2016-2018   Royal College of Art, London

2013-2016   Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford



2019 Supper Club, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore.

2016   We will meet, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore.

2006  The hours, Jendela, Esplanade, Singapore.



2019 Summer group show, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London.

2019 Jealous Prize, Jealous East, London.

2019 Raw Forms, Coda Culture, Singapore.

2019 Deviations, 59 Hackney Road, London.

2018   BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London.

2018   All you can see, Rizzuto Gallery, Palermo.

2018   Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.

2018   HIX Award, Coutts Bank, Mayfair, London.

2017   Fiction of Precision, AGAS, Singapore.

2017   Bilateral Bonds, Taksu Gallery, Singapore.

2017   WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London.

2017   And then..., NN Contemporary, Northampton.

2016   Ruskin.show, Ruskin Degree show, Oxford.

2015   Passages, UOB Art Gallery, Singapore.

2015   Common Ground, Shophouse 5, Singapore.

2015   Great Peranakans, Peranakan Museum, Singapore.

2015   Fresh Takes, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore.

2013   Creation, SJI Art Alumni Show, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

2010   Altering Alvar Aalto, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore.

2007  AEP Biennial Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

2007  The Best of UOB: 1982-2007, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.



2019 Jealous Prize.

2018  Chadwell Award.

2017   Griffin Art Prize, Longlist.

2017   HIX Art Award, Finalist.

2017   Royal Drawing School residency, Dumfries House, Scotland.

2016   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

2016   Red Mansion Art Prize Shortlist.

2005  United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Award.



2018   Who are you my country (Cover artwork), ed. Kwek, Jesudason & Prasad, Landmark Books.

2017   Oxford Poetry (cover artwork), Winter 2016/17, XVI.III.

2016   Theophilus Kwek, Giving Ground (Cover design and illustrations), Ethos Books.

2015   A Splendid Kindred Soul, with Simon King, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

2013   The Portrait Speaks, with various portrait sitters, NUS Baba House, Singapore.



“年轻画家王亮杰视作画如烹饪”, 联合早报, 6 March, 2019.

Art Week 2019: Drama at its Finest”, The Business Times, 1 February 2019.

Floorr magazine interview, Floorr, 2 October 2018.

"Alvin Ong on designing covers using the language of collage", Ethos Books, 2 August 2018.

Youngspace artist interview, yngspc.com, 27 July 2018.

"This chimerical mode of working is what excites me...", ArtMaze Magazine interview, 23 June 2018.

"BP Portrait Award 2018 - review", in Timeout London, 13 June 2018.

"Unfinished & Abandoned Art - in Singaporean Artists' Studios", in The New York Times Style Magazine, 17 January 2018

"Alvin Ong: Youthful artist with an old soul", in A Baba Album (KAH, ed. E. Koh, 2017), Peter Wee, pp. 64-5, 280-5

"Walking the pilgrim's way", Cherwell, 30 January, 2017  

"Passages", exhibition catalogue, 19 August - 28 September, 2015

"前得奖者双人展年轻画家一展写实功力", 联合早报, 17 September, 2015

"Chan Hampe Galleries' Shophouse 5 in Geylang"Blouin Artinfo Southeast Asia, 26 August, 2015

"Art comes home"TimeOutSingapore, August 2015, p. 58-59

"A Young Painter's Promise"the Peranakan, Issue 01/15, p. 40-1

"The Straits Chinese and Civic Portraiture in Singapore", in Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives (ACM, 2015), Daphne Ang, p. 46

"Crisp Perspectives at Chan Hampe Galleries"SingArt, 23 March, 2015

"Fresh Takes"TimeOut Singapore, 9 March, 2015

"SG Inspiration: Alvin Ong"Stooffi, 22 February, 2015

"Check out past 10 winners of the UOB POY prize"ST Lifestyle, 21 November, 2014

"Reviving a Tradition"Portraits of the Straits, 16 January, 2014

"Ex-SJI Students Display Artworks at Museum"CatholicNews, 22 September, 2013, Vol 63, No. 18

"Presenting Portraiture Series | The Portrait Speaks"NUS Museum, 6 March, 2013

"Two Young Winners Choose Art for Life"The Sunday Times, 15 July, 2012

"Young artist paints for the greater glory of God"CatholicNews, 30 August, 2009

"Review: The 25th POY Competition"Artreview Boonscafe, 24 September, 2006

"The Artist's Window - Interview with Alvin Ong", exhibition catalogue

"50 Young People to Watch"The Straits Times, 1 October, 2005

"Unlikely Prodigy"Elite, August 2005, Issue 4

"16岁学生窗外的孤独世界"联合早报, 18 July, 2005

"Art in the Dark"Today, 18 July, 2005 

"Boy, Uninterrupted"The Straits Times, 18 July, 2005

"Teen is youngest winner of top art award"The Sunday Times, 17 July, 2005