Haslin Ismail

Haslin bin Ismail

Born 1984 in Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Haslin Ismail from Johor graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in 2007. He has been creating and exhibiting his fantastical art pieces in various exhibitions since 2000. He was the winner of the grand prize for In-Print: Contemporary British Art from the Paragon Press held at National Art Gallery in 2006. His first solo exhibition ‘Exorcismus Persona: Windows Into Fantasy Worlds of Haslin Ismail’ was at the RA Fine Arts Gallery in 2009. He was also the grand prize winner for the prestigious Young Contemporary Award (2010) at the National Art Gallery with his entry of a complex and intricate paper/book art installation. He has also participated in group shows at the National Art Gallery, Petronas Gallery, Segaris Art Center Gallery, G13 Gallery, and Fergana Art.

EDUCATIONS
2007

B.A.(Hons) in Fine Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia.

2005

Diploma in Fine Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka, Malaysia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017

Selfies, Core Design Gallery, Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2017, Matrade, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014

MindMix, G13 Gallery, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Bookland, Art Stage 2014, Singapore.

2013

Transfiguration, G13 Gallery, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

2009

Exorcismus Persona - Windows into the Fantasy Worlds of Haslin Ismail, RA Fine Arts Gallery Ampang, KL, Malaysia.

INTERNATIONAL SHOW / ART FAIRS
2015

Art Stage Singapore with G13 Gallery, Singapore.
Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2015, G13 Gallery, Matrade, KL, Malaysia.
Bazaar Art Jakarta, G13 Gallery, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, Indonesia.
Eye Zone, Art Science Museum, Singapore.

2014

Young Guns- Malaysian Art Award and exhibition Travel to Singapore, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore.
Art Stage 2014, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

2013

Expanded Passion: Contemporary Art from Malaysia, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.
Art Expo 2013 with G13 Gallery, Matrade, KL, Malaysia.

2012

Kembara Jiwa/ Conception In Reconciliation, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Art Expo Malaysia 2012 with G13 Gallery, MATRADE Tower, KL, Malaysia.

2011

RTF(X), Light Editions Gallery, Singapore.
Kedai Runcit No.12, Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

2010

Art Expo Malaysia 2010, Matrade Tower, KL, Malaysia.
14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2010, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh.
Boleh!, Taksu Singapore, Singapore.
New Space, Taksu Singapore, Singapore.

2009

Art Expo Malaysia 2009, Matrade Tower, KL, Malaysia.
UN-CUT 09 Malaysian Paintings, Malaysian Arts Festival, Gallery Shambala, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2008

Tradition into Modernity, The 6th AFA- Asia Fiber Art Exhibition, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020

SEDEKAD, G13 10th Anniversary Exhibition, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Cerita Objek, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
CovArt19 (Online Show), Rumah Seni Selangor (RUSSEL), Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
No(w) Showing! (Online Show), Segaris Art Center, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Mending Fence (Online Show), G13 Gallery, Kelana Jaya, KL, Malaysia.
SEBEGINI, SEBEGITU: THAT IS, THAT TOO (Online Show), Fergana Art, Publika, KL, Malaysia.

2019

Imprint: The Art Journey, MIA Gallery, Taman Melawati, KL, Malaysia.
ArtAid2019, White Box, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Manifestation of Two Arts: From Text to Visual, MIA Gallery, Taman Melawati, KL, Malaysia.
SAMA SAMA: Hari Malaysia Art Exhibition, Segaris Art Center, Malaysia.
Beda, Segaris Art Center, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
[O]pening!, Fergana, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Figure it Out, Segaris Art Center, Publika Solaris Damansara, Malaysia.
Asia Illustration Society Booth, Bookfest Malaysia 2019 by Popular, KL Convention Centre Koapsalwey, HOM Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Pusaka: Warisan Kemudi Wawasan, Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Tikitiboo, Suma Orientalis, Malaysia.
XIX Nineteen, Segaris Art Centre, Malaysia.
Rethinking Editions, Ourartprojects, KL, Malaysia.

