Born 1988, Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia.
Since I like to travel, experiencing different life in the nature has been part of my series of art. I was fascinated by the notch in the soil, and tried to analyze it. I took photos, to record the traveler's footsteps. I constructed my own views which link art to the philosophy of my life. I often observe a walk in daily life, to get the idea in processing my art work. Since I grew up in the countryside, I was fascinated to find plants that I have never seen before.
My creation started off after careful observation of plants in the nature. Experience gathered through these observations has made me analyze the communication among human beings. Five years of study life in Taiwan Tunghai University which is like a tropical rainforest environment has help me to capture the visual language into my creation.
The specialties of ceramics are the temperature of hand kneading, decoration on the surface of the clay and changes in two times firing which cannot be replaced. The inspiration of my creation comes from every aspect of life. The art work reflects my response to our surrounding environment. From observing the tiny livings, I started to view the society in a different perspective. Through my work I projected my expectation to the world by weaving my thoughts and transforming them into beautiful sceneries of my life.
My initial creative motivation began from the process of art. I used recycled clay which was rejected by students from ceramics workshops. Clay for me has irreplaceable qualities of a medium; it is the most delicate and flexible part of the soil which fascinated me.
Work / Education
Master of Fine Arts in Tunghai University (M.F.A), Taiwan (R.O.C).
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Tunghai University (B.F.A), Taiwan (R.O.C).
Associate Degree of Fine Arts in New Era College, Malaysia.
2016-2017 Full-time lecturer at Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
2007-2012 Art teacher in Masean Art and Dance Academy
2017 "Melting Point" joint exhibition of installation art and sculptures by Kee Hooi San and Liu Cheng Hua.
2016 “Endeavors” Ceramic and Installation Solo Exhibition by Kee Hooi San, White Room Gallery, New Era College, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.
2015 “The Inner Projection” Kee Hooi San Solo Exhibition 2015, Gallery 239, Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C).
2015 “TRANSIT”Art Exhibition of Malaysian, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C).
2015 – “New Sound of Arts” Ten School Graduates Recommended Exhibition, Dadun Cultural Center, Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C).
2014 Tunghai University Department of Fine Arts students and teachers 32nd Art Exhibition, Dadun Cultural Center, Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C).
2014 “Outside of the Mirror” Kee Hooi San Solo Exhibition, GoodWork Art Space，Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C).
2014 “Shaped.Properties” - Department of Fine Arts Sculpture Exhibition, Tunghai Art Center, Tunghai University, Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C).
2013 " Our Traces " - Alumni Exhibition, White Room Gallery, New Era College, Malaysia.
2013 Tunghai University Fine Arts Department of the 31st session of the teachers and students art exhibition, Taichung City Seaport Art Center, Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C).
2012 Tunghai University Fine Arts Department of the 31st session of the teachers and students art exhibition, Dadun Cultural Center, Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C).
2016 Young Contemporaries Art Competition
• "Mooring", installation art, 2014 - selected
2015 Tunghai University Department of Fine Arts 32nd Art competition
• "Mooring", installation art, 2014, metal and pottery group - first prize
• "Symbiosis" installation art, 2014, sculpture group - first prize
2014 Tunghai University Department Fine Arts, 31st art competition
• "Unity of Mankind”, installation art, clay, 2014, metal and pottery group - 1 st runner up
2013 Tunghai University Department Fine Arts, 31st art competition
• "Parasitic", installation art, clay, 2014, metal and pottery group 2nd runner up
2013 Tunghai University Department of Fine Arts, 30th art competition
• "One Worth "installation - 1st runner up
• "Fantasy Thoughts" installation - selected
• "Source" ceramic, selected
2014 Half- Fee Scholarships in Tunghai University
2013 Full Scholarships in Tunghai University
2012 Full Scholarships in Tunghai University
2011 Half- Fee Scholarships in Tunghai University
2013-2014 Leader of activity group in Art Society
2014 “Cat” Music Opera, Costume Designer
2013 Curator, new generation exhibition “Search”, No43gallery, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan.
2010 Instructor Ceramic Workshop, Masean Art and Dance Academy.
2012 5th Biennial Conference of Museum Studies on “Beyond Museum Education and Learning”.