ABOUT ARTIST SANTOSH JAIN
Santosh Jain’s art career began in 1971 as a young Printmaker in College Of Art, Delhi. Her
prints earned her an inclusion in prestigious artist associations - Group 8, Shilpi Chakra,
Bombay Art Society, Lalit Kala Akademi and AIFACS. Followed by a 2 years fellowship to the
Netherlands before she returned to New Delhi in 1976.
By using mediums as a language of expression, Jain’s practice over the years has included
lithographs, collages, paintings and photographs. The past decade of her career has centred
around Digital Landscapes – a dexterous juxtaposition of her original photographs of the
everyday with painting softwares and traditional art tools such as acrylic, pen and charcoal.
Her recurring subjects include ‘women’ and ‘the exploited’ that expand into empathy and
layered personal narratives. She refers to these works as ‘her second language, which
allows her to freely share long forgotten episodes of her life and her innermost feelings’.
She has received prestigious awards in printmaking and photography, and held solo
shows in India and Europe. Santosh continues to participate in select group shows and