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SHIH YUN YEO 

Born in Singapore 1976, Shih Yun is a full-time artist and Director of INSTINC, an independent artist-run space. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration(Marketing) from National University of Singapore, Diploma in Communications Design from Lasalle College of the Arts and Post- Baccalaureate (Painting) from San Francisco Art Institute in 2002.

Yeo Shih Yun is known to reinterpret the very act of ink painting with striking results. Her experimentations of fusing the traditional form with contemporary mediums like new media or performance art has garnered much acclaim, including a commission by the Singapore Art Museum, winning the Sovereign Asian Art Prize People's Choice Award in 2012 and being awarded a Certificate of Distinction and Highly Commended Entry at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition in 2007. Her painting at the Sovereign Asian Art Prize was auctioned by Christie’s Asia in 2012. Her recent exhibition was in NUS MUSEUM titled "Scholars and ink". 

"My abstract works are paintings and drawings at the same time. Paintings/drawings of geometric and organic shapes and lines, composed of layers of ink, acrylic and other mediums allude to the gestural surface marks of Abstract Expressionism. My paintings/drawings reflect not only with the radical conflict between the two "colorless" colors (black and white), but also their interaction and interdependence. What drew me to the medium were its historical richness, the temporal quality of landscape ink painting, the physical strength and boldness of the black ink and its generosity and infinite possibilities." Shih Yun 

Selected Exhibitions

2016: South by Southeast Art from Singapore, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai China
2015: Scholars & Ink, NUS Museum, Singapore
2014: Choreographed Collisions, Galerie Steph, Singapore
2013: Learning from trees, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore
2012: Semi Automatic, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City, USA
2012: Rhythm Section, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Singapore
2012: Lyrical Abstraction, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2012: 墨, Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade, Singapore

Selected Awards

2012: Sovereign Asian Art Prize People's Choice Award, Singapore
2007: 26th UOB Singapore Painting of the Year Competition, Certificate of Distinction (Abstract category)
2007: 26th UOB Singapore Painting of the Year Competition, Highly commended entry (Abstract category)
1999: 18th UOB Singapore Painting of the Year Competition, Highly commended entry (Abstract category)

Selected Auctions

Christie's Asia : Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Singapore.
[email protected] Museum, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
National University of Singapore Charity Art Auction

Private Collections

New York, London, Sydney, Basel, Berlin, Fukuoka, Amsterdam, Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Singapore.

Resident Artist

2013: Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan (Artist)
2012: Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan (Reseacher)
2011: LW44, Munich, Germany
2010: Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan
2010: 9th Atelier d’Artista, Gambassi Terme, Tuscany, Italy
2009: Stifelsen Kulturhuset USF, Bergen, Norway
2008: Lindart, Lendava, Slovenia
2008: Bains:Connective, Brussels, Belgium
2005: PVA MediaLab(UK) & The Substation, Singapore

Lectures & Professional Works

Founder of artist-run space, INSTINC Singapore
Adjunct Lecturer, Lasalle College of the Arts, Masters in Arts Management
Adjunct Instructor, Miyazaki Art Center, Japan
Conference speaker, Tainan Art and Culture Conference, Taiwan
Artist talk, LW44, Munich, Germany
Guest Speaker, AIR VOLUME 2, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

Institution Collections

Aspen Re Collection, Singapore
Renaissance Shanghai Ming Jie, China
Far East Organization, Singapore
Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore
Renaissance Beijing Hotel, China
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jinan, China
Sheraton Hotel, Santou, China
Sheraton Hotel, Guiyang, China
Duchess Residencies by UOL, Singapore
Fortune Plaza, Beijing, China
Mr Koh Seow Chuan, DP Architects Singapore
Mr Terrence Chan, TERRE Singapore

Education

2002: San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California Post Baccalaureate Program (Painting)
2001: Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore Diploma in Communications Design (Distinction)
1998: National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Business Administration (Merit)


Exhibitions & Mentions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014: Choreographed Collisions, Galerie Steph, Singapore
2013: Learning from trees, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore
2011: Traces of Nature, Community Wall, Esplanade, Singapore
2011: 43200 Minutes in Munich, LW44, Munich, Germany
2010: 408 hours in Itoshima, Studio Kura Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan

PERFORMANCES

2009: Impulse, Live painting performance by Yeo Shih Yun(Singapore) and Magdalena Suranyi(Argentina), Stifelsen Kulturhuset USF(United Sardine Factory), Bergen, Norway
2008: 32-23 Mind the Gap, Live painting performance by Yeo Shih Yun(Singapore) and Magdalena Suranyi(Argentina), Bains:Connective, Belgium, Brussels

SCREENINGS
2010: Film Screening “randomA', Collaboration with Rune Søchting(Denmark), Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

GRANTS
2012: Singapore International Foundation Grant for Kinetica Art Fair
2010: Singapore International Foundation Grant for New York City Art Project
2009: Arts Professional Development Grant for Residency at USF, Norway
2008: Artist Residency Grant (NAC) for Residency at BainsConnective, Belgium, Brussels
2003: Emerging Artist Grant, National Arts Council, Singapore


DONATIONS
Art intervention for Art Outreach, Auction at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Chairity- Art & Design Against Cancer( Singapore Cancer Soceity)
Transformation in Humanity(We CARE Community Services)
National University of Singapore Charity Art Auction
Central City Artist Project USA (New Orleans Residency Program)


姚诗韵出生于1976年, 新加坡人。于新加坡国立大学商业管理(市场行销)取得大学学位, 新加坡拉萨尔艺术学院取得传播设计文凭, 2002年在旧金山艺术学院获得学士后学位。通过使用非传统工具重新诠释中国水墨画艺术, 诗韵的强劲画风和善于在其当代抽象艺术创作表现混沌与秩序之间所存在着难以捉摸的那一刹, 而备受肯定。

在Conversation with Trees的创作过程中, 诗韵摆脱自我并任由大自然的无形之手尽情挥洒。她将沾满水墨的毛笔悬挂在摇曳的树枝上任它随风摇摆, 因而在白色帆布上形成独特而又混乱的墨痕。然后透过微妙的丝网印刷工艺, 诗韵开创了独特而细腻的艺术风格。最近一次在新加坡艺术博物馆举办个展时, 这独特风格为她在本地和伦敦赢得了广泛赞誉。

热衷参与国际艺术家旅驻留计划包括慕尼黑、福冈、卑尔根和比利时,诗韵的近期个展包括在新加坡艺术博物馆的“Lyrical Abstraction” 在新加坡国立大学博物馆的"Scholars and ink", 和在滨海艺术中心Jendela视觉艺术展厅的“墨”。2007年, 她荣获第26届大华银行所赞助新加坡年度绘画创作的优异奖和高度赞扬参赛作品(抽象类。于2012年赢得Sovereign Asian艺术奖最佳人气奖, 得奖作品亦于亚洲佳士得2012拍卖会卖出。