Maziyah Yussof is a multidisciplinary artist and specialises in painting, pattern-making and digital illustration. Her compositions, which mostly center on the themes of peace, nature, and fertility, are greatly influenced by her relationship to her Islamic faith and her experiences as a mother.
Furthermore, the subject of her work draws heavily on inspiration from Brunei's landscapes and is often playful and dreamlike in tone. With a deep interest in natural history and the botanical arts, her aim is to highlight the beauty found within Brunei in order for viewers to appreciate, preserve and protect what we have. Her latest project - the 'Darussalam' series aims to convey this message.
Maziyah has a Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Southampton and a Masters in Education from the University of Bath. She is a teacher by profession, an active and accomplished member in the Brunei creative industry and has exhibited her works in Brunei, South Korea, Philippines and the U.K. She had her first solo exhibition in 2019 where she exhibited over 40 original artworks.
She also illustrated and published her first children's book "Into the Mangroves" in 2022.