Lau Pik Yoke, Agnes (b,1990. Malaysia) is a multidisciplinary artist who works on art pieces with repetitive actions.

Having grown up in the busy city, her love and appreciation of peace of mind grew tremendously. She has always been fascinated by how the art making process helps to calm the chaos within, and this inspires her to create art pieces with repetitive / meditative actions.

Agnes's interest to art was encouraged by her family since early childhood and further developed when she took her Diploma in Graphic Design (2008-2011) and Fine Art (2013-2015); both from Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

After completing her studies, Agnes delved into her art practice which involved the discovery and exploration on the details of everyday life, with ‘essence of living’ being the foundation of her studio practice. The ordinary yet ignored objects or activities from daily life play a role in her study and she tries to stimulate the reflections through art making processes which enables her to create multiple forms of visual language in her work.

Her work lies between systematic and non-systematic processes produced within a determined time and space. Incorporating both the conscious and unconscious mind, she allows various forms to take place in her work, playing around drawings, paintings and printings on different materials, like paper, canvas, clay and others.

Agnes has been actively exhibiting both locally and abroad including countries like Greece, Macau, Turkey, Singapore, Hong Kong and others. She had her first solo exhibition titled dot dot dot line line line in 2019, and the second, titled soul that repeats in 2022, both at Taksu Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. Her artworks have been collected by the Printmaking Research Centre of Macau, The Museum of Typography in Chania, Greece and etc. In 2020, she received the Highly Commended Painting Prize from the United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year Malaysia (Established Artist category). She was the 1st runner-up in the 2020 Visual Art Projects 4 competition organized by MyCreative Ventures and the 2nd runner-up in the 2018 YOUthReka Art competition organized by Nandos Art Initiative.

Agnes is now an artist and a lecturer. She enjoys the moments in helping younger generations develop the same enthusiasm that she has for art and design, inspiring them in furthering their creativity through theoretical and experiential learning.

Soul that repeats....

Credentials....

EDUCATION

2013 - 2015
Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Malaysia
awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award

2008 - 2011
​​Diploma in Graphic Design, Dasein Academy of Art, Malaysia

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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2021
Highly Commended Painting Prize in UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) Competition

2020
1st Runner-Up in Visual Art Projects 4 Competition
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2018
2nd Runner-Up in YOUthReka Art Competition

2017
Shortlisted in United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year Award

2016
Shortlisted in United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year Award

2015
Shortlisted in 2015 New Art Wave International Art Competition
Shortlisted in 2nd Macao Printmaking Triennial International Printmaking Competition
Work selected for 2nd Macao Printmaking Triennial, Macao

2014
Shortlisted in United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year Award
Consolation in Printmaking category in Tanjong Heritage Awards
1st Runner-Up in Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2014 Creative Wau Designing Competition

2013
Consolation in Water Colour category in Tanjong Heritage Awards

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
soul that repeats, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia

2019
dot dot dot line line line, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Interwoven Realities, HARTA Space, Malaysia
Titik Garis Bentuk: Drawing as Practice, Ilham Gallery, Malaysia
Alchemy 2.0, Sareng Gallery, Malaysia
Locals Only!, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia

2023

Go Block Vol.8: Forum, Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, USM Penang, Malaysia
CIMB Art and Soul 2023 with Taksu Gallery, Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Malaysia
Go Block Vol.7: The Contemporary Expanded Printmaking Exhibition, Galeri Puteh, Malaysia
Go Block Vol.7: Senibuku, Cult Gallery, Malaysia
Femme Fatale, Segaris Art Center, Malaysia

2022

CIMB Hotel Art Fair with Taksu Gallery, Element Hotel, Malaysia
CIMB Artober with Taksu Gallery, Menara KEN TTDI, Malaysia
Locals Only!, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia
TERA, National Art Gallery, Malaysia
Art with Heart – Rising Together by RHB Foundation, Concourse at Bangsar Shopping Centre, Malaysia
Go Block Vol.6: Contemporary Expanded Printmaking Residency Project, Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, USM Penang, Malaysia
GoBlock Vol.5 Contemporary Expanded Printmaking Residency Project, G13 Gallery, Malaysia

2021

1000 Tiny Artworks Exhibition, The Back Room KL, Malaysia
The Pencil Show by the Back Room KL, World Trade Centre KL, Malaysia
CIMB Artober 2021 Hotel Art Fair with Taksu Gallery, Element by Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10th Anniversary Show by Segaris Art Center, Whitebox Publika, Malaysia
Print Meet 2021 - 2nd International Printmaking Exhibition by Trakya University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Turkey
Girls, The Mic Is Ours!, G13 Gallery, Malaysia
BEBAS, Artas Gallery, Malaysia

2020

So(ul) Art, Artas Galeri, Malaysia
Visual Art Projects 4 by MyCreative Ventures, Rumah Tangsi KL, Malaysia
Embodiment Online Exhibition, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia
2020 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong with The Art People Gallery, Hong Kong
Possibilia, RUSSEL, Malaysia

