Visual artist (b. 1970), Singapore
Time and memories are like the ebb and flow of tides - they do not work in chronological order. Meandering in ways that appear to be within grasp, or emerge as soft traces in far-off places.
In the heart of both realms lies nature. She is a quiet observer, teacher, healer and commentator. Through the changing seasons, relocation or emotional states of mind, she is a powerful force that shapes memory and in turn, is shaped by time. A walk through temple grounds; playing in one’s childhood garden, or a surprising gale that pummels through one’s thoughts and senses.
In the past, I sought only to capture these elusive elements through journaling. Nowadays, they are expressed in tandem through the language of nature in my creations.
My paintings are my journals. I revisit past entries to paint forgotten landscapes. Other times, torn pages make their foray into my work as a new way to mark time, or reframe it. I work with mixed media such as acrylic paint, coloured charcoals, inks, graphite and collage to create both 2 and 3-dimensional works.
2016 - 2017
Master of Arts Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore/Goldsmiths University of London
Certificate in Basic Printmaking, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, Paris (France)
Nascence / Emergence, Art Forum Singapore
Affordable Art Fair Singapore with Art Forum, Singapore
Redaction by The Substation, Visual Arts Centre, Singapore
Eyes Wide Open, Untitled Space Art Gallery/Residency, Shanghai, China
I.D. (The Body's Still Warm), 42 Cambridge Road, Singapore
Breathing: An Exhibition of Clay and Paper by Charlotte and Nicholas Chin, The Cranes, Singapore
Maybe: MA Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
MA Fine Arts: Work-in-progress. Freshly Squeezed, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
100 Artists, 100 Friends, 100 Songs, The Connoisseur Concerto @Circular Road, Singapore
Cherish, Viridian Art Gallery, Singapore
Pameran Poskad, Viridian Art Gallery, Singapore
100 Artists, 100 Friends, 100 Dreams, The Connoisseur Concerto@Circular Road, Singapore
Artists, 100 Friends, 100 Inspirations, The Connoisseur Concerto@Circular Road, Singapore
Blank Canvas, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Singapore
Pameran Poskad, My Art Space, Singapore
Pameran Poskad, HOUSE at Dempsey, Singapore
Harmony in Wax, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
AWARDS / PROGRAMS
Artist-in-residence program at Untitled Space, Shanghai, China
LASALLE Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies
Park Royal for Our Heartlands by Plural Art Mag Singapore
Promise of a Blue Sky for Streets of Hope (Second edition) by the National Arts Council, Singapore
Spring Sojourn, Artist collaboration with fashion label, Mont Kiji in Paris, France