Yeo Shih Yun

b. 1976, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Yeo Shih Yun is a Singaporean artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore (1998), a Diploma in Communication Design at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts (2001), followed by a Post Baccalaureate Programme in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute (2002).

Yeo’s experimental fusion of traditional ink painting with contemporary mediums such as new media and performance art has resulted in dynamic and unpredictable works that challenge conventional notions of the medium. Her unique creative process has earned her recognition, including a 2011 commission by the Singapore Art Museum and the People’s Choice Award for ‘Conversations with trees,’ which was nominated for Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists in 2012 and auctioned by Christie’s Asia. She has also won the UOB Painting of the Year Competition (Distinction in Abstract category) twice, in 1999 and 2007.

Yeo has held exhibitions in major cities including Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo, and New York. She has completed numerous commissions, including National Gallery Singapore’s ‘My Ink-credible Adventure’ and her solo exhibition at Esplanade, titled ‘Chance Encounters,’ in 2021. Her groundbreaking works have been showcased in ‘Generative Art and the Future,’ hosted by Poly Auction China, and she participated in the ‘NFTs + The Ever-Evolving World of Art’ Tezos exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong in May 2022.

Biography information from The Artling, June 2023

Country: Singapore
Social Media: @shihyunpaints