Janel Ang

(b. 1994)

A graduate of both pioneering batches of Yale-NUS College and School of the Arts, Janel is an art therapist who set up her own mobile art therapy practice providing accessible services to those in need. She facilitates inclusive community programmes through the arts and her multimedia projects contain longitudinal reflections on caregiving, the acceptance of death and ways to live well through trauma.

Apart from local clientele such as National Museum of Singapore, Alexandra Hospital, aLife Singapore, ARTDIS Singapore, St Luke’s Hospital, schools and children homes, Janel frequents Rachel House (Indonesia), a paediatric palliative care organisation, to provide support for the nurses and staff; facilitated inclusive art programmes for children with added needs in Chiang Rai (Thailand), Meulaboh (Java), and Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Italy). By engaging people from all walks of life in open and candid expression through art, she aims to cultivate greater relational empathy and insight, while spurring action.

Her journey with mental health as a caregiver has taught her patience, humility, and authenticity. She hopes to cultivate gentle practice in life, art and relationships.

Write her at janelsunflakes@gmail.com, or by clicking here.