ABOUT THE WRITER: SERUNI BODJAWATI
Seruni was elected as one of Indonesian Young Heroes by Aplaus The Lifestyle Indonesia for her achievements in international art scenes. In 2012 she was awarded as Indonesia's Most Inspiring Woman in Art and Culture by Kartini Magazine and Indonesian First Lady, Ani Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Kartini Awards 2012, the other nominees for the award were Agnes Monica (singer, actress), Atilah Soeryadjaya (Director and screenwriter of Sendratari Matah Ati), Kamila Andini (Director and screenwriter, the winner of Piala Citra 2011), Encim Masnah (87-year-old maestro gambang kromong classic), Astaliah (119-year-old maestro of South Kalimantan Barikin mask dance), Roesina (Dayak Deyah dancer from South Kalimantan).
Seruni has held four solo exhibitions in Yogyakarta and dozens of group exhibitions both inside and outside the nation as in Indonesia (Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Edwin's Gallery, The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogja National Museum, etc) Japan (Kyoto), America (New York), Australia (Melbourne), Philippine (Manila), Romania (Bucharest), France (Aix-Marseille, Boulogne & Paris), India (Hyderabad), England (London), Germany (VK Lauterbach), New Zealand (Christchurch), Singapore, Hungary (Budapest & Eger) and Spain (City of Cuenca). Besides painting, she is also writing essays, curating local exhibitions in Yogyakarta, and producing art films.