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EDUCATION

2019 M.F.A. Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts (SVA) – New York, New York, USA

2016 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2012 Creative Painting, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London – London, UK

2009 Oil Painting, My Art Space – Singapore

1998 B.A. (Honors), Geography, National University of Singapore (NUS) – Singapore

1997 B.A. (Merit), Geography, Southeast Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, NUS – Singapore

* Conversant in English, Mandarin, Indonesian, Malay, Hokkien, Teochew, Thai

EXHIBITIONS, SHOWS, FEATURES

2019

  • Court, Jul 13-Aug 31, Art Lot. Curated by Aimée Burg and Natalia Zubko – Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Now That’s What I Call Love, May 17-26, DCTV. Curated by Drea Cofield and Gaby Collins-Fernandez – New York, New York, USA

  • Contained Memory, juried exhibition, Mar 9-Apr 6, SVA Flatiron Gallery. Curated by Claudia Delaplace – New York, New York, USA

2018

  • Magic Plastic Lounge, Satellite Art Show, Dec 6-9. Curated by Sarah Malekzadeh and Dana Robinson – Miami, Florida, USA

  • International Independent Art Fair, May 1-16, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. Curated by Andrea Valencia and John Elammar – New York, New York, USA

  • Painting, Prevail (2017), featured in Lumina Journal, Vol. XVII, juried competition. Published by Sarah Lawrence College – Yonkers, New York, USA

  • Drawings, Ensconced (2017) and Restive (2017), selected for Raffles Hotel suites – Singapore

2017

  • Out of Order, annual benefit, April 7, Maryland Art Place – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • Water Cooler, juried exhibition, Jan 20-Feb 12, Fox 3 Gallery – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • Paintings, We’ll cross the bridge when we get there (2016) and Anomie (2016) featured in Studio Visit, Vol. 38, Summer 2017 juried competition. Juror: Diana Guston, Director, Tamarind Institute – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

2016

  • National Arts Program, Apr 5-Jun 5, Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • Corvus, May 7, Graffiti Warehouse – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • MICA Grad Show 2016, Mar 25-Apr 10, Space Camp – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • Faithfully Yours, juried exhibition, Feb 20-Mar 10, Rosenberg Gallery – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

CURATORIAL & COLLECTIVE PROJECTS

2017

  • Curated Out of Their Skin, Dec 14, Flex Space, SVA – New York, New York, USA

2006

  • International media relations for inaugural Singapore Biennale – Singapore

  • Media relations and ministerial launch for solo photography exhibition by Mandeep Singh, Nectarpool: Love & Longing in Amritsar, National Library – Singapore

  • National TV interview, Sunday Morning Singapore (English) and Good Morning Singapore (Chinese) on photography exhibition, Nectarpool: Love & Longing in Amritsar – Singapore

2005

  • Healing Sky Garden, hanging glass sculpture commission for Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) atrium, as a part of The Art of Healing program – Singapore

  • Victor Tan, collaborative exhibition of works by near-blind sculptor, in conjunction with National Eye Care Day, TTSH – Singapore

  • Manager, TTSH Heritage Museum – Singapore

TEACHING & EDUCATING

2019

  • Strategic Development Fellow, Asia Contemporary Art Week (curatorial and educational platform) – New York, New York, USA

  • Artist talk, Plane Line, Court @ Art Lot, July 13 – Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Found materials art-making workshop, May 25 in conjunction with Now That’s What I Call Love, SVA MFA Fine Arts thesis exhibition curated by Drea Cofield and Gaby Collins-Fernandez, May 17-26, Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) – New York, New York, USA

  • Artist talk, Floating on Detritus: A Karung Guni Story, April 2, SVA – New York, NY, USA

  • One-to-one thesis copyediting and writing guidance for SVA MFA Fine Arts graduating classes of 2018 and 2019 – New York, New York, USA

  • Relevant M.F.A. coursework, “Artist as Educator” by Sheetal Prajapati – New York, New York, USA

2018

  • Teaching Assistant, BFA Foundation Sculpture, SVA – New York, New York, USA

  • Artist talk, Sep 11, SVA – New York, New York, USA

  • Chinese New Year culture, food, and lantern-making, Feb 22, SVA – New York, New York, USA

2017-2019

  • Writing Tutor, SVA Writing Resource Center – New York, New York, USA

2017

  • Artist talk, Sep 26, SVA – New York, New York, USA

2016-2017

  • Writing Tutor, MICA Writing Studio & Learning Resource Center – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2016

  • Graduate Teaching Intern, Senior Thesis, MICA – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • Organizational Intern for artists with disabilities and lead instructor, art classes for adults with intellectual disabilities, Farring-Baybrook Therapeutic Recreation Center, Baltimore City Department of Recreation, Make Studio Art Program, Inc. – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

LEADERSHIP & SERVICE

2016-Present Member, Board of Directors, MICA Alumni Council – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2016 Member, Student Leadership Awards Selection Committee, MICA – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2015-2016 Graduate Program Assistant, Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Art, MICA – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2006 Manager, community volunteer program and patient support groups, TTSH – Singapore

2005-2010 Volunteer & Counsellor, Action for AIDS – Singapore

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-Present Writer, MICA Communications Office – Freelance

2012-2015 Global External Communications Advisor, Chemicals, Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd – London, UK

2010-2012 Global External Communications Advisor, Industry, Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd – London, UK

2006-2010 External Affairs Media Relations Adviser, Shell Companies in Singapore – Singapore

2006-2006 Senior Consultant (Healthcare & Corporate), Ruder Finn Asia (public relations consultancy) – Singapore

2005-2006 Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications, TTSH – Singapore

2003-2004 Senior Executive Officer, Corporate Communications, Singapore Pools (national lottery/gaming company) – Singapore

2000-2002 Snr Consultant/Account Supervisor (Corp, Fin, Industry Practice) – Fleishman-Hillard Int’l Communications – Singapore

1998-2000 Public Communications Officer, Ministry of Information & The Arts – Singapore

1992-1994 Signaller, Singapore Armed Forces (military service) – Brunei & Singapore

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES

2018 Fellow, Attention Lab: Order of the Third Bird, Aug 6-12, Mildred’s Lane Residency – Pennsylvania, USA

2017-2019 SVA MFA Fine Arts merit scholarship – New York, New York, USA

2015-2016 MICA Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art merit scholarship – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

WRITINGS

2018

  • “Design as a Way of Life”, Velocity magazine, No. 7 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • “When Art & Science Collide”, Velocity magazine, No. 4 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • “Curatorial Thinking”, Commotion magazine, No. 6 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • “Strength in Numbers”, Commotion magazine, No. 6 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • “Good Fellows”, Velocity magazine, No. 3 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2017

  • “Community Arts Leaders in Baltimore”, Commotion magazine, No. 5 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • “Making It Personal”, Velocity magazine, No. 2 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA