About the Artist
Jimmy Quek (born in Singapore, 1955), professional artist. He began learning art since 1971 in Singapore and has been practicing art full time since 1986.
He has held 11 one-man exhibitions and participated in more than 80 group art 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.
He was winner of First Prize IBM Art Award Singapore. He has judged several local and regional art competitions. He has served as External Assessor for Diploma in Visual Art Assessments for 2-D Studies in the School of Fine Art, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts. He was a member of Course Accreditation Committee for Department of 2D and 3D Studies of LaSalle- SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
His paintings adorn major areas of corporations, institutions, ministries, convention centre, 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.
He signs his painting "Prabhakara" which in Sanskrit means source of light.