Poh Ling Yeow was born in Malaysia in 1973, spending
the first nine years of her life in Kuala Lumpur.
Her family then migrated to South Australia where
she now lives and works. After completing a Bachelor
of Design specialising in illustration at the
University of South Australia, Yeow freelanced
as a graphic designer and illustrator. She has
been painting full-time since the beginning of
Yeow's works emphatically explore notions of
belonging and origin. As a fifth-generation Chinese
Malaysian Yeow's paintings are an attempt at reconciling
this heritage with her Western identity. Her traditionally-influenced
scenic pieces and sometimes whimsical use of Chinese
iconography acknowledges the fragmentation of
her Chinese cultural experience.
Yeow works predominantly with acrylic on canvas.