About Lyia Meta

Lyia Meta3


A visual artist, she spent her early childhood admiring her father’s paint brush fly across huge expanses of canvas. Each stroke left her in awe and wonder at the magic he wove. As a singer and songwriter  with a penchant for speaking through song and turn of phrase, her freedom is found through voice that’s “big, bold and beautiful”.

Born in Malacca, West Malaysia to a Malaccan Portuguese father and a Sinhalese-Chinese mother, she doodled, sketched and painted from as far back as she could remember. After school she pursued distance studies in Interior Design, got married, had a kid and fell in love with the stage. Making music her life, she sang in various parts of the peninsula but always kept her art close to her heart. Fast forward and she is still singing but her art has become more and more a channel for which she can express herself.  She paints what she feels, how she sees life and when she needs to. Her relationship with her art is as fiery as the artist herself. She loves every moment spent in front of the canvas and the peace it brings when it nears completion.

“I am a self confessed romantic. I paint on influences and emotions that hold sway over me. It is a journey within a journey that opens strange doors.  Often the path leada me to places I would have never dreamt of seeing or discovering.”


●March 8th 2019 –                    International Women’s Day Art Exhibit ‘RRRAWRRR’-  Emerging Women Artists@ Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur

●November 2018 –                    Cover Illustrator  for new release in bookstores ‘So you Think I’m                    Funny’ -Tun Dr.  Mahathir Mohamad by Bernice Narayanan                                                                                                                                

●March 8th -23rd of 2018       ‘RRRAWRRR’ – Emerging Women Art Exhibit @ Balai Seni Maybank, Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur

●April 13th to 16th 2017         ‘UNSUNG HEROINES’

Black Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, KL

●February 13-19th 2017-        ‘WE ARE 5’- White Box, Publika
●June 18th – July 10th 2016
‘In our own Way” -Group art Exhibit,
Creative Space, National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur
●1st to 8th March 2016          EQUILIBRIO- White Box, MAP@Publika
2015 –                                      ●Young Art Taipei, TAIPEI

9th- 12th August 2014 –

Apperception: Kaleidoscopic Nuances by Lyia Meta
Artemis Art, Publika

2014 Mac, 20th


●2013 Aug 27th                        50 Shades of Malaysia                                                                                                                                     Kuala Lumpur

2013                                           International Women’s Day- ‘MY DAY’                                                                                                         Viva Home (Exhibition Hall)

2013                                           Asia Hotel Art Fair (AHAF) Hong Kong

2012                                           Group Art Exhibition -‘EMERGENCE’ @                                                                                                        Artemis Art , Solaris Dutamas

Lyia Meta’s works are currently available at ARTEMIS ART

  • Lot 21 & 22, Level G4 Publika @ Dutamas,
  • Block C5 Solaris Dutamas,
  • No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1
  • 50480 Kuala Lumpur,
  • Malaysia

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4qjEhXDwxnA4bI1c8C4INz

4 thoughts on “About Lyia Meta

  1. Dear Lyia

    I am an assistant curator and my job is to look for artists whom I believe are talented enough to submit art for “International Contemporary Masters”, a leading juried annual art publication presenting noteworthy artists from all over the world.

    I visited your portfolio and I liked your work. I think your art has the potential to be presented in this high-quality publication.

    Please note that inclusion in the book is not free. If you apply and you are approved, an inclusion fee is required. If you wish to apply, I can send you more information or you can visit: wwab.us/index.php/Masters-Application/ (add www. in front of the link)

    To get an idea of the quality of our publications you can view our previous books on the same site.

    Each year we organize a large group exhibition for the artists appearing in this book, at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, which is located in Las Vegas. Contact us for more information.

    Ornella Martin – Assistant Curator
    World Wide Art Books,INC
    1907 State Street
    93101 Santa Barbara CA
    Tel / fax +1 805 845 3869


    World Wide Art Books was established in 1997 and has to date published and represented over 6,000 artists from all over the world

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