CK Koh

Born 1977
Hometown Malaysia
Lives and works Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About the artist

C.K. Koh is a contemporary artist and author of children’s books, born in 1977. He works across various fine arts media, including painting, mixed-media, and digital media, and has gained recognition amongst the new generation of young professional art collectors for his unique style and subject matter. His works have been well received by local and international collectors.

CK’s art appears to have a cheerful outlook at first glance, but upon closer inspection, there is a deeper and more serious underlying meaning that has resonated with many. He has captured the spirit of a generation through his works, bringing joy and meaning to his local collectors.

CK’s most discussed exhibition was the showcase of his new works, titled ‘House of Stars’ at the Art Expo Plus Malaysia 2017. In this exhibition, CK recreated the new village house where he grew up and showcased his new works of iconic Western icons, created in his unique style.

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CK Koh

Born 1977
Hometown Malaysia
Lives and works Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About the artist

C.K. Koh is a contemporary artist and author of children’s books, born in 1977. He works across various fine arts media, including painting, mixed-media, and digital media, and has gained recognition amongst the new generation of young professional art collectors for his unique style and subject matter. His works have been well received by local and international collectors.

CK’s art appears to have a cheerful outlook at first glance, but upon closer inspection, there is a deeper and more serious underlying meaning that has resonated with many. He has captured the spirit of a generation through his works, bringing joy and meaning to his local collectors.

CK’s most discussed exhibition was the showcase of his new works, titled ‘House of Stars’ at the Art Expo Plus Malaysia 2017. In this exhibition, CK recreated the new village house where he grew up and showcased his new works of iconic Western icons, created in his unique style.

In addition to his art, CK has also been instrumental in using his talents to reach out to children and the underprivileged. He has been producing children’s picture books since 2010, bringing his art to a wider audience and inspiring a love of art in the next generation.

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“What is your dream?”, an illustrated book by C.K. Koh

Solo Exhibitions

2024 – Lucha! Lucha!, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore

2021/22 – The Wanderer : Detour, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore

2020 – The Wanderer, Gallery 10, Malaysia

2017 – House of Stars, NN Gallery, Art Expo Plus Malaysia

2015 – A Thousand Words, SPR MRKT, presented by Galerie Steph, Singapore

2014 – Dream on a Star, Private Exhibition, Cantaloupe Troika, NN Gallery, Malaysia

2011 – Ultraflat, NN Gallery

2009 Lucha No Libre , Metro Fine Art Gallery

2008 Pandoras’ Boxes, The One Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 – One Art Taipei, V’Art Space, Taiwan

2023 – Three Shadows, V’Art Space, Taiwan

2014 – ‘Malaysia Tomorrow’ Group Exhibition, Penang

2013 -‘Figurative Trajectories’ – Group Show, Gallery G13

2013 – Art Expo Malaysia, represented by NN Gallery

2012 – The Young Contempo Auction, Hendry Butcher Art Auctioneers

2011 – Bapak, MOMA Fine Art

2011 – Proud to be Nude, MOMA Fine Art

2010 – ‘Garis’ Group exhibition, Metro Fine Art Gallery

2010 – Young Contemporary Artist Award, National Art Gallery

2010 – ‘Face’ Group Exhibition, Metro Fine Art Gallery

2008 – Humanitarian Advocacy through Art Competition – Finalist

2008 – 51 Years Merdeka Visualogue Exhibition, The Gardens Mall

2008 – Queenie Chow & CK Koh Joint Exhibition, NN Gallery

Artist Residency

2019 – 杭州两岸四地文化交流中心艺术家驻村计划  / AIR program, Hang Zhou

Publications

2018 – ‘Box Boy- Attack of the Onion Army’, Magicbird Publishing

2016 – ‘Box Boy at the Zoo’, Magicbird Publishing

2014 – ‘What is Your Dream?’,  Magicbird Publishing

2012 – ‘Do Noses Grows When Lies Are Told’, Magicbird Publishing

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