Academic Profile

Memberships and Appointments
• Associate Professor at School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
• Dolphin Fellowship (AWS-DF), American Watercolor Society, USA, 27 Mar 2014
• Visiting Assistant Professor 2009 to 2011 at School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
• Ph.D by Research (Education) from National Institute of Education (NIE) at Nanyang Technological University
• Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Painting from New York Academy of Art
• Signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS), USA
• Signature member of American Watercolor Society (AWS), USA

• The Teaching of the Concept of Color Harmony and Its Ambiguity 色彩和谐概念的教学及其歧义 (English & Chinese) - Journal for Asia-Pacific Journal of Humanities, 2021(2)
• Tonal design : a mathematical guide in constructing mood and weather DOI: https://10.18848/2325-128X/CGP/v15i01/1-15
• ICA Belgium Colour Symposium 2019, Ghent, 23-24 May 2019, KU Leuven Ghent Technology.
• The Munsell Centennial Color Symposium 2018, 10 June to 18 June 2018, Inter Society of Color Council. Wiley Online Journal, July 2018.
• Paper by Ng Woon Lam and Xiao Yikai 'Development of 3D Color Space to Improve Learning of Color Theory', 2nd International Conference on Modern Management, Education Technology, and Social Science (MMETSS2017), Publication: Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (ISSN: 2352-5398) June 2017 Singapore
• Paper: 'A New Approach for The Teaching of Practical Color Theory', The 3rd International Conference of Creative Industry (ICCI 2015), 11 Aug to 12 Aug 2015, Denpasar, Bali
• Paper Ref. No : 1570081239 & Conference Presentation 'Comparison of Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Brushes with Western Water-media Painting Brushes' to International Colloquium of Art and Design Education Research 2015, i-CADER 2015, 12 to 15 April 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia

Exhibitions and Awards
More than 50 national and international art awards including 2 top awards - AWS Bronze Medal of Honor from the prestigious American Watercolor Society and 2 first awards in National Open Juried Show by Singapore Art Society.
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Assoc Prof Ng Woon Lam
Associate Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

His research interests include areas in Art Education, Scientific study of art materials, Oriental Art History and Culture, South East Asia Art, Classical Painting language in Contemporary Art and Digital Animation, Digital Painting, Design, Illustration and Fine Art.

Looking for potential Phd or master candidates who has knowledge of 3D software like Maya and 3DMax (Python programming skill is a plus) to work on research of architectural heritage.

Also looking for potential Phd students / Master candidates in any discipline who are interested to work in the area of Fine Art, Applied Art, Computer Engineering for Art, Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy, and Singapore-Malaysia Painting History.
  • Accelerating traditional workflows in animation and gaming through creative AI solutions


  • Study of Foxing on Watercolor Paper and its Prevention
  • Ng Woon Lam. (2016). In Search of Harmony 探 ISBN: 9789811106309

  • Ng Woon Lam. (2016). Practical Application of Color Theory & Design Concepts ISBN: 978-981-09-6375-0

  • Ng Woon Lam. (2015). A Jazz of Color & Shapes 形色从容 ISBN: 9789810958992

  • Ng Woon Lam, Don Low Chee Mun. (2014). Perception & Delusion 笔飞错舞 ISBN: 9789810905323

  • Ng Woon Lam. (2019) 涂涂写写 Alchemy of color and brushwork ISBN: 9789811416866

  • Ng Woon Lam. (2013)三城记 A tale of three cities ISBN: 9789810766559

  • Ng Woon Lam. (2021)笔趣 Joy of Brushwork ISBN : 978-981-18-0714-5