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About Tam Kwan Yuen, AWS

Education

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

Teaching

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

 

Website: www.kytam.com

Instagram: @kytamart

Facebook: KY Tam Art Studio

Exhibitions and Awards (Partial listing)

2020

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

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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.

2013

"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

2012

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