Visual Artist 


PO BOX 1109
Windsor VIC 3181

Illustration website  Melbartdiary

Nani Puspasari is an Indonesian visual artist and designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work explores the realitionship between identity, memories and fleeting experiences of a place. She builds the narrative of her stories by gathering memories, images or objects from the space around her, and mixing them with her personal perspective. Every working process is an opportunity to experiment, challenging her to think broader across various media, without being limited to a single style.

Visual Artist & Designer
B. 1986, Indonesia
lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

2010   Master of Fine Art, RMIT, Melbourne
2008   Master of Design (Comm), Swinburne, Melbourne
2003   Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, UKPetra, Indonesia

Residencies + Workshop
2020   15th Arts Festival, Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok
2019   Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale, South Korea
2019   RMUTI International Art Workshop and Exhibition 2019, Korat, Thailand
2019   14th Arts Festival, Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok
2015   Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali

Selected Awards
2019   3x3 International Illustration Award No.16 - Merit
2018   Japan Illustration Award - Fine Art Prize
2018   3x3 International Illustration Award No.15 - Merit
2017   Hiii Illustration Award - Best of Best
2016   Creative Quarterly 46 (Illustration) - Runners up
2015   Premio Combat Prize (Graphic Arts) - Shortlisted
2013   Illustrator Australia Award - Silver
2013   Letbridge Art Award (Painting) - Finalist
2008   Bank of Queensland Encouragement Award (Painting) - Winner

Solo Exhibition
2019   Somewhere Between, Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne
2017   Garden & Soul, Off the Kerb Gallery, Melbourne
2011   Girl & Animal, First Site Gallery, Melbourne
2007   Art & All, The House of Rotten Apple, Surabaya, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibition
2019   Gong-jae & The Artists’ Self Portrait, Haengchon Art Museum, Haenam, South Korea
2019   International Sumuk Exhibition, Haenam Culture & Arts Centre, Haenam, South Korea
2019   Square - Circle, Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne
2019   Femina Extravaganza, Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne
2018   Soft Toy City, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne
2018   Sphere, Off the Kerb, Melbourne
2017   Illustrating Life III, Beijing
2016   Letterman, Magic Jonston, Melbourne
2016   Art for Changes, YGAP, Melbourne
2016   Shark Week, Enough Space, Melbourne
2015   Premio Combat, Museo Civino Giovanni Fattori, Liverno, Italy
2015   TDKThumbsup, All Press Gallery, Auckland
2013   The Scribble Sketch Diary, City Library, Melbourne
2013   4th Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Melbourne
2012   Carnivale, Space 39, Melbourne
2012   Dino Wars, Jurassic Lounge, Australia Museum, Sydney
2011   Folk Art, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, BSGallery, Melbourne
2011   Nursery Rhymes, Urba Cow Studio Gallery, Adelaide
2010   The Space that Measures Distance, Chinese Museum, Melbourne
2010   The Lazy Dog Jumps Over TQBF, Smarta Gallery, Jakarta
2010   Drawgasmic, Mad Art Gallery, Saint Louis, USA
2009   4inch, Babahogs, London, UK
2009   Small Works, BSGallery, Melbourne
2008   A Walk of Art, The Queen Vic Women’s Centre, Melbourne
2008   Fifth Snap to Grid, APWArts Gallery, Los Angeles
2008   BRAngerous Women Art, CCCL, Surabaya
2007   Fine Art East Java, Culture Park, Surabaya
2007   07 Joint, Busan, South Korea
2007   Fine Art: Wanita(h), Gallery Surabaya, Surabaya
2007   Graphic Art Modern, Culture Park, Surabaya

Selected Publications + Catalogues
2019   14th International Arts Festival & Workshop, Poh Chang Academy of Art
2018   ‘The artist creates fantasies challenge women’s reality’ Vice ID
2018   ‘Melbourne Art’ Uppercase 36, magazine
2018   Episode 02 Spektrum Podcast, Melbourne
2018   Catalogue Japan Illustrators' Association Annual
2017   ‘All Round Creative Cheerleader’ interview by ColourBox
2017   Home living, featured on The Herald Sun p.24-25, 30
2016   ‘An Obsession to Create’ interview, Tempo, March page 14-20
2016   Hotlist, featured on The Age newspaper ed.dec
2016   ‘Unframed Artist Speak’ interview by Nutcase
2016   ‘Young and Dangerous’ interview by Folksy p.28
2015   17,000 Islands of Imagination, UWRF catalogue
2015   Book: Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh, Hardie Grant Publisher
2015   ‘An Artist called Nani’ interview by Helen Brown
2015   Book: The Sketchbook Project World Tour by Steven Peterman
2014   Interview by Joy mag ed.Aug p.41
2012   Book: Arbeitende Orte (German Edition)
2011   ‘Culture’ interview by Nylon mag ed.Dec p.64
2011   Book: Great Big Book by Martin Dawber p.106, 143, 189, 214
2011   Interview by Innovated mag May-June p.17-21
2011   ‘Slowly She Sank to the bottom of her Imaginary World’ interview by LOTF
2010   ‘Artistic Artist’ interview, COSMOgirl mag ed.Oct page 85
2010   Book: Semi Permanent 2nd
2010   Novemberan, exhibition catalogue
2010   Weeked Plan B, ELLEGirl Korea mag ed.Nov
2007   Gelar Akbar Seni Rupa Jawa Timur, exhibition catalogue

Guest Lecture
2015   Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Sooyun Art Space, Haenam, South Korea
Poh Chang Academy of Art, Bangkok, Thailand
Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi  (RMUTT), Thailand
Private Collections: USA, Australia, Japan, Indonesia