about

Faizal Yunus (b.1989, Malaysia) is a Malaysian based artist who works mainly in printmaking, painting and installation. He graduated in Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mara University of Technology (UiTM) in 2012 with a major in printmaking. Faizal has been drawn towards nature as he grew up in such a surrounding that has helped him nurture a unique imagination and interpretation of the greenery around him. Autonomy has driven him to believe that the egalitarian society is a vital key to which he adapts the banal practices of everyday life into his art-making-process.

For his first solo exhibition Matrix (2016), he began looking at his daily life for inspiration as he sought to break free from the limitations of the common art materials. Vortex (2018), revolved around his journey to find different perspectives on causes that pushed him to his decision making, it serves as his poetic statement on the current state of pollution that surrounds us and the human role of undoing the beauty within our landscape.

His awards include MEAA 2019 (Malaysian Emerging Artists Award), organized by HOM & Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur. He also completed the Southeast Asian Artist Residency Program at Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia in 2018. Selected exhibitions include Malaysian Art, A New Perspective, (2017), Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and S.E.A. FOCUS, (2020) Gillman Barracks, Singapore.

Education
2012
B.A (Hons) in Fine Art (Printmaking) University Technology Mara, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
2010
Diploma in Fine Art, University Technology Mara, Machang, Kelantan, Malaysia

Solo Exhibitions
2018
Vortex, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2016
Matrix, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Selected Exhibitions

2020
RKFA SG 10th Anniversary Show, Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Cantum Combine, Online Show, Richard Koh Fine Art & ContemporaryIdentities International Online Art Magazine.Curated by Elham Shafaei
Locating Malaysian Contemporary Art: The Echo Boomers, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
S.E.A. FOCUS, Gillman Barracks, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore

2019
Art Expo Malaysia, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Transit 2 x 2, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MEAA 2019 (Malaysian Emerging Artists Award),Whitebox & Blackbox MAP, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2017
Malaysian Art, A New Perspective, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Art Stage Singapore 2017, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
2016
Malaysian Art, A New Perpective, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Art for Charity Exhibition, Eyes Art Gallery, Alam Impian, Shah Alam, Malaysia
2015
French Malaysian Young Artist Award, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2014
Islamic Art Exhibition, MAA Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2013
Start Carnival Art Exhibition, Menara Mara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Degree Showcase, University Technology Mara, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
2012
Urban Art, Pelita Hati Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rubanization Art Show, Galeri Seni Tuanku Nur Zahirah University Technology Mara, Malaysia
2011
Open Show, Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
2010
Diploma Showcase, University Technology Mara, Machang, Kelantan, Malaysia
Pantera Muda Printmaking Show, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Pulau Pinang

Awards & Residencies
2019
Winner, MEAA 2019 (Malaysian Emerging Artists Award), HOM & Galeri Chandan, Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia
2018
Southeast Asian Artist Residency, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia.