"Mangu Putra’s works arise from intense contact with the world as a conscious expression of his main creative orientation. Representations of natural phenomena, along with the inner pulse of life, fo"


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He finished his education in Visual Communication Design in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta) in 1990. His first exhibition was in 1987 at Denpasar. Being A designer did not satisfy him as an artist. Then He decided to engage in full time painting in 1998. Since his first solo exhibition in Ubud ( 1990 ), his name was considered as valuable painter in Indonesia. He received awards for best work in visual communication design in 1988 and 1990 at ISI Jogjakarta, and was one of the top ten prize winner of the Philip Morris awards in 1994. He worked as a graphic designer from 1990 / 1998. He has had solo and group exhibitions in Bali, Jakarta, and Singapore. His creativity has been documented in the book Mangu Putra: Nature, Culture, Tension (2000). He currently lives and works in Denpasar. Solo Exhibition 2008 “Silent Words”, Gajah Gallery, Singapore 2006 “Belief”, Rupa Gallery, Indonesia 2005 “Spiritual Landscape”, Gajah Gallery, Singapore 2003 “Di Tepi Cahaya Bali”, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia 2002 “Gerutu Tanah, Air dan Batu”, Gallery Santi, Jakarta, Indonesia 2000 “Nature, Culture, Tesion”, Jezz Gallery, Denpasar - Bali, Indonesia 1999 Gallery Chedi, Ubud - Bali, Indonesia Group Exhibition 2006 “Angkor - The Djin Within”, Gajah Gallery, Singapore The 7th Nude Crouquis Exhibition, Seoul, Korea 2005 Bali - Jeju, Jejudo Art Hall, Jeju, Korea “Milestone”, Vanessa Art House, Indonesia “Erotica”, Tonyraka Art Gallery, Mas - Bali, Indonesia 2004 “Reading Multi Culture”, Haus der Weltkulturen, Berlin, Germany “Milestone”, Vanessa Art House, Jakarta, Indonesia “Still Life”, Tonyraka Art Gallery, Mas - Bali, Indonesia “The Big Picture”, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 2003 Grand Opening Exhibition, Gallery Tama, Ubud - Bali, Indonesia “Penjelajahan Diri 18 Pelukis”, Gallery Raka, Mas - Bali, Indonesia 2002 Ilustrasi Cerpen Kompas 2002, at several cities in Indonesia “Membaca Raden Saleh”, Gallery Semarang, Semarang - Java, Indonesia 2001 “Selamatkan Laut Kita”, National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia 2000 “Aspects of Mountain”, Museum Sidik Jari, Denpasar - Bali, Indonesia 1999 Sanggar Dewata Indoonesia (SDI), Art Center, Denpasar - Bali, Indonesia Gallery Ganesha, Jimbaran - Bali, Indonesia ASEA Building, Jakarta, Indonesia 1998 Group Exhibition, Art Center, Denpasar - Bali, Indonesia 1997 Arts Festival, Art Center, Denpasar - Bali, Indonesia 1996 Group Exhibition, Bali Cliff Hotel, Bali, Indonesia 1995 Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (SDI), Art Center, Denpasar - Bali, Indonesia 1994 Arts for AIDS, Gallery Rudana, Ubud - Bali, Indonesia ASEAN Art, Singapore Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (SDI), Museum Gunarsa, Klungkung - Bali, Indonesia Achievement 2002 Indofood Art Awards 2002, Second Place, Jakarta 1994 Philip Morris Award for a painting titled “Imagination Under The Sea” 1990 Best of Work Visual Communication Design, 6th Anniversary of Indonesia Institute of The Arts Yogyakarta 1988 Best of Work Visual Communication Design, 4th Anniversary of Indonesia Institute of The Arts Yogyakarta


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