|Asst Prof Hong Li Tsing Karen|
School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Phone: (+65)6514 1097
Office: ART 3-9
- PGCHE Nanyang Technological University 2003
- MA (Textile Design) U.of the Arts Lond,Central Saint Martins 1998
- BA (Art) Curtin University of Technology 1995
Joined NTU in July 2007
PGCert, Higher Education, National Institute of Education
MA, Textile Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
BA, Visual Arts, Curtin University of Technology
Tel: 6514 1097
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Karen Hong is currently an Assistant Professor from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media.
She is trained as a Visual Artist in Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. She majored in Jewellery Design and minored in Ceramics and Fibre / Textiles. Her interest in surface design and knowledge in these three areas of specialization allows her to explore techniques in different mediums. She continued furthering her studies in Central St. Martins College of Arts and Design in London, UK specializing in the area of Fashion Textiles.
She has been with the Art and Design education in Singapore for more than 10 years and had taught in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. Before joining the School of Art, Design and Media, she was an Assistant Director with DesignSingapore Council. She managed the Design Culture Unit and spearheaded the collection of Singapore design statistics, and conducted a study on the Singaporeans Design Awareness Index. She also planned and launched the inaugural DesignSingapore Scholarship.
|As for professional practice, she has been working on one-offs textile designs as well as commercial fashion fabrics and fabrics for accessories under the label “TACTILE TEXTILES”. (www.tactiletextiles.com)|
Her recent explorations are in the area of thermoplastic fabrics, working with thermoplastics in the form of fabrics and yarns. She is testing out if these thermoplastics can be given a 3D form regardless of construction methods and amalgamation with different surface design techniques which may change the physical and aesthetic properties of the thermoplastics.
She has recently presented her research at the Ambiente 2010 – Messe Frankfurt Trade Fair in Frankfurt, Germany; in February 2010. In July 2009, She has presented an exhibition in the “State of Design Festival” in Melbourne, Australia; and conducted a workshop. Karen has also showcased her textiles and conducted workshops at the Singapore Design Festival in Nov 2009.
She has also completed a "Healing Art" project with Alexander Hospital, a project initiated by University of the Arts London and Tanglin Trust School. She designed and also guided a group of students from Tanglin Trust School in designing a series of art works to be used as healing art at the Geriatric Ward within the Alexander Hospital. The Outcomes of research culminate in an exhibition, entitled ‘Creative Synergies Within a Social Context” and was opened on the 2 September 2008 by Director of DesignSingapore Council, Dr Milton Tan
She will further develop a series of SMART Textiles that will also be used as therapy for the patients of the Geriatric Ward together with University of the Arts London.
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2010-)
- RCC (2009-)
|Current Projects |
- Exploring the 3D Properties of Thermoplastic Material, in the Form of Fabric and Fiber and Its Application in Design
- SMART TEXTILES- The use of Embedded Technology on Tactile Textiles as therapy for Geriatric Patients
- Karen Hong. (2010, November ). EXPLORING THE 3D PROPERTIES OF THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL, IN THE FORM OF FABRIC AND FIBER AND IT’S APPLICATIONS IN DESIGN. Paper presented at The Textile Institute Centenary Conference, Midlands Hotel, Manchester.
- Karen Hong. (2009, November ). Creative Synergies within a social context. Paper presented at ISCID Education Conference, Singapore.