Sujata Bajaj

Born in Jaipur, Sujata's parents perhaps recognised her immense talent at a young age. After completing her schooling in Jaipur, Sujata moved to Pune and joined the SNDT College to complete her post graduation in Fine Arts and Painting. Tribal art is the crux of her work, the overwhelming blend of ancient heritage and mysticism that the genre offers is something she revels in.

In 1988, Sujata went to in Paris at Raza's insistence, she was awarded an invitation scholarship by the French Government. In Paris, she enrolled at the Ecole Nationale Superieur Des Beaux-Arts, and worked at Studio Claude Viseux. From her days at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where she experimented with the monotype to her studio in Norway and her home in Pune, Sujata Bajaj has explored the possibilities within various materials, medias and methods. She has worked with different art forms and mediums such as etching, wood-cut, sculpture, murals, cold ceramic, fibre-glass, metal, mixed media and acrylic. Each of her frame acts as a variation on the past, the ancestral inheritance, the ritual circle of sacrifice; a hero-stone, a tribal totem and in the elegant calligraphy of the sacred texts, the hymns resonate the pitch of perfection.

She held her first show at the Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune in 1978. Her works have been exhibited at the Chemould Art Gallery in Mumbai; the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bangalore; the Triveni Kala Sangam in New Delhi; the Academy of Fine Arts in Calcutta, the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai; the Galleri Sult in Norway; the Body Art Gallery in Singapore; the Atlantic Gallery in New York; Maison de Norvège in Paris and the Commonwealth Art Gallery in Edinburgh.

Sujata Bajaj spends her time between Pune, Norway and Paris.;

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