- 1993-Indian Painting, Mainz- Germany
- 1991-Print Biennale Frechen,Germany
- 1991-International-Print Biennale,Taiwan
- 1990-Asian European Biennale,Turkey
- 1989-Festival of India-Moscow
- 1989-Print Biennale-Yoguslavia
- 1989-Print Biennale-Cuba
- 1987-84-Print Biennale, Berlin Germany.
- 1985-Contemporary Print Making in India-U.S.A
- 1983-‘India In Prints’, Tropen Museum-Amsterdam.
- 1980-Third World Biennale,London- U.K.
- 1979-Sixth British International Print, Biennle-England.
- 1976-Print Biennale- Madrid
- 1976-Exhibiton of ‘Atelier 17’, University
- 1976-Group Exhibition,Athens-Greece
- 1975-Print Biennale- France
Honours & Awards
- 1994-96-Senoir Fellowship, Ministry of Human Resource-N.
- 1988-M. S. Randhawa Award,Aifacs-N. Delhi
- 1988-National Award - L.K.A.
- 1985-Aifacs Award N.Delhi
- 1983-85-Research Fellowship,Ministry of Human Resource-
- 1977-Group 8 Award
- 1975-76-French Govt. Scholarship, Worked under Sir
S.W. Hayter At 'Atelier 17', Paris & Krishna Reddy.
- 1973-75-Govt. of India Cultural Scholarship.,Worked
under Prof. K.G.Subramanyan
- 1974-Governors Gold Medal,Calcutta.
- 1972-Chancellor's Gold Medal
Her definition of Art
I believe in art which speaks a universal language
- which has a life of its own - one with a certain degree
of permanence which portrays the feel and flow of life
with al its coloured nuances and experience. A life
lived to the full. A certain 'playfullness' permeates
my works and portrays a deep inner psyche of the female,
its joys, its traumans, the language is sensual, not
merely cerebral. It has to have an instinctual relationship
with nature and the world around us. Today one speaks
of negating aesthetics - but can aesthetics ever be
denied? Can be wiped out from this world, which is so
varied and beautiful?
Her experience as a teacher
I am a painter/ printmaker and teaching at the faculty
of Fine Arts since 1984. The faculty of Fine Arts is
a very unique institution in the country and widely
known here and abroad. It is important when you are
part of this institution to understand the ethics and
ethos of the place. The institution was built by visionaries
who had an understanding and perception of how a fine
art faculty should function. As a part of an institution
one has to question why this has happened and in future
how best to sustain this identity and strive for excellence.
As a teacher and artist I sincerely feel the importance
of total dedication and commitment to the student and
not collide with personal gains in the outer world of
fame and success. Only then will an institution blossom.
The Pictorial Language in her works
The pictorial language of my works deal with myths
and dreams - images from the real world and the subconscious
with symbolic refrences - flying females which to me
are associated with sexual desires, trees, fruits, etc.
The female is not dormant but vibrates a latent power.
The Significance of Colour
Colour plays an important role forming a total art
language. It is colour which speaks to me and has an
instinctive relationship with the nature and the world
around. Colours overlaps juxtapose slash each other
creating a tremendous variety of tonality and movements
through lines and textures.
On her experimentations in different mediums
The handling of multimedia has given me the flexibility
in manipulating the potential of each of them. There
is an organic interplay of energy between figures, objects
and space. Each medium speaks its own language and expresses
a significant expression within the frame through colour
and line and the transparent psyche. The potential and
challenge offered by various artistic mediums led me
to try my hands on clay and bronzes in relief and relate
graphically to this medium.I have no inhibition regarding
any technique. The insatiable search by an artist is
never ending and adds to the growth and individual philosophy
of the visual language.