©2019 Song Art Foundation

Yeo Hoe Koon’s Biography

 

Born in 1935 in Hainan, China.       

1955 – 1957         Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

1959 – 1961         Studied at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

1965 – 1968         Study Tour in Europe.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1961                       Gallery Horizon, Paris.

1961                       Malaya Hall, London.

1962                       Chin Kang Association, Penang, Malaysia.

1962                       Penang Art Society, Penang, Malaysia.

1964                       National Library, Singapore.

1969                       Galeri 11, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1969                       National Library, Singapore.

1970                       National Library, Singapore.

1971                       Praraiminth Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

1972                       Mandarin Galleries, Singapore.

1973                       National Library, Singapore.

1974                       Samat Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1975                       Yeo Hoe Koon Recent Paintings, National Library, Singapore.

1975                       Dewan Sri, Penang, Malaysia.

1979                       Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.

1982                       Yeo Hoe Koon New Paintings, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1983                       National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1983                       Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

1984                       Perak Sundry Association, Ipoh, Malaysia.

1987                       Australia High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1988                       Recent Paintings by Yeo Hoe Koon, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1989                       Balai Seni, Menara Maybank Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1990                       Stafford Gallery, Perth, Australia.

1991                       The Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

1991                       Ink and Colour Works by Yeo Hoe Koon, The Substation Art Gallery, Singapore.

1991                       Recent Paintings by Yeo Hoe Koon, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1991                       Recent Paintings by Yeo Hoe Koon, Balai Seni, Menara Maybank Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1993                       Recent Oil Paintings by Yeo Hoe Koon, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

2002                       Reminiscence, Dewan Sri, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia.

2008                       Long March Since 1955, Echo Art Galerie, Singapore.              

2009                       Paintings by Yeo Hoe Koon, Echo Art Galerie, Singapore.       

2011                       Illumination, DLR Gallery, Singapore.

2012                       Yantai Art Academy Exhibition Hall, Yantai City, Shandong Province, China.

2014                       Ink Paintings by Yeo Hoe Koon, Hai Hui Art Gallery, Singapore.

2015                       Art Exhibition by Yeo Hoe Koon, Hai Hui Art Gallery, Singapore.

2016                       Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

 

Group Shows

1959                       Salon Societie des Artistes Francais, Paris, France.

1960                       Salon Societie des Artistes Francais, Paris, France.

1960                       Salon d’Automne, Paris, France.

1960                       Salon Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.

1961                       Salon Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

1962                       Malaysia Annual Art Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1963                       Salon de Mai Art Exhibition, Galerie de Mai, Penang, Malaysia

1963                       9th Malayan Artists Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1965                       Commonwealth Art Festival, Britain.

1966                       Contemporary Malaysian Art Exhibition Touring Australia & New Zealand.

1967                       Contemporary Malaysian Art Exhibition Touring Europe and America.

1969                       Our Time in Pulau Pinang, Lincoln Centre, Penang, Malaysia.

1969                       Artist Trio, Penang Museum, Penang, Malaysia.

1969                       Salon Malaysia Art Competition Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1969                       12th Annual National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Malaysia.

1969                       5th Modern Art Exhibition, Conference Hall, Singapore.

1970                       EXPO’70, Osaka, Japan.

1970                       6 Young Contemporaries, Tang Chou Art Gallery, Singapore.

1971                       International ISPAA Exhibition, Touring Singapore, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand & Taiwan.

1971                       Welcome Home Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1971                       Three Young Contemporaries, Galaxy Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1971                       Twelve Man Exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1972                       8th Modern Art Exhibition, Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore.

1972                       New Works by 12 Top Artists, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1972                       New Works by Ten Top Artists, Mandarin Galleries, Singapore.

1972                       International ISPAA Exhibition, Touring Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan & Taiwan.

1973                       Elemental Abstraction, 3 Man Show, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1973                       Alpha Invitational 1973, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1973                       First Chicago Bank Singapore Art Exhibition, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

1974                       Alpha Group Show '74, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1974                       National Day Art Exhibition, Singapore.

1974                       Seven Artists Exhibition, British Council, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1975                       Five Contemporaries, Alliance Francais, Singapore.

1975                       Paintings, Four Artists, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1975                       National Day Art Exhibition, Singapore.

1976                       Inaugural Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1976                       Colour, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1976                       Contemporary Painting Exhibition, The Orchard, Singapore.

1976                       Exhibition of Paintings in aid for St. Andrew's Mission Hospital for Children, Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore.

1977                       Large Paintings, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1977                       Landscapes, Two Man Exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1977                       London Preliminary Exhibition, The Gallery of Fine Art, Singapore.

1977                       Art '77, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1977                       Exhibition of Paintings, Royal Over-seas League, London, United Kingdom.

1977                       Selection, Paintings and Sculptures Exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1977                       Exhibition of Paintings in aid for St. Andrew's Mission Hospital for Children, Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore.

1978                       Singapore Festival of Arts 1978 Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1978                       Singapore Art Society 29th Annual Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1978                       Exhibition of Paintings in aid for St. Andrew's Mission Hospital for Children, Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore.

1978                       Alpha Group 78, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1978                       Ten Contemporaries, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1979                       Art '79, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1979                       8th International Festival of Arts, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore.

1979                       National Day Art Exhibition, Singapore.

1979                       Contemporaries 79, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1979                       EXPO 3 – Alliance Francaise, Singapore.

