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Lee Kian Choong
KC, as we fondly call him, is Malaysian with the wide horizons of a much travelled man. Already an established and recognized portrait photographer, his visual art works have been commissioned by specialist private collectors across Asia.

In the words of KC Lee, “Art Is The Embodiment of Universality". This simple statement goes a long way to explain his creative philosophy.

Today, KC uses the traditional mediums of brush, ink and colours on rice paper to create contemporary works with modern abstract themes and innovative new painting techniques.

1958 - Born in Kapar, Selangor, Malaysia.
1975 - Attended Technical Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1978 - Attended The Percival Whitley College Of Further Education, Halifax, UK.
1979 - Studied Control Systems and Computing Science in the University of Sheffield, UK.
- Started to develop an interest in photography.
1980 - Studied Photography with International Correspondence School in London, under the tutorship of the late Mr. Richard Farrand
1982 - Returned to Malaysia after graduating with an Honours Degree in Control Systems and Computing Science.
1983 - Awarded Gold Medal and a Bronze Medal in the 16th Malaysia International Salon of Photography
- Photographic works selected for the 26th New Zealand International Salon of Photography and also the Royal Photographic Society(UK) Annual International Color Slide Competition.
- Invited to attend the Birkenhead Photography Association 1983 International Colour Salon held at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
1984 - Photographic works accepted for exhibition in the Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore International Photographic Competitions.
1985 - Awarded Certificate of Merit in the 18th Malaysia International Salon of Photography.
1987 - Obtained the Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society(ARPS) of Great Britain.
- Awarded Top Ten Award in the Singapore National Creative Photography Exhibition
1989 - Obtained the Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society(FRPS) of Great Britain
1990 - Started to teach Photography in the National University of Singapore Extra-Mural Department.
1991 - Opened Portrait Master Studio.
- Took part in the Oversea Members Exhibition by the Royal Photographic Society, UK.
1992 - Photographic work accepted for publishing in the 1992 Photography Year Book, UK, by Fountain Press UK.
1994 - Started Chinese ink painting under the influence of Mr. Chen Shi Zhong.
1998 - Invited by the National University of Singapore(NUS) to exhibit and talk on Portraiture at the “Wide Angle” photographic lecture.
- Began to focus on contemporary Chinese ink painting.
1999 - Invited by National Institute of Education(NIE) to speak on Portraiture.
- Invited by National Technology University(NTU) to speak on Portraiture.
2001 - Selected as one of the four photographers to be interviewed and aired by Arts Central on Portrait Photography.
2006 - Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, with a Master’s degree in Contemporary Practice offered by the University of Huddersfield, UK.
2008 - Became a full time contemporary artist.
2013 - First solo art exhibition organised by HaoZhen Gallery,Singapore.
- Painting sold at auction by Shanghai Daomin Auction House