Lim Yong Wei

Born in 1993, Penang, Yong Wei received her formal art education in Dasein Academy of Arts, KL, where she graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts in 2014. Later she finished her Honours and Master studies in Visual Arts, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand respectively in 2016 and 2018. After working and travelling in New Zealand for 2 years, she has decided to return to Malaysia to pursue her art career. Since 2014, Yong Wei has participated in group exhibitions in both Malaysia and New

Zealand; she was also an active member of the Otago Art Society from 2018-2019. Yong Wei has won first place in Art for Peace organized by Dhammachai International Research Institute (2019) and entered the biennial Cleveland National Art Awards (2019). She is currently working in the art education industry and continue to create art on her free time.

“I strive to weave my observations and emotions from my surrounding into my paintings.” - Yong Wei

Past Exhibitions / Art Events / Art Awards:



Surroundings, Postgraduate Solo Show, Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin, New              Zealand


HOM Art Open, HOM Art Trans, Malaysia

Integration and Diversity- Contemporary Malaysian Figure Paintings of Eminent Artist, China Cultural Centre, Malaysia 

A!uminati, Dasein Academy of Art Gallery, Malaysia



MIFF, Art E Décor, PWTC, Malaysia

Malaysia 65th Merdeka Day cum Women’s day commemorating Art Exhibition. Wisma Hua Zong. Malaysia

Turun Tanah, Galeri Puteh, Malaysia



HOM Art Open, HOM Art Trans, Malaysia

Arte@Pavillion, Art E Décor, Malaysia



HOM Art Open, HOM Art Trans, Malaysia

20th Hands Across the Pacific Art Exhibition (Online)

(So)ul Art, Artas Galeri, Malaysia

“Waste to Create” International Online Art Exhibition, Eco Aware Art Gallery

Online Exhibition of Asian Higher Fine Arts Education, ASEAN China Arts Colleges Aliance



Locals Only, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia

NUDE, The Fringe Dunedin, Otago Art Society, New Zealand

Cleveland Art Awards Exhibition, Otago Art Society, New Zealand

143rd Annual Exhibition, Otago Art Society, New Zealand

 Edinburgh Art Awards, Otago Art Society, New Zealand

Art for Peace Exhibition, DIRI and Otago University, Dunedin Community Art Gallery, New Zealand



Site 2016 Student Showcase, Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin, New Zealand

YMA III, Petronas Galeri, Malaysia



Pop Up Show, Starhill Gallery, Malaysia

Platform II, Chandan Galeri, Malaysia



Pulau Ketam International Art Festival Exhibition, Malaysia

Catalysis, HOM Art Trans, Malaysia





Art for Peace Competition, 1st Place in non-student category, Dunedin, New Zealand



Tanjong Heritage Competition, Printmaking Category, Consolation Prize, Malaysia



National Manga Competition, Grand Prize, Secondary School Category, Malaysia



Junior Manga Competition, Consolation prize, Malaysia

Comic Studio Asia Comic Contest, Junior Category, ASEAN LEG, First Position