Wee Lit

Wee Lit

Education
2006-08           The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Masters in Fine Arts
2002-03           Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology-LASALLE, Singapore

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

Graduated with Distinction

Selected Exhibitions

2011                We Who Saw Signs

Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore

Splendid Memories Still Flows Into Cosmos….Wow Really

School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition, SOTA Gallery, Singapore

E* Garden

Rag Factory, London, UK

2010                Child’s Play (or why Baby Jesus looks so strange)

Valentine Willie and Evil Empire, Singapore

2009                These Things Must Be Done To Get Along In Life

Post-Museum, Singapore

New Works

Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2008                12×12 New Artists/New Work

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Contemporary Urban Asian Art Trail

Blackburn Museum and Gallery, Blackburn with Darwen, UK

Culture of the Unseen, Unsung and Undead

Gallery 621, Tallahesse, Florida, USA

Graduate Thesis Show

G2 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

5th Evergreen Outdoor Sculpture Biennial

Evergreen Museum-John Hopkins University, Maryland, USA

Limbo

G2 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2007                Emerging Illinois Artists

McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois, USA

Singapore Sculpture Award 2008

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2006                Fable

Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Singapore

2005                Animal Instinct

Utterly Art, Singapore

500 and Below

Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore

2004                Identities vs Globalisation

Chiangmai Art Museum, Chiangmai, Thailand

National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany

Another Tan & Cheong Artshow

The Substation Gallery, Singapore

2003                The Idiots Gaze Again

SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise Singapore

2003                        TOYS

Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

SeatArt

The Merlion Park, Singapore

Bilateral Bonds

Taksu Gallery, Singapore

Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CDL Sculpture Award

Singapore Art Museum

No Apologies – 10th RMIT Graduation Exhibition

Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

Awards

2008                Graduate Fellowship Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2007                Grand Prize- CDL Singapore Sculpture Award 2007, Singapore

Skeeter Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Nomination- International Sculpture Community Outstanding Student Award

Final Shortlist- Madrid Abierto 2008

2005                Overseas Scholarship- Media Development Authority, Singapore

2004                Project Grant- National Arts Council, Singapore

2003                3rd Prize Singapore Sports Council Coaching Awards Design Competition, Singapore Sports Council, Singapore

2002                Arts Bursary (Local) – National Arts Council, Singapore

1998                Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship- National Arts Council, Singapore

Public and Private Commissions / Artistic Experience

2009-2011       “Eroclamation”- Public Artwork

Haw Par Villa Circle Line MRT station

2008                “All the Essentially Essential”

-Stainless Steel Public Sculpture

East Coast Park, Singapore (to be installed in 2012)

2005                -Ceramic Sculptures

Four Seasons Spa, Tokyo

-Series of 3 Sculptures in Mild Steel

TaipingQiao, Shanghai

-Series of Sculptures in Wood

Prabhadevi Condominiums, Mumbai

2003                 -Crystal Chandelier

De Stijl Jewellers, Singapore

-Feature Wall

Asian Civilizations Museum (Empress Wing)

1997-2002       Artist/Studio Assistant to Milenko and Delia Prvacki(Singapore):

In the execution and installation of public commissions-

Ceramic/ Mosaic Mural @ Dhoby Ghaut MRT station

Ceramic Mural @ Austin Hills Country Club, Malaysia

Ceramic Sculptures @ Singapore Expo Hall 6

Bronze & Ceramic Sculptures @ Ardmore Park Condominium

In the execution and installation of public commissions-

-for exhibition ‘Methods and Materials’

-Mosaic mural at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station

-Mosaic sculptural bench and fountain at Zouk Discotheque.

Working Experience

2010-present    Head

Faculty of Visual Arts, School of the Arts, Singapore

2009-2010       Teaching faculty

Faculty of Visual Arts, School of the Arts, Singapore

2006-08           Teaching Assistant

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

For “First Year Core studio”, “Woodworking”, “Modeling the Figure in Clay”, “Monumental Metal Sculptures” classes

-Assist main lecturer in conducting class lectures

-Demonstrate and teach various sculptural techniques

-Conduct tutorials and critiques with individual students.

2005-06           LECTURER (Part-time)

LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

(Sculpture Elective Programme, Diploma in Visual Art)

-Prepare and conduct course curriculum for Fine Arts students

-Impart a variety of sculptural techniques to a class

-Critique and assess students sculptural and installation works

Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

(Model Making, Diploma in Industrial Design)

-Introduce model/ prototype construction techniques

-Prepares projects in the use of various model making techniques on various media

3D Sense Media School, Singapore

(Sculpture, Diploma in Digital Animation)

– Teach students how to sculpt designed characters in detail with polymer clay

2003-05           LEAD MODEL MAKER

Southern Star Productions Australia, Singapore

-Lead a team of 5 in the design and construction of physical models, props and sets

-To work with the Director on the final design and stop motion photo-documentation of the completed models.

2003                COURSE FACILITATOR

-Jurong Junior College, Singapore

(Art Enrichment Programme/Workshop)

-LASALLE College of the Arts

-Little Art Bug Workshop

Media / Press Reviews

Newcity Art Review- Tan Wee Lit’s The “Missed” Series

http://art.newcity.com/2008/12/15/review-tan-wee-litmuseum-of-contemporary-art/

Art on The Move- “The Straits Times” 21st Aug 2008

Singapore Sculpture Award 2007-  “Today” 20th Oct 2007, “The Straits Times” 21st Oct 2007

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/301159/1

ETV- MediaCorp TV Channel 8, 18th July 2004

Thai-up for Singapore Artists –“The Straits Times”, 7th February 2004

I’m Seatin’ It – “iSh Magazine”, February 2004

No Apologies Review text by Margaret Tan, “Vehicle“Issue_10_2003

Looking Out: Sculpture with an eye for engagement by Susie Wong, The Arts Magazine, November 2002

Reconstructions in Nature text by Ian Woo, D+A -design and architecture (Asia), issue 012.2003

Blindspot: Infringe The Obvious text by Ye Shufang, Vehicle Issue_08_2003