1997, Delhi, India
Stuti Jain obtained her Bachelor of Fine arts in Sculpture, on top of her class at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda (2019). She was awarded a Merit based scholarship to study in Universitat de Politétecnica de València, Spain for a semester (2017). She recently completed her Masters in Sculpture from MSU, Baroda (2021). Stuti has been a part of the Kochi Muziris Student’s Biennale with Mr. K. P. Reji as her curator (2019) and the recent online Student’s Biennale (2021). Her works were selected to be a part of the 85th Annual Exhibition at Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (2019). Her group shows include The Voice at Indian Habitat center in Delhi (2019), GalleryRa (2020), and Spotlight at Artild gallery (2020). Stuti was awarded the Mrinalini Mukherjee Grant (2021). She has also been a merit award holder by The Prafulla Dahanukar Foundation (2021).
She lives and works in Gurgaon.
The focus of Stuti’s works is to express aspects and constructs of identity by employing a narrative. It can be stable or dynamic, using one element or more. She views identity as a fragmented conglomerate influenced by one’s personal experiences and interactions with social expectations. Through an analytical process of observation, she investigates her identity by compulsively examining herself from the perspective of others and simultaneously considering the inner self. As the individual cannot be understood without her relationship to the many, her process highlights the roles that she plays in relation to the collective of society. She takes into account the many variations of social constructs, gender roles, and stereotypes that are imposed upon her identity, and questions their impact upon the inner self. The result of this practice manifests itself in the form of art works made of many parts. Each work displays an accumulation of physical pieces that unite to emphasize the architecture of identity. She creates metaphors between society, culture and the purpose of a sculpture. Especially when talking about ceramic, the process itself involves dynamism. It is not only the formation of identity, but also the loss thereof. The process of ceramic in her work constantly grapples with the function and individual characteristics of an object or figure. It is ever changing, undergoing multiple changes to finally reach its end destination.
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