Agung Mangu Putra was born 1963 in Bali, Indonesia. He studied at the faculty of Art and Design at ISI (Indonesia Arts Institute) and graduated in 1990. His first group exhibition was held in Denpasar, bali in 1987, and his first solo exhibition was held 3 years later in Ubud. He received the Best in Design Arts award at the 4th and 5th Anniversary of ISI, and was one of 10 finalist at the 1994 Philiip Morris Award. Mangu Putra's presents dreamlike landscapes rendered on canvas using unusual texturing materials which can include such materials as pasta and glue. This exciting and very talented artist has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions throughout Indonesia and abroad.