Ye Ruoshi, aka Ruoshidah Yip Abdullah

Visual & performing artist in the field of Cantonese Chinese Opera
Born 14 August 1973


If roses can speak, what kind of language will they speak? Is it the language of love? Or the language of hate? Wish I am a rose. Speaks of nothing and yet conveys so much...



Diploma in Graphic Design, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (1993)

Grade 8 ABRSM merit – Piano (1996)

Art Medium:     Paintings in Oil, Mixed Media, Water Colour, Batik, Fabrics, Acrylic and Chinese Ink


2004:  Utterly Art Flowerism show

2004: International Women’s Art Exhibition 2004 (Singapore) “Burst of Artistic Blooms” - ARTrium@MITA

2003:   “Different Races, United Passion” Racial Harmony Day 2003 Art Exhibition, Braddell Heights Community Club Exhibition Hall, Singapore

2003:   APAD Cinta 2003 Art Exhibition, MITA

2002:   APAD “Forty” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Singapore

2001:   APAD Contemporary 2001 Art Exhibition, Singapore Calligraphy Centre


One has heard of Impressionism, Surrealism, Cubism and Fauvism... why not Flowerism? This delightful first solo painting show by Ye Ruoshi will be an installation of more than 100 small (1 ft x 1 ft) oil paintings based on (you’ve guessed it!) flowers! But Ruoshi focuses on close-ups of their central interiors, seeking out the mysteries hidden in their sensual depths, and giving of her own interpretation through expressive distortion and imaginative colouration. In this way, her paintings transcend their floral origins to become gems of vibrant and sensual abstractions, although the effect of stepping directly into a gigantic bouquet when one enters the gallery should not be lost.

Ye Ruoshi became a full-time painter in the new year of 2004. Flowerism is her debut as a professional artist. This after spending a decade of her life as an illustrator and account executive for a graphic design firm which she founded together with her classmates (one eventually became her husband) upon graduating from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1993. Though she studied graphic design at NAFA, her passion has always been for painting. She was accepted as a member of Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD or Association of Artists of Various Resources) in the year 2000 and has since actively participated in their annual group shows.

She is a romantic in every sense of the word. Besides her passion for flowers and paintings, she is also a classical pianist and a trained Cantonese opera performer.


CINTA: Apad's first women art exhibition
Featuring various expressions and interpretations of Cinta (meaning 'love' in Malay) by women members of Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD) Association of Artists of Various Resources.

Venue: ARTrium@MITA, MITA Building,
140 Hill Street, Singapore
Official Opening:
Wed 17th September 2003 at 7pm
Guest-of-Honour: Miss Penny Low,
Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris - Punggol GRC
Exhibition Dates: 18th - 21st September 2003, 10am – 7pm

1. Fazelah Supaat Abas
2. Hamidah Jalil
3. Irda Haeryati Tomin
4. Juliana Yasin
5. Nuradiah Ali
6. Rauzanah Saini
7. Siti Zurianah Bte Sanwari
8. Surina Bte Mohamed Sani
9. Ye Ruoshi

Also featuring invited artists:
10. Angie Seah
11. Lim Shing Ee

What is Love and how does one define it? There are many meanings, forms and expression of Love. It means different things to different people. Love is something so complex that no words can express hence this art exhibition by 11 women artists will attempted their individual artistic expression of Love.

This is the first all-women art exhibition organized by the APAD – Association of Artists of Various Resources. The theme chosen is ‘CINTA', which means love in Malay. It is a broad theme and can be interpreted in many variations. Most importantly, it aims to put forth the contemporary expressions of our women artists. The other objectives of this exhibition is to bring together and showcase the works by women members of APAD. This is hoped to promote and encourage appreciation of works by local women artists.

This exhibition is supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore