Lim Soo Ngee 林序毅 (b. 1962)

Born in 1962, artist Lim Soo Ngee is currently senior lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. He earned a Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture) from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 before continuing to pursue a Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Edinburgh College of Art in 1997. Lim’s approach to sculpture is immensely intimate, musing over the different relationships between humanity, the environment and society. As such, his works usually present themselves as whimsical narratives that offer a commentary on the human condition.

Lim Soo Ngee has represented Singapore in numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally, and is a regular contributor to many international sculpture symposiums, such as the inaugural International Woodcarving Symposium, Singapore in 2007 and the Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2009. His work was featured in the International Sculpture symposium of the 11th Asian Art Festival and is in the permanent collection of the Asian Sculpture Theme Park, Inner Mongolia, China.

His works are in the collection of the Singapore National Art Gallery, Esplanade Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Singapore, and other local and international private collections.


  • 1997 | MFA in Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art – Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • 1989 | Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 | Ritual · In Progress, iPreciation, Singapore
  • 2008 | Paradise – Tropical Garden, Esplanade, Singapore
  • 2006 | Form-ing Materials and Processes, Sculpture Square, Singapore
  • 2003 | On the Table, Utterly Art, Singapore

 Selected Group Exhibitions 

  • 2015 | ENVISION: Sculptures @ the Garden City, Singapore
  • 2015 | Portable Art Week, iPreciation, Singapore
  • 2015 | These Sacred Things, Jendela Art Space, Esplanade, Singapore
  • 2014 | Nothing in Common, ION Art Gallery, Singapore
  • 2014 | Annual Exhibition, Sculpture Society, Singapore
  • 2013 | The Little Joys of Singapore, Galerie Sogan & Art, Singapore
  • 2013 | Make in Singapore – Three Quarters of a Century, 2013, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
  • 2011 | “Visions of Lightness” – 7 Artists Show, Pipal Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2005 | You Can Touch – Sculpture in The Green, Singapore Art Show, Singapore
  • 2002 | The 1st International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition Taiwan, National Museum of History (Taipei), Kaohsiung R.O.C., Taiwan

Selected Public Collections

  • National Art Gallery, Singapore
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, Singapore
  • Esplanade, Singapore


  • 1996 | NAC Arts Bursary (Overseas) Award, Singapore 
  • 1995 | Singapore International Foundation Art Sponsorship Award, International Wood Sculpture Symposium in Denmark
  • 1995 | NAC Arts Bursary (Overseas) Award, Singapore 
  • 1994 | Third Prize in Sculpture Category, Philppe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition
  • 1994 | Merit Award, Singapore Urban Art Competition, Singapore
  • 1994 | Winner Award, Tokyo Urban Art Competition, Japan 
  • 1993 | Distinction Award in Sculpture Category, Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition
  • 1993 | Second Prize in 3D Category, The Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards

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