Jeremy Sharma

Jeremy Sharma

Jeremy Sharma

Born : 22 December 1977, Singapore

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2005 – 2006 Master of Art (Fine Art)

Open University, United Kingdom/ by LASALLE-SIA College

Of the Arts, Singapore

2002–2003 Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) with High Distinction

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

Australia/ by LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore


2011 Variations

Art Forum Gallery, Singapore

2008 The Protection Paintings –Of Sensations and Superscriptions

The Jendela Gallery (Visual Arts Space by Cristal Caritas Trust), Esplanade Mall, Singapore

2007 Jeremy Sharma

Art Forum, Singapore

End of A Decade

The Substation Gallery, The Substation Ltd, Singapore

2006 A Certain Slant of Light

The Esplanade (community wall)/ The Substation Gallery

2004 The Arcane Glimpse

The Substation Gallery, The Substation Ltd, Singapore


2011 Foris

Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2011

Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo


ICAS Galleries, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore

Pantone My Art

TCC Gallery, Singapore

2010 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2010

Bangledesh Shilpakala Academy

Forgetting The Roses

Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

NAFA-LASALLE Fine Art Staff Show 2010

Lim Hak Tai Gallery, NAFA Campus 1, Singapore

ICA Gallery 2, LASALLE College of The Arts, Singapore

Centre to Periphery

Japan Creative Centre, Singapore

2009 Modern Hermits

Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

Ruckus Rubix

NUS Museum, Singapore

Constructed Landscapes: Singapore in Southeast Asia

NUS Museum, Singapore

2008 The Royal Overseas League Scholarship Exhibition

The Gallery@OXO, London


Mint Museum of Toys, Singapore

Athlete (Bangkok and US premiere)

The 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok

Experiments in Cinema V3.0, New Mexico, USA

2007 City_net Asia

Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

Whose Playground is This?

Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore

Painting In Spite Of…

Project Space, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
Black is not The Darkest Colour

La Libreria, Singapore

Sculpture Square Chapel Gallery, Singapore
2006 ARTSingapore

Suntec City Hall, Singapore
8 Young Contemporaries

Art Forum. Singapore

Project Space, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

The Deep End

p-10, Singapore
Rage Against The Dying of The Light

La Libreria, Singapore

Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2005 Real Presence/Floating Sites (Collateral Event with The 51st

Venice Biennale)

IUAV, Facolta’di design e Arti, Venice

Jeremy Sharma/Jane Lee

Taksu Gallery, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur

Nasi Campur

Taksu Gallery, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur


Taksu Gallery, Singapore

Insomnia: KYTV presents: The P.O.P Staion plus Tiramisu

(The Singapore Season London 2005 by TheatreWorks)

The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

2004 Design for Death

Post Theatre, Seoul Fringe Festival, Seoul, Korea

Theatre Studio, Esplanade-Theatres of the Bay, Singapore

Project Graphite

Goethe Institut, Singapore

Sounds Like Mirrors (sound and visual installation)

Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore

Black and White

Art Forum, Singapore

Artists Book

Public Art Library, Sculpture Square, Singapore

Iconoclass/Persistence: Site of Memory (video screening)

Plasma Screens, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, Singapore


Studio 106, Joo Chiat Place, Singapore


Earl Lu Gallery I, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

Studio 106 Open Studio

Studio 106, Joo Chiat Place, Singapore

The Last Laugh (Humour in Video by KYTV)

Earl Lu Gallery I, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

2003 Singapore-ASEAN Art Awards 2003 Exhibition

ARTrium, Ministry for Information and the Arts (MITA)

Building, Singapore

BigSmall Works

Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

No Apologies

Earl Lu Gallery I, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

New Finds 2003 (Art Galleries Festival)

MITA Atrium, Singapore


2008 Artist Residency & Exchange Program (REAP) by Artesan

Gallery Singapore

Manila, The Philippines

2007 Royal Over-seas League (ROSL)

Travel Scholarship, United Kingdom

2004 Studio 106

Former residential-studio of the late Cultural Medallion Dr.

Ng Eng Teng, Joo Chiat Place (Managed by LASALLE-SIA

College of the Arts, Singapore)


2005 LASALLE-SIA Scholarship

Recipient (with KYTV) of the JCCI Arts Award 2005

by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2003 Finalist, Phillip Morris Singapore Arts Awards

