The forms built with coils like vines cradle and encircle one another, they are supportive and emergent, relaxed yet taut- through these I explore the underlying dual nature of existence that of interconnections and individuality, dependence and self-reliance, fragility and strength. The horn of plenty- cornucopia-holds and releases in its perforated form what one can receive yet easily loose.
Born in Mumbai, India.
2010 Artist- in-Residence Watershed Center of Ceramic Arts, Maine, US
2009 Artist-in-Residence Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry, India
2002 British council sponsored work study with Kate Malone, London, UK
1994 Assistant to William Daley, Haystack School of Crafts, Maine, USA
1993 Summer school with Val Cushing and Marilyn Lysohir, Alfred University, NY, USA.
1993 Masters in Fine Arts, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA
1990 Assistant to Warren Mackenzie, Peters Valley, Layton, NJ. USA
1985 Golden Bridge Pottery with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith, Pondicherry, India
Grants and Awards
2010 Merit Award, Shape/Space, Ngee Ann Foundation, Singapore
2005 Honorable Mention, Montgomery Center for the Arts, Montgomery, NJ, USA.
2003 Dissemination Grant, India Foundation for the arts, Bangalore, India
2002 Charles Wallace India Education Grant, British Council study grant, India.
2000 Arts Collaboration Grant, India foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, India.
2000 Studio Pottery Award, Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1991-93 Algur H. Meadows Scholastic Award, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA
Meadows Graduate Council Grants, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA
Zelles Award, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA
Margo Jones Award, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA
The Assemblage Show Award for excellence in Art, Dallas Visual Art center, Dallas, TX, USA
Solo/two person Exhibitions
2011 <Connections>, Indigo Blue Art Gallery, Singapore
2010 Organic/Abstract, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, USA
2010 Organic/Abstract, Chemould,Prescott Road Mumbai, India
2006 MadhviSubrahmanian: Pods and Seeds, Anne Reid Gallery, Princeton, NJ. USA
2005 Distillations-Pam Farrell and MadhviSubrahmanian Arts Council of Princeton, NJ, USA
2003 MadhviSubrahmanian: Ceramics 2003 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
2001 MadhviSubrahmanian: New work, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2000 The pod and other containersTriveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, India
1999 A Vessel and a ContainerCymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
1995 Mosaics Dallas Visual Arts Center, Dallas, TX U.S.A
East meets West, Carmichael Gallery, Museum of Art, Tyler, TX, U.S.A.
1993 Masters of Fine Arts show, Meadows museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX U.S.A.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Evolution: Outdoor sculptures at the Aman, New Delhi, India
Chairs, Apparao Gallery, Bangalore, India
Singapore Sculpture Society Exhibition, National Public Art library, Singapore
Outdoor sculpture Installation, Fort Canning, Singapore
Shape/Space Sculpture competition, Ngee Ann Foundation, Singapore
From The Center, ceramic Center Vadodra, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai, Inda
French and Singapore, New Generation Artists, Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Singapore
Woman on Woman: Lace, Fost Gallery, Singapore.
Fusion III, Artmosaic Gallery, Singapore.
28 International Competition for CeràmicaL'Alcora, Spain.
Contemporary Indian ceramics, Lemongrasshopper gallery, Ahmedabad, India
New Jersey Annual Fine Arts Show, Noyes Art Museum, NJ, USA
Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, California, USA.
RVCC Then and Now; Raritan Valley community College, NJ, USA
East meets West; Seoul, South Korea.
Princeton Arts Council Faculty Show, Princeton, NJ, USA
Princeton Artist Alliance and Preservation; D and R Greenway, Princeton, NJ, USA
In Diaspora: New Jersey artist of Indo-Pak heritage, Montgomery Center for the Arts, NJ, USA
Contemporary Indo-American Art, Indian Consulate, New York, NY, USA
Princeton Dog Walk: House Guardian, 51 Dogs done by different artists shown in various locations in Princeton, NJ, USA
KeramikIst,Fabrik Art, Kirchberg, Switzerland
Family Matters, national juried show, Baltimore Clayworks, MD, USA
Montgomery Center for the Arts, Montgomery, NJ, USA
Ellarlie Open XXIII, Trenton Art Museum, Trenton, NJ, USA
Ideas and Images, National Gallery Of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Peace and Harmony, International show at The Habitat Center, New Delhi, India.
Rain,Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Harmony, Nehru center, Mumbai, India
Water, Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
Shared Memories, The Art Club, Olive, Mumbai, India
The Sixth Taiwan Golden Ceramic Awards Show, Taipei, Taiwan
Mumbai Potter’s Tea Party, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Studio Pottery, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Richard’s Feast, Palmer Lake, Colorado, USA
Sehweisen, S.E. Gallery, Darmstadt, Germany
Holiday Showcase, at Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
Dinner Works, Louisville Art Association, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.
Scissor, Paper, Rock- Kay Rosen, Helen Altman and MadhviSubrahmanian, Barry
Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
Alumni Art Exhibit, Raritan Valley Community College, NJ, U.S.A.
National Teapot Show II, Cedar Creek Gallery, NC, U.S.A.
MFA-grads Show, Farrell Collection, D.C; U.S.A.
Object and Image, Eastfield College Gallery, TX, USA.
New Ceramics, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.
Casseroles, Cookie Jars, and Covered Containers, Farrell Collec; D.C;USA
8 Differing Opinions, Fort Burgwin Research Center, Taos, NM, U.S.A.
The Assemblage Excellence in Art, D’art Visual Art Center, Dallas, U.S.A.
The Clay cup, Abington Art Center, PA. U.S.A.
The 15*15*15 Compact competition, LSU, Baton Rouge, USA.
Vorteman Show, UNT, Denton, TX, USA
11TH Annual Juried Show, at the Monmouth Museum, NJ, USA.
COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS AND PUBLIC ART:
Public art-contemporary ceramics in collaboration- temporary interactive installation consisted of 4 large rotational columns set on the pavement outside the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India.
Abhimanyu’sChakravayu: temporary interactive installation, collaborative work in mixed media foyer of Meadows Museum Of the Arts-Dallas, TX, USA.
Ceramics Art and Perception: Visible Roads InvisbleBridges,Issue 83, 2011(International)
New Ceramics: A Homecoming Residency, September/October 2010 (Int/Germany)
Art India, The Next Journey, review by SharbaniDasgupta, June 2010 (Int/India)
Cooper Emmanuel: Contemporary Ceramics. Published by Thames and Hudson, 2009
Smoke Firing-Contemporary Artists and Approaches, Jane Perryman, published by A&C Black, England 2009
RevistaCeramica, KhumbharwadaNo. 96 2005 (Madrid, Spain)
Ceramic Review, Jan 04 (International/England)
International Gallerie, July‘03 (International/India)
Ceramics Monthly, Sept.’99 (International/USA)
The Art News Magazine of India, Apr ‘99-June ’99, (Int/India)
Darmstadter-Echo “Die signaturimDickicht”, (Darmstadt, Germany)
The Met, “Bowled Over”, Nov ‘95 (Dallas, Texas)
Tyler museum of Art Magazine, Aug’95 (Tyler, Texas)
The Dallas Morning News, Sept ‘94, (Dallas, Texas)
The D-magazine, Apr’93 (Dallas, Texas)