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Kavita Nayar

Noida, India 5 Followers

About Artist

Working in this field over the past three and a half decades. She works in all the mediums with equal ease, be it oil or acrylic on canvas, lithography, etchings, serigraphy or pastels on paper. She is forever try...

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Working in this field over the past three and a half decades. She works in all the mediums with equal ease, be it oil or acrylic on canvas, lithography, etchings, serigraphy or pastels on paper. She is forever trying to innovate and discover herself through her works. As an artist her works evolve a sense of capturing an emotional realm of experience, individual and holistic. Her expression of art is the rendering of the intangible which permeates through the spirit of nature in which her technique is a medium to reach. The pictorial expression -'A means to an end', thus delving into the Medium of Print making as an adventurous practice that combines technique with pictorial aspects.


Kavita received her BFA at Santiniketan (west Bengal),MFA from College of Art, New Delhi. Awarded French Govt. scholarship to work in lithography & etchings at Cite International Des Arts & Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1985-86. In 1990 she worked under a master printer in serigraphy in Luxembourg with creative Fund fellowship. In 1996 she went to Ruskin School of Art, Oxford (England) as a senior fellow with the fellowship of Charles Wallace India Trust.


On the academic level she has been contributing to the Fine art and design instituitions as a visiting faculty of College of Art in New Delhi, South Delhi Polytechnique, National Institute Of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Mauritius and visiting professor at the Dept .of Fine Arts in Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. She is invited by various institutions to conduct workshops for the students in Print -Making. Invited as jury member in various important art Institutions in India. Kavita's works are in the collections of museums in India, Paris, Poland, Germany, Sweden and United States. Also in major corporate houses, museums in India and abroad, including the Prime minister's House in New Delhi. She has curated many exhibitions in Print making under the banner of “Multiple Encounters”.


She lives and works in New Delhi. She is a Trustee of Kala Sakshi Memorial Trust which gives scholarships and mentoring programmes to young talented students from fine arts colleges of India .She is role model, guide and guru to many of the younger generation of the artists.

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  • About Artist



    Working in this field over the past three and a half decades. She works in all the mediums with equal ease, be it oil or acrylic on canvas, lithography, etchings, serigraphy or pastels on paper. She is forever trying to innovate and discover herself through her works. As an artist her works evolve a sense of capturing an emotional realm of experience, individual and holistic. Her expression of art is the rendering of the intangible which permeates through the spirit of nature in which her technique is a medium to reach. The pictorial expression -'A means to an end', thus delving into the Medium of Print making as an adventurous practice that combines technique with pictorial aspects.


    Kavita received her BFA at Santiniketan (west Bengal),MFA from College of Art, New Delhi. Awarded French Govt. scholarship to work in lithography & etchings at Cite International Des Arts & Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1985-86. In 1990 she worked under a master printer in serigraphy in Luxembourg with creative Fund fellowship. In 1996 she went to Ruskin School of Art, Oxford (England) as a senior fellow with the fellowship of Charles Wallace India Trust.


    On the academic level she has been contributing to the Fine art and design instituitions as a visiting faculty of College of Art in New Delhi, South Delhi Polytechnique, National Institute Of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Mauritius and visiting professor at the Dept .of Fine Arts in Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. She is invited by various institutions to conduct workshops for the students in Print -Making. Invited as jury member in various important art Institutions in India. Kavita's works are in the collections of museums in India, Paris, Poland, Germany, Sweden and United States. Also in major corporate houses, museums in India and abroad, including the Prime minister's House in New Delhi. She has curated many exhibitions in Print making under the banner of “Multiple Encounters”.


    She lives and works in New Delhi. She is a Trustee of Kala Sakshi Memorial Trust which gives scholarships and mentoring programmes to young talented students from fine arts colleges of India .She is role model, guide and guru to many of the younger generation of the artists.

  • Academics

    1974-79 - B.F.A. Kala Bhawan, Shantiniketan, West Bengal.

    1975-79 - Certificate Course in Kathakali Dance under Guru Kelu Nair (India).

    1987-89 - M. F.A. College of Art, New Delhi.


  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions:

    2014 - Art Heritage, New Delhi.

    2014 - Frank Museum of Art ,Otterbien University, Westerville , Ohio, USA.

    2006 - Sridharani Art Gallery by Art Indus, Delhi.

    2002 - Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

    2002 - MGI, Mauritius.

    1997 - Queen’s Gallery, British Council, New Delhi.

    1996 - Bose Pacia Modern, New York, USA.

    1996 - Ruskin School of Drawing & Painting, Oxford U.K.

    1993 - Gallery Romain Rollan, Alliance France, aise, New Delhi.

    1992 - LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi.

    1990 - Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi.

    1984 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    1981 - Birla Academy, Calcutta.


  • Award & Recognition

    2008 - Awarded by National Legal Literacy Mission for outstanding work in the field of Art, New Delhi.

    2001 - Honourable Mention at the 44th National Exhibition, India.

    1999 - Travel grant to Sweden by the Ministry of Culture to participate in a workshop in the studios of Pal Persson.

    1996 - AIFACS Award.

    1990 - Bharat Nirman Award for outstanding work in the field of Fine-Arts.

    1989 - AIFACS Award.

    1989 - Yuva Mahotsav Award.

    1986 - Merit Prize at “The All India Youth Art Exhibition in Memory of Jamini Roy”.

    1985 - Commendation Certificate from Bharat Kala Parishad, Hyderabad.

    1980, 82, 83 - Group ‘8’ Medal from Chandigarh Museum for three years consecutively.

    Scholarship & Grants:

    2008 - Travel grant by ICCR to deliver a lecture in Otterbein University, College of Fine arts , Westerville ,Ohio , U.S.A.

    2005 - Travel Grant by ICCR to Mauritius for a print making workshop in Mahatma Gandhi Institute.

    1999 - Travel Grant to Sweden by the Ministry of Culture to Participate in a Workshop.

    1997-99 - Senior-Fellowship by the HRD Ministry India.

    1995-96 - Charles Wallace India trust Scholarship as Visting Artist to Ruskin school of Drawing & Painting, Oxford, U.K.

    1990 - Fellowship to Luxembourg for Silk-Screen workshop by creative fund. (an exchange programme) to work in serigraphy. Workshop with a Master Printer.

    1989-92 - Junior Fellowship by the Ministry of HRD India.

    1985-86 - French Govt. Scholarship for Print Making to Ecole Des Beaux Arts & Cite International Des Arts, Paris.

    1985 - Research Grant by Lalit Kala Akademi.

    1980-81 - National Scholarship by Ministry of Culture.

    1974-79 - Merit Scholarship University of Vishwa Bharati Shantiniketan.


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