Born in 1957, New Delhi, India.
1975 First year- painting Weisensee Kunst Hochschule, Berlin, Germany
1976-81 B.F.A Painting & Printmaking-Delhi College of Art.
1979-80 Guest student in Print making, College of Art. Santiago, Chile.
1981-82 Research Fellowship- Delhi College of Art.
1982-83 Research Grant -Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi.
1984-85 French Govt. Scholarship -Printmaking, Ecole Des Beaux Arts. Paris, France.
1990-92 Fellowship, Printmaking, and Painting, Ministry of Human Resources Development , Delhi.
1986-2005 Lecturer at College of Art, Delhi.
1990-91 Visiting Faculty Member at School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.
1993 British Council Grant to visit Art Institutions in London and study Contemporary Art Trends.
2011 Honoured `Woman Achiever` by Cancer Patients Aid Association BC Sanyal Award for dedicated Teacher from Collage of Arts, New Delhi.
1989 Yuva Mahotsava Award.
1988 Sahitya Kala Parishad Award.
1986 Women’s All India show A.I.F.A.C.S. Award International Print Biennale Award Bradford, U.K.
2012 Solo show at `Under the Mango Tree` Berlin, and at Art & Soul, Mumbai
2011 Revisiting The Popular `curetted by Sushma Bahl at Art Positive, New Delhi; Online show at Indianartcollectors.com
2010 Silent Expression` at Icon Gallery, Hyderaad:` Fables Retold` at Galerie Gondwana, Berlin, Germany.
2009 Migrating Memories` curetted by Hema Singh Rance at Roman Rolland, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi and Apparao Galleries, Chennai.
2006 Kanchan…the story so far…`curetted by Roobina Karode, organized by Delhi Art Gallery, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2004 Flower Power`` at Arushi Arts,Mumbai.
2003 Siddharta Art Gallery,kathmandu,Nepal.
2002 Dual Worlds`Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia.
2001 Artist of the month - Saffronart.com1999 Alliance Francaise, New Delhi; The Fine Art Company, Mumbai; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
1998 University of Punjab, Patiala.
1996 Art Inc, New Delhi.
1995 British Council Division, New Delhi. India International Centre, New Delhi.
1993 Gallery Ganesha, Delhi.
1992 Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1990 Triveni kala Sangam, Delhi.
1986 Miyasaka Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1984 Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi.
1983 Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
SELECTED GROUP SHOW
2014 'Treasures of Rajasthan Season II' at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
2014 'Contemporary Figuration' Group show at Juneja Art Gallery.
2014 All India Exhibition at Jaipur Art Summit, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2013 India Art Fair, New Delhi;
Kalaghoda Art festival, Mumbai,
”Show Stoppers: Impressions from South esat Asia”:
USA, The Grand Printmaking show by ICAC, Mumbai,
Group show by Art Chutney, Bangalore
2012 Suggestive Dichotomies-show curetted by Sakhshi Mahajan Group show at Forum Art Gallery, Art Chennai
2012 Khushhi –India on Canvas at Clarion Hotel, New Delhi,` Multiple Encounters `Print show at Lalit Kala Academy.
2011 Bondings-Vinculacion` two person show at Art Lounge, Grand Hyatt, Dubai;
Contemporary Art from India & Onam, `Icons-in our midst`- group show organized by Art Speaks, Delh,
‘Continum`-group show organized by Voice on Art at IHC, New Delhi,
Portrait of an Artist `by Dhoomi Mal Gallery, New Delhi;
Feminnale 2011`Group show of women artists organized by F Bar & Lounge and Artsastra,New Delhi
2010 Savera-show at Lalit. New Delhi, Khushii Smile-God vs. Spirituality, Sparrow- Songs of Sorrow. Songs of Joy-Art raffle held by The Loft at Mumbai.
