UTSAR by Jaya He Museum
(June1 – July 15, 2020) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, India
My Samovar met Jaya He Museum Mumbai International Airport! I was totally humbled. Those of you who follow my work know about my exhibition “Between Brew and Bin” which is a creative tribute to all the tea estate workers and Samovar is a part of “Between Brew and Bin”. Jaya He Museum organized a festival called UTSAR where they celebrated the states of North East India highlighting their natural beauty, art, culture, food, tea, handicrafts, tourism among others.
I was extremely happy to be a part of UTSAR. Thank you Jaya He Museum for featuring “Samovar”. Gratitude!For those of you who might not know Jay He Museum: Possibly India’s largest public artwork project to date, Jaya He Museum at the Mumbai International Airport, spans across Terminal 2 and is a landmark corporate initiative to safeguard an immense cultural resource. Jaya He Museum provides the artisans with a unique platform to showcase their arts and crafts, many of which are dwindling due to a lack of opportunities.
W is not equal to M
(March 8 – 15, 2020), The Monalisa Kalagram, Pune, India
My artwork titled “Romancing the Earth” was exhibited as part of the group exhibition, where artworks of 14 pairs of artists – one male and the other female with a common cord yet having different expression styles were displayed together.
Kalagoshthi 2019 by Art Lane
(November 23 – 25, 2019), The Poona Western Club, Pune, India
My artwork titled “The Second Stage” based on Van Gogh’s letter to his brother Theo, was displayed as part of a group art exhibition “Van Gogh’s Letters Retold” .
Luminositea by Organic India
(October 25, 2019), Delhi, India
A collaboration with Organic India to bring light and love into the lives of a Child Care Home in Delhi on Diwali 2019. I made lanterns with used teabags to light up their Diwali and at the same time promote sustainability.
Jaipur Art Summit – Metro Edition
(October 1 – 6, 2019), Mumbai, India
My artwork “Samovar” was displayed at the Jaipur Art Summit – Metro Edition held in Mumbai.
Samovar literally meaning self-boiler is the most distinguishable, traditional exceptionally beautiful utensil of Kashmir and is deeply rooted in the socio-cultural ambiance of the valley. My samovar comprises of hundreds of randomly placed used teabags. Each teabag tells the story of the drinker… a story of that hot cup of tea, of the countless mellow casual conversations or maybe intense political ones, of little chit chats or maybe delicate heart to heart, of the rhythm after laughter and maybe the calm after tears, of happy moments and maybe the sad ones too. It gives you the feeling of being home… relaxing over simple things. The magnificence of this tapestry is a reflection of the grandeur of an actual Samovar.
ARTQUAKE – 2
(September 28 – October 12, 2019), Niğde, Turkey
“Art Niğde International” in the Niğde city of Turkey organized a group exhibition called “ARTQUAKE – 2” at their art gallery. Their aim was to carry art and artists to the unknown areas of Anatolia (Turkey) and bring together a community of foreign artists.
My abstract work “Breath of The Meadows” was displayed at ARTQUAKE – 2. The soft textures and the vibrant colours take one to an actual meadow whenever they set their sight on this work.
Salute to Indian Army
(July 16-22, 2019), Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow
(August 05-12, 2019), Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
“Our flag does not fly because wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it”
The exhibition titled “A salute to Indian Army”, currently going on Lalit Kala Academy Regional Centre,lucknow is such a beautiful way of showing respect and honour to our Indian Army! Thanks to the curator Bhupendra K. Asthana ji for this beautiful concept. I had an overwhelming experience while creating these artworks as the theme is very very close to my heart. The canvas here is our long forgotten postcards (which again has been my all time favorite).
My artworks and poem “I bloom” are my way of showing deep gratitude to our armed forces…in my heart is always a silent prayer for our valiant soldiers and their brave families…
For I grow on fields blood red”!
BETWEEN BREW AND BIN
(March 13 – 20, 2019), Art2Day Gallery, Pune
“Between Brew and Bin” – my way of appreciating and celebrating the finer details of the growing, preparing, brewing and enriching experience called ‘tea’.
When it comes to tea, we often forget the contribution of the tea growers & factory workers towards our lifeline ‘chai’. The aroma of the tea, the texture, the warmth, the comfort, the soothing vibes are all stories of the tea growers and also of the drinkers. Each teabag used here carries one such story in its heart. Between Brew and Bin is thus a creative effort to give a longer life to these stories and is my heartfelt tribute to tea workers.
Deja Brew – Workshop of art on used teabags
This workshop was organized for budding Art Teachers studying at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune.
The workshop was about being original as an artist and the importance of not limiting ourselves to conventional methods & perception. “Trash is the failure of imagination” and this was the workshop in a nutshell. It involved a lot of creative, open-minded, “no box” thinking and I am glad that the attendees were perceptive, inquisitive and full of ideas.
KALA GHODA ART FESTIVAL
(February 3 – 11, 2018), Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
“Little Pockets of Hope” – my installation at KGAF 2018.
Tipsy Brush – Wine painting workshop
I got the opportunity to hold a workshop at Kala Ghoda Art Festival. I taught around fifty people how to paint with ‘Wine’ and called it “Tipsy Brush”. Since I chose wine as a medium to paint people were really amazed and enjoyed every bit. It was a wonderful experience!
JAIPUR ART SUMMIT – 2017
(December 14 – 18, 2017), Ravindra Rang Manch, Jaipur
Got the opportunity to be a part of the prestigious Jaipur Art Summit! My installation “My Chai Tamaasha” was chosen to be displayed at the venue over 5 fun-filled, exciting and highly creative days. It was much loved & appreciated by the public as well as the media!
MAP 2017 (Music-Art-Poetry Festival) – CLUB CHAPTER
(November 5, 2017), The Bombay Presidency Radio Club, Colaba, Mumbai
An amazing scintillating evening at The Bombay Presidency Radio Club. Mesmerizing music, powerful poetry, wonderful audience! It was so much fun talking about my adventures with coffee as a medium to paint, sharing tips and techniques & demonstrating some strokes and answering the curiuos audience.
OK-TO-BEER FEST – WINE ART WORKSHOP
(October 14, 2017), Brewhouse Cafe, Navi Mumbai
I held a wine art workshop at Brewhouse Cafe as well! The participants loved turning wine into art.
FINEXT AWARD & NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF MINI-ARTWORK
(October 1 – 9, 2017), Canarys Art Gallery, Indore
My teabag art was displayed at this exhibition in Indore as well as Bhopal.
FEEDING INDIA – ART WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
(August 8, 2017), Palm’s Care Foundation, Navi Mumbai
A memorable afternoon spent at Palm’s Care Foundation, Navi Mumbai. It was such a beautiful feeling to have joined Feeding india, the kids enjoyed every bit of the Basket Weaving Workshop I conducted. The shine on their faces was unmatchable and it reflected in their work. I deeply and truly love each moment that I got to spend with these kids.
MAP 2017 (Music-Art-Poetry Festival)
(July 22 – 23, 2017), Terna College, Navi Mumbai
Navi Mumbai just got to host it’s first Music Art and Poetry Festival and it was a pleasure to be a part of this event. I had the honour of presenting my teabag artwork to Sh. Anup Jalota, and I exhibed my teabag artwork at the festival as well.
POUR & PAINT – WINE ART WORKSHOP
(July 15, 2017), CAFE ZOE, Lower Parel, Mumbai
I held a workshop on 15th July, 2017 at Cafe Zoe with The Travel of Art! All of us had a lot fun painting with wine, and it turned out to be a very exciting experience for the participants!
IT’S RAINING RAINBOWS
(March 29, 2017), MAHARASHTRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE , INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE, KALAGHODA, Mumbai
I was called upon to paint on the theme “So Many Reasons To Be Happy” by Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Kala Ghoda Mumbai. Involving the women and the dignitories present in a collaborative art activity was well appreciated.
I AM THE UNIVERSE… I AM A WOMAN
(March 8, 2017), Fortune Hotel, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Celebrated womanhood on Woman’s day with more than a hundred women by involving them in a collaborative art piece.
COFFEE ART WORKSHOP
(March 8, 2017), 212 Cafe, Lower Parel, Mumbai
I organized a coffee painting workshop on 8th March, 2017 at 212 Cafe with The Travel of Art! Painting with coffee while the aroma of freshly roasted cofee beans in the cafe set the mood for a relaxing yet stimulating experience for the participants.
I FLY… I RISE… I AM SET TO MAKE AN IMPACT
(February 20, 2017), Cidco Urban Haat, Belapur Navi Mumbai
I painted a graffiti at the Good Graffiti Fest 2017. The theme of the festival was ‘Impact starts with I’.
