Zulkifli Yusoff is one of Malaysia’s most established contemporary artists. He first took notice of art when his father gave him a copy of ‘Art Today’ back in 1979. Since then, his passion for the arts grew by leaps and bounds. He’s a versatile and explorative artist that has worked in various mediums that encompasses painting as well as sculptures. Zulkifli is also known for his installation pieces.
His early art training came from the MARA Institute of Technology in Shah Alam where he graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art from the School of Art and Design. Zulkifli has since been actively involved with shows and exhibitions. In 1987, his works were seen at various art spaces like the Australian High Commission and the Shang-ri La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur as well as at the Kedah State Gallery.
Zulkifli won the Major Award at the Young Contemporaries organized by the National Art Gallery, the Grand Ministers Prize at the 3rd Salon Exhibition as well as garnering the Honorable Mention at the Philip Morris Asian Art Award. His works are also in the permanent collections of major corporations like Bank Negara Malaysia, the Singapore Museum and Gallery, the Kedah State Gallery as well as in the Fukuoka Museum of Art Japan and Hiroshima Art Museum.