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Prajakta Potnis Ponmany

In a time when everything is about making dreams into realities my interest has been of interpreting those realities through its dreams or understanding the real through the perceptions and the aspirations around it.

 

In my early works I used toys and objects from local markets that people obtain to enrich their homes/lives and it`s connection with possession and security, this process has lead me to the recent series of works where I am involved in the idea of selling dreams. The dream house concept for instance, that one is constantly bombarded with, is not without the pressures of achievements/success.

 

The ‘Perishable’ series projects the sense of security found in possessions, the superficial sense of achievements and its projection to the outside world. Here I have painted houses and cars in corrugated sheets/packaging material to represent the fragility within, a sense of security leading to further insecurity.

 

Born in Thane, Mumbai India,1980.

Currently lives and works in New Delhi, India.

Qualification
BFA and MA in painting, Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.

Solo Exhibitions

2006 Walls- In- Between, Kitab Mahal ,The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Group Exhibitions

2007 Kala Ghoda Festival, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

III/III - Here and Now: Young Voices from India, Grosvenor Vadehra, London

Soft Spoken, curated by Bose Krishnamachari , the Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Reading Paint, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok.

Some Blind Alleys, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2006 Three person show, Vi Art Gallery, Delhi.

Myrrh, curated by Anupa Mehta and Geetu Hinduja, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2005 Anticipation, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Jehangir Art Gallery and Museum Gallery, Mumbai.

Change of Address, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2004 Bombay *17, curated by Bose Krishnamchari, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai and Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin.

2003 Studio Guild, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Highlights, Sakshi gallery, Mumbai.

2002 Words and Images, curated by Girish Shahane and The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, National Gallery of Art, Mumbai.

2001 Relief Fund for the earthquake Victims, National Gallery of Modern Art,

Mumbai.

Workshop Exhibition, Artists Centre, Mumbai.

2000 Stepping Out, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Monsoon Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Awards

2002 Camlin Award (Annual Exhibition), Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.

2001 Late Dinanath Mangeshkar Award (Annual Exhibition), Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.

2000 S.B. Palshikar Award (Annual Exhibition), Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.

1997 Cumi Dallas Award Arts Society of India, Mumbai.

1996 Highly Commended (Annual Exhibition), Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.

Scholarships

2003/2004 Inlaks fine arts award.

2001-2003 Scholarship for young artist, Human Resource development, Department of Culture, India.

Qualification                  

·         M.F.A. In Painting, Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.

·         B.F.A. In Painting, Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.

 

Scholarships & Awards                 

·         Inlaks fine arts award, 2003-2004.

·         Scholarship for Young Artist, Human Resource development, Department of Culture, Govt. of India, 2001- 2003.

·         Camlin Award (Annual Exhibition) Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, 2002.

·         Late Dinanath Mangeshkar Award (Annual Exhibition) Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, 2001.

·         S.B. Palshikar Award (Annual Exhibition) Sir J.J. School of Arts, 2000.

·         Cumi Dallas Award Arts Society of India, Mumbai, 1997.

·         Highly Commended (Annual Exhibition) Sir J.J. School of Art, 1996. 

 

Solo Shows 

§  “Walls – in – between” at Kitab Mahal by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2006.

 

 Major Group Shows

§  ‘Soft Spoken’ curated by Bose Krishnamachari, the Bombay art gallery Mumbai, 2007.

§  Art concerns, online gallery, 2007.

§  III/III – ‘Here and Now: Young Voices from India’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, 2007.

§  Kala Ghoda festival’, The Guild art gallery, 2007.

§  `Myrrh’ curated by Anupa Mehta and Geetu Hinduja, the Tao art gallery, Mumbai, 2006.

§  Annual show, Shrishti art gallery, Hyderabad, 2006.

§  Three person show at the vi art gallery, Delhi, 2006.

§  `Paper flute’, The Espace gallery, Delhi, 2006.

§  ‘Change of address’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2005.

§   ‘Anticipation’ curated by Usha Mirchandani, Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai and the Museum Gallery, Mumbai, 2005.

§  ‘Generation’, Saffron art and The Guild art gallery, Mumbai, 2004.

§  Bombay *17’, curated by Bose Krishnamchari, Bombay art gallery, Mumbai and Kashi art gallery, Cochin, 2004.

§  ‘Highlights’, Sakshi gallery, Mumbai, 2003.

§  ‘Studio Guild’, The Guild art gallery, Mumbai, 2003.

§  ‘Words and Images’ curated by Girish Shahane and The Guild art Gallery, Mumbai at the  National gallery of art, Mumbai, 2002.

§  ‘Heat’ Curated by Mrinal Kulkarni and Johny ML, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 2002.

§  ‘True but probably Unreal, Unreal but probably True’ Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2002.

§   ‘Shakti’ Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2002.

§   Workshop Exhibition, Artists Centre, Mumbai, 2001.

§   Relief Fund for the earthquake Victims, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 2001.

§   Monsoon Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2000.

§   ‘Stepping Out’ Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2000.

 

 

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