Get to Know Our Judges
For this year’s She is more Youth Art Competition, we have a stellar line up of influential judges from the art community across the world. Out of the hundreds of artwork submissions, we have 233 finalists competing in 2 categories. Our judges will be deciding on this year’s winners who will be announced during the week of our Art Auction between Feb 26 – March 8.
Not only will they decide which artist will receive the mentorship prize, we will also hear from them over the next few weeks as they share with us their thoughts on their favorite artwork and the feelings they evoked.
Don’t forget you can be a judge as well! Vote for your favorite artwork to win the Audience Choice Award here.
Chloë I. R. Manasseh, MFA, MA, AThR
Chloë Manasseh (born 1990, London) is a British fine artist living in Singapore. Her work is included in several international private collections and has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Singapore, Israel and Italy. She has collaborated extensively with artists, musicians, clothing and interior designers on various projects around the world. Working with painting, print, video, and installation, her practice explores the fragility of vision and our intrinsic attachment to landscapes that underpin our sense of identity.
Artist, Sculptor, Teacher
Danielle Solk is a British artist who teaches Art and Photography at UWC in Singapore. She has exhibited in the UK, Mexico, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore. When creating her own artwork she does not limit herself to one particular style or medium and has a wide range of work that varies from photography, sculpture, figurative and abstract painting, mixed media, textiles and furniture design.
Mark is an internationally acclaimed Creative Director with 30 years’ experience in delivering inspirational advertising for some of the World’s favourite brands (UNICEF, Nike, WWF, Canon, Porsche, McDonald’s, American Express, Chanel, Google, Netflix and Unilever) helping them to obtain hundreds of awards. He originally trained as an illustrator in the 80s when he formed a loving bond with Amiga D-Paint and a career in design. As an active member of international design committees and judging panels, Mark is a huge supporter of mentorship programs such as School of Communication Arts and Cannes Young Lions.
Tam Kwan Yuen
Tam Kwan Yuen is an award-winning artist working primarily in watercolors. Tam has been active in both the local and international art scene, participating in group and solo exhibitions. He currently paints scenes both locally and abroad, with a modern approach to his painting technique. He is represented by Artcommune Gallery in Singapore. Tam’s works have been regularly selected into international juried shows and have won several awards.
Deputy Director at NTU CCA
Peter is the Deputy Director at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, a national research centre of Nanyang Technological University. He is an experienced arts professional with over 20 years of experience in arts administration and other related fields. Throughout the last two decades, Peter has worked in arts, design, events and hospitality in prestigious museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia and overseeing art collections in Australia and Singapore.
Álvaro Suárez Vértiz
Born in 1949, in the city of Chosica-Lima, Alvaro Suarez Vertiz is the son of Germán Suárez Vértiz and María Teresa Reyes Carrillo, renowned master painters. In addition to carrying art in his blood, from the age of 15 he created his 1st workshop and since then has continued to grow to become the 2nd most recognized Peruvian painter in history. He is currently in one of his most prolific stages, dedicating himself fully to painting and preparing for his Individual show in New York in 2022 and a collective of Great Masters of Modern and Contemporary Art, where his works will be together with those of Picasso, Miró, Dalí, among other greats.
Antonio Calderón de Jesús.
Born in Spain, this renowned Critic, Judge, and International Analyst studied at the Superior Art Institute in Madrid. This UNESCO advisor has won multiple nominations and recognitions for his works in his own country and all over Europe. In 2020, he participated in the largest global call for cartoons in the world as coordinator and president of the jury. In the same year, he also won the international prize for European art movements. Currently, he is the Director of the European movement of Art: Centiart.
Artist, Art teacher
Anjum studied Abstract Art at NAFA in Singapore and also holds a Degree in Fashion from Mumbai, India. With over 60 group shows spanning a decade in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Dubai, she is represented internationally by several galleries. Her work is inspired by the nature that surrounds her as she strives to re-create that rhythm on the canvas and build a “connection” between her language of abstraction and her perception of the subject. Her paintings are made using many layers of texture and paint, using a palette knife, painting in oils, and a thick impasto technique that produce bold strokes and add strength and texture to her abstracts, landscapes & cityscapes.
Entirely self-taught, Indrani works solely in watercolors, transforming the medium beyond its typical constraints to produce the texture and richness of acrylics and oils. Her paintings span her whole universe, from her local supermarket in New Jersey, to her childhood home in Calcutta, to scenes from travels around the world. She paints to communicate the way she sees the world. Since 2008, Indrani’s paintings have been exhibited at over a dozen juried art shows and galleries throughout New Jersey.
Know about the winners here: Youth Art Competition Winners
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