Valerie Ng took up painting seriously in 2002 after attending the Alternative Foundation in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art Summer School, University College of London, UK.
Working mostly in oil on canvas or acrylic on paper, her paintings are in an abstract expressionist style.They are created as a result of her explorations in colour, light, depth, form and texture, as well as inspired by the natural elements, hues and shapes in the environment. She strives for a dynamic balance with a sense of mood and movement on the surface, through a unique transfer of energy in the action of painting. Having a keen interest in paper, her art works include artists’ books, papier-mache, collage and assemblage.
Her paintings have been exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum as well as the National Art Gallery, Malaysia. She has had solo exhibitions at the Substation, Maya Gallery, Mulan Gallery and Wetterling Teo Gallery, as well as group exhibitions at instinc, Telok Kurau Studios and Jendela Gallery at the Esplanade. In addition, her works have been auctioned by Larasati Auctioneers in Singapore.
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.
A Malaysian based in Singapore, she has done artist residencies in Italy, Vermont USA, Iceland and Finland. Her paintings can be found in corporate and private collections in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Mexico, Germany and Sweden.