Hi, this is Aly and thanks for stopping by my page. I am a Singaporean multi-disciplinary artist- art direction, paintings, sound and video installations, video performance, prints, etc. I am a full-time freelance artist and I make for a living.
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After completing 6 years at School of The Arts Singapore (SOTA), I did my bachelors in Fine Art (Hons) from University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts and came back to sunny Singapore in the midst of the pandemic in 2020.
I started Byalymo in early 2021 as an avenue to support myself through my art. It is where I sell my art and things that I produce and focus on hand-done processes. I am currently open for commissions, do email me if you are interested.
Read more about Byalymo here.
I've always described my practice as a search - for a sense of belonging, whether in a place, space or your body. An encapsulation of personal anecdotes and explorations of feeling in-between, the now, the odd, the uncanny, The Observer and The Observed.
My undergraduate dissertation "Fear Thyself" (2020), is an introspective analysis on how fear manifests itself at different stages of my life. The writing includes religious themes, the notion of The Divided Self, The Uncanny and anxiety that have all informed my practice in more recent times.
BA (Hons) Fine Art | University of the Arts London (UAL),
Chelsea College of Art
Graduated with First Class Honours
Sept 2017– July 2020
Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design,
Erasmus Exchange under BA Fine Art
Aug 2018–Jan 2019
Summer Short Course | University of the Arts London (UAL), Wimbledon College of Art
21st July 2017–1st Sept 2017 (6 weeks)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme|
School Of The Arts, Singapore (SOTA)
Jan 2011–Nov 2016
Scored a total of 42 out of 45 points
Visual Arts HL: 7 out of 7
Geography HL: 7 out of 7
Literature HL: 6 out of 7
Mathematical Studies SL: 7 out of 7
Biology SL: 6 out of 7
Mandarin B SL: 6 out of 7
Theory Of Knowledge and Extended Essay: 3 out of 3
Singapore Art Week 2023 / Late Night Bookstore @ Starch \ Singapore
Tiny paintings, BYALYMO apparel, art prints and Now&Again magazines were for browsing and purchasing at Late Night Bookstore or After / Party hosted by Starch x Supperhouse Sg for SAW2023.
EMERGE by VaultV \ Puck Provisions
Invited by VaultV, 4 emerging artists showcase their works at Puck Provisions inspiring dialogue around ownership and authenticity.
/fam @ Starch \ Singapore
Starch invited 4 queer artists for their annual queer show. "/fam" reflects on the notions of kinship, chosen families and the notion of belonging. This was also followed by an artist talk by the artists hosted by Grey Projects.
Ext2: Open Studios @ Starch \ Singapore
Starch invited 4 practitioners to use the space for a month to make work and experiment. The project was concluded with an open studios for the public to view the developments of the works.
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music \ Singapore
Art direction, art installation for collaborative piece with local musicians Elicia Neo and Phat, Composer, Heng Li and dancers, Yoo Young and Haziq.
Esplanade Ex-change \ Singapore
A collaborative piece with local musicians Elicia Neo and Yuru Lee.
Chelsea Virtual Degree show | Online
Exhibited "The Final Blessing"
Horniman Late Event- Climate Crisis: Speculative Futures | Horniman Museum and Gardens | London
5th March 2020
Exhibited "The 4 Mockingbirds"
Chelsea Interim | London
18th Feb 2020
Final year show by Chelsea College of Art students. Exhibited "Genuflect"
Thought & Action | London
20th Nov 2019
Stage 3 show by Chelsea College of Art Students. Exhibited "The Resurrection"
2nd Year Does It! | London
20th May 2019
Stage 2 show by Chelsea College of Art Students. Exhibited "I am sitting on my couch".
Take Care | London
12th March 2019
A group show by 7 Chelsea College of Art students held in an intimate domestic space with works of varied mediums. Exhibited "Re-baptism Ver.2."
Emma Och Jag | Stockholm, Sweden
10th January 2019
Emma Och Jag is a text and video exhibition by Emma and Alyshea who met on as Erasmus exchange while in Sweden. The collaborative show was constantly added on to for 5 consecutive days after the opening as part of the nature of the works that were shown and "growing" as visitors came and left.
Is Anybody Else Planning To Come? | London
21st June 2018
A group of art students studying at various art colleges around London working together loosely around the idea of change.
