Goh Keng Yew


  • Graduated with a Diploma in Fine arts from academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1988
  • Full-time artist (specialises in Chinese Paintings – Koi Fish and Lotus Flowers mainly)
  • Listed in Singapore Artist Directory from 1993
  • Listed in Contemporary Young Artistes 2000

Blending traditional Chinese art form with his robust brushstrokes, Goh Kheng Yew has added a contemporary touch to his collection of paper and canvas works. In his paper works, one can sense a profound Buddhism connotation in his works as they display utmost brilliance and balance where their plain background depicts ‘simplicity at its purest’. There is also a rhythmic movement and depth in his paintings which gives the viewer a harmonious state of mind. His canvas works especially his Chinoiserie Bloom Series translate the fusion between the east and the west, depicting his principles of richness and simplicity.


  • Hon. Secretary of the Mo Lan Art Association 1996-1998
  • Member of federation of Art Societies
  • Member of The Society of Chinese Artists


  • 1988 –Reflections, sponsored by Singapore Pools Pte Ltd
  • 1994 – The artists menu at Empress Place Museum
  • 1995 – Solo Exhibition titled “Blissful Realm” at Empress Place Museum
  • 1997 – NAFA 60th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition
  • 1998 – Chinese Fan Painting – by Mo-Lan Art Association
  • 1999 – Blissful Realm 2 at Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 1999 – Images of Wonderous Form (Solo) Buddhist Research Society
  • 2000 – ‘The Scared Bloom’ at Singapore Chinese Chamber and Industry
  • 2001 – Exhibition at La Jeunesse at Club Street
  • 2002 – The Perfumed Garden, Lajeunesse Asian Art
  • 2003 – Orchids Festival, Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • 2004 – Luminosity, Alliance Francoise de Singapore
  • 2007 – ‘Chinoiserie Blooms’ Exhibition at Starcap Galleries


  • 1993 – Designer & Illustrator, Siong Leng Musical Association
  • 1996 – Co‐Author & Cover Illustrator, The Book of Chinese Names
  • 1997 – Illustrator, Cape Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Calendar Co‐Author & Cover Illustrator, Handbook for Expatriates Pks Buddhist Temple for posters, Singapore Buddhist Federation
  • 1998 – Stage Designer, Ah Kong’s Birthday Party, Singapore Repertory Theatre Co‐Author, The Sage and The Butterfly A guide to Chinese dream interpretation
  • 2010 – Calligraphy selected for Title Block for local film “The Old Places and Little Note” by Director Royston Tan
  • 2012 – Main Speaker and Workshop Master on Appreciation of Chinese Couplets organised by Singapore Heritage Board at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall


  • 2004 – 8th World Calligraphy Cultural Art Grand Tour Exhibition‐Bronze Winner
  • 2005 – 9th World Calligraphy Cultural Art Grand Tour Exhibition‐Grand Winner Collectors Works collected by private and public collectors including the Royal Brunei ‘s Family and art collectors from Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Australia, London, United States and Netherlands.