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Valerie Ng

b. 1974, Malaysia

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ARTIST BIO


Valerie Ng is an artist with an eye for the miniscule details that nature presents in its utmost glory. She seeks inspiration in the natural and organic. Her artworks are a clear reflection of this; often reminding one of the visual texture of tree barks, or the lines winds form on surfaces. In this exhibition, she presents works that show depth in form and color, presenting things that are not merely what they seem to be.  She strives for a quiet balance with a sense of mood and movement on the surface, through a unique transfer of energy in the action of painting.

Valerie attended the Alternative Foundation in Fine Art at The Slade Summer School, The Slade School of Fine Art and University College of London, UK. She started painting seriously in 2002, and has since done residencies in the US, Iceland and Finland.  Some of her works currently belong corporate and private collections in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Mexico, Sweden and Germany. 

She won the Bronze Award in the United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year 2018, First Prize (Abstract medium category) in 2004 as well as ‘Highly-Commended’ awards in 2006.  She received a Distinction in the Malaysian Art Competition, 2007 and selected for the Young Contemporaries 2006 in Malaysia.



EDUCATION

2013    Summer Painting Course, Ox-Bow School of Art, USA
2002    Alternative Foundation in Fine Art at The Slade Summer School, The Slade School of Fine
           Art, University College of London
2001    Introduction to Graphic Design, Short Course Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design,
           London
1995    Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


EXHIBITIONS


Solo Exhibitions

2014     Terra Incognita, Maya Gallery, Singapore
2012     SurfaceScapes, Mulan Gallery, Singapore
2009     Elemental Shifts, The Substation, Singapore
2007     Veneer, Que Pasa, Singapore
2007     Reconstructions, Pitch Black, Singapore
2006     Chaos into Light, instinc, Singapore
2005     Moving Textures, Wetterling Teo Gallery, Singapore
2004     Distractions, 23 Emerald Hill, Singapore


Group Exhibitions

2018–19 UOB 37th Painting of the Year Exhibition, UOB Gallery, Singapore
2018     Liquid Light, Maya Gallery, Singapore
            Drawn into Nature, Safra Mt Faber, Singapore
            Nes Alumni Exhibition, Iceland
            Second Bloom, Instinc X Moyem, Singapore
2016     BIENNALE ARTE Dolomiti 2016, Cibiana di Cadore (BL), Italy
            Liquid Textures & Lost in the Little Red Dot, Collab Exhibitions, Instinc, Singapore
            Art Apart Fair, Parkroyal Hotel, Singapore
            Malaysian & SouthEast Asian Art Auction, Henry Butcher, Malaysia
            Pameran Poskad, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
            Bank Art Fair, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
            Venice-Triennale Freedom in Art, Palazzo Albrizzi, Italy
            Purple, One East Asia ARTSpace, Singapore
            In Search of Identity, Artspace@222, Singapore
2014-15 Malaysian & Southeast Asian Art Auction, KL, Malaysia
2014     instinc10 The Great Collaboration, Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2014     Affordable Art Fair (Spring Edition), with Maya Gallery, Singapore      
            Büffel Art Project - Exhibition & Auction, with Maya Gallery, ION Art Gallery, Singapore
           Affordable Art Fair (Spring Edition), with Maya Gallery, Singapore
2013    10 days of Fun, artspace@222, Singapore
            Ethereal Roots, Mulan Gallery, Singapore
            Bank Art Fair, with Maya Gallery, Island Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong
 
           éncore! (Maya Gallery's 1st Anniversary), Maya Gallery, SIngapore
            Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Luxe Art Museum, Singapore (represented by Maya Gallery)
            Cliftons Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Singapore
            Colourful Chaos, Maya Gallery, SIngapore
2012     7Adam Gallery Restaurant, Singapore
2011     Can I have some too? Art Complete, Volvo Art Loft, Singapore
            Glimpses, Singapore Embassy Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2010     Is that a Temple?, Evil Empire, Singapore
            Seeing is Believing Art Auction, SCYA/SCB, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore
            ARTSingapore, Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New Finds Gallery, Singapore
            LARASATI Pictures of Asia Fine Art Auction, Singapore
            Poetry in Action - Women in Arts Festival, SCWO Centre, Singapore


AWARDS

2018     37th UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) - Bronze Award
2007     Distinction, Malaysian Art Competition
2006     2 Highly-Commended Certificates, 25th UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)
2004     First Prize - Abstract Medium, 23rd UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)


COLLECTIONS

Collection of Organisation (Confidential), New York, USA | Berlin, Germany
L’Viv | Tampines Grande | One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore
Hotel Equarius, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Singapore Embassy in Berlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Mr Koh Seow Chuan, National Heritage Board / DP Architects Pte Ltd
Saatchi & Saatchi, Abstract Paintings for Guinness, APB Ad Campaign

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