Artist Profile

Han Sai Por , one of Asia’s leading modern sculptors and Singapore’s Cultural Medallion recipient. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions and projects around the world, and her works can be found in many international institutions, public space and private collections from Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, Japan, New Zealand and United Kingdom to the United States. 2005, Han works won a gold award in India and 2006, won Outstanding City Sculpture award in China. Education in the fine arts and landscape architecture, Han has, for three decades, channeled both passions into a body of work that makes significant comment about the changing landscape. Although it is the environment at large to which Han’s works generally refer in Singapore, where the landscape undergoes change at a brutal pace and too often with scant regard for flora, fauna, heritage or preservation, her words have particular resonance. 


Career

An educator and sculptor.
1984-86: First art elective teacher at Nanyang Girls’ High School -Note
1987-93: Part-time lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and La Salle School of Arts
1994-95: Part-time lecturer in National Institute of Education of Nanyang Technological University
2001: Founded Sculpture Society (Singapore)
1996 to date: professional full time Sculptor


Education

1968 Graduated from Singapore Teachers’ Training College
1979-1983 Studied Fine Art at Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom
2004- 2008 Studied Landscape Architect at Lincoln University, New Zealand (2004-2008).


Award

• Singapore Cultural Medallion in 1995.
• The top praise winner of 11th Triennale India in 2005.
• Outstanding City Sculpture Award in China, year 2006.
• The Finalist of Beijing Olympic International Tour Exhibition in 2008.-Note
• NAFA Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2011.
• Singapore Women”s Hall of Fame 2014 (scwo)
• Award winner of “The Leonardo Award for Sculpture” Chianciano Art Biennale 2015, Italy