Khoo, Sui Hoe ( Ray Khoo )

Born in 1939, Kedah, Malaysia

Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore in 1961

Pratt Graphic Center, New York 1974

First Prize in Oil, Malaysian Art Competition 1965

Honorary Mention, Salon Malaysia 1969

JDR 3rd Fund Grant 1974, New York

Certificate of Merits, Asian Art Now, Las Vegas Art Museum 2002/2004

Salut 55, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Faces, landscapes, human forms and objects both recognizable 

and imaginative are what I enjoy exploring. 

I am aware of the time I was born, the region I was born and my mission.”

~ Khoo Sui Hoe

Major exhibitions include:

1965 first One-man Show British Council Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 1972 Alpha Gallery, Singapore / 1978 Raya Gallery, Melbourne, Australia / 1981 International Monetary Fund, Washington DC / 1982 Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Honolulu / 1985 O’Kane Gallery, Houston, TX / 1994 Centre Culturel Francais, Bandung, Indonesia / 2005 Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China / 2007 A Retrospective, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang Malaysia / 2014 The Private Museum, Singapore / 2017 Soka Gakkai Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

“…a truly international artist, with a unique style and mysterious content,

mysterious as they challenge fresh interpretations with each viewing.

Even the minimalist landscapes have hidden messages to be discovered.”         

~ Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat – Architect, Malaysia

In 1974 Khoo was awarded a John D Rockefeller 3rd Fund grant to study Contemporary Art in the U.S. He also toured major museums in Europe, traveled to Middle-East and Central Asia.  Khoo has lived in the U.S. since 1982 first in  Houston, TX and later moved to Arkansas since 1996. He has now become a resident artist in Jacksonville, AR.

His recent shows include the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock, AR in May 2015, A Large Painting show at NAFA Galleries in Singapore July  2015 and Soka Gakkai Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in August 2017. He travels between Southeast Asia and the United States twice each year to exhibit, observe and attend exchanges with fellow artists in the global exhibition circuit.