Born in Indonesia on December 17, 1979, he obtained a Bachelor Degree from Parahyangan University, Bandung, in Architecture. Shortly after finishing school he plunged into the art world citing his love for drawing figures as his inspiration for this change of career path. He began his artistic journey in 2010, and has been painting, illustrating and designing cartoon like figures since 2005. Arkiv had a strong debut with his first vinyl figurine titled Arkiv Instant. After Arkiv Instant’s large success, Vilmansa was presented with many exciting opportunities including a redesign of Mickey Mouse for Disney Asia.
He had his first solo exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia and many other exhibitions overseas including at Mae Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Young Art Taipei Group Show, Taipei, Taiwan.