, 2018).

Hon Yin important solo exhibitions include “Silk Road” (Suma Orientalis, 2018), “Tang Hon Yin, Water Margin — Silk Road” (East & West Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2008) and “Water Margin – Tang Hon Yin” (Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1986). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including “Merdeka 50 – A Celebration Of Malaysian Art” (Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007), “Link Penang-Beijing” (USM ABN-AMRO Cultural Centre, Penang, Malaysia, 2005), “Philip Morris Art Awards” (Malaysia–Asean Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1997 & 2000), “Exhibition Of Contemporary Works By Hitori, Hon Yin & Kazuo (Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia, 1998), “Invitation Show” (Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,1992), “National Open Art Exhibition” (National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,1983) and “Salon” (National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1978).

Currently, Hon Yin lives and works in Penang, Malaysia.


National Art Gallery, Malaysia

RHB Bank, Malaysia

Galeri Petronas, Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia

Sime Darby, Malaysia

United Asian Bank, Malaysia

Chung Khiaw Bank, Malaysia

Bank Bumiputra, Malaysia

ESSO Singapore, Singapore

Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia

Universiti Sains Malaysia Museum & Gallery, Malaysia

Team 3 International, Malaysia

Arkitek Bertiga International, Penang, Malaysia

Golden Sands Hotel Penang, Penang, Malaysia

Project Design Belgium, Belgium

Private collections in Malaysia and abroad

Related Exhibition

Silk Road
2 – 17 Mar 2019