Anthony Chua

Born in Singapore in 1966, Chua Say Hua is a recipient of the Chen Chong Swee Scholarship and the Philippe Chariol Foundation Scholarship. He graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (1989-92) and furthered his art education at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1993-94) as well as the Goldsmiths College, University of London (1996-97). Chua did his art residency at Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, USA and has won numerous top awards in art competitions in the past decades. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council. In 2014, he won a Silver award in the 33rd UOB Painting of the Year Competition. He has exhibited his artworks in 12 solo exhibitions and over 20 groups exhibitions and his artworks are collected in many government offices and by private collectors.Chua has always straddled his art practices in between Eastern and Western art combining the best of both cultures at ease. His unique contemporary Chinese ink paintings are informed by Western Modernist aesthetics while employing the logic and philosophy of traditional Chinese ink painting medium. Chua specializes in abstract compositions, deriving a fascinating collection of works based on contemporary subjects like urban landscapes and old buildings.