Born in 1946 in Karachi, Nalini Malani received her education from the J.J School of Arts in Mumbai. Much of her work is influenced by her experiences as refugee that took place during the partition. Her work is particularly interesting because she has emerged as a pioneer and a senior multimedia artist that achieved international prominence in the 1980s. Race, class and gender are recurring themes in her work. Since 1993 she also begun working on installations. Malani lives and works in Mumbai.
30 panel polytych, acrylic, ink and enamel reverse painting on acrylic sheet, 227.5 x 396 cm, 2009
Listening to the Shades 7Acrylic, ink and enamel reverse painting on acrylic sheet, 2008