Tiong Tian Tong

b. 1961

Singapore

Tiong Tian Tong | 张天中 (b. 1961, Singapore) is recognised especially for his paintings and drawings of landscapes of Singapore and China presented in fine detail and keen draughtsmanship.

Tiong developed a passion for art at a young age. In the 1980s, he travelled to Europe frequently to study art on his own. In 1992, he was awarded a study grant by the National Arts Council to pursue an advanced degree in oil painting at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

Tiong has shown in exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. These include more than 10 solo exhibitions. Museum exhibitions include the National Museum Centenary Art Exhibition and the 5th ASEAN Youth Painting Exhibition at the National Museum Art Gallery (both in 1987). His eleventh solo exhibition was at The Arts House, Singapore, in 2014.

Tiong’s works are in the collections of Singtel, the Singapore Art Museum, the National Museum of Singapore, the Istana collection, government ministries and other agencies.