Born in Karachi (now in Pakistan) in 1946, Nalini Malini received her Diploma in Fine Art from the Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1969. Between 1970 and 1972, she studied Fine Art in Paris on a scholarship from the French Government. Her most recent solo exhibitions include those held at Galerie Lelong, Paris, in 2013 and 2009; Art Musings, Mumbai, in 2013; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2012; Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, Chemould Prescott Road and Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, in 2010; Arario Gallery, New York, in 2008; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in 2007; Walsh Gallery, Chicago, in 2007; The Peabody Essex museum, Salem, in 2005-06; and Bose Pacia, New York, in 2004. Her work has also been shown internationally in group exhibitions since 1966, including at the David Winton Bell Gallery List Arts Center, Providence, in 2011, the Yale School of Art, New Haven, in 2009; Kunstmuseum, Bern, in 2007; Brandies University, Massachusetts, in 2007; the Asia Society, New York, in 1996; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, in 1993; the Royal Academy of Art, London, in 1982 and in Tokyo in 1969. She has also completed residencies in Montalvo in 2005; Civitella Ranieri in 2003. Fukuoka in 1999-2000; and Provincetown in 1989. In 2013, Malani was awarded the Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.