About the Artist

Prabhakara Jimmy Quek

Born in Singapore. He started learning art in 1971 and has been practising art full time since 1986.  

Jimmy held his first one-man art exhibition in 1987 and since then he had held 11 one-man art exhibitions. He has exhibited his works in more than 80 group exhibitions in Yokohama, Kobe, Sapporo, Rotterdam, New York, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Beijing Quanzhou, Shanghai, Korea, Fukuoka, Osaka,Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Jimmy's paintings adorn major areas of corporations, institutions, ministries, convention centres, airline lounges, banks, hospitals, offices and homes of art lovers and art collectors worldwide. His works are in the permanent collection of Singapore Art Museum.

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(Photo was taken at Raffles City (left) and collector's place.)

Jimmy was the winner of the First Prize in IBM Art Award in 1988. He was a member of Judging Panel for Della Butcher Award for Excellence in the Art in 1994. He was also a Member of Judging Panel for Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards in 1995. Jimmy was awarded Third Prize in National Art Competition for Open Section Western Painting in 1974.

Jimmy was invited as External Assessor for Diploma in Visual Arts Assessments for 2D Studies in the School of Fine Art, Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in 1999 and as Member of the Department of 2D and 3D Studies Course Accreditation Committee, Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore in 1999/2000.

His arts are featured in many important publications. His artistic activities and achievements are reported in the news.

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(Jimmy and his arts are recorded in publications and in the news.)

Before Jimmy became a full-time artist, he taught Art at Siglap Community Centre and Mountbatten Community Centre in the 80's. After practising art full time, he was requested to conduct Sketching/Drawing (Elementary/Intermediate/ Advanced levels) and Acrylic Painting courses at Federation of Art Societies Singapore when it was located at Church Street in early 90's. He conducted Painting Workshops for teachers at Metta School in 2003.

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(Outdoor sketching lessons at Church Street.)

Jimmy committed to making himself available for those who seek assistance in their artistic journey. He teaches and shares his artistic skills and visual art experiences with those who wish to learn painting or basic sketching/drawing from him at his studio at Tampines in Singapore. Many participants have benefited from this ongoing endeavour since 2009.

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(Painting sessions at Artist's home studio at Tampines.) 


A Restrospective Exhibition: 45 years of art-making / Biography

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