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Born  22nd March 1954 Taran Tarn, Punjab, India.

 

India.She is the first Indian artist who has achieved a post graduate degree in easel painting, faculty of Fine Arts from Russia, Academy of Fine Arts, Repin Institute of Painting,Sculpture & Architecture, Decorated with the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in St.Petersburg. A professional artist to the core , she has served on different juries & won several awards , prizes and owners including senior and junior fellowship as outstanding artist from the Govt. of India, Ministry of H.R.D,Dept. of Culture New Delhi,from 1989-1991 and 1996-1998.AIFACS President of India's silver plaque and Dr.M.s Randhawa memorial cash award in 1990.In 1987 Sahitya Kala Parishad award.In 1985 she was awarded and highly commended at the annual post graduate works exhibition in St.Petersburg ,Russia.In 2008 she was awarded Friendship Medal from the Russian Centre for Scientific and Cultural Cooperation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Moscow,RussiaIn 2008,Silver Medal, for Generosity by the Institute of Art named after K.A.Savitski, Russia. Honour award for the contribution Indo-Russian Friendship by the Mayor Penza city,Russia..She has held 44 solo exhibitions in India, Russia, U.S.A, Canada and participated in several major exhibitions,Artists camps at National and International level. She is the founder of Roerich's Art Society ,affiliated with the Russian Cultural Centre N. Delhi. Since 1986 she is organizing and curating exhibitions of Indian and Russian artists and curated about 200 exhibitions. Her works are in collections all over the world's private and Govt. art organizations and museums.

  

 

ARTIST   STATEMENT

 

Art is my patience. I interpret the life of genre people in my paintings, their love anger, struggle for life, dreams, suffering & all happenings of life. I also paint autobiographical paintings.

The main medium which I love is oil on canvas because it is durable & also can try 

different textures in this medium. I also love to do pencil, charcoal, drawings

on paper.

I have developed my own style, which took several years of practice & experience.

When I see my art I feel that life is so beautiful, complicated & deep because my paintings are the mirror of life. I depict the life as what I feel, what I see & every

painting shows different aspect of life. When people see my art they sense the same deeply & feel it is true.

Since 1986 after the post-graduation from the prestigious Academy of Arts, Repin

Institute of paintings, Sculpture,& Architecture Saint. Petersburg, Russia I have

Done about 6000 paintings on different topics & series like Mother & Child, War & Peace, Shringar, Desire, Prakriti, Terrorist, Literacy, Man & Animal Family, Knowledge is power, etc.                        

 

 

EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZATION 

 

1975     Diploma in Commercial Art, Women’s Polytechnic, New Delhi.

1978,85  Post Graduate Degree in Easel Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts from the Russia, Academy of Arts, Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture, Decorated with the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in St. Petersburg.

 

 

OTHER EXPERIENCES 

 

1986,92   Worked as exhibition in charge at Russian Cultural Centre, New Delhi.

1987,88   Taught Drawing & Painting at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

Founder of Roerich’s Art Society & Academy of Fine Arts & Sports affiliated with Russian Centre of Science & Culture, New Delhi.

Since 1998 organizing and curating exhibitions under the banner of Roerich’s Art Club. 

Curated about 200 exhibitions at the Russian Cultural Centre, New Delhi.

 

PRIZES, AWARDS, HONOURS 

 

1973  Women’s Polytechnic Exhibition, New Delhi.

1980  1st Award State Level composition work in Russian Language at St. Petersburg, Russia.

1983  1st Award State Level Russian Language & Literature contest between foreign students studying in Higher Academic Institutions at St. Petersburg, Russia.

1985  Awarded highly commended at the Annual Post Graduate Works Exhibition, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1987  Awarded Sahitya Kala Parishad, Youth Festival, New Delhi.

1989  91 Awarded Junior Fellowship as outstanding artist by the Govt. of India, Ministry of H.R.D., Department of Culture, New Delhi.

1990  AIFACS President of India’s Silver Plaque and Dr. M.S. Randhawa Memorial Cash Award.

1996,98   Awarded Senior Fellowship as outstanding artist by the Govt. of  India, Ministry of H.R.D., Department of Culture, New Delhi.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES 

 

President and Founder of Indo-Russian Academy of  e Chairman and Founder of Indo-Russian Roerich’s Art Club, New Delhi.

Member of Indo-Russian Women’s Club, New Delhi.

Member of Delhi Alumni Association of Soviet/Russian Academic Institutions.

Life Member of  ICCR, New Delhi.

 

 

 

CAMPS, WORKSHOPS 

NATIONAL

 

1989   Women’s Artist Camp, Garhi Studio organized by L.K.A., New Delhi.

1990   All India Artists Camp, Dehradun organized by Oil & Natural Gas Commission.

1990   National Artists Camp, Karna Lake, Karnal organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

1991   All India Artists Camp at Patni Top, Jammu organized by Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture & Language.

 1992   All India Painting Workshop, Chandigarh organized by Department of Cultural Affairs Punjab and Punjab L.K.A.

1995   Dialogue II. The lecture on my Works organized by L.K.A., New Delhi.

1995   Women’s Artist Workshop, Amritsar organized by WCCI (World Council of Curriculum & Instruction)

1999   Punjab Art Heritage Camp, Jalandhar organized by Apeejay College of Fine Arts.

1999   Artist Camp at Nehru Park, New Delhi organized by N.D.M.C. 

2000   Gandhi Jayanti Artist Camp, Nehru Park, New Delhi organized by N.D.M.C., New Delhi.

2000   National Artist Camp, Bhubaneshwar organized by Voluntary Health Association. 

2002   Platinum Jubilee Camp, Delhi organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.

2004   Amrit Kala Kumbh, Amritsar organized by AIFACS, New Delhi and Indian Academy of fine Arts, Amritsar.

2005   National Senior Artist Camp, Delhi organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.

2005   National Artist Camp, Delhi organized by Anuva Centre for Art, Culture & Wisdom.

2006   Senior Artist Camp, Delhi organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.

2006   National Art Workshop, Qutab Minar, Delhi organized by Ramchander Nath International Foundation.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

1979   Students Camp, Simphropol, Black Sea, Russia.

1980   Students Camp, Alupka, Black Sea, Russia.

1981   Students Camp, Alupka, Black Sea, Russia.

1982   Students Camp, Sudal, Russia organized by Repin Institute.

2002   International Symphonia, Vladimir, Russia organized by Sunny Square.

 

 

MEMBER OF JUDGING COMMITTEE         

 

1986   National Exhibition organized by Nehru Bal Smiti.

1988   National Exhibition 6th Yava Mahotsva organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

1997   Annual Space Art Contest organized by Jawaharlal Nehru Planetorium, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi.

1999   National School Exhibition organized by Disha.

2000   Annual Exhibition organized by Kulachi Hansraj Public School, New Delhi.

2000   State Level Exhibition of NDMC School at Nehru Park organized by NDMC, New Delhi.

2004   Republic Day Parade Camp, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, New Delhi.

2004   On the Spot Children Painting Competition, Delhi organized by Nishtha.

2007   Annual Space Art Contest, Delhi organized by Nehru Planetorium.

2007   On the Spot College students poster competition at NSS Yava Bharat Camp to commemorate 150th years of the First war of India’s independence 1857 0rganised by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

   

1985   St. Petersburg, Russia sponsored by Friendship House.

1986   New Delhi sponsored by Russian Culture Centre.

1986   New Delhi, Shridharani Art Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam.

1987   New Delhi sponsored by Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

1987   New Delhi, Triveni Art Gallery.

1987   Bombay, Jahangir Art Gallery.

1988   New Delhi, Triveni Art Gallery.

1988   New Delhi, sponsored by Russian Centre of Science & Culture, New Delhi.

1989   New Delhi, sponsored by Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

1990   New Delhi, sponsored by Gallery Ganesha.

1991   New Delhi, sponsored by Habitat Centre.

1992   Drawings. New Delhi, sponsored by Gallery Ganesha.

1992   Paintings & Drawings New Delhi organized by Roerich’s Art Club, Russian Cultural Centre.

1995   Bombay, Artist Centre.

1995   Slide show and lecture sponsored by L.K.A., New Delhi.

1997   New Delhi, sponsored by Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

1998   New Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport organized by Airport Authority of India.

1998   New Delhi, L.K.A. sponsored by Art Indus.

1998   New Delhi, sponsored by Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

1999   New Delhi, L.K.A.

1999   New Delhi, sponsored by Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

1999   Bombay, Jahangir Art Gallery.

1999   “Shringar”, Jaipur sponsored by Juneja Art Gallery.

1999   Retrospective 1979-1999 organized by Russian Centre of Science & Culture, New Delhi.

2000   “Prose of Sand Dunes”, New Delhi L.K.A.

2000   Bombay, Nehru Centre.

2000   “Desire” New Delhi, Krishna Collection Art Gallery.

2001   “Prakriti” New Delhi sponsored by Parivartan Art Gallery.

2001   “Vibrant Images” Jaipur sponsored by Juneja Art Gallery.

2002   “Motherhood” New Delhi Krishna’s Collection Art Gallery.

2002   Russia, Vologda Museum, Vladimir.

2003   Series “The Blue God” Bombay, Jahangir Art Gallery.

2004   “No to Global Terrorism” New Delhi, Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

2005   “Fortsunami” New Delhi, L.K.A.

2005   New Delhi sponsored by Daffodil’s the Grand.

2005   “The Magic of Love” at the Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi.

2006   “From my Diary” New Delhi, India Habitat Centre.

2006   Bombay sponsored by Art Land.

2007   A retrospective spanning 30 years -  New Delhi sponsored by Gallery Pioneer and Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

2008   'Vivid Images' Jan. L,K,A. New Delhi

2008   'Krishna' May. Museum I.I.Brodski, Sant. Petersburg Russia.

2008   'Krishna' June. Modern Art Gallery Penza city, Russia.

2008   'Krishna' July. Curated by Nisha. U.S.A

2008   'Colors' July. Living Art Centre, Toronto, Canada.

2008   Nov. Art Chill ,Jaipur India

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

 

1978 to 85   Faculty of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1985   Youth Festival at St. Petersburg, Russia.

1986   First All India Women’s Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.

1987   30th National Exhibition, L.K.A., New Delhi.

1987   Golden Jubilee Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.

1987   3rd Yuva Mahotsav Art Exhibition organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

1987   Annual Art Exhibition, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

1987   59th Annual All India Art Exhibition, New Delhi organized by AIFACS.

1988   Diamond Jubilee All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.

1988   4th Yuva Mahotsav Art Exhibition, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi. 

1988   Friendship House, Moscow sponsored by Russian Centre of Science & Culture and All India Youth Artist Forum.

1988   Homage to Indira Gandhi. New Delhi, Gallery Aurobindo.

1988   Annual Art Exhibition, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi. 

1989   61st All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.

1989   Yava Mahotsava Art Exhibition, Delhi, Sahitya Kala Parishad.

1989   32nd National Exhibition of Art. L.K.A., New Delhi.

1989   61st All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi. 

1990   62nd Annual All India Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi.

1990   National Art Exhibition, New Delhi Russian Cultural Centre organized by Roerich’s Art Club.

1990   33rd National Exhibition, L.K.A., New Delhi.

1990   5th Yuva Mahotsav, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

1990   Felicitation to Sh.B.C.Sanyal, Delhi L.K.A. organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad.

1990   ONGC Artist Camp Exhibition, Dehradun.  

1991   Song for World Peace, International Kala Kumbh, participated as a member of organizer committee organized by Panchamrit, Russian Cultural Centre in collaboration with Indo-Russian Roerich’s Art Club, New Delhi.

1991   2oth Annual Art Exhibition, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

1991   “The Down trodden and we”. A tribute to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar organized by L.K.A., New Delhi.

