Shad has a varied practice, painting being the primary one. She did her masters in arts from M.L.B. College, Bhopal and was a resident artist at Kanoria Centre for Arts. She has been making portraits of human torsos, inspired either by her imagination or the people she observes around her. Most of them being of women, the paintings are extremely provocative without having a hint of the sexual.
For Abhivyakti, Shad has brought about 30 such portraits which are interactive and set as a cluster, group or family.