Singapore | 1945

Lim Choon Jin who specializes in Chinese ink painting has been continually exploring various techniques and expressions through his art career. Educated in Singapore and Australia, Lim Choon Jin brings together the elements of Western and Eastern art influence into his creations. Through his observations and keen insight, traditional Chinese landscape paintings of “山水” take on new forms and contemporary appearances. Lim considers first and foremost, observations as the basic and essential resource for knowledge and subsequently personal reflection as the key foundation for handling art creation. With this unique mindset, Lim Choon Jin presents us with a landscape painting experience with his distinct flair.


1994    Graduated from LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

2004    Graduated, BA (Fine Art), First Class Honours, from RMIT University, Australia

            Category Winner: Traditional Chinese Medium, 23 rd  UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore

2005    Graduated MA (Fine Art), LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

2013    President of the Modern Art Society, Singapore (2009 – 2010, 2013 – present)


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013    山光水色Iridescence, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, MCI Building, Singapore

2011    运墨留境Inkimage, ICA Gallery, ICAS LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore

2011    意由源生Growth – Meaning, Forest Rain Art Gallery, Singapore

2010    秋    山The Flow of Nature, ARTrium@MICA, MICA Building, Singapore

2008    新意探景Singart, Galerie Choiseul, Passage Choiseul, Paris, France

2007    酝景酿意Distillation, ARTrium@MICA, MICA Building , Singapore

2005    听声观景Rhythms of Nature, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Little India Art Belt, Singapore

2003    春山听瀑Nature’s Splendours, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, MICA Building, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013    28 th  Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE); Jinmen, Taiwan

2013    Nepal Trip-show, SAS; ARTrium@MCI, MCI Building, Singapore

2012    27 th  Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE); Seoul, Korea

2012    Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore

2010    Flow in Nature: Recent Paintings by Lim Choon Jin (Trio – show), ARTrium@MICA, Singapore

            The 25th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia

2002    Border (Proof II): Singapore Printmaking Society, Alliance Francaise De Singapour

1997    President’s 1997 Charity Art Exhibition, LaSalle-SIA Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

1996    The 15th UOB Painting of the Year Competition & Exhibition, UOB Plaza Building, Singapore

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