Kumari Nahappan is active/lives in Singapore. Kumari Nahappan is known for painting.
Klang-born Kumari Nahappan was the Shell’s Discovery of the Year in 1992. She won Bali’s Kesatria Seni Award in 2004 and the Artist of the Year award in the Shanghai Art Fair in 2011. She was selected for the Singapore Biennale in 2013. Her grandparents migrated to Malaysia from India around 1910. She studied Interior Design (I.D.) at the Willesden College of Technology in London in the mid-1970s and taught I.D. at a local university for seven years. She moved to Singapore in 1989 and decided to become a full-time artist. She studied at the La Salle College of Arts in Singapore and obtained her MFA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She has done several public sculptures all over Asia. In Singapore: Nutmeg and Mace (Ion Orchard, 2009), Saga (Changi Airport Terminal 3, 2007), Development for Que Bayfront (2011; at 45m, the largest bronze mural in Singapore); In Malaysia, G. Tower in Kuala Lumpur;In the Philippines, J.Y. Campos Centre in Manila; and in China, the Chengdu International Finance Square.