London-based British artist Sinta Tantra (b. 1979, New York), who is of Balinese descent, graduated with a BA in Fine Art (First Class Honours) from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK in 2003 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK in 2006. She went on to receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching from University of the Arts London in 2010.
Tantra is well regarded for her site-specific murals and installations in the public realm. These include works for the Southbank Centre, Liverpool Biennial, the Royal British Society of Sculptors, and Transport for London. Among Tantra’s most notable works is a permanent landmark commission for Canary Wharf completed for the 2012 Olympics—a 300-metre-long painted bridge stretching over the water in the heart of London’s business district. Recent public art commissions in 2015 include Newnham College, University of Cambridge and the newly built “tech city” of Songdo, South Korea.
Recent international group shows include Nick Hornby & Sinta Tantra: Collaborative Works (2015), Choi and Lager Gallery, Cologne; Bend Sinister (2014), i-CAN, Yogyakarta; Gatekeeper (2014), William Holman Gallery, New York; The Fine Line (2013), Identity Gallery, Hong Kong; and Confined (2012), NEST Gallery, The Hague.
A recipient of many awards, including the Deutsche Bank Award and the British Council’s International Development Award, Tantra has recently been awarded the prestigious Bridget Riley Fellowship at The British School at Rome – the first fellowship of its kind which focuses on Drawing.
Her work has been featured in both UK and international press including Tate Shots, FAD Magazine, Evening Standard’s Hot List 100, Nylon Magazine USA, the Jakarta Post, and BBC Radio Indonesia.
Tantra’s work is in the UK Government Art Collection, as well as private international collections.