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Srinia Chowdhury

New Delhi, India 3 Followers

About Artist

I am a Masters in Sculpture. I am practicing professionally since 2012. Ceramics is not just any medium it is a unique medium where I change the intangible and always changing clay into a permanent and solid struct...

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I am a Masters in Sculpture. I am practicing professionally since 2012.

Ceramics is not just any medium it is a unique medium where I change the intangible and always changing clay into a permanent and solid structure. The making and its transformation post firing it in itself a magically organic process. Ceramics is a medium with great possibilities where sky is the limit. I am a storyteller. My works are a combination of form and narration. I love using ceramic as a medium because it allows me to sculpt, draw and paint all in one medium. Inspiration for my sculptures/Installation stems from my longstanding curiosity of human behavior, my observation of daily life and funny ways of society. Mystical past of our ancestors intrigues me hence some influences are inevitable. Pop art and Picasso are two of my major inspirations in my art practice thus, I love using bright colors and love playing with various surface decoration techniques along with illustrations in mostly all my works.

Over a period of time I have chosen to use forms inspired from the past and combine it conceptually with current world issues. I wish my works to go beyond being just a beautiful show piece by adding more meaning to a space.

Technically I like using hand-building techniques for my sculptures and a mix of wheel throwing and slab building for my functional pieces.

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  • BIODATA

  • About Artist

    I am a Masters in Sculpture. I am practicing professionally since 2012.

    Ceramics is not just any medium it is a unique medium where I change the intangible and always changing clay into a permanent and solid structure. The making and its transformation post firing it in itself a magically organic process. Ceramics is a medium with great possibilities where sky is the limit. I am a storyteller. My works are a combination of form and narration. I love using ceramic as a medium because it allows me to sculpt, draw and paint all in one medium. Inspiration for my sculptures/Installation stems from my longstanding curiosity of human behavior, my observation of daily life and funny ways of society. Mystical past of our ancestors intrigues me hence some influences are inevitable. Pop art and Picasso are two of my major inspirations in my art practice thus, I love using bright colors and love playing with various surface decoration techniques along with illustrations in mostly all my works.

    Over a period of time I have chosen to use forms inspired from the past and combine it conceptually with current world issues. I wish my works to go beyond being just a beautiful show piece by adding more meaning to a space.

    Technically I like using hand-building techniques for my sculptures and a mix of wheel throwing and slab building for my functional pieces.

    A Ceramicist's Inspiration

    From all the choices she had spread out before her – Dance, theater, painting, sketching etc. Srinia decided to pursue Fine art. She discovered that sculpture making requires technical knowledge and a lot of physical work. Her sculptures are majorly dominated by ceramics. Personally, she believes that ceramics are more than just Pottery; a common misconception by most people when they hear of ceramic artworks. Srinia’s art is a reflection of her everyday life and society as a whole- both Condemning it while also adding a satirical narrative. While speaking about a bull in particular, from her series titled- ‘seeking solace in clay’, she says it depicts how she feels about herself and her ego- the message that Ego is not the only thing in life. Through this artwork she dwells on herself as a person and where she comes from, she feels there are many layers and textures to our existence. Earthy textures and layers are what it is focused on. The raw textures and iconographic markings on the surfaces of her works appear to be a reference from ancient texts and the nature. She sees herself conjoining solid form with old symbols and anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures which are straight out of her subconscious mind. Her new visual works are imaginary, yet contemplative; symbolic yet not derivative. The works walk a path between her current meditative and forever playful mind.

  • Academics

    Educational Qualification:

    1.Master in Fine Arts (M.F.A) in Sculpture from Govt. College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, 2010 - 2012. Ranked 1st in the Sculpture Department in 1st year M.F.A with 71.8 %. Ranked 1st in the Sculpture Department in 2nd year M.F.A with 70.3% (3rd in college)

    2.Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Sculpture from College of Art, New Delhi.
    Completed B.F.A with 2ND position in College of art, Delhi- 2009-2010. Ranked 1ST in the Sculpture Department – 2009-2010, with 76%.

    3.Certificate in Art Appreciation from National Museum (Delhi)

    4.All India Senior School Certificate in 2005 from CBSE; Passed with Distinction and with Highest marks in Painting – 96% from Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi



  • Exhibitions

    2019- invited as one of the 7 artist for 22nd international ceramic symposium, Panevezys, Lithuania.

    2019- Four artist ceramic show at Weavers Art Gallery, Kolkata, from 17th Apr- 20th Apr.

    2019- ‘Marquetry’, a group show in Bikaner House from 12th Feb to 18th Feb

    2019- ‘Bowled Over’ a group show at Gallery Manora, Bangalore from 17th Jan to 30th Jan

    2018- Sponsored Solo show at gallery Art’est, Gurgaon

    2018- Stipend Artist in Residence at Canberra Potters society, Australia between July to
    October

    2018- ‘On the threshold of time’ at ART HERITAGE art gallery from March 24th to 12th April.

    2018- ‘Porcelain Show’ by Delhi blue pottery trust at visual art Gallery, between 9-March.

    2017 – 2018 Work exhibited in ‘’ Substrata”, Art Centrix Space Art Gallery, Delhi between 15 December 2017 to 25 January 2018.

    2017- Participated in 53rd ceramic and sculpture symposium in Boleslaweic, Poland

    2017 – Participated in 1st ceramic symposium ‘Fierry Letters’, Gavrilov Yam, Yaroslavl, Russia

    2017- Group Show curated by Rekha Bajpe Aggarwal ‘EMBRACED BY FIRE’ at Gallery Art'Est, Gurgaon from 3rd Feb to 18th Feb 2017. 2016- Chosen as one of the 9 international artist for ceramic symposium from 20thJune to 7th July

    2016 for BAIKAL CERAMYSTICA’ at Olkhon Island, Baikal, Russia. 2016- Group show ‘ON THE THRESHOLD OF TIME’ at ART HERITAGE art gallery from 15th April to 25th May 2016

    2015- Participated in “EARTH MATTERS -2”; An INDO-KOREAN residency in association with Lalit Kala Akademi, INKO and Kalakshetra, Chennai from 19th January to 25th February 2015

    2015- Concluded a solo show curated by Jhony M. L ‘SEEKING SOLACE IN CLAY’ of ceramic sculptures in Lalit Kala Akademi from 23rd November to 29th November 2015. 2014- Participated in Past Forward; An Experimental Workshop by Lalit Kala Academy 2014 for 10days in 2014.

  • Award & Recognition

    AWARDS

    2018 -2019 – Junior Research fellowship from Ministry of Culture for research on ‘Porcelain Paper Clay’.

    2017- Bronze Medal, PRAFULLA DAHANUKAR ART FOUNDATION AWARD FOR NORTH ZONE in the category of ceramics.

    2011-2013- Received the Young Artist Scholarship (HRD scholarship) from the Ministry of Culture.

    2012-Rajiv Jain Annual Scholarship and Award for sculpture at Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

    2011- Ajay Bankim Bose Memorial Scholarship from Govt. College of Art and Craft, Kolkata.

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