Gogi Saroj Pal

Gogi Saroj Pal New Delhi, India.

Curator's Note " Gogi Sarojpal is perhaps the most energetic 71-year-olds that you may have met in the art - ...

AWARDS

1987: Jury's Commendation Certificate in the First International Biennial of Plastic Arts in Algeria. 

1995: l2th Cleveland lnternational Drawing Biennial, Middlesbrough, U.K 

EXHIBITIONS

1988: 'Print making in India' Exhibition shown in many cities in United States. Compiled by Paul Lingren 

1985: International Painting Festival, Cogne-su-Mer, France. 

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Curator's Note

" Gogi Sarojpal is perhaps the most energetic 71-year-olds that you may have met in the art - world.  Besides having a vibrant art practice of her own, that showcases and places the feminine energy center-stage, she is known to have mentored many young artists. Sarojpal, who studied at the College of Art Lucknow during the 1970s, has burned a trail as an individualistic and bohemian artist. While she has shown across the globe, in Yugoslavia, Germany, France, Cuba and Japan, Sarojpal has always drawn her context from local surroundings, in UP and Himachal, moving from realism to allegorical and stylized painting of fierce yoginis, Kali and Durga, anthropomorphic flying creatures and playful lions. "My life and my cultural identity carve the directions of my expression. Inspirations for expression emerge around and within me. I want my creative concerns to be relevant to my times, imbibing local, regional and universal consciousness,” says Sarojpal.

EDUCATION

1961-62: Studied at College of Art, Vanasthali, Rajasthan. 
1962-67: Diploma in Painting, College of Art; Lucknow. 
1968-69: Vocational student for postgraduate study in painting, College of Art; Delhi 

EXHIBITIONS

  
Participation in International Exhibitions

1980: Third World Print Biennial, London & Baghdad 

1982: Bedford Print Biennial, England 

1982: International Print Biennial, Cuba 

1984: International Print Biennial, Trino, Rome 

1985: International Painting Festival, Cogne-su-Mer, France. 

1986-92: International Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

1986: Indian Graphic Print Exhibition in Finland, Germany & Yugoslavia. 

1987: Indian Art Exhibition, Japan & South Korea 

1988: 'Print making in India' Exhibition shown in many cities in United States. Compiled by Paul Lingren 

1988: Paintings of Indian Women Artists, India Festival in USSR, Moscow 

1988: `Work on Paper, exhibition of Graphic Prints by Indian Artists, Frankfurt, Germany. 

1989: Contemporary Paintings, from India, organised by `Art Wave, New York 

1991: Group Show Kunsthalle Maine, Maine, Germany 

1991: A group show of Indian Artists, Lotus Gallery, Amsterdam 

1991: A group show of Two Indian Women Artists, Schoo's Art Gallery, Amsterdam. 

1992: "To Encounter Others", An international exhibition of contemporary art at Kassel/Hann Munden, Germany which coincided with Documenta 9 _ contributed an installation "Swayambram". 

1993: `A Critical Difference', an exhibition of contemporary Indian art shown at six art centers in U.K. - Funded by Charles Wallace Art Trust and British Council. 

1993: Contemporary Indian Art, Yokohama, Japan. 

1994: Participated in the International River Front, Liverpool Festival _ Designed and hoisted a flag. 

1995-96:  Installation in the "Inside Out", an exhibition of Indian Women Artists at Middlesbrough, U.K. Funded by Charles Wallace Art Trust 

1997: ' Women Artists of India _a celebration of Indian Independence ' at the Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, USA. 

1997: Exhibition of recent paintings at Kalart Gallery,San Francisco, USA 

1997: Group exhibition titled ' Kali ' at Tropical Museum, Amsterdam Artists' Workshops & Camps

 

