Arpita Singh studied at the School of Art, Delhi Polytechnic and subsequently became an Art Designer at the Weaver’s Service Centres in Kolkata and Delhi. Her first solo exhibition was mounted in 1972: thereafter her work has been exhibited extensively, to much critical acclaim. She has been influenced by Bengali folk paintings as well and these are a recurrent theme in some of her works post 1980’s.
Each of Arpita Singh’s drawings, watercolors on paper, and oils on canvas has a story to tell. Her works are a reflection of life around her including objects which are icons of contemporary life. The portrayal of women doing daily routine work provides a view of her ongoing communication with them.
She has shown her work in India and abroad several times. Her works are in permanent collections with esteemed institutions like the N. G. M. A. New Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Chandigarh Museum, Chandigarh, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
She lives and works in New Delhi.