(born in 1969 in Kandal province), studied 10 years at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh where he learned traditional Khmer painting. Chhim Sothy exhibited his paintings in Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, the United States, France and won several awards: "Future of Culture" (Phnom Penh, 2004); "Life and Nature" (Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Kingdom of Cambodia, 2003), "Asean Art Awards" (Phillip Moris Group, Singapore, 2000).