shih yun yeo

shih yun yeo

singapore, SINGAPORE, Singapore

About shih yun yeo

Born in Singapore 1976. Shih Yun began painting after graduating from San Francisco Art Institute. Founded instinc in 2004, she has collaborated with artists from UK, US, Canada and Singapore as well as Guinness, moleskine, Smirnoff & Her World Singapore. Works in paintings, drawings, prints and books. Has also experimented with print techniques like lithography and screen-printing and painting direct on 16mm film.Influenced by Abstract Expressionists, Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline, she is known for her strong energetic use of black ink and a passionate obsession with capturing the elusive moment that exists between chaos and order.


Born in Singapore 1976, Shih Yun is a full-time artist and Director of INSTINC, an independent artist-run space. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration(Marketing) from National University of Singapore, Diploma in Communications Design from Lasalle College of the Arts and Post- Baccalaureate (Painting) from San Francisco Art Institute in 2002.

Yeo Shih Yun is known to reinterpret the very act of ink painting with striking results. Her experimentations of fusing the traditional form with contemporary mediums like new media or performance art has garnered much acclaim, including a commission by the Singapore Art Museum, winning the Sovereign Asian Art Prize People's Choice Award in 2012 and being awarded a Certificate of Distinction and Highly Commended Entry at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition in 2007. Her painting at the Sovereign Asian Art Prize was auctioned by Christie’s Asia in 2012.


Future Shows:
NOV 2017




2014: Choreographed Collisions, Galerie Steph, Singapore
2013: Learning from trees, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore
2011: Traces of Nature, Community Wall, Esplanade, Singapore
2011: 43200 Minutes in Munich, LW44, Munich, Germany
2010: 408 hours in Itoshima, Studio Kura Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan

2016: South by Southeast Art from Singapore, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai China
2015: Scholars & Ink, NUS Museum, Singapore
2014: Choreographed Collisions, Galerie Steph, Singapore
2013: Learning from trees, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore
2012: Semi Automatic, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City, USA
2012: Rhythm Section, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Singapore
2012: Lyrical Abstraction, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2012: 墨, Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade, Singapore