Joanne Pang (b. 1986, Singapore) explores the relationships between memory, structure and materiality through site-specific installations, paintings and drawings. Pang encapsulates the ephemeral sensibilities of time and its relationship to the tender nature of memory – its fluidity, stagnancy and the tensions in between. Through a soak stain technique in her paintings and drawings, the artist puts across simultaneously the push and pull of intentional action and inaction, of decisive strokes and languid flows. The resulting works are incredibly complex, that captures at once its paradoxical states. The exploration of these relationships are also translated through Pang’s sculptural and installation works, that span across the materials of bitumen, asphalt and metal.
Pang holds a MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Denmark and a BFA in Visual Communication from Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore. She is currently a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She has participated in exhibitions across Singapore, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, United Kingdom, at institutions such as the National Museum of Singapore, Substation (Singapore) and Institute of Contemporary Art (Singapore). She is the recipient of several prizes such as: the coveted 2018 UOB Painting of the Year, Gold Award, Established Artist Category (Singapore) for the painting Slash ; the 2012 Singapore Young Photography Award, Body-them category for her photographic series Breath; and the Singapore Design Awards, 2012, Gold Award for the publication Several Islands.