Ella Wijt Indonesian, b. 1990

Born in Jakarta in 1990, Ella Wijt began making art in 1993 and actively showing work in public shows in 2007. She had solo shows in both 2007 and 2008 at the Indonesia National Museum. She first left Indonesia after being offered a scholarship from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore where she began to hone her fine arts skills. From here she chose to focus her attention on painting and moved to the United States
to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where she was awarded a Distinguished Merit scholarship. Working with her advisors in the Advanced Painting Studios, Wijt was able to broaden her work to encompass a variety of media, concepts, and intentions. Wijt graduated from SAIC in 2015 with the Edward L Ryerson Fellowship Award and continued her work in Chicago until returning to work in her home in Jakarta in 2017.