Michelle JN Lim

Writer | Editor


Michelle JN Lim is a writer and editor based in Singapore. She is currently Editor & Producer at Plural Art Mag, a digital art magazine with a focus on Southeast Asian contemporary art and art events. Michelle has written for publications such as The Singapore Architect, Encounters, and Afterglobe. She has worked with clients such as National Arts Council, GuocoLand, and LASALLE College of the Arts on projects in which she provided copywriting, copyediting and consultancy services.

Michelle received her BFA (Studio Art) from New York University in 2013, and holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Education from Nanyang Technological University. In a previous life, Michelle was an educator with the Ministry of Education (Singapore), where she taught Art and Literature for six years. She has also been a practicing artist since 2013. For more information on her work as an artist, please click here:


No matter the topic or context, I always write with the objective of expressing my ideas in an accessible and engaging way. Here is a selection of works from my portfolio:

On design & architecture

As a contributing writer for The Singapore Architect from 2012 to 2014, I covered stories about art, design, and architecture in Singapore. Click on the images below to read my writings on design and architecture:

I am also a contributing writer for Creativ-Space, an editorial platform run by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council. The stories that I've covered for Creativ-Space are as follows:

Living in a Material World

Digitalising Your Business: Creating the Online Retail Experience

Something Old, Something New: The Changing Face of Craft and Innovation in the Furniture Industry

Between the Virtual and the Physical: The Online B2B Marketplace as an Alternative to Physical Furniture Fairs

A Voice of One's Own: Next Steps for the Singapore Brand to Shine in the Global Marketplace

To Embrace and Evolve: Speaking to Emily Sim, Director of Panelogue & Superstructure

Star Living: The Next Frontier

When Two Worlds Touch: Sumphat Gallery's Rush Gaspard Pleansuk and Philippe Moisan

For the Love of Craft: Speaking to ipse ipsa ipsum's Saurabh Mangla


As a freelance writer for Singapore-based publication TheHomeGround Asia, I cover stories about gender & sexuality and arts & culture.

Arts & Culture
Bye bye Bugis Street

on art

I am currently Editor at Plural Art Mag, where I cover stories about Southeast Asian art and art events. I've also contributed to publications such as The Singapore Architect. Please click on the following links to see examples of my work:

Exhibition Catalogue Essays
The Virality of Chance - Andy Yang at Art Forum Singapore with Usha Chandradas