Dali Susanto was born in the art capital of Indonesia, Jogjakarta in 1986.
Brought up surrounded by artists, both within and outside of his family circle, Dali's Mother and Father (and other family members) own batik galleries and teach local and international tourists and students the skills in batik work.
He was named by his parents after Salvador Dali in hope that he would follow along the same footsteps and become an artist.
Dali produces bold paintings and designs, usually using acrylics and often resembling prints. He continues to expand on his creativity and has begun painting on different media as well as canvas.
Since moving to New Zealand in 2007 Dali's career as an artist has taken off and he has held several exhibitions at galleries in Hastings and Napier, as well as in the Taupo Museum.
He also paints murals, and intends to continue growing and expanding as an artist and is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.