• Nicholas Choong
  • Artist Story
  • 1977 Born and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Adept at drawing at an early age, Nicholas was fortunate to have studied with several art teachers during his formative years. It was during this period he learnt the fine arts of illustration and watercolors, as well as woodcarving and batik. Also around this time, he was involved in his very first art exhibition as a youngster.
 After school, Nicholas worked in several industries. As a learning process, he worked as a graphic designer, photographer, sound engineer, music producer and achieved some success as a DJ, winning some awards. This also gave him the opportunity to travel around Asia as a performer. 
In late 2011, taking a backseat from music, he returned to art, and since then has been involved in various group and solo exhibitions, as well as delving into a three-month art residency in Q4 of 2014 (which also saw him attending a mentorship program by Wei Ling Gallery). 

Today, Nicholas's works can be found in galleries and in the homes of private collectors from locales such as London, New York, Germany, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, to name a few.

 Taking cues from the great masters, Nicholas's style can best be described as colourful and traditional, with a contemporary flair. His work borders on semi-realism, and has been revered for his work with light and shadows. His favourite subjects are landscapes and portraits, but he occasionally challenges himself with mixed mediums and experiments with various (sometimes rudimentary) drawing tools to create different works of art.

 In 2016, Nicholas opened his own workspace, Satu Arts Studio & Gallery, which is conveniently located in Damansara Perdana Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya, where he paints, reads, and works on his art shows and exhibitions.
  • Location
  • Malaysia

Artist CV


From the Studio



  • 2016
  • Sketching & Watercolor Workshop and Demo, PORT Commune PJ
  • R E T R O S P E K T I V : Nicholas Choong's Solo exhibition, PORT Commune PJ
  • Artist Workshop for L45 & sembilan Art Residency, L45 Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
  • Opened & Launched Satu Arts Studio & Gallery , Damansara Perdana Shopping Centre PJ

  • 2015
  • Nada Rimba (Group Show), Atelier Art Space Petaling Jaya
  • SAS Year-End Celebration (Charity Auction) for OiC : The Cambodia Project!, Ekkamai Kuala Lumpur
  • 'The Artist Is Present' performance at sembilan Art Residency's End of Year Wrap up Party, Awegallery Petaling Jaya
  • Solo Exhibition for Rotary Club Kota Kinabalu South (RCKKS) Gala Charity Dinner, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Appointed Key Visual Artist for Tiger Beer Malaysia's TRANSLATE 2015
  • Young Art Taipei '15, Taiwan
  • Flow x Symmetry - The Inaugural Exhibition for sembilan Art Residency, Alliance Francaise Kuala Lumpur

  • 2014
  • Resident artist / Term 1 / October - December / sembilan Art Residency, Seremban
  • SOLO (Studies of Loved Objects), Atelier Art Space, Petaling Jaya
  • Everything Meets Here - A Debut Art Exhibition, Anak Bunga Emas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
  • CONJOIN: SPONTANEOUS #1, Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2013
  • Art For Grabs, 6th Kuala Lumpur Alternative Bookfest (KLAB), The Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2012
  • Nostalgia, Pelita Hati Gallery of Art, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2011
  • First solo exhibition, Epicenter Art Gallery, Petaling Jaya


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