I was born in Singapore and grew up in the United Kingdom. It was there that I spent the formative years of my life. I read Chinese and Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, and afterwards went to Taiwan, planning to stay for a year. I was however seduced by Hualien’s majestic mountains and wild waters, and it was there that I completed my Master of Fine Arts in Art and Design. I have come full circle and am currently back in my home country of Singapore, hoping to lay down roots here.

I am a multidisciplinary artist, skilled in many different art forms. The mediums I work with most frequently for my artwork are ink, acrylics and oil pastels, often executed on canvas or Chinese painting paper. I am also skilled in pottery, woodworking and silversmithing. I feel that materials are but tools to express feelings, and I recently completed a public project using recycled plastics in order to create environmental awareness.

My subject matters vary, but the subjects I love to paint about the most are that of the heart. I wrote and completed my Masters thesis on the topic of love in art. It was titled, Everything I Know About Love. I used ancient Greek philosophies of love as my springboard, and used these ideas as inspiration for my own series of artwork and solo exhibition on this topic. I love drawing and painting from life, and art is where my soul goes to feel its most free to create pieces which capture the beauty and observations of the everyday. 

Education

2019 MFA with distinction, in Art and Design, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

2011 BA with first class honours, in Chinese and Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, London, United Kingdom

Grants/Awards

2018 Artist-in-Residency Fellowship, Artopia Art Space, Taiwan

2018 Contemporary Calligraphic Art Competition, distinction, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

2018 National Dong Hwa University Scholarship

2016 Taiwan Scholarship

Residency Programs

2019 Artopia Art Space, Hualien, Taiwan

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Talking Trash, Artopia Art Space, Taiwan

2018 Everything I Know About Love, Pine Garden Gallery, Taiwan

2013 Love, RealLive Art Space, Taiwan

2013 Love, King Tang Cafe, Taiwan

Group Exhibitions

2023 I am a Mother, Design Orchard, Singapore

2020 Pameran Poskad, Ion Orchard Gallery, Singapore

2018 The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Luodong Library, Taiwan

2018 You Can’t Come In, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

2018 Commercialising Photography, D Block Gallery, Taiwan

2017 Experimentations with Mixed Media, Glass Art Gallery, Taiwan

2017 Hatila, Jici Indigenous Tribe Exhibition Space, Taiwan

2017 Mock Viva Voce Art Exhibition, Glass Art Gallery, Taiwan

2017 Contemporary Calligraphic Art Competition, National Dong Hwa University Library, Hualien, Taiwan

2017 Freedom in Painting, Administrative Building, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

2017 The Beauty of Chinese Painting, Glass Art Gallery, Taiwan

2016 New Forests, Pine Garden Gallery, Taiwan

2016 Sculpting Forward, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

2016 Paint Your Heart, Administrative Building, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

2016 Mixed Media Magic, Lakeside Gallery, Taiwan

2016 Shine, Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park, Taiwan

2011 SOASArt, Brunei Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2005 Young Artists’ Competition, Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom

Collections

Trash Mountain, elevation 350m, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, 2020

Last Man Standing, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, 2020

Macaca cyclopis, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, 2020

Commissions

2018 Private Commission, The Black Snowman, illustrated book, Taiwan

2017 Public Commission, Exquisite Stones of Formosa, large-scale exhibition, National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2016 Public Art Commission (group project), Formosa’s Indigenous Culture, large-scale mural, interior household paint, Cidal Hunter School, Hualien County Council, Shuilian Village, Hualien, Taiwan

2012 Private Art Commission, La Strada Cafe, menu design, watercolour and Computer Aided Design, London, United Kingdom

Lectures/Workshops 

2019 Public Lecture, Artopia Art Space, Hualien, Taiwan, 27th July 2019

2018 “Workshop: Painting with your Hands,” Artopia Art Space, Hualien, Taiwan, 28th December 2018 

2018 Artist Talk, Pine Garden Gallery, Hualien, Taiwan, 21st July 2018 

Curatorial Projects 

2019 Talking Trash, Artopia Art Space, Taiwan

2018 Everything I Know About Love, Pine Garden Gallery, Hualien, Taiwan 

2018 The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Luodong Library, Luodong, Taiwan 

2017 Hatila, Jici Indigenous Tribe Exhibition Space, Hualien, Taiwan 

2017 Exquisite Stones of Formosa, National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 

2016 New Forests, Pine Garden Gallery, Hualien, Taiwan 

2016 Shine, Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park, Hualien, Taiwan 

2013 Love, King Tang Cafe, Hualien, Taiwan 

2011 SOASArt, Brunei Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

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