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Jia Le Ling

Jia Le Ling


Born in Singapore

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




Maryland Institute College of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Sculpture (2021)

Summa Cum Laude




2022       Soft Spots and Hard Places, Middendorf Gallery, MD

                  Unravel Unrest, DC Arts Center, DC

                  Singapore Arts Book Fair, SGP

                  HellBond: Dancing with the Spirits, James E Hooper House, MD

                  Art Walk '22, Maryland Institute College of Art, MD

                  Wild/Mild, Vox Populi Gallery, PA

                  We're Reckoning Seeds and the Light Bleeds, Fells Point Corner Theater, MD

                Sentenced to a Life Without Music, Nylon Fusion Theater Company, NY

                  Now & Again, Vol. 4 The Uncanny, SGP

2021        May Day Puppet Slamwich, YouTube Live Stream, Black Cherry Puppet Theater

                  The Puppet Show, YouTube Live Stream, MICA

                  Momentum and Impulse, Area 405 Gallery, MD

                  Residential Art Show, Gateway Gallery, MD

                  Meridian Prologue, Current Space Gallery, MD

                  Asia in Maryland, Asian Arts and Culture Center, Towson University, MD

                  Dance of a Quiet Boy, Meyerhoff Piano Gallery, MD

                  Unravel Unrest, The Crown, MD

2020       Annual Fiber Show, Middendorf Gallery, MD

2019       Unravel the Code, Fox Studios, MD

                  Unstable Energy, Unbounded Potential, The Red Floor Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

                  Technically, Drawing, Fox Gallery, MD

                  Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, MD

                  First-Year-Experience Exhibition, Gateway, Decker, Meyerhoff Gallery, MD

                  Singapore Arts Book Fair, NTU CCA, SGP

2015        Elementum Art Exhibition, SOTA Gallery, SGP

                  F1 Grand Prix, Presidential Suite Sculpture Commission, SGP

                  Rubber Art Installation, National Museum of Art, SGP

2014        Kawamata Redux Exhibition, de Suantio Gallery, SGP



2023       Finger Puppet Master Class with WonderSparks Puppets, NY

2022       Volunteer at Station North Tool Library, MD

                      Internship with Wakka Wakka Productions - The Immortal Jellyfish Girl, NY

2019       Unravel the Code Workshop at Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, NL

                 Artist Assistant for Miguel Braceli, MD

                  Internship at Art with a Heart, MD

2015       Internship at Ministry of Education, Art Education Branch, SG

2014       Tadashi Kawamata Master class, SG



2022       The Grit Fund, from The Peale Museum as part of Andy Warhol Foundation's             Regranting Program (for HellBond)

                  Red Bull Micro-grant (for HellBond)

                  Station North Arts and Entertainment District Sponsorship (for HellBond)

                  Baltimore Kawasaki Sister Cities Committee Sponsorship (for HellBond)

2021       Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Award

                  Interdisciplinary Sculpture Departmental Recognition Award

2020       Emerging Leader Nominee

2020 - 2021       Student Program of the Year Award

2020       Distinguished International Student

2019       MICA Travel Grant

                  Interdisciplinary Sculpture Departmental Recognition Award

2018 – 2022       International Award of Excellence

2018 – 2022       Starr Foundation Scholarship

2018 – 2022       Trustee Scholarship

2018 – 2022       Academic Honors Scholarship


Kahn, Saskia, "Photos from HellBond: Dancing With the Spirits at Asia North Festival," Bmore Art, May 23, 2022

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