Kanika Shah

Kanika Shah

artist bio

Kanika Shah completed her B.V.A. in Painting, and M.V.A. in Graphics, from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Baroda. She has received Honorable Mention Certificate Award in Ninth Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art India. 2011 Dr. Iwasaki 1 Prize in The 6thKyoto International Woodprint Association (Kiwa-2011), Japan. She is also the recipient of 2nd Prize in All India Women Artist Contemporary Art Exhibition Artscapes, Chandigarh 2012 and 52nd State Art Exhibition, Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy in Artist Category for Graphics 2012. Her works were included at Western Camlin Art Competition; International Biennial Print Exhibit, Taiwan, 2014; Guanlan International Print Biennial, China, 2013. GennextVI, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2012; 53rd National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 2011; Guanlan International Print Biennial, China, 2011. 2007 10th Western Camlin Art Competition; and State Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy, 2007.

artist statement

Being, the existence of anyone exists through ones retort to the being of the world around. Some subsume their existence with the surroundings; some do so by marking the traces of around on the selves. One might see the self in the world; here the world is explored through the self referentials. Every day of life, every experience, though being very general becomes an important aspect to concept, as it refers to the contemporary living of someone. The emotions attached to every action, response given to each new experience, though it may be very common, yet very initial, marks a time span of the individual being, and many such beings which form the periods. I see the world through my eyes, my pleasures and displeasures, the world around forms itself around me. Each of my work has a story to tell. It narrates a journey from the artist's soul to the world outside, from the memories of childhood to transitions of youth to deeper understandings derived from age and experience. My work has a plain narrative would be a gross understatement. Afflicted by the problems that are faced each and every day by me as a woman, I paint the range of emotions that I exchange with these subjects from sorrow to joy and from suffering to hope.

Kanika Shah

 
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