Gayatri Halder (b. 1995, Diamond Harbour, West Bengal, India) completed her BFA in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and her MFA in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
Gayatri has participated in many group exhibitions including Charukala Annual Exhibition, Kolkata (2019); KCC Art Festival, Kolkata (2019-20); Birla 53rd Annual Exhibition (2020), Kolkata; ICCR Annual Exhibition, Kolkata (2020); Kochi Muziris Student’s Biennale, Kerala (2020); Tagore International Exhibition of Painting, Bhopal (2020); Mojarto Art Fair, New Delhi (2020); ‘Imaginarium’ at Emami Art, Kolkata (2021); Emerging palettes 12 th Edition (2021), Haderabad; ISHAH, Women Artists Exhibition (2022), Ahmedabad, CIMA Award Show, Kolkata (2022). She has received several grants and awards, including National Best Entry Prize for Drawing and Pastel work, Camel Art Foundation (2017); NCP award, ICAG (2017); Merit scholarships in Rabindra Bharati University’s Annual Exhibition (2019) and the Shrishti Artist Grant (2020).
In her work, she looks closely at subtle patterns of veneration and repeated floral motifs, exploring the abstruseness and intricate complexity of nature. She is drawn to nature’s inherent dialectics, the simultaneous presence of the known and unknown; orderly and mysterious features and qualities. In her pinprick work, she attempts to capture the inner pulsation of nature; ignored and repressed by the modern technological society.
Gayatri lives and works in Kalyani, West Bengal, India.