Born in Penang in 1938, Mo-Leong is a full-time artist and presently the chairman of the Art Gallery Committee,Penang as well as a member of the State Museum Board. He is also the president of the Penang Watercolour Society since 1985.

He was educated at the Chung-Ling Secondary School, Penang and Provincial Taipei Normal College (Fine Arts: 1957-60). He has held numerous one-man exhibitions in Penang (1961), British Council, Kuala Lumpur (1965), Samat Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (1966), France-Nell Gallery, Tokyo (1966), Miami Museum of Modern Art, Florida (1968), Adelaide (1974), Balinese Series at E & O Hotel, Penang (1979), and 'B.P' Series, Penang Museum and Art Gallery (1989).

He has participated in group exhibitions all over the world including Group Exhibition, Taiwan (1958), Royal Institute Galleries, London (1959), Le Salon Societe des Artistes, Paris (1960), Cite International d'Art Exhibition, Paris (1967), Malaysian Art at the Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil (1969), Traveling Exhibition of Malaysian Art to Australia & New Zealand (1969), Malaysian Art at 'Man & His World' Exhibition, Montreal (1970), Salon Internationale d'Art, Basle, Switzerland (1995), Contemporary Paintings of Malaysia, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California (1988), The First Exhibition of Federation of Asian Art Association, Taiwan Museum of Art (1988) and Titian 2 Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Bangkok (1989).

Besides winning several awards in local art competitions for his batik and watercolour paintings, he won the winners prize for sculpture competition, Gama Complex (1980), and third prize for sculpture competition for E.P.F. Building Mural, Kuala Lumpur (1984). He also executed public sculptures for the Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and Gama Complex, Penang.

 
 
 
Tay Mo Leong
 
 
 Temple. Bali   Water Colour    56cm x 76cm
 


His paintings have been collected by the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, the Penang Museum and Art Gallery, Universiti Sains Malaysia Art Gallery and also by individual and corporate collectors in Malaysia and abroad.

His works are featured in 'Contemporary Artists of Malaysia', Dolores Wharton (1976), The Crafts of the Modern World, Rose Sluika (1968), Malaysian Batik Creating New Traditions by Sarah Arney, and other publications.

His wife May Liang  also is an artist .

       
 

 

 

Offering     162x81cm     Batik

 

Bali Dancer     Water Colour     102 x 71cm

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