2022 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
States: Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra
Cities: Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Sanskrit
Shruti is a Creative Writing graduate from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology whose work lies at the intersection of the development sector and creative interventions. She has been running her own women-led creative agency since 2017, Artists Anonymous, and has worked on connecting artists with projects while facilitating fair remuneration.
She is passionate about Hindustani classical music, writing and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and has worked for residential art workshops at Jharkhand under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for various NGOs, which resulted in public murals in the community addressing menstrual health and hygiene in 2019. She has created education modules and executed them during the pandemic in 2021 for children in various communities in Jharkhand and Odisha, addressing Child Marriage in the communities using body mapping and various other design philosophies, and reimagined libraries in public schools in Rural Karnataka for the Edifice Foundation.
More recently, she worked on a project for Ghare Baire, the DAG Museum in the old currency building in Kolkata, helped design a podcast as well as design collaterals for them. She also presented her paper ‘Shorshe Baata Ilish’ speaking about the relationship between food and Indian History at the Spring School for Centre for Public History.
In the past she has been invited to perform at various literature festivals across the country like the Goa Arts and Literature Festival in 2016, the Tata Literature Festival in Mumbai in 2017, the Language Festival in Bangalore in 2018 and the Women Empowerment-India Festival by the Goethe Institute in 2018.