Erwin Lian is an artist living and working in Singapore. He was born in 1979 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Time-Based Media Studies from the Columbus College of Art, Ohio. There, he was placed on a 4 years program in which he honed intensively his artistic skills in traditional & digital mediums. Subsequent to his bachelors, he was awarded a graduate associateship for his Master of Arts in Design Development from The Ohio State University.
A recipient of the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation scholarship, Cherngzhi is currently a part time lecturer at the Film Media Studies department in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.
Erwin thinks of his artworks as a study of humanity and uses it as a tool to comprehend the human condition. He travels extensively with his sketchbooks; recording the visages of the people he met, places he had been to and cultures that he had personally experienced. Through the offerings of his crafted creations, he hopes to inspire and share with his audiences the peace and joy he felt whenever he creates and paints.