Redza Piyadasa

1939 – 2007
Kuantan, Pahang

1987 | One Man Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

1991 | One Man Exhibition, Canberra School of Art, Australia

2003 | Redza Piyadasa: Works Past and Present, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur


1963-1967 | Hornsey College, UK (Government Scholarship)
1975 | University of Hawaii, Honolulu, post-graduate

  • Renowned artist, art critic and art educator. Both his writings and his art are deeply concerned with the question of the national identity of the people of Malaysia
  • Produced paintings, installations and collages focusing on art theory, actively publishing books on Malaysian Art in the sixties and seventies. These initiated a hardly existing debate in this time in the country
  • Linked contemporary art in the west with traditional art in Asia
  • Best known for his Malaysia Series, collage portraits of community. These silkscreen prints and collages are created from colour-enhanced old black-and-white or sepia photographs – portraits of royalty, families and other figures of old Malaya



2011 June | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Two Malay Women, 1987 | oil on canvas (62cm x 50cm), RM38,500

2012 May | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Two Malay Women, 1985 | oil on canvas (38.5cm x 42.5cm), RM22,00