Shanti Swaroopini

Shanti Swaroopini (b. 1966) is from Visakhapatnam. She completed her BFA in Painting from Andhra University in 1990 and her MFA in Sculpture from MS University, Baroda, Gujarat. She lives and works in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Shanti Swaroopini’s sculptural works are an explosion that reinserted and sought to valorize women’s personal experience into art practice. Her central imagery was that of pride in the female body and spint—a celebration of the body’s rhythms and pains—of female knowledge and experience. Shanthi’s sculptures of the feminine spirit used the body as the site of archetypal symbols of life and death. Nature and woman were as interlinked as the waxing and waning of the cycles of the earth and moon.