BUDI ASIH

b. 1983 Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Born in Yogyakarta, Budi Asih is a naïve artist who specializes in ballpoint pen and coloured pencils on paper. She grew up in Sidikan, a small culturally rich village in Yogyakarta. Asih attended the Visual Art Faculty at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta, majoring in Painting from 2002, and completed her studies in 2009. According to her, Yogyakarta is a city that gives meaning to her life.

Art education has became an integral part of Asih’s life journey after college. The tough economic condition has enabled her to be more resourceful in seeking various possibilities and strategies to continue working as an artist. She would often blend a variety of mediums such as acrylic, pen, chinese ink and coloured pencils in her works. Drawing inspiration from her daily life, Asih portrays her imagination through a plethora of colours with intricate depictions, luring viewers into her labyrinthine journey. She believes that behind each of her life events unfolding, they must be part of something bigger planned by God almighty. This is what she feels that is giving boost and spirit in her life, especially in the Arts.

Asih hopes to elaborate her experiences on the perception of reality (Goodness, Badness, Sadness and Happiness) as a fact that they do “exist”. Through her works, she seeks to tell engaging stories that could be enjoyed in each and every detail. Over the years, Asih has garnered herself several awards, including her most recent achievement, a Silver Award in the UOB Indonesia Painting of the Year 2014 competition.

 

AWARDS

2014
UOB Painting of the Year 2014 – Silver Award

2012
Jakarta Art Award 2012 International Painting Competition – Finalist
2nd UOB Painting of the Year 2012 – Finalist

2010
Bazaar Art Award, by Vanessa Art Link – Top 20 Nominee

2008
Nominee of Academy Art Award #2 at Indonesia Institute of Fine Art, Yogyakarta

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2009
“Kehidupan Manusia Dan Lingkungan” Exhibition, Indonesia Fine Art Institute, Yogyakarta
“Apa Kabar??” Exhibition, Tembi Gallery, Jakarta

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Art Expo Malaysia, Art Xchange Gallery, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Art Jakarta, Art Xchange Gallery, JCC Senayan, Jakarta
Art Busan, Art Xchange Gallery, BEXCO Exhibition Center, Korea
“Fish Out of Water” Exhibition, Art Xchange Gallery, Jakarta

2018
Art Jakarta, Art Xchange Gallery, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta
Art Busan, Art Xchange Gallery, BEXCO Exhibition Center, Korea

2017
Art Expo Malaysia Plus, Art Xchange Gallery, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Art Jakarta, Art Xchange Gallery, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta
Art Busan, Art Xchange Gallery, BEXCO Exhibition Center, Korea

2016
Art Expo Malaysia Plus with Art Xchange Gallery, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
“WhArt Now?” Traveling Exhibitions with Art Xchange Gallery, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta; Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur; Art Xchange Gallery, Singapore
Bazaar Art Jakarta with Art Xchange Gallery, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta

2015
Ferrari Building Opening Exhibition with Edwin Gallery, Jakarta

2014
UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition 2014

2012
Jakarta Art Award 2012 International Painting Competition
2nd UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition

2011
Women Group Exhibition Mahardika, UGM, Yogyakarta
Journey’s Track Record Group Exhibition, Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta

2010
Bazaar Art Award with Vanessa Art Link, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Jakarta

2009
Golden Box 3 Fine Art Exhibition, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Indonesia – Swiss Collaboration, Fine Art Exhibition, Jogja National Museum

2008
“Dedication to the Future” Academy Art Award #2, Museum Neka, Bali
Golden Box 2 Fine Art Exhibition, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta

2006
“Art for Yogya” Fine Art Exhibition, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

2006
“Backpacker” Fine Art Exhibition, Gallery 9, Ubud Bali

2003
Sketch Exhibition, Visual Art Faculty, Indonesia Fine Art Institute, Yogyakarta