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陈书强 •  TAN SUZ CHIANG  aws nws

Born                     1974, Johor, Malaysia

Education            Diploma in Fine Art, Central Academy of Art, 1997



Signature Member of  American Watercolor Society (AWS), USA

Signature Member of National Watercolor Society (NWS), USA

Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI)

Member of Malaysian Watercolor  Society

Member of Singapore Watercolor Society


Solo Exhibition

2016      "No Limits" Y2ARTS Gallery, Singapore

2014      "Reminiscence" Art Expo, Malaysia

2014       "Reminiscence" Y2ARTS Gallery, Singapore

2013      "Expression of watercolour" Red House, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

2006      "Colour of Life" Pan Puteri Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia



Johor Art Gallery, Pan Puteri Hotel, JB , Ming Gallery  Shuzhou , China

And in Private Collection in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Poland, USA , Taiwan and Japan



2015      Honorable Mention - China/National Watercolor Society (NWS) Small Watercolor Painting Art Exchange Exhibition 2015/2016, China/USA.

2015      Juror Peter Frank Award – Combined Cash Award lll  and  Travel Exhibit  for the  95th  National Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition , NWS Main Gallery, San Pedro, USA.

2015      NWWS  Diamond  Award -  First Place - 75th Annual International Open Exhibition, Northwest Watercolor Society, Washington State Convention Center, Washington, USA.

2015      Diploma  Award -  International Watercolor Biennial CASTRA , Slovenia.

2015      Gold Level Guerilla Painter Merchandise Award  -  Pikes Peak  Watercolor Society’s  International Watermedia, Colorado Springs, Library 21c, USA.

2015      Honorable Mention & Special Award  -  4th  IWS "Homer Lover and Peace Through Art" International Watercolor Festival & Contest in Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.

2015      Helene H.Ross Award  & The People Choice Award  -  6th annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, "World of Watercolor",  Fallbrook Art Center, USA.

2015      Honorable Mention  -  45th Annual International Exhibition , Louisiana Watercolor Society,    New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Louisiana, USA.

2015      Honorable Mention Award  -  The Artists Magazine All Media Online Art Competition , The Artists Magazine, USA.

2014      Honorable Mention Award – The Artists Magazine All Media Online Art Competition , The Artists Magazine, USA

2014      Winsor & Newton Award – Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition, London, UK

2014      First Prize – Lushan International Watercolour Art Festival, China

2014      Bronze Prize – Nanjing International Art Festival, China.

2014      4th Place CWA Signature Members Award – The 45th National Exhibition of California Watercolour Association , Harrington Gallery , USA

2014      Excellence International Artists Award International Art Camp and Exhibition, Malaysia

2013      Savoir Faire: Fabrino/Raphael Award – Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia – LEGACY 2013 Awards , USA

2013      Philadelphia Watercolour Society Award for Excellence and Traveling Exhibit for the 93rd National Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition, USA

2012      Faber Castell Award – 87th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of CSPWC/SCPA,Canadian Society of Painters In Watercolour 2012, Canada

2007      Special Prize – China-Asean Youth Artwork Creativity Contest 2007 (Oil Painting), China

2007      Consolation Prize – 2nd Putrajaya National Watercolour Competition 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2006      Special Prize – 1st Putrajaya National Watercolour competition 2006 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2003      Special Prize – 2003 Johor Open Competition for the Visual Art Rendition, Johor, Malaysia.

2000      Special Prize – Buncho National Watercolor Award 2000, Selangor.




Juried Exhibitions

2016      93rd  Annual Exhibition, Vivid : The Luminous World of Watercolor, Australia Watercolor Institute, Australia.

2016      4th edition of the International Prize “ Marche d’Acqua ” Fabriano Watercolor Biennial, Italy.

2016      Splash 18, Value + Light - Best of Watercolor , NORTH LIGHT BOOK, USA.

2016      149th Annual  International  Exhibition , American Watercolor Society, New York, USA.

2015      Shenzhen International Watrecolor Biennial China,  Luohu Art Museum, Shenzhen, China.

2015      Pikes Peak  Watercolor Society’s  International Watermedia,  Colorado Springs, Library 21c,  USA.

2015      Splash 17, Inspiring Subjects ­- Best of Watercolor , NORTH LIGHT BOOK, USA.

2015      45th Annual International Exhibition, Louisiana Watercolour Society, New Orlens Academy of Fine Arts, Louisiana, USA.

