(b 1960)




Artist Profile

SHRUTI GUPTA CHANDRA Shruti has had her initial training at Triveni Kala Sangam. She was awarded the National award for her work in 2005 by the Lalit Kala Akademi. Shruti also received the All India award of the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society for her work in 1986 and 1995. Shruti has been awarded the Cultural Scholarship for Painting by the Government of India, from 1984 to 1987. She has also been awarded the Junior Fellowship by the Department of Culture, Government of India in 1991 for three years. Shruti has had a Solo Exhibition of her Pencil and Pastel works in 1994 at the Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi. She exhibited works titled `Chapters Recreated’ at the same venue in another One-Person Show in 1997.Contours of Being’ formed the core of her next Solo Exhibition of paintings at the Shridharani in 2001. Her next solo exhibition, also at Shridharani Gallery was called ` Structures Of Visuality” in 2003.

Her works were included in the Indian Women Artists Show organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art in 1986.Her paintings were amongst the works sent by the NGMA to Bulgaria and Poland. Shruti’s work was part of the Figurative- Non-Figurative Auction curated by Neville Tuli in Mumbai in 2003. Her work was also part of the collaborative auction-India on Canvas- organised by Khushii in 2006. Shruti has been participating in various All India and State Exhibitions since 1981.These include the National Exhibitions of the Lalit Kala Akademi, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, Sahitya Kala Parishad and the National Biennale’s held at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. Selected group shows: -A Group Show of Four Artists held at AIFACS Gallery in 1985 -Two Artists Show at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi in 1988 -Two Artists Show at Shridharani Gallery in 1990 -An Exhibition of Three Artists at Display Gallery in 1991 -Asia Excellence-A group Show in Singapore -Group Show at Display Gallery in 1992 -Exhibition by Habiart Gallery in aid of Mobile Creches in 1994 -Indian Artists’ Group Show in Dubai in 1994 -Group Show at Urasvati Art Gallery -Group Exhibition of Three Artists at Life Studio in 1995 -Five Artist Show at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi in 1996 -Studio 55-Group Show of pastels in 1996 -Exhibition organised by Maneka Gandhi in 1997 -Black and White Show at Studio 55 in 1997 -Art for Ashraya, an exhibition in Bangalore in 1997 -Three Artists Show at Triveni in 1998 -Inaugural Group Show at Art Folio Gallery, Chandigarh in 1998 -Group Show at Gallerie Alternatives in 1999 -A Group Show in London organized by Arushi Gallery in 1999 -Group Show at Urasvati Art Gallery in 1999 -Art and Cinema a Thematic Exhibition by Arushi Arts in 1999 -Their Story’-A Show by Gallery Freedom at LKA in 2000. -Group Show of Four Artists at Art Folio Gallery, Chandigarh in 2000. -Contemporary Women Artists’ Show by Gallery Freedom in 2000. -`Aparajita’-Group show for Earthquake victims of Gujarat in 2001. -`Buddha Smiled Again’-Group Exhibition by Masters’ Guild in 2001 -`Man and Nature’-Thematic Group Exhibition at Studio 55 in 2001 -Group Show at Welcomgroup ITC hotel in May 2001. -`Kaleidoscope’, Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition held in Singapore in June, 2001 -`Stree Shakti’- group show of women artists at Habiart Gallery, in January, 2002. -`The Other Dimension’-Group Show and recital by artists involved in other fields of Art, at AIFACS in 2002 `Shakti’- Group Show by women artists from all over India at Gallery Hacienda in Mumbai in 2002 - B.C.Sanyal, A 100 years-group show at Mati Ghar, New Delhi -Inaugural show at Gallery Karmaa in 2002 -Group Show at Anniversary of Parliament Attack, December 2002 - Works in Miniature Format- Group Show at Garhi Studios in 2003 -Inaugural Show of Absolut Art held at Gurgaon in 2003 `Within- Without’ Through the Eyes of Women Painters- a Group Show at British Council, New Delhi in 2003 Group Exhibition by Art India at Hotel Surya, New Delhi in April, 2003 Group Exhibition at Habitat Centre, New Delhi in May, 2003 By Indian arts Circle Inaugural Show of New Gallery by Dhoomimal Gallery in 2003 Annual Show Urasvati Art Gallery in 2003 `Collective Intent”- anniversary Show of Gallerie Alternatives in 2004 - `Women On Women’- exhibition organized by ICCR in 2004 - Harmony Show by Tina Anil Ambani in 2004 and 2005 - Group Exhibition by Art Indus at Shridharani Gallery in 2004 - exhibition at Mati Ghar in 2004 - Women artists exhibition organized by Gargi Seth at Hotel Ashok in 2004 - Group show of Indian Contemporary Art put up by Chivas Regal in 2004-05 in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Also at Gurgaon in 2006 - 9 artists group show organized by Palette Art Gallery at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center in 2005 - Group show at Art Junction in 2005 - Group show at Visual Arts Gallery by Gallery Ati in 2005. - Indian Contemporary Art- Group show in Dubai in 2005 - Indian Art 1- annual show of Palette art Gallery in 2005 - 4 artists show at Shridharani Gallery organized by Gallery Threshold in 2006 - Group show by Indian Art Circle in 2006 - Combined Pakistani and Indian artists exhibition at Alliance Francais by Nitanjali Gallery in 2006 - Group show by Chawla art Gallery in 2006 - Indian Contemporary art- group show at Visual Arts by gallery Art Positive in 2006 Shruti has also taken part in -Artists Camp organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad in 1985 -Colours of Freedom-an ITC Sponsored Camp Held at Agra in 1997 -A Brush With Ghalib-a Camp organised by the North Central Zone at the Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 1997 -Painting and Sculpture Camp organised by First North Art Gallery in Manali in 1998 -A Workshop involving traditional Madhubani Artists. School Children and Contemporary artists at Anandgram in 1999 -Organised and participated in an Artists’ Camp at Corbett Park in 2000 and at Nainital in 2001. -Artists Workshop at Gargi College, New Delhi in 2001 -Cultural Confluence- Workshop at Delhi University in 2002. -Workshop and discussion held by Karmaa Gallery in Gurgaon in 2002 -Conducted a workshop for children at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi in 2002 and 2003 - Art Camp held by Art Indus in 2002 `Celebrating Humanity” workshop at Gargi College, New Delhi in 2002 -Silk-screen printing workshop at Delhi College of Art in 2003. Artists’ Camp organized by Northern Railway & Art River at Barog, Simla in 2003 -Workshop and exhibition in collaboration with students of Public Schools organized by Udayan Care in 2004 Her works are in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Delhi College of Art, Sahitya Kala Parishad , New Delhi and with a number of collectors in India and abroad