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Body as Vessel

Participating artists : Anupam Sud, Gogi Saroj Pal, Mithu Sen, Puneet Kaushik, Shambhavi Singh
Presented by Art Alive Gallery
3rd April 2009 - 30th April 2009
Art Alive Gallery
S-221, Panchsheel Park
New Delhi - 110017

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Anupam Sud

Anupam Sud

Biography

Born 1944, Punjab, she completed her National Diploma in Fine Arts from College of Art, New Delhi (1967). She further studied Printmaking at the Slade School of Art, London under the British Council Scholarship during (1971-72) and also took a study tour to USA under CICA Fellowship (1990).

Since 1967 she has held several solo shows of her prints, drawings and paintings at various cities throughout the country as well as internationally. In 2007 Anupam Sud: A Retrospective was held at New Delhi other selected solo exhibitions were held at various centers: Bose Pacia Modern, New York in 2001: World Bank Art Society, Washington D.C. in 1991.

Among the selected group shows are ‘Rules Of Engagement’, at Wales, England in 2004; ‘Of Memories, Dreams, Reveries’, New Delhi in 2003; ‘The Human Factor’, Mumbai in 2001; ‘Three Person Show at Tausstein’, Germany and Mumbai in 1998; ‘Women Artists of India’, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA in 1997; ‘India in Druck’, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam in 1983; ‘Third World Art’, London in 1980; ‘Frankfurt’ in 1971 -72.

She has also participated in several Triennale, Biennale, Art Fair and workshops, exhibiting her prints since 1972, at Manchester, Florence, Australia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ljubljana, Chile, Berlin, China among others. She is a recipient of several national and international awards, including Kala Ratna Award at AIFACS in 2001; President of Indian Plague at 65th/ 66th, Special Award at International Print Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 1995; Honorable Mention Certificate at 2nd International Biennale, Cuba, in 1986 and Presidents Gold Medal at Women’s International Art Exhibition, New Delhi in 1975 to mention a few. She lives and works in New Delhi.




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Gogi Saroj Pal

Gogi Saroj Pal

Biography

Born in Neoli, Uttar Pradesh, 1945. She studied at the College of Art, Vanasthali, Rajasthan in 1961-62 and completed her Diploma in painting from College of Art, Lucknow in 1967. She did her post graduation in Painting at College of Art, New Delhi as vocational student during 1968-69. She has exhibited her oil, acrylic, graphics and gouache works at several centers around the world such as Canada, London, Pakistan, Baroda, New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata since her first show of Oil Paintings at Delhi in 1969. Among her recent notable solo shows are:
All these flowers are for you, London Art Gallery, London and Mumbai in 2004 and 2005 respectively
Revisiting Amrita Shergil, Bangalore in 2004
Embroidering Phulkaries & Memories, Mumbai in 2002
Mother Icon – Photographs of Ma – Hidamba at Kulu Dassehra and the paintings inspired by this experience at FIA, Amsterdam in 2001
Icons of Womanhood, gouache, London in 1996
Swayambram, installation at Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi in 1994 and so on. Her group participations include: Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art, New Delhi in 2008
Tiger by the Tail, Womens Studies Research Center, Brandeis University in 2007
The Looking Glass-Self, Mumbai and 50 years of Indian Independence, NGMA, New Delhi in 1998-97
Women Artists of India, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA in 1997
A Critical Difference: Contemporary Indian Art, Charles Wallace Art Trust and British Council in 1993
Contemporary Paintings from India, Art Wave, New York in 1989. She has participated in several national and international Art Festivals, such as Manifestations III, at Mumbai and New Delhi in 2005
Designed and hoisted a flag at International River Front, Liverpool Festival in 1994. Also participated in several Print Biennales at Bangladesh, Algiers, Ankara, Cuba, France, Rome, England, Yugoslavia to mention a few. She has won several awards which include: 12th Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, Middlesbrough, UK in 1995
National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1990
Jurys Commendation Certificate in the First International Biennale of Plastic Arts in Algiers in 1987 and a Fellowship from Department of Culture, New Delhi in 1986-88. She lives and works in New Delhi.


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Puneet Kaushik

Puneet Kaushik

Biography

Born in New Delhi, 1972. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi in 1996. He did a Diploma in computer aided Graphic Design from ZED Career Academy, New Delhi in 1999 and also acquired a Certificate Program in Studio Art, University of California, Berkley, San Francisco (1998-2000). During his stay in California, he conducted courses in mixed media painting and also worked as a Teaching Assistant in Studio Art, Berkley. He began his career as an Illustrator, also worked as a Product Designer, running a design store Alter Ego in New Delhi. He has designed for Handicraft and Handloom Co-operation of India Ltd.
and Central Cottage Industries Co-operation of India Ltd. (1992-94). He has also developed furniture designs, for interiors of embassies, private residences and work places. He has also been an Art Consultant for internet companies in Atlanta, San Francisco. Among his solo exhibitions, prominent are:
Alter Ego, Alliance Française de Delhi, New Delhi in 2008
Show at Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan in 2007
Narrative Ikons in 2005-06
The Embryo, at New Delhi and Mumbai in 2003 and 2004 respectively
Indelible Imprints, New Delhi in 2002
Paradox in New Delhi and Chennai in 2001
Markings on the Wall, San Francisco, CA in 2000
at Modern Primitive Gallery, Atlanta, GA in 1999 and at Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio in 1997. He has also been part of the show Delineating Today curated by Prima Kurien, The Mint, New Delhi in 2009 & show curated by Meena Verma, Artiforus Gallery in 2008. Among the selected workshops and camps he attended, prominent are: Dubai Art Fair and Singapore Art Fair in 2008
Asian Fair, Tokyo in 2007
Japanese Printmaking, San Francisco, CA in 2000
Photographic Silk Screen Techniques, San Francisco, CA in 1999
The Art of Color Printmaking, Berkeley, CA in 1998 and Die Fusion Transfer Techniques, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA in 1998 to mention a few. His works won him several awards like: Junior Research Fellowship, Deptt. Of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi in 2000-02
Nehru Research Associate, Jawaharlal Nehru Trust, New Delhi in 1998-2000 and University Merit Scholarship, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 1992-96. He lives and works in New Delhi.


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Shambhavi Singh

Shambhavi Singh

Biography

Born in Patna, Bihar. She pursued her Bachelors in Fine Arts (Painting) from College of Fine Arts & Crafts, Patna, India in 1986 and Masters in Fine Arts (Painting) from College of Arts, New Delhi in 1992. She worked at Regional Centre in Lucknow on Grant scholarship from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India. Among her prominent solo shows are-
Lullaby at Talwar Gallery, New Delhi in 2008
A Bird and 2000 Echoes (works from 2001-2006) at Talwar Gallery, New York in 2007
A Bird and 2000 Echoes at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2002
Earth and Sky, Birds Eye & Passion For Home at Foundation for Indian Artists (FIA), Amsterdam in 1997, 1995 & 1992-93
at The Gallery, Madras in 1992-93
Vigorous at Gallery Chemould, Mumbai in 1994 and Dawn at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi in 1990. She was the artist-in-residence at Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa from 2000-2001 along with the participation in exhibition Holland South Africa Line (2001-2004). Among the workshops she attended, prominent are: International Workshop, Khoj Kashmir, Srinagar in 2007
Public Sphere-Private Sphere…, a Multi-Media workshop and symposium by Lalit Kala Kendra, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa in 2005
6th Khoj International Workshop Mysore in 2002
Artist of India/ IPCL Baroda in 1995. She has also been part of Projects The Search Within: Art Between Implosion and Explosion at Pernegg Monastery, Vienna
Bilungshaus, Virgil, Salzburg
NGMA, New Delhi and Mumbai in 1998-99
Project on Kali Tropen Museum, Amsterdam in 1997 & 1995
Skin of a White Lady, curated by Els Reijnders, Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 1996 and Light and Enlightenment organized by Foundation for Indian Artist Amsterdam at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi in 1995 & Post Card for Gandhi, SAHMAT. She has also participated in various group shows across India and aboard including Amrita Sher-Gil Revisited: Celebrations of Women by Women Artists by IGNCA, New Delhi in 2004
We Are Like This Only curated by Vidya Shivdas at Vadehra Art Gallery in 2005
Edge of the Century, curated by Amit Mukopadhya, New Delhi in 1999
New Perceptions, Image and Media at CIMA, Kolkata in 1998
Kaleidoscope: Art from Transcultural Perspective, with curator Louise Winjinberg, FIA in 1995
Nine Contemporary Indian Artist, at Gemeente Museum, Arnheim, Netherlands in 1991
Contemporary Artist of Bihar at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi in 1989
Premchand Youva Mahotsava, Patna in 1986 and Group AB, Patna in 1983. She has been honoured with Vishit Sewa Samman by Bihar Journalist Association, Patna in 1988. She lives and works in New Delhi.


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THE BODY AS VESSEL
Notes for the Catalogue by Geeti Sen

The body is the primal source for celebration and expression in the visual arts. It is also the site of male and female identity, of gender discrimination and discourse over the past century. Artists in India have challenged patriarchal modes of representing the womans body, the myths that compromise her existence. Foremost among the pioneers have been Anupam Sud and Gogi Saroj Pal, working from the 1980s to introduce images which defy established conventions of beauty. Their ingenious ways to untame the woman remain relevant even as perspectives are changing.

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