Anju Dodiya
Anju Dodiya was born in Mumbai in 1964, Anju Dodiya received her diploma from the Sir J.J. School of Art in 1986. She has held two solo shows at Gallery Chernould, Mumbai in 1991 and 1996. She has also participated in 'In Small Format' Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 1993, 'Women Artists' Hyderabad 1994, 'Recent Trends in Contemporary Indian Art' Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1995 and 'Cinemascape An Artists' Tribute to 100 years of Cinema' Lakhereen Gallery, Mumbai, 1996.

Dodiya s self-images are placed in inffimte, somefimes theatrical situations in an attempt to explore internal and external reality. The technical competence of her paintings is matched by the calm almost detached observations.Though not solipsistic, the majority of her works give the viewer access to private moments, lifted from "the private discourse that goes on within oneself when one is alone". Dodiya initially resisted the lure of self-portraiture: Her early works were extremely abstract, and following her first show ("a fictional autobiography"), she tried to refocus her gaze on railway stations, roadside scenes, and so forth. Yet ultimately she found her original impulse of a painterly introspection was the strongest, and rechanneled her vision into describing situations from her life.Dodiya describes her relationship with contemporary Western art as ambivalent. To her, the practice of conceptual art as seen in India seems more a response to international fashions than an authentic portrayal of the art process. Her own art remains rooted in the figurative, and her debts to the West are mostly to Giotto, Massacio, and other painters of the Italian Renaissance. As with those painters, all elements within her paintings are charged with an emotional value. "Often," she says, "I use furniture or, say, a curtain or a door to speak".Dodiya lives and works in Mumbai.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

·  2015 'Imagines Immortals', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2012 'Room for Erasures', Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

·  2010 'Face-off (After Kuniyoshi)', Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

·  2010 'Necklace of Echoes', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2008 'All Night I Shall Gallop', Bodhi Art, Singapore, Mumbai, New York

·  2008 'All Night I Shall Gallop', Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Singapore

·  2007 ‘The Throne of Frost’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai

·  2007 ‘The Throne of Frost’, Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Baroda

·  2006 'Recent Works by Anju Dodiya', Bose Pacia, New York

·  2005 'The Cloud Hunt', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2001 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

·  1999 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  1999 Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai

·  1996 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

·  1991 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
Selected Group Exhibitions

·  2016 'Tracing Myth', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2013 'Ideas of the Sublime', presented by Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

·  2012 '2012: A Further Global Encounter', Grosvenor Vadehra, London

·  2012 'Terrestial Bodies', 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai

·  2011 'Natural Bodies, Subverted Canons', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2010 'Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference', Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

·  2010 'Changing Skin', presented by The Fine art Company at Coomaraswamy Hall, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, Mumbai

·  2009 'India: Take Three', Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea

·  2009 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London

·  2008 'Material/Im-mmaterial', Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon

·  2008 ‘Everywhere Is War (and Rumors of War)’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai

·  2008 'Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2008 'Of Personal Narratives And Journeys', Bodhi Art, Gurgaon

·  2007 ‘Here and Now : Young Voices from India’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London

·  2006 ‘A Work of Art – A Work on Paper – 35th Anniversary Show’, organized by Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2005 ‘The Artist Lives and Works in Baroda/Bombay/Calcutta/Mysore Rotterdam/Trivandrum’, organized by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, House of World Cultures, Berlin

·  2005 ‘Bhupen Among Friends’, A tribute to Bhupen Khakhar by friends, organized by Gallery Chemould at Museum Gallery, Mumbai

·  2005 ‘Endless Terrain’, supported by Interiors Espania, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

·  2005 ‘Angkor - The Silent Centuries’, Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Singapore

·  2004 ‘Face – to – Face’, 19th Century to Contemporary Portraiture, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

·  2004 ‘The Search’, Paintings from National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai at Omni Society for Fine Arts, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

·  2004 ‘Stree’, Bodhi Art, Singapore

·  2004 ‘Red’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2004 ‘Interlude in Sri Lanka’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2004 ‘After Dark’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

·  2004 ‘A Tribute to Bhupen Khakhar’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2004 ‘Face-to-Face’, 19th century to contemporary portraiture, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata

·  2003 ‘Crossing Generations: diVERGE’, an exhibition spanning four generations of Indian artists, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Mumbai

