Hazel Lim is a visual artist with a background in painting and employs text, crafting methods and drawings to articulate her interests in the production of narratives, notions of displacement, construction of histories and imaginary landscapes. Her research inquiries delve into aspects of painting and utilises text, paper folding and sometimes include participation with audiences. In her current research on the Aesthetics of Care and through her involvement in the Craft Council of Singapore, Hazel is employing crafting techniques such as needlework and paper craft to investigate the utility of diagrams, image making and colour theory, whilst at the same time, interrogating the relationship of craft to the domestic and feminine.
Hazel currently leads the BA(Hons) programme in the McNally School of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and has taken part extensively in exhibitions showcased regionally and internationally, . Hazel was an Associate Artist with Substation, Singapore from 2004-2012 and is one of the artists commissioned for Singapore Biennale 2013/2014 with the work entitled A Botanical and Wildlife Survey at the Singapore Peranakan Museum. She collaborated with her partner, Andreas Schlegel on a commissioned installation work, The Oort Cloud and the Blue Mountain for The Children Biennale 2019 in The National Gallery of Singapore, the Kinderbiënnale 2021/2022 at Groninger Museum, Netherlands and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany. More recently, Singapore Art Museum commissioned the Oort Cloud and the Blue Mountain for the new Tanjong Pagar Distripark where it will be installed till the end of 2024.
As the co-founder of the Critical Craft Collective together with artist Adeline Kueh, they have been involved in exhibition-making and curatorial work of craft-related projects such as the story of calico, Between the Covers of our Daydreams , n o o n (at play) - A Public Art Trust project at Punggol Waterway, and X O X at the Singapore Night Festival 2023.