A New Generation of Women Artists Steps Up to the Palette

By Ooi Kok Chuen

November 2021 PENANG PALETTE
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Yuki Tham has had two solo exhibitions, at G13.
TIME WAS WHEN women artists in Malaysia could be counted with the fingers. On one hand. Now, there is a plethora of women expanding the parameters in different media and trajectories of art practices.From a trawl of those active aged 40 and below, with the birth-year marker 1981, some 51 artists are identified, with most of them art-college-trained mainly from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and the relatively new Dasein Academy of Art (established 1996) – from teenager Mulaika Nordin (b....

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.