Yam Chew Oh studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, has two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geography, Southeast Asian Studies and Chinese Studies from Singapore, and speaks seven languages. He has lived across three continents and spent 18 years in international communications / public relations, most recently with Shell International in London, UK.
Yam Chew's works have been featured in Baltimore shows including Faithfully Yours (Feb 20–Mar 10, 2016, Rosenberg Gallery), Corvus - film, music & visual arts showcase (May 7, 2016 Graffiti Warehouse), and the National Arts Program at Johns Hopkins Medicine (Apr 5–Jun 5, 2016).
Yam Chew is currently a Writing Tutor at MICA’s Writing Studio & Learning Resource Center and additionally sits on the Board of Directors, MICA Alumni Council. He also works regularly with Make Studio, a Baltimore non-profit that provides multi-modal arts programming to individuals with disabilities.
Prior to MICA, Yam Chew's involvement in the arts included: managing international media relations for Singapore’s first biennale in 2006, a photography exhibition at the Singapore National Library, entitled, “Nectarpool: Love & Longing in Amritsar”; and the “Art of Healing” initiative at Singapore’s oldest public hospital, where he project-managed the commission of a multi-story high glass art installation.