AROUSE by Utin Rini & Chong Ai Lei


Chong Ai Lei (B.1985)

Chong Ai Lei hails from Johor, Malaysia and she gained her Diploma in Fine Art from Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur in 2005. She has been painting the female form since the start of her career and the artist’s works display great balance between concept and form. Chong has been participating actively in local group exhibitions since the completion of her formal art education, and in 2010 and 2011, she received Honourable Mentions from the Freeman Foundation Asian Artists Program, Vermont Studio Centre, USA.

Utin Rini Anggraini (B.1976)

Utin Rini Anggraini was born in Pontianak, Indonesia and she studied graphic design at FSR ISI Yogyakarta in the late nineties. Her background in graphic design and interest in printmaking has formed a strong impression on her painting style and the artist is known for her bright, sensuous explorations of the female subject. In 2001, the artist won the best printmaking artist award at the Indonesian Arts Institute in Yogyakarta, and the following year, she was one of a few selected artists for the Phillip Morris Indonesian Art Awards.