ARTISTS
ONG Kim Seng ( b.1945, Singapore )

Ong, Kim Seng BBM. A.W.S. DF. N.W.S. was born in Singapore and has been a full-time artist since 1985. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions at Singapore and in the United States, China, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Federal Republic Of Germany, France, Middle East, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Asean countries. He has won six awards from the AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY; the Paul B. Remmy Memorial Award in 1983, the Lucy B. Moore Award in 1988. The Clara Stroud Memorial Award in 1989 and the Barse Miller Memorial Award in 1992, Winsor & Newton Award in 2000 and the Ida Wells Memorial Award in 2001. He has been an active member of the AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY since 1990 and was the first Asian outside the U.S.A. to be awarded membership.
After having won five of its awards, Kim Seng was made a Dolphin Fellow of the AWS in 2000. In 1999, he was awarded the Cultural Medallion for visual arts by the Ministry Of Information and the Arts, Singapore. He was conferred as Dolphin Fellowship in 2000. He won the Excellence for Singapore Award presented by the SINGAPORE TOTALISATOR BOARD 2000. He was also awarded the Singapore Internationale by the SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION in 2001. His most recent award is the 2001 Arts Supporter Award presented by the NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL.




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WORKS & EXHIBITIONS

2008
•  Heartlands: Home and Nation in the Art of Ong Kim Seng, Singapore


2005
•  The Art of Ong Kim Seng, Malaysia
•  Timeless Jiangnan, Singapore

2004
•  Moments of Light, Singapore

*Other shows including group exhibitions held in U.S.A, China, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, Middle East, Hong Kong and other Asean countries.




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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2011
•  Arts Supporter Award, National Arts Council •  Singapore Internationale, Singapore International Foundation •  Ida Wells Memorial Award, American Watercolor Society

2000
•  Excellence for Singapore Award, Singapore Totalisator Board •  Winsor & Newton Award, American Watercolor Society

1999
•  Cultural Medallion, Ministry of Information and the Arts

1992
•  Barse Miller Memorial Award, American Watercolor Society

1989
•  Clara Stroud Memorial Award, American Watercolor Society

1988
•  Lucy B. Moore Award, American Watercolor Society

1983
•  Paul B. Remmy Memorial Award, American Watercolor Society






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COLLECTIONS

2001
•  Honorary President, Singapore Watercolor Society

1997 - 2000
•  President, Singapore Watercolor Society

2000
•  Dolphin Fellow of the AWS

1990
•  Member of the American Watercolor Society (First Asian outside U.S.A. awarded membership




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PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Queen Elizabeth II of England, the Prime Minister of the People's Republic Of China, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, President of the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, the President of the Republic of the Philippines; the Prime Minister of Japan, the Prime Minister of India; the Governer of Hokkaido; Singapore Arts Museum; Singapore, Maritime Museum, the Agung Rai Museum and Neka Museum in Bali, Indonesia ; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters, Foreign Missions and Embassies of the Republic of Singapore.









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