Born in 1963
Sangeh, Indonesia
<b>Mendengar Pawisik</b><br/>acrylic on canvas<br/><br/>140 x 140 cm<br/>2003<br/>
Mangu Putra was born in Sangeh, Bali, on May 11, 1963. He graduated  from the faculty of Art and Design at the Indonesian Arts Institute  (ISI), Yogyakarta majoring Visual Communication Design (1990). His first exhibition was in Dewata Gallery (1987) at Taman Budaya  Denpasar.
Through his works he expressed his gratitude towards God creations and tried to give alternative point of view about Bali from its touristy image. He gave specific themes on his work from which other painters did not pay attention to. Until now many of his works were collected by art collectors in Indonesia and overseas. This exciting and very talented artist has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions throughout Indonesia and abroad.
1988 -  Best Work in Visual Communication Design at Dies Natalis IV 
1990 - VI at ISI Yogyakarta
1994 - One of the Top Ten prize winner of the Indonesian Art Awards