Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries

Visual Arts

Cindy Ng

Ng Sio Ieng(Cindy) was born in Macao in 1966. She studied etching for a few years around 1990, as a student of Bartolomeu dos Santos, who was the Head of Department of Etching in the Slade School of Fine Arts of London University; and Mr James Wong was her mentor. A brief stay in London from 1993 to 1994 became a turning point in her life as an artist.

She was advised by Mr Bartolomeu dos Santos to visit the Research Office of the Gallery of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting at the British Museum, where she studied a rich collection of calligraphy and paintings, interpreting the moods of the works of scholar-painters, and learning about the influence of Taoism on Chinese aesthetics. This experience greatly enriched her later works.