IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2016

Tara Sabharwal
Tara Sabharwal
Tara Sabharwal
My work, like my life, navigates through an intangible world of make belief. I meet the world through experience, but my senses are unreliable and the mind plays tricks. An ‘idea’ of reality keeps getting formed, like bubbles in the water, like the beginning of stories, impermanent and unexplainable. The time ‘present’, however physically tangible, hangs, like a flickering raindrop, on the thread of memory, anticipation and imagination.

I follow the threads annow, I am beginning to understand, that the raindrop, that tiny, fleeting moment, is all I ever needed. It is the door through which I can catapult myself into a larger consciousness, and at the feet of Beauty, glimpse eternity.


75-80 BA (Fine Arts) in Painting. MS University, Baroda, India.82-84 MA (RCA) in Painting. Royal College of Art, London
2013 The New York Public library
2002 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2001 Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA2000 Library of Congress, Washington DC..
1995 The British Museum, London.
1990 DLI Museum , Durham, UK
1989 Dalington Art Center, Darlington, UKOversea
1982 Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2015 CALL (Creating a Living legend) Grant. Joan Mitchell foundation.
2015 Print residency and consignment, Under pressure print club, Lincoln, Nebraska.
2015 Artist residency. Conversations in Contemporaneity, ACCM Spongano, Italy
2015 Artist residency. Uttarayan sculpture camp, Vadoodara, India
2008 Artist in residence, Center for International cultural exchange, HISHIO, Japan.
2004 Cooper Union School of Art, NYC. Artist- summer residency
2003 New York Artists Online, NYC. Award.
2001-02 International Cultural Collaborations fellowship, NYC1992-93 Henry Street Fellowship/ Residency at Henry Street Settlement, NY.
1989-90 Durham Cathedral Fellowship /Artist in Residence at Durham Cathedral, Durham, UK.
1988-89 Myles Meehan Fellowship/ Artist in Residence at Darlington Arts Center, UK.
1989 Royal Overseas League, London. Award.
1983 British Council travel grants to Norway, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy & NYC.
1982-84 British Council Scholarship, Study grant

2017 Gertruce Herbert Institute of art, Georgia, USA
2016 Galerie Janzen, Berlin
2016 Kalakriti gallery, Hyderabad
2015 Sumukha gallery, Bangalore, India
2015 Fine arts college, MS University, Baroda, Indiaia
2014 Manhattan Graphics center, NYC
2013 Art Alive gallery,New Delhi, India
2013 Galerie Janzen, Dusseldorf, Germany
2013 Idler Academy, London,UK
2012 Karsruhe Art fair, Karlsruhe By Galerie Janzen 2008 Contemporary art fair, Citerno Castel Giorgio. Orvieto, Italy
2008 Galerie Martina Janzen, Wuppertal, Germany
2008 Center for International Cultural exchange HISHIO, Katsuyama, Japan.
2007 V.M. gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2006 Art alive gallery, New Delhi, India2006 John Jay college Gallery, NYC
2005 Art Heritage and Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2004 Galerie Martina Janzen,, Dusseldorf, Germany
2003 Steven Harris Gallery, NYC.2002 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India
2002 Michael Oess Galerie, Konstanz, Germany.
2002 Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai, India2000 Nazar Gallery, Baroda, India.
2000 John Jay Gallery, NYC
1998 Gallery at 678, NYC.
1996 Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India.
1996 Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, India.1996 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India.
1995 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK.
1994 Galerie Schwerpunkt, Stuttgart, Germany.
1993 Galerie Scherer, Miltenberg, Germany.
1993 La Monte Gallery, London, UK.
1993 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India.
1991 Harewood House, Leeds, UK.
1990 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
1990 DLI Museum, Durham, UK.
1989 Darlington Art Center, Darlington, UK.
1889 DLI Museum, Durham, UK.
1987 Cymrosa Gallery, Bombay, India
1987 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India.
1986 Christopher Hull Gallery, London, UK.

Triveni, Delhi. ‘New York New York’- curated by Tara Sabharwal
Art Heritage gallery, anniversary show. New Delhi, India

National Arts Club, NYC. New York Society of etchers. 15th anniversary exhibition,
Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop- Member’s show
Williamsberg Art center, New York. ‘Erasing Borders’.
Hammond Museum, New York. Erasing Borders’
Meru gallery, New York. ‘Equus’.
Palazzo Bacile, Sponganno, Italy. ‘Conversazioni’
Faculty of fine arts, Baroda, India. ' Back to college'- Alumni show
Queens museum, NYC. Erasing Borders
Constellation studios, Lincoln, Nebraska. Curated International small graphics exhibition.

Triveni. New Delhi. ‘New York- New Delhi’. curated by Tara Sabharwal
Manhattan Graphics center, NYC- Foliage show
SIPMA contemporary, New Jersey University. ‘I live here’. Curated by Waldman and Tania Sen.
Mehu Gallery, New York
Audobon society annual show- Salamagundi club, NYC Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC- ONE/1. Kelly Ross gallery, Dorset, UK. India art fair- represented by Art Alive gallery, New Delhi. Arts Karlsruhe- represented by Galerie Martina Janzen. Erasing borders- Queens Museum, FLushing Town hall, Williamsburg Art and historical center, Manhattanville college, Crossing art gallery ( Flushing), NYC Skylit gallery, Chelsea, New York. Curate by Jill Slaymaker.

