Zarrin Fatima Shamsi
Zarrin-Fatima Shamsi (b.1994, Vadodara, Gujarat, India) is an artist, printmaker, and art educator. She holds a Master’s Degree in Graphic Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India.
Zarrin has participated in several group shows and workshops in India as well as abroad. She has received an Award from Bombay Art Society for Best Painting under Student Category, Mumbai in 2016, The online Affect Art Competition under the category of New Media, India in 2020, Special Jury Award for the Best Artist by Golden Brush Awards, 2021, Manorama Young Printmaker Award 2020 and she has been given an honorable mention for Printmaking in the Inception Grant, 2021. More recently she was part of the Judges Panel for Interior Perspectives and Rendering Critique presentation at Box Hill College, Kuwait and she was also interviewed by Khaleejesque magazine for her Experiments with Print. She has worked at Kuwait University as a Teaching Assistant for Printmaking.
Her works mainly features natural objects, and an attempt to express her emotions and memories attached to these. One might say that her visual language and approach towards painting and print-making are organic and sensitive, though her work has always been experimental, and she tries to achieve something new each time, with each work. She explores printmaking in more depth through her work.
Zarrin-Fatima lives and works in Kuwait.