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.
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.
An attentive and receptive mind that is open to all possibilities.
Everything can change—risk, and you shall receive.
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