Largely self-taught, Valerie has always enjoyed painting and creating art pieces. However, she took up painting seriously in 2002 after attending the Alternative Foundation in Fine Art at The Slade Summer School, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London.
Her medium is mostly oil or acrylic on canvas/paper. Paintings in an abstract expressionist style. They are created as a result of her explorations in colour, form, texture, depth, mood and movement on a surface. She also finds inspiration in shapes and patterns around her be it from objects, materials, nature, culture or architecture.
Her works have been exhibited at United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year 2004 Exhibition where she won the First Prize in the Abstract medium category, Bottomline.Chinese, Jendela Gallery, Feb 2005, The Summer Foundation Group Show at The Slade, London, 2002 and a solo exhibition ‘Distractions’ held at Emerald Hill, 2004. They have also been displayed at the National Libraries in Seng Kang and Marine Parade, 2003 and the Anthropology Gallery in Holland Village, 2003.
Her paintings can be found in private collections in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Mexico and Germany.
2005 14 Jan – 23 Feb Bottomline. Chinese, Jendela Gallery, Singapore (group exhibition)
2004 02 Sept – 16 Sept Distractions, Emerald Hill shophouse, Singapore (solo exhibition)
2004 18 July – 6 Aug 23rd UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, Jendela Gallery, Singapore (group exhibition)
2002 The Summer Foundation Group Show at The Slade, London (group exhibition)
1995 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Australia (group exhibition)
2004 23rd UOB Painting of the Year – Abstract Medium Category First Prize
2002 Alternative Foundation in Fine Art at The Slade Summer School, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London
1995 – 1993 Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Biography of Valerie Ng
Largely self-taught, Valerie has always enjoyed painting and creating art. She took up painting seriously in 2002 after attending the Alternative (Summer) Foundation in Fine Art, at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London. Her abstract paintings are created as a result of her explorations in colour, form, texture, depth, mood and movement on a surface. She won the First Prize (Abstract Medium Category) in the UOB Painting of the Year 2004 and has recently exhibited at Art Singapore, the Wetterling Teo Gallery (Solo Exhibition) and the Jendela Gallery in 2005. Her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections locally and overseas.
A Painting Exhibition by Valerie Ng
April - May 2003
Having studied in Saint Martins College of Art & Design and The Slade School of Fine Art in London, Valerie Ng's works go on display at Anthropology’s Gallery in Holland Village during the month of April.
This exhibition showcases her oil on canvas works in an abstract expressive style. Some titles of her work include Currents, Black Gold & Velvet and are created as a result of how she feels each time she sits in front of a canvas.
Pavement was painted on MDF (Multi Density Board) that has been primed for painting.
Her works have been previously displayed at The Slade in London, Seng Kang and Marine Parade Libraries in Singapore
Textures are created when surfaces are given an added dimension; one that comes with various underlying layers, giving an object form and richness. The multiplicities of life itself can never be defined in a single superficial surface and it is the texture that could offer one insights into the essence of the life. Just as life is never stagnant as it progresses or regresses along its journey, there is no permanence to textures as they evolve with growth in the form, shapes and patterns or they could be eroded when the same variables go through a negation. Hence, moving textures. This collection of works aims to establish a metaphorical relationship between what the artist has created as unique, evolving textures, and the intricacies of life.
Some of the paintings featured bring the viewer back to the very core of life’s basics - nature. ‘Earth Triptych’ connotes the beginning of life’s journey from nature with its reference to Ground – from which all things originate; Earth – on which we walk in our journey; Sky – upon which the complexities and possibilities of life are reflected. Other works which are created with a geometric or patterned style, focus on the phases of life with the segmented shapes and flows, each inter-weaving another that suggests an intrinsic cause-and-effect connection.
Wetterling Teo Gallery3 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239321
13th May 2005 – 30th June 2005
10am – 7pm [Mon - Fri] 1pm – 7pm [Sat]