Kar-Keat Chong &
Kar-Keat Chong &

Kar-Keat Chong '08

Sole Proprietor 
M.Arch ’08 (College of Design, School of Architecture)
Alumni Association Member

About Studio KK Chong
Studio KK Chong focuses on impressionistic watercolor paintings, fine art prints and note cards.

1729 North 2nd Street, Suite 301
Minneapolis, MN 55441


About Kar-Keat
Kar-Keat Chong is a Minneapolis based architect and artist. Born and raised in Malaysia, he studied drawing and watercolor painting with renown local artists when he was 14. In 1995, Kar-Keat came to the United States to further his higher education. He moved to Minneapolis in 1999 to begin his professional career in the architecture and design profession. In 2004, Kar-Keat was accepted into the Master of Architecture program at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Upon graduation in 2008, he worked at two nationally recognized firms before starting his own studio in 2018. Besides running his architecture and design practice, Kar-Keat decided to continue his childhood passion of watercolor painting. Since 2020, Kar-Keat’s watercolor works have been accepted in numerous national and international juried exhibitions. He has also completed commissions for private clients and corporations. Besides his art and architecture practice, Kar-Keat also teaches watercolor at University of Minnesota’s College of Design.
Kar-Keat primarily sketches and paints on location, striving to capture the atmospheric quality of a place at a particular moment. As a visual story teller, Kar-Keat hopes to share glimpses of other cultures around the world through his art.