Hong Sek Chern 洪雪珍 (b.1967) is a highly acclaimed third-generation artist who has established a unique pictorial style. A multi-award winning painter, she is most well known for her unconventional depictions of landscapes and urbanscapes in traditional Chinese ink. Her paintings usually reflect a masterful interplay of architectural blocks and lines, and are infused with multi-point perspectives that sometimes collapse into one another.



Notable Awards

2023  Gold Award: UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)

2014  Gold Award: UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)

2007  26th UOB Painting of the Year Award: UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)

2006  1st Prize, Representational Category: UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)

2000  Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council Singapore

1999  Honourable Mention (2 awards) “1999 Singapore Turf Club Art Competition”

1999  Juror’s Choice: Singapore Art Awards 99 by the Philip Morris Group of Companies

1998  Juror’s Prize: Singapore Art Awards 98 by the Philip Morris Group of Companies

1996  Top Prize, Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition

1996  Juror’s Choice Award, Philippe Morris Singapore Art Awards

1995  Chen Chong Swee Overseas Art Scholarship by Chen Chong Swee Foundation and NAC

1995  1st Prize, Representational Category: Expression in Art by Singapore Telecomms

Selected Solo, Group Exhibitions

2016  Urbanscape Duet: A Joint Exhibition of Anthony Chua and Hong Sek Chern’s New Ink Works, AC43 Gallery, Singapore
2015  Lost City 3, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore
2015  Scholars and Ink, NUS Museum, Singapore
2015  City Landscape: Joint Exhibition by Chua Say Hua and Hong Sek Chern, UOB Art Gallery, Singapore
2015  Urban Rambles, Ernst and Young Art Space, Singapore, organised by EY ASEAN Art Outreach
2014  2+2, artspace@222, Singapore, organised by Chryse Gallery of Fine Art
2013  Squaring the Circle: Contemporary Art from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, One East Asia, Gallery 8, London, U.K.
2013  Sleepless in the City, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
2011  Globalisation of Asian Culture: 26th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, South Korea
2011  Raised Tumpal, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
2010  Constructed Interiors, Utterly Art, Singapore
2009  NUS Alumni Art Exhibition, NUS Cultural Centre, Singapore
2009  Artist Feature, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
2008  On Borrowed Skies, Jendela Visual Arts Space, Singapore, by Cristal Caritas Trust
2007  Singapore Art Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2006  5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
2006  12th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibit 2006, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2004  Heartland Karuizawa Drawing Biennale 2005, Wakita Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2003  11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibit 2003, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2002  25th Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2001  President Young Talent Show, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2000  Portrait Sayang , Utterly Art, Singapore
1999  Modern Monuments, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore