Talk & Presentation by Pushpamala N
Wednesday, 8 January 2014 | 2 pm | Kalakriti Art Gallery
Pushpamala N was born in 1956 in Bangalore. She graduated in Economics, English and Psychology from the Bangalore University in 1977 where she studied under renowned Indian artist Balan Nambiar. Thereafter, she studied BFA & MFA in Sculpture at M S University of Baroda.
Pushpamala’s first solo exhibition was at the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore in 1983. Initially, she was a Sculptor, by 1990s, she completely shifted to photographic works. Being a women artist, she did some path-breaking works which had a major impact on Indian contemporary art scenario. She frequently used herself as a model in her own work, using elements from popular culture in her art to explore place, gender and history.
She has taught and lectured widely on arts. Pushpamala is the recipient of many honors, including the National Award, 1984; Gold Medal at the Sixth Triennale, New Delhi, 1986; The Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship for residency at St. Martin’s School of Art, London, 1992-93; Senior Fellowship by the Government of India during 1995-97; Arts Collaboration Grant, India Foundation for the Arts in 2000. Her works have been showcased in prestigious Galleries and Museums across the world.
The artist lives and works in New Delhi.
Pushpamala N will talk about her works during her visit at the Festival.