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Meena Raghavan

Meena Raghavan , though born in Mumbai was brought up and educated at various places. She is a BA in English Literature.  She is a self taught artist, motivated by family and friends. After a successful solo exhibition in 2006, an absorbing hobby transformed into a boundless passion.  The paper cutting works that she displays are a result of major influences in life.  The architecture of various temples would always leave her awe struck.  Her belief in the higher forces, is thus displayed in various pieces that she has tried to recreate, with a hope to make people aware of this dying art form. Of India   Her belief is that there is more truth in black and white, than in colour.  Each of her art works therefore tires to get across a story waiting to be heard.  If through her efforts she can get across to people then she would consider it a job well done.

Profile

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Encasa Art Gallery, Mumbai

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Yogi Executive Hotel, Navi Mumbai ` 2010
Paz Gallery, Mumbai, 2010

Selected by Bajaj Monsoon Show, Mumbai, 2011

India Art Festival, 2010, Mumbai 2011

Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai, 2011

Artists Center, 2012

Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai, 2012

Coomarswamy Hall, 2013, Colaba, Mumbai

Art PLaza, Colaba, Mumbai 2013

Nehru Centre, Mumbai, 2013

India Art Festival, Mumbai, 2013

Kala Acadamy, Goa, 2013

May 2014 Andaman

Jan 2015 MABA, Coomarswamy , Kala Ghoda

Jan 2015 Miracles Ravindra Natya Mandir

June 2015 Time Center Dubai

Nove 2015 IAF Nehru Center

Feb 2016 Art Gate, Churchgate – Fluid Love

May 2016 at 7 Day Art Gallery, Linking Rd, ‘Artistry’

Sept 2016 at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Silent Conversation

Nov 2016, IAF – Nehru Center

March 2017, West 10 Art Gallery, Kharghar

November 2017, Coomarswamy Hall, Kalaghoda

 

AWARDS/HONOURS

Pukhraj Parikh Award in 2013 for Best Female Artist, awarded by ICAC

ABMVS Award For Best New Media, Consolation by ICAC

 

ABOUT SANJHI/ PAPER CUTTING ART FORM

Sanjhi is an art of paper cutting, an art form typical of Mathura in UP.  In Japan this art form is called Kiri e. The cutting process requires enormous skill, concentration, and patience.  The fine details are achieved with a scalpel or a cutter.  It involves carving intricate designs on paper and sticking it on another base paper.  The graphic quality could be easily mistaken for paint or ink.  They are mostly cut from a single sheet of paper.  In order to bring out the contrast a black and white paper is normally used.