Chan Kok Hooi
CHAN KOK HOOI (b. 1974, in Penang, Malaysia, where he currently lives and works.) He received his Diploma in Fine Art on a full scholarship from the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur. His solo exhibitions include: Art Seasons (Singapore, 2012); Pierogi Gallery (New York, 2010); Galeri Petronas, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, 2010); Photo Store (Feijiacun Village, Laiguangying East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 2008); and Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont, 2007). Chan has been awarded the Malaysia Young Contemporaries twice, the Jurors Award in 2006, and the Top 3 Winner in the 2D Category in 2004; and in 2003, he received the Top 5 Winner Philip-Morris Malaysia- ASEAN Art Award — all organised by National Visual Arts Gallery, Malaysia. His painting, 50 Years of Sorrow (2013), was nominated and exhibited at the Asia
Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize in 2014, organised by Singapore Art Museum. Chan was the 2006-07 recipient of the Asian Artist Fellowship at the Freedom Foundation Vermont Studio Award in 2007. Institutional collections of his work include the Beppu City Art Museum, Japan, the National Visual Arts Gallery, Malaysia, and the Singapore Art Museum.