NPE ART RESIDENCY

History of NPE Art Residency

NPE Art Residency is an art arm of NPE Print Communications (Previously known as National Photo Engravers). NPE has a long creative history stemming back to 1967 when the main activity was photo engraving. In contemporary times, NPE has an ever growing team of designers and technicians, running Singapore’s leading press and communication agency. This means that our artist residency studio has more in-house facilities than any other studio or creative space in Singapore: Artists can upscale their work and push boundaries using high tech fabrication and production processes, digital fine art printing, giclee prints, ultraviolet printing, book-binding and stitching machines, gold leaf stamping, die-cut, embossing and debossing, to name a few. The NPE Art Residency is founded by award-winning art consultant, judge and educator, Daryl Goh.

Nicola Anthony

Nicola Anthony (b.1984) is a London-born artist currently based in Singapore. She studied at the University of the Arts London and Loughborough University. Nicola’s artistic practice explores assemblages, kinetic and light sculpture, weaving, and incense-burning on calligraphy papers. She has exhibited internationally in UK, USA and around Asia and Europe in places like Tate Modern, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Shinjuku Creators Fiesta and Aceh Tsunami Museum amongst others. Nicola’s public sculptures and large scale installations have also been commissioned by Singapore’s National Art Council, Marina Bay (Singapore), SG50, Singapore Sports Council and Sentosa Island. 

The completion of her NPE Art Residency programme in Singapore culminated in an exhibition at Intersections Gallery titled Intersection, with her poet collaborator Marc Nair, in Jan-March 2017. Find Nicola's artwork at nicolaanthony.com

Eunice Lim

Eunice Lim (b 1992), a Singapore based visual artist, has always been intrigued with human relationships and narratives in culture. She translates her studies with mediums her ideas discern most appropriate for. Her research is driven based on the critique of the system, to confront beliefs designed by a structure for society. 
Eunice approaches her works in a systematic layered manner, the very same way she believes social conditionings are formed. In the process, she re-examines the structure through origins, progress, and development. Therefore, she desires to pose an alternate understanding in the system we are acquainted to. 
Eunice has exhibited both locally and internationally. She has showcased works at National Library Board, The Substation Gallery, The Arts House, Affordable Art Fair, ION Art Gallery, Angel Orensanz Foundation of Contemporary Art and many more. Find her work at elwmart.com

Hélène Le Chatelier

Hélène Le Chatelier studied art in Paris at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, Olivier de Serres, where she specialized in Fresco painting. Since her first painting exhibition in Paris in 1997 soon after her graduation, Hélène embraced various artistic modes of expression (painting, sculpture, photography, installation, writing). Working mainly in black and white, Hélène questions all aspects of memory, the idea of the passage of time, and the traces it leaves on our bodies and in our lives. She interrogates the secret and unconscious parts of ourselves, as well as the way we attempt reconciliation of our collective and family histories with our individual memory. Hélène currently lives and works in Singapore. Her work has been showcased in Singapore, Bangkok, Paris, Seattle and New York. She has private and corporate collectors all over the world. Find Hélène's artwork at helenelechatelier.com

Deusa Blümke

Born in Brazil and graduating with Masters in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2016, Blümke exhibits in Singapore and internationally. Her work was invited by the Brazilian Ambassador to Singapore to inaugurate the first solo show of the Brazilian Cultural Centre, at the Brazilian Embassy. Amongst other showcases, her work has been exhibited at ION Art Gallery, Substation Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Praxis Gallery, the Jakarta Arts Centre, and Maya Gallery. Blümke’s works are primarily paintings dealing with form, expressive lines, and colors. She is often inspired by material manipulation and the unconscious mind, with an interest in how art can become a bridge between the artist, the viewer, and the active use of the moment. Find Deusa's artwork at deusablumke.com

Chloë Manasseh

Born 1990, London. Currently based in Singapore. She graduated from her Masters (2014) from The Slade School of Fine Art, having received the Euan Uglow Memorial Scholarship. She completed her BFA (2012) from The University of Brighton with First Class Honours, during which time she spent a semester abroad at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.

She is currently the Artist in Residence at The Winstedt School, Singapore. Her work has been exhibited internationally with exhibitions in Singapore, Italy, USA, Israel and the UK. Upcoming exhibitions include The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (London), and a solo presentation at The Affordable Art Fair (SG). Find Chloë's artwork at chloemanasseh.com

Jocelyn Chew

Born 1992, is a Singaporean artist who graduated with a BA Fine Art (Honours) Degree from Goldsmiths College, London in 2015. She is interested in the practice of walking – the experience of the walking process disrupted by the medium format camera, which serves as a mediating device between the image and the experience. Her practice questions the concept of spaces and explores ways of looking at images. Since graduation, she has presented her work in various exhibitions including OH!pen Call (2016) in Potong Pasir and eco.me as part of ILight Marina Bay (2017). Find Joscelin's artwork at joscelinchew.net

