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Charulata Mukherjee

Artist Profile

Charulata (b. 1996) is a multidisciplinary artist based out of New Delhi.

Statement of Work

Art is a product of time. It is a result of social, political and religious context in which it is made. Because of its consequent nature, it has become the centre of focus of my artwork. Representation of female figure and portrayal of emotions has always been my concern. In majority of my work I try to interpret my deepest thoughts, hidden emotions and strong desires. The images I create are coined from personal experiences, fears and interests. Looking at personal objects from the intimate environment and interconnecting it with the people and life, I try to put together a puzzle. 

I become the protagonist from the stories in my mind. Through my work, I seek to explore the edges of everyday living in a city. With representational forms and images, words, textures and colours, culled from an intimate complexities of life, I paint to investigate the rituals of living and life’s permeability. I try to transform the objects around me into a creative language and experiment with the possibilities to be obtained from an array of media.

Education

Masters of Fine Arts - Painting

  • Pursuing MFA from College of Art, University of Delhi, 2018-'20

 

Bachelors of Visual Arts - Painting

  • Delhi College of Art, University of Delhi, 2013 –'18 

 
Exhibitions & Participations

  • Participation in "Being culturally conscious" group exhibit at think culture foundation, MDI Gurugram Nov 2019

  • Participated in Mahila Zine "SECRET SPACES/ HIDING PLACES" 5th issue of Mahila Zine, 2019, realized within the framework of Five Million Incidents, 2019-20, supported by Goethe-Insitut / Max Mueller Bhavan in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective

  • Exhibited a series of paintings in the 8th All India Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition (2019), Chandigarh

  • Participation in Annual Art Exhibition (2014-18), College of Art, New Delhi

  • Exhibited a series of paintings in the 7th All India Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition (2018), Chandigarh

  • Participation in Udaan All India Women Art Exhibition (2018), Museum and Art Gallery Sector 10, Chandigarh

  • Participation in 69th Republic Day ‘Triumph of Masterworks: Our National Pride’, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), (2018)

  • Participation in Udaan Utsav Cartoon Making Competition, (2017) 

  • Participation in Bindaas Artist Group Online Exhibition, (2017)

  • RBI National Painting exhibition participation, (2016)

Awards & Achievements 
  • Biswanath Mukherjee Award, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting Final Year (2017-18), College of Art, New Delhi

Projects
  • Illustrated a book for World Wildlife Organization-India, titled "Eeks! I saw a Cockroach"

  • Illustrated and designed a set of four book covers for World Wildlife Organization-India

  • Illustrated a children’s book titled "Braving the Bullet", published by Red Panda—the children’s imprint of Amazon-Westland

  • Co-illustrated a children’s book titled "Gandhi in 150 Anecdotes", published by Puffin Books—the children’s imprint of Penguin-Random House India

  • Illustrated and designed multiple print advertising campaigns for Made Easy Preschool 

  • Illustrated three books entitled "Korean Folktales", "Burmese Folktales" and "World History: Fun & Facts" for Mango Books, the children’s imprint of DC Books

  • Assisted as an art director in 3 short films, Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, Close Shave, a documentary on Sarod Maestro Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta

  • Conceptualized paintings for Shreeja NGO for women, New York, USA

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