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Gogi Saroj Pal



Solo Exhibitions 2011 'The Feminine Unbound', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Kinnari & Kinnari Mantras', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007,05 ‘All These Flowers Are For You’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 ‘Revisiting Amrita Shergil’, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 2004 ‘All These Flowers Are For You’, London Art Gallery, London 2004 ‘All These Flowers Are For You’, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 2003 ‘Mahasnan’, Pioneer Art Gallery, New Delhi 2002 Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi 2002 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 2002 ‘Embroidering Phulkaries and Memories’, Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai 2001 ‘Embroidering Phulkaries and Memories’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Garhi Artists Studio, New Delhi 2001 ‘Mother Icon – Photographs of Ma Hidamba’ at Kulu Dassehra and the paintings inspired by this experience at FIA, Amsterdam 2000 'Being A Woman', Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai 1997 ‘Women Artists’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi 1997 ‘Indian Contemporary Art, Post Independence’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi 1996 'Icons of Womanhood', ARKS Gallery, London. 1995 Exposition of Recent Paintings and Two Installations at Art Today, New Delhi 1994 ‘Swayambram’, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi 1994 Miniature Format Paintings at the Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1993 Exhibition of Paintings organized by Anwar Siddiqui in London 1992 ‘Kinnari’, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi 1992 ‘The Expressive Line’, Art Age Presentation, Kolkata 1992 Sparrow, Mumbai 1992 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1991 Artists Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1991 'Painted Poetry', Artists Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1991 'Homecoming and A Visit to the Vallery of Flowers', Artists Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1990 Artists Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1990 Paintings and Prints , Westmount Public Library, Westmount, Canada 1990 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1990 ‘Watercolor Paintings (1972-73)', Safdar Hashmi Memorial Exhibition, New Delhi 1989 'Eternal Bird', Artists Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1989,88 'Kala Yatra', Sista Art Gallery, Bangalore 1988 Gallery Rohtas, Rawalpindi, Pakistan 1987 Gallery Aurobindo , New Delhi 1986 Art Heritage, New Delhi 1986 Montreal, Canada 1986 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai 1982 Sarla Art Gallery , Chennai 1982 Vithi Art Gallery , Baroda 1982 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1981 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi 1979 Art Heritage Gallery , New Delhi 1975 Black Partridge Art Gallery , New Delhi 1974 Triveni Gallery , New Delhi 1969 Delhi Shilpa Chakra, New Delhi Selected Group Exhibitions 2011 'Portrait of an Artist', Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi 2011 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2011 'Centurion', Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011 'Canvases for Change', Stainless Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Pristine', Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Game Artists Play', Antiquana, New Delhi 2010 'Beyond the Frame', Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore 2010 'The Living Insignia', Gallery Ensign, New Delhi 2009 'Indian Harvest', presented by Crimson- The Art Resouce, Bangalore at SG Private Banking, Singapore 2009 'The Body as Vessel', Art Alive, New Delhi 2008 'Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2008 'Faces', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007 ‘Tiger by the Tail ! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture’, Women’s Studies Research Centre (WSRC), Brandeis University, USA in partnership with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi 2007 'Still Life: Adaptation in 20th Century Indian Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2006 'Raag Badal', Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal 2006 'Devotion', Art Positive, New Delhi 2006 Red Earth, Baroda 2006 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 Sophia College, Mumbai 2006 Garhi Artists Exhibition, New Delhi 2006 Art Konsult, New Delhi 2005 'Popular Prakashan', Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi 2005 'Popular Prakashan', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 Art Konsult, New Delhi 2005 Earth Exhibition, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi 2004 Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi 2004 Confluence, New York, Los Angeles 2004 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 