Shambhavi’s work is largely non-figurative and focuses on the relationship between man and nature, as well as the social and metaphysical condition of the agricultural worker. Born in Patna, she grew up spending a lot of time with her grandparents in the countryside – visits that she cites as the origin of her fascination with nature and the inspiration for much of her work.
This artwork description has been sourced from Ocula.
Shambhavi (born 1966) is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist currently based in New Delhi, India. She attended the College of Fine Arts and Crafts, Patna in the 1980s. She moved to New Delhi in 1990, earning a Master’s in Fine Arts from Delhi College of Art. In 1997, Shambhavi travelled to the Netherlands as the youngest artist of the foundation for Indian Artists, to participate in a project at the Tropen museum in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows as well as selected group shows in India, Singapore, Austria (Vienna & Salzburg), South Africa (Durban & Cape town), Australia (Melbourne & Brisbane), New York, and the Netherlands, where she was associated with the Foundation ofIndian Artists, Amsterdam from 1991- 2000. Her work was recently added to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in New York. The most recent showcase of her work has been at the just concluded Kochi Muzhiris Biennale 2018-19.
This artist bio has been sourced from Ocula.