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Date of Birth        19 July 1943

Education
1968               
Graduated from Singapore Teachers’ Training College in 1968
1979 – 1983    
Studied Fine Art at Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom
2004 – 2008    
Studied Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, New Zealand

Career as Educator and Sculptor
1984 – 1986    
First Art Elective Teacher at Nanyang Girls’ High School
1987 – 1993    
Part-time Lecturer, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and La Salle School of Arts
1994 – 1995    
Part-time Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
2001                
Founded Sculpture Society
1996 –             
Professional fulltime sculptor

Awards
1995                
Singapore Cultural Medallion
2005                
Winner of top prize, 11th Triennale India
2006                
Outstanding City Sculpture Award, China
2008                
Finalist, Beijing Olympic International Tour Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions
1993              
Four Dimensions, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1999               
Rain Forest, Plastique Kinetic Worm, Singapore
2002               
20 Tonnes – Physical Consequences, Atrium @ MICA (previously known as MITA) & Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
2006               
Oasis, Sculpture Square, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
1985             
Singapore Sculpture Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1985             
Second Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
1986             
Contemporary Asian Art Show, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea
1989             
Third Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
1991             
Sculpture in Singapore; National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1998             
International Sculpture Exhibition, Quebec
2002             
Borrowed Landscape; Site-specific Works in Indonesia
2002             
1st International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, Taiwan
2005             
11th Triennale, India
2006             
Invited to the International City of Sculpture Exhibition and related events; Zhenzhou, China
2008             
Participant; the Olympic Games Landscape Sculpture Exhibition; Beijing, China.

Public Sculptures
More than twenty pieces of Han’s public sculptures are on permanent display in countries like  China, England, Japan, Malaysia,  Singapore and the United States. Here is a selection (with years of installation within parentheses):
Towards Peace                         
Malaysia Sculpture Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1967)
Flow through the Rocks           
Portland Sculpture Park, England (1990)
Spirit of Nature                         
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (1991)
Childhood Dream                     
Shodshima Centre Park, Japan (1992)
Pisces                                        
Yashiro Hoshi-no Choukoku Centre Park, Japan (1991)
Tropical Leaves                        
Washington D. C., USA (1994)
Seeds                                         
Singapore Art Centre, The Esplanade (1995 – 1996)
Orchid Journey                         
Suzhou, China (2000)
Physical Consequences             
National Museum of Singapore Collection (2002)
Shimmering Pearls, Series 2     
Beijing, China (2006)
Flora Inspiration                       
Departure Hall, Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore  (2008)

 

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