Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Ng Woon Lam

Assistant Professor

School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)6513 8251
Office: ART 2-10

  • MFA New York Academy of Art 2007
  • MSc (Matl Sc & Eng) National University of Singapore 1999
  • BApplSc (Matl Eng) Nanyang Technological University 1995
Memberships and Appointments

• Dolphin Fellowship, American Watercolor Society, USA, 27 Mar 2014
• Assistant Professor 2011 to current at School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
• Visiting Assistant Professor 2009 to 2011 at School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
• Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Painting from New York Academy of Art
• Signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS), USA
• Signature member of American Watercolor Society (AWS), USA
• Member of Singapore Watercolour Society and Singapore Art Society

Community Work

• Jubilee Plate Charity Activity by Landex 2015, Singapore. A limited-edition artwork, commissioned by local tableware companies Luzerne and Landex, has secured over $240,000 in donations for the Community Chest. See Jubilee Plate by Landex
• YMCA Giving Gala 2015, Jubilee Plate by Landex, $95,000 was raised
• Panel of Selection Committee of Singapore Watercolour Society, 2013 / 2014
• Panel of judges in Tampines Town Council, Art Competition 2014
• Invited Juror for Art Competition 2014, Tampines Celebrating SG50
• Panel of Selection Committee of Singapore Watercolour Society, 2011 / 2012

Workshops, Talks, Demonstrations, Presentations

• Invited Workship, 'The ASEAN Youth Camp' by Office of International Affairs, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University (BSRU) and ASEAN Network (IAA), Bangkok, Thailand, 21 Feb 2017
• Invited Artist Talk 'Practical Color Theory in Painting', Asia Sketch Walk@ Bangkok, Thailand, 25 Nov 2016
• Invited Watercolor Workshop by Penang Watercolour Society, Penang, Malaysia, 07-08 May 2016.

Featured Articles

• Featured Article -- 'Paper Whites', pp20 - 29, Watercolor Artist, October 2015
• Featured Article -- The Art of Watercolour Magazine, Publication registration: 0316 K 90760 - ISSN: 2114-3498 No. 18 - March-May 2015


• Paper: 'A New Approach for The Teaching of Practical Color Theory', The 3rd International Conference of Creative Industry (ICCI 2015), 11 Aug to 12 Aug 2015, Denpasar, Bali
• Paper Ref. No : 1570081239 & Conference Presentation 'Comparison of Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Brushes with Western Water-media Painting Brushes' to International Colloquium of Art and Design Education Research 2015, i-CADER 2015, 12 to 15 April 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia

Books Published

• Jan 2017, Author: Ng Woon Lam, In Search of Harmony, ISBN 978-981-110-6309
• Jan 2016, Author: Ng Woon Lam, Practical Applications of Color Theory & Design Concepts, ISBN 978-981-096-3750
• Aug 2015, Author: Ng Woon Lam, A Jazz of Colors and Shapes, ISBN 978-981-095-8992

Exhibitions and Awards

• The Jeanne Shanahan Memorial Award, 8th Signature American Watercolor Exhibition 2017, Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, California, Feb 2017
• Jade Fon Memorial Award, California Watercolor Association 47th Annual International Show 2017, Feb 2017
• 5th Solo Exhibition, 'In Search of Harmony', Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University (BSRU), 1061, Isaraphab 15 Rd. Dhonburi, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
• 'Warrior & Peace' curated by Jane Walker, in The 2nd Singapore Contemporary Art Show 2017; 18 - 22 Jan 2017 @ Suntec City Convention Hall, Singapore.
• Past Presidents Award, California Watercolor Association 46th Annual International Show 2016, Jan to Feb 2016
• 7th Signature American Watercolor Exhibition 2016, Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, California, Feb 2016
• Invited Artist, International Watercolor Society, 'A Journey to Hue, Watercolour Painting Tour & Exhibition in Hue City', Vietnam, 14th to 20th May • Philadelphia Water Color Society (PWCS) 116th International Exhibition, Aug 2016
• Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 70th Aqeous Open, International Show, Spinning Plate Gallery, Oct 2016
• Taiwan World Watercolor Competition, Oct 2016
• San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) 36th International Exhibition, 2012, USA, Oct 2016
Research Interests
His research interests include areas in Art Education, Scientific study of art materials, Oriental Art History and Culture, South East Asia Art, Classical Painting language in Contemporary Art and Digital Animation, Digital Painting, Design, Illustration and Fine Art.

Potential researchers, Phd / MA students may contact him directly to discuss possible research collaborations or supervision.

Looking for potential Phd students / Master students in Computer Science or Engineering to work with Python programming for MAYA. The program is to work for Calligraphic brushworks in 3D space. Interested potential students, please contact Asst. Prof. Ng Woon Lam :

Looking for suitable MA students to work on Fine Art related research, focusing on colors and design
Current Projects
  • Incorporating Calligraphic Simplification in 3D Animation Space - A Chinese Calligraphic Concept for 3D Compositional Dynamics
  • Study Of Chinese Calligraphy In Applied Arts (Application Of Chinese Calligraphy Brushwork And Design Concepts In Digital Animation And Digital Comic Art)
  • Study Of Historical Cities Of Malacca Strait; George Town Of Penang, Malacca And Singapore
Selected Publications
  • Ng Woon Lam. (2016). In Search of Harmony 探. Ng Woon Lam.
  • Ng Woon Lam. (2016). Practical Application of Color Theory & Design Concepts. Ng Woon Lam.
  • Ng Woon Lam. (2016). i-CADER 2015: Comparison of Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Brushes with Western Water-media Painting Brushes. International Colloquium of Art and Design Education Research 2015, i-CADER 2015Malaysia: i-CADER 2015.
  • Ng Woon Lam. (2015). A Jazz of Color & Shapes 形色从容. Ng Woon Lam.
  • Ng Woon Lam, Don Low Chee Mun. (2014). Perception & Delusion 笔飞错舞. Ng Woon Lam.

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