Tarini Sethi (b. 1989, New Delhi, India) got her BA in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, 2010, and her BFA in Drawing at Pratt Institute, NY, 2014.
She has participated in many group shows in India and around the world including Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (2019) Kult Gallery, Singapore (2018), Kalakar Theatre, New Delhi (2018) Alliance Francais, New Delhi (2018) The Hollows, NYC (2015) Lumiere, NYC (2015), and a solo show at the IIC Gallery (2017). In parallel, she is the founder and curator of the Irregulars Art Fair; India’s first anti-art- fair. Tarini has attended a residency at Space 118, Mumbai, 2015.
Sethi’s art explores themes of human intimacy and tries to break the taboo of body-consciousness and sexuality. Her work constantly revolves around the idea of “Utopias” and a world where we can live free and equally, without judgment both from others and ourselves. She draws inspiration from folk tales, the architecture of cities she knows and lives in, and stories of kings and queens alongside twists and turns of modern-day politics. Sethi’s work unveils identity while exploring sexuality within personal spaces, both architectural and cerebral. She makes both drawings on paper and iron and wood shadow installations that are overall surreal in nature with hints of both mythology and humour.
Tarini lives and works in New Delhi, India.