Emilia’s Resume

( latest update 25 August 2019 )

Emilia Tan

Known as : Emilia, Pye Tan Mei Shia

Birthday: 6 June 1981

Birth Place: Banting Town, Selangor, Malaysia


Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Robert William Pye

daughter: Jia Jia Elizabeth Mary Pye

son: William Wei Wei James Pye


Emilia Batik House

51, Embun Kemensah, Jalan Tiara Kemensah, 68000 Ampang. Malaysia

email: emiliatan@tmsart.com.my

Social Media:

Personal Page



Business Page




Online Store


Green Tomato Café


Current Position:

Founder & Managing Director of


Publisher of :  myBatik Magazine

Official Speaker –  Inovation of Malaysian Handicraft of SME Corporation Malaysia

Batik Talk for

  • 1 July 2017 Emilia Batik House is open for public.
  • 05 April 2017 Emilia’s Batik Sharing with HELP University Art Collective students
  • 20 February 2017 Emilia’s Batik Technique with French Association Kuala Lumpur members.
  • 10 March 2016 Emilia’s Batik Journey @ Radio Station Melody FM
  • 14 March 2016 Emilia ‘s Talk ” MADE IN MALAYSIA” for Television Channel 2
  • 10 October 2014 Emilia’s Batik sharing with Turkey TV station
  • 18 December 2014 Emilia’s Batik sharing with Russia TV station
  • 21 December 2013 Emilia’s Batik Sharing with Unfortunate children during Christmas Charity, myBatik Visitor Centre
  • 18 November 2013 Emilia’s Batik Sharing during Aspiring Women Leaders Conference
  • September 2013 Emilia’s Batik Sharing with SUNWAY University Students, myBatik Kuala Lumpur
  • August 2013 Emilia’s Batik Sharing with SME CORPORATION Malaysia, Women Entrepreneurs in KK, Sabah
  • February 2013 Emilia’s Batik Sharing with Nigerian Export Council members at myBatik Visitor Centre
  • December 2012 Emilia’s Batik Sharing with DIALYSIS Patients at myBatik Visitor Centre
  • December 2012 Emilia’s Batik Sharing with SME CORPORATION Malaysia,Women Entrepreneurs in Kuching, Sarawak
  • July 2012 Emilia’s Batik Sharing withSME CORPORATION Malaysia,Women Entrepreneurs in Kuala Terengganu
  • April 2012 Emilia’s Batik Sharing with SME CORPORATION Malaysia, Women Entrepreneurs in Langkawi


The City & Guilds of London Institute as External Verifier & Quality inspector in Craft & Design (Malaysia) since 2006 till date.

Member of:

Klang Artists Art Association ;

Craft Council Malaysia ;

Malaysian Chinese Culture Association ;

Peranakan Malaysia ;

Junior Chamber International (JCI) ;

Malaysia Entrepreneur Development Association  ( PUMM ) ;

Malaysian Retailer Chains Association ( MRCA )

Awards & Achievement

2017 – Emilia Batik House is open for Public 

2015 – Tokoh Wanita Muda ( Outstanding Young Women ) Award in Creative Arts by National Council of Women’s Organisation Malaysia

2013 – TOP 10 FEMALE  ENTREPRENEUR MALAYSIA by TOP 10 Malaysia Magazine

2013 – TOP 40 UNDER 40 by Prestige Magazine Malaysia

September 2012 – myBatik Kuala Lumpur

April 2012 – “My Batik Discovery; journey with My Batik”, a new Batik Tour Experience in visiting and Exhibition Malaysian Batik in the International World Platform.

2011 – The Creative Young Entrepreneur Award (CYEA) by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Malaysia

2011 – myBatik & café  in National Textile Museum Malaysia, for the new Batik experience – Exhibition, Workshop, Shopping & Cafe

2010 – Great Women of Our Time by Women Weekly Magazine Malaysia

2009 – Outstanding Members Award by Malaysian Retailer Chain Association (MRCA)

2008 – “Batik for Aborigines” Charity Batik Workshop at Carey Island

2007 – TMS Art Charity is formed to kick of the “Joy of Batik” Champaign for aborigines & unfortunate children

2007 – Successful Publish & launch the myBatik Magazine

2007 – TMS Art Marketing Sdn bhd  (847876-H) is registered under SSM Malaysia

2006 – Finalist of Piala  Sri Endon Batik Award – Soft Furnishing Category

2005 – Textile Painter for Fashion Designer Cheng Peh, Winner of Malaysian International Fashion Award (MIFA), Top 8 Young Designer of the Year

2005 – Textile Painter for Fashion Designer Scott Chu, Winner of Japanese ORIBE International Fashion Award

2004 – Textile Painter for Scott Chu, Winner of the Piala Seri Endon Batik Fashion Award

2004 – Textile Painter for Fashion Designer Kenneth Vernon, Winner of Malaysian International Fashion Award (MIFA), Top 8 Young Designer of the Year.

2004 – Semi-Finalist of Malaysian International Fashion Award (MIFA), Top 20 Young Designer of the Year

2004 – Winner of Malaysian Institute of Art, MERIT Award

Selected Batik Exhibition:

2013 – Batik Exhibition at myBatik Visitor Centre, KL

2011 – Batik Exhibition at National Textile Museum

2010 – Batik Exhibition at TMS Art Gallery K.L.

2009 – Klang Artist Exhibition, SGM Culture Centre, Klang Selangor.

