Ching-Chou Kuik was born in 1979 at Perak, Malaysia . She lived in Malaysia, and moved to Taiwan for her pursuit of fine art education at National Taiwan Normal University. In 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (painting). Ching-Chou's works were well-recognized in school and she received numerous awards in Taiwan and Malaysia. Besides dedicating herself to the creation of fine art pieces, Ching-Chou enjoys being an art teacher for young children from age three to twelve. The originality of the youngsters' pieces inspires her and brings enthusiasm and creativity to her works. Ching-Chou moved to Seattle with her husband in 2005.