Terra Incognita by Valerie Ng
Opening Reception 6 June 2014 | 7-9 pm
666 North Bridge Road
Terra Incognita, or unknown lands in Latin, traces Valerie's journeys to new places and exploration in things natural and organic. Most of the works in the exhibition are inspired by experiences from her recent summer painting course at the Ox-Bow School of Art, in Chicago, United States. A few installations using paper and natural materials will also accompany the collection of paintings. The exhibition will be accompanied by a workshop by the artist on 7 June.
A Malaysian based in Singapore, she was part of arts collective instinc in 2006, and has done artist residencies in the US, Iceland and Finland. Her paintings can be found in corporate and private collections in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Mexico, Sweden and Germany. She won First Prize in the Abstract medium category, United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year 2004 Competition (Singapore) as well as Highly-Commended awards in 2006. She received a Distinction in the Malaysian Art Competition (2007) and was selected for the Young Contemporaries 2006 in Malaysia.