About Artist画家介绍

  • Quek Kiat Sing (Ms)
  • Quek Kiat Sing juxtaposes modern-day subjects with traditional Chinese Ink to emphasise the relevancy of Asian culture in contemporary life. She has received numerous awards and been commended in competitions such as the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Competition, the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award and the China ASEAN Youth Artwork Creativity Contest. She has twice been awarded the Freeman Fellowship at Vermont Studio Centre, USA; represented Singapore at the ASEAN Cultural Week in Vietnam in 2004; received the India-ASEAN Artist residency at Darjeeling, India in 2012; and has been selected to provide the artwork for an MRT station under the Land Transport Authority's Art-in-Transit programme for the upcoming Thomson Line.
  • Education
  • 2000
    Bachelor of Arts (Distinction in Fine Art), Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    1997
    Bachelor of Social Science (Honours Degree in Political Science), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2016
    2012
    Mirages of Ink, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
    Poses and Movements, The Luxe Art Museum, Singapore
    2011
    Ink Shadows, Chan-Hampe Gallery, Singapore
    2008
    Within Four Rooms, Esplanade, Singapore
    2003
    Shift, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Singapore
    2002
    Moodscape Drawings, Gallery Evason, Singapore
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2015
     
     
     
     
    2014
     
     
     
     
     
    2013
     
     
    2012
     
    These Sacred Things, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade Theatre by the Bay, Singapore
    The Ink Show, Artist’s Proof Gallery, George Town, Washington D.C., US
    Siaw-Tao Seal-Carving, Painting and Calligraphy Society 45th Anniversary Art Show, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore
    Hwa Hun Art Society 42nd Anniversary Exhibition, Chinese Chamber of Commerce            
    City Stories, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
    Affordable Art Fair Singapore, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
    Siaw Tao Annual Exhibition, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore
    Other Nature 2, Art Forum, Singapore
    On-site Ink Exhibition, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
    Hwa Hun Art Society 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore
    Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, NIE Art Gallery, Singapore
    Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2013, F1 Pit, Singapore
    Merging Metaphors, Patna Museum, Bihar & ICCR Gallery New Delhi, India
    Chairity 2012: Arts and Design against Cancer, Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore
    Mirai Kibou – Future and Hope, Studio Miu, Takashimaya S.C., Singapore
    The Federation of Art Societies Annual Exhibition, 美总龙年书画美展2012, Singapore
    Mo, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore
    Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2012, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
    The 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
    2011
    Reflection and Tradition: A Journey through Asia, Boulder Colorado, USA
    Kibou Mirai, Studio Miu, Takashimaya S.C., Singapore
    Unshakable, Light Editions Gallery, Singapore
    2010
    The 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore
    Around the Corner, Studio Miu, Takashimaya S. C., Singapore
    Hwa Hun Art Society 38th Anniversary Exhibition, MICA Atrium, Singapore
    2009
    Petite, Studio Miu, Takashimaya S.C., Singapore
    Saturday Dance Class, University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    2008
    Ink Search, Studio Miu, Takashimaya S.C., Singapore
    Art Singapore, Suntec City, Singapore
    2007
    Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Open Competition, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore
    Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshires, United Kingdom
    Ink Memos, Studio Miu, Takashimaya S.C. Singapore
    2006
    China ASEAN Youth Artwork Creativity Contest, Nanning, Guangxi, China
    Withdrawing: Marks and Gestures, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
    Mini Showcase, Studio Miu, Takashimaya S.C., Singapore
    2005
    Singapore Art Show - Line Art, Singapore Management University, Singapore
    Art for All, Bangkok, Thailand
    The Sixth Face, MICA ARTrium, Singapore
    The 24th UOB Painting of the Year Competition, Esplanade, Singapore
    Global Artist Movement Exhibition, Okazaki, Japan
    Peranakan Art II: Humble Form, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
    2004
    Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Open Competition, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore
    Eye è City – A Visual Account of the Last 24 Hours of 2003, ARTrium@MICA, Singapore
    ASEAN Cultural Week – Tradition and Modernity, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
    The 23rd UOB Painting of the Year Competition, Esplanade, Singapore
    In the Flesh, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
    at infinity, Esplanade, Singapore
    2003
    More and Less, Sculpture Square, Singapore
    2001
    1. The Case (of):, Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Singapore
    Women Beyond Borders, Sculpture Square & K K Hospital, Singapore
    2000
    1. The 19th UOB Painting of the Year Competition, UOB Plaza, Singapore
    Crossing, Sculpture Square, Singapore
    1993
    1st Inter-Tertiary Cultural Festival, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Residency
  • 2012
    India –ASEAN Artist Residency, in conjunction with India-ASEAN Summit, Darjeeling, India
    2008
    Freeman Fellowship, Vermont Art Centre Residency, USA
    2003
    Plum Blossom International Gallery, Singapore.
  • Awards
  • 2011
    20 Top Singapore Finalist, The 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong
    Honourable Mention, Freeman Fellowship, Vermont Art Centre, USA
    2010
    20 Top Singapore Finalist, The 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong
    2008
    Honourable Mention, Freeman Fellowship, Vermont Art Centre, USA
    2007
    Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award, Singapore
    2006
    Encouragement Award, China ASEAN Youth Artwork Creativity Contest, China
    2005
    Highly Commended Award, The 24th UOB Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore
    2004
    Highly Commended Award, The 23rd UOB Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore
    2004
    Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award, Singapore
    2002
    Emerging Artist Grants, National Arts Council, Singapore
    2001
    2001 Highly Commended Award, The 19th UOB Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore
    1989
    Award of Merit, Shankar’s International Children’s Competition, New Delhi, India
  • Demonstration/ Workshop and Public Lecture
  • 2011
    Painting Demonstration/ Workshop in conjunction with Chinese New Year Open House, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
    2011
    Painting Demonstration/Workshop and Lecture (Arrival of Shanghai School Painting in Singapore), in conjunction with the Re-opening of Sun Yat Sen Villa, Singapore
    2012
    Painting Demonstration/Workshop in conjunction with Chinese New Year Open House, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
    2012
    Painting Demonstration/ Workshop, Studio Miu, Singapore
    2012
    Painting Demonstration/Workshop in conjunction with Lantern Festival, Taman Jurong Green Park, Singapore