Studio 106 Residency Award

2002 The Lee Foundation Study Grant

2000 First Prize (Open Category) Action For Aids Award


1999 Winner of The Della Butcher Award presented by The

Rotary Club of Singapore


Kelvin Tan, ‘The ‘Protection’ Paintings – Jeremy Sharma’s

harbour from the vulnerabilities of be-coming, 2008

Kelvin Tan, ‘Dealing with the marks of Destiny – Jeremy

Sharma’s journey into the sense of painting as a metaphor’,


Hazel Lim, ‘To garner more than a glimpse’ (review for

The Arcane Glimpse),, 2004

Gunalan Nadarajan, ‘The LASALLE School’: 20 Years of Fine

Arts from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts’, 2004

Milenko Prvacki, ‘End of A Decade’ (Foreword), 2007

Lawrence Chin, ‘As Things’, 2011 (Jeremy Sharma’s



Chong Weixin, ‘Jeremy Sharma’,, 24 June 2008

Lee Meixian, ‘Jeremy Sharma and his Protection Paintings’,, 25 June 2008

Deepika Shetty, ‘World of Words’, The Straits Times, Life

Singapore June 12, 2008

David Chew, ‘Body Electric’, Today Mediacorp Press,

January 18, 2007

Clara Chow, Athletic Pursuits’, The Straits Times, Life

Singapore January 18, 2007

Ng Hui Hsien, ‘Body Work (Scene Stealer), IS Magazine,

June 2007

Yeow Kai Chai, ‘Seventh Heaven’, The Straits Times, Life

Singapore June, 2006

David Chew, ‘Literary Art’, Today Mediacorp Press, June 19,


Amelynn Liong, ‘Walking to his own beat’, Today

Mediacorp Press, March 2006

‘Disclosure’, Cubes Magazine, Issue 018, September 2005

Clara Chow, ‘Art Attack’, The Straits Times, Life Singapore

Thursday April 21 2005, Cover Page and Pages 4 & 5

Tan Shzr Ee, ‘Feast of fury’, The Straits Times Singapore

June 2, 2004

Rachel Jacques, ‘Fresh Faces 2003 We showcase 10 of the

Best in local arts’, The Arts Magazine Jul-Aug 2003

‘Art Against AIDS 2000 Prize Presentation Ceremony and

Exhibition Preview’ The Act Magazine, Issue 24, October

2000, Cover Page,

‘Prize for a very private moment’, The Straits Times

Singapore, 1999


‘Ruckus Rubix’, Artesan Gallery (REAP), 2009

‘Contemporary Art in Singapore’, Institute of

Contemporary Arts Singapore, 2007

‘ City_net Asia 2007’, Seoul Museum of Art, 2007

‘Black is not The Darkest Colour’, Sia Joo Hiang

(La Libreria), 2007


2011 NAFA-LASALLE 2010 Show

2010 Nine (LASALLE Fine Arts Staff Catalogue 2010), Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

2009 Scapes and Senses – Visual Arts catalogue for The

Esplanade (April – Jun)

Constructed Landscapes – Singapore in Southeast Asia

2008 The Protection Paintings – Of Sensations and

Superscriptions – Esplanande Presents Visual Arts


2007 End of A Decade

ARTSingapore 2007 Catalogue

2006 Degree Show 2006

La libreria Presents: Rage Against The Dying of The Light

– A Visual Arts Showcase

2004 The Arcane Glimpse

Of Toast and Tales – Visual Arts catalogue for

The Esplanade (January – March)

The LASALLE School: 20 Years of Fine

Arts from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts

2003 No Apologies – 10th RMIT University Bachelor of Arts

(Fine Art) Exhibition


Singapore Art Museum

National Library Board Singapore

Societe Genarale

Ngee Ann Kongsi Singapore


Jeremy Sharma (b 1977 Singapore) completed his postgraduate studies with the Master of Art (Fine Art) programme at the LASALLE-SIA College of The Arts Singapore/Open University UK in 2006. Sharma was the winner of the Della Butcher Award (1999 Singapore) for excellence in Painting and an honorable mention at the Philip Morris Singapore-ASEAN Art Awards (2003 & 2005). He was Artist-in-Residence at Studio 106 (2004 Singapore)—the former residential art studio of the late sculptor and Cultural Medallion recipient of Singapore, Dr Ng Eng Teng and also associate artist for the Substation in 2002.

Sharma was also co-founder of multi-disciplinary art collective Kill Your Television and rock band Tiramisu. He has since left both groups to extend his interests in Painting, Video and Music under the umbrella of The Lacunas of Grace (, which he formed in late 2005. Sharma released a full-length album of experimental music entitled Nuclear Families in 2006 and a folk-lounge singer-songwriter album called Albatross in 2008. He has also collaborated with renowned writer/musician Kelvin Tan on many of the latter’s albums, which range from rock to electronica. His music has been featured on radio like Lush 99.5 and Singapop and also several dance productions.

Sharma has participated in inaugural events like The LaSalle School Exhibition, The Last Laugh (Humour in Video), Sparks (Creative Development Programme) organized by the Esplanade and Real Presence/Floating Sites, a Collateral Event with The 51st Venice Biennale IUAV, Facolta’di design e Arti, Venice in 2005. He has also exhibited and performed in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and London.

He has also done overseas residencies in the UK and The Philippines.

At present, Sharma teaches at the LASALLE-SIA College of The Arts. He continues to paint and actively performs in gigs.


My practice has always involved traversing the different modes of painting and creating inventive strategies to continue the dialogue on the role of modernism. My current works explore the lessons of abstraction such as surface treatment, materiality, colour and space within the context of appropriated images and current technology. They are typically categorized in serial work groups and often have titles that are derived from the medium, image or functions as citations to other artists.