Erasing Borders: Indian Artists in the Diaspora: Feb-Mar 2007


Anna Bhushan


Anna Bhushan Anna Bhushan
75 Saint Nicholas Place, #4H,
New York, NY 10032
646-387-4552 .

Anna Bhushan is a British Indian artist, now living and working in New York. A 2004,  M.A. graduate of the Royal College of Art, Anna works as a freelance illustrator as well as exhibiting her paintings and artist books. Anna sees her work as relating to a narrative tradition and is “interested by the human instinct to ritualize or find a symbolic interpretation of the mundane”. The daughter of an English Mother and Indian father, much of Anna’s work involves a visual exploration of these cultural halves. Recent work looks at the icon of the Mother in a series of paintings which take their titles from the Rosary of the goddess Durga. Anna paints mainly in gouache and water-color on paper.
Born: 17th April 1976.

Further Education:
Diploma Art and Design, Oxford Brookes University, 1996-7.
B.A. Illustration (1st class Honours), University of Brighton, 1997-2000.
M.A. Communication Art and Design, Royal College of Art,  2002-2004.

First Prize, The Quentin Blake Illustration Prize for Narrative Illustration, 2004
Shortlisted for the Helen Hamlyn, Design for our Future Selves Award, 2004
The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers, Two year bursary, 2002-2004
Royal College of Art, Two year bursary, 2002-2004
First Prize, The Folio Society Book Illustration awards, 2003
First Prize, University of Nagoya award for illustration, 2000

Selected Group Exhibitions:
The Rider Project, ‘Neubees’
Dumbo Annual Arts Under the Bridge Festival, NY, October 2006.
The Artist’s Book
QBOX Gallery, Athens, Greece, November 2005.
The Body: Visual AIDS
Robert Miller gallery, October 2005.
Poem as Image
The Studio gallery, New York, September 2005.
Pictures and Words
Magma gallery, London, September 2005.
New York University, New York, April 2005.
Fatal Love
The Queen’s Museum, New York, February 2005.
Enter the Lions Den
Circus gallery, London, August 2004.
Chelsea Arts Club, London, August 2004.
Summer Show
Royal College of Art, June 2004.
Royal College of Art, London, April 2003.

Benefit Exhibition forGujarat and Kutch Earthquake Relief
Lakshana Gallery Hyderabad,  Kakatiya Sheraton Hotel, India, June 2001.


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