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Madhvi Parekh

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Madhvi Parekh reflects her rural influences in her stylized folk art. Married to Manu Parekh, an artist from J.J.School of Art, Madhvi gained much of her exposure to art and inspiration for her paintings, from him. Sh...

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Madhvi Parekh reflects her rural influences in her stylized folk art. Married to Manu Parekh, an artist from J.J.School of Art, Madhvi gained much of her exposure to art and inspiration for her paintings, from him. She explored the possibility of depicting her childhood memories through her paintings, where images of fantasy and early days are woven into her entire work, which lend it a surreal, dreamlike quality.

Her subjects have a freshness and spontaneity to them; and although her themes always revolve around images that affect her; her compositions are flexible, and all her paintings have a strong sense of design. There is an element of emancipation in the majority of Madhvi's works, where man is depicted free from the tyranny of mechanical time. Madhvi's work has its inspiration in rural India, while her style is contemporary; influenced by artists such as Paul Klee and Clemente.

She has been exhibiting her work since 1972, all over the world and has more close to a hundred solo and group shows to her credit.


Madhavi Parekh was born in Sanjaya, a village in Gujarat




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  • About Artist

    Madhvi Parekh reflects her rural influences in her stylized folk art. Married to Manu Parekh, an artist from J.J.School of Art, Madhvi gained much of her exposure to art and inspiration for her paintings, from him. She explored the possibility of depicting her childhood memories through her paintings, where images of fantasy and early days are woven into her entire work, which lend it a surreal, dreamlike quality.

    Her subjects have a freshness and spontaneity to them; and although her themes always revolve around images that affect her; her compositions are flexible, and all her paintings have a strong sense of design. There is an element of emancipation in the majority of Madhvi's works, where man is depicted free from the tyranny of mechanical time. Madhvi's work has its inspiration in rural India, while her style is contemporary; influenced by artists such as Paul Klee and Clemente.

    She has been exhibiting her work since 1972, all over the world and has more close to a hundred solo and group shows to her credit.


    Madhavi Parekh was born in Sanjaya, a village in Gujarat




    Madhvi Parekh: A Curious Seeker

    Madhvi Parekh’s retrospective spans five decades of her career, tune into the video to get a glimpse of her rare drawings and paintings from the 1960s and much more.

  • Academics

    J.J. School of Art (Painting)

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions


    2006 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2003-04 Nature Morte, New Delhi
    2001 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
    1999 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1997 ‘Fantasy and Folklore’, Gallery Bose Pacia Modern, New York
    1997 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1997 Nazar Art Gallery and Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda
    1997, 95 Gallery Foundation for Indian Artists (F.I.A), Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1994 Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany
    1993-94 Exhibition of 30 years of works sponsored by Seagull Foundation and Vadehra Art Gallery, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi
    1992 Sakshi Gallery Chennai, Bangalore
    1986 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1985 AI-Khaleej, Kuwait
    1984 Urja Art Gallery, Vadodara
    1982 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1978 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1975 Dhoomimal Gallery, Mumbai, New Delhi
    1972 Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata


    Group Exhibitions


    Joint Exhibitions


    1977 Head Series with Manu Parekh, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1969 With Manu Parekh, Chetna Art Gallery, Mumbai


    Participations


    2014 'Ode to Monumental: Celebration, Visuality, Ideology', presented by Saffronart at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
    2011 'Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India', San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
    2010 'Art Celebrates 2010', represented by Gallerie Ganesha at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide 2011 'Aureus 2011', Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi
    2010 'Snow', The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi in collaboration with Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2008 'Faces', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2006-07 ‘Inventing / Inverting Traditions’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
    2006 ‘Making of Divinity’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
    2006 ‘Back to Future’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
    2006 ‘The Essence Art Show: Egypt’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2005 ‘Bridges: Exploring New Paradigms’, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
    2005 ‘The Margi and the Desi – between Tradition and Modernity’, organized by Gallery Espace at Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    2004 ‘Fair and Furious: Feminine Fables’, Jebiwool Art Museum, Seoul
    2003 ‘Celebration of Colors’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2002 ‘Nav Nayika’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2002 ‘Home, Street, Shrine, Bazaar’, Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Manchester Gallery, UK
    1999 'Icon' Of The Millennium, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
    1999 ‘As You Like It’, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1999 Nature Morte, Sydney
    1998 ‘Watercolor’, , organized by Vadehra Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1997 James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Australia
    1997 ‘50 Years of Independence’, Vadehra Art Gallery in National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA ), New Delhi
    1997 ‘Color of Independence’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA) in National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA ), New Delhi
    1997 ‘Through the Looking Glass’, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
    1997 ‘Self and the World’, Gallery Escape in National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
    1997 ‘Major Trends in Indian Art’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1997 ‘The Intuitive Logic – II’, New Delhi, Mumbai
    1997 ‘Gift for India’, SAHMAT in Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1997 ‘Kali’, Exhibition in the Tropical Museum, Amsterdam
    1996 ‘Inside Out- Contemporary women Artists of India’, a traveling show by Middlesborough Art Gallery, U.K.
    1996 'Watercolor Show’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
    1996 Contemporary Indian Painters, Associated with Jehangir Art Gallery
    1996 ‘Chamatkar’, Organized By Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA) , Kolkata at London
    1995 'HEADS", Maya Art Gallery Mumbai
    1995 'Cry' Mumbai
    1995 Group Show of Three Women Painters at Gallery School, Amsterdam
    1995 Group Show of Watercolors at Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1995 Group Show of 1uuDS, Maya Art Gallery, Hong Kong
    1995 Helpage India, Mumbai
    1995 ‘Postcard for Gandhi’, SAHMAT at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and New York
    1994 Organized by Gallery School at London
    1993 Opening Show of Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA) , Kolkata
    1993 Group Show by Vadehra Art Gallery, at Hussain Ki Sarai, New Delhi
    1993 Group Show by Vadehra Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1993 ‘A Critical Difference’, show of 9 Indian Artist at Camden Art Centre, London
    1990 ‘Contemporary Art’, SAHMAT Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1990 ‘Tribute to Nelson Mandela’, Little Theatre Gallery, New Delhi
    1989 ‘Art Mosaic’, Spastic Society, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
    1988 ‘Through the Looking Glass’, Watercolors by Arpita Singh, Nalini Malani and Nilima Sheikh, at the Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai; CCA Art Gallery, New Delhi; Bangalore; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
    1987 ‘Contemporary Indian Art for Cry’, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata
    1985 'Play’, ICCR, Istanbul, Ankara, Yugoslavia
    1983 Group Show of three Women Artists, Bharat Bhavan Bhopal
    1978 ‘New Contemporaries’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1971 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1968 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata


    with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games
    2010 'Evolve: 10th Anniversary Show', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2010 Annual Exhibition, Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1996 ‘Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
    1975 '3rd Triennial of India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  • Award & Recognition

    2003 Whirlpool Women’s Achievement in The Field of Fine Art
    1989-91 Government of India Senior Fellowship
    1989 Fund for Artist Colonies, Residency Fellowship at Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
    1989 USIA Fellowship for extensive travel in USA
    1979 National Award from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1970-72 French Government Scholarship for Fine Arts to study in Paris


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