Biodata

BHAVNA SONAWANE

Indian Contemporary Visual Artist  

Born:  April 21st, 1978,

Solapur,  Maharashtra.

Profession: PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES,   WRITING

Medium Of Work: Paintings  in Acrylic, Oil,  Watercolour

Meenakari on Silver and Copper

Relief Sculpture & Enamel  (MoltenGlass) On   Metal,

Experiments in Terracotta & Ceramics

ACADEMIC PROFILE. ACHIEVEMENTS. MAJOR COLLECTIONS

  • Diploma in Art Education  ( Dip.A.Ed ) From ‘J. J. School Of Art’, Mumbai, Year 2002, with First Class, 4th position at Maharashtra level.
  • Government Diploma In Art ( G. D.Art ) From ‘L. S. Rahejs School Of Art’, Bandra, Mumbai, Year 2001, with First Class 8th Position at Maharashtra Level
  • Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Smriti Pratisthan,Print Making Award, Sir. JJ School of Art, Mumbai Year 2002.
  • Best Composition Award, L. S Raheja School of Art, Bandra Year 2001.
  • Assistant Lecturer, Karandikar Kala Academy, Year 2004-05, Dombivli.
  • Viscosity Workshop, L S Raheja School of Art, Bandra Year 2002.
  • Artist Residency Programme 2 Months, Year 2007, At ‘Cite International Des Arts’,  Paris, France.
  • Paintings and in Collection of  World Bank Association.
  • Study In Enamel On Metal, 2009,  From ‘The Timeless Moments’Navi Mumbai.
  • Large Scale Enamel Workshop on Metal & Steel, November 2010 At Jindal Steel Company, Vashind, Maharashtra
  •  Course in Crystal Therapy, 2011, From Vasturaviraj Vastushastra Education & Research Foundation, Thane, Mumbai.
  • Relief Sculpture Permanent Installation. Tree of Life,  at Hotel Lodhi Aman, NewDelhi, 2012, size 15 feet x 18 feet, medium: Steel, copper, and Brass.
  • Raku Firing Techniques workshop, 2012, Ceramics, Mati Studio, Goregaon, Mumbai.
  • Painting ‘ Sleeping Beauty’ used for a Book Cover, ‘Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century, India’, 2013. by Prof. Ruby Lal, printed in Cambridge University Press, Newyork.
  • Drawing ‘ Passion’ used for a Book cover, ‘ Unarchieved Histories’, 2014. Translated by Shri. Gyanendra Pandey, printed at Routledge, London.
  • ‘ The Sunflower Farm’, Permanent Installation of Sculpture in Brass year 2014, size: 20 feet x 20 feet x 8 feet,  at Hotel Vilasa, Tamilnadu
  • Study of Mody Script (Modilipi, Ancient Indian Script), certificate, Government of Maharashtra. 2014.
  • A Course, workshop in Film Story Writing by Manachi, 2014
  • A  course, workshop in Episode Writing by Manachi 2014
  • A course, Geetlekhan Workshop by Manachi 2016.
  • Rotary Club of Panvel, Slide Show and Talk on my Paintings and Travel, the year 2015.
  • Invitee Artist of the month and Talk conducted by Pratibhavant Badlapurkar, 2015, Badlapur.
  • Participated in National Winter Art Camp at Chikhaldhara, 2016, organized by ACAD India, Expletus Organic and Agri Development India.
  • ‘The Coral Colony, Permanent Installation, Relief Sculpture In Brass & Enamelled Copper, Maldives, the year 2016.
  • Permanent Installation of Painting Tree Triptych, size 9 x 21 feet, at Apollo Hospital, Belapur, Mumbai, 2016.
  • Participated in ArtMart at National Dance Festival, Khajurao, 2017, 2018.
  • National Artist Camp at Chikhaldara , by Hotel Harshwardhan, 2017.
  • Participated in ChitraMedh, JK Academy of Art, Wadala, 2018
  • Attended Lalit Kala National Artist Camp at Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh August 2019.
  • Present honorary Vise Chairman at Badlapur Art Gallery by KBMC, Badlapur, Maharashtra,
  • Painting Demonstration in ‘Ti chya Kavita ‘ at Mantralaya , Mumbai.
  • Attended Organ Donation awareness Art Camp, Safale, 2020.
  • Attended Artist Camp, Shivmandir Art Festival, Ambernath, Maharashtra 2020.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • ‘Timeless Lands’, Leela Galleria Chennai November  2019
  • ‘ The World according to Bhavna’, Apparao Galleries  Chennai  April  2016
  • ‘ The Enchanted Forest, Magnolias, Apparao Galleries ,  Gurgaon,  November     2014
  • Sculpture, The 102 Sunflowers in BrassHotel Vilasa, (Group pf Adyar Hotels)  Chennai November 2014
  • Relief Sculpture, Tree in Steel, Copper, brass at Hotel Aman (Lodhi)  New Delhi March 2012
  •  Apparao Galleries Chennai  January  2011
  •  Apparao Galleries Chennai  October  2010
  •  The Museum Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai  April  2010
  • Apparao Galleries, U B City ,   Bangalore  June  2009
  • ‘Between The Lines’ Triveni Kala SangamNew Delhi       February  2009
  • ‘Between The Lines’  Apparao Galleries & Chennai Sangamam Chennai   January  2009
  • Apparao Galleries  Chennai March 2008
  • Cite International Des Arts   Paris, France   April   2007
  • Triveni Kala Sangam, Apparao Galleries,         NewDelhi January  2007
  • Triveni Kala Sangam, Apparao Galleries, NewDelhi        November 2007
  • Apparao Galleries Chennai  October 2006
  • Apparao Galleries  Chennai  September   2004

