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Biography

      -         Name : Robert Steven

-         Address :  Jl. Batu Tulis VIII No. 27-A, Jakarta 10120, Indonesia

                             Tel. +62-21-3510465, 34833358    Fax. +62-21-3459486,

                             6599033   Mobile :  + 62-816 808399

                             Email :  markamtr@cbn.net.id ;  robertbonsai@hotmail.com 

-         Born in North Sumatra, 25th. June 1958.

-         Married, wife (Beatrice A. Yun) with one son (Ongston Bhearto) 20 years and one daughter (Queency Luvry) 11 years.

-         In Giftware business (fine-art sculptures), Chinese antique furniture & memorabilia, Bonsai appliances, stamps & marking devices.

-         Other hobbies beside Bonsai : collecting antiques and unique memorabilia, taxidermy, magic-art and sculptures.

-         Started doing and collecting Bonsai in 1979. Have permanent exhibit centre with over 500 Bonsai collection in wide variety of species.

-         Have won more than 200 competition awards nationally as well as international e.g.: 

                Entry Award of 2000 JAL World Bonsai Contest

                Entry Award of 2000 Ben Oki International Design Award

                Runner-up winner of 2001 Ben Oki International Design Award

                Grand Winner of 2001 Certre Award International

                Runner-up winner of 2002 Ben Oki International Design Award

                Runner-up winner of 2002 Certre Award International

                Entry Award of JAL World Bonsai Contest 2002

                Runner-up of World Bonsai Contest 2003

                Bronze Award of 2006 BCI Convention in China

                Grand Winner of 2007 Certre Award International

-         Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation (ABFF)

-         Ambassador to Bonsai Clubs International (BCI).

-         BCI Board of Director’s member (2002-now) & Public Relation Committee Head.

-         Bonsai judge doing domestic and international Bonsai judging

-         Coordinator of “ABFF Award - Ismail Saleh Trophy”, an international Bonsai Photo Contest.

-         Keen promoter of Chinese Penjing, Expressionistic & Surrealistic Bonsai styles.

-         Active in writing Bonsai and Penjing articles for newspapers & magazines and columnist for the Readers Forum in BCI magazine and Consultancy column in two other magazines in Indonesia.

-         One of the initiators and key-speakers of Indonesian Bonsai Art Discussion Forum (information can be viewed on related page on this blog).

-         Have been conducting many Bonsai and Penjing teaching, lectures, demos, workshops, judging and critiques around the world including on national TV program.

-         First book “Vision of My Soul” was published in July 2005 in luxury limited edition, had been one of the best seller Bonsai books, and out of print now (information can be viewed on related page on this blog).

-     One of the initiators of “Indonesian Bonsai Expo” (information and online market-place can be viewed on related page on this blog).

       

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