Ekta Singha (b.1991, Kolkata, West Bengal, India) graduated with an MVA in Painting in 2015 from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda, India and a BVA in Painting in 2012 from Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata.
She presented her solo at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2019, Kala Chaupal and at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2021. She has exhibited in group shows at the India Art Fair, New Delhi, Gallery ARK, Vadodara, Anant Art Gallery in collaboration with Apparao Art Gallery, New Delhi, Bikaner House, New Delhi, Gallery 88, Kolkata, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Akara Art Gallery, Mumbai, India Art Fair, Art Centrix Space Gallery, New Delhi. She is the co-founder of Young Art Support Platform on Instagram, which supports young talent from across the country. She has been a part of several residencies like the Utsha Foundation, Bhubaneshwar, Odhisha, Kalakriti Art Residency, Hyderabad, Art Ichol, Maihar, Madhya Pradesh, and the 58th National Art Exhibition ‘Art Conclave Camp’, LalitKala Academy, Bangalore. She has received various awards including the FICAEmerging Artist Award 2020, an Award by the 50th Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, Bombay Art Society, Award, Atul Bose Memorial Award for Best Painting, and the Gopal Ghosh Memorial Scholarship, Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, India.
The crux of Ekta’s work lies in her personal interpretation of layers of experiences woven with design motifs, forms, and elements derived from miniature paintings. Her interests in Mughal, Persian, and Rajput miniature paintings have inspired her to generate a language of her own, which is layered with metaphorical and personal references. Memories of her royal ancestral home and lineage in Bangladesh feature extensively in her work.
Ekta lives and works in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.