Masturah Sha'ari

1969 , Singapore

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. 


Peace of Ramadan I
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm
2018
Peace of Ramadan II
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm
2018
Empowered
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
2020
Colours of Geylang Serai
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2020
SOLD
Exploration
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2017
Harapan
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2021
Ketabahan
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2021
Pesta!
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm each
2018