PESTA LEPA LEPA, SEMPORNA, SABAH (2012) by Christianne Goonting
Christianne Goonting Devaser, better known as Tianne, graduated from the West Malaysia Academy of Art in 1981 and National Design Academy and Regent Academy of Fine Arts in the UK in 1993. Tianne also learnt from two Malaysian art masters, namely the late Tang Tuck Kan and Professor Chung Chen Sun.
Her broad education and adventurous spirit shape her into a versatile, accomplished artist. Apart from using brush works, watercolours, acrylics, and natural fibre collage - just to name a few, she also actively promotes decorative art & craft featuring recycled materials.
Ever since her launch into the art scene in 1981, Tianne has held over 90 exhibitions - solo and group shows - to date, around Malaysia, in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Brunei, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan, including state buildings such as Sabah Art Gallery and Penang State Museum & Art Gallery.
As the winner of Anugerah Khas Seni Visual (Sabah State Visual Arts Special Award) in 2019, Tianne's works are with private and corporate collectors and featured in magazines, art catalogues, and art event books. She has conducted many art workshops, talks, and discussions. In 2019, she was invited to the RTM’s Kami Bah Ini TV show and as the Regional Judge for Karya Pilihan Tahunan Negeri Sabah (Sabah Annual Art Selection).