b. 1964, Manila Philippines
Malu Tan was born in Manila, Philippines. Following her father and grandfather, she studied business and pursued banking and industry. Throughout her life, she had always dabbled in the arts but never thought of it as a career. It was a move to London and education at The Art Academy that was the catalyst to pursue her childhood dream. Malu has shown at various museums and galleries, including Marin Museum, Katonah Museum, Ayala Museum, Monika Olko Gallery, Faber Birren, and The Philippine Consulate in New York. She is a recipient of the Artist Support Grant and the Creative Renewal Fellowship in North Carolina. Her work is part of the permanent collection of The Yale-New Haven Medical Center and Cartus Corporation.
As a full-time artist, Malu is known for her gestural, textured, and colorful abstract paintings that are abstract expressions of the environment.