Sebastian Mary Tay Jiun Lin graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art (Photography) in 2009. His work was selected for Nanyang’s “Fine Art Award” in both 2008 and 2009, where he picked up the ‘Wood’ award and was exhibited in the academy’s gallery.
Shortly after graduation, he participated in the “Crowbar Awards 2009” and was awarded Gold in the “Nature, Still Life and Landscape Photography” category. In the following year, he participated in a group exhibition titled “Imprints”, themed ‘nostalgia, memories, sentiments’, curated by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. In 2010, his works “Generare – To Generate” were selected by Alliance Française de Singapour to partake in the 2nd France + Singapore New Generation Artists (FSNGA) Exhibition. In 2011, Sebastian showcased his artwork as a representative graduate from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in the “2nd Flagship Genius 2011” exhibition.
“This year, I had the privilege of holding my first solo exhibition, hosted by Galerie Sogan & Art, featuring a new body of artwork titled “The Absence of Flesh” (featured). This April, I will be holding my second solo exhibition, showcasing a new series of photographs titled “A Metaphorical Study: Flesh” at The Cell in Glasgow.”
Sebastian Mary is based in Glasgow where he is furthering his education at The Glasgow School of Art.