2004 Art I, New York 2003 'India Contemporary Art', Kuala Lumpur 2002 'Nav Nayika', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2001 'Nayika', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2001 'Paper Pulp Show', Gallery Espace, New Delhi; Fine Art Company, Mumbai 2000 'Women Artists: New Images 2000', LTG Gallery, New Delhi 2000 'The Millennium Masks', Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi 2000 'Art for Theatre', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi 2000 'Juxtapose', Son et Lumiere, Mumbai 2000 'Millennium Show', Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata 2000 'Their Story', Freedom Gallery, New delhi 2000 Sewa, Mumbai 2000 The Fine Art Company, Mumbai 2000 Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai 2000 'Two for Millennium', Art Today, New Delhi 1999 'The Creative Process', The Guild, Mumbai 1999 'Extending Parameters', Indian Printmakers Guild, New Delhi 1999 'Water', Art Indus, New Delhi 1999 'Icons of the Millennium', Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai 1999 Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi 1999 'Black and White', Art Today, New Delhi 1999 'Small Format', Art Today, New Delhi 1998 'Works on Paper', Gallery Espace, New Delhi 1998 ' Unmasking’, a Group Show of Conceptual Self - Portraits organized by Om Gallery, New Delhi. 1998 Exhibition of Recent Paintings at de Bijenkorf organized by Holland Art Gallery & Gallery Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam 1998-97 ’50 Years of Indian Independence’, Vadehra Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi 1997 ' Self and the World ' exhibition of Indian Women Artists organized by Gallery Espace at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi 1997 ‘Women Artists of India - a Celebration of Indian Independence ' at the Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA 1997 ‘The Looking Glass -Self ‘, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai 1997 ' Post - Independence Art Trends ' organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1997 ‘Kali’, Tropical Museum, Amsterdam 1997 Recent Paintings at Kalart Gallery, San Francisco, USA 1996-95 ‘Inside Out: An Exhibition of Indian Women Artists’, Installation at Charles Wallace Art Trust, Middlesbrough, U.K. Funded by Charles Wallace Art Trust 1996 ‘Icons of Womanhood’, ARKS Gallery, London 1995 'Bombay’, organized by RPG, Mumbai 1995 ‘People for Animals’, Taj Palace, New Delhi 1994 ‘Paintings in Weaving', Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1994 ‘The Blind Eye', paintings in gouache' on paper - participated in the Miniature Format Exhibition, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata 1994 ‘The Blind Eye’, paintings in weaving, L.T.G. Gallery, New Delhi. 1993 ‘Four Women Artists’, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi. 1993 ‘More Than A Decade Ago, the Artist's Choice’, organized by the Display Gallery, New Delhi. 1993 Exhibition organized by CRY at Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi. 1993 Exhibition for Maharashtra Earthquake Relief, organized by the Faculty of Art, Baroda. 1993 Contemporary Indian Art, Yokohama, Japan 1993 ‘Wounds’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi 1993 'A Critical Difference: Contemporary Indian Art’, Charles Wallace Art Trust and British Council 1992 Exhibition of Paintings , Bilder Aus Indien, Hamburg, Germany 1992 ‘To Encounter Others’, An International Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Kassel / Hann Munden, Germany 1991 Kunsthalle Maine, Maine, Germany 1991 A Group Show of Indian Artists, Lotus Gallery, Amsterdam 1991 Group Show of Ceramics at Artist Studio Gallery as complimentary activity to the "Color of the Earth" exhibition organized by the British Council. 1991 ‘Year of Girl Child' organized by Shruti, the Art Gallery of Maurya Sheraton Hotel, 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 National Award Winning Works, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1989 Contemporary Paintings, from India, Art Wave, New York 1988 ‘Paintings of Indian Women Artists’, India Festival, Moscow 1987 Indian Art Exhibition, Japan & South Korea 1987 'Print Making in India', Exhibition shown in many cities in United States 1986 Indian Graphic Print Exhibition in Finland, Germany and Yugoslavia 1986 ‘Paintings by Contemporary Indian Women Artists’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi 1984 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1983 ‘Karu Group’, Garhi Studios, New Delhi 1982 ‘Five Women Painters’, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 1980 ‘Six Women Painters’, Indus Gallery, Karachi 1975 International Women's Exhibition , New Delhi 1967 ‘Women Artists Exhibition’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1965 Exhibition of Graphic Prints, Lucknow Joint Exhibitions 1991 Two Indian Women Artists, Schoo's Art Gallery, Amsterdam 1990 