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Chua Poh Leng

Senior Lecturer

Fine Art

Qualification

Master of Arts in Buddhism,
Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Buddhism,
Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

Diploma in Buddhism,
Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE),
Nanyang Technological University,
National Institute of Education, Singapore


Master in Art Education,
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK

Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education,
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK

Advanced Diploma in Arts & Design,
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Diploma in Fine Art,
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Biography

Chua began his artistic journey as an artist specialising in ink painting. His works had won awards, notably the Singapore Area Prize in UrbanArt Competition (1996). He had participated in the 27th & 31st International Snow Sculpture Competitions in Quebec, Canada. Recent exhibitions include the 2012 International Ink Painting Exhibition at Chung Shan National Gallery; National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taiwan; and 2012 NAFA Fine Art Show - Continuities and Discontinuities.

He then continued his studies in Buddhism at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from 2006 to 2008. The journey of inner search serves as a mirror to reflect his mental imputation as he transforms the search into visual representation. He aspires to achieve a sense of bliss and balance during art making without falling into the extreme of agony and ecstasy.

His research interest lies in practicing and verifying religious, philosophical and literary texts through observation, contemplation and participation in humanistic and cultural activities. His writings are published in an Anthology of ASEAN Modern Chinese Literature by Singapore Youth Book. His poems are selected by World Chinese Literature Society & published in an Anthology of Singapore & Malaysia Modern Chinese Literature.