(1982-2016) Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Born in Semarang on April 19th 1982, Nahyu has been infatuated with animals from a relatively young age. She graduated from the Semarang State University (UNNES), majoring in Visual Communication Design. Being particularly fond of cats and dogs, she would oftentimes incorporate these animals into her works – the cat as her main character, which portrays herself and the dog depicting her husband.

An incredibly talented and versatile watercolour artist, Nahyu enjoys painting with a variety of mediums such as paper, canvas and wooden board. Through skillful control of vibrant washes, she demonstrates outstanding capabilities in capturing the emotions of her subject matters.

Nahyu has served as a strategic partner for Entang Wiharso’s solo exhibition “Intoxic” at Rumah Seni Yaitu in Semarang. She was also the founder of BYAR Creative Industry in 2006. In 2005, Nahyu was a recipient of the Charter Award for Dialogue Resources Kedatonan, as well as the Aquarel Painting Competition ‘Dies Natalis XXXIX UNNES 2004’ in Semarang.



2005 – Charter Award for Dialogue Resources Kedatonan, Cakra Semarang TV, Semarang
2004 – Charter Award for Painting Competition Winner II Aquarel, Dies Natalis XXXIX UNNES 2004, Semarang



Art Jakarta, Art Xchange Gallery, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta
Art Busan, Art Xchange Gallery, BEXCO Exhibition Center, Korea

Art Expo Malaysia Plus with Art Xchange Gallery, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
“WhArt Now?” Traveling Exhibitions with Art Xchange Gallery, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta; Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur; Art Xchange Gallery, Singapore
Bazaar Art Jakarta with Art Xchange Gallery, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta
“ART Akulturasi”, House of Sampoerna, Surabaya
Fourth Watercolor Biennale Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

East Javanese Biennale, Balai Pemuda, Surabaya
“Ruang Tanpa Kunci”, Galeri Gallery, Semarang

“ROB”, National Gallery, Jakarta
“Tracking and Finding”, Club Merby, Semarang

“Pandanaran Art Festival”, Semarang
“SEM(B)ARANG”, Sobokarti Building, Semarang

“Bazaar Art Award Jakarta 2011 Finalist”, Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta

“Bazaar Art Jakarta 2010”, Vanessa Art Link, Pacific Place, Ritz Carlton, Jakarta
“Transfiguration” with Semarang Gallery, Jakarta
“Pose Historia”, Vanessa Art Link, Singapore
“Let’s Bounce”, Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta
“Imagination”, Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta

“Bazaar Art Jakarta 2009”, Vanessa Art Link, Pacific Place, Ritz Carlton, Jakarta

“Goro-Goro”, Taman Budaya Solo, Solo
“Konsoemsi Atoe Mati”, Byar Creative Industry, Semarang
“Obrolan Pinggir Jalan #2 – Reinkarnasi”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta

Jogja Biennale, K to K Project Exhibition, Yogyakarta
K to K Project #5,UNNES, Semar
“Festival Tanda Kota” Group Exhibition, Byar Creative Industry, Dewan Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta
“Sakit, di KOMIX Aja” K to K Project #4, UNNES, Semarang
“A Memorabilia Exhibition, a tribute to Arie Setiawan”, Galeri Bu Atie, Semarang
“OK! Video Militia” Video Exhibition, National Gallery, Jakarta
“Dark Brown Sofa” K to K Project #3, UNNES, Semarang
“Komedi Putar” K to K Project #2, UNNES, Semarang

“Heroism” K to K Project #1, UNNES, Semarang
“Care for Humanity and Building Togetherness”, PRPP Mega Expo, Central Java
“WOT” Drawing Exhibition, PJKT Gallery, Semarang

“Posh (pot) Pouri” Central Java Female Artists Exhibition, PJKT Gallery, Semarang
“All for One” Group Exhibition, Ronggowarsito Museum, Semarang