Skip to content

ARPITA SINGH

A Retrospective

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
January 30 – July 14, 2019

text/quote

Arpita Singh is one of the most significant women artists in India. This retrospective exhibition at KNMA gives an extraordinary opportunity to view six decades of her art practice. Engaging with her complex view of the world through her seminal paintings, drawings, sketches and watercolours from various public and private collections, the exhibition focuses on her long and singular commitment to the medium of painting and its evolution into a personal expressive language.

Arpita Singh was born in 1937 in West Bengal, India, and moved with her family to Delhi in 1946, where she has since lived and worked. She attended School of Art, Delhi Polytechnic, and after graduating, she worked as a textile designer at the Weaver’s Service Centre, part of the Handloom Board of India. Her work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Pompidou Centre, Paris; Museo Nacional de Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, MA; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland; Asia Society, New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney; Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai & New Delhi.

Exhibition Views

Exhibition Views Thumbnails

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Sunset at Kasauli, 1976

Oil on canvas

35 3/8” x 29 1/8”

Untitled, 1980

Watercolor and ink on paper

17 1/2” x 13 3/4”

Untitled, 1982

Watercolor and poster paint on paper

13 3/4" x 12"

Untitled, 1981

Poster paint on paper

26 3/4" x 32 3/4"

Untitled, 1980

Pastel and poster paint on paper

27 3/4" x 19 3/4"

Untitled, 1980

Pastel and poster paint on paper

27 3/4" x 19 3/4"

Untitled, 1977

Ink, pastel and poster paint on paper

18 3/4" x 24 3/4"

Untitled, 1975

Ink, pastel and graphite on paper

19" x 25"

Beware, 1997

Acrylic on acrylic sheet

25" x 25"

Sunset at Kasauli, 1976

Oil on canvas

35 3/8” x 29 1/8”

Untitled, 1980

Watercolor and ink on paper

17 1/2” x 13 3/4”

Untitled, 1982

Watercolor and poster paint on paper

13 3/4" x 12"

Untitled, 1981

Poster paint on paper

26 3/4" x 32 3/4"

Untitled, 1980

Pastel and poster paint on paper

27 3/4" x 19 3/4"

Untitled, 1980

Pastel and poster paint on paper

27 3/4" x 19 3/4"

Untitled, 1977

Ink, pastel and poster paint on paper

18 3/4" x 24 3/4"

Untitled, 1975

Ink, pastel and graphite on paper

19" x 25"

Beware, 1997

Acrylic on acrylic sheet

25" x 25"