Laksmi Shitaresmi is a natural-born artist who makes sculptures with accentuated symbols that represent her concepts and ideas. She first showed her artworks at the Indonesia-Japan Painting Exhibition held in Tokyo in 1987.
Since 1999, she had many solo exhibitions for paintings and sculptures, including Nakedness Reveals Life, Bentara Budaya Jakarta (2009) and Kocap Kacarita, Nadi Art Gallery (2010). She also involved in many group exhibition, both domestically and internationally. She was awarded for several honor, including Nominations of Painting in The Philip Morris Awards Indonesia (1997 dan 1999); Distinct Uniqueness, Golden Selection Women Artist Art Awards Indonesia (2009); and also achieved Lidicka Ruze as The Best Painting in Cekoslovakia (1989).
For Shitaresmi, art is not only a piece of artwork that had been uniquely expressed, but also a kind of portraiture of herself. As well as a diary, most of her works respond a multi-perspective of life, especially her role as a mother, wife and social figure. Body form and nudity, which has emerged in many of her works, is an aesthetic imagery she build to deliver the complexity of her self-definition, where it gives a metaphor of sincere truth.