Bachelor in Fine Arts Painting, College of Fine Arts & Crafts, Patna, India.
1990 – 1992 Master of Fine Arts, Painting College of Arts, New Delhi, India.
Bhurukuwa. Dawn. Shrine Empire. New Delhi
Bhoomi. Earth. Gallery Espace. New Delhi
Maati. Maa. Earth Mother, Talwar Gallery. New York, the USA
Reaper’s Melody, Talwar Gallery. New Delhi
Lonely Furrow, Talwar Gallery. New York, the USA
Lonely Furrow, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
Lullaby, Talwar Gallery. New Delhi
A bird and 2000 echoes (works from 2001-2006), Talwar Gallery, New York
A bird and 2000 echoes, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Passage from India, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town, South Africa
Natal Society of Art Gallery (NSA), Durban. curator Mirjam Asmal, South Africa
Earth And Sky, Foundation for Indian Artists (FIA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Birds Eye, Foundation for Indian Artist (FIA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Vigorous, Gallery Chemould, Bombay, (Studio Show, New Delhi)
Passion For Home, Foundation for Indian Artists (FIA), Amsterdam, NL. The Gallery, Madras
Dawn, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
The Kochi Muziris Biennale, Curated by Anita Dube
Mythopoetic, the Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia, Curated by Marnie Dean
We are like this only, curated Vidya ShivDas
Abstraction is still kicking and alive, curated by Himanshu Desai, at gallery beyond, Mumbai
Amrita Sher-Gil Revisited: Celebrations of Women by Women Artists, Indira Gandhi National Centre for
the Arts, New Delhi
Unshackled Spirit, Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi
Edge of the Century, curator: Amit Mukopadhya. Art Ink.New Delhi
Bilkool, The Next Wave Festival of young artists, curator Louise Paramore, Perth, Australia
Gallery artist group show, Curated by Louise Winjinberg, Gallery FIA. Amsterdam
New perceptions, image, media, Centre for Art & Literature, Delhi organized by CIMA, Calcutta
Colours of Independence, NGMA, New Delhi. curator Rakhi Sarkar, CIMA, Calcutta
Gift for India, SAHMAT
K aleidoscope: art from transcultural perspective, ISIS in Utrecht (NL). Curator: Louise Winjinberg, Gallery F.I.A
Post Card for Gandhi, organized by SAHMAT
Young Generation from Bihar Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda
Drawing 1994, Gallery Escape, New Delhi. Curator: Pryag Shukla
Indian Contemporary Art and Le Corbusier in Chandigarh, India, Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NL)
Six young Artists, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Nine Contemporary Indian Artists, Gemente Museum, Arnheim, The Netherlands
Nine Contemporary Indian Artists, Gallery Foundation for Indian Artist, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
National Art Exhibition, Rabindra Bhawan
Contemporary artist of Bihar, at Rabindra Bhawan , New Delhi
National Art Exhibition, Madras
Young Painters of Bihar, Patna, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
Inter University National Youth Festival, Madras
Group ‘AB’ Exhibition Patna, Bihar. All India Drawing
Awards & Fellowship
1989 ‘Vishisht Sewa Samman’, Journalist Association, Patna, Bihar
1988 R esearch Grant Scholarship, Lalit Kala Akadami, New Delhi
1986 Prem Chand Yuva Mahotsava, Patna, Bihar
1995 All India contemporary women art exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
2011 K umud Sharma Award, the award for senior artist’s lifelong achievement conferred by Government of Bihar
2011-12 Senior Fellow, Ministry of Culture, Government of India
2011 Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
2001-2004 Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa. With participation in Exhibition Holland South Africa Line (HSAL) at The Castle,WillamFehr Collection.Cape Town, South Africa
2000-2001 Midnight Song on Twelve pages at Greatmore Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2010 Art+Public at Perifery on Brahmputra river in Guwahati,Assam
2009 International workshop, khoj Bihar, Taru Mitra, Patna
2007 International Workshop, khoj kashmir, Srinagar
2005 “Public Sphere –Private Sphere: is the boundary collapsing in contemporary Indian art practice”? Multi-media Art workshop and symposium, on the closing ceremony of the golden jubilee at the Lalit kala kendra, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
2002 6th kHOJ International Workshop Mysore, India.
1995 Artist of India / IPCL Baroda, Invited by Nagji
1993 Young Artist of India, CMC Gallery, New
1995 Light and Enlightenment organized by Foundation for Indian Artist Amsterdam at Pragati Maidan, New delhi.
1996 Skin of A White Lady. Curator: Els reijnders (FIA), Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1997 Project on “kali” Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
1988-99 The search within: Art between Implosion and Explosion Pernegg Monastery, Vienna;
Bildungshaus,Virgil, Salzburg; National Gallery of Modern Art, New delhi, (NGMA) National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay, (NGMA).
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 and she has continued to live and work in the capital for the majority of her Three-decade career, despite frequent travel.
Her artistic practice includes a wide variety of processes and media, but her 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.
In the 1997, Shambhavi traveled to the Netherlands as the youngest artist of the foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam to participate in a project at the Tropen museum in Amsterdam, it was here that she began to take interest in issues of migration and migrant labor. In 2000-2001, she was an artist-in-residence at Greatmore Studios, in Cape Town, South Africa, which led not only to a deepened engagement with the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, but also to an invitation to participate in Holland South Africa Line (HSAL), an international exchange project with Dutch artists held in the William Fehr Collection, in the Castle of Good Hope. In 2010, She was invited to be an artist-in-residence at STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, in Singapore.
Despite her extensive international travel, Shambhavi continues to ground her work in her upbringing in Bihar, which she said “nurtured and evolved [her] creative language.” Her experiences abroad, in fact, helped to clarify her existing interest in the relationship between nature and man – it was while traveling, for example, that she began to become aware of the history of migration, as well as the plight of migrant laborers. Although Shambhavi, who has worked in paint, printmaking, sculpture, video installation, and other new media, uses largely non-figurative narrative modes of expression, her work remains closely engaged with the life and struggles of the agricultural worker.
Her work has been exhibited at Kochi Muzhiris Biennale, 2018; solo shows in Delhi with Shrine Empire and Gallery Espace, 2020; she has exhibited in India, Singapore, Austria (Vienna & amp; Salzburg), South Africa (Durban & amp; Cape town), Australia (Melbourne & Brisbane), New York, and The Netherlands, where she was associated with the Foundation of Indian Artists, Amsterdam from 1991-2000.
Her work was recently added to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in New York.