Erica Hestu Wahyuni

Indonesia /

Yogyakarta

Erica Hestu Wahyuni

Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971. Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing club (Sanggar Katamsi), which was taught by Suharto PR and Herry Wibowo – both established painters. Erica is hailed as one of the most promising artists from Indonesia. She studied painting at the prestigious Indonesian Fine Art Institute in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Surikov Institute of Art, Russia.

Erica’s paintings are usually unpretentious expressions of herself and they reflect her experiences and interests. Her art may be childlike, but they are certainly not simplistic. Each work contains interesting narrative qualities, which reveal the worldview of the artist. Erica’s naive, playful renditions have ascertained her reputation as one of the most sought-after contemporary artists in South East Asia.

Selected Exhibitions

1990
Exhibition of sketches at the Taman Budaya (Cultural Park), Yogyakarta

1991
Group Exhibition on the 32nd Year of the Sanggar Bambu at Widya Manggala, Yogyakarta
Painting Exhibition of the ISI’s Eighth Dies Natalis, Yogyakarta
Painting Exhibition of the Cultural Festival of Yogyakarta ( FKY ) at the Vredeburg Fort, Yogyakarta

1992
Group Exhibition on the Sanggar Bambu at Taman Budaya Solo, Indonesia

1993
Painting Exhibition of the ISI’s Ninth Dies Natalis, Yogyakarta
Exhibition of PEKSIMINAS ( The Week Of Arts of National Students), Bali
International Triennale Competition of Painting, Osaka 1993, Japan
Exhibition of the Four (BEREMPAT) at Baleanda Gallery, Yogyakarta

1994
Exhibition of Indonesia Woman Painters, Taman Mini

Jakarta Exhibition of “LINGKAR’89” at Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
Exhibition of “27 Painters of Ujung Gunung “, Shini Art Gallery, Bali

1995
Exhibition of “Sixth Dimension”, Arts Building, Jakarta
Group Exhibition at the Sultan Palace, Yogyakarta

1996
Group Exhibition, Lorin & Kristy Fine Art Gallery and Santi Gallery
At TRESORS, The International Fine Arts Fair, Singapore
1997
Group Exhibition, Lorin & Kristy Fine Art Gallery and Santi Gallery
At TRESORS, The International Fine Arts Fair, Singapore

1998
Sisi Lain Orang Indonesia & Negerinya Group Exhibition, Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

1999
Women Imaging Women Group Exhibition, Cultural Centre, The University of the Philipines
Exhibition of Two (Berdua) with Made Surita, at the CHIJMES Building, Singapore

2000
Aliansi Jumalis Independent (AJI) Group Exhibition, Bentarta Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
To Russia with Art Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia Group Exhibition, Moscow
Group Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2001
Solo Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Jakarta
Solo Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Singapore

2002
Solo Exhibition at Linda Gallery, Singapore
Solo Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Jakarta

2005
Balinese Feast, Group Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Singapore
Celebration of South East Asian Paintings, Group Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Singapore
Contemporary Art, Group Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Jakarta
Global Entrepolis @ Singapore 2005, Opening Ceremony, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore

  • Prosperity Beijing Olympics Moment (2009)
  • Prosperity Disney (2009)
  • Prosperity Couple (2009)
  • Prosperity Wedding (2009)
  • Golden Garden (2008)
  • Untitled (2002)

Artist: Erica Hestu Wahyuni