Exhibitions

Jane Lee, Donna Ong and Wilson Shieh

Jane Lee, Donna Ong and Wilson Shieh

Exhibition Period
07 May 2011 - 05 Jun 2011
Address
ESLITE GALLERY∣5F, No. 11, Songgao Rd., Taipei 11073, Taiwan
Opening Hours
07 May 2011

Renowned for their highly tactile and textural surfaces, Jane Lee’s work investigates painting and its materiality. In her rich compositions, unconventional materials are applied to the surface in a laborious and meticulous process. Here, painting is seen as not the practice of representation, but rather the practice itself is represented. As she urges the process to be explored, she pushes the boundaries of this medium into the realm of sculpture and redefines conventional boundaries between two-dimensional painting and other media. For this show at ESLITE, Jane Lee presents a new body of work that explores this sculptural quality even further, including a “painting” which verges on three-dimensional installation art.

Donna Ong’s installations explore the interstices of media, bringing together spheres of imagination, fantasy and history. In her poetic installations, reality is presented as something highly provisional, and often assemblages of real, common objects merge with manufactured environments and dramatic lighting to create fictitious worlds. It is in this uncertain zone between reality and illusion that her worlds become spaces on to which one can project personal desire or lost memories and can explore the secret lives of objects.

Wilson Shieh is a painter trained in Chinese fine-brush (gongbi) technique whose work ranges from Chinese ink drawing on silk to acrylic on canvas to paper cutout collage. As a medium of narration, Shieh often chooses the human body as his subject, which he then translates into stereotyped figures or characters. It is through the employment of these highly symbolical figures that Shieh is able to question the nature of identity building in modern society. With this new body of works, Shieh reflects on his own personal identity and converses with his own past. Like chapters in a personal journal, the sixteen drawings of “The Cultural Life of Wilson Shieh” effectively explore the influences and roles that specific individuals or artworks had in shaping his own identity. Defined by an introspective quality, this series is not only a self-analysis of the artist’s psyche, but a broad exploration of the manipulative power of culture.

Jane LEE

1963        Born in Singapore
Now lives and works in Singapore
    
EDUCATION
2004        Graduated from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, BA in Fine Arts, Singapore 
Diploma in Fashion from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
    
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009        Jane Lee, Osage Gallery, Singapore
2006        Transformation / Process, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
    
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011        "Jane Lee, Donna Ong and Wilson Shieh", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
               "SO Contemporary", Institute of Contemporary Arts, LASALLE College of

                the Arts, Singapore
2010        "The Burden of representation: Abstraction In Asia Today", Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
               "Jane Lee, Lee Kit, Donna Ong", Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
               "Popping Up: Revisiting the Relationship between 2D and 3D", Hong Kong Art Centre,

                Hong Kong
2009        "Code Share: 5 continents, 10 biennales, 20 artists", The Contemporary Art Centre,

                Vilnius, Lithuania
2008        "Wonder, Singapore Biennale 2008", City Hall, Singapore
               "Coffee, Cigarettes and Pad Thai: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia",

                ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
            "Always Here But Not Always Present: Art in a Senseless World", Singapore

                Management University, Singapore
2007        "Sovereign Art Prize", Hong Kong
               "Singapore Art Show", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2005-2006        "Artery - Inaugural Exhibition", Singapore Management University, Singapore
2006        "Nasi Campur", Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Jakarta, Indonesia; Singapore
               "New Contemporaries", Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore
2005        "Philip Morris Singapore Art Awards 2005", Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
    
PRIZES
2007        Winner of International Residency Art Prize, Singapore Art Exhibition
               Hong Kong The 2007 Sovereign Art Prize (Finalist)
2005        Singapore Philip Morris Singapore Art Awards 2005 (Juror’s Choice) 
2003        Singapore-Asian Art Awards (Finalist) 

 

 

Donna ONG

1978        Born in Singapore
Now lives and works in Singapore
    
EDUCATION
1999        Graduated from Bartlett School, University College London (UCL), B.Sc. Architecture
2003        Graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, BA (Hon) Fine Art
    
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004        "Palace of Dreams", The Arts House at the Old Parliament, Singapore
    
