Grace Tan

b. 1979, Johor, Malaysia
Lives and works in Singapore

Grace Tan began her practice in 2003 under ‘the kwodrent series’ to explore wearable fabric structures based on the study of rectangles and construction methods. Her interest in material and construction led her wearable works to evolve into sculptural objects and site-specific installations. Geometry is another key influence. The works are also distinguished by tactile nuances that accentuate matter and form.

Tan was awarded the President’s Design Award for ‘Building as a Body’ in 2012 and the Young Artist Award in 2013. In 2015, ‘GROUND’, her collaborative entry with FARM Architects, was selected for National Gallery Singapore’s art connector project.

In recent years, Tan has worked on large public art commissions in Singapore such as ‘Woven Field’ at Downtown Line Little India Station (2015), ‘PLANES and CURRENTS’ at Marina One (2017), ‘SYMMETRY’ at DUO (2017) and ‘n. 333 – State of Equilibrium’ at Raffles City (2018). Her works are in the collection of private and corporate collectors, as well as institutions such as POLA Museum, Japan.

Grace Tan is represented by FOST Gallery, Singapore.

Country: Malaysia