1979                       Chinese Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1979                       Exhibition of the Modern Art Society, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1979                       Sin Chew Jit Poh Lunar New Year Art Exhibition, Sin Chew Jit Poh Event Hall, Singapore.

1980                       "Contemporary Singapore Paintings" at 5th Festival of Asian Arts, Hong Kong Art Centre. Hong Kong.

1980                       3 Artists Art Exhibition, Raya Gallery, Australia.

1980                       Painters' 80, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1980                       National Day Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1980                       "Exhibition of Contemporary Art" - Singapore Festival of Arts 1980, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1981                       ASEAN Exhibition – Painting, Graphic Arts and Photography 1981, ASEAN Countries.

1981                       Contemporary Art Exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1981                       Singapore and Taiwan Contemporary Painting Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Singapore.

1982                       New Format 1982, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1982                       UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1982                       Singapore Art Society 33rd Annual Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1982                       Singapore Festival of Arts, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1983                       National Day Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1983                       Singapore Art Society 34th Annual Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1983                       "New Images" organised by Modern Art Society, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1984                       Inspiration: An Exhibition of Paintings by Nine Artists, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1984                       25 Years of Art in Singapore: 1984 National Day Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1984                       Singapore Art: A Decade 1974-1983, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1984                       25 Years of National Building Art Exhibition, River Valley Community Centre Art Club, Singapore. 11/8 - 17/8

1985                       Oil Painting Exhibition Works by Yeo Hoe Koon and Richard Robbins, Singapore Art Forum Gallery.

1985                       Art Exhibition by Leading Local Artists, Pinetree Club, Singapore. 

1985                       Art Exhibition by Bras Basah Community Centre, Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce.

1986                       8A Exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1986                       Salon des Artistes Français au Grand Palais, Paris, France.

1986                       Art Fair '86, World Trade Centre, Singapore.

1987                       Salon des Artistes Français au Grand Palais, Paris, France.

1987                       “New Direction” Modern Art Society, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1987                       Centenary Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1987                       Kiung Chow Artists Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1988                       Singapore Festival of Arts 1988, The Second Decade, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1988                       Singapore Contemporary Artists, Singapore National Museum Art Gallery and Hong Kong Arts Centre.

1988                       Wuhan International Chinese Ink Exhibition, China.

1988                       Exhibition of Arts in Chinese Chess, Singapore.

1990                       The Singapore Art Society Annual Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1991                       Malaysian Watercolours ‘1991’.

1991                       Une Touche of Francais Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1992                       92’ Seoul, South Korea.    

1993                       Art in Asia, Singapore Art Fair.

1994                       Pont des Arts Nanyang Artists in Paris, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

1994                       Six Artists, Orchard Point Gallery, Singapore.

1997                       Pekan Seni Ipoh II (Ipoh Art Week II), Malaysia.

1997                       Pont Des Arts, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1999                       Portret-ku, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2000                       Art Power 2000, Atrium MITA Building, Singapore.

2002                       Evolution - Ink and Colour, The Substation Gallery, Singapore.

2002                       ArtSingapore 2002 : The Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Singapore.

2002                       “Origins”, Sunjin Galleries, Singapore.

2005                       “Seventies”, Art-2, Singapore.

2005                       Singapore Art Show, Singapore.

2005                       “Just do it ... Daringly!”, DLR Gallery, Singapore.

2006                       Important Second-Generation Artists Series, DLR Gallery, Singapore.

2009                       Resurface, Baraka, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

2010                       “Pioneering Spirit”, Echo Art Galerie, Singapore.

2010                       Salon Pont des Arts 2010, Echo Art Galerie, Singapore.

2012                       Olympic Fine Arts 2012 (London) China Tour, Water Cube, Beijing, China.

2013                       Selected Paintings by 12 1st & 2nd Generation Artists Exhibition, Echo Art Galerie, Singapore.

2014                       Salut 55!, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014                       New Works, Singapore Management University de Suantio Gallery, Singapore.

2014                       Singapore Art Fair, Suntec City, Singapore.

2016                       Olympic Fine Arts 2016 (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil.

 

 

Awards & Accolades

1975       National Day Art Exhibition Special Award, Singapore.

1975       Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya “Pingat Apad”, Singapore.

1984       Singapore Australian Art Award, Commended.

2012       Featured in Tribute.sg by Esplanade.

2013       Received the Salut 55! Award from Malaysia National Visual Arts Gallery.

2015       Recognised for "Pioneering Contributions to the Arts and Heritage of Singapore" by Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

 

 

Private and Public Collections

Singapore Art Museum

National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

International Plaza, Singapore

UOB Bank, Singapore

DBS Bank, Singapore

Raffles City, Singapore

Hyatt Hotel, Singapore

Housing Development Board, Singapore

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Singapore Airlines, Singapore

Universiti Sains, Penang

Penang State Museum Board

Brunei Istana

Maybank Malaysia

Bank Negara, Malaysia

AMbank Group, Malaysia

Petronas Galerie, Malaysia

China National People's Congress (NPC) General Office

Party School of Shandong Committee of C.P.C. 

Beijing Olympic Fine Arts Center

Raffles Beijing Hotel

Prime Hotel Beijing

Yantai Art Academy, China

Private collections in Singapore, Malaysia, China and overseas.