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Gong Xi Fa Cai - a multi-disciplinary exhibition


About the artists

Biography of Artist, Yeo Shih Yun: Shih Yun's fascination for the abstract medium surfaced during her time at Lasalle, when she first experimented with the fusion of fine arts and contemporary design. One of her early experimental works received acclaim as a highly commended entry for the UOB Painting of the Year competition in 1999, which spurred her to further explore fine arts and the abstract form.  After graduating from Lasalle, Shih Yun attended the one-year Post Baccalaureate Program (Painting) at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Shih Yun has collaborated with artists from America and UK for the past three years and has held numerous exhibitions in Singapore and Australia. Some of her recent exhibitions include “exit” in Melbourne, Australia and “NewFinds 2003" at MITA ARTrium. In addition, she was awarded the Emerging Artist Grant from the National Arts Council to hold her first solo exhibition titled, “log:one03” at Block 43 Studio Gallery in 2003.


Biography of Designer, Joyce Chin: Joyce had recently returned from UK after graduating with a Master of Arts in Creative Imaging under a full bursary from Yorkshire Forward (UK). During her study there, she had the opportunity to learn and work with one of the world's leading design firms, ATTIK.  

Joyce has an extensive portfolio, some of which includes works for the following: AOL, ATTIK, Citigroup, McKinsey, MTVasia, Nike, Savills International, SIEMENS, Singapore Airlines, StarHub and Toyota. In addition, she has also collaborated with designers and artists from the US, Canada and UK in various self-initiated projects. Her works had been exhibited in New Designers 2004, London.


Biography of Film-maker, Lynn Loo: Lynn Loo is originally from Singapore and currently based in London. Her works draw on similarities between music and film. Her knowledge of musical structure is applied to the thought-processes of experimental filmmaking. Her approach is always intimate and personal; each film attempts to create a balanced entity within a wider field of chaos. Her films have been included in numerous international festivals as well as exhibited in galleries. She is a recipient of the Anne Raymond Louis Foundation Fellowship, Chicago 2001 and was a fellow artist at The Macdowell Colony in New Hampshire in 2004.


Biography of Artist, Chan Mei Hsien: Born in Singapore, Chan Mei Hsien recently graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore with a Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking) in 2004. Her works has been included in numerous exhibitions in Singapore including “Interlude” at Millenia Walk as well as the prestigious “Proof 2004”, at Singapore Tyler Print Institute which featured over 90 prints employing a wide range of techniques, including lino-cut, woodcut, etching, collagraph, stencil, silkscreen, digital printing and aquatint, by 25 local and foreign printmakers from the Printmaking Society (Singapore). Mei Hsien was also one of the four artists showcased in “An Eye for Identity” at Utterly Art this year. An upcoming young artist, Mei Hsien has also won The Della Butcher Merit Award in 2004.


Biography of Artist, Wyn-Lyn Tan: Wyn-Lyn Tan has developed a personal artistic language through the bold interplay of colour, light, texture and contrast in her five years of painting. She obtained her Diploma in Fine Art from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Her works have been exhibited in various galleries in Singapore, and are collected by both local and international collectors. She was conferred the Highly Commended Work award in Abstract Medium in the 22nd United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore, 2003, and was recently one of the selected emerging artists for New Finds 2004.

Biography of artist, Tay Bee Aye:  Recipient of the Georgette Chen Art Scholarship, two Honorable Mentions at the Philip Morris Singapore Art Award and a Commendation Award at the Singapore Power Ltd Art Competition. A full time artist, Bee Aye’s works works have been exhibited at Esplanade, Suntec City and M Hotel. She recently had her solo exhibition, titled ‘Her World’ at Utterly Art Gallery in Jan 2005.


Biography of artist, han: han was born in Singapore, grew up in Malaysia and now lives, study and work in Singapore. He began his exploration on photography and drawing since nine, being taught aesthetically in drawing during secondary schooldays, he now invests his time in photography as he feels photography is a more expressive medium for him as compared to painting. His art education in Nayang Academy of Fine Arts inspires him to make art his professional career.  Being a freelance photographer, han has worked with Lianhe Zaobao. In his free time, han loves to experiment with fusing fine art, journalistic and commercial approaches, which results in exciting tripartite work.


Biography of artist, Zheng Xupeng: Zheng Xupeng (b.1983, Singapore) is the winner of Della Butcher Award in 2004- a prestigious award named for the late British gallery owner & champion of the arts, who was known as “the mother of artists in Singapore”. On the same year, he was awarded the Best Graduate of the year from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, obtaining a Diploma in Fine Art (Distinction). He was also the recipient of the coveted Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship by the National Art Council of Singapore in 2003.


Biography of Estonia Tan: Graduated with a Diploma in Visual Communications (Distinction) from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in 2000, Estonia Tan is a flash animator with avid interest in toys and characters design. As a toy collector himself, he had in his collection, over a hundred sets of KUBRICKS & BEARBRICKS currently. In this special event, Estonia hopes to combine his design skills with his interest to produce limited editions of Chinese New Year themed Toys and printed T-shirts.


Biography of Jasmine Peh: Jasmine Peh is currently a law and management student of Temasek Polytechnic. Only 19 years old, she is the youngest participant in this exhibition. Creative arts and poetry greatly influence her life, with inspirations from her inner world and the little things in life.

Baring her thoughts.

Masking her words.



About The Serendipity Studio

1 Background

The Serendipity Studio is an advertising and branding communications agency that provides creative and strategic solutions across every media and platform, from print, web, broadcast to event management. OUR VALUES: CREATE WITH PASSION. LIVE IN WONDERS. DREAM OF IMPOSSIBILITIES.

2 Work

Design is our passion and we take pride in producing quality works for every project that we undertake. When we are not doing commercial work, we initiate our own projects for experimentation and continual learning. As in the meaning of “Serendipity” – where the name of our studio derives from – we hope to make “happy chance discoveries” through the process.

3 Play

We have fun while we work, but to satisfy our unquenchable thirst for creativity, we have set up an avenue –, a non-commercial website, for gathering like-minded designers and artists from around the world to share their passion and knowledge, foster friendships and encourage collaborations among them.


About instinc

instinc is located at the attic of a conservation townhouse that has been carefully restored, originally built in the 1800s. Creating an inspirational environment to work in, instinc has a pointed roof with high ceiling and a large patio natural lighting, adding to the character of the space.

Started in November 2004, instinc is an artist-run space that aims to foster friendships and collaborations with other artists. instinc is a dynamic space in continuous process of creation and is committed in exhibiting all forms of contemporary art.

The objectives of instinct are:

§          To provide an exhibition space managed by an artist in order to establish a vibrant environment for creative practice and dialogue.

§          To provide a space to exchange ideas and interaction for artists in the community.

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