2018

Face Value, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Residencies In Review: Malaysian Artists, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Publika Art Show 2018, White Box, KL, Malaysia.
ArtAid 2018, White Box, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Transit 3x3, HOM Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Strokes of Genius, Artoutlet Gallery, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Y Canvas, Core Design Gallery, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Morphosis, Galeri Prima, Bangsar, KL, Malaysia.
Marking The Time, Core Design Gallery, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
KL Biennale, National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.

2017

Bintang 5 Vol. 1, Segaris Art Center, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
The Young Contempo Showcase 2, Galeri Prima, Bangsar, KL, Malaysia.
Journey 50, MIA Alumni Art Exhibition 2017, Soka Exhibition Hall, KL, Malaysia.
ArtAid 2017, White Box, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Transit A1, HOM Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Decay Epoch, Trans56, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
The White Mask, White Box, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
KOMA, B Artistic Gallery, Damansara Perdana, KL, Malaysia.
Amal Insani, Galeri Potret, National Art gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Bakat Muda Sezaman 2016, National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.

2016

Debunking The Myth XL, Art Cube Gallery, Intermark, KL, Malaysia.
Visual Arts Pitch, Chandan Gallery, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
ArtAid16 Love For Sale, Whitebox Gallery, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Iskarnival Naratif, White Box, MAP Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bharu, Johor, Malaysia.
Transit A2, HOM Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
A Raya Celebration of Generations In Art, Curate Henry Butcher, Mont Kiara, KL, Malaysia.
Sayang Seni 1.0, The Young Contempo Showcase: Jodoh, Persahabatan, Curate by Henry Butcher, Wisma MCA, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
Grande 3, Core Design Gallery, Malaysia.

2015

5th Anniversary Show, G13 Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Art of ASEAN: Our Exhibition, Galeri Seni Bank Negara Malaysia, KL, Malaysia.
Flush!! (A reunion show for Sebijipadi collective), G13 Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Melukis Puisi: Sebuah Pencritaan Puisi-puisi Pyanhabib, Whitebox, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Extreme Portrait, Chandan Gallery, Publika, KL, Malaysia.

2014

Recent Acquisitions Exhibition, National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Cheritera Homecoming, Chandan Gallery, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Merdeka - A work in progress, Gallery Petronas, KL, Malaysia.
Segaris Open 2014, Segaris Gallery, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Alter Ego, Chandan Gallery, Publika, KL, Malaysia.

2013

Young Guns, Hom Art Trans, KL, Malaysia.
Art In Search of Words, Interpr8 art space, Publika , KL, Malaysia.
Absurd(c)ity, Balai Seni Visual Negara, KL, Malaysia.
Jelas Abstrak, Morne Gallery, Menara MARA, KL, Malaysia.
Destiny: Young Group Show, Balai Seni Visual Negara, KL, Malaysia.
Sekaki, Segaris Gallery, Publika Mall, KL, Malaysia.
Kembara Jiwa/ Conception In Reconciliation, Chandan Gallery, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
20@13, G13 Gallery, Kelana Jaya, KL, Malaysia.

2012

Transit A4, HOM Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
The Young Contempo Auction 2012, Henry Butcher Auctioneers, Black Box MAP, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, KL, Malaysia.
Drawing A Distance: Drawings from 3 cities, HOM Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Young Talents, Segaris Art Center, Publika, KL, Malaysia.
Snapshots, Art For Nature 2012, Rimbun Dahan Gallery, Kuang, KL, Malaysia.
Within Darkened Disorder, Muse and Reverie..The Wicked Women Let Out A Curse (2 Man Show with Meme), Taksu Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Songsang, Chandan Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Ghost in the Shell, Rimbun Dahan 17th Residency Programme, Rimbun Dahan Gallery, Kuang, KL, Malaysia.
Locals Only, Taksu Gallery, KL, Malaysia.

2011

Ties, HOM Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Open House Chandan 2011, Chandan Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Kedai Runcit No.12, Balai Seni Lukis Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia.
Figure In Paint, Petronas Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Proud To Be Nude, MOMA Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, WWF Annual Show, Rimbun Dahan Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Bapak, MOMA Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Utopia (2 Man Show with Chee Way), Wei-Ling Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Sequential Narrative, Chandan Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Vertical & Horizontal, HOM Gallery, KL, Malaysia.

