Masturah Sha’ari lives in the worlds of art and design. While her work helps businesses and companies perfect their brands and corporate identities, painting allows her to break free of grids and perfection and enter into her inner world. Through layers of acrylic, each revealing memories, experiences and personal stories, art becomes an artistic expression of her journey as wife, mother, designer and art gallerist. Her works have been exhibited in Singapore and Malaysia, and can be found in private collections.
Masturah earned her Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories from Goldsmiths, University of London through LASALLE College of the Arts (2021). She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics and Malay Studies, from National University of Singapore (1992), and holds a Diploma in Design Communication from LASALLE (2000). An accomplished Designer whose works have garnered book and design awards, she has taught Design and Drawing at the Singapore Polytechnic, and written for publications and journals.
Together with her husband Jeffrey, Masturah is cofounder and director of Maya Gallery, a contemporary art gallery with a focus on heritage and culture.