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Chow Chee Yong graduated with a BFA (Honours) degree in Photography in 1994 from Western Michigan University, USA. In 1998, he received the JCCI Art Scholarship, which brought him to Tokyo where he pursued his graduate studies. He received his MA (Distinction) degree in Photography in 2001 from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan. He has participated in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States of America.
Chee Yong’s works have been featured in publications such as Passages North (USA), Photo Asia (Singapore), OP Editions (Hong Kong), m2photosynthesis (Singapore), Light Trails (Singapore), Things unseen, Places not been (Singapore), 11+1 (Japan), Nippon Camera (Japan), Asahi Camera (Japan) and Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio (Japan), CANVAS - IMF Photography Book (Singapore), Resonance - Songs of our Forefathers (Singapore), among others. His first publication, “30th Feb” a hardcover book of his Surrealistic Images, was launched in Singapore in conjunction with his 6th solo exhibition in February 2008.
In July 2010, he was featured in Channel News Asia’s Primetime program - Asia Exposed, which was aired internationally. In 2011, Chee Yong was the first and only Singaporean among 15 photographers from around the globe to be recognised and incepted as one of “2011 Loweprofessionals”. In that same year, he also held his 7th solo show, Project 37, which documented the demolition of the former National Stadium of Singapore.
Besides being an image-maker, he has been a Curator of the Singapore International Photography Festival, Mentorship program to young and budding photographers, Speaker at Conference/Seminars, Advisor to the NYAA Young Photographers’ Network, Advisor to the NYAA Official Photographers during the World Bank/IMF Meeting in 2006 and had taken the role of a Juror in many International and National Photography Competitions. undefined