“I believe that creative thinking and the practice of Art-making enhances ones overall life experience. And just as every individual is unique so is their Art.
I love watching people figure things out: the surprise on their faces, the joy of discovery, the satisfaction of a new experience, even the frustration of a challenge. My aim is to nurture the creative spark in everyone, regardless of age or ability and to explore and enjoy the process of art-making. I wish that every student finds as much joy in art as I do.”
Shalina S Vichitra
BFA and MFA from College of Art New Delhi. Recipient of Human resource development scholarship (Govt. of India) and Gold medallist, College of Art, Delhi MFA.
Have held solo and group shows with galleries in India and Abroad. Solo shows: Art Inc., ‘Topographies of the self’ - Anant Art, Art Motif and several curated exhibitions in India and abroad. ‘Negotiating Matters’ curated by Roobina Karode, ‘Summer’ at Nature Morte curated by Peter Nagy, ‘Emerging India’ - Royal college London, ‘Who do you think I am’ The Gallery at Cork Street London, ‘Contemporary Indian Art’ Muller and Plate Munich, ‘Resonance’ - Lalit Kala Academy, ‘Prayers for the Earth’ onsite project in Ladakh supported by Intach, ‘Contemporary Indian Art’- Visual Arts Gallery, ‘Grain’- Espace Gallery to name a few...
Participated in the Fusing Barn Biennale - Taiwan, and has been part of numerous art camps and workshops.
Teaching experience and workshops taken
Have been visiting faculty at Sushant school of Design, Gurgaon, NIFD, teaching Art & Design, Conducted a series of Printing Workshops with various NGO's like Snehalaya, Spastic Society of Northern India to name a few.
Currently practising as a visual artist, working with Acrylics and Mixed Media, holding shows in India and abroad.
“There is a life force... part of our everyday experiences, emotions, existance, identities - physical as well as social and psychological”
My work is about addressing, experiencing, and decoding characteristics of living situations. Personal associations, emotions, existence, identities become part of a larger issue and address the conflict and contradictions of urban living situations and a constant struggle to decode reality and “the other reality”. The individual is a part of a whole populace and the entity I refer to is a spec of this macrocosm.
Metaphors for my images come from the Earth, aerial mappings, the urban sprawl, constructed spaces, maps, geographic images, symbols, architectural plans etc. I like to engage in constructing- deconstructing, positioning – dispositioning... locating – dislocating, peeling layers and evolving these thoughts and associations give rise to an experiential space.