curriculum vitae

MaryAnn Loo

b. 1983, Singapore

Lives and works in Singapore.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016               

Dreaming Penguins, Kidari Gallery, Daegu, South Korea

Dream Party in PenguinLand, Capitol Piazza, Singapore

 

2015               

Visual Voices 2 Artist Showcase, ARIA Arts Café, Singapore

 

2013               

Dream From the Heart, Artistry, Singapore

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017               

Kidari Contemporary Art Show, Great White Gallery (Daegu, South Korea)

Art Apart Fair (with Utterly Art), Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel, Singapore

 

2016               

Affordable Art Fair (with Utterly Art), F1 Pit Building, Singapore

Affordable Art Fair (with Kidari Gallery), Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea

Seven Deadly SINs by Band of Doodlers, Capitol Piazza, Singapore

Passage, SPRMRKT, Singapore

Artists Anonymous: Creative Self-Help, That Spare Room, Singapore

Affordable Art Fair Let Art Speak Charity Feature Wall, F1 Pit Building, Singapore

 

2015

Daegu Art Fair (with Kidari Gallery), Daegu, South Korea

Noise Festival 2015 Open Category Exhibition, ION Orchard, Singapore

Kidari Mini Open Collection Exhibition, Kidari Gallery, Daegu, South Korea

 

2014               

Bricks and Clouds, Claire Loves Gallery, Singapore

 

COLLECTIONS

Works held in private collections in Singapore, South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016               

Dream Party in PenguinLand, Capitol Piazza, Singapore

Artists Anonymous: Creative Self-Help, That Spare Room, Singapore

 

2015                Visual Voices 2 Artist Showcase, ARIA Arts Café, Singapore

 

2014                Bricks and Clouds, Claire Loves Gallery, Singapore

 

2013                Dream From the Heart, Artistry, Singapore

 

OTHER PROJECTS

2017

The Adventures of PianoGirl: Rehearsal Day, Author: Aiyana CADWELL, Children’s book illustration, United States

 

2016

Noise Arts Festival 2016 Collab: 2016 National Day Special Edition EZ-Link Card Design, Capitol Piazza, Singapore20160722-ez-link-2-data

Band of Doodlers Collective, Member (since 2014), Singapore

 

2015

Noise Festival: Studio of Wonders Installation, ION Orchard, Singapore

The Secret Present, Author: Lay Kuan TONG, Children’s book illustration, Singapore

2 x 2 metre mural at Russkiy Dome, Russian restaurant, Singapore

 

2013

Blue Budgie Can’t Stay Still series, Author: Mabelle YEO, Children’s book illustration, Armour Publishing, Singapore

 

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2016               

Arts Fund Grant for Artists Anonymous: Creative Self-Help

 

2015

Light Space & Time Online Gallery Cityscapes 2015
Special Merit Category (2015)
https://www.lightspacetime.com/cityscapes-2015-special-merit-category/

 

MEDIA

6 January, 2017

Interview and photo feature by the Arts Business Institute (Click on the image to read the article)

Artist Profile: Mary Ann Loo

 

19 August, 2016

Interview and photo feature in Youth SG article – Zooming in on Creativity by Anna Fernandez (Click on the image to read the article)

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7 February, 2013

Interview and photo feature in Reuters article – Youth turning their backs on “Singapore dream” by Eveline Danubrata (Click on the image to read the article)

Reuters image

5 January, 2013

Interview about using Indiegogo website to raise funds for solo art show – 10pm Channel 8 News (Singapore)

 

GROUPS / ACTIVITIES

Band of Doodlers (Singapore)
Member
March 2014 – present

Creative Arts Exchange Meetup (Singapore)
Founder and Event Organiser
February 2014 – present

Urban Sketchers (Singapore)
Member
September 2012 – present

Creative Singapore Meetup (Singapore)
Event Organizer
June 2013 – present
Member since July 2012

Organization of Illustrators Council (OIC Singapore)
Member
August 2012 – present

 

CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Illustrator – Children’s Books
April 2013 – present; Singapore
– Create hand-drawn illustrations in a mixture of watercolor, ink and color pencil for children’s books

Mural Painter
April 2014 – present, Singapore

Portraits Artist
August 2013 – 2015, Singapore

Art Teacher – Cartooning, Drawing, Painting
August 2015 – present, Singapore
– Private and small group art classes in doodling and drawing

 

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

Stage Crew / Art Department / Props Assistant
Oct 2011 – January 2012; Brooklyn NY, USA
– Acquired and made props independent short films and plays
– Worked efficiently within a short time frame to set up each scene

Artemis Quibble (high-end fashion accessories by A. Jason Ross) – Studio Assistant
September 2011 – February 2012; Brooklyn NY, USA
– Cut, skived, sanded, dyed, treated, and stitched leather to make belts, straps, wallets and bags
– Aliased with metal casting companies so as to replicate brass buckles and loops
– Delivered finished products to clients, such as DKNY

Airbrush Tattoo Artist
June – August 2011, Brooklyn NY, USA
– Created temporary tattoos for Coney Island visitors using airbrushes and stencils
– Traced and cut out stencils of various designs

Independent short film – “Dance of a Modern Marriage” (written & directed by Ellery Ngiam) – Script Supervisor, Art Department Assistant, Asst. Storyboard Artist
February 2006; Singapore
– Ensured continuity between the various shots and scenes
– Assisted in painting the set and assembling props (e.g. cherry blossom tree)
– Assisted director in drawing up the storyboards

 

ARTIST BIO

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

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