Meru Gallery, NYC- NYC Prints Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop- Member’s show Prague/ MGC- Hollar Gallery, Prague, Chez republic MIMB 11- ( Monumental Ideas in Artist books).
Thompson Rivers University and Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloop, BC Canada.
‘Square Deal’- curated by Bob Shore and Rich Turnbull. Manhattan Graphic center.
NYC MIMB 2 ( Monumental ideas in miniature books) - Madrid Artist book fair, "MASQUELIBRO" ARTIST BOOK FAIR, Third annual juried printmaking show, selected by Roberta Waddell. Manhattan Graphic Center, NYC New York Society of Printmakers- 3rd national exhibition of intaglio prints. National Arts club, NYC. SAWCC Her Stories- Taunbaum Museum, Virginia. ( South Asian Women’s Creative colloective). Erasing borders- Art of the Indian diaspora. Queens Museum, NYC, Flushing Town hall and Hammond Museum, NY.
From Paper to Print- the art of Printmaking- Monmouth Museum, New Jersey. US Arts Karlsruhe, represented by Martina Janzen gallery.

Multiple Encounters’. A festival of printmaking.
Curated by Vijay Kumar and India art fair.
Delhi and touring to Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Chennai.
Erasing Borders 2012. Curated by Vijay Kumar.
Crossing Art gallery, Queens. Queens Museum, Art7 Virginia and traveling to other US venues.
Back to School- Baroda artists. Guild art gallery, Mumbai, India. Winter group show- Gallery 128, New York NY Society of Printmakers- 2nd National exhibition of Intaglio prints. National Arts club, NYC Second annual Juied print show- Manhattan Graphics Center, New York.
SAWCC Her stories- South Asian Women’s collective 15 year anniversary show. Queens Museum, New York. Manhattan graphics Center- Winter show

Peacable Kingdom- Wilmar Jennings art gallery, NYC.
Artists from Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop. Erasing borders- Queens Museum, NYC, Aicon gallery, NYC, Uconn gallery, Uconn.
Back to school. Artists from Baroda art college- Gallery Palette, New Delhi, India and Tao gallery Mumbai

Gallery Espace: Marvellous Reality, held at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India. 5th Bienal Internacional de Gravura – Douro, Portugal Art train, USA.
Celebrating America’s diversity.
Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop- Member’s show New York Society of Etchers- 10th anniversary show Printweek, NYC- Rockaway, Queens. Arts Karlsruhe- Germany, represented by Galerie Martina Janzen

7th international engraving biennale, Domain and Orangery, Versailles, Paris.
Ganjifa, playing cards portfolio participation. Hornan gallery, Falun, Sweden, Impact 6, Bristol, UK and and Barr Smith Library, The University of Adelaide, Australia. Reading room gallery, University of Austen, Texas and more.
Monumental ideas in Miniature books portfolio participation. Columbia college, Chicago, Morgan education foundation, Ohio, Univ De Kalp, South Texas college and more.
Erasing borders 2009, South Asian artists in America, Dowd Fne art gallery, SUNY, NY.
Elizabeth Foundation for Arts gallery, NYC, Queens Museum of art, NYC, Galery at Penn college, Williamsport, PA.
India summit, New Delhi.
Art alive gallery, New Delhi. ‘Think small’.
For Hussien, artists honor M.F Hussein, organized by SAHMAT, Jamia Milia gallery, New Delhi, and Calcutta.
Gallery Projects, Ann Arbor, Michigan. ‘ Contemporary India’.
Arts Karlsruhe, Germany, represented by Galerie Martina Janzen.
New York Society of Etchers- annual selected group show
Printweek NYC- Rockaway, Queens

Art Alive gallery, New Delhi, India. ‘Contemporary drawings’
Art Motif Gallery, New Delhi, India. ‘Pastels: contemporary Indian art’.
Erasing Borders ‘ Indian art of the Diasporas’ and traveling to Tabla Rasa gallery,
Queens Museum and The Guild gallery, NYC.
Arts Karlsruhe, Germany

Queens Museum, NYC. Erasing Borders.Art Guild gallery, NYC, Erasing borders.Global Arts village, New Delhi, India. Art for Prabhat.Visual Art gallery, New Delhi, India. Encore! Art for Prabhat.Art Guild gallery, New York. SAWCC auction.

Daegu Civic Museum, Daegu, South Korea.
Print Art. NY/ Daegu.Ulsan Cultural Art center, Ulsan, South Korea. NY/ Daegu Modern prints. City Hall. Asian American Art Centre. NY Eviction Blues.Indian Consulate. NYC.
Contemporary Indian artists.Bose Pacia gallery, Fulbright/ Christie’s auction, NYC X Cnahge. Palazzo della ciltura, Madugno, Italy/ Palazzacio Antico communedi Sanzano, Italy.

Henry Street Settlement, NYC. At Home: Visions of our place in the world.Asian American Art Center, NYC. Eviction Blues.John Jay College, NYC.
Staff show.Bank Street School, NYC. Staff show.Arpana gallery, New Delhi, India. Progress for People.Cusick At Studio, Group show NYC Asian Fusion gallery, NYC. Revelations.X- Change, Storefront Va Mazoni, Bari, Italy/ Federro Secondo gallery, Bari, Italy

Indira Gandhi Center for the Arts, New Delhi. Printmakers from Manhattan. Graphics Center, NYC.Cooper Union School of Art, NYC. Summer Residency program.Gallery 128, NYC.“Self- ish” Self Portraits.The Elizabeth Foundation, NYC.
The Robert Blackburn Printmaking WorkshopGallery 128, NYC. Jugalbandi, South Asian and American Artists.Lalit kala Academy, New Delhi India. Sahamt, The making of India

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