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Alias Yusof

  About Alias Yusof 

“My main concern is to develop an interesting composition; a creative process involving intuition and thinking more than just following rules.”

Born in 1958 in Macang, Kelantan. He graduated from ITM in 1980 with BA in Fine Metal. Alias worked as a designer with Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation from 1980 to 1984. Attended MFA program at Cranbrook Academy of Art and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was awarded MFA in Metal smelting and minor in painting.

At present Alias is a Associate Professor in Fine Metal in the Faculty of Art and Design, UiTM Shah Alam. Alias has won several important awards including Wicitra Design Award (1982) and Diamond Today Award (1989, 1991).

Over the years, Alias Yussof has tried out countless compositions made up of juxtaposition of forms and colours to come to term with the rigour of modern painting. Trained as a designer in jewellery and metalwork, Alias’s passion for detail and refinement was channeled into the area of fine art with special interest in painting. The trainings he received from the School of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Mara (now known as Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)), Malaysia (1980), Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan (1985) and University of Michigan, USA (1986) have exposed Alias to the theory and practice of contemporary visual art locally and abroad.

Alias is highly talented and his seriousness in his works is a formidable combination of a remarkable artist. Alias paints in abstract style has successfully captures the subjective element of our human emotions in his paintings Alias has participated in many exhibitions locally and internationally His works in sculpture is also sought after by collectors.



   Solo Exhibitions

‘INSPIRING’, Pace Gallery, Malaysia

‘UPRISING’, Galeri Seni Tuanku Nur Zahirah UiTM, Malaysia

‘JUXTAPOSED’, Galeri Seni FSSR, Malaysia

   Selected Group Exhibitions

2013  Suarasa II - Segaris Art Center, Publika

2013  Art Exhibition @ Pakus Rakus, Quayside Hotel Malacca

2013  Art Exhibition - International Jazz Festival, DTC UM

2013  Sekaki @ segaris Art Center, Publika

2012  Metalmania, Segaris Art Center, Publika

2012  SC UiTM contemporary Art Show, Securities Commission

2012  Earth , Puncak Art Gallery

2012  Forms of the Doa ; an Al Aqsa Exhibition, pelitaHati KL

2011  Kalam, Puncak Art Gallery

‘ImageNATION ‘ 2 man show, PelitaHati KL

2009  Open Show, NAG

2009  Pameran Amal Palestin, NAG

2008  Open Show, GSA

2008  Malaysian Contemporary Art Exhibition, NAG Dhaka, Bangladesh

2007  Malaysia Poland Painting Exhibition, Galeri Seni FSSR

2005  Contemporary Metal, Maya Gallery KL

2005  Idea and Abstraction, 2 man show, GSA

2004  Recent Work, 2 man show, Galeri Seni FSSR

2003  Impressions, GSA

2000  Pengucapan Islam Dalam Kesenian, Galeri Petronas

1996  Malaysian Contemporary Sculpture, NAG

1996  MJCAX Ceramic Exhibition, Tokoname Japan

1995  Miniature Show, Galeriwan KL

1993  ILHAM, Galeri Petronas

1992  Open Show, NAG

1991  Made by Hand, Galeriwan KL

1991  Surface Exploration, 2 man show, Galeri Seni FSSR

1990  Open Show, NAG

1989  Miniature Prints, Paintings & Sculpture, Equatorial Hotel KL

1989  Open Show, Kelantan Art Gallery

1988  Faculty Show, NAG

1987  MFA Show, Slusser Gallery, USA

1986  American Asian Art Show, East Quad USA

1986  Work in Progress, Slusser Gallery USA

1986  Summer Show, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum USA


Deutsche Bank, Kuala Lumpur

Sime Engineering Sdn Bhd

HDC ( Halal Development Corporation )

WIEF ( World Islamic Economic Forum ) headquarters, Kuwait

Lord Mayors Office, City of London

Poland Embassy, Kuala Lumpur

Hon. Minister Shri Indravijaysinh Kishorsinh Jadeya, Gujarat Government India

Warsaw Academy of Art. Poland

Gdansk Academy of Art, Poland

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Putrajaya

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Nagoya University of Arts, Japan

Kelantan Art Gallery

Eugene & Hiroko Pijanowski, Hawaii USA

Christine Thornbald, Michigan USA

Malaysian Embassy, Poland

Terengganu Chief Minister’s Office

Kedah Chief Minister’s Office

Selangor Chief Minister’s Office

Rosli Dahlan, Allen & Gledhill

Al Rajhi Bank, Kuala Lumpur

Crystalville Group of Companies

Ministry of Higher Education

Security Commisions, KL