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Wendy Yeo was born in Hong Kong, where she studied Chinese painting techniques. At the age of seventeen she moved to England to further her art studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London. She graduated with many prizes and completed an additional postgraduate year.

She won an Arts Council prize and a Travelling Scholarship to Italy and Paris, where she attended Atelier 17.

She has exhibited widely in solo exhibitions in Europe, the U.S.A. and Hong Kong.  Her work has been featured also in many mixed exhibitions and is to be found in various public collections including museums and universities.  She has taught art, lecturing for six years on the history of Chinese art at the University of London’s Department of Extramural Studies.

Wendy Yeo is chiefly known as a semi-abstract painter whose work is inspired by landscapes, townscapes and organic forms in nature, who combines the individuality of Western art values with her own interpretation of traditional Chinese brushwork and atmosphere. She has travelled throughout Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America to seek inspiration and has captured on canvas and paper the essence and uniqueness of diverse regions.

In 2007, Wendy Yeo was elected a Member of the Watercolour Society of Wales.

In 2010 she was elected a Member of the Reigate Society of Artists.

Wendy Yeo lives in England and Wales.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1961 British Council, Hong Kong
1963 A.I.A. Gallery, London
1964 Drawings in I.C.A., London
1965 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
1966 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
1979 Penthouse Gallery, La Jolla, California
1983 Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey
1983 Park Gallery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
1983 The Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1985 Sessions House Gallery, Newport, Pembrokeshire
1985 Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey
1986 Torch Gallery, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
1987 Picture House Gallery, Battle, East Sussex
1988 Picture House Gallery, Battle, East Sussex
1989 Quadri Gallery, Bath Arts Festival
1989 Bristol University, Avon
1991 Kingston Hill Art Gallery, Kingston-upon-Thames
1991 Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, Surrrey
1992 Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset
1993 Battle Arts Festival, Battle, East Sussex
1994 Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1994 Dragon Street Gallery, Petersfield, Hampshire
1995 Boat House Gallery, Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey
1996 Shakespeare’s Sister, New York City
1996 Wine Gallery, London
1997 Dragon Street Gallery, Petersfield, Hampshire
1998 Wine Gallery, London
1999 Anka Gallery, Istanbul
1999 Dragon Street Gallery, Petersfield, Hampshire
2000 Saffron Picture Gallery, Battle, East Sussex
2000 Kwan Originals, Eton
2000 Buyukada Cultural Center, Istanbul
2000 Battle Arts Festival, Battle, East Sussex
2003 Harbour Lights, Porthgain, Pembrokeshire
2003 Sanctuary, Beacon, NY
2003 Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey
2005 Wetlands Centre
2006 Museum of East Asian Art, Bath U.K
2006 Teksin Sanat galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey

2007 Rear Views Gallery, Beacon, New York
2008 Artist-in-Residence, Nant-y-Coy, Pembrokeshire
2009 Boushahri Gallery, Kuwait
2009 Nant y Coy Arts, Pembrokeshire
2009 Wolfson College, Oxford
2013   “The Space Gallery”, Hong Kong

MIXED EXHIBITIONS

1957 R.B.A. Gallery, London
1958 A.I.A. Gallery, London
1959 Young Contemporaries, London; awarded Arts Council Prize
1960 Royal Commonwealth Society, London
1960 A.I.A. Gallery, London
1961 London Group, F.B.A. Galleries
1961 Hong Kong City Hall Gallery
1962 London Group, F.B.A. Galleries
1963 A.I.A. Gallery, London
1964 R.B.A. Gallery, London
1964 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
1964 Women’s International Art Club, F.B.A. Galleries, London
1965 Commonwealth Institute Biennial, London; awarded 2nd prize
1966 A.I.A. Gallery, London
1967 A.I.A. Gallery, London
1969 Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford; two-person with John Piper
1970 Augustine Gallery, Norfolk
1970 Upper Street Gallery, London
1975 Commonwealth Institute, London
1977 Rye Gallery, Rye, East Sussex
1978 Elizabeth Bell Gallery, London
1982 Elizabeth Bell Gallery, London
1985 Moreton Street Gallery, London
1986 Easton Rooms, Rye, East Sussex
1988 Welsh National Eisteddfod, Newport, Gwent
1988 Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Surrey
1988 Eye Gallery, Bristol
1990 Kingston Hill Gallery, Kingston-upon-Thames
1991 Castle Hill Gallery, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard
1992 Castle Hill Gallery, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard
1993 Fishguard Arts Festival, West Wales
1994 Fishguard Arts Festival, West Wales
1996 Barn Gallery, Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey
1996 Battersea Arts Fair, London
1997 JCB International, New York City
1997 The Rye Gallery Trust, Rye, East Sussex
1997 Will’s Art Warehouse, London
1997 The Fire Museum, FRIA Benefit, New York City

1998 St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
1998 Mall Galleries, London
1998 Thames Gallery, London
2001 Hampton Hill Gallery, Middlesex
2001 Welsh Watercolour Society, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conway
2001 Battersea Arts Fair, London
2002 Terra Gallery, Chiswick
2002 Harbour Lights, Porthgain, Pembrokeshire
2002 Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, Middlesex
2003 Riverside House Art Centre, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2003 Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, Middlesex
2004 Richmond Art House Open Studio Show, Surrey
2004 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
2005 Richmond Art House Open Studio Show, Surrey
2005 Orlean's House Gallery, Twickenham, Middlesex
2006 Richmond Art House Open Studio Show, Surrey
2007 Nant-y-Coy Arts Centre, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
2007 Richmond Art House Open Studio Show, Surrey

2008 Watercolour Society of Wales, Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
2008 Watercolour Society of Wales, Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Wales
2009 Watercolour Society of Wales, Rhyl, North Wales.
2009 Watercolour Society of Wales, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
2009 Watercolour Society of Wales, Taliesin, University of Swansea
2010 Watercolour Society of Wales, Newport Museum, Gwent
2011 Watercolour Society of Wales, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
2011 Reigate Society of Artists,
2012 Watercolour Society of Wales, Attic Gallery, Swansea
2012 Watercolour society of Wales, Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
2013  Royal Watercolour Society of Wales, Charenton-le-Pont, Paris
2014  Royal Watercolour Society of Wales, Crickhowell
2015 Royal Water Colour Society of Wales, Tenby Museum Art Gallery, Wales.
2015 Royal Water Colour Society of Wales with the French Water Colour Society, Swansea,University of Wales.
2015 "From Palace to Studio: Chinese Women Artists from 1900 to the Present", Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
2016 Plein Air, Kings Road, Chelsea.
2016 Exhibiting in the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries
2016 Colorida Gallery, Lisbon
2017 Creative Coverage Exhibition, Oxmarket, Chichester, W Sussex

 

 

WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The British Library, London
City University, London
Conquest Hospital, Hastings, East Sussex
Elsevier, Hoboken, NJ
Hong Kong City Hall
Scarborough Museum, North Yorkshire
Slade School of Fine Art, London
University College, London
Kingston Hospital, Kingston, Surrey

Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Helena May Institute, Hong Kong

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

1967 UNICEF Calendar
1971 Sole Illustrator of China, Oxford Children’s Reference Library, Oxford University Press
1994 Reproduction in A History of Calligraphy, The British Library

AND IN MANY PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Including John Piper and Professor Michael Sullivan