Miguel Chew Thong Seng (1973 - )
Miguel Chew is a Singaporean artist who practices the art of printmaking. He obtained his Diploma in Fine Arts (Printmaking) from LaSalle-SIA College of Arts, Singapore. He graduated with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts (Printmaking) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education from Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, Singapore.
As an artist, he is interested in exploring the transformation and function of objects. Miguel’s works has been exhibited locally and abroad in Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Ireland. Locally, he has exhibited with the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, the National Museum of Singapore and Jendela Visual Art Space at the Esplanade. Many of his works can also be found in public spaces locally, such as Kranji Turf Club, Esplanade and New Majestic Hotel. In 2005, he was awarded the Juror’s Choice in the Philip Morris Singapore Art Awards.
Alongside his practice, Miguel is also an outstanding arts educator. He returned to the Faculty of Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts in 2000 as a part-time lecturer before lecturing full-time at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2005. Presently, Miguel is the Programme Leader of the Degree Studies at the School of Art and Design, as well as the Academic Advisor (University of Central Lancashire – Fine Art Practice) at NAFA.