Born 1945, Singapore


1990    Cultural Medallion, Singapore
   First Singaporean to be conferred membership by American Watercolour
1991    President of Singapore Watercolour Society (1991 – 2001)
2001    The Singapore Internationale Award, Singapore International Foundation
2003    Silver Award, National Watercolour Exhibition of the People's Republic of
China, Fuzhou, China

Selected Exhibitions
2016    Nanyang Treasures, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,
2013    Nanyang Inspirations, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,
2011    Tracking Memories, National Museum of Singapore
2008    Heartlands: Home and Nation in the Art of Ong Kim Seng
2005    The Art of Ong Kim Seng, Elle Six Gallery, Malaysia
2005    Timeless Jiangnan, Singapore Conference Hall
2004    Moments of Light, Singapore Tyler Print
2003    National Watercolour Exhibition of People's Republic of China, Fuzhou,

Ong Kim Seng has been known as the most eminent watercolourist in Singapore. One can see his attention to detail in both in his iconic series of Nepal and Bali, as well as his depictions of local scenes. As an avid traveler to Nepal and Bali, he is able to fully grasp the intricacies of each culture and present them in his watercolour paintings. Ong Kim Seng has received 6 awards from the prestigious American Watercolour Society, and til date remains the only non-American member of the Dolphin Fellowship. Through his immaculate technique in expressing the contrast between light and shadow, Ong brings a realistic depth to his paintings.