Born 1941, China


1960 Graduated from Singapore Art Academy
2002 HSBC Care-for-Nature Heritage Trees Most Beautiful Stamp (Asia)
HSBC Care-for-Nature Heritage Trees 2nd Most Beautiful Stamp (World)
2007 President’s Design Award Designer of the Year
2008 Tan Tsze Chor Art Award
2015 Designed SG50 commemorative notes

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018    Art, Heart, Soul – Exhibition by Eng SIak Loy, Cape of Good Hope Art
Gallery, Singapore
2009    "A Garden Dialogue" Exhibition, Singapore
2006    "Flower Series" Exhibition, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014    India Cultural Exchange, Exhibition of Art, India
2013    Three Man Art Exhibition, “Reminiscence Scenes of the Past”, Singapore
2012    Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
2011    The First New Expression of World Art Biennial, China
2009    Singapore Art Show 09, by Federation of Art Societies, Singapore
            Landmarks – Taipei by the Society of Chinese Artist, Singapore                 
            “A Garden Dialogue” Exhibition, Singapore
2008    Exhibition, MH Art Gallery, Taiwan International Design Casa, Torino, Italy
1991    2nd Bru-Sin Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1988    1st Bru-Sin Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Negara Brunei
1987    The international Teochew Artists’ Art Exhibition, Singapore
1980    Fifth Festival of Asian Art, Hong Kong
1979    First Asian Graphic Design Biennial – Tehran, Iran
1978    Singapore Artists Group Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
1967    Six-Man Art Exhibition in Malaysia
1965    Six-Man Art Exhibition Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore

Mr Eng has had a long and successful artistic career beginning with his training at the Singapore Academy of Art in 1960, then as a designer at the National Parks Board. His sense of precision, attention to detail, has enabled him to craft many artworks ranging from small scale designs such as stamps and coins, to big scale murals and sculptures that are found in public spaces and parks. Eng has also received many awards for his design, locally and internationally. With his strong affinity with nature, there was no surprise when his design of the 2002 HSBC Care-for-Nature Heritage Trees stamp series was dubbed 'Asia's Most Beautiful Stamps' and the '2nd Most Beautiful Stamp in the World’ in 2003 by Paris-based Timbropresse Group, a leader of the French-speaking philatelic press with Timbres Magazine. Eng Siak Loy chooses to use oil as the medium to execute his paintings, though he is adept in various mediums.

In this episode, we embarked on a project of looking into the art practice of Singaporean Artist Eng Siak Loy. In order to bring to you a thorough outlook of this painter which you may hardly ever get to see, we explored the places he painted and understood his artistic beliefs.