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Terence Tan 陈智华

Terence Tan 陈智华

Terence Tan’s exploration of nature in Singapore through his subtle Chinese ink creations are often surprising and varied. In a city-state famed for the harmony of it’s concrete edifices, Terence’s mangrove swamps, ubiquitous raintrees and vistas of offshore islands are a gentle, reminder that despite our rapid urbanisation, nature still exists, unobtrusive and diffidently out of sight. The artist works with Chinese ink, using a combination of ink wash and delicate brush strokes to convey a profound sense of wistfulness and quiet solitude.

Terence Tan 陈智华

Born 1969, the artist currently lives and works in Singapore.

Education

2006 – 2007 Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education
2003 – 2004 Middlesex University (United Kingdom) - MA Electronic Arts
1998 – 1998 Nanyang Polytechnic - Computer animation specialist programme
1996 – 1997 Curtin University Of Technology (Australia), Bachelor of Art (Design) Major in Multimedia
1987 – 1990 Nanyang academy of Fine Arts (Singapore) - Diploma in Fine Art

Terence obtained his Diploma in Fine Art from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1990 and thereafter, a Bachelor of Art (Design) with major in Multimedia from Curtin University of Technology in 1997. He pursued his Master in Electronic Arts from Middlesex University in 2004. He has learnt his art in Chinese ink painting from Singapore painter Tan Oe Pang.

Terence participated in various competitions and exhibitions both local and overseas such as Australia, China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan and United Kingdom. He was recently exhibited at Art Stage Singapore and the Hong Kong and Singapore editions of the Affordable Art Fair. His first Contemporary Chinese Ink Solo Exhibition in Singapore was held in 2003.

Terence Tan’s exploration of nature in Singapore through his subtle Chinese ink creations are often surprising and varied. In a city-state famed for the harmony of it’s concrete edifices, Terence’s mangrove swamps, ubiquitous raintrees and vistas of offshore islands are a gentle, reminder that despite our rapid urbanisation, nature still exists, unobtrusive and diffidently out of sight. The artist works with Chinese ink, using a combination of ink wash and delicate brush strokes to convey a profound sense of wistfulness and quiet solitude.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Tan Chee Wah Terence Contemporary Chinese Ink Showcase 2010
2003 Being - 1st Solo Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition


Group Exhibitions

2017 Our Little Rad Dot, Joint exhibition, White Space Art Asia, Singapore
2016 The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2016, Artists Alliance SG, Hong Kong
2015 Celebrating NAFA’s Fine Art, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2015 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2015, Artists Alliance SG, Singapore
2015 Portable Art Week, Singapore
2015 The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2015, Artists Alliance SG, Hong Kong
2015 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2015 Spring Edition” SG50 Feature Wall, Singapore
2015 Art Stage Singapore 2015, Artists Alliance SG, Singapore
2014 DiverseCity 2014, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
2014 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014, Artists Alliance SG, Singapore
2014 Practice and Perfection, Works by NAFA Fine Art Staff and Alumni, Singapore
2014 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014, Singapore
2014 Nothing In Common, A Visual Art Exhibition, ION Art Gallery, Singapore
2014 The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2014, Artists Alliance SG, Hong Kong
2013 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2013, Artists Alliance SG, Singapore
2013 Dialogue Amongst Trees - A Painting Showcase 2013 by Terence Tan & Lynn Lim, Singapore
2013 The Little Joys of Singapore, Singapore
2013 Dialogue Amongst Trees - A Painting Showcase 2013 by Terence Tan & Lynn Lim @ ART at St. Francis’, Melbourne, Australia
2013 27th Asian International Art Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand
2012 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2012, Artists Alliance SG, Singapore
2012 Dialogue Amongst Trees - A Painting Showcase 2012 by Terence Tan & Lynn Lim @ Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore
2012 Unity In Diversity - 49th Annual Show 2012, Modern Art Society, Singapore
2011 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2011, Artists Alliance SG, Singapore
2011 Art Melbourne “Melbourne's Affordable Art Fair 2011, Artists Alliance SG, Singapore
2010 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2010, Singapore
2010 The Art of GIVING, Singapore
2010 Boundaries, - 47th Annual Show 2010, Modern Art Society, Singapore
2009 Relieved - Modern Art in Singapore 2009, Singapore
2008 23rd Asian International Art Exhibition, Guangzhou, China
2006 Withdrawing - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2006 21st Asian International Art Exhibition, Singapore
2005 20th Asian International Art Exhibition, Philippines
2005 et cetera - An exhibition of small works by members of the Modern Art Society, Singapore
2004 Crystallise - Hanbury Gallery, London
2003 Now You See It - Video and New Media Installations, Singapore
2003 More & Less: Art Show to raise funds for NAFA's new campus, Singapore
2001 AD2001 NAFA Art & Design Exhibition, Singapore
2000 AD2000 NAFA Art & Design Exhibition, Singapore
1996 Grand Shell Discovery Art Exhibition, Singapore
1993 The 6th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition, Taipei, Republic of China
1992 11th Shell Discovery Art Exhibition, Singapore
1990 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Diploma Show, Singapore


Awards

2015 The 34th UOB Painting of the year competition - Highly-Commended Awards (Established Artist Category)
2008 The 27th UOB Painting of the year competition - Highly-Commended Awards (Open Section)
2003 Star Design Competition 2003 - Finalist
2003 CDL- Singapore Sculpture Award 2003 - Finalist
2000 The 19th UOB Painting of the Year Competition - Highly-Commended Abstract Medium
1998 The 17th UOB Painting of the Year Competition - Certificate of Commendation
1997 Consultas Encouragement Award (Australia) - Best screen design in Interactive Multimedia Production
1993 Philippe Charriol Foundation Contempory Art Competition - Finalist
1991 Defence Art Competition - Finalist
1990 MCI Art Competition & Exhibition - Finalist
1990 IBM Art Award - Finalist
1989 Art Sentosa Competition & Exhibition- Consolation Prize
1988 Australia Bicentennial Art Award - Finalist
1984 SIA Young Artists Painting Competition - Finalist

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