2010

Merapi Eruption Charity Show, HOM Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Bakat Muda Sezaman 2010, National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Sequential Narrative, 360 Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Tanah Tumpahnya Darah Ku, Folk Art Gallery, Melaka, Malaysia.
1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism : Sparkles In Penang (SIP), Adiwarna Gallery, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
Now!, Visual Art Award (VAA), Starhill Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
ABC (Antara Bahan Campur), National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Self-Conflict, Social Cohesion, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC), KL, Malaysia.
Young Malaysian Artists - New Object[ion], Petronas Gallery, KLCC, KL, Malaysia.
Paperworks: Marks and Trails of Artistic Minds, Chandan Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Artriangle 2010, National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
IMCAT, Galeria Sri Perdana, KL, Malaysia.
Combines! A Tribute to Rauschenberg, Taksu, KL, Malaysia.
Earth Hour, Zinc Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Contemporary Rhetoric, Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.

2009

18@8: 1 Malaysia: Beyond the Canvas, Wei-Ling Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Just What Is It That Makes Today's Art So Different, So Appealing? (A Collage Group Art Exhibition), RA Fine Arts Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
Dazed in Mazes (4 man show), Valentine Willie Fine Art, Bangsar, KL, Malaysia.
MEA Award 2009, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), KL, Malaysia.
Overlook, Taksu Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
An International Art Exhibition: Art, Peace and the Global Village-Against Violence, Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.
IMCAS09, Danga City Mall, Johor Bharu, Johor, Malaysia.
PALESTIN – Pameran Amal 2009, National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Locals Only, Taksu Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Rasa Terasa, Annexe Gallery, KL, Malaysia.

2008

Palestinian Art Exhibition, National Library, KL, Malaysia.
KL Film Fest & Art Exhibition on Palestine, Annexe Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Open House 08, Kebun Mimpi Art Gallery, Bangsar, KL, Malaysia.
The 12 Outstanding Manga Artworks, Kinokuniya Bookshop, KLCC, Malaysia.
Rapat Umum, RA Fine Arts Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
quddinandfriends ’08, McCann World Group, Petaling Jaya, KL, Malaysia.
Art @ Pavilion, Parkson Pavilion (organised by Kebun Mimpi Gallery), KL, Malaysia.
Friction (2 Man Show with Ilham Fadli @ Kojek), Kebun Mimpi Gallery, Bangsar, KL, Malaysia.
An Interlude: Artistic Expressions, RA Fine Arts Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
Bukak Mata, Ruang Kala, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
360>LoveArtPassion, Threesixty Art Development Studio, KL, Malaysia.
Mea Culpa, RA Fine Arts Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
Locals Only, Taksu Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
The Unknown, RA Fine Arts Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
Young & New: Part 1, HOM (House of Matahati) Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
Space, Taksu Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
Aspects of Malaysian Arts, RA Fine Arts Gallery, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.

2007

Mana Batik, Annexe Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Tabah Dalam Derita - A Palestinian Art Exhibition with Palestinian and Malaysian Artists, RA Fine Arts, Ampang, KL, Malaysia.
Open House Show, Kebun Mimpi Art Gallery, Bangsar, KL, Malaysia.
Art @ Pavilion, Parkson Pavilion (organised by Kebun Mimpi Gallery), KL, Malaysia.
Open Show, Shah Alam Art Gallery, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Pact Max Malaysian Art Awards, Foodloft Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.
Mekar Citra, Shah Alam Art Gallery, Selangor, Malaysia.
Weird Art!, Chinese Assembly Hall (MCPA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Segitiga, Degree Show, Tuanku Nur Zahirah Art Gallery, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

2006

Open House Show, Gemarimba Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
Enchanting Watercolour, Malaysian Watercolours 2006, National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
Ekspresi Selatan, Johor Art Gallery, Malaysia.

2005

Diploma Show, PERZIM, Melaka, Malaysia.

2004

Landscape Painting, PERZIM, Melaka, Malaysia.
Historical Buildings Exhibition, Johor Art Gallery, Malaysia.

2003

HITAM PUTIH Seni Cetak, PERZIM, Melaka, Malaysia.

AWARDS
2019

Jury’s Pick, Art Against AIDS Karex Competition, KL, Malaysia.
Silver Award, UOB Painting of the Year 2019, Bangsar, KL, Malaysia.

2017

Finalist of Bakat Muda Sezaman 2016 (Young Art Contemporaries), National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia.

