Chew Teng Beng, Dr.

Kuala Terengganu

1967 | Samat Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

1968 | Alien Rubiner Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA

1970 | The International Monetary Fund, Washington

1971 | Studio Angelico Little Gallerym Adrian, Michigan

1972 | Forsythe Gallery Mann Arbor, Michigan

1978 | USM Museum and Gallery, Penang

1982 | East & West Art, Victoria, Australia | Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, Australia

1987 | Galericitra, KL

1990 | Galericitra, KL

1998 | Retrospective Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery

2000 | The Art Gallery, Penang | Stephen Gang Gallery, New York

2014 Mini Retrospective Exhibition, The Art Gallery, Penang



1964 | Frank Sullivan Prize (Most Outstanding Artist)

1967– 1968 | Fulbright Hays Scholarship

1993 | First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (Represented Malaysia)

1995 | Honorary Doctor of Art, De Montford University, Leicester, UK



  • Was apprenticed to his father, who was a commercial artist and teacher
  • Studied in the Cranbrook Academy of Art and the University of Michigan, and later proceeded to obtain his Ph.D in Fine Arts from New York University
  • Dr Chew Teng Beng’s painting won the First Prize at the BAA 1st Juried Exhibition of Michigan Painting in 1968
  • He also was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Art by De Montford University in 1995
  • Upon his return to Malaysia in 1972, he established the Fine Arts programme for USM, Penang. There, he became associate professor of the Art Centre
  • He was also awarded R&D grants from the Malaysian Government to research indigenous plants for the manufacture of pulp and paper from 1989 to 1991



2005 Oct | Christie’s Amsterdam

2013 Nov | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Untitled, 1985 | handmade paper (74cm x 59cm), RM 6,050

2014 June | Masterpiece Malaysia Oil on canvas (86cm x 100cm), RM 33,600