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Tam Kwan Yuen

"Painting is a way of expressing my view of the world. Whether it's a busy city or quiet village, I am enthralled by the interactions of humans and their environment. I hope to present these scenes in an interesting way to my viewers."

  • Born 1986 in Hong Kong

  • Moved to Singapore in 1989

  • Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts, Product Design, Nanyang Technological University, 2012

  • Member of Singapore Watercolour Society and Singapore Art Society

  • Signature Member of American Watercolour Society (AWS)


Tam Kwan Yuen has been active in both the local and international art scene, participating in group and solo exhibitions. He currently paints scenes both locally and abroad, with a modern approach to his painting technique. His works have gained international recognition and have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. His works have been featured in art publications, including the 17th Issue of the Art of Watercolour Magazine and selected as Winner in North Light Books' Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark Issue edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf.

Notable Awards ​

2020  Juried into 153rd Annual International Exhibition of AWS, Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA

2019  Painting selected to exhibit in the 152nd Annual International Exhibition of AWS, Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA, and selected for the Traveling Exhibition 2016–17

2018  Awarded M. Graham Honourable Mention Award, Missouri Watercolour Society International Exhibition 2018, Qingdao, China

2017  Juried into 9th Signature American Watermedia Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, California, USA
2017  Outstanding Watercolour Award, October 2017 Boldbrush Painting Competition, FASO

2017  Awarded the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2016  JAN GARY and WILLIAM D. GORMAN MEMORIAL AWARD in the 149th Annual International Exhibition of AWS, Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA

2016  Outstanding Watercolour Award, June 2016 Boldbrush Painting Competition, FASO

2015  Finalist in Student Landscape Section of the Artists' Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition

2014  Awarded in the 35th International Exhibition of Pennsylvania Watercolour Society, USA

2014  Juried into 34th International Exhibition of San Diego Watercolour Society, USA

2014  Second Selection of Art of Watercolour's 1st World Watercolour Competition

2014  Juried into Society of Watercolour Artists (SWA) International Watermedia Showcase 2014, Texas, USA

2014  Award of Distinction, Watercolour Missouri International Exhibition 2014, USA

2014  Juried into 37th International Exhibition of Watercolour Art Society of Houston, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2020  Feels Like Home: Watercolour Paintings by Tam Kwan Yuen, AC43 Gallery, Singapore

2018  Beyond Borders, Merlin Gallery, Singapore 

2016  Urban Sense, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore

2015  Shifting Points, artcommune gallery, Singapore

2013  Moments in Spaces, artcommune gallery, Singapore

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