Born in Kuala Terengganu (Malaysia) in 1967, Suzlee Ibrahim is one of the nation's most notable abstract expressionism painters. Suzlee has been in the art scene for more than 25 years.
He started to paint seriously since he was 19. After he graduated from Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia he worked in graphic department at advertising and publishing companies before he returned to the University to teach. Since then, Suzlee had taught Fine Arts full time and part time at four higher institutions in Kuala Lumpur.
After the Movement series, Suzlee embarked on the Belantara series (2003), Space series (2005/2006), Foundation series (2006), Ombak series (2007) inspired by the sound of crashing waves, Batik series (2007/2008), Root series (2008), Sakura series (2008/2009), Wall series (2008/2009), Melody series (2009) inspired by music, the Monsoon series (2009/2010) was full of coldness while the parallel Sahara series (2010) is fiery and restless. And The Kingdom (Kingdom Series), his latests exhibition at Pinkguy Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur from January 6 - 18, 2012.
Suzlee's wide understanding and network of art beyond our borders is translated in riots of colours and brushstrokes on canvas. Suzlee has had 20 solos and is now preparing for his 21st. Suzlee's works are widely exhibited; England, USA, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Canada, China, Japan, Argentina, Greece, Poland, UAE, Australia, Bangladesh and Nepal. He is also recognized as jury in art competitions, art curator and advisor. Suzlee Ibrahim is an example to many young artists, art students, artist in the making and colleagues. He motivates them to paint and move forward in art. Sometimes Suzlee give lectures in art workshops organized by corporate and government bodies. Upon recognition for his participation in Malaysia art scene, Suzlee was awarded Anugerah Citra Kencana (Citra Kencana Art Award) by the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia/ National University of Malaysia (2011).
Suzlee’s works are collected by corporate organizations and private collectors in Malaysia and outside the country such as Remise Academy (Denmark), Emaar Properties (UAE), Bank Negara Malaysia/ Central Bank of Malaysia, Balai Seni Visual Negara/ National Visual Arts Gallery of Malaysia and Lautan Biru (2005) his last piece of Movement Series is with DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-pertuan Agong Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (The King of Malaysia).