Ryan Ng (he/him) is a Malaysian Chinese artist and illustrator currently based in Perth, WA. Back in Malaysia, Ryan draws for exhibitions, conducts live demonstrations, and actively facilitates and participates in community art events.
Ryan is a strong believer in connecting with community through art, and has partnered with a number of community-run organizations from animal shelters to activist groups. In 2018, Ryan was the first artist-in-residence at the 5-star hotel resort St Regis Langkawi and had his first solo exhibition in 2019 at G Hotel, Penang. He has also conducted two Chinese painting demonstrations in national Chinese cultural festivals. Ryan started art as an urban sketcher in 2016, has participated two international urban sketching conferences, and conducts urban sketching workshops – the most recent one being in ENEX Perth. Ryan is also an illustrator with projects from poster designs to song cover art. He is the monthly illustrator for Getting It Strait, a youth-run zine on contemporary thoughts and affairs.
Ryan is currently pursuing a double major in Finance and Economics at the University of Western Australia, and remains active in the art scene outside of university. He is a part of youth panels including the Pulse Youth Advisory Panel at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Youth Advisory Council for the Perth Festival, the KickstART Festival Youth Planning Committee, and volunteers at Paper Mountain, a community run art space in his remaining free time.
Ryan is passionate in diversity and collaboration in the arts. He believes that sharing from all perspectives is vital for artists to grow as a collective community. Outside of art, Ryan enjoys playing pool and poker, movie nights, and everything involving nature and calmness.