Venue: Society for Macedonian Studies (4 Ethnikis Aminis, tel.2310-271-195), Thessaloniki
Duration: 20 March up to 5 April 2015
Inauguration: 20 March at 19.30
Open daily from 9.00 up to 14.00
Born – 1958 at Gorakhpur, U.P.(India)
A poet in her own right and an artist, Sangeeta Gupta started her artistic journey with intricate drawings. Her real calling was discovered in her abstracts in oils and acrylics on canvas. Her solo shows (2003, 2004, 2006 & 2007) with Kumar Gallery launched her love for contour within the abyss of colour; the works seemed to stir both within and without and splash off the canvas.
Her tryst with art is born of her own meditative ruminations in time, the undulating blend of calligraphic and sculptonic entities are all realms that she has explored with aplomb.Images in abstraction that harkens the memory of Himalayan journeys and inspirations, the works speak of an artistic sojourn that continues in a mood of ruminations and reflections over the passage of time.
Sangeeta wields the brush with finesse, suggesting the viscosity of ink, the glossiness of lacquer, the mist of heights, the glow of the sun, and the inherent palette of rocks when wet. The canvases bespeak surfaces akin to skin, bark and the earth.
Her first solo exhibition was at the Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata in 1995. Her 26 solo shows have been held all over India i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh and abroad at London, Berlin, Munich & Lahore. Her last show was inaugurated by the former President of India; Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam in August, 2013. The show was dedicated to Uttarakhand. The fund raised through sale proceeds of the paintings is being used for creating a Fine Art Education grant to the students of Uttarakhand. She has participated in more than 150 group shows in India & abroad, in national exhibitions of Lalit Kala Academy, All India Fine Arts & Craft Society and Sahitya Kala Parishad and in several art camps. Her painting has been selected by Bharat Bhavan Museum, Bhopal for their permanent collection. Her work has been represented in India Art Fairs, New Delhi in 2011 and 2013.
Her work has been represented in India Art Fairs, New Delhi in 2011 and 2013. She has received 69th annual award for drawing in 1998 and 77th annual award for painting in 2005 by AIFACS, New Delhi and was also conferred Hindprabha award for Indian Women Achievers by Uttar Pradesh Mahila Manch in 1999, Udbhav Shikhar Samman 2012 by Udbhav for her achievements in the field of art and literature and was awarded “Vishwa Hindi Pracheta Alankaran” on 9th Feb.2013 by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Saahitya Sammelan & Utkarsh Academy, Kanpur. She was bestowed with Women Achievers Award from Indian Council for UN relations on the eve of International Women’s Day on 7th March, 2013.
There is a collection of short stories and four anthologies of poems in Hindi to her credit. Her poems are translated in many languages. Her collection of poems Pratinaad has also been translated in Bangla, English and German. Her latest book ‘Lekhak ka Samay’ has been published in 2006 which is a compilation of interviews of eminent women writers in Hindi. Weaves of Time (collection of poems in English) published in 2013.
She has directed, scripted and shot 3 documentary films. Her first film “Keshav Malik- A Look Back”, is a reflection on the life of the noted poet & art critic Keshav Malik, Padma Shri, a Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi. He was an Art Critic of Hindustan Times and Times of India. The film features, several eminent painters, poets, scholars and their views on his life. The film was screened in 2012, at Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Sanskriti Kendra, Anandgram, New Delhi and at kala Ghora Art Festival, Mumbai 2013. Her other two documentaries “Keshav Malik – Root, Branch, Bloom” and “Keshav Malik- The Truth of Art” were screened by India International Centre in April, 2013.
Widely travelled, lives and works in Delhi
New Delhi 110 023.
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