1937        Born in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia

1952-57  Studied art in Singapore under artists such as Chen Wen Hsi and Cheong Soo Pieng

1962       Studied at Art Students’ League, New York, USA, with Sydney Gross

1964       Studied at Provincetown Workshop, Massachusetts, USA, with Leo Manso and Victor Candell.


1965       Ruth Sherman Gallery, New York, USA 1971

1975       National Library, Singapore

1977       Dewan Sri Pinang, Malaysia

1981       Alpha Gallery, Singapore

1982       Citibank, Singapore

1983       Raya Gallery, Singapore

1987       Art Forum, Singapore

1991       Journeys National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1992     C-Line Gallery, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia C-Line Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia The Journey Continues, Room at the Top, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2001      Goh Beng Kwan – Works on Paper, Art Forum, Singapore

2003      The Elite Painter’s Quantum Leap 2003, Esplanade, Singapore

2005      Journeys Revisited, NAFA Galleries, Singapore

2007      Renewal, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

2007      Journey to the East, CJ Gallery, San Diego, USA.


1961      Five Men Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1969       ASIA Convention, Contemporary Sculpture Centre, Tokyo, Japan

1972       Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide, Australia

1978       Singapore Contemporaries, Cultural Centre of Philippines, Manila, Philippines

1980-84  Singapore Festival of Arts, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1981-85  ASEAN Exhibition – Painting, Graphics Art and Photography, ASEAN countries

1985      Salon des Artistes Francaises, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1985     Contemporary Asian Art Show, Fukuoka, Japan

1986     Invitation Exhibition, Singapore Arts Festival, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1986     Salon Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris, France, Singapore-Japan Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1987     New Directions, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1988      Hong Kong Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong Masterpieces from Private Collections, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1989      Contemporary Art in Singapore: Where East Meets West, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Groningen, Netherlands; Deutsche Bank AG, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Neuerburg, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

1990     Tradition – The Source of Inspiration, The Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Centre Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Fukuoka Museum, Japan Twelve Singapore Contemporary Artists, City Hall, Macau (SAR), China; Singapore Artists Speak, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1991     Many in One: 25 Years of Art in Singapore, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore Singapore Contemporary Art, Sri Lanka

1992     7th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka and Tagawa, Japan

1995     10th Asian International Art Exhibition, Southern Artist Group, Bangkok and Hat Yai Thailand, Penang, Malaysia and Singapore

1996      Modernity and Beyond, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1997     12th Asian International Art Exhibition, City Council, Macau (SAR), China

2001      Pulp Friction, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2002      Singapore Modern Art in the 1970s, Singapore Art Museum

2004      ASEAN-Japan Art Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand Crossroads, NUS Museum, Singapore

2005      Lantern of the East, Burapha University, Thailand

2007      Encounters and Journeys, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

2009      Exploring The Boundary, Cape of Good Hope Gallery, Singapore

2011     Exchange 2011, Singapore-China Art Showcase, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Singapore

2012     Contemporary Chinese Ceramics Painting Exhibition – The National Art Museum of China, Beijing 1st Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale, Jeonbuk Korea

2013     Cascadence Singapore Redux, iPreciation Art Gallery, Singapore

2014       Impressionist Contemporary, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery; Singapore Haiyan International Art Fundraising Exhibition, Manila, Philippines

28th        Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE), Kinmen, Taiwan

2015       Singapore Myanmar Art Exchange, Myanmar Museum

2015       As We Never Imagined: 50 Years of Art Making, Singapore Tyler Print Institute

2015      Silk Journey to Art World Tour Exhibition

2015      Florence Biennale, Italy

2016      Global Arts Agenda, Hangzhou China

2016      Asian Watercolour Art Workshop and Exhibition, Krabi Thailand

2016      Modern Art Year Show, Singapore

2017      Shanghai International Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition and Workshop. Shanghai, China

2017      Trang International Art. Thailand Museum

2018      Hatyai International Artists Camp, Thailand

2018      Journey In Art 28, Malaysia

2019      Art Charity and Mental Health Workshop, Thailand.

2020      Shaping Visions, STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery, Singapore


1963       Allen Tucker Scholarship, New York, USA

1963      Ford Foundation Scholarship, New York, USA

1964      Provincetown Workshop Scholarship, Massachusetts, USA

1982      Inaugural United Overseas Bank UOB Painting of the Year Award, First Prize, Singapore

1984       Australia Business Council and Australia High Commission Art Award, First Prize, Singapore

1985      Salon des Artists Francaises, Silver Medal, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1987      IBM Art Competition, 'Category' Award, Singapore

1988      IBM Art Competition, 'Merit' Award, Singapore

1989      Cultural Medallion, Ministry of Culture, Singapore


  • Straits Times Singapore 
  • Conrad Centennial Hotel 
  • Hyatt Regency Singapore 
  • International Plaza 
  • Land Transport Authority, Singapore 
  • Punggol MRT 
  • Maybank main Singapore Branch 
  • Ocean Towers, Singapore 
  • Singapore Armed Forces 
  • Singtel 
  • Singapore Turf Club 
  • Ascott Raffles Place 
  • Westin Hotel 
  • Farrer Park Hospital


  • Constance Sheares, Journeys - An Introduction, Deutsche Bank, Singapore, 1992
  • Koh Buck Song (ed), Southeast Asian Art, A New Spirit, Art & Artists Speak, Singapore 1997
  • Choy Weng Yang, Strategies, An Exhibition of Artworks y 7 Outstanding Contemporary Singapore Artists, Takashimaya gallery, Singapore 1993
  • Kwok Kian Chow, Channels & Confluences, A History of Singapore Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 1996,
  • Joanna Lee, Narratives, National Arts Council, 2002
  • Marjorie Chu, Understanding Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Art Forum Pte Ltd, Singapore 2003
  • National Arts Council, National Heritage Board, Singapore Tourism Board, Ingression Impression, A foray into the visual arts Singapore (CD-ROM), 2001 


  • Australia High Commision
  • Ban Hin Lee Bank Berhad
  • Bank of America
  • Chase Manhattan Bank New York
  • Citibank N.A.
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Development Bank of Singapore
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Rabobank Netherlands
  • Raffles City Pte Ltd
  • Sheraton Towers
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Singapore Housing Development Board
  • Singapore Land Ltd
  • Singapore Trade Development Board
  • Singapore Treasury Building Pte Ltd
  • Tetra Pak Pacific Pte Ltd
  • United Overseas Bank
  • Westin Hotel, Singapore
  • National Gallery, Singapore.

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