Jayeeta Chatterjee (b.1995, Bolpur, West Bengal, India) has completed her Bachelors in Fine Arts and Printmaking from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan in 2018 and her MFA and Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara in 2020.
Jayeeta has exhibited her works at the print exhibition in Nandan Museum, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan (2016); Kala Bhavan Annual Exhibition, ICCR, Kolkata (2018); The 7th Ulsan International Woodcut Print Art Festival, South Korea (2018); Haugesund International Festival of Relief Printing, Norway (2019); Space 118 in collaboration with the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara (2020); Maharaja Sayajirao University Gallery, Vadodara (2020); Khajuraho Art Mart (2021); Emerging Artists 12th edition, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad (2021); Abir India, Ahmedabad (2021). She has also showcased her work virtually at Artdemic India; Artchain India; Carpe Arte; Young Art Support (YAS); Artzolo; Champatree (2020).She has received an award in Printmaking from the Santiniketan Society of Visual Art and Design (2017). She has participated in residencies like Banyan Hearts Residency, Hyderabad (2021); KHOJ PEERS Residency (2021).
While Jayeeta has been trained as a printmaker, she works across mediums, combining printmaking, textiles, and embroidery. Having grown up in a suburban family, her observations of the monotonous lives of middle-class women find a place in her artistic practice. Her images often depict homemakers whilst engrossed in their daily domestic chores interspersed with moments of rest. She contemplates the relationship between the physicality and the interiority of a woman’s spaces and the issues within these walls; between sites of existence and states of existence. Neither of the two is fixed. The locus is the self-revelation of the neglected but the important i.e the daily efforts of a homemaker. Her own experiences, as a woman from the middle-class milieu, pierce the works; which in turn have influenced the mediums she works with. Her trajectories of colours emphasize the idea of change with the varying people and their lifestyles. The monotones symbolize the trails left bare comfort of our eyes, still camouflaging themselves, whatever is not seen has to be made seen.
Jayeeta lives and works in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.