Jessie Lim

Coral Series

Coral Series

Untitled I

Untitled II

Untitled III

About The Artist

Born in Singapore, Jessie Lim received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the National University of Singapore in 1976. She received pottery training at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA in 1983 and took up summer pottery courses at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1984. She then embarked on a tour of the Korean Ceramics Biennale and received training at La Meridiana, the International School of Ceramics in Tuscany, Italy. Having taught Ceramics at LASALLE College of the Arts, National University of Singapore (NUS), she set up the Ceramics Department at School of the Arts (SOTA) and now conducts workshops in her own studio. Her works range from contemporary sculptures to pots and platters to installation pieces. She has exhibited in Norway, Sweden, China, Thailand and Japan.  

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In her series of work titled 'Morph,' Jessie Lim seeks indefinite shapes and highly textured surfaces. 'Spires' features basic cone-shapes with embellishments while 'Orbs' are round pieces embodying fullness of form to achieve a self-contained look. 'Black Aura' showcases the colour black in its many incarnations and forms. She states, "Pottery is my life and my journey. Like an outsider looking at myself, I am excited wondering in which direction I'll be heading next." According to her, her art is not for the sake of herself or the viewer, but to leave beauty behind in the world. 



Solo Exhibitions
2012 - Colours of My Life, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
2010 - Wonder, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
2008 - Beyond Definition, Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong 
2006 - Art-2 Gallery, Singapore2005 - Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
2004 - Jessie Lim 2004, The Substation, Singapore
2000 - Jessie Lim 2000, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
1995 - The Substation, Singapore
1993 - Stillness & Movement, Shenn's Gallery, Singapore
1990 - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1988 - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006 - Steninge World Exhibition of Ceramics, Sweden "Ceramics Beyond Borders"Joint Singapore Japan Show, Singapore, ARTSingapore 2006
2005 - ARTSingapore 2005, Singapore"Shared Passions" Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia "Causeway Cousins" Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004 - Singapore Contemporary Ceramics, Art Seasons, Singapore, ARTSingapore 2004, Singapore
2003 - Steninge World Exhibition of Ceramics, Sweden
2002 - ARTSingapore 2002, SingaporeCeramitivity, The Second Statement, NUS
2001 - Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaArt Fair 2001, Singapore
1999 - Claytivity, National University of Singapore
1999 - International Craft Fair, Bangkok
1997 - China Art Expo 1997, Beijing
1995 - Singapore Artists Speak, Singapore
1993 - Art Fair 1993, Singapore
1991 - Pottery Club Exhibition, Singapore
1990 - Apple Art Affair, Clifford Gallery, Singapore
1989 - Art Exhibition '89, National University of Singapore
1987 - Contemporary Ceramics, National Museum Art Gallery

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