Sri Irodikromo, daughter of famous Surinamese artist Soeki Irodikromo, grew up in an environment where painting, ceramics and traditional Javanese batik were daily activities. In 1989 she started her education at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Suriname. In 1994 she continued her education in The Hague, the Netherlands at the ‘Vrije Academie’ and specialized in graphical art techniques.
In 2005 she returns to Suriname and receives new impulses from its multicultural society. She is involved in several art projects, gives workshops in various art techniques, and creates intricately detailed and colorful artwork. She is skilled in painting, ceramics, batik and several other art techniques and is greatly inspired by the patterns, the symbols and the people from the various cultures represented in Suriname. Women in traditional clothing are also a recurring theme. In 2006 she wins first prize at The Living art show in Suriname. Her work is featured in many exhibitions and her first solo in 2008 is a large success. Her paintings, as well as the large-scale batik artworks that she is fond of making, are featured in important exhibitions in Suriname and abroad.
Sri also teaches Batik at the ‘Soeki Irodikromo Volksacademie voor Kunst en Cultuur’, Paramaribo. In 2018 she travels to Indonesia with her father and her siblings, and takes new inspiration from the cultural and artistic wealth she encounters in the country of her ancestors.
2011 - Present: Instructor in batik at the Folk Academy for Art and Culture in Paramaribo, Suriname
Gives several workshops throughout the country on textile techniques such as batik and tie dye
2020 Cultural Encounters: Art of Asian diasporas in Latin America & the Caribbean, 1945 – Present, Kalamazoo Institute, Michigan, USA
2020 IN THE FACE OF CHANGE exhibition, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2019 National Art Fair, Krasnapolsky, Suriname
2019 Brasa mi ori, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2018 25th Anniversary exhibition of Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 Aruba Art Fair 'Art.Culture.Movement', San Nicolas, Aruba
2017 TNF of August 'Pe un’ moksi kon na wan', Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2016 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2016 Group exhibition 'Tri Murni', Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao
2015 Art without Borders; from Suriname to Curaçao, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao
2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
2014 Circus Terminal, international traveling exhibition, De Hal, Suriname
2013 Paverpol Crea weekend, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname