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
'Not So Long Ago' first solo exhibition, Publika,KL.
Selected Group Exhibitions
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
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
Invited to join Pangkor Island Festival 2013,
in charge of oral history and publications.