Profile

EDUCATION

  • 1981-1986
    • National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad.
  • 1979-1980
    • Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai.

AWARD

  • 2016
    • Bharat Kala Ratna Award, Gujarat Kala Pratisthan.
  • 2015
    • Lalit Kala Gaurav Puraskar, Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy
  • 2014
    • FICCI, Women Achiever Award.

INVITEE / AUCTION SHOW

  • 2015
    • Partner artist: Social Initiative at Maya Eco System, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2015
    • Shades of Women, Ahmadabad Mirror (TOI) initiative.
  • 2014
    • Palette 2014, Charity Event Mumbai.
  • 2013
    • Modern & Contemporary Indian art Auction, Bangalore.
  • 2012
    • Art Bengaluru, International Art Auction, Bangalore.
  • 2011
    • Art for Dignity, Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai.
  • 2010
    • 150 years of Income Tax, Income Tax department,Gujarat.
  • 2009
    • Auction: SAKHIfor south Asian women, New York, USA.
  • 2008
    • Lakme Art & Fashion show, Mumbai.
  • 2006
    • 11th Harmony Show, Mumbai.
    • Art for Water, Water for Life, SCESA, NGO SHARE, Mumbai.
    • Auction: HSBC Private Banking, Mumbai.
  • 2005
    • 10TH Harmony Show, Mumbai.
    • Auction: In aid of Mumbai Police Welfare Fund, Police Gymkhana, Mumbai.
  • 2004
    • Auction: SAKHI for South Asian Women, New York, USA.
    • 9th Harmony Show, Mumbai.
  • 2003
    • 8th Harmony Show, Mumbai.
    • Auction: SAKHI for South Asian Women, New York, USA.
  • 2002
    • 7th Harmony Show, Mumbai.
  • 1997
    • BhartiyaVidhyaBhavan, Bangalore.

ART CAMPS AND RESIDENCY

  • 2015
    • Gujarat Kala Pratisthan, Palitana.
  • 2012
    • All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society. AIFAC,New Delhi.
  • 2011
    • Curated Art workshop at The Tamara Confluence. Coorg, Karnataka.
  • 2010
    • Artist in Residence,Indian School of Business ( ISB ), Hyderabad.
  • 2009
    • SaputaraTribal Village, GujaratKala Pratisthan, Surat.
  • 2006
    • Annual RPG Art Camp,Marve, Mumbai.
    • Art Camp, by Cancer Patients Aid Association, Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai.
  • 2004
    • Art Camp by The Art TrustGajner Palace, Rajasthan.
    • Annual RPG Art Camp, Marve, Mumbai.
  • 2005
    • Art Camp, by The Art TrustGrand Hyatt, Mumbai.
  • 2003
    • Annual RPG Art Camp,Marve, Mumbai.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014
    • Celebrating Women Mantra Art Gallery. Ahmedabad.
  • 2013
    • Devi Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • Devi (Preview) Gallery Amdavad Ni Gufa. Ahmedabad
  • 2011
    • Shakti Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • One Tribe Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • One Tribe (Preview) National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.
  • 2008
    • Goddess Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.
  • 2006
    • Mother Earth Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2004
    • Krishna the Blue God Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2002
    • Mirage Gallery G,Bangalore.
    • Mirage I Sabun Cabune, Singapore.
    • Mirage II Galerie Dauphin, Singapore.
  • 2001
    • Colours of Sand Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1999
    • Rhythms of Desert Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • Desert Song Galerie Dauphin,Singapore.
  • 2000
    • Colours of Life Galerie Dauphin,Singapore.
    • Desert Dream Radisson,New Delhi.
  • 1998
    • Desert Song KalaBhavan, Ahmedabad.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015
    • Hutheesing Visual Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.
    • Singapore Art Fair, Singapore.
  • 2014
    • Colours of Life, Cancer Aid Association, Mumbai.
    • Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore.
    • Singapore Art Fair, Singapore.
  • 2013
    • Figurative Figures’JAMAAT Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • Mahua Art Gallery Bangalore.
    • Colours of life’ (C.P.A.), Mumbai.
  • 2012
    • Gallery G, Bangalore.
    • Amdavad Art Society, Ahmadabad.
    • Figurative Show, JAMAAT Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2011
    • Colours of life, (C.P.A.), Mumbai.
    • India Art Summit, New Delhi.
  • 2010
    • Colours of Life, CancerPatients Aid Association, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • Art Exhibition, 150 years of Income Tax Department, Ahmedabad.
    • Inaugural Show, Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore.
    • Group Show, Galleria, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
    • Journey, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai.
    • Art Focus, Singapore.
  • 2009
    • Colours of Life,CancerPatients Aid Association, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • Figurative Show, JAMAAT Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2008
    • India Art Summit 2008, New Delhi.
    • Kala Contemporary, Gallery G & Christel House International, San Francisco, USA.
    • Colours of Life, Cancer Patients Aid Association, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    • Colours of India, Galerie Dauphin, Singapore.
    • India Essence, Gallery G & Pratham, Houston, USA.
  • 2007
    • The Sacred, IndiaHabitat Centre, New Delhi.
    • Colours of Life,Cancer Aid Association, Mumbai.
  • 2005
    • Art for God’s Sake, The Arts Trust-India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
    • Krishna, Galleria, Mumbai.
  • 2003
    • Art Celebrations,AsianCultural Center, New York, USA.
  • 2000
    • On the occasion of Women’s Year C.P. Art Centre, Chennai.
  • 1999
    • Passage through India,Galerie Dauphin, Singapore.
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Devi

‘Devi’ has innumerable interpretations in beliefs and mythology. The manifestations are so thoughtful that they lend purpose to native folks. Their role and significance in everyday rituals and narratives cannot be understated. Devi is a divine power yet she has human side to her. Cultural opulence of imaginative traditions has led to portrayal of feminine energy in shades and hues of changing times. Devi’s are virtuous women; they are revered, feared and worshiped.

ONE TRIBE TRIBUTE TO FOLK ART.

In the joyful process of creating objects of daily living, where utility and beauty co-exist; there is an oneness of the creator, the created and the participant. These beautifully made creative objects enhance life and evocate the magnificence and meaning of gracious living, where the immediate and the ultimate are connected by the living reality of beautiful objects.

Mother Earth

Once angered by the pride of man, the earth-goddess ‘Bhoodevi’ decided not to let the seeds sprout or plants grow. The resultant famine caused chaos in the three worlds. The gods begged the earth goddess to have mercy. Unable to bear there suffering, the goddess began to weep. So great was her grief that tears rolled down her hundred thousand eyes for nights, causing, heavy rain to fall upon the earth. The rivers flowed again lakes and ponds were full and life once again returned to the earth in abundance.

Goddess

Goddess or Devi as in Indian mythology is the most complex and most powerful of the goddesses and also known as Shakti or female energy. All over the world she has the same image as life bestower, nourishes, lover, comforter, and also the conqueror of evil.

She is portrayed in different shades from the mild to fierce and amongst the goddesses in images as sati, parvati, durga to kali.

Desert

The sun, sand and extreme hostile weather could hardly be an inspiration to bring out the creative side in any human, yet what I have seen and experienced in the desert of Kutch is a beyond imagination.

There is Creativity and beauty in every possible form, material, space, and lifestyle. The Desert series of paintings were my first attempt to capture these people in their element. The paintings portraying people, mud houses, cattle and life in general was almost an obsession in my initial painting phase.

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