Peanut Butter (Artist) | Chelsea College of Art (UAL) | London
8th May 2018
An offsite exhibition by a group of female artists working around the notion of intimacy and detachment regarding the relationship with self; between self and objects; self and space. Exhibited "Do Not Return To Sender".
Autumn Show for BA Fine Art Stage 1 students (Artist) |
Chelsea College of Art (UAL) | London
Exhibited work “Observer:Observed”, 2017
Year 6 Visual Arts Graduating showcase (Artist) | SOTA | Singapore
Exhibited work “We Sold This Wonderful House”, 2016
Ellipsis, Year 5 Visual Arts Showcase (Artist) | SOTA | Singapore
Exhibited work “Decagon”, 2015
Elementum (Artist) | SOTA | Singapore
Exhibited work “The Panorama”, 2014
Year 1– Year 4 Visual Arts Showcase (Artist) | SOTA | Singapore
Painting Assist for Singaporean artist, Danielle Tay
Nov 2021 & Feb 2022
Freelance Art Director for films
July 2021- present
March 2021- present
Art Assistant for films at Moviola
Oct - Dec 2020
Affordable Art Fair assistant for Retrospect Galleries
London, United Kingdom
Lunatick Virtual Reality Attendant for Antony Gormley Collaboration x Acute Art
180 The Strand, London | United kingdom
Now & Again Magazine | Internationally published
First Issue Dec 2018
Alyshea works as one of the main contributors, editors and publicity/social media manager for an internationally published art magazine, Now&Again. The magazine was started by her group of friends from her art high school in Singapore who have since been based all over (U.K., U.S., The Netherlands, Japan,etc.). Their first issue was published in December of 2018 on Disappearances and their second issue on Sound is currently in the makings.
Artist’s Assistant of Prabhakar Pachpute | Singapore
Alyshea was recommended by her school teacher to assist India-based artist, Prabhakar Pachpute, with his 80 metre long charcoal mural at The Esplanade. The mural was done within 10 days of work, rapport and coordination.
Set backdrop for Singapore Airlines Safety Video directed by Ian Bailie | Singapore
Alyshea and her sister, Amanda, worked on an 8 metre by 3.6 metre tall wall for a set backdrop for a Singapore Airlines safety video, as well as 2 other smaller walls in 3 days– directed by art director, Ian Bailie, who hired them for the job.
Hermès Gallery Sitter | Singapore
May– June 2017
Alyshea was a gallery sitter at Aloft at Hermès during the Minjung Kim exhibition, “Oneness”.
Artist’s Model for Dutch/Indonesian artist, Mella Jaarsma
Auction for Mercy Relief | Singapore
Alyshea was commissioned to do a piece for this meaningful auction and the painting was bid off for 800SGD.
[These Roarers] | Whitstable Biennale | Whitstable, Kent, United Kingdom
2nd June 2018
Alyshea participated in the performance, [These Roarers], alongside artists, Bernice Donszelmann, Lucy Gunning and Helen Robertson in the Whistable Biennale. Read more about the performance here.
Hospice Of Hope | Charity Shop| Warwick Way, London|
Jan 2018– Present
Alyshea volunteers her time on the weekends at charity shop, Hospice of Hope, currently co-managed by artist Teresa Albor, as part of a long-term art project as well as to promote the recycling of objects and clothing.
Mural Painting Community Project | Marine Parade GRC| Singapore
Alyshea designed and led a team of 6 to paint 5 murals depicting the progression of Singapore’s landscape at a HDB void deck in Marine Parade, in commemoration of SG50. The team was also recognised by Emeritus Senior Minister, Goh chok Tong for their contribution.
IBDP Excellence Award 2016
Awarded to students who achieved 42 points and above.
Edusave Certificate of Academic Achievement 2016 & 2015
Awarded to students with the top 25% of cohort.
Edusave Good Progress Award 2015
Awarded to students showing substantial progress and good conduct.
Languages: English (native speaker) and conversational Mandarin (second language)
Work experience in Video Production, Creative freelance/Commissioned work, Muralling, Gallery Assistant, Food&Beverage and Hospitality
Artistic training primarily in painting
Recent works involve experimental film making, sound pieces, interactive projections and paintings
Soft wares: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Audition etc.