A second generation Singaporean artist born in 1930-2003.
Tay Bak Koi is well known for his portrayals of fishing villages, kampong scenes and buffalo.
His medium of choice was predominantly oil, but watercolour was another favoured medium for
Tay. His distinctive style combined a mixture of both realism and fantasy to create truly unique works of art.
His works have been extensively exhibited in Singapore and internationally, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, The United States, and Germany. In 1970 he was also commissioned to produce some 300 works for the Hilton Hotel in Singapore.


Educational background:
1957, Academy of Fine Arts
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 
1964, Tengah Airport Club, Singapore.

1964-1965, National Library, Singapore Art Society, Singapore

1966, Ipoh Public Library, Malaysia.

1970 1971, Gallery Fine Art, Singapore.

1971, National Library, Singapore.

1974-1975, National Library, Singapore Art Society, Singapore.

1975, Raya Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

1978, Gallery Fine Art, Orchard Towers, Singapore.

1979, Raya Gallery, Hyatt Hotel, Singapore.

1981, Hyatt Hotel, Singapore.

1990, Lone Pine Gallery, Ming Court Hotel (now Orchard Parade Hotel),

1990, Impression: The Art of Tay Bak Koi, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1996, In Harmony with Nature, The Art Gallery, Penang.20

1997,From Joy’s Diary…, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery.21

2007, Reminiscences of Tay Bak Koi, Stamford House, Singapore.22

2013, Reminiscing Tay Bak Koi, Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore.23

2016, Paintings by Tay Bak Koi, Artcommune Gallery, Singapore.24
Selected Group Exhibitions: 
1961–1977, Singapore
Art Society Annual Exhibition
, Singapore.

1963, Salon
De Mei, Penang, Malaysia.

1963,6th National Art Gallery Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore.

1963, Society of Chinese Artists Exhibition, Singapore.

1964, Young Asian Artists, Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia.

1964-1965, Modern Art Society Exhibition, Singapore.

1966, Youth of Asia, Japan.

1967–1981, St Andrew’s Hospital Charity Show, Singapore.

1969, Eden Hall Charity Show, Singapore.

1976, Six Men, Tang Chou Art
Gallery, Singapore.

1976, Inaugural Exhibition,
National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1976, Colour, National Museum Art
Gallery, Singapore.

1977, Large Paintings, National
Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1977, Paintings and Sculptures,
Alpha Gallery, Singapore.

1977, Royal Overseas Art Exhibition,
London, United Kingdom.

1977, Preliminary Art Exhibition,
Cologne, Germany.

1978, Galloway
Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

1979, Singapore Art Exhibition,
Bahrain, Dubai and Kuwait.

1980, Three International Artists,
Galloway Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

1980, Singapore Art Exhibition,
Tel Aviv, Israel.

1981, Hong Kong Arts Festival,
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong.

1989, Twenty Singapore Artists for New York
Art Expo
, Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre, New York, United States.

1989, 1st Bru-Sin Art Exhibition,
National Museum Art Gallery, Negara Brunei Darussalam.

1990, 2nd Bru-Sin Art Exhibition,
National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1993, Singapore Artist Directory Exhibition,
Empress Place Museum, Singapore.

1994, Reminiscences of the South Seas: Two-Man
Exhibition by Tay Bak Koi and Tew Nai Tong
, Shenn's Fine Art, Singapore.

2000, Elite Painters 2000 – An Ode to Joyful Living, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery.26

2001, Elite Painters 2001 – Painters of Praise,
12 Asian Artists, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery.27

2011, South-East
Asian art from the 1960s till today
, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery.28

2013, 1st and 2nd Generation Artists Exhibition, Artcommune, Singapore.29

2014, Applause,
Ins’ Art International, Singapore.3