2015      Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, Club, London, UK.

2015      148th Annual International Exhibition , American Watercolour Society, The Salmagundi Club, New York, USA.

2014      6th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, Fallbrook Center, USA.


2014      147th Annual International Exhibition – American Watercolour Society (AWS), USA.


2014      2 edition Eau en Couleurs International Watercolour Biennial, Belgium.

2014      34th Annual International Exhibition Prospectus, San Diego Watercolour Society, USA.


2014      Top 23 Finalists of the “The Art of Watercolour’s first World Watercolour Competition” exhibited at Narbonne, France.


2014      Nanjing International Art Festival Nanjing, China.


2014      94th National Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition, USA.


2014      45th National Exhibition of California Watercolour Association, Harrington Gallery, California, USA.


2013      Watercolour Missouri International Annual Open Juried Exhibition 2013, National Churchill Museum, USA.

2013      1st International Art Expo HYBRIDS / Bucarest 2013 , Italy.

2013      4th International Watercolours Biennale Vada + Farba Belarusian Artists Union, Polotsk, The Republic of Belarus.

2013      Art Basel – The Compendium of Malaysia Art (COMA) Hong Kong.

2013      88 th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of CPWC/SCPA, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour 2013 ”, Canada.

2013      Travelling Exhibit of the “ISEA/NWS Wales International Exchange Exhibit” ,USA.

2012      2nd Zhu Jia Jiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition, China.

2012      International Jakarta Art Award 2012, Indonesia.

2012      UOB painting of the Year Competition, Kuala Lumpur.



Invited Artist

2016     Watercolor International  lll, Piraeus Bank Centre Gallery, Greece.  

2016     Taiwan World Watercolor Competition & Exhibition, Taiwan.

2016     International Master of Watercolor Asia & Mexico, National Museum of Watercolor Mexico City,  Watercolour & Culture, Mexico.

2015      International Watercolor Elite Exhibition & 10th anniversary exhibition of Chinese Asia-Pacific Watercolor Association, Taipei, Kaosiung, Taiwan.

2015      Qingdao International Youth Watercolor Exhibition, Qingdao Art Museum , China.

2015      The 1st China (Suzhou) Watercolour Asia Exhibition, MING Gallery of Art, Suzhou, China.

2015      Homer Lover and Peace through Art Watercolour festival & Contest, Municipality of Bornova, Turkey.

2015      World Watercolour Triennale Korea , Hangaram Art Gallery, Seoul. Korea.

2015      70th Anniversary of The Basque Watercolour Association Exhibition (BWA) : 21st  Century Watercolour, a vision of future, Bilbao, Spain.

2015      Ha Noi International Watercolour Painting Exhibition , Viet Nam Fine Art Museum, Ha Noi, Vietnam.

2014      The Master of Watercolour Exhibition St. Petersburg, Russia

2014      The World Watermedia Exposition, Thailand, Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

2014      Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand Art Exhibition 2014 at Hatyai Art Gallery, Thailand.

2014      Visit Malaysia Year International Art Camp at Dai Daiichi Modern Art Gallery Malaysia.

2013      Hatyai Watercolour Painting Exhibition 2013 at Hatyai Art Gallery, Thailand.

2013      I LOVE WATERCOLOUR EXHIBITION 2013 Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery, Shanghai, China.

2012      The Incheon Global Cities Arts Exchange Grand Festival, Korea.

2012      The 1st Exhibition of Visual Art with ASEAN Art, Thailand.

1998      Exhibition in Shu-Zhou, China.

Group Exhibitions


2016     Formosa Art Show, Taiwan.

2016     Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong.


2016      Singapore Art Fair,  Singapore.


2016     Watercolor Exhibition for The 234 year Anniversary of Rattanakosin, Thailand.

2015     Singapore Contemporary Art Show, Singapore.

2015     Art Taipei, Taiwan.

2015     Integrated  Dialog, watercolor exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2015     12th Johor Bahru Arts Festival, "Your city Your festival" , Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.


2015      Art Expo , Malaysia.

2015      Art Affordable Fair, Hong Kong.

2015      The Colours of Contemporary Art – Project by Mercedes-Benz and Y2ARTS , Singapore.

2014      Singapore Art Fair, Singapore.

2014      1st Grand Malaysian Watercolor International Exhibition, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014      Magnificient 7 Art Exhibition, Artelier Art Space Gallery, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

2014      Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong.

