Joanne Pang Rui Yun


Joanne Pang Rui Yun

Lecturer, Design Communication
  • MFA (Fine Art) (The School of Sculpture Charlottenborg), Danish Royal Academy of Visual Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • BFA (Visual Communication), The School of Arts, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Basel Summer Workshop,The Visual Communication Institute HGK, Basel, Switzerland

Joanne Pang is an award-winning artist and designer with work experiences cultivated through international practice in the fields of contemporary art and graphic design.

In the field of graphic design, Joanne has worked in international creative firms such as Ministry of Design in Singapore, Scandinavian Design Lab in Copenhagen and FutureBrand UXUS in Amsterdam. Her design experience ranges from art direction, branding, publication to exhibition and experience design.

Joanne has also won numerous awards such as a gold medal in the Publication category for Several Island and a bronze medal in the Multidisciplinary category for self-initiated project It at the Singapore Design Award 2012. Her photographic series Breath also won the overall winner for the Body-them category at the Singapore Young Photography Award 2012, Her poster The Pools of Silence was exhibited at the 10th International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan. In 2018, Joanne also won the coveted 2018 UOB Painting of the Year, Gold Award, Established Artist Category.

From 2013–2016, she co-founded Yunrubin—an art practice that negotiates the physicality of urban material with the poetics of objects and space. Through the creation of sculptures, installations and objects, she has participated in international solo and group exhibitions in Singapore, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UKm.

In 2019, she founded Prypress, a creative studio and publisher that curates exhibitions and designs and publishes books, prints and objects that explore the intersections of communication and spatial experiences through art and design inquiries. Prypress collaborates with emerging artists and designers to participate in international art book fairs such as Singapore Art Book Fair (2019), Taipei Art Book Fair (2019), Hong Kong Art Book Fair (2020), Focal Point Art Book Fair (2020) and 6th Melbourne Art Book Fair (2020).

As an educator, Joanne Pang develops cross-disciplinary practice that engages across various fields such as music + design, art + design and craft+ technology. She delves into the liminal spaces between type, image-making and materiality. Design minors that she helms includes Type Expression, Inquiry of Design, Colour and Spaces. She actively collaborates with industry partners such as Kvadraat, RJ Paper and The Substation to devise project briefs and exhibitions to connect students with the larger design community and to improve and enhance students’ overall learning experience.

Research and Practice

Art residency

Design workshops/symposiums

  • Melbourne Art Book Fair; Australia (2020)
  • Taipei Art Book Fair; Taiwan (2019)
  • Singapore Art Book Fair; Singapore (2018)
  • Biomimicry Budapest Perspective, The Institute of Advanced Design Studies; Budapest, Hungary (2018)
  • Bangkok International Typographic Symposium; Hua Hin, Thailand (2018)
  • Basel Summer Workshop, The Visual Communication Institute HGK; Basel, Switzerland (2009)


  • Forget Me Not, The Sad Bar, Substation Gall (2019)
  • The Weight of Godot, M3 Kunsthalle; Berlin, Germany (2015)
  • The Distance Between Two Parts Plays Ping Pong, TYS Gallery; Copenahgen, Denmark (2015)

Solo exhibitions (select)

  • Enter and Echo, UOB Art Gallery; Singapore (2019)
  • Species of Texts and Spots, SPRMRKT; Singapore (2019)
  • Sulphuric Memory, Supernormal Gallery; Singapore (2018)
  • Echo, M4 Gastatelier; Amsterdam, Netherlands (2015)
  • Come Closer, Visu Gallery; Kokkola, Finland (2014)
  • Situated Ground, Grey Projects; Singapore (2013)
  • Have You Seen the Pink Whale, Sæborg/Hákarla Museum; Hrísey, Iceland (2012)
  • 1:2, Q Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2011 It by Joanne Pang; Ang Mo Kio Block 447 Void Deck, Singapore (2012)

Group exhibitions (select)

  • Shiryaevo Biennale: Central Russian Zen, Momentum Worldwide; Berlin, Germany (2019)
  • Still, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, LASALLE College of the Arts; Singapore (2019)
  • Untapped, Chan+Hori Contemporary; Singapore (2018)
  • Young Talent Programme, Taksu Gallery; Singapore (2018)
  • Locals Only, Taksu Gallery; Singapore (2018)
  • Central Russian Zen, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA); Moscow, Russia (2017)
  • 9th Shiryaevo Biennale of Contemporary Art; Samara, Russia (2016)
  • Experiencing Change | Changing Experience; Brighton, United Kingdom (2016)
  • Kilometre of Sculpture, Satellite Programme (kmS); Rakvere, Estonia (2016)
  • The Weight of Godot, M3 Kunsthalle;, Berlin, Germany(2015)
  • Caffeine & Ideas, Singapore Night Festival; Singapore (2015)
  • The Distance Between Two Parts Plays Ping Pong, TYS Gallery; Copenahgen, Denmark (2015)
  • Square, Sphere & Cube Geometrical Poetry in the Park, KunstMuseet Brundlund Slot; Denmark (2015)
  • Aabenraa Artweek 2015; Aabenraa, Denmark (2015)
  • Human, Haihatus Art Institute; Joutsa, Finland (2014)
  • What a Wonderful World, Nees Gallery; Vestjylland, Denmark (2014)
  • Latent Spaces, Nameless Forms, Haw Par Villa; Singapore (2014)
  • Cambridge Sustainability Residency Exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge School of Art; United Kingdom (2014)
  • Skrænten, Aabenraa Artweek Aabenraa; Denmark (2013)
  • Rundgang, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademie; Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Singapore Young Photography, National Museum Of Singapore; Singapore (2012)
  • International Printmaking Exhibition, BKS Garage; Copenhagen, Denmark (2012)
  • Red Carpet, Helligåndshuset;Copenhagen, Denmark (2012)
  • Kanuese, Mustarinda Summer Exhibition; Finland (2012)
  • Art City, Roskilde Music Festival; Copenhagen, Denmark (2012)
  • A Little Light Magic, Peranakan Museum; Singapore (2012)
  • The 10th International Poster Triennial; Toyama, Japan (2012)
  • Abject Systems, Studio Bibliothèque, Goodman Arts Centre; Singapore (2011)
  • 4th Latin-American Design Forum, Faculty of Design and Communication, University of Palermo; Buenos Aires, Brazil (2009)
  • Young Designer’s Portfolio Show, ICSIDWorld Design Congress, Singapore Design Festival; Singapore (2009)
  • Party of Tomorrow, 2902 Gallery, Old School ; Singapore (2009)

Other activities

  • Commissioned Artist, food ration container at Bukit Merah View; Singapore (2019)
  • Guest Speaker, 20X20 Pecha Kucha, Art Science Museum, Singapore DesignFestival; Singapore (2017)
  • Guest Speaker, Singapore Young Photographer Awards Workshops; Singapore (2014)
  • Curator and Art Director, Party of Tomorrow 2009, 2902 Gallery @ Old School; Singapore (2009)
  • Artist Assistant to Muhanned Cader and NS Harsha, Singapore Biennale 2006; Singapore (2006)
  • Commissioned Artist, wall mural Tiong Bahru Community Centre, Music Room; Singapore (2005)
  • UOB Painting of the Year, Gold, Established Artist Category; Singapore (2018)
  • Gold, Singapore Design Award, Publication category; Singapore (2012)
  • Bronze, Singapore Design Award, Multidisciplinary category; Singapore (2012)
  • Overall winner, Singapore Young Photography Award, Body-theme category; Singapore (2012)
  • Gold, Crowbar Awards Publication Category, Spaces Between; Singapore (2009)