Ashley Yeo 楊奕佳 (b. 1990)

Ashley’s practice is founded from drawing. Her works have been reflections from the epidemics of visual culture and the complexity of human condition. They stem from private thoughts and ontological questioning. Encompassing drawings, installation, sculpture and writing, she displays and deconstructs weariness and heaviness from a modern world.

In her recent practice she considers inarticulation (the absence of conventional dialogue, the concept of a loss for words) and softness, in an effort to bring back what was becoming less visible in the human condition. Her shift to biocentrism also centers on her interest towards axiology and morality, questioning value, ethics and beauty.

Ashley’s work discusses the limitation of spoken words, underlining pain and longing within a highly dense population and its increasing reliance of technology for distractions and its results of producing disaffection, alienation and depression.
Within her art practice, she attempts to communicate and push forth kindness and equanimity, introducing lightness and encouraging slowness amidst the world of instant gratification and increasing pressure. She works within a construct of creating depth and curiosity.

Ashley completed her Masters Degree in Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. She attained her BA (Hons) from LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore with first class honors. She has been the recipient of the Lasalle Award of Academic Excellence(2011), Winston Oh Travel Award(2010) and NAC scholarship (Local) in 2010. She has participated in numerous group shows in London, Singapore, Turkey, and Thailand and artist residencies with Elsewhere Museum (North Carolina, USA), Eastside (Los Angeles, USA), Vermont Studio Center (Vermont, USA) and School of Visual Arts (New York, USA).


  • 2012 | Masters in Fine Art, Merit, University of Arts London, Chelsea College of Art & Design, United Kingdom
  • 2011 | Ba(Hons) in Fine Art, First Class Honours, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 | The Haze in their eyes, Becky Art Space, Jeonju, South Korea
  • 2015 | You must imagine Sisyphus happy, FOST Gallery, Singapore
  • 2012 | The Lost Children, Gallery du Monde, London, UK
  • 2012 | Room, Foxriver Gallery, Singapore
  • 2011 | A Thousand Words and more, Kartestudios, Singapore
  • 2011 | Silent Infatuations, Trispace, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 | Bloom, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore
  • 2019 | ON/OUT OF PAPER, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
  • 2019 | LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 Finalists from the East, ESH Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • 2018 | Loewe Craft Prize, London Design Museum, London, UK
  • 2017 | Finding Tenderness, Waterlon Galarie, Chicago, USA
  • 2017 | Skin, Becky Art Space, Jeonju, South Korea
  • 2017 | Mokuhanga Lab, CfSHE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2016 | Imaginarium: An Odyssey, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2016 | In their Oceans, Esplanade, Singapore
  • 2015 | The Measure of your Dwelling: Singapore as Unhomed, Ifa Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 | Economy, LATENT SPACES, Art Stage, Singapore
  • 2014 | Art on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina, USA
  • 2014 | Smallness, FASS Gallery Sabanci, University, Istanbul Turkey
  • 2014 | (Machines) Contemplating the bodies, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • 2013 | Found, Museum of Contemporary Arts (MoCA@Loewen), Singapore
  • 2013 | Dialogue, the promise, CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2013 | Night as Mine, Institute of Contemporary, Art Singapore, Singapore
  • 2013 | Looking for Time, The Private Museum, Singapore
  • 2013 | Future Map, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
  • 2012 | The Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
  • 2012 | project showcase: {ART}, PUSH!, London, UK
  • 2012 | Without boats, dreams dry up, Cape Farewell @ Triangle, Space Chelsea College, London, UK
  • 2010 | France + Singapore New Generation Artists, Aliance Francaise, Singapore

Public Commissions 

  • 2011 | Cessation Singapore Art Museum 8Q, Singapore
  • 2011 | Butterflies Din Tai Fung @ Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore
  • 2011 | Small Worlds Esplanade, Singapore
  • 2011 | Bottom of the World Explanade, Singapore


  • 2011 | Recipient of Lasalle College of the Arts Academic Excellence Award
  • 2010 | National Arts Council Scholarship
  • 2010 | WINSTON OH Travel Award Travelogue Practice

For the full list of exhibitions, public commissions and awards, please contact the gallery

Images of artworks




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