CK Koh

Born 1977
Hometown Malaysia
Lives and works Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About the artist

CK Koh is a contemporary artist & children’s book author who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, mix-media and digital media.

Koh’s style and subject matter resonate amongst the new generation of young professional art collectors in Malaysia. From the onset his works appear to have a cheery outlook. Upon closer inspection there is a more serious and underlying meaning to his works that has captured the spirit of a generation. At Art Expo Malaysia 2017, he showcased an installation booth titled ‘House of Stars’ where Koh purposely recreated the village house where he grew up in and housed within it a works of iconic western icons in his distinct Boxboy style.

In between exhibitions, Koh has been instrumental in bringing his art to children and the underprivileged by producing children’s picture book, something he has been doing since 2010. Koh is also teaching in The One Academy and is currently the Deputy Head of Fine Arts Department.


“What is your dream?”, an illustrated book by C.K. Koh

Education Background

2007 Bachelor of Art in Visual Communication, University of Central England

Solo Exhibitions

2022 – The Wanderer:Detour, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore

2020 – The Wanderer, Gallery 10, Malaysia

2017 – House of Stars, NN Gallery, Art Expo Plus Malaysia

2015 – A Thousand Words, SPR MRKT, presented by Galerie Steph, Singapore

2014 – Dream on a Star, Private Exhibition, Cantaloupe Troika, NN Gallery, Malaysia

2011 – Ultraflat, NN Gallery

2009 – Lucha No Libre , Metro Fine Art Gallery

2008 – Pandoras’ Boxes, The One Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 – ‘Malaysia Tomorrow’ Group Exhibition, Penang

2013 -“Figurative Trajectories” – Group Show, Gallery G13

2013 – Art Expo Malaysia, represented by NN Gallery

2012 – Grand Opening Exhibition, Rosella Gallery, Singapore

2012 – The Young Contempo Auction, Hendry Butcher Art Auctioneers

2011 – Bapak, MOMA Fine Art

2011 – Proud to be Nude, MOMA Fine Art

2010 – ‘Garis’ Group exhibition, Metro Fine Art Gallery

2010 – Visual Art Award (VAA), Starhill Gallery – Finalist

2010 – Young Contemporary Artist Award, National Art Gallery

2010 – ‘Face’ Group Exhibition, Metro Fine Art Gallery

2008 – Humanitarian Advocacy through Art Competition – Finalist

2008 – 51 Years Merdeka Visualogue Exhibition, The Gardens Mall

2008 – Queenie Chow & CK Koh Joint Exhibition, NN Gallery

Artist Residency

2019 – 杭州两岸四地文化交流中心艺术家驻村计划 / AIR program, Hang Zhou Cross-Strait Cultural and Exchange Centre, Hang Zhou


2018 -“Box Boy- Attack of the Onion Army”, Magicbird Publishing

2016 -“Box Boy at the Zoo”, Magicbird Publishing

2014 -“What is Your Dream?”, Magicbird Publishing

2012 -“Do Noses Grows When Lies Are Told”, Magicbird Publishing

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