ABOUT ARTIST VANDANA RAKESHQualifications : B.F.A., College of Arts, New Delhi, 1990. Clay Sculptures & Ceramic from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi, 1994. Participations : Paintings : 1988-3rd, 1989-4th,(5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th,invitees section ) Yuva Mahotsava by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi. 5th All India Traditional Art Exhibition by AIFACS, New Delhi. 1988-Exhibition by Handicapped Welfare Federation,New Delhi. 1990-1st All India Annual Art Exhibition on Lord Rama & Lord Krishna by AIFACS and the Prabhupada Institute of Culture, Vrindavana. 1996,1997-All India Annual Art Exhibition by AIFACS, New Delhi. 1996 & in 2000-10th & 11th All India Water Color Exhibition respectively, by AIFACS, New Delhi. 1998-64th All India Exhibition of Art, by The Indian Akademi of Fine Arts, Amritsar, Punjab. 1998,2000,2001& again in 2001-41st, 42nd, 43rd 44th National Exhibition of Art, by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1999-Annual Art Exhibition by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi. 2001-State Art Exhibition, by AIFACS, New Delhi. 2006-‘Contemporary Indian Art’ by Lalit Kala Akademy in collaboration with ministry of culture,The republic of Syria,in Domascus-Syria. Drawings : 1994-2nd and 1996-3rd Indian Drawing Biennale by Solids, Chandigarh. 1995&2001-All India Exhibition of Drawings by Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh. 1996,1997, 1998 ,2010-All India Annual Art Exhibition by AIFACS, New Delhi. 1998-All India Exhibition of Drawings by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Solo Exhibitions : 1997&1998-Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. 2000, 2002 & 2012-Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi. Group Exhibitions : 1992 - Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1993 - Greenwood Gallery , New Delhi. 1994 – Group Show at ANZ Grindlays Bank by Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi. 1994 - 3 persons show, AIFACS, New Delhi. 1996 - 4 persons show, Museum of Fine Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh. 1997 –‘Creative Endeavours’ in small format, by Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi. 1998 - 2 persons show(Husband& Wife), by Arushi Arts, New Delhi. 1998 –Group Show at India Habitat Centre, by Arushi Arts, New Delhi. 1999 - Spring Show, by Urusvati Art Gallery, New Delhi. 1999 - Water colour show by Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi. 1999 –‘Art & Cinema’, by Arushi Arts,at Visual Art Gallery,India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. 1999 - Group show at Gallerie 21, corkstreet, London, by Arushi Art Gallery. 1999 - 4 persons small format show by Arushi Arts, New Delhi. 2000 - Opening show, New Gallery - AIFACS, New Delhi. 2000 - ‘The Millennium Mask’, by Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi. 2000 - 'Women Artists' show at Arpana Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts & Literature, New Delhi and show continued at Gallery Freedom, New Delhi. 2000 - 4 persons show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. 2001 - "The Harmony Show", by Mrs. Tina Ambani and Reliance Industries Ltd. at Nehru Centre, Mumbai. 2001 - 2 Persons Show ( Husband & Wife), Indus Ind Bank Art Gallery, Chandigarh. 2002 - "Half a Square feet", by Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi. 2002 - Group Show, by Kalanjali Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2003 - "Notes of Spring" by Kalanjali Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2003 - "Kites - Celebration of Freedom" on eve of 15th August, by Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi. 2003 - "Painters at Kasauli" by Urusvati Center for Contemporary Art. 2003 - Opening show of DMG Mega Art Complex, by Dhoomimal Art Gallery. 2004 – Opening show of Anayas Gallery,New Delhi. 2006-‘Symphony of colors’, by Artland & AIM(Arts India Movement) at The Ashok,New Delhi. 2006-‘Galaxy-9’, group show of 9 artists at Lalit Kala Akademi,New Delhi. 2007 ‘Lines’, drawing show at Dhoomimal Art Centre,New Delhi. 2007-‘Now & then”, at Art n Soul (now Shrine) art gallery,New Delhi. 2007-‘Spring 07’, at Arushi Arts,New Delhi. (Coordinated & participated in All 3 Shows mentioned above in 2007 in collaboration with The Times of India group under Times Delhi Festival) 2007-‘60th Milestone’, by a’ la dream Art Gallery in co-ordination with AIM(Art India Movement) at Travancore art Gallery,New Delhi. 