Archana Rajguru

Archana Rajguru ‘primary subjects of interest are human psychology, nature and behavior and together their latent interpretations inspire her art. Whatever concept she explores, she takes reference from her surroundings and uses it as a metaphor to express her ideas.

Thread, which is a key material characterizing her artistic practice was a childhood obsession, coming to use in paintings to express lines and other forms. However, the satisfaction and immense pleasure it evoked led her to merge painting and thread work, rather than employ them as separate entities. Over the recent years, she has been extending the visual vocabulary of the thread to work on a masks and exploring the form further led to a wide array of possibilities leading the art form of the mask to acquire a human face, bringing her face to face once again with the primary subjects of her practice.

Post diploma in print making with distinctions from M.S. universityBaroda, 1995

Solo Exhibition

Lithographs at Icon Art Gallery, Hyderabad, 2015.
Paintings at Nehru Art Center, Worli, Mumbai, 1998.

Group shows:

2019 12 X 12 Group show at Pegasus Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
“Reivatak “Group show at Fine art Faculty, Vadodara.
78th All India Art Exhibition by Hyderabad Art Society. Hyderabad.

2018 1st All India Art Competition and Exhibition, State Gallery of Art, Hyderabad.
“ DO Din “Installation Site specific work, Hyderabad.
PaintingWorkshop at Santiniketan, organized by Global artist group.
‘Waves Across’ An International art show at State art gallery, Hyderabad.

2017 “Family Album” group show at Icon art gallery. Hyderabad.
“ DO Din “Installation Site specific work, Hyderabad
“Art O Graph “art installation for Hyderabad Literature Festival,
“Claiming her space “As part of women’s day initiative.

2016 World of thread art festival, Canada.
AIWA show ,Lalitkala,Chandigarh.
“ Duet Symphony” at Pegasus art gallery, Hyderabad.
Ailamma Art Gallery,Hyderabad.
Participated “Chitra Santhe” art mela at Bangalore.

2015 “Sakti & Benevolence” A group exhibition at Pegasus Art Gallery, Hyd.
“Born a Girl” Group show of 15 artists at Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad.
Participated “Chitra Santhe” Art Mela at Bangalore.
Group show at State Art Gallery,Hyderabad on Ganesha.

2014 Women workshop at State art gallery on Bathukamma Festival, Hyd.
Workshop of clay modeling at Microsoft office, Hyderabad.
“Collectors choice” Group exhibition at Tamkanat Art Gallery, Hyd.
2014 “Dimensional Expression” Group exhibition at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore.
Painting workshop at State Art Gallery, Hyd on“International Women day”.
Group show at Gallery Space, Hyderabad.
“Hyderabad Contemporaries” Inaugural group show atTamkanat Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
“Flute of the Maverick” A group show at Daira Art Gallery,Hyd.
Participated “Chitra Santhe” Art Mela at Bangalore.

2013 “Mehfil” at State Art Gallery, Hyderabad
“Art Mela” at state art gallery, Hyderabad.
“Around the art” at Beyond coffee,Hyderabad.

2008 ¬Hasta art gallery ,Hyderabad.

1998 AIFACS , Delhi.

1997 National exhibition, Bangalore.

1996 – 95 AIFACS , Delhi.

1995 – 97 Biennial International , Bhopal.

1995 Bombay art society.

1993 ‘Prints Today’ Bangalore.
Birla annual show , Calcutta.

Awards:

2019 Gold Medal from Hyderabad Art society, Hyderabad.
2018-20 Senior Fellowship from CCRT, New Delhi
2017 Promising Artist Award from Confluence ’16.Art Eterne,New Delhi
1998 AIFACS awards for print making.
1998 Inlaks take off Grant.
1995 -97 National scholarship from human resource development.
1995 Bendre – Husain fellowship for print making.
1987-95 Assam state scholarship from culture affairs,Gawahati.


Artist's Artworks