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011        "Jane Lee, Donna Ong and Wilson Shieh", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Singapore Platform", Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2010        "Homestay", Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China
               "Jane Lee, Lee Kit, and Donna Ong", Osage Gallery, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
2009        "President's Young Talent Exhibition", Singapore Art Museum 8Q SAM, Singapore
               "8Q-Rate:School", Singapore Art Museum 8Q SAM, Singapore
               "Crystal City", National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
               "Some Rooms", Osage Gallery, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
               "Jakarta Biennale 2009", Jakarta, Indonesia
               "AROUND", Sound Art Festival, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
2008        Venice Architectural Biennale 2008, Venice, Italy
               "Arts Initiative Tokyo Residency", Scai x Scai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
               "Kuandu Biennale 2008", Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan 
               "BMW Young Artist Residency", Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
               "Always Here But Not Always Present: Art in a Senseless World",

               Singapore Management University, Singapore
               "Coffee, Cigarettes and Pad Thai: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia",

                ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Gloaming", Grey Projects, Singapore
2007        "Hybrid", Singapore Season China, Beijing, China
               "Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market and Amnesia (Curated Section), 2nd Moscow

                Biennale of Contemporary Art", Moscow, Rusia
               "A Progressive Affair", Gallery Eighty, Singapore
               "Project: Eden (Phase II)", Tickle Art, Singapore
               "Project: Eden", Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore
2006        "Belief, Singapore Biennale 2006", City Hall, Singapore
2005        "Project: Waterfall (Curated Section)", Singapore Art Show, Singapore
               "Project L403", Telok Kurau Studios, Singapore
               《Secret, Interiors》 (Collaboration with George Chua), Sonic Festival 2005, Singapore
               "When I Feel Free Around You", TAGS #14, Third Place Café, Singapore
2002        "Sefton Open 2003", Atkinson Art Gallery, UK
               "Job-Seekers' Alliance", St. Saviours Church, London, UK
                Goldsmiths Degree Show, London, UK
               "About Play", Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore
    
RESIDENCY
2008        Arts Initiative Tokyo, Japan
    
PRIZES
2009        People's Choice Award, the President's Young Talents, for work entitled Dissolution.
               "Young Artist Award", Singapore
2007        Front Award (For outstanding contribution in the Arts) Front Television Program, Singapore
2003        1st Prize, Sefton Open 2003 (2D Art), UK
1999        Shell-NAC Scholarship, National Arts Council, Singapore
                Architecture theory prize, University College London
1997        Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship, University College London
                Nicola Clay Prize for Art
                Art History Prize, Laudander Award  
                Michelle Knight Travel Scholarship, Malvern Girls’ College

 

 

Wilson SHIEH

1970        Born in Hong Kong
Now lives and works in Hong Kong 
    
EDUCATION
1994        Graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts major
2001        Graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Fine Arts
    
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011        "Mortal Coil", Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
2009        "Wilson Shieh: Music Families", Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
               "Chow Yun Fat’s Fitting Room", Osage Soho, Hong Kong
               "Second Skin" (Chow Chunfai & Wilson Shieh), Osage Singapore, Singapore
               "Fitting Room", Osage Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2008        "Wilson Shieh and Michael Ziegler: Drawings", L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
               "Fiona Wong and Wilson Shieh", Harewood House, Leeds, U.K.
               "Wilson Shieh", Osage Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2007        "Ladyland", Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
2005        "Nan Yang: Ocean of the South - a Painting Exhibition of Wilson Shieh",

                Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
               "Wilson Shieh: 5 New Etchings", Crown Point Press, San Francisco, U.S.A
2004        "Wilson Shieh: Asian Seasonings", Jan Abrams Fine Arts and Barbara Toll

                curatorial project, New York, U.S.A.
2002        "Musical Bodies: Paintings by Wilson Shieh", Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
               "Wilson Shieh: An Alternative Antiquity", Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
1998        "Fleshly: Chinese Fine-brush Paintings by Wilson Shieh", Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
    
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011        "Jane Lee, Donna Ong and Wilson Shieh", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2010        "Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

               "The 7th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen", Shenzhen Fine Art

                Institute, Shenzhen, China
               "Legacy and Creations - Ink Art vs Ink Art", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
               "Legacy and Creations - Art vs Art", Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
               "The Linear Dimension – Contemporary Hong Kong Art", Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
2009        "Encounter: Dublin, Lisbon, Hong Kong and Seoul", Korea Foundation Cultural Center,

