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December 2010

Feeding Ghosts


Recent Works by


Hilary Schwartz

Mara Baldwin

Tania de Rozario

Stephanie Inagaki

Ann Kirchner

Erica Lai

Hazel Lim

Lynn Lu

Erica Lai

Hilary Schwartz

Hazel Lim

Mara Baldwin

Tania De Rozario

Stephanie Inagaki

Lynn Lu

Trained in the U.S., France and Japan, Lynn Lu is an installation/performance artist currently completing her PhD at the University of Newcastle. Lynn has exhibited and performed extensively throughout Asia, Oceania, the Americas, and Europe. She has taught and guest lectured at LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Carnegie Mellon University and San Francisco Art Institute in the U.S., and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München in Germany. She has also been awarded numerous grants, awards, commissions and scholarships from the National Arts Council, Lee Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

Hilary Schwartz is a sculptor engaged with concepts of domesticity, displacement, temporality, and queer desire.  She received her MFA in 2009 from San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from California College of the Arts.  She has exhibited nationally.  Most recently, her work has been seen in Invisible Homes at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, The Polemics of Love at Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, and Home is Something I Carry With Me at 951 Shotwell Street in San Francisco.  Hilary’s work has been featured online on KQED, Art Practical, and SFgate.  She is currently collaborating with Singaporean artist, Tania De Rozario, on an upcoming show that will be exhibited both in Singapore and the U.S

Erica Lai, winner of the 24th UOB Arts Awards’ photography section, was dubbed one of 100 outstanding youths under the age of 25 in 2006. Shooting since was 14 years old, her portfolio is vast and includes fine art, wedding, travel and event photography. Known for her subtly moving compositions and skilled use of colour, she has taught photography in various institutions that include LASALLE College of the Arts as well as Republic Polytechnic. Currently a lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, she is slated to showcase her work in this years Singapore International Photography Festival.

Stephanie Inagaki’s sculpture and drawing relies on the essential evocative qualities of bodily elements such as skin, bones, and hair, pushing the physical into a realm of psychological space.  She currently works and resides in California

Mara Baldwin’s studio practice focuses on the imagery of domestic interiors in pursuit of the historical narratives built into their arrangement. These projects have been informed by extensive research into the concepts of ‘longing’ and ‘haunting’ in American history. But how does one render a ghost (“the floating, white-clad, luminous form…the substance of dreams”)? If the haunting can be understood as a metaphor for memory, then the ghost story provides the script of how to remember. Heather Love affirms the powerful role of storytelling when writing “history—like the future—is a medium for dreaming about the transformation of social life… [T]hey are wild dreams, desires so powerful that they disrupt the linear temporality of progressive history (133).” Founded in the immigrant longing for identity, American hauntings exemplify a longing for belonging to an American dream, a dream as transient as ghost itself.

Hazel Lim is a visual artist with a postgraduate degree (Fine Arts) from Lasalle College of the Arts and a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Statistics from NUS. Although trained in painting, she frequently employs installation, photography and objects to express her concerns about constructed histories and imaginary landscapes. Her current research called Colour Indicted aims to question narratives, representations and frameworks, articulated through works that include objects, text, paper folding and interactive workshops. Hazel has shown her work in Singapore, Netherlands, Ireland and Vietnam and participated extensively in international artists exchange programs such as ASEF Creative Camp in Paris, Documenta: International Workshop for Art Academies in Germany and Connected:09  in Austria.

dream, a dream as transient as ghost itself.

Tania De Rozario is an artist and writer whose work deals with issues of gender, sexuality, and desire. She has written for local and regional publications, and has received various awards including the National Arts Council's International Development Grant. Her most recent creative ventures took her to Amsterdam where she curated and exhibited in a show inspired by the literary works of Sappho, as well as to the Substation, where she curated a multidisciplinary exhibition of featuring the works of 18 emerging and established female artists. Her poetry and prose can be found on the Santa Fe Writers Project journal  as well as the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. She teaches Contemporary Contextual Studies at LASALLE College of the Arts.

Ann Kirchner

In 2004, Ann Kirchner received an Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Yale

University Summer School of Art, and she graduated from Boston University with a BA

in English and a BFA in Painting in 2005. She has shown nationally.