Valerie Ng

1974 , Malaysia

Valerie Ng's abstract paintings are a gestural expression of mood and movement. Working mostly in oil on canvas or acrylic on paper, 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 of energy and atmosphere through a unique transfer of marks in the action of painting.

Having a keen interest in paper, her art works include artists’ books, papier-mâché, 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 UOB Art Gallery Substation, Maya and Mulan Gallery, as well as group exhibitions at instinc, One East Asia and Jendela Gallery at the Esplanade. In addition, her works have been in art fairs across the region and auctioned by Larasati Auctioneers.

Valerie won the Bronze Award at the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year competition as well as First Prize (Abstract) in the 2004 UOB POY in Singapore. In 2021 and 2019, she was a finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in Hong Kong, and in 2006, selected for the Young Contemporaries in Malaysia.

A Singapore PR from Malaysia, she often seeks inspiration through travel thus has had artist residencies in Portugal, New Zealand, 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 and Europe.

Freckle
Oil on canvas
76 x 96 cm
2017
Speckle
Oil on canvas
76 x 96 cm
2017
Orographic Air
Oil on canvas
94 x 74 cm
2015
Orographic Flow
Oil on canvas
94 x 74 cm
2015
Restored Brown
Collage on canvas
46 x 61 cm
2020
Restored Green
Collage on canvas
46 x 61 cm
2020
Chequered Greens
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
2020
Chequered Browns 
Oil on canvas
92 x 92 cm
2020
Tendril Weave
Oil on canvas
142 x 92 cm
2020
SOLD
Tendrils Blue
Oil on canvas
122 x 92 cm
2020
Curves and Edges on Beige 
Oil on canvas
76 x 100 cm
2021
Rewilding Blues
Oil on canvas
158 x 122 cm 
2021 
Shifting Sands
Oil on canvas
120 x 158 cm
2021
Coloured Earth
Oil on canvas
158 x 122 cm
2020
Up for Air
Oil on canvas
122 x 158 cm
2020
Flow Freely
Acrylic on papier-mâché
~190 x 80 cm
2021
Logmarks
Acrylic on papier-mâché 
~75 x 175 cm
2016
Wild Green & Sun
Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
2022
Rewilding Roots
Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
2022
Idlewild
Oil on canvas
91 x 46 cm
2022 
Wild Nothing
Oil on canvas
102 x 102 cm
2022
Stitched Fragments
Mixed media on canvas
~118 x 160 cm