Shrimanti Saha Indian, b. 1987

Born in 1987 in West Bengal, Shrimanti Saha completed a bachelor’s and master’s of visual arts in painting from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in 2009 and 2011 respectively. A combination of expressive dreams, literary narratives and visceral characters blend to create dystopian landscapes in Saha’s practice, which includes drawing, painting and animation, treading the fine line between myth and reality as told through a variety of contexts and inspirations, from film, literature, Indian miniatures, mythology and architecture to news reports, science fiction, comic books and encyclopaedia illustrations.
Saha’s first solo exhibition titled Reveries in the Atelier was held at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2023. She also presented a solo project titled Alternate Evolutions with the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art at the India Art Fair in 2023. Saha has also participated in group exhibitions at Bikaner House, New Delhi (2023); Rizq Art Initiative, Abu Dhabi (2023); Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2023, 2021, 2016–19); Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Goa (2021); Sculpture Park, Jaipur (2018); Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa (2016); Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai (2015); and Alliance Française, New Delhi (2015), among others.
Saha was a finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong, in 2023. She has completed international artist residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Nebraska, USA (2022); Vermont Studio Center, USA (2019); OMI International Arts Center in New York, USA (2018); Taj Residency and SKE Project, Bangalore (2015); and Kalakriti, Hyderabad (2015). She also received the Amol Vadehra Art Grant by the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art in 2019 and the Inlaks Fine Arts Award in 2015. 
In 2021, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, commissioned a painting by the artist for its permanent collection. Her work is also included in Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York, USA and the Motiwani Jadeja Foundation Collection, California, USA, in addition to important private collections around the world.
The artist lives and works in Vadodara, India.
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