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Chen Shitong

  • Born 1985 in Singapore

  • Graduated with Diploma in Fine Arts (Western Painting), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 2006

  • Graduated with Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2013 


Utilising the printmaking medium, Chen Shitong weaves subtle narratives that explore the intersection between people and places. Much of his work features the motif of a weathered rock formation – its form and texture inspired by the artist’s daily observations of natural found objects. Vast, solid yet ethereal in presence, the rock formation – created through an exquisite print method – reveals both weight and weightlessness. The tiny, delicate human figures portrayed in various states and postures generate a vibrant sense of life and motion, pointing to the interconnectedness between people and places, and the multitude of stories unveiled through the most ordinary of interactions.

Though Shitong employs printmaking extensively in his aesthetic expressions, his work consists only of unique original editions.

Awards & Notable Commissions

2014  Commission for Farrer Park Medical Centre

2013  Commission for Art in Transit for Downtown Line - Roch0r Station

2012  Winston Oh Travel Award, Practice Award Recipient

2011  LASALLE Scholarship

2009  NAFA Fine Arts Award, Wood Award

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2018  BON á TIRER: Original Prints by Chen Shitong, April Ng, Tan Seow Wei & Zhang Fuming, AC43 Gallery, Singapore

2018  Shop Mix, Tamarind Institute Gallery, Albuquerque, USA

2017  On Common Ground, Mulan Gallery, Singapore

2017  Contemporary Printmaking Festival, Capitol Piazza, Singapore

2016  Locals Only, TAKSU, Singapore

2015  This is Utopia, LWH Gallery, Shanghai

2015  Phrase, Rephrase. Galerie Steph, Singapore

2014  My Dreams. Our Hopes. LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China

2014  Other Nature 2, Art Forum, Singapore

2013  Spot Art 2013, Singaore ARTrium, Singapore

2013  Hospice is..., Project Space Institue of Contemporary Art, Lasalle, Singapore

2013  Georgetown Festival 2013, Georgetown Penang, Malaysia

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