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b. Kedah, 1941

Artist Biography

Chiang Soa Ling is a celebrated self-taught watercolour artist hailing from the picturesque region of Kedah. In his early years, he experimented with various artistic media, including charcoal portraits, oil paintings, bronze sculptures, and batik. However, it was through the delicate medium of watercolour that Chiang found his true calling. To him, every brushstroke on paper is an extension of his personality and a glimpse into his innermost thoughts. Chiang’s works primarily draw inspiration from Mother Nature. Among all his subjects, orchids, with their timeless and graceful beauty, hold a special place in his heart.

Chiang is a member of the North Kedah Art Association, Angkatan Pelukis Kedah, and the Malaysian Watercolor Society (MWS). He has held numerous solo exhibitions both locally and internationally. His solos were held at Japan (1990, 1991, 1996 & 2000), City Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2005 & 2008), the Netherlands (2007) and Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang (2009 & 2012). Over the years, he has received several awards in various watercolour competitions, including the Merit Award in the National Watercolor Competition organized by Dunlop Malaysia (1983) and the Merit Award at the Malaysian Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition (1984).

His artworks were collected by the Sultan of Kedah, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir, royal members of Perlis, Standard Chartered Bank, Balai Seni Negara, Public Bank, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Royal Thai Embassy, Embassy of Japan, and many other corporate entities.

Abstract Wavy Object

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