Shrimanti Saha Indian, b. 1987


Born in 1987 in West Bengal, Shrimanti Saha completed a BVA in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, 2009, and an MVA in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda 2011. In her work, Saha draws references from a range of sources like history, literature, mythology, comic books, art history, science fiction, philosophy, miniature painting, movies, architecture, encyclopaedias, news reports as well as memory, conversation and personal experiences. This leads to the formation of layered story structures that can be construed as personal mythology, alternative history or an anthology of untold stories; touching upon the themes of identity, gender, violence and exploitation.  


Saha has participated in exhibitions at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2021, 2016–19); Sunaparanta Center for the Arts, Goa (2021); the Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa (2016); Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai (2015); Alliance Française, New Delhi (2015); Nature Morte, Gurgaon (2014); Gallerie 88, Kolkata (2014); Art City Project at StudioX, Mumbai (2012); and Ashwita Gallery, Chennai (2011), among others.


Saha received the Amol Vadehra Art Grant by the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art (2018–19) and the Inlaks Fine Arts award (2015). She has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, USA (2019); OMI International Arts Center, New York (2018); Taj Residency and SKE Project, Bangalore (2015); and Kalakriti, Hyderabad (2015).


In 2021, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, commissioned a painting by the artist for its permanent collection.


The artist lives and works in Baroda, India.

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