Born in erstwhile Bengal, Arpita Singh trained at the School of Art, New Delhi Polytechnic, from where she graduated in 1959. Some of her solo exhibitions, since first held at the Kunika Chemould Art Center, 1972, include those at DC Moore Gallery, New York, in 2012; Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, and the Museum Gallery, Mumbai, in 2010-11; Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2006 and 1994; Bose Pacia, New York, in 2003; and Schoo’s Gallery (Foundation for Indian Artists), Amsterdam, in 1993. Her works have been exhibited in many groups shows, including ‘The Modernists’ at RL Fine Arts, New York, in 2010, ‘Bharat Ratna!’ at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2009; ‘Of Personal Narratives and Journeys’ at Bodhi Art, Gurgaon, in 2008; ‘Fluid Structures: Gender and Abstraction’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2008; ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Milan, in 2007-08; ‘Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art’ at the Kunstmuseum, Bern, in 2007; and ‘Women Artists from India’ at Mills College, California, in 1997. Singh was awarded the Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh State Government in 1998-99, and the Parishad Samman from the Sahitya Kala Parishad in New Delhi. Singh lives and works in New Delhi.