Shastri Maharaj is a teacher, writer, and painter. He is a practicing artist for more than three decades.
Shastri produced more than a dozen one-man exhibitions in Trinidad, Canada, Germany and India. He participated in several mixed art exhibitions in the USA, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica, England, Holland and Suriname.
Shastri Maharaj contributed to the development of Leve through his partnership and auctioned one of his art pieces at the 2018 Leve event. 50% of the proceeds of this auction went to the Academy; the balance was retained by the artist.