Lee Ju-Lyn approaches existential and Daoist reflections to connect Chinese, Western, and Southeast Asian art and life, through combinations of conceptual writing and visual art forms, publications, and curatorial activities.

At a writing retreat in Nov 2010

Curatorial INVOLVEMENTS

2019:      Initiator, producer, artist, In(ter)dependent Studies, various locations, an experiential collaborative
2018:     Curatorial team, Writer, Centering the Margin (Exhibition introduction), Lim Hak Tai Gallery, group exhibition
                Co-curator, Where is the Line?, On Air Gallery, group exhibition
                Speaker, Exhibition Opening, Perceptions, Lim Hak Tai Gallery, group exhibition
2017:      Curator, producer, artist, Notions, 2017, collaborative art-zine
                Translator, Afterword (Exhibition essay), Exhibition by Tan Kee Sek, Ion Gallery
2016:     Initiator, curator, producer, artist, Notions, Jun-Dec 2016, collaborative art-zine
                Curator, producer, Images from our Imaginations, Early Literary Centre, group exhibition
2015:     Initiator and Curator, Literary + Visual Collaboration, library@orchard, group exhibition
                Writer, Presence and Distances (Exhibition essay), Flaneur Gallery, 2-person joint exhibition
                Writer, Working Title Not Working (Press release), Pulau Ubin, group exhibition

GROUP Exhibitions

2019:       Explorations, Lim Hak Tai Gallery
2018:       Where are you going? Where have you been? (Nowhere), a public art installation, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
                Centering the Margin, Lim Hak Tai Gallery
                Grad Expectations, Ngee Ann Kongsi Gallery
                Potluck, Mox
                Where is the Line?, On Air Gallery
                Perceptions & Annual HuiChun Fund Raising, Lim Hak Tai Gallery
                Fine Art, SOAD Galleries
2017:      19th Annual Teochew Artists' Exhibition 2017, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre
                Ngee Ann National Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition 2017, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre
                Danh Vo across Space, SOAD Galleries (Bencoolen Street)
                Danh Vo on Air, On Air Gallery
                Mail Art Not Dead: A punk mail art call, Eudaimonia EVENT, Domus Romana Hotel & Residence, Rome
                Danh Vo X NGS X NAFA, Rooftop Studios, National Gallery Singapore
                Fine Art Work-in-progress exhibition, On Air Gallery
                Ink and Mind & Annual HuiChun Fund Raising, Lim Hak Tai Gallery
                Awkward X Meekfreak, a collaboration, MAAD, Red Dot Design Museum
2016 :     Images from our Imaginations, Early Literary Centre
                Buku Mini #2, Juara Dunia, Ace House, Jogjakarta, organised by攵 (mei), supported by Ace House Collective
                南鹭北平, On Air Gallery, NAFA
2015:       Pameran Poskad, Gillman Barracks
                Working Title Not Working, Pulau Ubin, organised by Jacqueline Sim, supported by The Artist Village (TAV)
                Literary + Visual Collaboration, library@orchard

Publications

2017:       Notions, 2017
2016:      This    
                Notions, Jun-Dec 2016
2015:       Leap
                Of Presence and Distances
                The Spider with Seven Tau-geh Legs
2013:       Reflections
2012:       Pozzie and Keesh
2010:       Iced Honey Latte and Emotional Blackmail in Ceriph #1
2008:      All the People Imagine and other Short short stories

Awards

2018:      Valedictorian, Fine Arts Programme, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
                Woon Brother Art Prize (Commendation)
2017:       Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Scholarship
2017:       Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts and Cultural Award
2016:       Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Scholarship
2015:       Sponsorship (for Fine Art studies), Lee Foundation
2010:       Arts Creation Fund, National Arts Council, Singapore

Bibliography

Akshita Nanda, “Young artists breathe new life into Chinese ink painting”, The Straits Times, 30 Jan 2018
Shirley Soh, “Water, Water, Everywhere”, 1 Exhibition 5 Different Experiences, 2015
“New Homegrown Works”, Instep, National Arts Council, Nov-Dec 2010
Mayo Martin, “How to Publish your Masterpiece”, Today, 17 Feb 2009

Education

Since 2011:      Chinese Calligraphy, NAFA (Certificates and Specialist certificates)
2018-2019: Masters of Arts in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
2015-2018:       Diploma in Fine Art (with Distinction), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
2015:              Chinese painting, NAFA
2013:        Contemporary Art & Illustration, NAFA
2011:        Chinese Culture and Arts Appreciation, Confucius Institute, NTU
2010:       Singaporean Art History (I, II, III) by Dr Sian E. Jay, Artzorgy
                Art History: Introduction to Asian Arts, Lasalle
2009:      Appreciating Western Art (I & II), NUS Extension
2001-2005:    Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) (2nd Lower Hons), National University of Singapore (NUS)
1999-2000:     'A' levels, National Junior College
1995-1998:      'O' levels, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School

Formal Employment

Since 2015:    Arts Instructor
Giving talks about arts and art appreciation. Educating children on art and various arts technique.

Since 2013:    Freelance writer
Specialising in creative non-fiction and art writing.

2005-2013:    Manager, various public agencies
Specialising in policy formulation and marketing and communications in personnel development.