Jacklyn Soo graduated from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in Fine Art (Sculpture) in 2001. She participated in Worm’s Festival 1999 and 2000 (organised by Plastique Kinetic Worms) and The Artists Village’s Post-Ulu (1999-2000). She also organised a performance involving local musicians and artists in 2000.
If You're Into The Arts, Check Out This Babe With An Ear For Traditional Asian Music And An Eye For Beautiful Paintings
Currently taking up her BA in Fine Art (Painting) at La Salle- SIA College of Fine Arts and a member of the traditional ensemble Gamelan Asmaradana.
Aspires to exhibit her artworks overseas as well as show more of them in Singapore. You can view Jacki’s works at her website, wackojacko.multiply.com. She’s also set to exhibit her works in the Philippines and at Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery.
Passionate about you guessed it, art and music. Egon Schiele, Rene Magritte, Hieronymus Bosch and Aikido Ikeda are just some of the artists Jacklyn admires. She was introduced to the traditional Indonesian music of the gamelan in a class in 1999 and two years later, started learning an instrument called the gender. As a member of La Salle- SIA’s musical ensemble, she has since performed in Indonesia, Laos and South Korea.
Gets her kicks by swimming at the beach or in a pool, and visiting the gym. “I also have three terrapins,” she shares. She likewise once appeared in the MTV reality programme It’s My Life. “It’s about ordinary people living ordinary lives. I received mail from the Philippines from young people who told me that I inspired them to make art, and I even got recognised by people in the streets in Indonesia a year after the show ended!
Hangs out at the Esplanade and Substation. If not, catch her at Clarke Quay bars or at Zouk.
Motto “Everything fizzles like pop soda but when the fizzle is gone, what remains is what you’re looking for.”
Her Idea of a New Man “Someone who’s fashionable, creative and uber-sexual! But also a little ‘traditional’, values family and takes care of his woman.”
BEST OF SINGAPORE ART
Best of Singapore Art is a mobile project that features artworks, made-in-Singapore and made-by-Singapore, which their creators considered the best they had created in 2004.
This project explores the
different ways of displaying, promoting and selling Singapore art.
Jacklyn Soo,Vanessa Chang, Rainer Geburzyk, Lara Pang, Soraya Safdar, Tang Ling Nah, Justin Lee, Lim Kok Boon, Lim Shing Ee, David Teo, Urich Lau, Ye Ruoshi, Michael Lee, Dominique Hui, Janice Chin, Terence Lin, Cheong Kah Kit, Wang Yuxian, Diana, Aleksandar Obradovic, Lee Sze-Chin & Lim Kok Boon, Sherman Ong, Teo Hwee Lee Debbie, Joshua Yang, Ezzam Rahman, Haslinda Rahman and Miguel Chew.
9th International Open - Group Exhibition
2006-03-03 until 2006-03-30
Woman Made Gallery
Chicago, IL, USA United States of America
The 9th International Open group exhibition, an annual celebration during Women's History Month features artwork in all media by 39 women artists from a variety of US states and from overseas. Entries were juried by Chicago-based writer and art critic Margaret Hawkins. In her juror statement Ms. Hawkins comments: "Jurying the 9th International Open for Woman Made Gallery was challenging to say the least with almost 1200 entries (individual images) in a broad range of media from around the world. By necessity I found myself simply choosing the work I loved because I couldn't think of any other way to narrow the field and get this tiger by the tail..."
"Thus the show is weighted to the figure and even in the abstract works to the organic, the animal, the psychological, the biomorphic and in some cases the cellular. I've chosen 40 works, trying to make a cohesive - but not too boringly homogeneous - show that is inclusive but not crowded. I ended up with work from Ireland and Iran, Chicago and Hawaii, but it pains me there are lands I entirely left out. Less is more but woe is me."
The exhibition opens on March 3rd with an artist reception from 6 to 9 pm at Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago's River West neighborhood.
Exhibiting artists include Nancy Agati, Setsuko Aihara, Yasmine Awais, Amy Babinec, Theresa Bertocci, Rupa Chordia, Marie-France Cournoyer, Nuala Creed, Marisa DiPaola, Donna Dodson, Magda Dudziak, Golnaz Fathi, Julie Foreman, Barbara Freeman, Jocelyn M. Goode, Clare Grill, Michelle Kay, Mairead O'Neill Laher, Laura Sherrill Ligon, Regina Mamou, Nichole Maury, Monika Meler, Lisa Merida-Paytes, Marcia Middleton, Uzma Mirza, Nancy Morrow, Judith Schubert Mullen, Jennifer Murray, Joyce Owens, Nicole S. Pietrantoni, Cherry Rahn, Jennifer Raimondi, Alisa Savage, Dana Ann Smith, Roberta Smith, Jacklyn Soo, Wendy Red Star, Annette Tacconelli and Hong-Ling Wee.