ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

DANYA YU  于丹亚  

Singapore  | 1982

Urban architectures and lifestyles have largely influenced the direction of her artwork. City lights and reflections are interpreted as artificially weaved metro fantasies and have become the main subject matters in her paintings. She believes that art is a divine bestowment to mankind which separates us from primitive needs of animals and stoic logic of mechanical beings. To create art is to search for the key of paradise. One must genuinely believe its existence and any hard labor in the process of creation is pure joy. Danya Yu is an accountant-turned-artist. She graduated from The University of Melbourne, Australia and subsequently, first class Honors degree in Fine Arts from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Loughborough University, UK.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

2011      2nd Prize, Asia Capital Reinsurance Painting Competition, Singapore

2012      Finalist, Clifton Art Prize, Singapore

2013      Orchard Gateway Painting Competition, Singapore

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Exhibition

2017      Commemorating NS50 through Arts, Singapore Art Society, Singapore

2016      Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong

2015      Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

              Malaysian Expo, MalaysiaSG50, NAFA, Singapore

2014      Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

  Fresh Air Art Festival, Singapore

  Just Beyond, ION Gallery, Singapore

2013      Displacements community arts project: Passport to Red Dot, Singapore

  38th Annual exhibition for NAFA Alumni Association, Ministry of Information & Culture, Singapore

2012      Clifton Exhibition, Singapore

              Culture Square Gallery Opening Exhibition, Singapore

2011      Graduation Show, NAFA, Singapore

2008      100 Wings, NAFA, Europe

2014      Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

  Fresh Air Art Festival, Singapore

  Just Beyond, ION Gallery, Singapore