2013      Affordable Art Fair, Singapore.

2013      1001 Malaysian Artists and Sculptors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2013      Art Malaysia Art Tourism Fair 2013 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2013      90th Anniversary KLSCAH , KLSCAH, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2013      Art + Compassion , 44th Singapore Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition in Singapore.

2013      A Join Exhibition by North Kedah Art Society & Cao Tang Men Eastern Arts Society Malaysia.

2013      Favourite Artists ll Book Launch and Exhibition at Penang State Art Gallery, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

2013      MWS Plein Air Exhibition 2013, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang, Malaysia.

2013      99 Magical Island, 99 Nationally Langkawi Watercolor Residency Artist 2013, Langkawi. Malaysia.

2012      Watercolour Gems , 43rd Singapore Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition in Singapore.

2012      Penang Water Colour Society’s 29th Annual Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang. Malaysia.

2011      The 2nd MWS and PWCS joint exhibition , The Malaysian Watercolour Society and Penang Water Colour Society.

2010      Effort and Inspiration, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang, Malaysia.

2010      Heritage of Penang & Singapore, Penang Watercolour Society’s 27th Annual Exhibition a joint exhibition with Singapore Watercolour Society.

2010      The 1st MWS and PWCS joint exhibition 2010 , Malaysian Watercolour Society and Penang Water Colour Society. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2009      Iskandar Malaysia Contemporary Art Show 2009, Johor. Malaysia.

2009      Apresiasi Seni & Alam , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

2008      Pesta Pulau Pinang Open Art Exhibition 2008 , Penang. Malaysia

2007      1st Pact Max Malaysian Art Awards Exhibition , Penang. Malaysia

2006      The Form And Soul Of Johor an exhibition of Contemporary from Johor, organized by Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Malaysia.

2006      Enchanting Land, Colourful Life ,National Gallery, organized by Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Putrajaya Corporation & Malaysian Watercolour Organization . Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2004      Johor Artists Exhibition, Mawar Gallery, organized by Johor Art Society. Malaysia.

2003      Pertandingan Seni Visual Terbuka Johor 2003 dan Pameran Khas Karya Y.A.M. Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris , Johor Art Gallery, organized by Yayasan Warisan Johor. Malaysia.

2001      First Local Artists Art Exhibition, Mawar Gallery, Johor, Malaysia.

2000      The World in a Square Foot , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2000      Outstanding Performance in First Malaysia Chinese Youth Art Show , NN Gallery, KL

1999      Raising of Taiwan Earth Quake , Kuala Lumpur & Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

1999      All In One , Cental Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur & Johor Bahru, organized by Central Academy of Art. Malaysia.

1998      Current of the Straits , Creative Central National Art Gallery, Singapore (Malaysia & Singapore Artist).

1997      Source the Three Men Show , Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

1997      Young Talent 97, organized by Bank Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Malaysian Watercolours Society Annual Exhibition , organized by Malaysian Watercolour Organization.




Splash 18 : Value / Light + Darrk,  North Light Books USA  (2016) 

Masters of Watercolor- From East to West , Russia (2015)

Watercolor Artist Magazine, USA  (Aug 2015)

International Watercolor Artists Hand book 2 – 2015

Splash 17 : Inspiring Subjects, North Light Books  USA (2015)

The Art Of Watercolor, France  issue 17 (January – April 2015)

ART : art , Singapore  issue#22  (November –December 2014)

A Collection of the Contemporary Chinese Malaysia Artists 2014

ART INVESTMENT , China – October 2014

Asian Art News,  Hong Kong   volume24 Number 5 (September  – October 2014)

The Art of Watercolour’s first World  Watercolour Competition Catalog 2014, France

The Art Of Watercolour, France  issue 16 (September –December 2014)

Malaysia Art Gallery Guide  issue #20 (July –September 2014)

Art  Malaysia Magazine  issue 27



Asian Art News, Hong Kong vol. 25 , Sept- Oct 2015

Watercolor Artist Magazine, USA  Aug 2015

The Art Of Watercolor, France  issue 17 January – April 2015

The Edge Singapore, 15 September 2014

Kwang Hua Ji  Po (Press), 10, April,  2014

Art Paper, Malaysia  issue 8

Art  Malaysia Magazine  issue 27

Sin Chew Ji  Po (Press), 13 September  2013

New Strait Time (Press),  14 February 2006

Works Category: Painting