With Ved Nayar, Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi   Participations 2013 'The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2012 'Synergy 2012', 12th Anniversary Show, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2011 'Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', from the Collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta 2011 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 ‘Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2005 'Manifestations III', organized by Delhi Art Gallery at Nehru Centre, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1994 Participated in the International River Front, Liverpool Festival - Designed and hoisted a flag 1993 ‘Sihanvlokan - Red Saryu has Eyes’, Installation, 8th Triennale, India 1992-86 International Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1987 International Biennale of Plastic Arts, Algiers 1986 Paintings by Contemporary Indian Women Artists, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi 1986 'Indian Graphic Print Exhibition', Finland, Germany and Yugoslavia 1986 Inter – Asian Biennale, Ankara 1986 Second International Biennale, Havana and Cuba 1986-92 International Biennale, Dhaka 1985 International Painting Festival, Cogne- Su- Mer, France 1984 International Print Biennale, Trino, Rome 1982 5th Triennale, India 1982 Bedford Print Biennial , England 1982 International Print Biennial, Cuba 1980 ‘Third World Print Biennale’, London and Baghdad 1981-83 14th & 15th Print Biennial, Lubjiyana, Yugoslavia 1981-84 Karnataka Akademi of Arts, Bangalore 1967 National Exhibition, Arts and Crafts Society, Kolkata 1965-68 Uttar Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy Exhibitions   Honours and Awards 1995 12th Cleveland International Drawing Biennial, Middlesbrough, U.K 1990 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1987 Jury's Commendation Certificate in the First International Biennial of Plastic Arts in Algeria 1986-88 Fellowship, Department of Culture, New Delhi 1981-82 Fellowship of Lalit Kala Akademi, Garhi Artists' Studios, New Delhi 1980 Sanskriti Award, New Delhi 1978,79,81 Group ‘8’ Medals at All India Graphic- Prints Exhibition, Chandigarh and New Delhi 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. I want to express these in my own creative visual imagery. I want to evolve and leave behind creative visual symbols as references to our times. I think in colour and achieve consistent factor (Sthai Bhava) to accomplish creativity in my paintings." So says Gogi Saroj Pal, an artist comfortable working with such diverse mediums as installation, painting, sculpture, graphic print, ceramics, jewellery, weaving and photography. Born in 1945 in the small town of Neoli in Uttar Pradesh, Gogi was educated at the College of Art in Vanasthali, Rajasthan as well as the College of Art in Lucknow. Her creative outpourings are a result of a search for cultural identity and a reference point to the times we live in. Gogi's paintings are a mirror held up to society, showing the disparity in relationships between the sexes and are designed to exhibit the vicissitudes of a woman's life. Gogi wants to leave behind her a legacy of images that are an accurate reflection of our lives and the issues that affect humanity. "I want to evolve and leave behind, creative visual symbols, icons, as references of our times, to bridge the gaps in continuity of our cultural identity, for use in the concerns & epics of our times," explains Gogi. Keen observations of the world around her and an intensive search of her soul provides Gogi with material to transform into paintings of detailed visual impressions.

Gogi Saroj Pal

    • Lives and Works :
    • Mumbai
    • Education :
    • 1968-69 Postgraduate in Painting, College of Art, New Delhi 1962-67 Diploma in Painting, Government College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow 1961-62 College of Art, Banasthali, Rajasthan


Artist Statement

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. I want to express these in my own creative visual imagery. I want to evolve and leave behind creative visual symbols as references to our times. I think in colour and achieve consistent factor (Sthai Bhava) to accomplish creativity in my paintings." So says
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Artist Biography

Solo Exhibitions 2011 'The Feminine Unbound', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Kinnari & Kinnari Mantras', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007,05 ‘All These Flowers Are For You’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 ‘Revisiting Amrita Shergil’, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 2004 ‘All These Flowers Are For You’, London Art Gallery, London 2004 ‘All These Flowers Are For You’, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 2003 ‘Mahasnan’, Pioneer Art Gallery, N
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