Michael Ong – S.E.A. Focus

Michael Ong

Singapore / FOST Gallery

Michael Ong (b. 1942, Singapore) is a second generation artist known for his life drawings and sculptures.

After completing his art studies at the prestigious R.M.I.T. University in Melbourne and later a Masters in Industrial Design in the early 1970s, he returned to Singapore. He was active in the Sculpture Society and informal art groups like ‘Group 90’ (founded by Brother Joseph McNally). In 1984, Michael was selected to represent Singapore at the 4 ASEAN Sculpture Symposium in Brunei and he created a monumental piece of ciment fondu which stands towering over Asian Square.