Wenlin Tan is an interdisciplinary artist from Singapore who works with painting, sculpture, photography & performance.
Behind every object, place, or moment lies a connection. Her work is the medium fostering these connections, inviting viewers to engage and observe, to think and feel. Her projects are focused on exploring relationships, and take inspiration from facets of the human condition, nature and our daily interactions.
As an illustrator & writer, she was a finalist for PLACES, an illustration & travel writing mentorship program. Her short story ‘The giant & the bird’ & accompanying illustrations have been published by Epigram books Singapore in an anthology. Her illustrated short story ‘The droplet’ was showcased at Singapore Art book fair & the original painting will be exhibited at House of Vans, London as part of Blue dot Generation.
2018 Gift-A-Passport, Crossings, El Sótano Art Space, USA and Diaspora, Church of San Carlo, Italy
2018 Ride the Wave, Blue dot Generation, House of Vans, London
2018 Tiny Blue, Small Wonders of Detroit, USA
2018 An exercise on empathy, Substation, Singapore
2018 The droplet, Zine room, Singapore Art Book fair, Singapore
2018 Azadi, for COLOURS of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2017 Remember Sungei Road, Kult Gallery, Singapore
2017 Majulah, 52 Tales for Band of Doodlers, Wisma Atria, Singapore
2018 Brush, for Bodyfront Belgrade, NNK drustveni centre, Belgrade, Serbia
2017 6th No borders project showcase, curated by Vangelis Legakis, KL performing arts centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018 Lakkos Artist Residency, Crete, Greece
2018 Buinho Creative Hub, Messejana, Portugal
2018 Inspiring Change, Belgrade, Serbia
COMMUNITY PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS
2018 Befriender Arts Toolkit, National Arts Council, Singapore
2018 The droplet, showcased at Book Week Scotland, Edinburgh and United Kingdom, Dublin Art Book Fair & Singapore Art Book Fair
2017 The Giant and the Bird, PLACES, an anthology by National
Library Board & Epigram Books, Singapore
2018 Participatory Arts Workshop with P!D, Singapore
2014 Short course in Children’s Book illustration (NAFA, Singapore)
2010 BA Arts & Social sciences, Psychology (National University of Singapore)