Shih Yun Yeo 姚诗韵
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Born 1976, SINGAPORE
2001-2002 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Post Baccalaureate Program (Painting)
1998-2001 Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
Diploma in Communications Design (Distinction)
1995-1998 National University of Singapore, Singapore
Bachelor of Business Administration (Merit)
2007 in the raw, Knoll gallery, Singapore
imperfectly perfect, Que Pasa, Singapore
urbanseries II, pitch black gallery, Singapore
2006 black rain, instinc, Singapore
2005 mini me, instinc, Singapore
2004 urbanseries, Anthropology Gallery, Singapore
2003 log:one03, Block43 Studio Gallery, Singapore
New Works on Paper 2003, Atelier J. Larcoix, Singapore
Works On Paper (NEWFINDS 2003), Art Forum, Singapore
2002 Moment, Intermezzo, Singapore
Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Sneeze Art Flair, Westbourne Studios-The Project Space, London, UK
!gnite, The Art Loft, SM Motors Volvo showroom, Singapore
Surfaces, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
Convergence point 1 &2, instinc and Telok Kurau Gallery, Singapore
Art Joke(r)s, instinc, Singapore
Yeo Shih Yun - Sarah Boulard , Cobalt International Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Yang Fudong 'Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest' & Shih Yun Yeo 'Diary',
stiftelsen3,14 gallery, Norway
Hello World, Ito Folk Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
NUS Alumni Art exhibition, Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Singapore
Introducing New Artists, fost gallery, Singapore
Spring Lights, Artvine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008 Proof V, Alliance Française de Singapour, Singapore
Light from the East, Artvine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lindart, Museum castle, Lendava, Slovenia
Eye Openers, Bains:Connective, Brussels, Belgium
How dare you, Stockartist's room, Berlin, Germany
Simply Saturday, instinc, Singapore
Random Starts, The Art Loft, SM Motors Volvo showroom, Singapore
2007 Limited/Unlimited, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
Moments on White, osage soho, Hong Kong
26th UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, Jendela@Esplanade, Singapore
artrueda, citibella, Singapore
My Favourite Moleskine, pageone@Vivocity, Singapore
Moments on White, osage atelier, Singapore
2006 Rhodia No.12 project exhibition, Books Actually, Singapore
Rhodia No.12 project exhibition, Kapok, Hong Kong
Micro-Macro: 153, instinc, Singapore
3rd International Miniart Exchange Exhibition, Queen B's Gallery, Canada.
Parallel Journeys, Pan Pacific Hotel, Public Art Space, Singapore
Mono-chromatic, instinc, Singapore
2005 ART SYDNEY 05, Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries, Australia
Ring around the rosy, pocketful of posies… , Your Mother Gallery, Singapore
Labculture Singapore, The Substation & PVA (UK), Singapore
Unspoken Words, instinc, Singapore
Visual Conversations, instinc, Singapore
Now & Then, instinc, Singapore
GONG XI FA CAI, instinc, Singapore
INK interpretations, instinc, Singapore
2004 25-10-2004 to 15-11-2004, untitled Gallery, Singapore
rojak!, ANT Gallery, Singapore
exit, Intrude Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
cut, instinc, Singapore
2003 Asian Art Week, Sunjin Galleries, Singapore
Art & FashionAsia 2003, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore
The Big Small Show-Art Jam 2003, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore
The Artist Village Public Art Library, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Repetition/Recollection, Block43 Studio Gallery, Singapore
2002 Made In Singapore, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore
SFAI Spring Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Artists' Books Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, California
1999 18th UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, UOB Plaza, Singapore
2008 32-23 Mind the Gap, Live painting performance by Yeo Shih Yun(Singapore) and Magdalena
Suranyi(Argentina), Bains:Connective, Belgium, Brussels.
