Big Pond

Sumi Aris Aziz

Sumi was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, the second
eldest in a family of nine children. After high school, she
worked in a variety of industries (both public and private)
including Journalism, Company Administration, Catering
and Public Service. In 2007, she made a life-changing
decision and resigned from Public Service to take up a
career in Visual Art

In hindsight, the career change was invitable as she is
the daughter of the respected and talented artist, Aris Aziz's
and one of seven siblings to have ventured into the Art world.
Undoubtedly, Aris has been a major influence in her
development as an artist

Then in 2009, she benefitted from firsthand advice and
instruction from her father. It was this time that she learnt
the craft of 'live potrait' artist, working in the late evening on
the streets of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur