PROFILE

gita

Trained in Art with a Masters degree in Psychology, Gita’s works has been part of many exhibitions since early 90’s.She has been consistently showcasing her works in India and abroad. Her paintings are semi-abstract with the suggestion of a female form, architecture, musical instruments, or some combination of these elements. They simultaneously explore color, texture, line and form, not as juxtapositions or layers but as integral to one another. Her take on Tamilnadu Temple Murals in recent years has been widely written about.Gita is the Curator for Dakshianchitra Heritage Museum, Galleries, Chennai.

solo exhibitions (selected)

Gandhi Memorial Center, Washington DC 2015
Alliance Francoise, Pondicherry 2015
Diara Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2014
Prakrit Art Gallery, Chennai 2014
Lalith Kala Akademi, Chennai 2013
Auroville, Pondicherry 2013
Vinyasa Art Gallery 2012
Bharat Bhavan Bhopal 2011
Promanade Art Gallery Pondichery 2010
Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2008
Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai 2008
British Council, Chennai 2007
Nehru Centre, London, England 2006
Lalith Kala Akademi Chennai 2005
Russian Cultural Centre, Chennai 2001
Durban Art Gallery, South Africa 1999

group exhibitions (selected)

IGNCA  - New Delhi 2016
Artworld - Chennai 2016
Arpana Caur Gallery - New Delhi 2013
Sri Parvathy, Chennai 2011
Manit Campus, Bhopal 2010
Cholamandal Artists Village, Chennai 2010
Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai - 2009
Sara Arakkal Gallery, Bangalore 2009
Gallery Espace, New Delhi 2009
Gallery Space, Hyderabad 2009
Lalith Kala Akademi, Chennai 2008
Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2008
Kala Kendra, Auroville 2008

commissioned works

Wipro, Larsen & Toubro, Apollo Hospitals, US Consulate, Hexaware Technologies, Le Meridian, CITIBANK, Caritor, Tidel Park, Sathyam Infoway and for various private collectors around the world.

films

Gita began making short documentary films in 2005. She regards film-making as an extension of fine arts, which is also their subject matter. Her films are either about the work of Indian artists working here or abroad, or about foreign artists working and finding their inspiration in India. Three of Gita’s films document artists’ camps.



REVIEWS

Voices behind the canvas - The Hindu 2016
When dolls speak - The Hindu 09 November, 2016
Earthy shades tell many a novel tale - The Hindu 12 November, 2015
When the cherry blossoms - The Hindu 24 July, 2015
The magic of murals - The Hindu 10 August, 2014
Visual Anxieties on a wall of extended Canvas - The Indian Express - May 19, 2013
Done mix art and god - The Express - May 29, 2012
Artists bring alive murals in bid to save ancient art - Times of India, April 2, 2013
Translating art for the layman, through films - The Hindu, 2008
Focussing on women - Indian Express, August 19, 2008
Abstract Beauty - Times of India, Hyderabad, September 21, 2008
The screen - her canvas -- The Hindu, Metroplus, January 22, 2007
Passion for life - The Economic Times, Madras Plus, July 29, 2006