the founder

Goh Ah Ang was born in 1954 in Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan. He founded Top-Art School Of Art & Design in 1979. He is presently the President of the Association Of Artists, Klang, key advisor for Federation of International Tsai-Mo Artists and the Malaysian Tsai-Mo Artist Ambassador for General Association of World Tsai-Mo Art.

Goh has won a Meritorious Award in the National Ink Painting Competition in 1980. In 1983, he was awarded the “Young Contemporaries ’83 Award” by the National Art Gallery. In the following year, he was invited to participate in a joint exhibition organized by The National Art Gallery for the six outstanding young artists of Malaysia. Goh Ah Ang has held 12 solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous local and international joint exhibitions. Collectors of his works include the National Art Gallery, Chung Khiaw Bank, Maybank, Dao Heng Bank of Hong Kong, Hume Industries(M) Berhad, Taegu Culture Art Hall of Korea, Zhengzhou Art Museum of China, Malaysian Institute of Art, and various Australian, West German, American, Canadian, Taiwanese, Singaporean and local private collectors.

  • In 1992, he received the “Award in Children Art Education” from Zhengzhou Art Association of China.

  • In 1995, he received the “Award In Children’s Art” from Zhengzhou Art Association of China.

  • In 1995, his work which was entitled “Window” was selected for publication in the Overseas Chinese Artists Art Collection, China .

  • In 1998, he was invited to exhibit his works at the Agora Gallery, Soho , New York.

  • In 2000, he received the “Silver Award in Art Education” by the committee of “The 5th World Peace Calligraphy & Art Exhibition”, San Francisco, USA.

  • In 2002, his work which was entitled “Where there’s life, there’s hope” was compiled in the “Masterpieces From The National Art Gallery of Malaysia”. Goh has also dedicated himself to art education. He was awarded “The 4 th Vitalon’s Art Educator Award” of Taiwan in 1994.

  • In 2014, The Art of Goh Ah Ang – A 60-Year Retrospective Exhibition (Soka Gakkai Malaysia)

  • In 2015, Lanting Calligraphy Calligraphy Exhibition(Top Art Gallery Malaysia)

  • 2016 – Pots and Art: Mid-Autumn Festival Calligraphy and Arts Exhibition(Top Art Gallery Malaysia)

  • 2016 – Taiwan International Tsai-Mo Arts (Malaysia) Exhibition

  • 2017– Rising Dawn of Success Arts Exhibition (Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple)

  • 2017– The Artistic World of Goh Ah Ang (Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple)

  • 2017– 2018 September 9 World Tsai-Mo Art Day (Taiwan, Malaysia)

  • 2018 – “Two Landscapes” – A Joint Exhibition by Chinese and Malaysian Artists (Malaysia)

  • 2019 – Expounding the Dharma: Goh Ah Ang’s Sutra Calligraphy Works(Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple)

  • 2019 – Hong: A Letter to Myself (Fo Guang Shang Hsing Ma Si)

  • 2019 – Malaysia-Korea-Brunei Contemporary Art Exhibition (Malaysia)

  • 1995~2020 – Taiwan Federation of International Tsai-Mo Artists Exhibition (Taichung)