I am an artist based in Kolkata, India. Alumnus of Wimbledon School of Art in London, M.S.University Baroda and Kalabhavan Santiniketan I have pursued my education alhtrough in Printmaking. I received the Commonwealth Foundation fellowship and the Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 2001 to pursue an MA programme in Advanced Printmaking in London.
My first solo show was held at the Nehru Center – India High Commission in London in 2002 and my recent solo show in 2012 at Gallery Time & Space of Bangalore. I have shown at several national and international exhibitions of repute.
As an Art Educator and have served as a Visiting lecturer at the Department of Visual Arts of Bangalore University, Center for Design at Jain College in Bangalore and as a Full-time lecturer at Rai University in Delhi. I have also worked as an art consultant with Jackfruit Research & Development at Bangalore and have also volunteered in cataloguing the archival photographs of Colonial India at O.I.O.C - British Library in London.
Inspired By: The deep rooted traitions of my country that believes and respects 'individuality'.
Creativity for me is a self‐exploratory method of progression and confrontation. As a medium most intimately entangled with the psyche, the body suffices as a canvas for the allegorical expressions of life. What the body endures is what it expresses through its lumps, folds and crinkles, hiding some more. I trace and retrace my steps with the notion of body, its inner and outer sensibilities, assimilating the time and space that it inhabits. I see incidents as a chain of events…repeated, remembered and cherished. The human experiences of vanity, pain and ecstasy inspires me to ruminate and thereby informs my inquest as an artist. Through my drawings, prints, paintings and photography I aspire to convey these sensibilities that I imbibe from life around. My obsession with form garnered my attention towards natural forms like stones, plants, shells etc. and draw parallels with the human forms through details of texture, volume and scale.