Artist Profile

Han Sai Por born in 1943, She is one of Asia’s leading modern sculptors and a recipient of Singapore’s Cultural Medallion award.

She has participated in numerous international exhibitions and projects around the world. Her works can be found in the collections of many international institutions, public spaces and private collections from Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom and the United States. Such as the collections of National Art Gallery, Singapore Art Museum, National Museum in Beijing, Australia Parliament, Chancery of the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations, New York, Singapore Embassy, Washington DC, Istana Singapore, Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Her education in Fine Arts and Landscape Architecture has established the knowledge in understanding of nature and its environment that affected her work. Most of her organic works are inspired by the flora and fauna in tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Her work comments on the changing landscape in the region and the deforestation that adversely impacts the environment and ecosystem. “The Black Forest” installation is a series of works that comments on the bleak consequences of deforestation.


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


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).

  • 1995 “Singapore Cultural Medallion” Award
  • 2005 “The top praise winner of 11th Triennale” in India
  • 2006 “Outstanding City Sculpture Award” in China
  • 2008 “The Finalist of Beijing Olympic International Tour Exhibition in Beijing, China
  • 2011 “NAFA Distinguished Alumni Awards”  Singapore.
  • 2014 “Singapore Women”s Hall of Fame”(scwo)
  • 2015 “The Leonardo Award for Sculpture” Chianciano Biennale in Italy
  • 2018 Selected by Aware (France) as Archives of Women Artists  Research
  • 2021 listed by Prestige “10 of the most famous Asian contemporary artists of all time’
  • 2024 Forbes Asia listed 50 Over 50 Asia most outstanding women. See article



• 10 of the most famous Asian contemporary artists of all time, Prestige, 05 March 2021