art out of black was set up by Gill Saul, a mixed media artist.
She is currently working on several bodies of work - 'Light' which explores the light, colour and texture of living in Singapore, 'Dark' which looks at the patterns and rhythms of depression and 'Immigrants' which highlights 20 non native trees which have brought colour, fragrance and wealth to Singapore, always using an actual part of the tree in her work.
Gill graduated from Trent University in the UK with a BA Hons in Fine Art.
She also teaches at Changi Prison and volunteers at Canvas as a mentor and in addition continues to teach ex inmates after their release.
Whilst living in Shanghai she met artist Monika Lin and began teaching at her studio - Art Station 2.0.
'Having lived Monika's teaching philosophy, I knew that this very supportive and inclusive way of teaching is completely the right way to give students confidence and rigour wherever they are on their art journey.'
Born in Manhattan, NY, Monika Lin was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended Otis Parsons in Los Angeles, the College of Creative Studies in Santa Barbara, and Mills College in Oakland. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Art in New York City. Her work deals primarily with social-political themes emphasising cultural constructs and materiality.
She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at New York University in Shanghai.
She has exhibited in London, Paris, Beijing, New York, Shanghai, and San Francisco and is represented by galleries in New York, San Francisco, and Shanghai.
I strive to provide foundational learning...by way of an integrated engagement with theory, analytical thinking and visual art making."