2009 Sufi-Group show at Art Junction, The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, Show Stainless gallery at India Art Summit,New Delhi Small Format by Art Alive at india Art Summit, New Delhi. 'Living Art Expanse' curetted by Archna & Sushma Bahl at
Galeria De Arte at O Palacio, New Delhi `Think Small` at Art Alive. `Ankhee Jhaal Bahira- Seperating Myth & Realty Group show of International Women Artists, Siddharta Gallery, Kathmandu. Gift for Hussain- Jammia Millia Gallery, New Delhi.
2008 Baisakh- Group show at Polka Art Gallery,New Delhi `Pink is Blue`-Group
show at Suruchi Art Gallery, Noida Ashtanayika-Group show curetted by Dr. Alka
Pande at Stainless Gallery.2007 `Tiger by the Tail!-Women Artist of Indian Transforming Culture` curetted by
Roobina Karode and Elinor Gadon at Brandeis University, USA ``ART FOR
LIFE``Art auction by Tehelka at Bonhams,London `Imprint` Show curetted by at
Kalpana Shah at Ueno Royal Museum,Japan ; `Made in India` show by Delhi
Art gallery Opera Gallery,London.
2006 Digressing Domains` curetted by Sushma Bahl organized by Nitanjali Gallery
at Lalit Kala Gallery,New Delhi ;Print show by Bhavana Kakkar at Art kala
Akademi,New Delhi.``Harvest-2005`` by Arushi Art at Mumbai. ``Negotiating
Matters`` curetted by Rubina Karode at Anant Gallery,New Delhi. Group show
at Hamil Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2004 Blood Ties``a collaborative show by Kanchan Chander and Helen Geier at
Freemantle Art Centre,Perth,Australia; ``Fair and Furious –II``at Jebiwool Art
Museum, Gwacheon Hanmadang Festival,South Korea and Lalit Kala
Akademi, New Delhi.
2003 Group Show at Artspace,Kolkatta; Group Show at Gallerie Alternatives,DLF;
Performative Textures`` show curetted by Alka Pande at India Habitat
Centre,New Delhi. ``Fair and Furious``Show curetted by Sushma Bahl
organized by Art Alive at Lalit Kala Akademi,New Delhi; A Collaboration
of Poems and Painting by Kanchan Chander and Idris Tayeb—IIC,
New Delhi and Siddharta Art Gallery,Kathmandu,Nepal,``Today,
Tomorrow`` Show curetted by Rattanottam Sengupta at Habiart
Gallery, New Delhi.
2002 Shakti` Group Show by Gallery Beyond, Mumbai; ``Heat``show curetted by
Mrinal and M. L. Jonny at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; ``Connecting`` show
by Art Alive at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
2001 Collaborative show of Helen Geier & Kanchan Chander, Manuka Art Gallery,
Canberra, Australia, British Council, New Delhi, Gallery Sumukha,
Bangalore; Stree Shakti”… IHC New Delhi Concern India Auction- Mumbai;
Group Show, Hotel “Marriot, New Delhi.
2000 Monsoon show-Sans Tache, Mumbai; Women artisis show at India Habitat
Centre, New Delhi; “ Combine”- VisaVis-New Delhi; “Faces by Gallery
1999 Edge of the Century, New Delhi. “Icons of the Millennium “- Lakeeren,
Mumbai. Mini Format Paintings- Sans Tache, Mumbai.
1998 ‘Confluence’ Exhibition in NY and London-organised by Gallery Sumukha:
‘KASTH’ Group show at Shridharani Gallery Triveni, New Delhi: ‘Gouache’ –
Group Show by Gallery Art Motif : IPG Portfolio prints- Aakarshan Gallery,
New Delhi: The Body show, Art Today, New Delhi.
1997 Indian Contemporary Artists-Ezchenbonn-Germany: Indian Women Artists –
Mills College - California and NY: ‘KALI - at the Troical Museum - Amsterdam
Holland: Emerging Trends - “The Air Gallery“ London : “Looking Glass” at
Lakeeren Gallery , Mumbai: ”Indian Beasts” Shridharani Gallery Triveni.1996 Int. Exhibition of Graphic Art , Frenchen, Germany. Mini Print Show - British
Council and Gallery Espace. Bharat Bhawan Biennale . Bhopal . “Shatardu”
– Exhibition at Rabindra Bhavan.
1995 Norwegian Int. print Triennale: “ Emerging Trends “ Curetted by Prima Kurien
at Rabindra Bhavan: Group show AIFACS Gallery - New Delhi: Print Show –
Urusvati Gallery - New Delhi: 3 Women Printmakers - Cymorza Art Gallery.
Mumbai: IPG Show at Birla Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta: Group Show of
Prints - Foundation for Indian Artists, Schoo’s Gallery, Amsterdam.
1994 Indian Printmakers Guild (IPG), Kathmandu, Nepal, 4th Asian Art Show,
Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan. 20 Artists, Delhi. National Exhibition, Madras.
1993 Art Multiple. Dusseldorf. Germany: Messe Novea, Germany. International
Print Triennale, Frenchen, Germany. International Print Biennale Maastericht,
Holland. Asian Festival. Wolverhampton Museum, U.K; Souvenirs De’n
Print Show Hussain Ki Sarai, Faridabad, IPG Show, Delhi.
1992 International Print Biennale-Sarcelles, France. Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual
1991 Indian Artists, Hamburg, Germany; Mini Print, Norway; Two Person Show,
Schoo’s Gallery , Amsterdam, Holland; International Print Biennale-Bharat
Bhavan, Bhopal. Group show IPG, Delhi and Bangalore.
1990 International Portrait Exhibition , Tzuzla, Yugoslavia. International
Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frenchen, Germany. Xal Praxis Foundation -
Exhibition of Graphic Art, Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai. Group show Jahangir,
1989 International Print Biennale Ljubl jana, Yugoslavia. CMC Drawing, New Delhi.
‘Artists Alert’ for Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, Delhi . International Print
Biennale Bharat Bhavan , Bhopal.
1988 Vadhera Art Gallery , Delhi. International Print Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
1987 Indian Printmakers , Bristol, U.K. Intergrafik, Berlin, Germany. 14 Artists Drawings Group Show, Delhi. International Print Biennale Ljubljana , Yugoslavia.
1986 International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK. All India Women’s Show.
A.I.F.A.C.S, Delhi. Two Person Exhibition Shridharani, New Delhi,Jehangir, Mumbai.
1885 Group Show, Paris, National All India Exhibition, Delhi.
1984 20 Artists, Delhi. Two Person - Garhi Studios, Delhi. Two Person
Alliance Francaise, Delhi. 7 Artists, Jahangir, Mumbai.
1983 International Biennale of Graphic Art, Ljubl jana, Int’l print Biennale,
Kanagawa, Japan, A.I.F.A.C.S, Annual, Delhi. National All India
Exhibition, Delhi. All India Prints Exhibition, Chandigarh. 1982 Annual Exhibition, A.I.F.A.C.S, Delhi.
1981 Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Show, Delhi. National All India Art Exhibition.
1980 Two person Lawrence Gallery, Santiago, Chile. Young Artists from India, Berlin, Germany.
2012 Art Camp organized by Dhoomi Mal Gallery at Mandu.
2011 Art camp at Claridges, Suraj Kund y Prithvi Arts.
2010 Art camp at Pondicherry organized by Mukti & Prakrit Arts;at Goa by Voice of Art at Bhandharnara by Dhoomi Mal Gallery.
2009 Art camp organized by Rai Foundation at Country Inn, Bhimtal.
2008 Art camp in Switzerland.
2007 Art camp at Mariott, Mumbai.
2006 Camp in China by Prakrit Arts
2004 Camp at Singapore.
2003 Camp at Barog and Simla, HP, organized by Art River and Northern Railways.
2001 Residency at Braidwood (near Canberra), Australia; Conducted Woodcut Workshop at American School, New Delhi.
2000 Women Artist Camp, IHC, New Delhi.
1999 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy, Munnar: Painting Camp at Hotel Rennaisance, Goa.
