04 February 2018


KUALA LUMPUR, 4 February 2018 - Artist Chong Ai Lei shares her thoughts and the theme of her first solo exhibition, ‘When I See You Again’, held at The Edge Galerie in Mont Kiara. Her solo debut in the capital featured a series of works that revisits her fondest childhood memories, the artist goes back to a time where joys have no remedies and life is about floating on high seas.

After completing her primary and secondary education, Ai Lei left for Kuala Lumpur and completed her Diploma in Fine Arts at Dasein Academy. Her sisters were already in the city, completing their own degrees. She stayed with them until each went their separate ways. A life as a homemaker and wife were not in her cards. Ai Lei had wanted nothing more than to be an artist, a desire reinforced on that one fine day when she scratched a crude picture of a house on her father’s car. He found it amusing, realised she was ‘different’ from her sisters, and in his own quiet way, encouraged his youngest child to meet her destiny.

👩‍🎨🎨 Check out Chong Ai Lei's artist profile and works at, https://theartling.com/en/artists/chong-ai-lei/


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