Shao Qi Tan (b. 2000, Singapore) is an artist and ceramic designer based in London and Singapore. She graduated from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Arts: Ceramic Design.
Tan's studio practice is a material-driven investigation of the fragile yet enduring nature of porcelain. The whiteness, luminosity and translucency of the material reflect notions of fragility and impermanence in the ever-changing landscape. To make visible the unseen changes of local flora in urban environments, she employs new materials and techniques to emulate naturally occurring processes that are often immaterial and overlooked. The design collection is a series of sculptural porcelain installations: wall, floor and hanging, highlighting the quiet and fleeting hybridity of light and nature.
Her work has been exhibited in Singapore, London, New York, Greece, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan. She has worked on projects with Kohler Co., Overseas Singaporean Unit MCCY, and most recently designed an installation in Singapore Changi Airport commissioned by Louis Vuitton.
She is the recipient of the David Marshall Scholarship for Young Artist, the William Atkinson Scholarship, the FRANZ International Porcelain Design Scholarship and the MullenLowe NOVA Award. In 2021, she was listed in FEMALE Magazine’s 10 Emerging Talents Bringing A Fresh Perspective To SG’s Creative Scene.