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS  & PARTICIPATION

  • 'Thread' Abhangwani in Modilipi, 2020
  • Deh, Organ Donation awareness at Graveyard. 2020
  • Shiv mandir Art Festival 2020
  • Maharastra State Art Exhibition Mumbai 2020
  • Lalit Kala Academy, Canarys National Art Foundation Indore 2019
  • Beyond the Visible, The Lodhi, Aman New Delhi 2019
  • Art for Humanity, Charity Show for Flood, Mumbai  2019 Maharashtra
  • Vata Kharicha, Charity show, Balgandharva Kaldalan Pune 2019
  • Badlapur Art Gallery Badlapur  2019
  • Ambernath Art Festival Ambernath 2019
  • The Art of Chess, Kape Kamoryn Chennai  2018
  • Chitramedh, JK Institute of Art, Mumbai 2018
  • Radiance, The Leela Galleria Chennai 2018
  • The Canvas Code, by IOC at Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai  2018
  • Incharge of Space, Magnolias Gurgaon 2018
  • Incharge of Space, Hotel The Lodhi, New Delhi 2018
  • Art Society of India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2018
  • Khajuraho Dance Festival & Art Mart International Madhya Pradesh 2018
  • Dusk, Leela Galleria  Chennai 2018
  • Dawn, Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2018
  • Ceramicery, Hotel Aman /The Lodhi New Delhi  2018
  • Bombay Art Society, Lifetime Member’s Show Mumbai 2017
  • Bombay Convention & Exhibition center Mumbai  2017
  • Khajuraho Dance Festival & Art Mart International  Madhya Pradesh 2017
  • The Hidden Art, Installation, Modi Script, Slottsparken, Malmo,  Sweden 2015
  • Art of Chess, Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2015
  • Monochromes: Lustres: Metals, Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2015
  • Gallery Art and Soul,  Charity, Indian Cancer Association,  Mumbai 2015
  • Art of Chess, India Art Fair, Apparao Galleries  New Delhi 2015
  • Chess Show, Lodhi, Hotel Aman New Delhi  2015
  • The Hidden Art, Installation, Gota Channel, Ljung& Berg, Modi Script Poem Sweden 2014
  • 24/7/365, The Leela Galleria, The Leela Palace, Chennai  2014
  • ‘Figures of Speech Using the Written Word in Contemporary Art’ Hotel Four Seasons, Mumbai 2014
  • ‘Redrawing the Urban Machine’, Apparao Galleries, Hotel Four Seasons, Mumbai  2014
  • ‘Between the Lines’, Apparao Galleries, Hotel Lodhi, New Delhi 2014
  • Nature in Fountains of Life, Apparao Galleries,            Chennai  2013
  • The Written Word, Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2013
  • ‘PATINA’ Apparao Galleries, Hotel Lodhi, New Delhi  2013
  • ‘Shades of Grey’ Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2012
  • Tour Indicus by Casba Foundation, Photography
  • Documentation & Exhibition, Dombivli,  Mumbai  2011
  • Art & Aids, People AIDS Initiatives, Apparao Galleries, Chennai, New Delhi, Bangalore,
  • Muse Art Gallery,  Hyderabad  2010
  • ‘At The Still Point Of Turning World’, Gallery Metanoia, Paris, France 2009
  • Nandan The Art Paradise,  Mumbai 2009
  • ‘Living with Art,’Art Auction, Trade Centre                       Chennai 2009
  • Silver Enamel Workshop, Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai  2009
  • ‘Musing The Messiah’, Shridharani Gallery,  New Delhi 2008
  • ‘The Garden Of Life’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2008
  • ‘Dance of the Peacock’, Triveni Garden Theatre, New Delhi 2008
  • ‘Tutankhamen’s Dream & The Jewelled Rainbow’, Apparao Infinity,  Chennai  2008
  • ‘Woman Inspired’, Art Auction Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2008
  • ‘Travelling Tales From A Showboat’, Apparao Galleries,   Chennai 2007
  • ‘Ashray’ Charity Art Auction, Italian Embassy,  New Delhi 2007
  • ‘Sun’, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 2007
  • Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2007
  • Bajaj Art Gallery, Monsoon show,  Mumbai 2005
  • Kalakruti Art Gallery, Mumbai  2005
  • Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004
  • Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai  2004
  • Bajaj Art Gallery, Monsoon Show,  Mumbai 2003
  • ‘Viscosity’  Workshop, L. S. Raheja School Of Art, Mumbai 2000
  • Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000
  • Nokia – India, New Delhi 2000

 COLLECTIONS

  • Various Public & Private Collections in India and Abroad.
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