"As a conceptually driven artist, my practice sits at the intersection of science and spirituality. Research that informs my work includes theories of quantum physics, sacred geometry, multiple dimensions, consciousness, the work of Rudolf Steiner, David Bohm, Rupert Sheldrake, and Charles Hinton."
Mona Choo received her MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, in 2013.
In 2009, she was awarded the International Print Artist Residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which enabled her to pursue and hone her interest not only in expanding the definition of print but also the relationship between human consciousness and matter through psychic phenomena. Subsequently, Mona Choo has focused on the intersection between art, science and the metaphysics, consistently developing and refining her conceptual and visual vocabulary. Choo’s professional experience includes conducting printmaking workshops at the Victoria &
Albert Museum in 2009 and 2012, at Central Saint Martins and at the Maker Fair in London. She was also invited to exhibit, represent and coordinate the Singapore delegates to the inaugural Printmaking Triennial in Macao S.A.R in 2012.
Her public speaking experience includes the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Pop-Up Singapore House in London (part of the London Design Festival), the inaugural art and science symposium ‘State of Matter: Collisions and Connections in Art and Science’ held at Central Saint Martins in 2013, at the University of Tasmania's School of Art, Australia, in 2015, and most recently at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore.
Mona has exhibited extensively internationally, including in the US, the UK, Australia, Macau, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum, the collection of the Printmaking Research Centre of Macao, corporate collections including the United Overseas Bank of Singapore, Leo Burnett, Publicis Hong Kong and private collections in Europe, Australia, the US and Asia. She has been commissioned by the Financial Times (Asia), and the Il Lido Group in Singapore. She was a finalist in the Australian Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture in 2018 and has exhibited in Tasmania and Singapore in 2019.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist