NOvia (Shin Pui San), a Malaysian with the background of Multimedia and Graphic Design, won the Champion of Nando’s Peri-fy Art Competition 2012. The following year seen her organizing her solo exhibition "Not So Long Ago" as a 25-year-old young artist, fully sponsored by Nando's. She has also been awarded the Grand prize of the Young Contemporaries Art Competition in 2017 organized by the National Visual Arts Gallery (Malaysia). 

She is passionate about documenting Malaysia local culture and history. She believes that the world often conflicts because of historical prejudice. When all of us compete for the earliest, the oldest, the largest, the best, the newest, the most beautiful, the most useful and the most meaningful, there are some other "little" things that did not get to be documented disappearing at an unknown corner.


She has been trying to tell stories with various types of medium ranging from illustration, paper art, miniature art, comic, animation and also installation art. This will be something that keep her busy for a lifetime.

NOvia Shin Pui San

Currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Selected Solo Exhibitions


‘Pasar Karat ‘ picture book exhibition, 

童里繪本洋行 Maison Temps-Rêves, Taiwan


'Not So Long Ago' first solo exhibition, Publika,KL.


Selected Group Exhibitions 

紙本分格 zbfghk, Hong Kong.



Di Situ : An Exhibition, Kongsi KL, Kuala Lumpur.

Documentaty comics exhibition, P320 centre, Johor..


A new wave of Asian Documentaty comics, 

The Pier-2 Art Center, Taiwan


KL Biennale, National Art Gallery Malaysia

3 Belas, National Art Gallery Malaysia
Ilham Contemporary Forum, Ilham Gallery
Pameran 101 Dimana YOUng, National Art Gallery Malaysia

Slowork Publishing 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Mangasick Taiwan


People’s Youth Exhibition, Malaysian Heritage and History Club

Remembrance as Resistance:Human Rights Art Exhibition,



M50 Selamat Hari Malaysia art exhibition, Map KL



' SPARKS ' the journey showcase 2010, Map KL.



Grand-prize winner of Bakat Muda Sezaman 2016 (BMS'16)

( Malaysia Young Contemporary Award 2016 )



Grand-prize winner of Nando's PERi-fy Art Competition 

Top 10 winner of The 6th Malaysia Chinese Blog Award 


Pasar Karat picture book, Taiwan

Illustration published in The Star Newspaper ( weekly 2014 )

Illustrations published in Sin Chew Daily News ( bi-weekly 2021 - present ) 

Illustrations published in Oriental Daily News

Illustrations published in Flavours food magazine 
Illustration published in movie 我来自纽约1& 2

Comics published in Monsoon - a documentary comic, Taiwan 

Comics published in Strapazin comic magazine, Switzerland


Membership in societies, organizations

Cofounder of Kaki Jelajah Warisan

an organizations that introducing interesting
historical tours to attract more people to visit
and discover the local culture and history.





Wacom Malaysia 2019

Art Festival

Invited to join Pangkor Island Festival 2013,

in charge of oral history and publications.