Dr. Ruzaika Omar Bassaree

Date and place of birth: August 1948, Penang


– PhD, University of Malaya

-Master in Art Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-

Champaign, USA

– St. George’s Girl Schools (1962-1966)


– Made her name as an artist since 1970s

– Participated in group shows round the world including Malaysian Art (1965-1978) in London, Contemporary Asian Art in Fukuoka, Japan, Titian 2 Art Exhibition in Bangkok, and Istiqal Arts Festival in Jakarta

– Has embraced the influence of Islam in her art and has shown in many exhibitions; Islamic Identity in Malaysian Art and Contemporary Islamic Art of Malaysia: Change and Continuity

– Exhibitors, Thou Art Women project, Galeri Chandan

– Curator, the Iqra and the Spirit of Andalusia, Universiti Sains Malaysia

– Contributed a major research project on the geometry of Malay woodcarving

– Educator, Universiti Teknologi MARA (since 1975)