Danya Yu 于丹亚

Biography

Born 1982, Singapore

Background

2011 2nd Prize, Asia Capital Reinsurance Painting Competition, Singapore
2012    Finalist, Clifton Art Prize, Singapore
2013    Orchard Gateway Painting Competition, Singapore

Selected Exhibitions
2017    Commemorating NS50 Through Art, Singapore Art Society, Singapore
2016    Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2015    Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
            ArtExpo, Malaysia
SG50, NAFA, Singapore
2014    Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2013    38th Annual exhibition for NAFA Alumni Association, Ministry of
Information & Culture, Singapore
2012    Clifton Exhibition, Singapore
Culture Square Gallery Opening Exhibition, Singapore
2011    Graduation Show, NAFA, Singapore
Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2009    Documentation, A Point of View, Singapore
Inside and Outside, Substation Gallery, Singapore
2008    100 Wings, NAFA, Europe

Danya Yu is an accountant-turned-artist. She graduated from The University of Melbourne, Australia and subsequently, first class Honors degree in Fine Arts from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Loughborough University, UK. She is specialized in Western Painting and Drawing and currently, a full time artist. Urban architectures and lifestyles have largely influenced the direction of her artwork. City lights and reflections are interpreted as artificially weaved metro fantasies and have become the main subject matters in her paintings. She believes that art is a divine bestowment to mankind which separates us from primitive needs of animals and stoic logic of mechanical beings. To create art is to search for the key of paradise. One must genuinely believe its existence and any hard labor in the process of creation is pure joy.