Hazel Lim (b. 1975) 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 and has taken part in exhibitions showcased in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Ireland, Germany, Austria and US. Hazel was an Associate Artist with Substation, Singapore from 2004-2012 and is one of the artists commissioned for Singapore Biennale 2013/2014 and showed her work entitled A Botanical and Wildlife Survey at the Singapore Peranakan Museum. She recently 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 and the Kinderbiënnale 2021/2022 at Groninger Museum, Netherlands and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany.