Born in Kolkata, Simrin currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and New Delhi, India. She earned her MFA & BFA in Painting, from College of Art, New Delhi. Simrin then moved on to do Sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. She is the recipient of the French Government Scholarship & Artist-in-Residence Programme 2007-2008. She has also received a National Scholarship by the Dept. of Culture, Govt of India, 2004-2006, the Nokia Arts Award Asia Pacific in 2000-2001, and an artist residency as well as scholarship (2000-2001) in Seoul, Korea.
Her shows and workshops include ‘Anomalies’ curated by Jaishri Abichandani, essay by Shaheen Merali at Rossi & Rossi London, June-Aug 2009; ‘New Asian Promises’ at Design Palais, Palais Bruener, Vienna, Austria with Lukas Feichtner Gallerie Feb-Mar 2009; ‘The Sun Rises from the East’, at Galerie Christian Hosp, Innsbruck, Austria curated by Dr Alka Pande, Aug-Sep 2008; ‘Inner Vision’ at Guild Art Inc USA, New York curated by Shubhalakshmi Shukla, Feb 2008; ‘Spy’ at Museum Gallery, Mumbai curated by Bose Krishnamachari & presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Aug 2007; ‘Trends and Trivia – An Indian Story’ curated by Bhavna Kakar at Honk Kong Visual Arts Centre, March 2008; ‘Urban/Image/Monitor/Exiled/Neon’ at 1x1Art Space, Dubai, Nov-Dec 2007; ‘Contemporary India’ curated by Shaurya Kumar at Willard Wankelman Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Ohio, U.S.A, Oct -Nov 2009; a workshop based on mixed media titled ‘Self as Subject-Identity and Masquerade’, curated by Anne Braybon in June 2006 at the Tate Modern London; ‘White Lies’ curated by Bhavna Kakar at Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sep 2008, among several others.