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Fuziah Ismail

From a mundane bank job to full-time artist. Fuziah, on
lunch breaks used to frequent a nearby gallery. One day,
she saw a watercolour painting of a pigeon which moved
her so much, she aspired to be an artist from that day on.
But first, she was wife & mother to four children. Then,
turned full-time artist in 2000 with encouragement from her
husband, Haris Ribut.  Though she had his support, he
never interfered with her artistic work. This self-taught artist
persevered to find her own style which is greatly influenced
by dance, culture and tradition. “Kena rajin” (have to work hard),
she says, is the only way to perfect one's technique, one's skill. 
Being artistic & inspired is just the catalyst.
Her oil on canvas paintings feature multiple women in motion,
depicting the strength of women unified by common goals,
goal of motherhood, of sisterhood. Their movement in dance
shows a connection to tradition & established norms of society. 
In 2003, Fuziah & her husband were invited to hold a joint exhibition
at Elle Six Art Gallery to celebrated their 20th  Wedding Anniversary. 
Fuziah's '”Music of Peace” painting was also chosen for a Peace
Poster by Amal Institute in Sudan in 2003.

International Women Day – City Art Gallery
Sentuhan – MATIC Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

The Sangkot Galleria
Perlancaran MCAT – KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Habitat Seni – Solaris, Kuala Lumpur
Kurnia Cipta – Galeri Seni Johor
Muzium Seni, Kuantan, Pahang

Tampan nya Budi – National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

International Art Exhibition – The Daiichi Modern Art Gallery

I Think, I Sketch – Elle Six Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
The First and Only One – Calanthe Art Café, Melaka
Cempaka Gallery

Women in Art – Grand Blue Wave Hotel, Shah Alam, Selangor

Perempuan – Elle Six Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Starhill, JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur
Art with Heart – Galeri Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Imagan dan Suara Kemerdekaan – Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur

Self-Portrait – National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Pameran Sarong Mempersona – Kraftangan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Starhill, JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur
Balik Kampung – Elle Six Gallery

Art Bazaar – Conlay, Kuala Lumpur
World Fruit Festival – Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu