Born in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, 1970

"...where modern touches are used to tease out the nostalgia that the porcelain evokes."


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
1997 Finalist - PNB National Creative Art Competition, Malaysia
1996 1st Prize - Art Competition held in conjunction with Estee Lauder
Breast Cancer Awareness Program, Malaysia
1988 2nd Prize - Art Competition organised by Holiday Inn, Malaysia
1987 1st Prize - Alam Semulajadi Sedunia, Malaysia



Year Solo - Exhibition
2004 Tranquility, Artfolio Gallery, Singapore
2001 Works featured at American Club, Singapore
The Oriental Passage, Art Space Aoki - Shizuoka, Japan



Year Group - Exhibition
2005 ARTSingapore, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore
Tapestry, American Club, Singapore
2000 Pameran Tanpa Taiuk - Galeri Shah Alam, Malaysia
Aspirasi 2000, Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia
1999 Out of Flood, group exhibition - Galeri Wan, Malaysia
1998 Footprint - Line of Continuity, Galeri Wan, Malaysia
1995 To Mother with Love, Café Gallery, Isetan, Malaysia
1992 8 x 6 Watercolour Group Exhibition, Maybank Gallery, Malaysia
1990 Pameran Bakat Muda Sezaman, Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Malaysia