Sinta Tantra (b. New York, USA 1979) is a British artist of Balinese descent. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London 1999-2003 and at the Royal Academy Schools London 2004-06. In 2017 she was the first person to have been awarded the Bridget Riley Drawing Fellowship at The British School at Rome (2017).
Highly regarded for her site-specific murals and installations in the public realm, commissions include; Facebook London (2018); Folkestone Triennial (2017) Newnham College, Cambridge University (2016); Songdo South Korea (2015); Royal British Society of Sculptors (2013); Liverpool Biennial (2012); Southbank Centre (2007). Tantra’s most notable public work includes a 300-metre long painted bridge commissioned for the 2012 Olympics, Canary Wharf, London.
Solo shows include: Your Private Sky (2018) at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London; A House in Bali (2017), at ISA Art Advisory, Jakarta, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (2016) at Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong, and Fantastic Chromatic (2015) at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London.
International group shows include; Voyage to Indonesia (2018), The World Bank, Washington; Tetap Terang / Always Bright (2018) at ISA Jakarta; High Noon (2017) at Accademia Belle Arti di Rome, Rome, Quotidian (2017) at Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai. A recipient of many awards including the British Council’s International Development Award (2014); and Deutsche Bank Award (2006), Tantra’s work has been featured in both UK and international press including The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Tate Shots, Architectural Digest, Wall Street International Magazine, The Jakarta Post, iD Indonesia, etc.
Sinta is one of the participating artists of the exhibition On the Nature of Botanical Gardens (2020), curated by Sadiah Boonstra at Framer Framed, Amsterdam. Her mural Kebun Raya / Kebun Saya was comissioned by Framer Framed and funded by Mondrian Fund.