April 2012

Radha Sullur, Karnataka

Radha has been practicing the art of Chittara since a young age. She paints walls mostly and has established the Chittara House of Art to take up other projects. At this residency, she hopes to take her art further and explore multiple opportunities.

D.Padma, Andhra:

Padma learnt the art of Cherial painting from her husband, a famous Nakaash.  She has worked on several projects with him, and has helped him create masterpieces that have traveled far and wide. Padma is a State Awardee, and trains other women in the village.

Heera Devi, Bihar:

Heera Devi belongs to a family that is considered the pioneers of Madhubani Art. Originally based out of Bihar, she has now moved to New Delhi to educate her children and grow her business. She has never won an award but has worked for the best in the industry.  She hopes to create a great project in the Residency and apply for Government recognition.

Sebati Swain, Orissa:

Sebati Swain, a Soara artist from the village of Jalakbar, Orrisa has been practicing this art form for about eight odd years under the guidance of her guru – Shri Narayan Das. Sebati works in a village of Raghuraspur and has decided to be a part of the Residency to learn new ideas and gain exposure.