·  2003 ’Portraits of a Decade’, 10th anniversary show, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata

·  2003 ‘Inside the Whale’, Gasser and Grunert Inc., New York

·  2002 ‘Real in Realism’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2002 ‘Brahma to Bapu - icons and symbols in Indian art’, organized by Centre of International Modern Art( CIMA), India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

·  2002 ’Transfiguration’, India Habitat Gallery, New Delhi

·  2002 ‘Leela’, Artists response to Haridwar, with Amit Ambalal, Atul Dodiya, Bhupen Khakhar, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

·  2001 ‘The Bodied Self’, Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai

·  2001 ‘In Conversation - sketchbooks and works on paper, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

·  2001 ‘ARS 01, Unfolding Perspectives’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

·  2000 ‘Transpositions’, with Nalini Malani and Gulammohammed Sheikh, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Once Upon a Time’, Story/Image show, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Mumbai Magazine Show’,– Artist’s Choice section, selected by Akbar Padamsee, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Family Resemblance’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Embarkations,’ Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Celebration of the Human Image’, Gallery 42, New Delhi

·  2000 ‘Art in the World 2000’, organized by Beaux Art magazine, Paris, representing ‘The Art News Magazine, India’

·  2000 ‘A Global View – Indian Artists at Home in the World’, sponsored by ‘The Fine Art Resource’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1999 ‘Watermark’, watercolor show organized by the Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1999 ‘Two for Two Thousand’, Art Today, New Delhi

·  1999 ‘Legatee- Sir J.J. School of Art’, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai

·  1999 ‘Icons of the Millennium’, organized by Lakeeren Gallery, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

·  1998 ‘The Looking Glass Self’, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

·  1998 ‘Indian Contemporary Art’, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1998 ‘Contemporary Indian Art,’ The Sotheby’s Show, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai

·  1998 ‘Artists for a sustainable World’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

·  1998 ‘A Collector’s Eye’, Jehangir Nicholson Collection, National Gallery of Modern Art ( NGMA) Mumbai, New Delhi

·  1997 ‘Gift for India’, organized by SAHMAT, Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

·  1997 ‘50 Years of Freedom of Expression’, organized by RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1996 ‘Indian Contemporary Art, Post Independence’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA),, New Delhi, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery

·  1996 ‘Cinemascape- An artists' Tribute to 100 years of Cinema’, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

·  1995 ‘Portraits’, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, Bangalore

·  1995 ‘Recent Trends in Contemporary Indian Art’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  1994 ‘Art for Cry’, Mumbai, New Delhi

·  1993 ‘In Small Format’, Works on Paper, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

·  1990 ‘Works on Paper’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

·  2017 'Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the Pizzuti Collection', Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio

·  2013 'Aesthetic Bind: Subject of Death', Celebrating 50 Years of Contemporary Art, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

·  2012 'Art for Humanity', Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

·  2012 ‘To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art’, as part of Art Chennai, Edition II at Lalit Kala Regional Centre, Chennai

·  2011 'Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India', San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose

·  2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi

·  2011 'The Intuitive: Logic Revisted', from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

·  2010 'Art Celebrates 2010: Sports and the City', represented by Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games

·  2010 'Summer Show 2010', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

·  2009 'India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art', Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai

·  2009 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy

·  2008-09 ‘Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art’, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir, P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur; Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik

·  2008 'Art Beijing 2008', Beijing represented by Bodhi Art

·  2008 'New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India', Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey and Salina Art Center, Kansas, USA

·  2007 ‘Tiger by the Tail ! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture’, Women’s Studies Research Centre (WSRC), Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA in partnership with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi

·  2007 Art Chicago, represented by Bodhi Art, New York

·  2007 ‘New Narratives : Contemporary Art from India’, Chicago Cultural Centre,Chicago

·  2006 ‘Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

·  1997 ‘50 Years of Art in Mumbai, 1947-1997’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

·  1986 ‘Monsoon Show’, organized by Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Honours and Awards

·  2007 ‘Zee Astitva Award’, presented by Archana Trust Suburban with Zee TV

·  2001 Indo-American society’s ‘Young Achiever Award’

·  2000 Nominated for the `Sotheby’s Prize’ for Contemporary Art

·  1999 ‘Harmony Award’ presented by Reliance Industries, Mumbai

·  1998 Nominated for the `Sotheby’s Prize’ for Contemporary Art