About Me

Since 2009

PIGOLOGIST aka 吴常瑀 Goh Chang Yu, is a Singapore born Chinese  (Artist / Illustrator), raised by aliens, and growing up with people of all colours. Her artworks are often driven by characters and linger a nostalgic aesthetic that pays homage to old cartoons. She hopes to provoke emotions through her works. Before starting her own studio, she has worked as a senior production designer, conceptual artist and merchandise designer for animation studios and part time teaching conceptual art for 6 years. She’s independent from concept development to print and installation. A responsible player who’s able to work well in a collaboration too. Currently based in Singapore and working for clients in Singapore and abroad.

 

Featured in Graphic books:
“Brands With Characters” by Basheer
“Vectorism” by Gingko Press
“3×3 Illustration Professional Show Annual 8 (recognized for 2 merits)” by one of the top three shows for international illustration.

 

Services:
Illustration | Art direction | Mascot design | Paper toy design | Children’s book | Comic Strips | Painting | Brand identity | Mural painting | Graphic Design | Merchandise Design | Corporate Gifts | Animation

 

Tools: Photoshop / Illustrator / Acrylic / Cheap brushes / Brains

 

Clients & Collab (selected): Nickelodeon | Herman Miller | Ogilvy & Mather | Black Design |  Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall | Brother Pte Ltd | PUB (Singapore’s National Water Agency) | Noise Singapore | National Arts Council | MOE (Ministry of Education) | Dreambox | Philips | Disney | TMRRW | IPOS (Intellectual Property Office of Singapore) | Nee Soon Town Council | HDB | Anlene

 

Exhibitions (Group Shows):
– Designed a Gromit sculpture for GROMIT UNLEASHED HK, “The Greatest Dog Show on Earth in Asia” at ELEMENTS (2014)
– The Musical Illusion (a gigantic illustrated hopscotch commissioned by The LavaProject, National Arts Council) at East Coast Park (2013)
– Paper Plane (a gigantic illustrated hopscotch commissioned by The LavaProject, National Arts Council) at East Coast Park (2013)
– Doedemee, 100 book covers to fight illiteracy (2013) at Schwaebisch Hall, Germany.
– Expressions (2012) at Dahlia Gallery
– 100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Dreams (2012)
– The ‘+’ Project, Philips Singapore (2012)
– Doedemee, 100 book covers to fight illiteracy (2012) at Expo Antwerp, Belgium.
– Our 8ighties 我们的80年代 at Happy Willow, curated by 3 On Tree
– Namesake (2012), at Dahlia Gallery
– The Art of Rebellion (2012), curated by studioKALEIDO
– Chasing Dreams, The Remaking of Tiong Bahru (2012), curated by FLABSLAB, organized by The White Canvas & Orange Thimble
– 100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Inspirations (2011), curated by Phunk Studio
– Noise Singapore Festivals (2010-2012)
– Noise Singapore in conjunction with YOG (Youth Olympic Games 2010)

 

For local/overseas collaborations and commissioned works,
U can reach me at
iam@pigologist.com

Part 2: Paper Plane (a gigantic illustrated hopscotch commissioned by The LavaProject, National Arts Council) at East Coast Park

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Part 1: The Musical Illusion (a gigantic illustrated hopscotch commissioned by The LavaProject, National Arts Council) at East Coast Park

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My Gromit sculpture for GROMIT UNLEASHED HK, “The Greatest Dog Show on Earth in Asia”

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Online Shop

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SG50 – Vanda Miss Joaqium – orchid national flower of Singapore

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Herman Miller REACH 2013

Disney illustration project (TMRRW x Pigologist)

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall (Black Design x Pigologist)

飞行者 HapPig Flight / The HapPig Voyagers

Pop Up Noise @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic

乐 Music v.2

Pigologist’s remake poster for Tom Jones by Henry Fielding for Doedemee – exhibitions at Expo Antwerp, Belgium and Schwaebisch Hall, Germany

To be Real – 100 Friends, 100 Artists, 100 Dreams Exhibition and Namesake Exhibition

Pigologist doodles on La Sardina camera for Lomography Gallery Store Singapore

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造反有理 The Art of Rebellion (group show) – 插翅难飞

Pigologist in 3×3 Illustration Proshow Annual 8

Limited Edition Doll, Elfie the elephant (SOLD OUT)

Chasing Dreams: The Remaking of Tiong Bahru (group exhibition)

Portrait of Hiroshi Fujimoto – 100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Inspirations (group exhibition) Curated by Phunk Studio

Herman Miller Reach 2011 Illustrations by Black Design x Pigologist

From junk to toy: sausage doggy 辣长狗.玩具

Snow White 白雪公主

Dreambox

乐 The Music Connection/ Music Connects People

Crowd (Artprints/Merchandise available)

The Orphan Doll 泥娃娃 (Artprints / Merchandise available)

Two Little Tigers 两只老虎

The Clown 小丑 , (The Facade)(Artprints / Merchandise Available)

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Mona Pig

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《 动物の物语 Animal’s Tales 》exhibition

MOE (ELIS) cartoon comics illustrations

IPOS activity booklet cartoon comics (AuxMedia x Pigologist)

The Asian Chicken Rice Bowl

Glass mural illustration for Nanacurry Singapore

Infographics for OCBC Bank (Black Design x Pigologist)

Pig Puppet / Pignocchio

The ‘+’ Project, Philips Singapore

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