Shaumyika Sharma’s Singapore-based eponymous multidisciplinary studio builds on over 15 years experience in architectural practice and teaching on four continents. Sharma’s early visual vocabulary was informed by the shimmering beaches of Australia where she grew up, and the colours of the rich textile traditions of her native India.
As an architecture student at the University of Western Australia, she subscribed to the Bauhaus ‘total art’ ideal. Sharma's architecture career began in practice in London, where she also completed her registration at The Bartlett, before moving to New York for her Master’s in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University.
Exploring the integration of digital and analogue tools, Sharma developed a course she taught at The Cooper Union entitled ‘Architecture Through A Mixed Media Lens’. The ethos of this course informs the work of her studio, encompassing architecture, design, and art. Drawing inspiration from vastly different landscapes and cityscapes, her work across media builds on the cross-cultural appeal of abstract forms and geometry. Current work includes an architecture project – a ‘Weavers’ Centre’ in Kolkata, India - and a concrete sculpture - ‘Hemispheric’; the 2020 follow up to ‘The Big Wave’ presented at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2019.