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Jayashree Chakravarty

Jayashree Chakravarty (b.1956) graduated from Santiniketan in 1978 and then obtained a post- graduate diploma from the MS University, Baroda. She has also been an Artist-in-Residence at the Ecole d’Art, Aixen-Provence, France. Her paintings are mostly autobiographical. At a mere conventional and figurative level, they reflect the unity of man with nature. Some motifs like dogs, waves and serried crescent shapes constantly recur in her works. She has held several solo shows such as “Where the Sand meets the Sky” (New York), “New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India” (Chicago, 2007), “Route Map of Experience” (New Delhi, 2003), at Ecole d’Art, (Paris, 1995), and so on. She has been part of prestigious group shows in India and abroad, which include “Crossing Generations: Divergence” (Mumbai, 2002); “Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Dialogue with India” (Vancouver, 2001); “Boundlessly Various and Everything Simultaneously” (New York, 2000); “Fire and Life” in Canberra after an Indo-Australian residency in Kolkata and Brisbane (1997); and “Women Artists of India: A Celebration of Independence” (Oakland, 1995), amongst others. She has exhibited her works across India and Sweden and they can be seen in the National Gallery of Modern Art and at the Chandigarh Museum. They are also held by several prestigious collections in India and abroad. Ms. Chakravarty is the recipient of several awards such as the Bombay Art Society Award, II Bharat Bhavan Biennial Award, British Council Visitorship Grant, French Government Scholarship, Honourable Mention Award, and Asian Art Biennial, to mention a few. Jayashree Chakravarty lives and works in Paris, France.

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