• Over 30 years of experience with Chinese Works of Art
• Former Managing Director, Sotheby’s Hong Kong
• Experience with significant collections, including those of Eugene Bernat, The JT Tai Foundation and the Estate of Laurance S Rockefeller
Mee-Seen Loong has played a key role in the field of Chinese Works of Art for 40 years. A native of Kuala Lumpur, Ms. Loong first came to the United States on an American Field Service exchange program. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Wellesley College and her Master’s degree in Far Eastern Art from Columbia University. Her long career at Sotheby’s has included the roles of Co-Director of the Chinese Works of Art department in North America, Managing Director of Sotheby’s Hong Kong, and Head of International Asian Business and Client Services, New York. As a specialist in Chinese Works of Art, Ms. Loong has worked on some of the most significant collections of Chinese art to come up for auction, including those of Eugene Bernat, The J.T. Tai Foundation, T.Y. Chao I and II, Paul and Helen Bernat, J.M. Hu, The British Rail Pension Fund, Antoinette H. and Frederick J. Van Slyke, Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, The Estate of Mr. Laurance S. Rockefeller, The Albright-Knox Museum and the Arthur Sackler Collections. She has expanded her responsibilities to include art advisory services to individual collectors, corporations and museums worldwide, as well as the representation and promotion of Chinese Contemporary ink artists and ceramicists. She was elected Vice Chairman of Chinese Art in 2013.