A leading figure in the burgeoning Indonesian art scene, Yunizar is garnering critical acclaim on an international level. He graduated from the Indonesian Institute for the Arts (ISI) in Yogyakarta, a progressive cultural centre of Indonesia, which attracts artists from around the country. Yunizar is an important member of the Jendela group, Indonesia's most prominent contemporary art collective. 2007 marked Yunizar's first solo museum exhibition at the National University of Singapore Museum (NUS), Singapore. He has been awarded Best Painting by the Peksiminas III Exhibition (1995) and received Best Painting from the Philip Morris Award V (1998).