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Lim Hsiang Iu林上祐

Lim Hsiang Iu was born in 1963. During his childhood and youth, he developed a keen interest in photography and fine arts. However, after college, he stopped painting and was guided by his father into the study of Architecture. He graduated with an honours degree in Architecture from the National University of Singapore in 1990, and was subsequently awarded a scholarship by the Urban Redevelopment Authority to pursue a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University of New York City in 1995. He has spent the last 36 years practising as a professional Architect in Singapore.
In his mid-50’s, he finally had the opportunity to pursue his passion. With no formal pedagogy in fine arts, Hsiang-Iu’s approach to painting is self-taught. His education and experience have fostered a strong aesthetic foundation that naturally carried through into his paintings. They are a reflection of his character and professional background; carefully executed, meticulous and detailed to a fault, with emphasis on light and shadow, and depth of field. They are a pure representation of what he thinks he sees, that are meaningful to him. Hopefully, his paintings may affect the viewer in his own way from his own life experiences.

Exhibitions & Awards:
Singapore Watercolour Society 47th Annual Exhibition, 2016
Singapore Watercolour Society 48th Annual Exhibition, 2017
Singapore Watercolour Society 49th Annual Exhibition, 2018
American Watercolor Society 152nd Annual International Exhibition, 2019
Singapore Watercolour Society 50th Annual Exhibition, 2019
The Watercolour Society of Western Australia, International Watercolour Exhibition Fremantle 2020
Singapore Watercolour Society 52nd Annual Exhibition, 2021
The 12th Incheon World Art Exhibition, 2021
Singapore Watercolour Society 52nd Annual Exhibition, 2022
Singapore Watercolour Society 52nd Annual Exhibition, 2023
American Watercolor Society 156th Annual International Exhibition, 2023
Barse Miller Memorial Award 2023