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Anthony Chua Say Hua

"My paintings’ strength lies in the bold use of brush strokes with various effects created by different types of brushes such as the less conventional feather brushes. My creative processes are informed by both traditional Chinese ink and Modern Western strategies such as mark making. The objective is to enable new artistic surfaces to be created and expressiveness articulated."

  • Born 1966 in Singapore

  • Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, 1992

  • Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (High Distinction), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Australia, 1994 (under Philippe Charriol Foundation Scholarship)

  • Graduated with Master of Arts in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1997 (under Chen Chong Swee Overseas Art Scholarship)


Anthony Chua Say Hua is a highly prominent artist who has amassed many awards and accolades under his belt. While he works primarily with Chinese ink, his art practice is informed by the Western Modernist aesthetics. Apart from abstract compositions, the artist has also churned out a fascinating collection of works based on contemporary subjects like urban landscapes and old buildings. Anthony has more than 12 solo exhibitions under his name, and had participated in more than 15 group exhibitions over the years.

Notable Awards

2014  Silver Award: UOB Painting of the Year

2003  Certificate of Distinction: UOB 22nd Painting of the Year
2002  Certificate of Distinction: UOB 21st Painting of the Year
2001  Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council Singapore
2001  1st Prize (Chinese ink) UOB 20th Painting of the Year

1997  1st Prize (Abstract): Expressions in Art by Singapore Telecoms
1996  Certificate of Distinction: Philippe Charriol Foundation (Singapore)
1996  1st Prize (Figurative): UOB 15th Painting of the Year
1993  Most Promising Young Artist Award: Philippe Charriol Foundation (Singapore)

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2019  Spiritual Odyssey: Solo Works by Anthony Chua Say Hua, AC43 Gallery, Singapore

2018  Iconic Landmarks, artcommune gallery, Singapore

2017  Rhythmic Compulsion: Paintings by Anthony Chua Say Hua, AC43 Gallery, Singapore

2016  Urbanscape Duet: A Joint Exhibition of Anthony Chua and Hong Sek Chern’s New Ink Works, AC43 Gallery, Singapore

2015  City Landscape: Joint Exhibition by Chua Say Hua and Hong Sek Chern, UOB Art Gallery, Singapore

2015  Urban Rambles, Ernst and Young Art Space, Singapore, organised by EY ASEAN Art Outreach

2015  A Waltz through the City, artcommune gallery, Singapore

2014  2+2, artspace@222, Singapore, organised by Chryse Gallery of Fine Art

2012  Spiral Staircases and Round Windows, Dahlia Art Gallery, Singapore

2011  Globalisation of Asian Culture: 26th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, South Korea

2010  Asian Spirit Blue Sky- Environment Balance and Change: 25th Asian International Art Exhibition: Mongolian National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2008  Asia in Harmony: 23rd Asian International Art Exhibition, University City Art Museum Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China

2006  21st Asian International Art Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2005 20th Asian International Art Exhibition, Araya Museum, Philippines

2004  19th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
2003  18th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
2002  17th Asian International Art Exhibition, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, South Korea

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