Lau Wai Leng was born in Negeri Sembilan, in 1977. She studied in the Central Academy of Art and graduated with a Diploma of Fine Art in 1998.
Wai Leng has taken part in many group and solo exhibitions since 1998, some of these have included the Malaysian National Art show in 1999, 2003 to 2007, Women’s artists group shows and Chinese New Year art show, Kuala Lumpar 2004. Her artwork has also gained increasing popularity from visitors to Malaysia.
Wai Leng describes her work as a tribute to women working tirelessly in wet market places, rice fields and farms under the unforgiving heat and brightness of the Malaysian sun.