2019

STORIES, The Art People Gallery, Hong Kong
5th Typography Poster Contest: Window to the World Exhibition, The Museum of Typography, Chania, Greece
The Future Is Female, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia
Art Aid 19, White Box Publika, Malaysia
Drawings Matter?, HOM Art Trans, Malaysia
Art Expo Malaysia 2019 with Taksu Gallery, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Malaysia
M… Reinterpreting Minimalism, Segaris Art Center, Malaysia
Catalysis - Phases of Transition by Dasein Academy of Art, HOM Art Trans, Malaysia
Taksu XXX 30th Anniversary, APW Bangsar, Malaysia
The Future Is Female, Taksu Gallery, Singapore

2018

Malaysia : Rebirth (Publika Art Show 2018) by Segaris Art Centre, White Box Publika, Malaysia
Art Expo Malaysia 2018 with Taksu Gallery, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Malaysia
Art Expo Malaysia 2018 with The Secret Garden (TSG 1895), MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Malaysia
Harapan, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia
self. absorbed., TitikMerah Gallery, Malaysia
KLIMEX 18: Kuala Lumpur International Miniprint Exhibition 2018, National Art Gallery, Malaysia
Immaterial: a Compilation of the Unconventionals, G13 Gallery, Malaysia
RRRAWRRR!!! Maybank’s Emerging Women Artists Show, Balai Seni Menara Maybank, Malaysia
Locals Only!, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia

2017

Act of Kindness, RHB Centre, Malaysia
Monsoon, TitikMerah Gallery, Malaysia
Bilateral Bonds, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia
101 Di Mana (Where Are) YOUng, National Art Gallery, Malaysia
Mimpi Jadi Lanskap, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia
School Of Thought, White Box Publika, Malaysia
Locals Only!, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia
Art Stage Singapore 2017: Vending Art Project by Ivan Lam with Weiling Gallery, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore

2016

Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2016) with Dasein Academy of Art, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Malaysia
Art For Taste by Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, The Grill, Mandarin Oriental KL, Malaysia
n.e.XXX.t 2016, Xin Art Space, Malaysia
Locals Only!, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia

2015

TP II by Cetak Kolektif, HOM Art Trans, Malaysia
2nd Macao Printmaking Triennial, Macau Art Museum, Macau
Attitude In Lines, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia
2015 New Art Wave Expo, Cotai Expo Venetian, Macau
Platform II, Galeri Chandan, Malaysia
Bangladesh, India, Nepal & Malaysia Fusion Visual Arts 2015, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Malaysia
Pop Up Show, The Gallery at Star Hill, Malaysia

2014

Future Generation Art Exhibition, Le Geo Art Restaurant, Malaysia
Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2014 Creative Wau Designing Showcase, MAYBANK Mid Valley Megamall, Malaysia
Urban Landscape: Between New and Old, Dasein Academy of Art Gallery, Malaysia
Urban Landscape: Between New and Old, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Malaysia
Printmaking Exhibition, Dasein Academy of Art Gallery, Malaysia
Printmaking Exhibition, Le Geo Art Restaurant, Malaysia
In Touch with Prints, Dasein Academy of Art, Malaysia

2013

Tanpa Nama 2, Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery, Malaysia

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RESIDENCY

2022

GoBlock Vol. 5 Expanded Contemporary Printmaking Residency Program, Malaysia (Dec 2021 – Jan 2022)

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PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Book & Magazine

Creative Artistic Talents of Malaysia - The Top 10, Top 10 of Malaysia, ISSN 2231-7597
M... Reinterpreting Minimalism, UiTm Art & Design Sdn bhd, ISBN 978-967-16903-6-9
KLIMEX 18: Kuala Lumpur International Miniprint Exhibition 2018, Segaris Art Center (SAc), ISBN 978-967-15342-2-9
2nd Macao Printmaking Triennial, Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, ISBN 978-99937-0-266-5

Newspaper & Online Article

Hanis Maketab, Malaysian artists show us that books are much more than pages of words, the Star, Aug 2023
S. Tamarai Chelvi,
Finding the beauty in life, The Sun Daily, July 2020
Top 10 of Malaysia,
Creative Artistic Talents of Malaysia - The Top 10, Top10Malaysia, October 2019
Dinesh Kumar Maganathan,
Joy Of Repetition: Agnes Lau Uses Dots And Lines To Draw Blind Routines, Star2, April 2019
Terence Toh,
Thinking Beyond The Box, Star2, March 2018
Nor Hanisah Kamaruzaman,
Hidupkan Semula Fungsi Sisa, Harian Metro, March 2018
Mohd Hafizan Mohd Rajab,
Angkat Kembali Martabat Seni Cetak, Harian Metro, December 2015
Dinesh Kumar Maganathan,
Art that lays it on the line - quite literally, Star2, November 2015
Joshua Balachandra, Painting Our Heritage, The Malay Mail, October 2013

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COLLECTIONS

Dato Azman Museum, Malaysia
HSBC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KWAP Malaysia
Le Nouvel KLCC Malaysia
​Printmaking Research Centre of Macao
The Museum of Typography in Chania, Greece

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PROJECTS

Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport Hotel, Malaysia
Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Longchamp Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia