Lives In: Vadodara
Master of Fine Arts (Painting)
My work shoots of from the same concerns and areas of my interest where the dominant images are of women and her activities. My recent works are about women who rose for the need of the moment regardless of who or what they were like the common women who came forward to play an important and influential role, which changed the course of our social history. In these works I am acknowledging the feminine aspects of the woman (that of being a daughter, mother, sister and wife) as well as her strong nature and her need to assert herself. By giving my paintings a map format (after looking at old Indian maps), I am trying to make pathways for her and charting out her journey. I think of the woman as universal and she is often traveling within herself.
Read more Education Bachelor of fine arts from M.S. Faculty of Fine arts, Baroda - 1997 Master of fine arts, from College of Art, New Delhi - 1999. Awards 2010 National Akaademi award - Lalit Kala 2007 'Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi' -painting (state award) 2005 'Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi' -painting (all India) 2001-2002 'Lalit Kala research grant awards', New Delhi 2001 'Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi' - printmaking
Phases of life like motherhood and nurturing, common enough to all women also found place in my work as I passed through those stages in life.