Shilpa Pandit Patole completed her graduate and post graduate degrees from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.
With an extraordinary academic background, Shilpa set out to taste success as an artist and has, in the process, attained many laurels for herself including the Raza Award from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1993; a scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development Department, New Delhi in 1994 and 2000 as well as a felowship at Sir J.J. School of Art in 1994; Lord Harding’s Prize & Late Palsikar’s Prize, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1995. She also received a Bendre-Husain Scholarship Bombay Art Society, Mumbai in 2001.
Shilpa has a number of solo and group shows to her credit across India including Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2001, 2006 and 2010; Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi in 2002, Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim Inn, Goa in 2004 and Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2011. Her works form a part of the prized collections of big corporate names like Reliance, Oberois, Indian Oil and Tata Memorial, Mumbai to name a few.
Shilpa’s abstract paintings reflect her mind and emotions as she happens to be enthralled with ancient beliefs and has studied ‘chakras’ in human body, which she has interpreted in her works too. Spontaneity forms the basis of her work, as she strings together in layers many experiences and episodes of life for the viewers to see and assimilate slowly and feel the essence of the elements.