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Genevieve Chua

MA work

Edge Control

Edge Control is a way to navigate ideas about the diagram, the edge, surface tension and limits, syntax, and glitch, through modalities of painting. The works currently veer towards being hard-edge and monochrome. The titles are numbered chronologically (for archival purposes) but they also obliquely reference an event.

As the series builds up indefinitely, shaped stretchers reveal the evolution or apparent deterioration of a form. A play on words and phrases may also instigate an improvisation of a shape.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Painting, 2018

  • Genevieve Chua (born 1984, Singapore) is a painter who works primarily through abstraction. Chua employs a method of working that unfurls and reveals the painter's process through diagram, palimpsest, syntax, and the glitch.

    Selected solo exhibitions include Vestigials and Halves (Seoul, 2017); Rehearsals for the Wilful (Manila, 2016); Moths (Hong Kong, 2015); Parabola (Singapore, 2014); Cicadas Cicadas (Los Angeles, 2014); Adinandra Belukar (Singapore Biennale 2011). She was conferred the Young Artist Award (2012) by the National Arts Council, Singapore.

    Genevieve Chua is currently based in London.
  • Degrees

  • Dip Painting, Lasalle College of the Arts, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Vestigials and Halves, 7 ½ , Seoul, 2017; Rehearsals for the Wilful, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, 2016; Moths, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2015; Parabola, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore, 2014; Cicadas Cicadas, Gusford Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014; Birthing Ground, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore, 2012
  • Awards

  • Young Artist Award, National Arts Council Singapore, 2012; NAC Georgette Chen Scholarship, 2003
  • Publications

  • Young and Emerging, ArtAsiaPacific, Issue 107, 2018, 130-131; A Broad Spectrum of Resemblances, LEAP, Singapore Supplement, 2016, 4-6