FEELINGS 77 (ZOOMSTART INDIA)
(January 21 – 31, 2017), Parsik Hill, Navi Mumbai
Feelings 77 was exhibited again! This time at ZoomStart India, a happening co-working space in Navi Mumbai.
BULL OF CHANGE
(January 8, 2017), Ulwe, Navi Mumbai
has the power to engage the audience and to inspire them to be more creative in their daily lives, and to think and act more responsibly towards the world around them.
(November 5 – 30, 2016), Shaurya Arts, Belapur, Navi Mumbai
This event is a showcase of a series of work on used teabags which I named “Feelings 77″ -one feeling a day expressed on a teabag for 77 days!!
Why specifically ‘77’?
I discovered that number 77 indicates coming changes of self-discovery or increased knowledge through understanding oneself…ultimately leading to greater motivation,
transformation or freedom! And yes the number I feel is catchy too!
KALA GHODA ART FESTIVAL
(February 6 – 14, 2016), Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
Kala Ghoda Association was formed on 30th October 1998 with the object of maintaining
and preserving the heritage and art district of Mumbai. Every year since then
Kala Ghoda Art Festival is held which is a week long mesmerizing carnival of literature, theatre, dance, music, films and visual art! And so activities like rock concerts, literary workshops, culinary classes,heritage walks , street performances,huge visual art installations are the top favourite of one and all! Funds raised from this iconic festival go towards the restoration and maintenance of the area.
ERA FOR WOMEN
(October 28 – November 1, 2015), Urban Haat, Belapur, Navi Mumbai
The event was organised by an NGO called Era for Woman which encourages women artisans from rural areas to come forward, show their talent and earn their living. The theme was women empowerment and had the opportunity to do Live Painting .
WORLD ART DUBAI
(April 8 – 11, 2015), Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai
World Art Dubai lasted for four days and had a huge number of galleries and artists showcasing there art.World Art Dubai, Inspiring Lifestyle with Accessible Art – is a new accessible art fair, part of Dubai’s Official Art Season, created to bring together regional and global artists and galleries with Dubai’s international community. A unique fusion of art, education and entertainment, the debut of World Art Dubai reflects the city’s growing prominence as a leading culture and arts hub.
(November 29 – 30, 2014), Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai
Part of the making of World Record- Longest Graffitti scroll (2245.5 metres) along the famous Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai.
ART FAIR DUBAI
(November 1 – 2, 2014), The Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, Dubai
Organised a workshop on “How to create art on used teabags?”
AGAINST THE TIDES – W2W
(September 28, 2014), Dubai International Art Centre, Dubai
W2W is a specialized event management company which promotes and offers platform to various professional organizations, companies, Brands, and individuals. Over the years, w2w has conceptualized and created various genres of events to cater to this ever growing market. Every year W2W creates an event Against the Tides where artists from various nations join together to showcase their talents. The 5th edition of the event which had a super opening on this 28th of September is still on at Dubai International Art Centre.
22 WAYS TO KILL YOUR BOSS – HENOSIS
(June 5 – 7, 2014), Gallery of Light, DUCTAC, Dubai
Henosis is the amalgamated world of two artists, combining their unique styles to bring forth a new dimension of morphed reality. “22 Ways to Kill Your Boss” showcased artists’ interpretations of thoughts that seem to rule your emotions and hopes. It was an attempt to define subjectivity and expression, while living an artist’s life stuck in the rat race. It showcased 22 original artworks by artists from 12 countries living in the UAE.
ECO ART – U.A.E. GREEN FESTIVAL
(March 16 – April 15, 2014), Heritage House, Bastakiya, Dubai
STREET NIGHT ART – ALL QUOZ BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
(January 24, 2014), Al Quoz, Dubai
Street Night Art is the largest open-air art gallery in Dubai. This is the first event organised by an initiative called the All Quoz Project, named to reflect the fact that the project belonged to everyone in the community. The founder, the Dubai-based Uruguayan Maria Urrutia, says she did it because she wanted to bring the art out of the gallery walls and into the dusty streets of Al Quoz to brighten things up.
DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates – Avenue 247
Pre-Concert Exhibition to a Classical Music Concert by Pandit Jasraj
(November & December 2013)
WALL OF FAME
(January 2013), Garden Centre, Dubai