Chua Chon Hee
Born 1960 in Singapore
Graduated with Advanced Diploma, Western Art, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 1982
Chua Chon Hee is a multidisciplinary local artist, who works extensively with ceramic, ink, and printmaking. Her art possesses the characteristic of a humble organicism as she strives to relate her artistic practice to traditions, while simultaneously making her explorations on art significant in a contemporary manner. Chon Hee continually plants herself amidst lush greenery and nature, which stimulates and enthuses her art. In addition, her works are rooted in the Zen thinking of "being in the moment", and Chon Hee chooses to portray these inspirations using physical objects like leaves or clay in their raw form. Thus, her works are entrenched in the traditional, yet shifts easily back to modernism if needed.
Having been heavily involved in fine arts education for the most parts of her professional life, Chon Hee is now dedicated to art-making and exploring new boundaries with her art.
Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions
2020 Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy & Painting Society Annual Group Exhibition
2018 Double Happiness - Group exhibition on print, seal carvings, couplets, Chinese calligraphy, Artsembly, Esplanade, Singapore
2018 Every Flower That Ever Bloomed - Special Themed Exhibition in conjunction with Esplanade's Huai Yi Festival, Artsembly, Esplanade, Singapore
2017 Insight - 2017 Singapore International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition
2017 "When Space Dissolves into Luminosity, Where Flowers Bloom Amidst Rocks" group show, iPreciation, Singapore
2016 Singapore Sculpture Society Woodcarving Symposium, Singapore
2016 A Thousand Cups and Maybe More, Singapore
2015 5th Guanlan International Print Biennial Guanlan Print Art Museum, China
2015 Macau Printmaking Triennial, Macau Museum of Art, Macau Nanyang Clay Group Annual Show 2015, Singapore