1991   4th Rashtriya Kala Mela. New Delhi L.K.A.

1991   National Exhibition of Art organized by Heart Care Foundation, New Delhi.

1991   Artist against Communalism: Images & Word organized by SAHMAT, New Delhi.

1991   Annual Art Exhibition, L.K.A. organized by Disha.

1992   35th National Exhibition in Collaboration with Indo-Soviet N. Roerich Art Club at L.K.A., New Delhi.

1992   21st Annual Art Exhibition, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

1993   National Exhibition of Art organized by Anamica Art Gallery, New Delhi.

1993   Creativity & Stylistic. New Delhi, Anamica  Art Gallery.

1993   2nd  Anniversary of Greenwood. All India Exhibition, New Delhi organized by Gallery Greenwood.  

1994   23rd Annual Art Exhibition, New Delhi, Sahitya Kala Parishad.

1995   50 years of Independence at Taj Palace, New Delhi organized by Meneka Gandhi People’s for Animal.

1995   65th/66th Annual All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.

1996   67th Annual All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.

1996   Freedom at Midnight, New Delhi organized by Urusvati Centre for Contemporary Arts.

1997   Exhibition organized by Heart Care Foundation, New Delhi.

1998   National Exhibition of Art organized by Prayas. Jaipur and New Delhi.

1998   Perfect Health Mela. New Delhi organized by Heart Care Foundation.

1999   2nd Asian Art Exhibition organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.

1999   Creative Search. Exhibition of 8 Delhi artists of Senior Fellowship of Department of Culture, Government of India.

1999   125th Birth Anniversary of Nikolai Roerich organized by Indo-Russian Academy of Fine Arts & Sports at Russian Centre of Science & Culture, New Delhi.

1999   Tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, Art Junction, New Delhi.

1999   Exhibition organized by NDMC at Nehru Park, New Delhi.

1999   To Mark International Women’s Day Four Women Artists at Russian Centre of Science & Culture organized by Academy of Fine Arts & Sports.

1999   Group Show organized by Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi.

1999   Group Show organized by Dhoomilal Art Centre, New Delhi.

1999   Contemporary Women Artists organized by Greenwood, New Delhi.

2000   Group Show organized by Gallery Village, New Delhi.

2000   Group Show organized by Disha at L.K.A., New Delhi.

2000   Contemporary Indian Painting Exhibition at Fulda. (Germany)

2000   Group Show organized by Voluntary Health Association, New Delhi.

2001   100 Artist Exhibition tributed to Bhubeshda B.C.Sanyal organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.

2001   Kunst Aus Indien. Kleinsassen, Fulda (Germany)

2001   20 Women Artist Exhibition dedicated to Women’s Empowerment Year 2001 organized by Indo-Russian Academy of Fine Arts & Sports, New Delhi.

2001   Indian Contemporary Miniature Painting Exhibition organized by Unipace, New Delhi.

2001   12th Anniversary Gallery Ganesha at Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2001   Group Show organized by Drishti Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2002   Russia International Art exhibition at Vologda city, Russia.

2002   India-Russia, New Delhi organized by Academy of Fine Arts & Sports.

2002   128th Birth Anniversary of Nikolai Roerich New Delhi organized by Russian Centre of Science & Culture, New Delhi.

2003   India-Russia Contemporary Art exhibition dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of Valentine Tereshkova’s Flight to the Outer Space.

2003   “Pankha” Exhibition organized by IGNCA and Jatin Das.

2003   Exhibition organized by Wisdom.

2004   Show of Four Artists at the Grand Daffodils, New Delhi.

2004   100 Artists  exhibition for France, New Delhi.

2004   Sangraha, New Delhi, Punjabi Literature & Art Bhavan, New Delhi.

2005   “Spring” organized by Punjabi Literature & Art Bhavan, New Delhi.

2005   77th Annual All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.

2005   Annual Drawing Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.

2005   Exhibition organized by Krishna’s Collection Art Exhibition at Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2005   Exhibition for Sunami organized by Art Ache at Russian Centre of Science & Culture, New Delhi.

