Shooshie Sulaiman

Shooshie Sulaiman

Shooshie Sulaiman is an artist. In her paintings, drawings, books, and collages, Sulaiman infuses the social and artistic histories of Malaysia with her own responses and experiences.

Often drawing on her experience, emotions and memories, Shooshie Sulaiman makes works and situations that create highly nuanced and personal interactions with their subjects and audiences. After receiving her BA in Fine Art from the MARA University of Technology (UiTM), Malaysia, in 1996, she received the National Art Gallery of Malaysia‚ prestigious Young Contemporaries Award, and has participated in numerous exhibitions and residencies in Malaysia and internationally.

In her paintings, drawings, books, and collages, Sulaiman infuses the social and artistic histories of Malaysia with her own responses and experiences. Between June and August 2015, she was Artist-in-Residence at NTU CCA Singapore. Her research on rubber plantation histories between Singapore and Malaya took the shape of a series of portraits executed within and outside her studio, making use of organic material such as soil and wood.