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Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew

Born: 1973

Hometown: Singapore

Based in: Baltimore & New York, USA

Yam Chew Oh is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and writer working in Baltimore and New York. His practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, and photography. His works and writings have been exhibited and published in the United States and Asia, and featured in Commotion, Lumina Journal, Studio Visit, and Velocity. Yam Chew has moved across the world 15 times — his works often reflect the places he has been, both physically and mentally. They contain personal stories and significant moments in time, drawn from his formative years in long-gone rural Singapore, familial history and relationships, an international education, and a multilingual/cultural background. A lover of the written word, Yam Chew teaches freshman writing and literature at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he earned his MFA. He is also Strategic Development & Interim Development Director of international curatorial-educational platform, Asia Contemporary Art Week. Visit yamchewoh.com for more.


15 works for sale

Tantalising

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

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Wherewithout by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Painting

$ 8,500

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Sleepless by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Drawing

$ 350

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Nymphaea victus tempesta by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Painting

$ 7,000

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New York Begird by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Limited Edition Prints

$ 500

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Contiguity (Minor) by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Painting

$ 2,200

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Contiguity (Major) by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Painting

$ 25,000

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Contiguity (Cacophony) by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Painting

$ 15,000

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A Fine Balance - V by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Limited Edition Prints

$ 600

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A Fine Balance - IV by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Limited Edition Prints

$ 600

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A Fine Balance - III by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Limited Edition Prints

$ 600

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A Fine Balance - II by Oh Yam Chew

Oh Yam Chew, Singapore

Limited Edition Prints

$ 600

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More About Oh Yam Chew

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What inspires you?

I am inspired by music, the built environment, lines, geometry, abstraction, and the written word. I am especially interested in the everyday, in being more aware, paying more attention, and becoming more mindful and present in both my practice and life.

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

An attentive and receptive mind that is open to all possibilities.

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Everything can change—risk, and you shall receive.


Collections featuring Oh Yam Chew

1 Collection

Geometric Artworks

79 Artists, 113 Products

Last Updated Sep 09, 2021


Credentials

Awards

Maryland Institute College of Art merit scholarship

2015

Maryland Institute College of Art merit scholarship

2016

School of Visual Arts MFA merit scholarship – New York

2017

School of Visual Arts MFA merit scholarship – New York

2018

School of Visual Arts MFA merit scholarship – New York

2019

Fellow, Mildred’s Lane Residency – Beach Lake, Pennsylvania

2018

Awards

Maryland Institute College of Art merit scholarship

2015

Maryland Institute College of Art merit scholarship

2016

School of Visual Arts MFA merit scholarship – New York

2017

School of Visual Arts MFA merit scholarship – New York

2018

School of Visual Arts MFA merit scholarship – New York

2019

Fellow, Mildred’s Lane Residency – Beach Lake, Pennsylvania

2018

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