Anusapati was born in Surakarta, Central Java, in September 1957. He completed his studies at ASRI Yogyakarta in 1983, and at the School of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, New York, USA (1990). Currently, he lectures at the Faculty of Art, Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta. He works extensively using bamboo and wood (especially teak wood), as the manifestation of his nature-abiding attitude—in addition to working with bronze, found objects, and creating installation works. His sculptures are built out of objects from daily life, such as the traditional slit drum (kentongan), boats, traditional chignons (konde), etc, which gain new volumes and forms that liberate.
His works have been shown not just in Indonesia, but also in the US, in Europe, Australia, and Japan. For instance, his solo exhibition for the MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, New York, USA (1990); “Reconstruction”, at the Kitamoto Cultural Center Gallery, Saitama, Japan (1997), and “The Story of Tree”, Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta (2008). His works have been included in a number of group shows, such as: “the 9th Jakarta Art Bienniale”, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta; and “India Triennale VIII”; as well as “The Sculpture Survey 1”, Gomboc Galleries, Australia (2000); and “Ekspansi” (Expansion), Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta (2011). In addition, he also participated in an artists’ residency and workshop program in Australia (2001), as well as symposiums in the Philippines (1994) and Taiwan (2005).
His works have been selected into the collections of a number of galleries and museums, including the Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta; Langgeng Gallery, Magelang; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; and the collection of the City Government of Kitamoto-Shi, Saitama-Ken, Japan.