Malaysia / Thursday 12 June 2003-06-12 / Metro/ page12 &page 13
Sarah Lawrence College is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States
Hui Ling, the young Malaysian art prodigy, has once again been named the
recipient of the Gaylord Donnelley Family Scholarship and also awarded the Sarah
Lawrence Board of Trustees Scholarship for the 2003/2004 academic year.
for her excellent academic record and outstanding contributions to the college
community, the total amount of the awards is RM160, 000 ( 2003/2004 ) .
Has been pursuing her undergraduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College, one the
top liberal arts colleges in the United States, in the visual Arts, Humanities
and the Social Sciences since September 2001 under the Board of Trustees
only 19 years of age, Lee held her first solo art exhibition in August 2001 in
Kuala Lumpur, which was launched by Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, wife of the Deputy
was followed by her second solo exhibition in October 2002 at the ‘A’ Space
Lawrence College and a third solo exhibition in January 2003 in Kuala Lumpur.
daughter of famous Klang artists Lee Kian Seng and Shoko Lee, she was already
wielding the pencil and paintbrush at the age of two. Since then, she has been
drawing anything that catches her fancy.
seashells and Lego toys, Lee went on painting excursions covering the length and
breadth of Klang town and Port Klang where she would inevitably draw small
crowds of curious onlookers.
herself as an unconventional person, Lee said:” I’m never fixed on a style
or genre. My artistic capabilities are constantly evolving and embracing new
her beloved art, Lee is active in other arenas as well.
Sarah Lawrence, she is on the board of student body APICAD (Asian/Pacific
Coalition for Action and Diversity) and also a student representative on the
Advisory Board of the Campbell Sports Centre Committee.
she is working on a body of new artwork in New York, with inspirations based on
her sighs and experiences in the United States.
Lee is not the only outstanding achiever in the family. A younger sister, Hui
Lian, has been a member of the Malaysian Mensa Society since 1999 with an IQ of
the ASEAN scholarship at the age of 15, Hui Lian is currently pursuing A-levels
at the prestigious National Junior College in Singapore.
|Lee with principal of Sarah Lawrence College, Dr Michele Tolela Myers.||A file picture of Lee showing Endon some of her works on display|
|A painting by Hui Lian|