                Seoul, Korea
               "Three Decades of Contemporary Chinese Collection", Queensland Art Gallery,

                Brisbane, Australia
               "Outside In: Alternative Narratives in Contemporary Art”, The University Museum and

                Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
               "Kum Chikeung, Lui Chunkwong & Wilson Shieh", Osage Soho, Hong Kong
               "2009 Asian Art Biennial: Viewpoints & Viewing, Points", National Taiwan Museum of

                Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
               "Urban Spirituality: Contemporary Hong Kong Art", Rossi & Rossi and Liners' Paradox,

                London, U.K
               "Ink Contemporary: ReXPERIMENT", Artist Commune, Hong Kong
2008        "Distance and Proximity: Artists' Awnings", Gulbenkian Garden, Lisbon, Portugal
               "New Ink Art: Innovation and Beyond", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
               "The Pivotal Decade – Hong Kong Art 1997 – 2007", Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
               "MoCA Shanghai Envisage II – Butterfly Dream", MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
               "The 6th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen", Shenzhen Fine Art Institute,

                Shenzhen, China
2007        "The Pivotal Decade – Hong Kong Art 1997 – 2007", Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, U.K.
               "The Third Chengdu Biennale: Reboot”, New International Convention Center of

                Chengdu, Chengdu, China
2006        "Take Me with You (Contemporary Art Exhibition, Loewe 160 Anniversary)", Circulo de

                Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain/ Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
               "Light on Chinart Generation", Palazzo Capponi all' Annunziata, Florence, Italy
               "Asian Contemporary Art in Print - Singapore Tyler Print Institute", Asia Society,

                New York, USA
2005        "Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2005", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
               "Irreality", Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
2004-2006        "Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia", San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego,

                     California; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri;

                     Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
2003        "Hong Kong Cityscapes: Ink Painting in Transition", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
               "Wilson Shieh: 'Prêt-à-porter' Peintures; Li Bei & Zhou Wu: Céramiques",

                Galerie Leda Fletcher, Geneva, Switzerland
               "Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2003", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
               "Cheng Ming in All Directions: 40 Years of Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong",

                Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
               "Local Accent: 12 Artists from Hong Kong", Pickled Art Center, Beijing, China
2002        "Hong Kong Cityscapes: Ink Painting in Transition", Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and

                African Studies, University of London, UK
2001        "Hyphenation: Contemporary Hong Kong Art (Leung Chi Wo, Wilson Shieh, Wong Lai Ching)",

                Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
               "In Celebration of Art: Hong Kong Arts Centre 25th Anniversary Exhibition",

                Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2000        "Passion of Collecting (The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong 25th Anniversary

                Exhibition)", University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
               "L'art de Vivre la Diffèrence (A Selection of Winning Paintings and Sculptures of

                the past 15 years by the Philippe Charriol Foundation)”, Salle des Pas Perdus,

                UNESCO, Paris
               "Contemporary Hong Kong Art 2000", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
1999        "The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art", Queensland Art Gallery,

                Brisbane, Australia
               "Bad Rice … fooling the Gods", Dimension Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
1998        "New Voices: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai”, Hong Kong Arts

                 Centre, Hong Kong/Zhong Zheng Gallery, Taipei
                "Bad Rice … fooling the Gods (Next Wave Festival)", Span Galleries, Melbourne;

                 The Performance Space Gallery, Sydney, Australia;1a space, Hong Kong
                "Emotions (Four artists from Hong Kong)", L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
                "Painting HK", 1a space, Hong Kong
                "Salon d`hiver ii", Galerie Martini, Hong Kong
1997        "Sensual Appetite (Fringe '97)", Fringe Club, Hong Kong
                "The Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition 1997 Exhibition",

                 Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
    
RESIDENCY
2008        Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Project, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
2006        Asian Artists Portfolio Project, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
2005        5 Etchings at Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA
2003        Asian Artists Fellowship 2003, Freeman Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, USA
    
PRIZES
2003        Prize of Excellence, Hong Kong Art Biennial (Hong Kong Museum of Art)
1997        Winner, Painting Category, The Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition
    
COLLECTIONS
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
British Council, Hong Kong
Philippe Charriol Foundation, Hong Kong

 

 

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