Born in Muar, Johor, 1951

Yap Chin Hoe graduated from Malaysian Institute of Art with a diploma in Fine Art. He also obtained a double major in Oil painting and printmaking. As a mark of respect to his Chinese ethnicity, Chin Hoe develops a series that is close to his roots.

Chin Hoe has participated in many exhibitions, solo and group. His private and public collections are in A' Famosa, Malacca, CNI, Ascot Kuala Lumpur, E&O Hotel, Penang, Kontena National Bhd, Maybank, OSIM, Scudder Investment (Asia) Ltd, ,Shell, Sime Darby, Sumitomo Bhd, Time Telekom, Tropican Golf and Country Club and WCT in Malaysia, Albwardy Investment, Dubai, U.A.E, Citibank Ericsson, Hin Tan Augustine & Partners, Luxasia, Mercury Interactive and Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Year Awards
1986 Johor Art Society Watercolour Award, Johor
1987 Malaysian Watercolour Society Annual Award
1990 Malaysian Watercolour Society Annual Award
1991 Johor Watercolour Society Annual Award

Year Solo - Exhibition
1994 Merilyn Savill Gallery,Wellington, New Zealand
1999 Seasons, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2002 Seasons 2 , NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 Romance. The Artours Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2004 Harmony, Expressions Art and Entertainment Centre, Wellington
Harmony II, Hotel Pelangi, Muar, Johor
2005 Journey With Yarrow, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Year Group - Exhibition
1983 M.W.S. Joint Exhibition, Raya Gallery,Melbourne,Australia
Malaysian Watercolour Society Annual Show, Kuala Lumpur (1983-1997)
1986 Ten Watercolourist on Show,Kuala Lumpur
1987 Ten Watercolourist on Show,Kuala Lumpur
2nd Asian Confederation Watercolour Show Taipei, Taiwan
1988 3rd Asian Confederation Watercolour Show Kuala Lumpur.
The 1st Exhibition of Federation Tai Chung, Taiwan of Asian Art Association
Invitation Show for the International Watercolour Paintings '88
Printemps Gallery Seoul Olympic Seoul, R.O. Korea Games
Singapore Watercolour Society Singapore Annual Show (1988-1996)
1989 2nd Exhibition of Federation of Asian Art Association Kuala Lumpur
4th Asian Watercolour Confederation Show, Bangkok, Thailand
1990 Malaysian Open Show Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Tourism 1990 Show
Watercolour in Asia by Art Base Singapore
5th Asian Watercolour Confderation Show in Hong Kong
1991 Contemporary Malaysia Watercolour Show Kuala Lumpur (1991-1995)
New Zealand Wellington Society of Watercolour Annual Show New Zealand (1991-1996 & 1999-2004)
1993 Penang Museum Watercolour Show
1994 Penang Museum Watercolour Show
1995 10th Asian Watercolour Confederation Show, Bangkok, Thailand
Beautiful Malaysia Four Men Show,Hilton, Kuala Lumpur
1996 16th Asian Watercolour Hong Kong Confederation Show
1997 17th Asian Watercolour Singapore Confederation Show
Art of Nature (WWF)Kuala Lumpur
1998 Art of Nature (WWF)Kuala Lumpur