Ay Tjoe Christine b.1973
Ay Tjoe Christine Born in Indonesia in 1973, Ay Tjoe graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1997 where she studied Graphic Art. A prominent figure among the emerging artists from Indonesia, she currently lives and works in Yogyakarta and Bandung. Her work encapsulates the language of Indonesian art in its new epoch, and her craft shines on the global art scene for its sophistication. It also reflects how the new generation of Indonesian artists create their distinct artistic language while building on their tradition and religion. In recent years, the work of Ay Tjoe has come under the spotlight on the Southeast Asian art auction market, though she has been a prolific artist for years. The most intriguing dimension of Ay Tjoe’s work may be her poetic use of colors. It highlights the changes in the saturation of colors while embodying a deep and expansive humanism. Ay Tjoe’s work has been exhibited extensively in Asia and around the world. In 2012, she had her solo exhibition “The Path Less Found” at Michel Ku Gallery, and her large-scale work was featured in the group exhibition “Future Pass” at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Michael Ku Gallery also presented Ay Tjoe’s work at 2012 ART TAIPEI, which drew positive response and interest from both local and international collectors.