Sinta Tantra (b. 1979, New York) is a British artist of Balinese descent and lives and woks in London. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and at the Royal Academy Schools. Tantra's bold interventions use colour abstractions that wrap themselves around architectural environments, transforming them in the process. The works are a hybridity of pop and formalism, a bricolage of colour and rhythm, an exploration of identity and aesthetics. She has recently been shortlisted for the North Kensington Public Art award for a collaboration with Nick Hornby, alongside finalists such as Julian Opie. She has also been selected by British Council and Arts Council England for the Artist International Development Award 2014 for her upcoming residency with Cementi Art House and MES56 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Tantra is well regarded for her site-specific murals and installations, many in the public realm. These include works for Canary Wharf Group, Liverpool Biennial, Southbank Centre, Transport for London and Newnham College Cambridge University. Tantra’s international group exhibitions have been with William Holman Gallery, New York (2014), ICAD, Jakarta (2013), Identity Gallery, Hong Kong (2013) and NEST, The Hague (2012). A recipient of many awards, including research grants from the British Council, Arts Council England and the prestigious Deutsche Bank Award, Tantra’s work is in the collections of the UK's Government Art Collection and private international collections.
Last updated: 23.09.2014