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Tan Yen Peng

Adjunct Lecturer

Fine Art


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

Master of Science (Contemporary Art & Art Theory),
Edinburgh College of Art, Herriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK

Master of Art (Fine Art Practice),
Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, University of Central England, UK

Diploma in Fine Art (Western Painting),
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore


Yen Peng is an artist, art educator and freelance writer. Her works, which have been exhibited both locally and abroad, elaborate on postcolonial and consumerist issues with an autobiographical approach, and the creative mediums she uses include drawing, acrylic painting, mix-media, and multimedia installations.

Her paintings have been highly commended in local painting competitions, such as the UOB Painting of the Year Competition 1999 and 1996, and the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards in 1996. In 2003, she received the Overseas Students Scholarship from the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland while pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Contemporary Art and Art Theory.

She was a member of and writer for the Sculpture Society (Singapore) from 2005 to 2007. In 2014, she was invited to speak at the ASEAN Contemporary Painting Project Seminar organized by the Silpakorn University in Thailand.

As a veteran of children’s art education, Yen Peng currently heads the Junior Art Department of the School of Young Talents at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and is a regular judge for many art competitions.