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          Lim Poh Lai

Growth - Oil on Canvas 76 cm x 61cm

© Lim Poh Lai

Solo Exhibitions

2005     • “Different Ways of Handling Love - Windows of Fal", Falmouth Arts Centre, Cornwall in United Kingdom, 7 to 13 June


2004    • “Amoureux de Paris", Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Sigapore, 12 - 22 Feb


2003     • “Poh Lai Street Scenes”, Citι Internationale de Arts in Paris 


2002    • “Slices of Sentiment”, The Substation Gallery -The Home for the Arts


Group Exhibitions

2005          • “Cornwall Art Fair", Falmouth Arts Centre, Cornwall in UK


2004          • “Crossing Borders", The Culture Society, MITA Artrium, Singapore


2003          • “Two-man show –Andrew Yeo and Poh Lai” at SengKeng Community Library


2002        • “Singapore Art Society (SAS) 53rd Annual Exhibition cum Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Art Award 2002”, Artrium@MITA

• “Chinese Modern Arts Exhibition”, Cao Yi Art Gallery, China Town Point’s Exhibition Hall    


2001    • “The Gospel, The New Millennium and The Arts,” 3rd Annual Christian Arts Festival, Los Angeles, USA

• “The Gospel, Culture & The Arts,” Suntec City Mall


2000    • “Artists Against Drug Abuse”, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) Charity Art Exhibition, Far East Square’s Pavilion

• “Private/Public Fracture Identities”, City/Community, Nokia Singapore Art (NSA) 99, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)


1999    • “Gridded Vision”, City/Community, (NSA99), Orchard Point Exhibition Hall


1998    • “SAS 49th Annual Exhibition cum Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Art Award 2002”, Orchard Point Exhibition Hall

      • “International Design Week - Arts Exhibition”, Jurong Point Mall

      • “Watercolour Exhibition”, Artfolio Space, Raffles Hotel


1997    • “President’s Charity Art Exhibition”, Earl Lu Gallery

• “SMRT 10th Anniversary”, Open House Bishan Depot

• “Singapore Art ’97”, Suntec City


Awards & Scholarships

1998    • Certificate of Commendation, Art Competition, NAFA


1997    • 3rd Prize, SMRT Art Competition

• Certificate of Commendation, Artist Corridor at WTC, NAFA

• Consolation Prize, On-the-spot Water-Colour Competition, Police Coast Guard

• Georgette Chen Art Scholarship, NAC

• Bursary, Lee Foundation


1996     • Georgette Chen Art Scholarship, NAC

             • Bursary, Lee Foundation


Artist Residency

·        April 03 to end of June 03: Painting & Exhibition at Citι Internationale de Arts in Paris


Membership in Art Organizations

•       The Society of Chinese Artists, life member, Public Relation Officer (PRO) for year 2002 to 2003

•       NAFA Alumni Association, life member

•       Singapore Arts Society, member for year 1998 and 2002/3 to 2003/4


Published Catalogues & Articles

·         “Artist Interview – Lee Hock Moh ” translated by Mr. Brandon Seah, Nanyang Arts Magazine (NAM), Feb 03 to   May 03 Issue

·         “Slices of Sentiment” art catalogue, Feb 2002

·         “Artists’ Encounters” translated by Ms. Joanne Chia, NAM, Nov 02 to Jan 03 Issue


Previews & Reviews

·         “A Vitality of Strong Emotion” Solo Art Exhibition, LianHe Zao Bao, 30th Jan 02, by Mr. Goh Kay Kee

·         “Quiet Pro[e]vocations” vehicle contemporary visual arts, Issue 4/2002, by Michael Lee Hong Hwee

·         “Flying Horses & Visionary Eagles” Nanyang Arts Magazine, Nov 01 to Jan 02 Issue, by Mr. Chua Poh Leng

·         “Don’t-smoke message from the young to the young”, The Straits Times, May 1996.


Media Production

·         Video CD on Nature Series for Educational Program, Ministry of Education (MOE), 2002


Art Education

1998          • Diploma in Fine Arts – majored in western painting, NAFA, Singapore


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Address: 26 Tregenver Rd, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2QW, South-West England.


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