Megan Miao

Born 1992, is a multidisciplinary artist-curator and educator born in Shanghai and currently based in Singapore. Megan’s practice uses a mix of digital and analog approaches to create her work. Her practice aims to articulate the ways in which people organise their memories, aspirations and culture, challenging commonly held beliefs in a humorous manner. Graduating from Central Saint Martins College of the Arts in 2015, Megan has since presented her work at SCOUT: Emerging Art Practices in Singapore (2016), OH!pen Call (2016) and SingaPlural (2017). Find Megan's artwork at hanqingmiao.com

Billy Soh

Billy Soh is a multi-disciplinary artist working within the realms of photography, paper making, sound and installation art. He is a chairman of the Singapore Contemporary Young Artists, and is also a co-founder of the Playitforwardsg initiative that intervenes in public places, turning them into music-making spaces through public piano installations.

Clicking away behind the camera since the tender age of 14, Billy believes that the lens could capture more than the human eye could perceive, and the mind could conjure up more than what the camera could capture. He constantly explores the essence of photography as a medium, and is currently developing a photographic practice that stays true to its roots as an artform instead of mere documentation. 

Find Billy's artwork at billysoh.wixsite.com

Mauro De Giorgi

Mauro De Giorgi is an international artist whose works have been displayed in Italy (Venice Biennale), United Kingdom (London), Japan (Tokyo), Switzerland (Art Basel) and Singapore, where he currently resides.

In 2015 he was selected by the Benetton Art Foundation to exhibit at the Venice Biennale. One of his artworks has been published in Benetton Collection book ‘Preastigium’. Later the same year he moved to Tokyo (Japan) in order to extend his research into Japanese aesthetics, working with various local artists including well-known sumi master Shukou Tsuchiya, and exhibiting across Tokyo.

One of his artworks was sold to international jazz singer Aki Yashiro.

Mauro’s practice of art is a constant attempt to achieve balance and purity through a minimal yet experimental approach which also includes ancient techniques such as sumi (calligraphy ink), gyotaku (fish printing) and iwa enogu (mineral pigments).

He has also worked as a creative for brands such as Michelin, L’Oreal, FIAT and Nestle’. Find Mauro's artwork at maurodegiorgi.com

HannaMi Kim

HannaMi Kim is a painter and illustrator who has taken the plunge into the world of art after successful careers in banking, publishing and owning a hip café.

Having lived for spells in Korea and Hong Kong and now happy to be in Singapore, her art reflects her endless optimism and abundance of energy. She inter-weaves lines, colors and objects with energy, some of it tinged with shades of tradition and culture, but always reflecting the artist’s character and perceived world view, shaped by her life journey and myriad experiences. Find HannaMi's artwork at hannamikim.com

Dreams of Artists

Dreamers are a bunch of multi-talented artists who have extreme passion in art and design decided to group and explore art together to form an inspiring dream for their audience. Find Dream of Artist's artwork at dreamsofartists

Joel Yuen

Joel Yuen (Singapore b.1983) studied at NTU's School of Art, Design & Media with a major in Photography & Digital Imaging (BFA), and received his MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design (London). Yuen has been focusing his practice on social issues within the context of Singapore, and how the work challenges the established norms of visual perception and understanding. His preferred medium is photography, video, and sculpture.

Yuen is a recipient of the Artists and Collectors Exchange Bursaries Award (London), and winner of the 27th UOB Painting Of The Year Competition (Singapore). Notable exhibitions include The Singapore Show: Future Proof at Singapore Art Museum at 8Q (Singapore), Farewell to Experience, Lanzhou Foto (China), and Nouvelles Vagues: File Not Found at Palais de Tokyo (Paris). Find Joel's artwork at Joel Yuen | LensCulture

Merryn Trevethan

Merryn Trevethan (Australia b. 1976) Since relocating to Singapore in 2014, she has been commissioned by Facebook to create murals for their Singapore offices (2015 and 2016) and was awarded first prize for DRIVE - Public Art Open Call at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2015). Trevethan holds Masters of Fine Art (by research) from Monash University (2005).
Recent solo exhibitions include Provable Falsehoods (2017) Fox Galleries, Melbourne; The Party's Over (2016) Australian High Commission, Singapore; Thanks For The Downgrade... (You Should All Be Fired!) at Fehily Contemporary (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Abstraction 2018 at Five Walls Projects, Melbourne; Apertures, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2017); Of Colour and Light, Yarra Sculpture Gallery (2016); Colour In, 120 Langford (2013) and LINE, Wyndham Art Gallery (2013). Find Merryn's artwork at merryntrevethan.com

Justin Lee

Justin Lee is a Singaporean visual artist and designer. He has participated in numerous artist-in- residence progammes in Japan (Fukuoka, Studio Kura-2012/14, Itoshima Art Farm-2014, and Tokyo Youkobo-2013). After his graduation with a Diploma in Visual Arts (Fine Arts), he was one of the selected local artists trained at the Tyler Print Institute in New York. Over the years, he has participated in numerous exhibitions held in Singapore and internationally (2000-2002).
As one of Singapore's foremost pop artist whose design projects reflect a fine sense of contemporary design flavoured with an essence of Singapore traditions, Justin's work deserves accolades as both designer and artist. His approach to design is executed with current graphic fundamentals yet reflecting traditional techniques such as his on-going series based on paper-cutting and Chinese woodblock printing styles. The themes and imagery with which he interprets his commissioned design work underscore familiar Asian cultures with a delightful pop treatment that celebrates Asian values in an endearing tongue in cheek manner.

