Kiang How has been working and developing on the Galaxy series for the past 25 years. He drew his  inspirations from the inexplicable. The galaxy has always been formidable and fascinating to him. Because of its mysteriousness, the galaxy allows him to make the most of his imagination. Colours are important to him as they express the mood and sensation of the moment when the artwork is created. His works are not true depiction of the galaxy per se. They represent his discernment and awareness of my surroundings, just like how every matter and the air we breathe are part of the galaxies.

Kiang How received the Public Service Medal (PBM) awarded by the President of Singapore in 1981 for his contribution to Singapore Nation Building. In the past 30 years, he has been an active participant in local and international art scenes.

His unique technique of blending acrylic and airbrush printing effect on canvas has become his trademark in the art circle and is constantly involved in major art projects (sculpture and murals).

He has held 12 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 100 group exhibitions in countries, such as Australia, China, France, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam and also Singapore. He received many local and international awards.

His works are collected by local as well as overseas museums, organizations and private collectors. He was the President of Modern Art Society Singapore (1982 – 1993), Vice President of Federation of Art Societies Singapore (1990 – 1996) and sits on the panel in National Arts Council (1984 – 1993). However, he was the person brought MASS onto a regional platform, Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE) hosting by members in Federation of Asian Artists (FAA) yearly in 1990.

BIOGRAPHY

Thang Kiang How was born in 11th Sept.1946 in Malaysia

Education
1964 – Graduated from Thomson Secondary School
1968 – Graduated from National Youth Leadship Training Institute and was awarded a Diploma for Community & Youth Work
1976 – Began experimenting with a mixed media of batik and acrylic

Career
1964-1968 – Joined People’s Association as Organising Secretary
1968-1979 – Chief Instructor-in-Charge of Art & Photographic Unit in Vihilante Corps
1977-2001 – Vice Chairman of Ang Mo Kio Citizens’ Consultative Committee
1982-1993 – President of Modern Art Society
1982-1988 – Council Member of the Visual Arts Advisory Community
1984-1989 – National Arts Council Arts Advisory Committee
1989-1993 – Committee Member of National Community Organisation Council
1990-1994 – Member of Organising Committee ASIAN International Art Exhibition
1990-1996 – Vice-President of Federation of Art Societies, Singapore
1993-1996 – Member of Visual Art Resources Panel National Arts Council
1994-1996 – Vice-president of Modern Art Society

One-Man Exhibition
1980 – Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Singapore
1987 – National Museum Art Gallery
1988 – Hyatt Regency Singapore Hotel, Singapore
1988 – To-day Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1988 – Kaohsiung National Library, Kaohsiuing, Taiwan
1989 – 5th Solo Art Exhibition at National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1990 – Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore
1995 – Art Gallery of Beijing International-Art Palace, China

Group Art Exhibtions
1970-1989 – Annual National Day Art Exhibition
1974-1979 – National Museum Annual Art Exhibition
1980 – The Fifth Festival of Asian Arts
1980-1994 – ASEAN Painting and Photography Exhibition
1980 – Contemporary Singapore Paintings in Hong Kong
1980 – Singapore Modern Art Exhibition in Taiwan
1980 – The Travelling ASEAN Paintings Graphic Art and Photography Exhibition
1980-1986 – Singapore Arts Festival, National Museum
1981 – Modern Art Exhibition
1985 – Singapore Art Festival
1985 – Twenty-Five Yers of Art in Singapore Exhibition
1985-1986 – Salon des Artistes Francais au Grand Palais, Paris, France
1987 – Modern Art Mobile Exhibition
1988 – First Exhibition of Federation of Asian Art Association, Taiwan
1990 – Singapore Artists Speak Art Exhibition, National Museum
1990 – The 5th Asian International Art Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur
1990 – 1st Asian International Art Exhibition, International Artist Camp {Penang)
1991 – 12 Contemporary Singapore Artist Exhibition, Macau
1992 – Sixth Asian International Art Exhibition in Tagawa, Japan
1992 – Artseen Exhibition, National Art Gallery – Wellington, New Zealand
1993 – 7th Asian International Art Exhibition, Indonesia
1993 – Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Vietnam
1994 – 8th Asian International Art Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan
1994 – Huangshan Art Exhibition in Hefei, China
1994 – Modern Art Exhibition, Macau
1995 – Huangshan Art Exhibition in Singapore
1995 – 10th Asian International Art Exhibition in Singapore
1995-2001 – Asia Invitation Art Exhibition in Seoul, Korea

Awards
1976 – The special award for Singapore Skyline Competition organised by the OCBC Bank
1977 – Special Award at the National Day Art Exhibition
1981 – The Public Service Medal(PBM) by Singapore Government
1982 – The Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Award for the Best Painting of the Year, Singapore
1982-1987 – Distinction Awards, UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition
1984 – High Commended Award, Australian Art Award, Singapore
1987 – First Prize in Ministry of Communications and Informationa Art Competition
1988-1989 – Merit Award, IBM Art Award Competition, Singapore

Private and Public Collections
– National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
– National Trade Union Songress
– UOB Ltd, Singapore
– Public Utilities Board, Singapore
– OCBC, Singapore
– Raffles City, Singapore
– Mass Rapid Transit, Singapore
– Telecommunication Authority of Singapore
– Economic Development Board, Singapore
– Singapore Airlines, Singapore
– Monetary Authority of Singapore
– Port of Singapore Authority
– IBM Singapore Pte Ltd
– Singapore Boardcasting Corporation
– Sentosa Development Corporation
– Ministry of Community Development, Singapore
– Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore
– Ministry of Labour, Singapore
– Ministry of Foreign Affairs
– Ministry of Healthy
– Ministry of Information and the Arts
– The Housing and Development Board
– The Urban Redevelopment Authority
– Development Bank of Singapore
– Ministry of Defence
– Macau Oriental Culture Fioundation
– National Trade Development of Board
– National Library of Singapore
– National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan Taichong
– National Science Centre, Taiwan
– The POSB
– Jurong Town Corporation
– Beijing International Art Palace
– Korea Culture Art Research Institute
– Ang Mo Kio Town Council
– People’s Association
– Jalan Bersar Town Council