1998 Mudh Island Camp- Mumbai.
1997 Indo - Nepalese Artists Camp at Katmandu organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery and Gallery Sumukha; Painting Camp at Agra Mughal Sheraton.
1996 Painting Camp at Bhuvaneshwari Kala Kendra, Bhondsi. “Shatadru” Camp at Crafts Museum curetted by Alka Raghuvanshi and Seema Bawa in collaboration with Lalit Kala Academy and Crafts Museum.
1995 GIDC Painting Camp at Umbergaon Gujarat. “Udyan Care” Workshop at College of Art. Painting Camp, Welcomgroup Hotel Kakatiya, Hyderabad.
1994 4th Asian Art Show Workshop at Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan. All India Printmakers Camp, Bhubaneshwar Reg. Centre. All India Printmakers Camp-Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. Printmakers Camp- Bagor Ki Haveli- By Takhman Group Udaipur. IPG workshop - Art Council , Kathmandu, Nepal.
1993 Painting Camp- by Takhman - Udaipur.
1991 Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore.
1989 Womens Camp at Calcutta by Genesis Art Gallery.
1988 Artists Camp at Calcutta by Genesis Art Gallery.
1986 Graphic and Drawing Camp organized by Sahitya Kala Parished, Delhi.
Founder member of IPG (Indian Printmakers Guild)
2000 Cocuretted with Sushma Bahl “See Through” - Paintings on glass at British Council Division , New Delhi.
2000 Cocuretted “ Combine “ Voices of the New Century in collaboration with Gallery Alternations and Vis-a -Vis at NGMA, New Delhi.
1995 Coordinated - “Light and Enlightenment” Show in Collaboration with Foundation for Indian Art, Amsterdam and ISLE at Pragati Maidan.
1995 Cocuretted Emerging Trends in collaboration with Art Inc at Lalit Kala Academy- New Delhi.
ON JUDGING PANEL:
1998 Charles Wallace Scholarship. Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
1997-95 Inlakhs Foundation.
2011 `Shringhar`by Dr.Alka Pande; Centurium-article by Uma Nair Book by Voice on
Art;` First Sensual, Then Filmi`-b Dr. Seema Bawa in Asian Age; `Her
Fair Ladies` by Georgina Madox in Indian express;`Talk the work`
y Shailja Tripathi in The Hindu;`Leading Ladies of her Canvas` by Aakriti
Singh,Hindutan Times;`Kanchanis back with Filmi Icons-by Angshukta
Chokraborty in Mail today;`Revisiting the Popular` by Kishore Singh;`
Sushma Bahl in conversation with Kanchan`-Revisiting the Popular`
2010 Good Homes BBC by tripat Kalra; Home as Haven by hoihnu Hauzel in The
2009 Art in the Bush land issues in the Art of the GW Bot by Wendy Stavrianos
Memories of a Feminine Consciousness by Uma Nair in Asian Age
`Thonk Sma,` by Art Alive `Pillow of her Couch `by Dr. Alka
Pande in Migrating Memories; `Images, Presences and Silences:
A Dialogue `by Dr. Seema Bawa in Migrating Memories 2008 Indian Art
- The New international Sensation-A Collector`s Handbook by Dr. Alka Pande
2007 `Feminine Truths, Bared` by Neha Sharma in Indian Express `Making `A Space
for Healing`:Strategies for Resistance and Recovery by Rubina Karode
in Tiger by The Tails.
2006 ``Ardhanarishvara—the androgyne..probing the gender within by Dr.
Alka.`Kanchan..the story so far` book edited by Rubina Karode.articles
By Maryann Millford, Michael Ludgrove and Geeti Sen.
2005 `Inherit the World`` by Seema Bawa in Art India magazine ; A book review of
``Feminine Fables by Sarita .K. Heer in Woman`s Art Journal ,US;
``Manifestaions III by Shukla Sawant; ``Negotiating Matters by Rubina Karode
2002 `Design & Interiors`-by Nirupama Dutt ; (A-N) magazine-UK`s leading
publication for Visual Applied Art ;Reviews in HT City and leading
newspapers in Kathmandu.
