Dr. Shalini Singh was born on 3rd October 1974. She attended Bishop Anstey High School and completed her B.A, M.Phil and Ph.D degrees at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. A recipient of first class honours and a post- graduate scholarship, Shalini currently teaches Art at the Diego Martin Central Secondary School and Art History at the Fashion and Design Department, UTT. Shalini has previous teaching experience at the University of the West Indies and she has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions. Her works were exhibited in New York, Colombia, Guyana and Miami.
Shalini is a long standing member of the Women in Art Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago and the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago. She has exhibited with Canvas Caribbean and has donated works to several charitable societies including the Gynaecological and Obstetrical Society of Trinidad and Tobago, The American Women’s Club of Trinidad and Tobago and The Rape Crisis Society of Trinidad and Tobago.
“My paintings are based on experiences, images and ideas from the environment. I want to construct a free, lively, exotic, colourful, enchanting and decorative world with floating forms from the most surreal and spiritual to the most prosaic, sublime and bizarre. Celestial and cosmic elements, tribal communities, ancient mythology, symbols, artefacts, rituals, cave drawings and monumental works of civilizations forgotten, lost or recorded in the history books are sources of inspiration.”