2007-‘Continuity & Change’ opening show of the extended gallery-Dhoomimal Art Centre & celebrating their 70 yrs of being pioneers in opening art gallery in Delhi. 2007-‘Past Present Unto the Future’ celebrating 70 yrs of Contemporary Indian Art by Dhoomimal Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi ,New Delhi. 2007-‘The Rising Sun’, by Gallery Pioneer at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 2009-‘Amalgamation’, by Art- ians & Brand4 atTulip, Crown Plaza,Gurgaon. 2009-‘Drawing: The Essence2’ by Dhoomimal Gallery at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat centre. 2010-‘Balti Blast’,a show to save water, by kala Care Group,at Lokayata Art Gallery,Delhi. 2010-150 yrs of Income Tax Department, West Bengal, art exhibition at AIFACS, New Delhi. 2010-‘ Nai Ummeed’ The Art Festival, at hotel The Lalit, New Delhi. 2011-‘Portrait of an Artist’ by Dhoomimal Art Centre, celebrating 75 yrs of the Gallery, New Delhi. 2011-‘Memoirs of an Era’, Show in memory of Late. Mrs. Sushma Mahendra Jain, by Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi.’ 2012-‘Love , Peace & Water’- India on Flute, by Dhoomimal Art Centre & Krishna Prerna Foundation, at Lotus Temple, New Delhi. 2012-‘Shaktiroopa’, by Central Social Welfare Board And Empowerment, at Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. 2012-'Together' Group show at Lalit Kala Akademi,New Delhi. 2013- 24x24”, by Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi. 2015- Group show at Singapore by Art Gallie. 2015-Ecstasy of flute,at Dhoomimal art centre, New Delhi. 2016-'Heads',show by Dhoomimal Art centre at India art fair, New Delhi. 2016- Affordable art Fair ,Group show at Singapore, by Art Gallie. 2016- 'Gyaarah',group show of 11 artists at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. 2018-'Together' Group Show of Delhi based 80 Artists at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 2018-India art Festival, Mumbai,by pioneer art Gallery. 2021- Lalit Kala akademi's collection of choisest 200 Women artists on Women's Day. Awards & Scholarships: 1987-1988-S. J. Jindal Trust scholarship( in college). 1987- Certificate of Merit by College of Art, New Delhi. 1989- 4th Yuva Mahotsava, by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi. 1996-3rd Indian Drawing Biennale by Solids, Chandigarh. 1996-1998 - National Scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Culture, Govt. of India. 2000-11th All India Water Color Exhibition, by AIFACS, New Delhi. 2000-2001-Garhi Grant Scholarship by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 2001-All India Drawing Exhibition by Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh. Camps : 1993 - Greenwood Gallery, New Delhi. 1997 - 50 years of Independent India, by AIFACS,New Delhi. 2001 - By Kalavart Nyas, Ujjain. 2003 - By Urusvati Centre for Contemporary Art at Kasauli, H.P. 2005 – By Lalit Kala Akademi, at Gangtok, Sikkim. 2006 – By AIFACS,New Delhi. 2006- By ITDC at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi. 2008- By Scindia School & Pranjal arts at Scindia School,Gwalior Fort,M.P. 2009- By AIFACS,New Delhi. 2009- By Mystic Art village (Pune), at Karnataka. 2012- By AIFACS, New Delhi. 2012- By Swaraj Bhavan, Bhopal. 2013- Ceramics workshop at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. 2019- National Women Artists camp by Lalit kala Akademi, Delhi. Charity : 1997 – ‘People for animals’, by Ms. Maneka Gandhi, Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. 1998 - Charity Show, by Prayas (Vocational Institute for mentally Handicapped) at New Delhi & Jaipur, Rajasthan. 1999-‘Samanvay’, by Akhil Bhartiya Adi Kala Vikas Manch, New Delhi. 2000-‘Their story’, by Vhai & Gallery Freedom at LKA, New Delhi. 2001 - Gujarat Relief Fund Show at India Habitat Centre by Gallery Freedom, New Delhi. 2001 - Alumni’s & Faculty's Show for LG/CM Relief Fund (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) by College of Art, New Delhi. 2019- Art For Odisha, by Metaspace Studio, Delhi (Travelling show, At Delhi in collaboration with AIFACS), Mumbai, Banglore . Collections : Lalit Kala akademi- Delhi, Bharat Bhavan- Bhopal ,Hotel Hyatt Regency- New Delhi. College of Art –New Delhi, Dhoomimal Art Centre-New Delhi, Bharat Pertroleum - New Delhi. International Finance Corporation (World Bank)New Delhi. Private collection in India, Germany, London, U.S.A., Canada, Dubai, Switzerland, France & others.
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