Ruzaika Omar Basaree


1. Name: Ruzaika Omar Basaree, Dr.

2. Occupation: Artist, Educator

3. Date and place of birth: August 1948, Penang

4. Education:

  1. PhD, University of Malaya
  2. Master in Art Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  3. St. George’s Girl Schools (1962-1966)


5. Contributions:

  1. Made her name as an artist since 1970s
  2. Participated in group shows round the world including Malaysian Art (1965-1978) in London, Contemporary Asian Art in Fukuoka, Japan, Titian 2 Art Exhibition in Bangkok, and Istiqal Arts Festival in Jakarta
  3. Has embraced the influence of Islam in her art and has shown in many exhibitions; Islamic Identity in Malaysian Art and Contemporary Islamic Art of Malaysia: Change and Continuity
  4. Exhibitors, Thou Art Women project, Galeri Chandan
  5. Curator, the Iqra and the Spirit of Andalusia, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  6. Contributed a major research project on the geometry of Malay woodcarving
  7. Educator, Universiti Teknologi MARA (since 1975)



Khoo Salma Nasution, Alison Hayes and Sehra Yeap Zimbulis. (2010). Giving Our Best: The Story of St. George’s Girls School, Penang, 1885-2010. Penang: Areca Books


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