Born in 1972 and brought up in Orissa, India, Amita is an artist , an art teacher, crafter, designer, curator and an entrepreneur.
With more than 50 shows to her credit she has been showcasing her artworks in several solo exhibitions and has participated in multiple National level group shows and camps across the country with some of the top artists from India and abroad.
She works in various mediums, especially watercolours & acrylics and has recently started experimenting with sculpture. Her works are in collection with various hotels (The Tea Lounge – Taj Palace, New Delhi, ITC Sheraton New Delhi Hotel , and others), investors & as private collections ( International Actor / Writer Nandana Sen , and others) .
Along with practising Art , she has been actively involved in the promotion of Art through teaching, conducting art workshops and curating Art Shows. She was also on the jury for “Art Beat”, a national level art show, hosted by Ireo Waterfront in Ludhiana for 3 consecutive years.
To further her love for art , she started teaching Fine Arts in 1998. She has been a mentor to many students, preparing them for entrance exams and guiding them in preparing their Art Portfolios for getting admission to various Art Colleges in India and abroad. Many of them are now Architects , Designers , Artists and still many of them are studying in some of the best Art and Architecture colleges around the world.
Also trained in Bharatanatyam ( a classical dance form from south India ), she is running ‘Creative Arts Institute’, an art school in Ludhiana , Punjab to promote various art forms (Fine Arts, sculpture, Hindustani classical, Bharatanatyam, Western and latin dance forms , Instrumental music , photography) and has been instrumental in introducing various new art forms in Ludhiana. She has a team of 6 people ( talented in different art forms) working under her. Various workshops , long term and short courses are held at the Institute round the year and is very well known for nurturing talent .
She designs and markets customised gifts and interior accessories under the brand name of “Artscoops” ( a proprietor firm she formed in 2013 )
She grew up in a culturally rich environment and found herself drawn to all art forms especially fine arts and dance. Having acquired her basic training in fine arts from a local art school , she drew her inspiration from nature and the people around her. Moving further in life, situations and emotions became an immense part of her artworks . Her human figures are presented in amalgamation with their social being presenting the unsaid emotion. Her paintings on nature often contain colours which are just a suggestion of a mood or a feeling and not seen naturally and are generally richly textured in her own individualistic style.
Apart from that she is a travel enthusiast , a spiritual seeker and an avid learner who is always seeking new ways and techniques and likes to explore and experience different cultures and thus apply them in her work.Presently she lives and works in Ludhiana , Punjab.
ART EXHIBITIONS’ DETAILS :
2009 – 2016 : Over 30 shows at Gurgaon, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mumbai
Mentioning a few of them :
SOLO SHOWS :
2009 May ,“Reflections”, at Gallery Artmosphere, Ludhiana, Punjab,
2011 September, “ Reflections “ at The Tea Lounge, Taj Palace , Delhi ,.
2014 March ,“ The Subtle Hues “ , at ‘The Convention Foyer’ , India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
GROUP SHOWS :
2011 November, ‘Many in Body…..One in Soul”, at Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi,
2012 February, CAP-2012 – Contemporary Art Petals, by Artinfoindia.com, at Lokayata- Mulk Raj Anand Centre, HauzKhas, Delhi.
2013 August, “ Mind Modernist in Demand “ at “The Open Palm Court” , India Habitat Centre, Delhi
2013 December,“ Art Splash” , by 4th Wall, at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla(W), Mumbai.
2014 August, “Ekam – towards the countless….”, by ‘4th Wall’,at ‘The Visual Arts Gallery , IHC , Delhi
2016 Feb, “Opera Of Colour”, at ‘Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, Saket
2019 Jan , “Kalabimb “ , at Open Palm Court, IHC, Delhi
Participation in :
2010 January, “FUSION 10” , An Art Exhibition and Creative Workshop at Chandigarh ( India ), by Tellusart ( Sweden ).
2011 November, “Annual Art Exhibition 2011”, by Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh.
2012 January, 4th Contemporary Miniature Format International Mask Exhibition 2012, at Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi
2012 February, International Art Exhibition 2012, by SODEFA, at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh,.
2015 November, “ Mumbai Art Fair “ Nehru Centre, Worli
Workshops conducted :
2015 May, Siporex Carving Workshop , at Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana , with a participation of 38 students from classes IX th to XII th.
Amita’s paintings on nature often contain colours which are just a suggestion of a mood or a feeling and not seen naturally. She believes that our surroundings are just a reflection of what we perceive and are feeling at the moment. “As within so without.” They are generally richly textured in her own individualistic style.