06-Apr-2017 08:18 PM
Sujata Bajaj (b.1958) did her graduation and Master’s in art and painting from Pune, Maharashtra. An influence of tribal art and culture led her to a PhD in Indian tribal art, titled “The Special Features of Indian Tribal Art and its Influence on Contemporary Trends of Art.” She also studied at Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, on a French Government scholarship in 1988-89. Ms. Bajaj has held around twenty-five individual shows and over twenty international shows in India and has participated in more than a dozen group shows across the country and abroad, including in the U.K., France, Norway and Los Angeles. Some of her recent shows are as follows: “Fire and Water” (Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2005); “Sublimation” (Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, 2007); “The Journey” (New York Academy of Art (USA) and Saffron Art & Osborne Samuel-Berkeley Square Gallery (London), 2008); “S.H. Raza and Sujata Bajaj” (New York, 2005); “The Power of Peace” (United Nations, Bali); “Roop Vidhan” and “Swasti Roop” (Art Alive, New Delhi, 2005 & 2007); and “Symboles & Merveilles”(France, 2009), amongst others. She has also done several solo shows in Paris and Norway; and has given lectures on tribal art at Washington University (USA), Princeton University (USA), Commonwealth Centre, Edinburgh (UK), Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts (France), and so on. Her works are part of various national and international, private and public collections, across the world. Some of these are those of the Lalit Kala Akademi, Maharashtra State Collection, Air India, Philips India, World Bank, Indian Merchants Chamber, Solidaire International Marketing, and the Cultural Ministry of Norway, amongst others. Ms. Bajaj is the recipient of numerous awards including the Chancellor’s Award, S.N.D.T University, Mumbai, the Raza Award, the Bombay Art Society Award and the Maharashtra State Art Award. In addition she was also felicitated for International Youth Achievement by Cambridge University, U.K. in 1986. Sujata Bajaj lives and works in Paris.