12 July - 8 August 2021 — Visual Arts
Image: Shirin Shaikh with her mural on leopards. Photo credit: Mukesh Trivedi
Originally from Mumbai, Shirin Shaikh is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator currently living in Switzerland. As one of India’s first female graffiti artists, she has pioneered murals, graffiti, and installation all over India for NGOs, residencies, and commercial clients.
Educated originally as a computer engineer, Shirin returned to her artistic roots and has been an active member of the growing Indian art fraternity.
Practically, Shirin mainly works with graphite, oils, embroidery as well as digital illustrations. She has also conducted workshops, organised art festivals, and worked on sculptures and home decor projects. Her time these days is spent balancing between studio work and wall murals.
Read more about her research trip here.