Justin is both an accomplished artist and graphic designer whose work has been recognised through commissions by SAM, the Esplanade and the New Majestic Hotel. Earlier in his career, he had been handpicked as one of 6 of the STPI's first interns to work with world renowned artists such as Frank Stella and Donald Sultan. He believes that art play an important part in helping people to grow and to see the important role play and awareness of themselves. His works also reflect on words and images from the mass media like signage, billboards and consumer products which control our thoughts and expression.

Yeoh Wee Hwee

Yeoh Wee Hwee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons – 1st Class) Fine Art with Contemporary Writing from University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, in 2006. After receiving her Art Bursary (Oversea) in 2007 from Singapore National Arts Council, she continued to pursue her masters degree in Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom, and graduated in 2009. She is currently a part-time lecturer in LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Wee's practice enquires into the idea of becoming through a work intensive operation on displacement and transgression. Nothing is stable, things are constantly in a state of becoming; in a state of flux where one never cease to slip and transform into another. The qualities and functions of the mass-produced materials used in our everyday lives are examined, exploited and challenged during the process of her exploration in order to transform them into objects, sculptures and installations overlaid with contradictions and ambiguity.

Wee's work received Honourable Mention for Singapore Philip Morris Arts Award in 2005 and NAFA President Award in 2006. Amongst the group shows she participated, there were "Set It Up and Go", APS Artnews Projects + Twinspace in Germany, "CHAIRITY2012" Red Dots Design Museum in Singapore, "Take Me Places" Singapore Art Museum, "These Sacred Things" Esplanade and "South By Southeast : Art from Singapore" Yibo Gallery, Shanghai. She also collaborated with young children and residents to create an installation and large format wall mural during the Passion Arts Festival 2014 and 2015.

Andy Yang

Andy Yang (b. 1973, Malaysia) is a visual artist based in Singapore. Andy received his fine arts education from the renowned Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur and graduated in 1994. After that, Andy enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator. In the mid-2000s, a trip abroad took him vis-à-vis artworks by the European masters. The profound impression left on him by these experiences led him to broaden the horizons of his creativity and to explore visual artistic languages. Since then Andy has been participating in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including Emotions at Instinc Gallery (2011), Abstract Innovations at One East Asia Gallery (2013), Existential Passages at K+ Scott’s Square (2016), and The Many Glimpses of Drama at Art Forum Gallery (2017).

Furthermore, Andy considered the abstract more suitable to respond to his longstanding passion for music. The exploration into the myriads of possibilities between visual art and music led him to the creation of works under musical stimuli, and also in collaboration with, amongst others, local indie band The Observatory. In Anitya 1 (2011) the artist exposes the process of his art making in full cycle, from creation to destruction, and provides the compelling visual focal point to the music played live by The Observatory, at the Earl Lu Gallery of the Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore. Also, again, for the latest ArtScience Late feature, Ceremony (2019) together with SA TheCollective, the artist celebrated the experiences of human childbirth through an energetic sound performance set against an elaborate visual art installation set.

In recent years, Andy, grown confident in his usual approach, and the unconscious pursuit of fresher challenges has begun exploring a new direction: his field of vision embraces a broader and more balanced perspective. In his artwork for Chok  Kerong’s album Tales They Told Me (2017), Andy uses ink and acrylics on paper: emptiness and silence play as much a part as the asemic writing, notes and pentagram’s lines pirouetting and swaying in the energetic composition. In Just Another Evening (2017), the indelible memory of a sunset is distilled, decomposed in its nuanced and essential elements, and conveyed on paper with a composed, measured, and a confident maturity.

Nandita Mukand

Nandita Mukand is a Singapore-based artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, installation and painting and whose work has been exhibited and collected in Singapore and also internationally. Her practice is concerned with how urbanization with its attendant lifestyle choices continuously changes us as individuals, and by extension, transforms the collective psyche of our world. Drawing upon her interest in ontology, neuroplasticity, quantum physics and buddhist texts her work often explores observations of growth and decay in the wilderness in conjunction with the workings of the urban mind. 
 
She fashions urban materials into organic forms reminiscent of natural growth and decay. In other installations she works with natural materials like dead plants, dried flowers and seeds. Whether synthetic or organic, building up of the sculptures and installations often involves repetitive processes that are meditative. Ideas of growth and decay, layers of accretion and erosion as markers of time, resilience in the face of adversity, the grace imbibed in adapting organically to circumstances, the beauty of chaos-these are some of the themes that form the backdrop of her artistic practice. Her research interests include neuroplasticity, quantum physics and buddhist texts.

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