Tan Sock Fong ( 1966 - )
Born in 1966, Singapore, Tan Sock Fong is a glass, sand and printmaking artist who graduated from La Salle SIA College of the Arts with a Diploma in Art in printmaking in 1988 and a Bachelor of Art & Design (Honours) in glass art and printmaking from Wolverhampton University, U.K in 1995. Tan shares her passion for glass and printmaking with students and the general public through her consultancy services in glass sculptures, organising workshops and taking on teaching positions at various local institutions including La Salle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore Polytechnic and Nan Chiau High School. She was also involved in organising Singapore’s first glass exhibition “Glass: Passage of Evaluation” in 1993. An active member of the local art scene, Tan, in 1992, led a taskforce committee to set up Singapore’s first public printmaking studio in Changkat Community Center for the printmaking community. She is also a founding member of Emily Hill Enterprise, a ground-up initiative facilitating collaborations between artists and businesses. Tan’s sculptural works made of glass can be seen in many public places around Singapore, including Four Seasons Hotel, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and the VIP Complex of Terminal 2 at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Tan was vice president of the Singapore Sculpture Society in 2007 where she also co-organised Singapore’s first international woodcarving symposium. Some of Tan’s other achievements include the recipient of the Mobil Art Scholarship in 1988 and overseas study bursary from the Singapore National Arts Council in 1993 and 1994.