Born in 1950, Lye Yau Fatt hails from Kedah. He is one of the most inventive artist in printmaking and sculpture. He acquired his skills from a printmaking workshop in New York in 1986. Lye was mentored by Cheong Soo Pieng, a pioneer artist from Singapore. He was inspired by Cheong’s ‘Nanyang Style’ whose works were bedecked with rich earth tones, creating a homely ambience and mood.
Lye uses mixed media such as watercolour, acrylic and charcoal to exemplify visual style and the color structures of mother nature.


Award and achievement:
1985, Winner of the Malaysia Watercolour Society Award
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
1989, Asian
International Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
1993, The 6th International Biennial Print Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum
1995, PrintTriennial ’94 Consumenta ’95 in Nuremberg, Germany 
Selected Group Exhibitions: 
2009, Personal Favourite, Pelita Hati, Kuala Lumpur