Prabhakara Jimmy Quek, born 20 November 1955 in Singapore, is a professional artist. He started learning art since 1971. He has been practicing art full time since 1986. Jimmy held his first one-man art exhibition in 1987 and since then he had held 11 one-man art exhibitions. He has exhibited his works in more than 80 group exhibitions in Yokohama, Kobe, Sapporo, Rotterdam, New York, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Beijing Quanzhou, Shanghai, korea, Fukuoka, Osaka,Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Jimmy’s paintings adorn major areas of corporations, institutions, ministries, convention centres, airline lounges, banks, hospitals, offices and homes of art lovers and art collectors worldwide. His works are in the permanent collection of Singapore Art Museum.
Jimmy was winner of First Prize in IBM Art Award in 1988. He was member of the Judging Panel for Della Butcher Award for Excellence in the Art 1994 and Member of of the Judging Panel for Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards in 1995. When Jimmy was a student in 1974 he was awarded Third Prize in National Art Competition for Open Section Western Painting.
Jimmy was invited as External Assessor for Diploma in Visual Arts Assessments for 2-D Studies in the School of Fine Art, Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in 1999 and Member of the Department of 2D and 3D Studies Course Accreditation Committee, Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore in 1999/2000.
Before Jimmy became full time artist, he taught Art at Siglap Community Centre and Mountbatten Community Centre in the 80’s. After practicing art full time, he was requested to conduct Sketching / Drawings (Elementary/ Intermediate/ Advanced levels) and Acrylic Paintings at Federation of Art Societies, Singapore when it was located at Church Street in early 90’s. He conducted Painting Workshops for teachers at Metta School in 2003.
Jimmy and his art are featured in many important art books and publication. His art activities and achievements are reported in the news.
Jimmy agreed to make himself available for those who require artistic assistance in their artistic journey. He shares his artistic skills and visual experiences with those who wish to learn painting or basic sketching/drawing from him at his studio at Tampines in Singapore.