Shambhavi is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist who lives and works in New Delhi, India. Born in Patna, her artistic practice includes a wide range of processes and media, but her work is largely non-figurative and focuses on the relationship between man and nature, as well as the social and metaphysical condition of the agricultural worker.
At STPI, Shambhavi translated her concepts inspired by the frugal lives of farmers from her native land Bihar, India, into powerful, minimalist works using paper. By using new methods and icons, her works expresses the transient realities of life in a fickle era of materialistic excess. This body of work transformed her practice through a new palette of vibrant, ecstatic colours and forms not previously visible in her works.
Shambhavi has had numerous solo and group shows in India and abroad. She has participated in and been an artist-in-residence at Tropen Museum, Amsterdam; Greatmore Studios, in Cape Town and STPI, in Singapore. Recently, her work was part of the showcase at the 2018-19 Kochi Muzhiris Biennale, India.
Her work, Cosmic Seeds Light/Beej Brahmaand Ek, was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in 2012, while a second piece Reaper’s melody was acquired in 2021.Her work from 2020, Bhoomi, was recently acquired by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art [KNMA], New Delhi for their permanent collection.