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Pheh It Hao

Pheh It Hao, born and raised in multi-faceted Penang. In 1991, he exchanged Malaysia for the green fields of England in pursuit of a degree in Fine Art at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, University College. After this foreign escapade, he returned to his beloved Malaysia and worked as a gallery curator at Elle Six Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur for four years. He currently resides with his wife Catherine, son Ian in Melbourne, Australia and works as an Artist (giving free rein to his imagination). His paintings are exhibited in WAF Art Gallery, Straits Quay Penang Art Gallery and 1001 n Shanghai in 2011.
 
Solo Exhibitions
 
2009 – “The Word”, Art folio, Kuala Lumpur
2009 – “Adaptations”, Concourse, Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur
2008 – “Negative Space: The Depth of Nothingness”, Nelson Hays Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2007 – “Negative Space: The Beauty of Nothingness”, Alpha Utara Gallery, Penang
2006 – “Negative Space: Window Journey”, Artseni Gallery, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2002 – “Linear Non Linear”, Elle Six Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1999 – “Brush with the Past”, Concord Hotel, Shah Alam, Selangor
1999 – “What’s Above the Eye”, Art Exhibition, Sunshine Square, Penang
 
Group Exhibitions International
 
2009 – “2009 International art Exhibition”, Dialogue in Art between East Asia and Taiwan, Taiwan
2009 – “Asia Invitation Art Exhibition in Seoul 2009”, GyeongHuiGung Annex Building of the
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
2008 – “Asian Watercolor Confederation 2008” 19th AWC Exhibition, Neka art Museum, Bali,
Indonesia
2008 – The 70th Makwoohoe Members Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2008 – “Taste Asia”, Melbourne Field, Valentine Park, London
2008 – “SEMESTA”, La Galleria Gallery, Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom
2008 – “Malaysia Week ‘08”, Potters Fields Park, London, United Kingdom
2008 – “Sin-Mal, Chinese Seal-Carving, Calli & Painting Exchange Exhibition”, Singapore
2008 – “The 4th Exhibition of New Expression of Asian Art”, Zheng Zhou, China
2007 – “The asian Spirit & Seoul 2007 Exhibition”, Sungnam Art Centre, Korea
2006 – “International Teochew Art Exhibition 2006”, Guang Zhou, China
2006 – “1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1, Malaysian Artist” Jiva Fine Art, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
2006 – “Vietnam-Malaysia Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition”, Hanoi, Vietnam
2005 – “Seoul International Art Exhibition 2005”, Korea Arts Creative Association, Korea
2005 – “Asian Watercolors 2005: Bali-Indonesia”, Agung Rai Museum of Art, Bali, Indonesia
2004 – International new-Harmony Exhibition. The 21st Korea New Art Festival, Korea
2004 – International Arts Exhibition in China 2004, Hock Chew State Museum, China
2004 – International Artist Exhibition in China 2004, Tong kun Cultural Centre, China
2004 – The Circum-Asean Education Art Exhibition 2004, Amarin Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand
2002 – Ngee Ann kongsi, Teochew Building, Singapore
2001 – “2001 Fine art Degree Show”, Furnham, Surrey, United Kingdom
2001 – “37 Too Many” Candid Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Group Exhibitions
 
