Tan Sock Fong


Tan Sock Fong, a glass artist and printmaker, received the Mobil Art Scholarship in 1988 and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design (Hon) with a major in Glass from the University of Wolverhampton in 1995, funded by the National Arts Council. Sock Fong has played a significant role in Singapore’s art community since the 1980s, serving as an artist, teacher, and advocate.

She has taught at various institutions, including LaSalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore Polytechnic, and Nan Chiau High School. In 1992, she helped establish Singapore’s first public printmaking studio, and in 1993, she organised the city’s inaugural glass exhibition. Sock Fong also served as an artist-in-residence at David Ruth Glass Studio in Oakland in 2004.

Her accomplishments include vice presidency in the Sculpture Society (Singapore) in 2007 and part of the committee for the 1st Singapore International Woodcarving Symposium. In 2005, she initiated Emily Hill, an art community hub.

Sock Fong’s art has been showcased globally, and she has taken on various commissioned projects, including ‘GlassMorphosis,’ where she recycled a scrapped Boeing 737-200 tail section into designer furniture with an environmental message. Her art continues to captivate audiences both in Singapore and abroad, cementing her status as a prominent figure in the Singaporean art scene.