Ivan David Ng is an interdisciplinary artist-educator raised in the citystate of Singapore. Approaching sculptural forms with a painter’s sensibilities, he is interested in ideas surrounding landscapes and the image, geology and histories, archaeological motifs, the role of play and finding in creation. He received his BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016, Summa Cum Laude. He has exhibited throughout the United States, in Maryland, Connecticut, Vermont, Colorado, North Carolina as well as in Singapore. He has been the recipient of a variety of scholarships and grants such as a Starr Foundation scholarship, a Merit Scholarship by Anderson Ranch Art Center, a Way and Gate Foundation Grant and the Maryland Institute College of Art Chair’s Award Research Grant.

Ivan is married to Jen (who's still out of his league) and they reside in Singapore currently. In his free time, Ivan enjoys fried chicken, pretend-serious political dramas and the company of his friends.

Instagram: @ivandavidng 


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)’16 

BFA Painting with Concentration in Photography

Summa Cum Laude

Baltimore, Maryland

Anderson Ranch Art Center '15

Image + Objecthood: Advanced topics in painting

Aspen, Colorado

Solo & Two-person Exhibitions

2017: "Don't ask me where I come from" Oh! Open House: Holland Village, Singapore

2015: Make-Find, Ellie Budzinski & Ivan Ng, La Bodega Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2014: The Familiar Horizontal, Milk & Honey Market, Baltimore, MD

2013: Quiet, Wilgus Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibitions

2019: An Intimacy that Allies Us, 205 Lavender St, Sikap, Singapore

2018: Interweave, 89 Neil Road, The Working Capitol, Singapore

2018: Size Matters: A Question of Scale, Chan+Hori Contemporary, Singapore

2018: Aedge: Of Thoughts and Processes, School of the Arts Gallery, Singapore

2018: RAID, Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter, Singapore

2017: "An Observation" National Institute of Education Art Gallery, Singapore

2016: Untapped: Discovery, Shophouse 5, Singapore

2016: Black Mountain Print Show, Black Mountain School, Asheville, NC

2015: Dreamscapes, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT

2015: Landscapes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2015: 30 under 30 Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT

2014: Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Decker Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2014: Seeing/ Being, Middendorf Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013: Next Photographic Visions Juried Exhibition, Castell Photography, Asheville, NC

2013: Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD


2017: Untapped Connections Grant, Visual Art Development Association

2016: Chair's Award, Travel Grant for Papermaking Research in Xinjiang China, MICA

2015: Educational Grant for Senior Thesis, Way & Gate Foundation

2015: Diversity Grant, Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development, MICA 

2015: Merit Scholarship, Image + Objecthood: Advanced topics in painting, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Westcliff Fund

2015: Painting Department Recognition Scholarship, MICA

2014: SPEMA Student Travel Scholarship, Society of Photographic Education, Mid-Atlantic Region

2013: Juror's Choice Award, Next Photographic Visions Juried Exhibition, Castell Photography

2012- 2016: Dean’s List, MICA

2012-2016: C.V. Starr Scholarship for International Students, Starr Foundation

2012-2016: Academic Achievement Award, MICA

2012-2016: Trustee Award, MICA

Notable Commissions 

2018: "Going Somewhere" Of Gardens and Dreams Art Trail, Singapore

2017: "Don't ask me where I come from" Oh! Open House: Holland Village, Singapore

2015: One Farrer Contemporary Collection, One Farrer, Singapore


2017: Panelist, CREA MADHOUSE, Singapore

2016: Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Speaker, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2015:  Artist talk and Panelist, "Dismantling Geographies", Society of Photographic Education, Mid Atlantic Region Conference, Pittsburgh, PA


2017: Ecotheo Review, Fall 2017

2017: Artist interview, young-space.com

2016: ART. LIFESTYLE. ENVIRONMENTA Publication of The Farrer Park Company Art Collection

2015: The Fix Issue #4 - The Experimental Issue

2015: "Creative Family Reunion" Interview, jackandliberty.com

2015: "Make-Find" exhibition feature, bmoreart.com

2014: 'The Familiar Horizontal" featured on Castell Photography blog

2013: 'The River' Series featured under "Spotted!" on culturepush.com.sg