2005   India- Russia Contemporary Art Exhibition dedicated to the Visit of Dr.Manmohan Singh to Russia.

2005   Delhi, L.K.A. organized by Vijendra Sharma.

2006   Art Chill, Passion and Compassion, Jaipur, Juneja Art Gallery.

2006   Symphony of Colour. Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi organized by Art Land.

2006   “The Beginning” Russian Centre of Science and Culture, New Delhi organized by Art land.

2006   “The Beginning” Bombay organized by art land.

2006   “Enigma of  Hues” Visual art Gallery organized by Art Konsult.

2006   Creative Observation Gallery Pioneer, New Delhi.   

2006   A Group Show organized by Galleria, New Delhi.

2006   Art for Concern at the Oberoi, Bangalore.

2006   A Group Show organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calctta.

2006   Colour – 2006 The Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai.

2007   Art for Concern, at the Taj Palce organized by Concern India Foundation, New Delhi.

2007   Rainbow in the Sun, L.K.A. organized by Gallery Pioneer.

2007   Moonsoon Show organized by Concern India Foundation, Mumbai.

2007   Moonsoon Show at Triveni kala Sangam organized by Krishna’s Collection Art Gallery.

2007   Beyond Boundaries 2007. International Art Festival, Burnhamthorbe Library Thatre, Canada.

2007   Dubai organized by Art Land.

2007   Guernica to Nithari, A Homage organized by Canvas Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2007   Art for Concern at the Oberoi, Bangalore organized by Concern India Foundation.

2007   '60th Milestone' organized by 'a la dream' art gallery, New Delhi.

2007   'Feminism' organized by Canvas Art Gallery. New Delhi.

2007   ' Budha' organized by Canvas Art Gallery,New Delhi.

2007   Group show organized by Art Chill , Jaipur, India.

2008   Art for Concern at Arpana art Gallery, New Delhi.      

2013   'Confluence des Arts' a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort, jaipur. 

 

 

COLLECTIONS 

 

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

National Museum, Chandigarh, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi,

L.K.A. Garhi Studio, New Delhi,

Air India, Bombay,

Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi,

ONGC, Dehradun,

J & K Academy of Art, Culture & Language, Jammu,

Punjab L.K.A., Chandigarh,

Bharat Petroleum, New Delhi,

AIFACS, New Delhi,

Punjabi Literature & Art Bhavan, New Delhi,

Museum of Repin Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia,

Museum of City Cheripovits, Russia,

International Hudko,

Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar,

N.D.M.C., Delhi,

Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar,

Birla Academy of art & Culture, Kolkata,

Vladimir Putin President of Russia,

Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to India,

Fyodor A. Rozovsky, Counselor & Head of the Russian Cultural Centre, New Delhi,

Greenwood Gallery,

VHAI  India,  

Franco-Indian Pharamceuticals Ltd., France,

Mrs. Devendar Aulakh, Canada,

Peter Carr, London,

Private Collection in India and all over the world including Mexico, New York, Sweden, Switzerland, Dubai, Russia, Finland, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany,

 

 

DONATIONS 

 

1990   For Sh. C.M. Pardesi.

2000   Donated Painting for Orissa Cyclone organized by VHAI.

2001   Donated Painting for Gujarat earth quake, organized by VHAI.

2001   100th Birthday B.C. Sanyal organized by IGNCA, New Delhi.

2004   Art for France- Cause of Constructing a cultural edifice in the form of a New Alliance Francaise de, Delhi.

BY ORDER :Life size portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, Bakoli, Mahatma Gandhi Rural Energy Institute.

 

 

EXHIBITION CO-ORDINATED 

 

2006   The Beginning Gallery Art Land & Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

2006   Bal Basant and Russian Centre of Science & Culture.

 

 

TRAVEL

 

Moscow, Tashkent, St. Petersburg, Armenia, Rome, Venus, Poland, Suzdal, Black Sea.