2009 Impulse, Live painting performance by Yeo Shih Yun(Singapore) and Magdalena Suranyi(Argentina),
Stifelsen Kulturhuset USF(United Sardine Factory), Bergen, Norway
1999 18th UOB Painting of the Year Competition Singapore, Highly commended entry (Abstract category)
2007 26th UOB Painting of the Year Competition Singapore, Certificate of Distinction (Abstract category)
26th UOB Painting of the Year Competition Singapore, Highly commended entry (Abstract category)
2003 Emerging Artist Grant, National Arts Council, Singapore
2008 Artist Residency Grant (NAC) for Bains:Connective, Belgium, Brussels
2009 Arts Professional Development Grant
International Artist Residencies
2005 PVA MediaLab(UK) & The Substation, Singapore
2008 Bains:Connective, Brussels, Belgium
Lindart Young Artists Colony, Lendava, Slovenia
2009 Stifelsen Kulturhuset USF(United Sardine Factory), Bergen, Norway
2004 to present Founder of international artists' collective, instinc
2003 to present Fine Arts faculty advisor of 3dsense Media School
2002 Lecturer at Coleman Creative School (Materials, Techniques & Processes)
Art- related activities
Local coordinator of International Mini Art Exchange
Member of The Artist Village Singapore
Member of Singapore Printmaking Society
Member of International Union of Mail Artists (IUOMA)
2008 National Volunteer & Philanthropy Center (For the Giving Place)
2007 Moët Hennessy Diageo Singapore (For Smirnoff Volka Green Apple)
2006 Asia Pacific Breweries (For Guinness Stout), Singapore
Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore
2010 The Four Seasons Hotel, Hangzhou at Westlake
Renaissance Shanghai Ming Jie, China
2009 Sheraton Hotel, Jinan, China
Far East Organization, Singapore
Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore
Renaissance Beijing Hotel, China
2007 Sheraton Hotel, Guiyang, China
Duchess Residencies by UOL, Singapore
2006 Fortune Plaza, Beijing, China
Mr Koh Seow Chuan, DP Architects
Mr Terrence Chan, STUDIOTERRE
Ho Chi Minh
Radio Interview, FM Brussels, Belgium, Sept 8, 2008.
Timotej Milanov, Lindart Interview with artists, 17 July 2008, 23.
Bence Szerena, Lindart 13, Interview with Shih Yun Yeo and Alba Escaya, Nepwsag, 24 July 2008,5.
Agenda, Exhibition announcement with photograph, Brussels, Belgium, #1146, Sept 2008.
TV Interview, Slovenia TV News, July 20 2008.
Claire B de Guzman, “Creative Calling,up-and-comers to watch,” Harpers Bazzar, Dec 2008, 236-238.
Belinda Wan, Scene Stealer, Random Starts exhibition interview, IS mag No.391, Jan 2008.
Grace Yap, Moleskin exhibition interview, today newspaper, 10 Jan 2007.
Wong, moleskin features, my paper, 6 Jan 2007, 16-17.
Terry Ong, Home is where the Art is, IS mag No. 354, May 2007.
David Chew, Art Speak;Artist-run spaces, ish, May 2007, 120-123.
Ng Hui Hsien, Spaced out, IS mag No. 320 Sept 2006.
Wu Qi Ji, “blackrain solo exhibition interview,”Lianhe Zao Bao, Aug 15 2006.
Kelley Cheng, “ish art,” ish, March 2006, 156-159
Elise Chey, take that and that! , Simply Her, March 2006, 108-109.
Art and High Fashion, Her World, April 2006.
Melissa Sim, Art Attack, The Sunday Times, May 21 2006, 10.
Ng Hui Hsien, Shopping Spree, bag it! exhibition, IS mag No. 291, Feb 10 2006.
June Cheong, Following their instinc, The Straits Times, June 13 2006, 5.
Wu Qi Ji, “Gong Xi Fa Cai exhibition interview,”Lianhe Zao Bao, 26 Feb 2005.
Wu Qi Ji, “exit exhibition interview,”Lianhe Zao Bao, 16 Dec 2004.
Wu Qi Ji, “cut exhibition interview”Lianhe Zao Bao, 23 Dec 2004.
Born in Singapore 1976, Shih Yun began her artistic career after graduating from San Francisco Art Institute. In
2004, she founded instinc, an international artists' collective which has seen successful participations with artists
from UK, US, Europe, Japan & Singapore as well as corporate co-productions with Moleskine, Smirnoff and
Guinness. Apart from paintings and drawings, Shih Yun works with diverse mediums including lithography, screen
printing and painting directly on 16mm films.
Influenced by Abstract Expressionists, Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline, she is known for her
strong energetic use of black ink and a passionate obsession with capturing the elusive moment that exists
between chaos and order. Shih Yun has exhibited at numerous leading galleries in Singapore and Europe. Her
recent exhibitions include 'Light from the East' in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and 'Eye Openers' in Brussels,
Belgium. Collections includes Sheraton Hotel, Guiyang China, Renaissance Beijing Hotel, China, Marina@Keppel
Bay and arts patron, Mr Koh Seow Chuan. In 2008, an artwork was created by Shih Yun to commemorate the
official opening of The Giving Place (National Volunteer & Philanthropy Center) by Prime Minister Lee Hsien
Loong. Her recent awards include 26th UOB Painting of the Year Competition Singapore 2007, Certificate of
Distinction and Highly commended entry(Abstract category). She recently also completed three artist residencies
from Brussels and Slovenia in 2008 and Bergen, Norway in 2009.