About Tam Kwan Yuen, AWS
2012 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Product Design, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University.
Art Society Memberships
Signature Member of American Watercolor Society (AWS)
Member of Singapore Watercolor Society
Member of Singapore Art Society
2012 – 2013 – Instructor at Ideal Education Centre, teaching art in Primary and Secondary schools
2014 – Private Art tutor
2017 January – Present – Private Art Tutor for both watercolour and sketching
2018 – Watercolor Instructor at My Art Space Art Studio
Art Teacher in Princess Elizabeth Primary School
Facebook: KY Tam Art Studio
Exhibitions and Awards (Partial listing)
Painting selected to exhibit in the 153rd Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA.
Jury of Selection: Antonio Masi (Chair), Susan Avis Murphy, Carla O’Connor, Donna Zagotta, George Politis
Jury of Awards: Tim Saternow (Chair), Jean Grastorf, Cathy Hegman
Painting selected to exhibit in the 152nd Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA, and selected for the Traveling Exhibition 2019 - 2020
Jury of Selection: Antonio Masi (Chair), Laurin McCracken, Robert McIntyre, Joel Popadics, Rosa Sepple
Jury of Awards: Carole McDermott (Chair), Christine Krupinski, Fred Wong
Invited to exhibit at new Overjoyed Art Material Shop, Singapore
Invited to exhibit in the 2018 5th Silk Road International Festival & Art Exhibition, Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, People's Republic of China.
Mini-Exhibition and Artist Talk at Morris Grayson Office, CT Hub 2, Singapore
Awarded the M. Graham Honorable Mention Award in the Missouri Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2018 held in Qingdao, China
Painting selected to exhibit in the 9th Signature American Watermedia Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, California, USA.
Invited to exhibit in the Magnificent Wonders of the Silk Road - Watercolor Art Exhibition of China Southwest Ethnic Minority Groups in South and Southeast Asia Exhibition at Chinese Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
Outstanding Watercolor Award in the October 2017 Boldbrush Painting Competition, organised by FASO.
Awarded the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award for outstanding achievements in art by NTU
Invited to exhibit in the 2017 Fourth Silk Road International Festival & Art Exhibition, Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, People's Republic of China
Invited to exhibit in the 2016 Third Silk Road International Festival & Art Exhibition, Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, People's Republic of China.
International Watercolor Society (IWS) Hungary Freedom of Self Expression - Budapest International Watercolor Festival
Outstanding Watercolor Award, June 2016 Boldbrush Painting Competition, organized by FASO.
Third Solo Exhibition, entitled "Urban Sense", held at Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
Painting selected as Winner for North Light Books' Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf.
Awarded the JAN GARY and WILLIAM D. GORMAN MEMORIAL AWARD in the 149th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA, and selected for the Travelling Exhibition 2016 - 2017
Jury of Selection: Antonio Masi (Chair), Carole D. Barnes, Linda Doll, Carole McDermott, Zhou Tianya.
Jury of Awards: Dean Mitchell (Chair), Carole Pickle, Burton Silverman.
Exhibited in Thailand - Asean Watercolor Art Exhibition 2016 in Hattyai, Thailand
Joint Exhibition at ION Artspace, ION Orchard, entitled "The Singapore Modern Art Narrative", Singapore.
Joint Exhibition "Rediscovering our Local Artists" at the Fullerton Heritage Gallery, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Painting selected to exhibit in Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial 2015-16 held in Luohu Cultural Centre, Shenzhen, China
Invited to exhibit in Thessaloniki Watercolor Salon, held in Piraeus Bank Conference Center Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Travelling Exhibition to Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa, G.I. Katsigras Museum, Greece
Painting selected as Finalist in Student Landscape Section of the Artists' Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition
Painting selected to exhibit in Small Works China/NWS exhibition held in USA and China.
Painting selected to exhibit in Castra 2015, International Watercolor Biennial in Ajdovscina, Slovenia.
Painting selected to exhibit in Masterpiece Auction, Sheraton Towers, Singapore
Second Solo Exhibition, entitled "Shifting Points" held in Artcommune Gallery, Singapore
Pop-up restaurant collaboration project, Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong
Exhibited at the American Club, Singapore, as part of an exhibition launch by Artcommune Gallery
Awarded $100 Gift Certificate from Dick Blick Company, 35th International Exhibition of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS), USA
Paintings selected to exhibit in Watercolor International II 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece
Paintings selected to exhibit in Eau en Coleurs 2014, 2nd International Watercolor Biennial, Castle of Bourgogne, Belgium
Painting juried into 34th International Exhibition of San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS), USA
Second Selection of Art of Watercolor's 1st World Watercolor Competition
Painting juried into Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA) International Watermedia Showcase 2014, Texas, USA
Award of Distinction, Watercolor Missouri International Exhibition 2014 (MoWS), USA.
Painting juried into 37th International Exhibition of Watercolor Art Society of Houston (WAS-H), USA.
"Boldbrush Award", Boldbrush Painting Competition month of December 2013, organized by FASO.
Selected as Winner in Creative Quarterly Magazine Competition Fine Art Category, published in the Spring Issue of CQ
Upcoming Young Artists Exhibition, organized by Artcommune Gallery
Outstanding Watercolor Award, October 2013 Boldbrush Competition, organized by FASO, includes full feature in Informed Collector.
Third Place Award, 34th Annual International Exhibition of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS), USA.
Painting juried into 33rd International Exhibition of San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS), USA.
Painting juried into 36th Annual Exhibition of Watercolor Art Society of Houston (WAS-H), USA
Joint Exhibition entitled "Unity in Diversity", National Library, Singapore
First Solo Exhibition entitled "Moments in Spaces", Artcommune Gallery, Singapore
44th Annual Singapore Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition, ARTrium@MICA Building, Singapore
Affordable Art Fair, F1 Pit Building
Painting juried into "The Grand Harvest Show", Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Scenes, Seen, Urban Sketchers Singapore, Galerie Utama
A Reflective Dialogue, School of Art Design & Media, Old School @Mt Sophia