Born in 1962, Rangoon, Burma; Vinita Karim obtained her MFA degree in fine Arts from University of Philippines, Philippines. Her dissertation topic was: Art Masala: Multicultural negotiations outside boundaries. Prior to her MFA, she had her BSc in 1985 and diploma in Fine Arts at Gerlesborg Art institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Vinita Karim is currently residing between Dhaka and Delhi. She has held 19 solo exhibitions around the World.
Vinita presents her recent artworks on canvas, which primarily uses Abstraction as the vantage point for her exploration. Vinita uses various materials like oil and acrylic paint, gold leaf, and print patterns from kalamkari wooden blocks. This shows the smooth interconnection between her Indian heritage, and her upbringing and life in various cities across the world: Stockholm, Berne, Nuremberg, Khartoum, Kuwait, New Delhi, Islamabad, Dhaka, Cairo and now Manila. Her experiences in these various fascinating cultures have enriched and informed her art making with a unique blend of east and west, north and south, and traditional and modern, combining them into new and surprising possibilities.