2016

1st Prize, Visual Arts Pitch, MyCreative Ventures and Chandan Gallery, KL, Malaysia.

2013

Recipient of the Young Guns Award, HOM Art Trans, KL, Malaysia.

2011

Grand Prize Winner, Bakat Muda Sezaman 2010, Balai Seni Lukis Negara, KL, Malaysia.
Rimbun Dahan 17th Residency Program, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor, Malaysia.

2010

Winners Visual Art Award (VAA), Starhill Gallery, KL, Malaysia.
The Winner of Visual Art (Painting) category, Selangor Young Talents’ Award, PJ, Selangor, Malaysia.

2009

Finalist of MEA Award 2009 (Malaysia Emerging Artists), Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), Malaysia.
Finalist of IMCAS Art Award, Danga City Mall, Johor Bharu, Johor, Malaysia.

2008

1st Prize, Calling For Manga Artists! Competition, Kinokuniya Bookshop, KLCC, Malaysia.

2007

Finalist of Pact Max Malaysian Art Awards, Foodloft Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.
3rd Prize, Charcoal/Pencil/Ink Category, Tanjung Heritage, KL, Malaysia.

2006

One Person Exhibit, 14, Gray’s School of Art and Design, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Grand Prize Winner, In-Print Competition, National Art Gallery, and was awarded a grant from the British Council and Scotland’s Robert Gordon University to study printmaking at Gray’s School of Art and Design for 2 weeks, Malaysia.
2nd Prize, Portrait Drawing Contest, National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
3rd Prize, Drawing Competition, National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
Merit Prize, 1st Putrajaya National Watercolour Competition, National Art Gallery, Malaysia.

2000

Consolation Prize, Formula Malaysia.

Taman ( Variable Angle )

Taman ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
47.5(H)x108(W)x56(D)cm
Colour pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, ink on paper & collage on a plastic toy car
2020

Taman ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
47.5(H)x108(W)x56(D)cm
Colour pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, ink on paper & collage on a plastic toy car
2020

Astounding Stories ( Variable Angle )

Astounding Stories ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
51.5(H)x75(W)x43.5(D)cm
Paper Collage on Polystyrene Box & acrylic on industrial paper cutting & bind it with silicone glue
2020

Astounding Stories ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
51.5(H)x75(W)x43.5(D)cm
Paper Collage on Polystyrene Box & acrylic on industrial paper cutting & bind it with silicone glue
2020

Ghost ( Variable Angle )

Ghost ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
77(H)x51(W)x32(D)cm
Interfacing Fabric Collage on luggage
2020

Ghost ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
77(H)x51(W)x32(D)cm
Interfacing Fabric Collage on luggage
2020

Life and Death

Life and Death

Haslin Ismail
153x183.5cm
Acrylic on canvas
2015

Life and Death

Haslin Ismail
153x183.5cm
Acrylic on canvas
2015

Sarang

Sarang

Haslin Ismail
70x61cm
Acrylic on canvas
2015

Sarang

Haslin Ismail
70x61cm
Acrylic on canvas
2015

Away & Beyond

Away & Beyond

Haslin Ismail
214x183cm
Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas
2014

Away & Beyond

Haslin Ismail
214x183cm
Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas
2014

CONSECRATION

CONSECRATION

Haslin Ismail
152x183cm
Acrylic on Jute
2013

CONSECRATION

Haslin Ismail
152x183cm
Acrylic on Jute
2013

FURiends:

12th - 31st Dec 2020

SEDEKAD

3 - 24 October 2020

Cerita Objek

24 June - 11 July 2020

FACE VALUE

7 - 22 December 2018

G13 Gallery 5th Anniversary Show

18 - 31 December 2015

Flush!!!

12 - 30 June 2015

Mindmix

14 July - 5 June 2014

TRANSFIGURATION

8 June - 30 June 2013

20@G13

12 Jan - 9 Feb 2013

Art Stage Singapore 2016

21 - 24 Jan 2016

Art Expo Malaysia 2015

10 - 13 Sept 2015

Bazaar Art Jakarta 2015

27 - 30 Aug 2015

Art Expo Malaysia

25 - 28 Sept 2014

Art Expo

27 - 30 September 2012

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