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Student Profile: Silas Ng

December 08, 2020
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Silas Ng is a Chinese-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist and his works explore the theme of identity, language, and sound in visual images. He enrolled at Emily Carr University Art and Design and received his BFA in Photography. His works involve photography and various other mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpture which he combines to capture his life experiences of multiculturalism and communication as Deaf Canadian-born Chinese. He experiments with various mediums to recreate and reinterpret his life experiences and relationships with his many different cultures by transforming them into images and breaking the invisible boundary of language.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I choose SFU because it has offered the program and mentorship with a professor to give me their insight about my research and works. It allows for me to continue to reflect on my multidisciplinary art practice and gain tools in mind and equipment to allow me to express and explore themes of multiculturalism and identities.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

My research explores the realm of sound from my perspective as a deaf person and transforms sounds through the medium of photography into images. The goal is to capture the human experience of sound in photographic images of the movement of people’s bodies and objects and to present these images as a new form of audio-visual language.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

SFU has done a tremendous job to ensure students are able to have the experience of learning in a new virtual environment even though we are not able to meet in person.
The teachers have given all of their effort to create a virtual place for us to be able to engage in discussion during the lectures. Professors have inspired thought-provoking discussions on topics such as the criticism of art contemporary and people’s relationship with the environment. I have enjoyed studying all of my academic courses and continuing my journey to gain new branches of knowledge of art topics and expand the idea of how my art practice can execute my vision.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?

Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Contact Silas: smn10@sfu.ca