Through abstraction, Maureen explores the borders between painting and sculpture and also examines the intersections between materiality, space, and image. In her ‘Reflections’ series, the imagery recalls water, sky and light, often interpreted as playful, dream-like and mysterious. She has carved out her own ideas of space and created a body of work that is a metaphorical journey of inner discovery and transformation. Maureen was born in Singapore but currently maintains her studio in New York City.
Born in 1983 in Singapore. Works and lives in New York City.
Master's from Pratt Institute, New York
Bachelor's from National University of Singapore
Independent development, studied with Bruce Dorfman
and Joseph Peller at the Art Students' League of New York in 2011 - 2012.
NYC studio visit by appointment only.
Having always favoured independent creative pursuits, Maureen Hoon left her native Singapore and set off for New York in 2010 to focus on painting and to receive a rigorous training in the arts. She graduated with a Masters from Pratt Institute’s School of Art & Design in 2012. At the same time, she worked across mediums including mixed media, metal sculpture and welding at The Art Students’ League of New York for three years. In 2012, Maureen won a Red Dot Painting Prize (Best in Show) at The Art Students’ League of New York. She maintains her professional studio practice as an artist in New York City.
To perceive, imagine and reflect upon one’s existence in relation to the world, is an essential part of Maureen Hoon’s artistic vision. Her art explores ideas about dialogue, beauty and harmony through the convergence of philosophy, physics, cognitive neuroscience and the creative process.
Through abstraction, Maureen explores the borders between painting and sculpture and also examines the intersections between materiality, space, and image. Each of her works invites contemplation so that the act of thinking about non-linear time and space can be transformed into an experience. By adding a sculptural element, she pushes the boundaries of painting, adding a dimension of depth to heighten the viewer’s experience of perception and create a form of dialogue.
In her ‘Reflections’ series, the imagery recalls water, sky and light, often interpreted as playful, dream-like and mysterious. In this series, she has carved out her own ideas of space and created a body of work that is a metaphorical journey of reflection, discovery, and inner transformation.
2017 Making Connections, Group Show at Plaxall Gallery, New York
2017 Recycle, Group Show at BWAC, New York
2017 Hybrid States, Solo Exhibition, Project: ARTSpace, New York
2016 Void, Group Show at Brooklyn Brush, New York
2016 The Watermill Center Benefit Auction, Artsy, Hamptons
2016 Alternative Dimension: Lisa Corinne Davis, Maureen Hoon, Project: ARTSpace, New York
2015 Life Begins, Group Show at ION Art Gallery, Heng Artland & White Space Art Asia, Singapore
2014 Reflections, Solo Exhibition, White Space Art Asia, Singapore
2014 Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2014 Group Show at The Conference Board, New York
2013 5th Annual Small Works Exhibition, Manhattan Borough President's Office, New York
2012 Red Dot Winners' Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York
2009 Curated Exhibition, Artists@Wessex, Singapore
2007 Paradise Exhibition, Bhaskha's Arts, Singapore
2006 Tekka, Tekka Exhibition, Bhaskha's Arts, Singapore
Maureen Hoon conceived her series of black abstract works in New York, 2012. She mixes pure pigments gathered from all over the world into her mixed media works, along with unexpected materials, including wood, textiles and discarded industrial materials. Layering multiple strata of paint, incorporating metal structures, embedding found materials into the canvas – are all part of the creative process. Often times, each work can take up to three months to a year – from its conception to its completion. Organic shapes and gestural lines are central in her works to assert a naturally cohesive form and allude to an origin that exists in its own right. Maureen’s art explores the in-between spaces of painting and sculpture and focuses on the endless possibilities for creative experimentation and freedom.
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For the busy, self-reliant New Yorker, there’s often not enough time in a day to get everything done, let alone to engage in a bit of introspection. Maureen Hoon is an artist who incorporates her urban environment into her abstract work, creating a space for New Yorkers to acknowledge that which they subconsciously internalize on a daily basis.