Alvin Tan Yuan Kiat
Alvin Tan began his art education in 1997 at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore. In 2003, he embarked on a journey to Australia where he pursued his higher education in the art of ceramic making at the Chisholm Institution in Victoria and the National Arts School in Sydney. Upon his graduation with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts with Distinctions from the National Arts School in 2006. Alvin undertook his postgraduate program at the Australian National University in 2010. Under the sponsorship of NAFA, Alvin successfully obtained the Master of Visual Art in 2011.
As an object maker, Alvin Tan produces ceramic objects that attempts to present subjective interpretation of the existential dilemma of our current age. He had vividly exhibited locally and abroad. Alvin was a feature Singaporean artist at the Singapore High Commission in Australia at the celebration of Singapore's 46th National Day. His works are collected by the private collectors from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia, as well as various institutions - The Australian Institute of Architects, The Canberra School of Arts, NAFA Gallery, Ngee Ann Kongsi, are also some of his collectors.