Yona Yu

Yona Yunistia (Yona Yu) is a painter who majored in Fine Arts at the Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology. She is a visual artist who has been involved in many exhibitions, for example, in Children.sHaiku exhibition in Japan and Indonesia (1994); a number of Japan-Indonesia Relationship exhibitions held both in Japan and Indonesia (1995 and 1997); as well as Perupa Wanita, an exhibition held at Galeri Sumarja, Bandung (2004); Steal Life, Galeri Sumarja (2004); [Re:] Post, Japan Foundation (2005); Digital Realism, Cemara 6 Galeri, Jakarta 2007; Mereka Tidak Sendiri, Museum Barli, Bandung; and Breaking the Wall, a street art show at Taman IsmailMarzuki, Jakarta (2010). She has also painted live in various events, including at Der Arch in the Paper Model & Sneaker Exhibition in Bandung (2006); as well as at Pasar Seni ITB (Art Market at Bandung Technology Institute, 2006).

Her work was featured as the emblem of Milspecmonkey, a USbased company operating in the military-weapons industry. Her illustrations is featured in The Little Book of Kawaii, published by Page One (2009). She is the illustrator of Arnol si Detektif Cilik (Arnol, Kid Detective), published by Erlangga (2010). In 2007, Pinkversusblack took third place in Honda Jazz T-Shirt Design Competition. She was profiled by Arms Magazine, Japan in 2009; Provoke! magazine featured her inits Underdog/Bizarre Artist column (2010); and in Olga! magazine as Indonesian Young Illustrator and GraphicDesigner (2011).

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