2003 ``Feminine Fables Imaging the Indian Woman in Painting, Photography and
Cinema—by Dr, Geeti Sen
2001 The Canberra Times “Unusual art by an unusual partnership“ Cassie Prond
Foot. Art Asia Pacific -issue 29 “Helen Geier” - Kanchan Chander
Relief Printmaking - Ann Westley. “Contemporary art India - A Perspective”
P.N. Mago “Exploring Unknown Territories “Art India magazine a
dialogue by Helen Geier & Kanchan Chander 2000 Indian Express
“Gallery Counting“- Menaka Jayashankar. The Pioneer “Tackling the
Kali in me” Alka Raghuvanshi. The Hindu “Celebrating new vistas
in print“ Gayatri Sinha “Combine: Voices of the new Century
“ Gayatri Sinha.1999 Indian Express “Tryst with Torsos”- Nirupama Dutt
Asian Age “A unique & earthly delight“ - Uma Nair
The Hindu “Feminist image with a difference“ Gayatrti Sinha.
1998 Marg magazine “Newsletter from the USA“ West Coast - Tushara Bindu Gude.
Image & Imagination - IIIustrated talks on contemporary Indian art: “Women’s
Narrative“ Dr. Giti Sen 1997 Art Times Magazine “ Exploring the
self-Kanchan Chander“ - Seema Bawa. Art Asia Pacific no.18
“ A new iconography” Giti Sen Art papers Vol. 22” Women Artists of
India: A celebration of Independence” Susan Platt.
The Financial Times “A brush with a theme“ - Shubra Mazumdar.
1996 “Vatsalya” Roobina Karode Indian Designs & Interiors “ Kanchan Chander” – Suneet Chopra.
1995 Article on Kanchan Chander for 3 Women artists at Cymorza Gallery, Mumbai- Shukla Sawant An exhibition of Paintings & Prints at British Council,
New Delhi- Pooja Sud. Hindustan times “Painting it red“ - Aruna Srinivasan
Indian Express- Metro news “Exploring new vistas in a new medium” Bharati Chaturvedi. “Shatadru” –Alka Raghuvanshi The Telegraph “A distinctly Indian line of enquiry”- Gayatri Sinha Sunday Mail “Trible expressions
Kanchan’s principal motif” Subbrha Mazumdar. The Pioneer “Creating a new iconography?” Seema Bawa. The Sunday Times “Colors of freedom” Ratnottama Sengupta Times of India “ Cultural Centre” Keshav Malik.
1994 Pioneer “ Drawing from Tribal Art “- Seema Bawa Times of India “Artist revels in colours on Canvas”- Ratnottama Sengupta.4th Asian Art show Fukuoka - Nakayama Kilichiro.
1993 The Hindu “Coming out of the shadows” so Gayatri Sinha
The Statesman “Balanced techniques & Statement “ - K. L. Kaul
Times of India “Woodcut as a Canvas” – Aruna Narlikar
Observer “Printmaker’s Progress“ - Ajit Kumar Dutta
The Hindu “Tiumph of art over life“ - Suneet Chopra.
1992 Economic Times “All within a Groove “Hiti Mahindroo 1991,’94 “Indian Printmakers Guild”-Shukla Sawant & Subba Ghosh
1990 Evening News -“ An artists with a difference“ -Priti Link -'A mature talent' Suneet Chopra.
1989 Patriot- Reflective Graphics “- P.N. Mago.
1983 Indian Express “ Living Graphics”-Sarosh Bana
National Gallery Modern Art, Delhi. Mumbai International Airport Kiran Nadar
Museum, New Delhi Lawrence Gallery, Santiago; College of Art. Lalit Kala Academy,
Delhi, Chandigarh Museum, Patiala Museum. British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, Fukuoka Art Museum- Japan,
Glenberra Museum, Japan; Air India , Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi. Private Collections in India and abroad.