Major Projects
1987 – 3 wall murals ar Raffles MRT and Orchard MRT station
1989 – 2 wall murals 9×30 at Sentosa Development Corporation
1989 – Stainless steel outdoor sculpture of “Towards a better Community”, at Ministry of Community Development
1990 – Stainless steel outdoor sculpture of “The youth Spirit” at Marina South
1990 – Stainless steel outdoor sculpture of “Spirit of Sports” at Singapore Polytechnic Sports Complex
1995 – Wall Murals 2mx8m at China Yantai Menghu Hotel

简历

唐近豪, 1946年生于马来西亚柔佛洲

教育
1964 - 毕业于德新中学
1968 - 毕业于国家青年领袖训练学院,获社区与青年工作者专业文凭

职业生涯
1964-1968 - 任职于人民协会组织秘书
1968-1979 - 任职于警卫团,为美术及摄影组主任
1977-2001-宏茂桥区公民咨询委员会副主席
1982-1993-新加坡现代画会会长
1984-1989 - 新加坡新闻与艺术部视觉艺术咨询委员会委员
1985-2001 - 忠邦民众联络所管理委员会委员
1990-1994 - 亚洲艺术联盟委员
1990-1996 - 新加坡美术总会副会
1993-1996 - 新加坡艺术理事会视觉艺术委员
1994-1996 - 新加坡现代画会副会长

个展
1980 - 新加坡中华总商会
1987 - 新加坡国家博物院画廊
1988 - 新加坡凯悦大酒店
1988 - 台北今天画廊
1988 - 高雄图书馆
1989 - 新加坡国家博物院画廊(全部款项捐赠中峇鲁民众联络所建所基金)
1990 - 新加坡大会堂(庆祝独立二十五周年筹款,全部款项捐赠宏茂桥民众联络所福利基金
1995 - 北京国际艺苑画廊(假日大酒店)

团体画展
1970-1989 - 新加坡国庆美展
1980 – 新加坡现代艺术展,香港
1980-1986 - 新加坡艺术节美展
1980-1994 亚西安巡回画展
1981 - 现代画展,台湾
1981 - 五人画展(莱佛士酒店)
1985 - 法国大展(巴黎大皇宫)
1985 - 新加坡二十五年画展
1987 - 现代画会台湾巡回展
1988 - 第一届亚洲艺术联盟展, 台北
1990 - 新加坡画家展
1990 - 第五届国家亚洲美展,马来西亚吉隆坡
1990 - 第一届亚洲画家村美展,马来西亚槟城
1991 - 现代画会12位画家美展
1992 - 第六届亚洲联盟美展,日本福岗
1992 - 新加坡画展美展,纽西兰,威灵顿
1993 - 第七届亚洲联盟美展,印尼万隆
1993 - 现代艺术美展,越南胡志明
1994 - 第八届亚洲联盟美展,台北
1994 - 黄山风情邀请画展,中国合肥
1994 - 现代化会美展,澳门
1995 - 黄山风情展,新加坡
1995 - 第十届亚洲联盟美展,新加坡
1995-2001 - 亚细亚国际美术大展, 韩国汉城

奖章
1976 - 华侨银行主办的新加坡风景线比赛特别奖
1977 - 文化部主办的国庆美展优秀奖
1981 - 公共服务奖章(PBM)
1982 - 年又获得新加坡艺术协会颁发的陈之初艺术创作奖
1984 - 澳洲艺术大奖优秀作品奖
1982-1987 – 获得大华银行主办的全国美术比赛优秀作品奖
1987 - 为地铁站制作三幅壁画及获得由交通与新闻部所主办的绘画比赛首奖
1988 - IBM绘画比赛特别奖荣誉奖

个人及机构作品收藏
- 国家美术馆
- 公共事业局
- 莱佛士城大酒店
- 经济发展局
- 新加坡地铁局
- 新加坡航空公司
- 新加坡金融管理局
- 新加坡电讯局
- 全国职工总会
- 新加坡电视传媒(SBC)
- 新加坡海港局
- 圣陶沙发展局
- 新加坡社会及体育部
- 新加坡交通资讯部
- 新加坡卫生部
- 新加坡人力部
- 新加坡外交部
- 新加坡新闻与艺术部
- 建屋发展局
- URA新加坡市区重建局
- IBM
- 新加坡国防部
- 澳门东方文化局
- 新加坡贸工部
- 国家图书馆
- 台湾国立美术馆
- 台湾自然博物馆
- 新加坡储蓄银行
- 新加坡发展银行
- 新加坡华侨银行
- 新加坡大华银行
- 裕廊镇管理局
- 北京国际艺苑
- 韩国文化艺术馆
- 人民协会
- 宏茂桥市镇理事会
- 惹兰勿杀市镇理事会

主要艺术工程
1985 - 为海京楼特别制作 200尺的大壁画
1987 - 地铁局壁画(莱佛士及乌节地铁站)
1989 - 圣陶沙,日本投降壁画
1989 - 立体雕塑(迈向更美好的社区-社会发展部大厦)
1990 - 雕塑青年精神(庆祝独立二十五周年滨海城南公园)
1990 - 雕塑体育精神(新加坡工艺学院运动场)
1995 - 壁画(银河之旅-中国山东烟台明珠大酒店)

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