2007 – “Fatimah + Emilia’s Batik” Exhibition at SGM Culture Centre K.L.

2006 – “Lyrics Abstraction Exhibition” at AGORA Gallery Chelsea, New York

2006 – “Batik + Mosaic Exhibition” at Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, KL

2005 – “Charity Batik Exhibition” at Mont Kiara Securities Commission

2005 – “Aussie Aboriginal Meet Malaysian Batik” at Grand Seasons

2004 – “HIV Batik for the World AIDS Day” at SURIA KLCC

Batik artist Emilia Tan

Batik artist Emilia Tan

Selected Emilia’s Batik Workshop & Demonstration ( 2004-2013)


National Visual Art Gallery

National Textile Museum

Suria KLCC

Kuala Lumpur Tower

International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

Garden International School K.L.

Royal Lake Club

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre


Semarang Batik Fair

Jakarta Batik Exhibition


Walsaw Culture Centre


Agora Gallery New York


BUNKA Fashion School


Surin Province Culture Centre


Australian Malaysian Flim Festival (AMFF), ACIM Melbourne

Selected Batik Fashion Show (2004-2013)


KL Fashion Week, Mid Valley

Malaysia Batik International Week, Time Square

Malaysian Batik International Week, Sungei Wang


Peranakan Festival, Millennium Walk Shopping Mall


Australian Malaysian Film Festival (AMFF) Melbourne

Selected Press Clippings about Emilia Tan’s Batik Art

“The combination of traditional art together with technology, the key success of Emilia Tan in the Batik industry. Entrepreneur artist Emilia Tan envisions an online empire woven from Batik” by News Strait Time, April 2012

“Emilia Tan, Srokes of flamboyance” by SME Newspaper, February 2012

“ Emilia Tan, the talented batik artist, to make thing happen” by Sin Chiew Press, April 2011

“ The joy of Batik keep Emilia grow until today ” by Corporate Journey Magazine, August 2011

“ Emilia Tan, the entrepreneur artist, who is the Great women of our time” by Women Weekly Malaysia, September 2010

“Malaysian Batik found Emilia”, Korean Education Broadcasting EBS, August 2010

“To find a Chinese lady taking interest in batik painting may be hard, but finding a talented one who is naturally interested in using batik as a medium of fine artistic expressions besides being keen on bringing it to the world stages is nearly impossible. One such lady, though, is Emilia Tan ” by Soka Gakkai Malaysia’s COSMIC Magazine, June 2006

“Substitute Art for beauty, and you understand Emilia Tan’s approach to art. She is truly talented Renaissance artist and also the exceptional one who is able to work in many mediums, including fabric. Her art is showcased, not only on someone ‘s wall, but on walking people all around us. The flow of her unique designs and the starting hues of her invented colours are available for all of us to delight in. She is a painter, a fashion designer, a clothes label for the elite, a friend of the PM’s former much beloved wife, Endon, and most importantly she is unique. She is Emilia Tan”

by The Expat Magazine, March 2006

“In a complex process of trail and error, Emilia Tan layers colour upon colour, matrial upon material, using wax and dyes to create luminous images of great depth and mystery. The drips and pools of color in Tan’s dream-like imagery are the mark of an unpredictable medium; yet she maintains a superb balamce of design, fluidity of movement and expressiveness of form. With spontaneity of emotion, the shapes in Tan’s work are in continual motion, sweeping upward in vigorous ascent, or falling brightly in delicate descent.”

by Agora Gallery New York Lyrical Abstraction Exhibition Press Release, February 2006

“Emilia Tan, a young Malaysian batik artist, whose work is contemporary and multi-culture, successfully fusing Malaysia batik techniques with influences from Australian Aboriginal Art” by Garden International School ACCESS Magazine, December 2005

“Emilia Tan who has a modern interpretation of batik. Her comprise a mixture of aboriginal art styles and batik. No one can predict the future, but one can be that the future of batik will be as bright as its colours.” by Batik Inspirations (featuring top batik designers) coffee table book, November 2005.

“Conservative no more! Batik designs have undergone a transformation in the hands of Emilia Tan, who incorporates Australian aboriginal and other abstract motifs in her works of art” by The Sun Newspaper, May 2005

“Emilia Tan, a motivation, confidence and enthusiasm batik painter, as a leader of the young artist nowadays” by Guang Ming Newspaper, June 2005

“A fast-emerging Batik Artist greatly inspired by nature, Australia Aboriginal art and her own life experiences” by Grand Seasons Hotel K.L., PR Manager Mr. Lionel, March 2005

“In vivid colorsand organic abstractions of form, Malaysian artist Emilia Tan brings togather the traditional arts of Malaysian Batik and Australian Aboriginal design, as well as the contemporary arts of impressionism and abract painting” by ART-MINE.com Art Resource New York, February 2005

“Emilia’s batik paintings alternate between realism and abstraction and naunced by impressionism and expressionism. Skillfully executed, the work achieves poignancy through a unique perpective that resonates throughout the cohesive presentation. Wonderful Work.” by Ms.Angela Di Bello, Director of Agora Gallery New York and Editor-in-Chief of Artist Spectrum Magazine New York, September 2004

One Response to “Emilia’s Resume”

  1. rukayat says:

    good day ma,as a batik entreprenuer i will like to interview u about malaysia batik,i know u can really help me,bcos i need this for my final project…thankz ma

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