Me Within


I express my inner self about nature and current event  through art.  For me art works are not meant to be merely something beautiful and striking but also a bridge of communication  between me and the surounding. The form and color can thus convey non verbally language my inner self  when considering a particular  event.


Born in Bandung, Indonesia. Wijati lives and works independently in Fairfax,  Northern Virginia. It has taken her forever to educate herself about art. For many years Wijati have tried to improve by taking classes with great teachers from East to West, and she  will continue perfecting her work until she  reaches North and South. Wijati art is more personal  and different from the art that she learned academically. She is not only comfortable to draw and paint the invisible but also the visible  energies of experience, object, sound, place, and music into drawings, paintings, photographs and videos.


  • CEU- Rob Liberace's Drawings and Paintings at Alexandria Art League, Virginia
  • Life drawing open studio at Alexandria Art League
  • BFA in Paintings and Printmakings at Virginia Commmonwealth University
  • Drawing major at Goerge Mason University
  • AAA in Fine Art from Northern Virginia Community College
  • Figure drawing Summer course at Rochester Memorial Gallery, NY
  • Rangga Gempol/Barli Studio, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Padepokan Bagong Kusudiardjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Exhibitions : South East Asia/USA
  • Collections: South East Asia/Japan/USA
  • Publication/ Presentation: South East Asia/ USA
  • Awards: Indonesia/ USA
  • Bibliography: South East Asia/ USA


Understanding the Synaesthesia in Kandinsky’s Abstract Painting
By Wijati E. Soemantoro
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