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Faris Ridzwan


born in Kedah, Malaysia

Faris, is a prolific artist who resides in the southern state of Malaysia, Johor. He pursued his studies and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from UiTM. Imagining himself like a sponge, Faris draws inspiration from lived experiences and introspections. His works are embodiment of his collective experiences and how he makes sense of beauty, transformation, and enlightenment inspired by diagrammatic elements and unconscious patterns. Faris has been honored with numerous prestigious awards, including the UOB’s Painting of the Year 2022 (Gold Award) for Emerging Artist Category, which recognizes his exceptional talent and contribution to the art scene. With his works exhibited in galleries and private collections, Faris continues to leave an indelible mark on the art world.


Bachelor Degree in Fine Art
UiTM Seri Iskandar, Perak
2013 – 2016

Diploma in Fine Art
UiTM Machang, Kelantan
2011 – 2013


Gold Award Winner, UOB Painting of The Year 2022
(Emerging Artist Category)
Grand Prize Winner, KAREX Art Against AIDS 2022
Top/Best 13 Selected Artists, MEA Awards by CIMB Foundation

Solo Exhibitions


YOLO: Flowing Forward, G13 Project Room, G13 Gallery, Malaysia

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • G13@13, G13 Gallery
  • Mixed Hang 2023, G13 Gallery
  • Fragments of Becoming (Discover then Psyche through Abstractionism), G13 Gallery


  • Karex Art Against AIDS 2022 Winner Showcase, Segaris Art Center
  • UOB POY 2022 Winner Showcase, UOB Bangsar
  • MEA Award 2022 by CIMB Foundation, GLO Damansara
  • Turun Tanah Part 1, Galeri Puteh, KL Eco City Mall
  • Turun Tanah Part 2, Galeri Puteh, KL Eco City Mall
  • CIMB ARTOBER, Hotel Art Fair, Element Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
  • Karex Art Against AIDS 2022 Winner Showcase, Segaris Art Center

2016 – 2021

  • Karex Art Against AIDS 2022 Winner Showcase, Segaris Art Center
  • Artaidartist – Phase 1, Chetak 12
  • Segaris 10, Segaris Art Center White Box Publika
  • Sebilik, Segaris Art Centre, CIMB Artober Hotel Art Fair, Element Kuala Lumpur
  • SENSATION: Group Show Art Exhibition, Segaris Art Centre, White Box Publika
  • Degree Show, ORBIT, Galeri Al-Biruni, UiTM Seri Iskandar, Perak.
  • OBSCURA: New Art New Light, Art Exhibition, KapalLorek Art Space

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