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Raymond Yap Poh Tiam


Fine Art


Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education
Nanyang Technological University
National Institute of Education

Master in Fine Art
Royal Academy Schools

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting)
University of Surrey (Wimbledon School of Art)

Diploma in Foundation Art and Design Studies
South Thames College


Raymond Yap completed his postgraduate studies from the Royal Academy Schools in 2001. His practice in arts has been recognised by the Selina Cheneviere Fellowship (Major Award in Painting) from the Royal Academy Schools in 2001, Fenton Art Trust Prize & David Murray Travel Scholarship in 2000, and the Drawing Prize (Highly Commended) from the Wimbledon School of Art in 1998.

Raymond's journey towards the arts started in 1994. Since then he has had several solo exhibitions under his belt, namely Raymond Yap: Giant Steps at 1961 Projects, Singapore in 2019; Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2010; The Jendela, Esplanade, Singapore in 2009; Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2005; and The Agency Contemporary, London in 2003 and 2002. He was invited to be one of the Speakers at Silpakorn University Bangkok's QS Totally Art Summit on the theme Disruptive Innovation in Art and Design Education at the Grand Ballroom, Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand. He was also invited to attend a workshop titled A Study of Royal Initiative Projects Concerning Community and Environment for Visual Arts Creation "Fine Arts for Community Development and Environment Conservation" by ASEAN Artists to Commemorate King Bhumibol Adulyadej' at Krabi, Thailand.

Currently a full-time lecturer, his approach ranges from drawing and painting, figuration and experimentation to abstraction, and also nurtures students from the Centre for Lifelong Education (CLE) enrichment course.