2009 – “Christian Art Exhibition 09”, Artseni Gallery, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur
2009 – “3rd International Art Expo Malaysia 2009”, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Center
(MECC), Kuala Lumpur
2009 – “National Day art Exhibition” City Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2009 – “Malaysia Chinese Art & Culture Festival”, Art Exhibition, Boonia Frame Gallery, Kuching,
Sarawak
2009 – “Malaysian Chinese Art & Culture Festival”, art Exhibition, Sibu, Sarawak
2009 – “One Earth – Water in Nature”, Group Art Exhibition, SGM, Kuala Lumpur
2009 – “Stretch your Imagination”, by Malaysia & Singapore Contemporary Artists Selection, SGM, Kuala Lumpur
2009 – “Stretch your Imagination”, by Malaysia & Singapore Contemporary Artists Selection,
Penang
2009 – “32 Local Artists” Group Art Exhibition, Art Salon @ Seni, Maunt Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
2008 – “2nd International art Expo Malaysia 2009”, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Center
(MECC), Kuala Lumpur
2008 – “National Day Art Exhibition” City Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2008 – “Conservation art Conservation”, Big Painting Art Exhibition, Artseni Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
2008 – “Singapore-Malaysia, Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy & Painting Exchange Exhibition”
2008 – “Hong” Art Exhibition, A2 Gallery, Penang
2007 – “Small Works: Big show”, A2 Gallery, Penang
2007 – “2006 The Young Contemporaries”, The National Art Gallery,”
2007 – “1st International Art Expo Malaysia 2009”, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Center
(MECC), Kuala Lumpur
2007 – “L.I.F.E. Experience”, Ascott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
2007 – “The Black & White Show”, A2 Gallery, Penang
2007 – “Conservation of Nature and Environment”, Palace of the Golden Horses, Kuala Lumpur
2007 – “National day Art Exhibition” Art Circle Gallery, Selangor
2007 – “Artist’s Favorite” – Directory of Penang Artists, Penang State Museum & Art Gallery,
Penang
2007 – “Starhill Gallery Art Festival 2007”, Celebration of National Day 50th by 50 Artists,
Kuala Lumpur
2007 – “Seven Small Paintings” Art Exhibition by 12 Malaysian Artists, Artseni, Starhill,
Kuala Lumpur
2007 – “Sacred Structures” Badan Warisan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2006 – “Teochew Art Exhibition 2006”, Group Exhibition, Kuantan
2006 – “Art Invitation 2006” bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
2006 – “Enchanting Colorful, Malaysian Watercolors 2006”, NAG, Kuala Lumpur
2006 – “The 3rd Exhibition of New Expression of Asian Art”, SGM Cultural Centre, Kuala Lumpur
2006 – “Works on Paper”, Visual Invocation throughout Malaysian Watercolors, NAG,
Kuala Lumpur
2006 – “7 Side-Off sight & Insight” Galleriizu, UOA Centre, Kuala Lumpur
2006 – “Malaysia-China Teoh Chew Contamporary Art Exhibition”, Plaza Ue3, Kuala Lumpur
2005 – “The Inaugural Art Exhibition of the Cao Tang Men Eastern Arts Society Malaysia”,
Kuala Lumpur
2005 – “Reminiscence” by Ch’ng kiah Kiean and Pheh It Hao, Alpha Utara, Penang
2005 – “Art, Life, Learning” Contemporary Malaysian Artists Art Exhibition, Artseni Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
2005 – “10 artists Watercolor Exhibition”, Persatuan Hokkien Klang, Selangor
2005 – “National Day Art Exhibition” Art Circle Gallery, Selangor
2005 – “Malaysian-Vietnam Contemporary Art Exhibition” SGM Cultural Centre, Kuala Lumpur
2005 – “I Think, I Sketch”, a Group Art Exhibition by 50 Artists, Elle Six Art Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
2005 – “Basically Water”, a Group Exhibition by 6 Local Artists, Elle Six Art Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
2005 – “Art for Aid”, Tsunami Fund Raising & “Auction” Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
2005 – “Fishing Village” A Group Art Exhibition, Art Circle Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2004 – “Intuition – 3 Stories”, Art Exhibition with Tew Nai Tong & Wong Miau Yong,
Kuala Lumpur
2004 – “16th International Asian Watercolor 2004 Exhibition-Malaysia”, SGM, Kuala Lumpur
2004 – “An Assembly of Asian Art Exhibition 2004”, MCC Art Garden, Plaza Ue3, Kuala Lumpur
2004 – “Five Inspirations”, The Art Exhibition of Malaysian Artists, art Deco, Petaling Jaya,
Selangor
2003 – “Beautiful Malaysia”, Contemporary Malaysia Watercolorists Association, Menara
Maybank, Kuala Lumpur
2003 – “National Day Art Exhibition” City Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 – “Malaysian Teow Chew Art Exhibition” Grand Riverview Hotel, Kota Bharu
2003 – “Malaysian Modern Art 2003” Elle Six Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 – “888 Infinity 2003 Exhibition” Aoyama Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 – “Art with Heart”, Charity Sale & auction in aid of Hospis M’sia, Petronas Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
2003 – “Intuition” Art Exhibition with Tew Nai Tong & Wong Miau Yong, Elle Six Art Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
2003 – “National Cancer Society Malaysia” Charity Art Exhibition, Elle Six Art Gallery,
Kuala Lumpur
2002 – Penang Art Museum Show, Penang
2002 – “Significantly North” Art Exhibition, Elle Six Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1994 – Student and Teachers Art Exhibition, Creative Art Centre, NAG, Kuala Lumpur
1994 – Penang Art Museum Open Show, Penang
1993 – Bank Negara Open Show, Watercolor Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur
1993 – Fine art Diploma Show, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur
1993 – Penang Art Museum Open show, Penang
1993 – “Rural Malaysia” Gallery Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor
1992 – “Art Open show 1992”, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
1992 – Watercolor Exhibition, Gallery Wan, Kuala Lumpur
1992 – Penang Art Museum Open Show, Penang
1991 – 8 x 6 Watercolor Exhibitions, Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur
1991 – Penang art Museum Open Show, Penang
1990 – Pesta Pulau Pinang art Exhibition, Penang
1990 – Penang Art Museum Open Show, Penang
1989 – Malaysian Institute of Art, Exhibition of Scholarship Holders, Kuala Lumpur
1989 – Penang art Museum Open show, Penang

19th April 2012



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