Shi Wei Teh

Artist/ Educator

Singapore City, Singapore
Zen Teh works primarily with film photography. Her photographs are largely shot using medium format camera, with roll films and she develops them herself. Hand crafting her photographs carefully is important to Zen, and it is part of her meditative process in her work creation. 

Zen Teh won the Highly Commended Award in the 24th UOB Painting of the Year competition and was selected as an exhibiting artist at the recent Spot Art, Southeast Asia’s first juried platform for promising young artists. As an environmentalist, her work is concerned with issues underlying the changing landscape in Singapore. In 2013, she exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore, and was recently awarded an artist residency in Angkrit Gallery, Thailand by the Art Incubator. 

Zen is both an artist and an educator. As an educator, she strives to share her experience as an art maker in an innovative approach. She believes that effective art learning lies in nurturing the attitude.

Work Experience

School Of The Arts

Teacher of Visual Arts (Media Art)

An Artist and An Educator
Present Singapore

Eureka Photography Program

Instructor, Founder of Eureka Photography Program

Be an Artist, an art maker in photography.

Eureka Program is a unique program that combines painting and photography. This approach to education is crucial because the complementary nature of the two mediums will aid the students in their artistic learning. Through painting, students will bring about a different dimension to their photography works by questioning the boundaries of the medium. The program also provides training to equip students with the necessary skills and attitude to be an artist. Hence the program, with its spontaneous and creative approach to teaching photography will bring about excellence in students’ artistic development.
September 2011 - Singapore City, Singapore

Anglo-Chinese School International

Art Teacher

Shi Wei is a full-time art teacher at Anglo-Chinese School International, Singapore
January 2012 - Singapore


Freelance Art Instructor

Taught drawing and painting to a number of primary schools
May 2008 - February 2009 Singapore City, Singapore

Zen Teh Photography

Artist / Environmentalist

Present Singapore

Ministry Of Education

Relief Teacher

Shi Wei Teh was a relief art teacher for 6 months at Ang Mo Kio Secondary School.
December 2007 - May 2008 Singapore City, Singapore

8Q Museum

Assistant Teacher

Shi Wei Teh assisted in conducting of Children's Workshop at 8Q Museum
April 2009 - December 2009 Singapore


Nanyang Technological University

Bachelor in Fine Arts, majoring in Photography and Digital Imaging

Shi Wei was trained in Photography, using both film and digital media. She is also trained in professional printing by Master Printer, Paul Kohl
August 2007 - August 2011 Singapore

Nanyang Junior College

Advanced Level

Shi Wei studied the Art Elective Program during Junior College education and graduated with an A with merit. During the term, she was exposed to the use of various traditional mediums as well as the study of art history.
January 2005 - December 2006 Singapore City, Singapore


English (Fluent),
Chinese (Fluent),



Current Recipient of Art & Science Open Call





UOB Painting Of The Year Competition

Highly Commended Award


Crowbar Awards - Association Of Accredited Adversting Agents

Silver Awards - Photography



Adobe Bridge, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Lightroom 3, Darkroom, Digital Photo Manipulation , Image Print, PhaseONE,


The Days We Wander/Wonder
DECK by 2902 Gallery, Singapore

3rd ArtBridge Chiang Rai Art Exhibition
ArtBridge Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand

MIA&D Fair
Milan Image Art & Design Fair, Singapore

The Art Incubator 5 Exhibition
Project Space, LASALLE, Singapore

Artist in Residence, The Art Incubator
Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand

2nd ArtBridge Chiang Rai Art Exhibition
ArtBridge Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand

‘Bright Lights’ Exhibition
Galarie Steph and BOTOS, Scotts Square Mall,

Spot Art International Juried Art Festival
MICA Buidling, Singapore

MFU-ASEAN Youth Ambassador
Lucksawan Resort, Chiang Rai, Thailand

ASEAN Youth Camp 2013 Exhibition
Represented Singapore as Delegate of
National Museum of Singapore

The Apprenticeship Programme Exhibition
8Q, Singapore Art Museum
Mentor: Robert Zhao Ren Hui

EXPOSURE 2013 Exhibition
See I Exhibition Space
Long Island City, New York City

Earth Messages, Perspectives from Environmental Artists
Museum of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Adobe Awards Exhibition
CPC Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Featured on Behance Gallery

Featured Artist (Artist Interview), Gallery 7517

One Collectives, Infinite Possibilities
2902 Gallery, Singapore

The Arts of Tourism and Living
Chiang Khan City, Thailand
(A collaboration with University of King Mongkut’s University of Technology and University of Western Sydney)

Art Elective Programme (AEP) Exhibition 2007
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

24th UOB Painting of The Year Competition
Esplanade, Singapore