Born in 1966, Singapore
Anthony won the 'Most Promising
Young Artist Award' by the Phillippe Charriol Foundation in 1993 and was the
recipient of many other distinctions from various organisations. Highly
versatile in his use of materials, technique and compositions, "Art is a way
that leads to enlightenment" for him.
Anthony has taken part in various exhibitions since 1989, including 3 solo exhibitions from 1991 to 1993. These include the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition in 1993, 1994 and 1996, Parco Art 94 (Japan), ASEAN Art Awards 95 (Jakarta, Indonesia), 9 Men Show (London, Goldsmiths College) and Tomorrow's Realism at Telok Kurau Studios in 1998. His 'Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes, Dust and Dust', a door-sized panel thickly covered with black ash, exemplifies the densely textured surfaces of his work. A relaxed symmetry is also evident in all his works.
He received his Diploma in Fine Art from Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, Singapore and his BA in Fine Art (High Distinction) at RMIT, Australia. He completed his postgrade studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London under the Chen Chong Swee Scholarship.
1990 Noted his versatility in Chinese inks, pastels and oils, Chua has garnered countless premier commendations including the Australian Art Award for Young Artists
1993 Philippe Charriol's Most Promising Young Artist Award
1995 The Juror's Choice for Philip Morris Asean Art Award
1996 First Prize for the UOB Painting of the year competitions
2001 First Prize for the UOB Painting of the year competitions
2001 Chua was also conferred the prestigious Young Artist Award by the state
91 Lorong J, Telok Kurau, Singapore 425985
Tel: (65) 6445 7067
Studio Tel: (65) 6344 9330
URBAN ARTISTS 2002
Opening 19 October 2002 @ 3pm
Mr Kwee Liong Keng
Chairman, Singapore Art Museum
Ms Lindy Poh
The exhibition Urban Artists 2002 from 18 Oct to 03 Nov 2002 at the
ARTrium@M... features diverse views, approaches and media in defining and
imagining the contemporary city. The pleasures & provocations of urban
living are explored in the works of 16 artists resident in Singapore.
Despite widely divergent processes and materials, these artists share
certain affinities in the way they address architectural particularities
and the rich and complex matrix of human relations in the city.
Many of the artists are also grounded in graphic art and advertising, a
field in which photography influenced techniques and the dynamics of mass
media and mass culture strongly feature. A number of artists have already
attracted much critical attention for their practice, receiving
commendations and awards for their works. Through some 50 works, they
address how our rapidly transforming urban environment has stirred and
shaped our consciousness.
Boo Sze Yang, Chang Wei, Chng Chin Kang, Chua Say Hua(Anthony), Fan Shao
Hua, Hong Sek Chern, Kum Chee Kin, Lee Keng Hoe (Wendy), Ler Hock Chuan, Lim Thian Seng, Lin
Jing Xin, Lok Kerk Hwang, Ng Siok Hoon, Seah Kam Chuan, Sim Tian Sung, Tay Bak Chiang, Tay Shuh Fung
National Arts Council, Lee Foundation, Philip Morris Group of Companies, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Modern Art Society.
Exhibition Dates: 18 Oct - 3 Nov 2002
Open: 11am - 6pm, daily