Mastura Abdul Rahman

Born: 1963 in Singapore

Bachelor of Art in Art & Design (Fine Art), MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia Diploma in Teaching, Ministry of Education, Malaysia Masters of Science in Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Mastura started studying art formally in 1982 (drawing, painting, sculpture and print making) when she joined the Department of Fine Art, MARA University of Technology as an undergraduate student. There, she was introduced to Persian and Mughal miniature paintings, Ukiyo-E prints, and the Malay traditional architecture and decorative arts, which influence her works greatly. In 1985, she was chosen to participate in the 3rd ASEAN Youth Painting Workshop and Exhibition. Her experience with the decorative arts especially with textiles (batik) started to dominate her works. Mastura’s standing as a Malaysian artist start to be known when she won a major prize in the prestigious Malaysian art award: the Young Contemporaries Art Award in 1986

Currently Mastura is a senior lecturer, teaching drawing at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.