Member of Singapore Watercolour Society and has held key positions in the Society’s committee including the post of General Secretary from 2001 to 2008. Over the years, Tia Kee Woon was awarded with several art awards and had participated in competitions and exhibitions.
Tia Kee Woon’s artworks bring out the vibrancy of acrylic medium while not losing the freshness and transparency of traditional watercolour. His choice of colours and delicate execution of the medium make his approach very suitable for complex landscape subject matters. In short, he has reinvented watercolour with acrylic medium.
Building from his strong design concepts, Kee Woon loves to work with square format instead of rectangular ones. The square, being a contemporary scale, transforms classical subjects like Singapore streets, heritage buildings, Chinatown and Singapore River into their fresh new look. He reinvents water media and his media reinvents Singapore landscapes.
2015 World Watercolor Triennale Korea exhibition, (organized by Korea Watercolor Association)
2014 Malaysian Watercolour Society (MWS) Annual Exhibition
2012 Jury Board of Master Watercolorist International Contest (Seferihisar Municiality & International Watercolor Society)
2003 NAC Visual Art Tour Exhibition, (Singapore)
2001 The Outstanding Watercolour Painting Awarded SWS (Singapore).
1996 Asian International Watercolour Paintings (Taiwan)
1995 The President’s Watercolour Selections Exhibition (Singapore)
1982 to 1998
Asian Watercolour Exhibition (Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore).
1980 to 1990
National Day Exhibition (Singapore)
1983 IBM Art Award (Singapore).
1982 to 1998
Asian Watercolour Exhibition (Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore)
1982 14th Youth Art Exhibition, (Singapore)
1980 First prize on the spot Art competition, Nanyang Siang Pau (Singapore).
1979 First prize on the spot Art Competition, Sin Chew Jit Poh (Singapore)