Photos and artist profile courtesy of the
National Arts Council
Young Artist Award 2013
SOTA Visual Arts teacher, Ms Grace Tan was conferred the Young Artist Award on 22 October 2013. The Young Artist Award represents Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners, aged 35 years and below in the year of award, whose artistic achievements and commitment have distinguished them among their peers.
Grace is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work spans art, architecture and design. Testament to her achievements in these multiple facets, she has received several national honours for her creative practice in art and design. Grace has been featured in local and overseas platforms, travelling to Venice, Japan, Australia and London. She maintains a good balance between her art practice and her role as a teacher and mentor to aspiring artists. She is recipient of the President’s Design Award, Design of the Year for Building as a Body (2011) and was selected for the President's Young Talent Award in 2013. Some of her notable exhibitions include In the Stillness (Setouchi Triennale, 2013) and 8Q-Rate: School (SAM 8Q, 2008). Commissioned works include Building as a Body (2011) by Singapore Art Museum, Udara Yang Bergerak (2012) by Esplanade and Woven Field (2012) by LTA for Downtown Line, Art in Transit Programme.
Read more about Grace's achievements here and find out what inspires her in this video produced by the National Arts Council.