Ms. Mee-Seen Loong, AAA Certified

Mee-Seen Loong Fine Art LLC

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Appraiser's Statement

Mee-Seen Loong is a specialist in Chinese Works of Art and Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings based in New York.  Prior to the establishment of Mee-Seen Loong Fine Art LLC she was Vice Chairman, Senior Vice President, Chinese Art and Asian Paintings, Sotheby’s Inc.  She now provides art advisory services to individual collectors, institutions, and corporations in the United States and Asia.  An established specialist in Chinese works of art, Ms. Loong’s current consultation services has expanded to include the representation and promotion of contemporary Chinese ink paintings. She is a director of the Beijing and New York -based gallery INKstudio which represents internationally renowned ink artists including Liu Dan, Li Jin, Li Huayi, Li Huasheng, Xu Lei, Zhu Wei, Zheng Chongbin, Bingyi, Xu Bing, Peng Kanglong, Peng Wei, Wang Dongling, Wang Tiande, Lao Tongli, and Ethan Su Huangshen. She is also a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America.

During her forty- plus-years long association with Sotheby’s, Ms. Loong was the Co-Director of the Chinese Works of Art department in North America and Managing Director of Sotheby's Hong Kong.  She has worked on some of the finest collections of Chinese art to come up at auction in the last four decades, including Edward T. Chow, Eugene Bernat, Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull, J.M. Hu, The J.T. Tai Foundation, Dr. Ip Yee, T.Y. Chao I and II, Paul and Helen Bernat, British Rail Pension Fund, Antoinette and Frederick Van Slyke, Goldschmidt, Robert Hatfield Ellsworth and the Estate of Laurance Rockefeller.  She has advised on art exhibitions in museums and galleries in Asia and North America and played a key role in the first sale of Chinese Contemporary Art at Sotheby's New York in March 2006. From 2013-2018 she curated exhibitions and sales of ink paintings for S/2 Sotheby’s in New York, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Active in art and educational circles, she has served as President of the Wellesley Club of Hong Kong, the Honorary Secretary for the Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and on numerous Boards including the American Field Service International Scholarships, The China Heritage Foundation, the New York Friends of the Wellesley Art Museum, Wellesley Patrons of Art and was on the fund- raising team for Yale University Press’ multi-volume ‘The Culture and Civilizations of China’.  She is also a member of ArtTable. In 1996 she co-founded Valentine Willie Fine Arts in Kuala Lumpur, a gallery specializing in contemporary South- East Asian art. She has also served on the steering committee of the Asia Society Triennial in New York 2019-2021 and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. In 2023 she received the Education Award from the Appraisers Association of America.

A native of Kuala Lumpur, Mee-Seen Loong earned her Bachelor's degree in Art History from Wellesley College and her Master's degree in Far Eastern Art from Columbia University.  She received her high school education at the Methodist Girls and Boys’ Schools in Kuala Lumpur and graduated from Harriton High School in Pennsylvania on an American Field Service Scholarship.