City Art Gallery


About City Art Gallery


About Vincent Sim, Founder

City Art Gallery has 40 years of experience in the art business and is run by the husband-and-wife team of Datuk Vincent Sim Tiak Choo and Datin Mary Tang. The gallery started off selling Chinese brush paintings from China and Malaysia before expanding to modern paintings by Malaysian and foreign artists. Many dedicated local artists have had their first solos here.

City Art Gallery has taken part in the Art Expo Malaysia 2007 - 2013, Art Canton 2012, Art Revolution Taipei 2012, Art Revolution Taipei 2011, Hangzhou Art Fair 2009, Art Taipei 2009, ManilART 2009, and International Guangzhou Art Fair 2008.
Datuk Vincent Sim is also the Founder / Organising Chairman of Art Expo Malaysia, the largest, most significant international art event in Malaysia, as well as the longest-running art fair in South-east Asia. Datuk Vincent Sim is also the Executive Director / Co-Founder (together with Mr. Lim Eng Chong & Mr. Long) of Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers. In addition, Datuk Vincent Sim is the National Council Member of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce, the Committee Member of the Malaysia-China Friendship Association, the Committee Member of the Malaysia-China Cultural & Arts Association, the Committee Member of the Friends Of Cuba Association In Malaysia. Besides, Datuk Vincent Sim set up the Li Chi Mao Art Museum in Malacca to honour the 89-year-old Grandmaster Prof. Li Chi Mao from China / Taiwan, and founded the Yayasan Seni Li Chi Mao in 2012.
Datuk Vincent Sim started as an art collector in the 1970s, and later also as an art promoter by setting up City Art Gallery. Datuk Vincent Sim is also an art philanthropist who has organised more than 15 charity art exhibitions. One important project that Datuk Vincent Sim had achieved was that in 2008, Datuk Vincent Sim led a delegation of artists to present the 888-feet Art Olympic Games Banner (completed by 500 artists / public) to the Chinese Olympic Committee Honorary President H.E. He Zhenliang in Beijing, enhancing the bilateral relationship between the two countries.