April Ng Kiow Ngor

  • Born 1963 in Singapore

  • Graduated with Diploma in Fine Art (Western Painting), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore, 1989

  • Graduated with Master of Fine Art (Printmaking), The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), UK, 1993

  • Received Higher Diploma in Printmaking (Equivalent status and standard to MFA), The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), UK

  • Part-time lecturer in National Institute of Education, LASALLE SIA College of the Arts, and NAFA

 

April Ng Kiow Ngor specialises in monotype and intaglio printing, though her focus in recent years is almost entirely on the latter. Her imagery explores the concept of infusion with a sense of space and spatiality, contemplating the process through which humans and other organisms become more aware of the relative positions of their own bodies and the objects around them that are important for movement and orientation within the environment. Through her work, April draws attention to the overloading and numbing of the modern city dweller, and how living within a fast-paced urban ecosystem has deprived us of things we once believed to be permanently ours.

Since pursuing her Master’s Degree in Fine Art (Printmaking) in the UK, April has come to appreciate the richness and transformative potential of printmaking. The distillation of abstracted landscapes into movements and forms captured in the layering of chromatic textures made possible through a combination of printmaking techniques is at the forefront of her creative practice. They demonstrate a mastery of the print medium at investigating the wonders of natural phenomena and an understanding of the intricate relationship between dots, lines, colours and space.

Awards

2016  Third Prize - 2nd Asean Graphic Art Competition and Exhibition, Vietnam

2001  Honourable Mention Award, Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Award 2001/2002, Singapore

1997  Honourable Mention Award, Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Award, Singapore

1996  Distinction Award in The UOB 15th Painting of The Year Exhibition, Singapore

1993  Distinction Award in The Painting Category, Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition, Singapore

1994  Distinction Award in the Painting Category, Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition, Singapore

1994  Merit Award in Singapore Urban-art Competition, Singapore

1994  Winner’s Award in Tokyo Urban-art Competition, Japan

Solo Exhibitions & Commissioned Project

2019  April Ng Kiow Ngor: Salient Traces, AC43 Gallery, Singapore

2016  Release of No Trace, Merlin Gallery, Singapore

2012  dot line plane, Art 2 Gallery, Singapore

2003  Art in Transit - North East Line MRT (Woodleigh Station), Land Transport Authority, Singapore Wall Mural for RSAF Museum, Singapore

1998  TWO, Substation Art Gallery, Singapore

1997  Member’s Wall, Edinburgh Printmaker Workshop, U.K

1994  Stiftelsen 3.14, Bergen, Norway

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018  BON á TIRER: Original Prints by Chen Shitong, April Ng, Tan Seow Wei & Zhang Fuming, AC43 Gallery,
Singapore
2018  Motionless Boundary 静界, Daxin Museum of Art, Tainan, Taiwan.
2018  9th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro 2018, Portugal
2018  Painters, Nakata Museum, Onomichi, Japan
2018  International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2018  16 times ART. WeiBenthurm, Germany
2016  Asian Graphic Art Competition and Exhibition, Vietnam
2015  The 15th International Print Exhibition cum Workshop, WooJaegil Art Museum, Korea.
2015  The 9th International Contemporary Printmaking Biennale, Trois-Rivières, Canada
2012  1st Macau Printmaking Triennial, Old Court Building, Avenida da Praia Grande, Macau
2007  Limited/Unlimited: The 27th Anniversary Exhibition of Printmaking Society, Singapore Tyler Print Institute,
Singapore
2002  NAFA Art Showcase @ Women Inspire Expo 2002, Singapore
1996  The 5th Scottish print Open, Touring Exhibition, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness, Aberdeen,
Scotland, U.K.
1992  The 224th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.
1989  The Artists Village 2nd Open Studio Show, Singapore

 
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