Solo Exhibitions 

1969: Oil Paintings at Delhi Silpi Chakra, New Delhi 
1972: Water Colours at Triveni Gallery, New Delhi 
1979: Graphic Prints at Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi 
1982: Oil Paintings at Sarla Art Gallery, Madras 
1982: Oil Paintings, Ceramics & Graphic Prints at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay 
1986: Oil Paintings at Art Heritage, New Delhi 
1986: Graphic Prints, Montreal, Canada 
1986: Paintings at Chemould Art Gallery, Bombay 
1987: Gouache' Paintings, Gallery Aurobindo, New Delhi 
1988: Oil Paintings at Kala Yatra, Sista Art Gallery, Bangalore. 
1988: Acrylic and Gouache' Paintings at Gallery 'Rohtas', Rawalpindi, Pakistan 
1990: Paintings and Prints, Westmount Public Library, Westmount, Canada 
1990: Water colour Paintings (1972-73) as a support activity to Safdar Hashmi Memorial Festival at the Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 
1991: Gouache and Acrylic paintings from the series, "Home Coming" and "A Visit to the Valley of Flowers " at the Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 
1991: Miniature format paintings to form part of the "Installation " later shown in Germany & U.K. in 1992 at the Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 
1992: Miniature format paintings to form part of Installation, later shown in Germany & U.K., in 1992 at the Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay 
1993: Exhibition of Paintings organised by Anwar Siddiqui in London 
1994: Miniature Format Paintings at the Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 
1995: Exposition of recent paintings and two Installations at the 'Art Today', art gallery, New Delhi.1996: 'Icons of Womanhood', gouache' paintings at ARKS Gallery, London. 
 

Group Exhibitions

1971: Group Show of Water Colours organised by UN Council of Indian Youth, New Delhi. 
1976-90: Participated in the annual National Exhibitions organised by Lalit Kala Akademi. 
1978: Exhibition of Graphic Prints by Artists working in Garhi Studios, New Delhi. 
1979: Small Format Paintings' exhibition organised by Lalit Kala Akademi on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee Celebrations 
1980: Six Women Painters, at Indus Gallery, Karachi. 
1981-84: Participated in the Exhibition, organised by Karnataka Akademi of Arts, Bangalore. 
1982: Five Women Painters, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi. 
1983: Exhibition of works of artists of 'KARU' group at Baradari, Garhi Studios, New Delhi. 
1984: Group Show at Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay. 
1984: Group Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. 
1986: Exhibition of paintings by contemporary Indian Women Artists, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. 
1987: Group Show of Serigraph-Prints at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi. 
1989: Contemporary Artists from Delhi, Sakshi Gallery, Madras. 
1990: Conceptual Self-portraits, Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi. 
1990: Group Show at Kala Yatra, Bangalore. 
1990: Group Show of self-portraits, Chemould Art Gallery, Bombay. 
1990: Exhibition of National Award Winning Works, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 
1990: A group exhibition on the occasion of the visit of Nelson Mandela at the Little Theater Group Art Gallery, New Delhi. 
1990: Participated in a group show organised by `Sehmat' on the occasion of Janotsav'. 
1991: Participated in a group show on the Year of Girl Child' organised by Shruti, the Art Gallery of Maurya Sheraton Hotel, New Delhi. 
1991: Participated in a group exhibition and auction organised by Helpage India at Jehangir Art Gallery. _conducted by Aspery, London. 
1991: Group Show of Ceramics at Artist Studio Gallery as complimentary activity to the "Colour of the Earth" exhibition organised by the British Council. 
1992: The Expressive Line, Art Age presentation, Calcutta. 
1993: "Wounds" organised by CIMA at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. 
1993: Exhibition for Maharashtra earthquake relief, organised by the Faculty of Art, Baroda. 
1994: "The Blind Eye", paintings in weaving - participated in a Group Show at L.T.G. Gallery, New Delhi. 
1994: "The Blind Eye', paintings in gouache' on paper - participated in the Miniature Format Exhibition, organised by CIMA, Calcutta 
1994: Paintings in Weaving', a group show at Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 
1995: Participated in the exhibition organised by the ``People for Animals" at Taj Palace, New Delhi 
1995: Invited to participate in an exhibition on 'BOMBAY' organised by RPG 
1997: '50 years of Indian Independence' _a group show organised by Vadhera Art Gallery at the National Gallery of Modern Art 
1997: ' Self and the World ' exhibition of Indian Women Artists organised by Gallery Espace at the National Gallery of Modern Art 
1997: ' Post - Independence Art Trends ' organised by Lalit Kala Akademi. 
1997: ' The Looking Glass -Self ' _a group show at Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai 
 

AWARDS

1978-79-81: Group "8" Medals at All India Graphic- Prints Exhibition, Chandigarh & New Delhi 
1980: Sarnskriti Award, Delhi. 
1981-82: Fellowship of Lalit Kala Akademi, Garhi Artists' Studios, New Delhi. 
1986-88: Fellowship, Department of Culture, New Delhi 
1987: Jury's Commendation Certificate in the First International Biennial of Plastic Arts in Algeria. 
1990: National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 
1995: l2th Cleveland lnternational Drawing Biennial, Middlesbrough, U.K 
  

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