A British artist of Balinese descent, Sinta Tantra was born in New York in 1979. 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 recipient of the Bridget Riley Drawing Fellowship at The British School at Rome. Tantra currently lives in between London and Bali.
Highly regarded for her site-specific murals and installations in the public realm, commissions include; Karachi Biennale (2019); Sharjah Islamic Art Festival (2019); Honor Hills, Seoul commissioned by Hyundai (2019); Facebook HQ London (2018); Lee Tung Avenue, Hong Kong (2018); Folkestone Triennial UK (2017); Newnham College, Cambridge University (2016); Songdo South Korea (2015); Royal British Society of Sculptors (2013); Liverpool Biennial UK (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 the forthcoming show Modern Times (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London 2020); Your Private Sky (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London 2018); A House in Bali (ISA Art Advisory, Jakarta 2017); Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong 2016) and Fantastic Chromatic (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London 2015). International group shows include; On the Nature of Botanical Gardens, (Framer Framed, Amsterdam 2020), Strangers in Town (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin 2019), Woven & Illuminated, (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin 2019), Voyage to Indonesia, The World Bank, Washington (2018); Tetap Terang / Always Bright, ISA Jakarta 2018; High Noon, Accademia Belle Arti di Rome, Rome (2017), Quotidian, Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai (2017).
A recipient of many awards including the British Council's International Development Award (2014) and The Pyramid 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.