Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tan Juat Lee was born 1953 in multi-racial Singapore. After completing her BA ( Hons ) in Nanyang University of Singapore in 1976, she continued a fine art education at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1987. A self-acknowledged romantic realist, she describes her pieces as Chinese Singaporean with a touch of the current “East Meets West” ideology. She won many awards, including Grand Prize in the UOB Painting of the Year Competitions in 1997 and 2004, Juror’s Choice in Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards in 1998. Her highly personal artworks have been exhibited in Singapore, China, Brunei and Japan.