Ivan was born in 1991 and raised in the city-state of Singapore. He left Singapore in 2012 to pursue his undergraduate education in Painting in Baltimore, Maryland. Approaching sculptural forms with a painter’s sensibilities, Ivan is an interdisciplinary artist interested in ideas surrounding landscapes and the image, geology and histories, creation in play and autobiography.

He has exhibited in Maryland, Connecticut, Vermont, Colorado, North Carolina and Singapore. He has been recipients 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 Senior Thesis Grant, the Maryland Institute College of Art Chair’s Award Research Grant and the Singapore Ministry of Education Teaching Scholarship, a full undergraduate sponsorship. 

In his free time, Ivan enjoys good food, sitcoms and the company of his friends.

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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)’16 

BFA Painting with a 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

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

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

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

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


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: Teaching Scholarship (Overseas), Full Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Republic of Singapore

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

2012-2016: Academic Achievement Award, MICA

2012-2016: Trustee Award, MICA

2012: Commissioner of Police Commendation, Singapore Police Force, Republic of Singapore

Work Experience

2015: English Language Mentor, US-China Language Exchange Project, Xinjiang, China

2015: Assistant to International Admissions Counsellor, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2014-2016: Teaching Assistant Drawing I & II, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013-2016: Teaching Assistant and Language Mentor, Voice Vision (ESL), MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013-2016: Communications Liaison/Graphic Designer, Jeevanam Trust, Hyderabad, India

2013: 2D Commissions for Sculpture Square, Singapore

2012: Communications Intern/Graphic Designer, Alpha Asia-Pacific, Singapore

2010-2011: Inspector, Staff Officer to Head Operations & Training, Clementi Division, Singapore Police Force, Singapore


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

2016: Lecture, "Minzu: Reflections on ethnic reconciliation in Contemporary China", Department of Humanistic Studies, 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: 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