Shanti Swaroopini
Artist Medium: 
Sculpture and Painting

Born in Visakhapatnam, 1966. She completed her B.F.A. in Painting in 1990, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and M.F.A. in Sculpture from M.S. University, Baroda, Gujarat. She worked Kanoria Centre of Arts, Ahmedabad from 1992 to1994 and received her M. A. from Kent Institute of Art and Design, University of Kent, Canterbury in 1998.  She has also worked at Johnson Atelier, Merceville, New Jersey from 2001–2004 and Srushti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore in 2004. She was a Guest lecturer at Government RLV College of Music and Fine Arts, Tripunithura, 2000.

She has displayed in Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Sahmat in 1997. Her exhibitions includes - Hemispheres, Directors Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, Kent Institute, Canterbury in 1998; Edge of the Century, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi and AIFACS Annual Exhibition, New Delhi  in 1999; Extension Gallery, New Jersey, Art Gallery, Philadelphia, 2002; Extension Gallery, Johnson Atelier, New Jersey, 2004; The Human Figure, New Paradigms III, Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2006; Clothing the Identity, NCPA Mumbai, 2008; Mapping Memories II, New Delhi 2008; Human Animal, Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhiin 2009; Art Stage Singapore, a solo Project at Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2012; India Art Summit, New Delhi in 2011.

She lives and works in Hyderabad, India.

Artist Note

Life, particularly human life and experiences have been the main focus in my work. I use my work as a medium to express and reveal the way I feel and respond to personal, socio- political conditions that affect me. My work is a platform to address my concerns. As a visual artist I respond to and use materials and media that excite and challenge my ideas and possibilities. In the process of expressing there was always a tendency to hide and preserve the self. My method has been to say metaphorical in terms of issues and in terms of the use of the material. I am interested in using elements that not only complement each other, but also contradict and create a kind of tension in its articulation.