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Pratima Naithani
Brooklyn , NY

ARTIST STATEMENT: The focus of my work to date is the point where classic Indian imagery intersects with a minimalist aesthetic. Constantly, I am collecting and archiving intellectual mental images of the past and now, from landscapes, miniature portraiture, folk traditions and classic Indian cinema, etc. I use these vestiges from my culturally-rich past as a platform for evoking a contemporary dialogue that reinterprets and reinvents Indian creative heritage. The techniques I apply are traditional, a mixture of hand made stencils, silk-screen, wood, collage, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation etc. At the heart of my artistic research has been a blend of India's cultural past with its present. I think of my art as alternating notions of time and space by pairing archaic refinement with modern austerity.

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Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, School Of Visual Arts, New York City 2003

March 2010 – The Sweet Shop, SCOPE Art Fair, New York City

Solo Artwork Exhibitions:

December 2009 – Galeria Espacio, San Salvador
November 2008- ArtParis-Abu Dhabi, Matthieu Foss Presents
September 2008 - New York Academy of Art, New York City December 2006 - Miami Art Basel 2006, Rolls Royce Presents April 2006 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai March 2006 - Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi Selected Group Artwork Exhibitions:

January 2010 - The New Order Beauty, Pallette Art Gallery, New Delhi
April 2008 - Engendered, Frederick P. Rose Hall Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City March - October 2008 - Erasing Borders 2008: Passport to Contemporary Indian Art of the
Diaspora, New York April 2005 - V O R 2005, Chicago February 2005 - Fatal Love presented by Asia Society, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY January 2005 - Spice Auction, New York, NY
November 2004 - Yearning For Yours, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
September 2004 - Erasing Borders - Passport to Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora,
New York, NY May 2003 - The Mentor Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Bibliography of Reviews and References:

March 2010 – Wall Street Journal, Armory Arts Week 2010 by Candace Jackson
March 2010 – Art Log, Arts Armory Week
March 2010 – White Wall Magazine, Sweet Shop by Krystal Echeverria Segnini
November 2008 – Elle Magazine, The New Guard by Matthieu Foss
October 2008 – The Statesman, Against All Odds by Mathures Paul
July 2008 - New York Times, A Collection Born of Cultural Dislocation by Benjamin Genocchio

April 2007 - Indian Express US Edition, Blend of Tinsel Glitter and Miniature Art by Juhi
April 2006 - India Today Magazine, Photo Frame by Aditi Pai April 2006 - Elle, Reel to Reel April 2006 - DNA Sunday Times, She Adds Timeless Aura to Celluloid Moments by Shivangi Ambani April 2006 - The Hindustan Times, Reverse Logic by Gitanjali Dang April 2006 - Bombay Times, Times of India, Images from the Past March 2006 - Mumbai Mirror, Retake of Vintage Cinema by Georgina Maddox March 2006 - The Financial Express, Photography as High Art by Suman Tarafdar
March 2006 - Indian Express, Brush with the Lens by Namita Kohli
March 2005 - New York Times, Taking a Magical Flight Through Modern India by Holland
Cotter March 2005 - Wall Street Journal, South Asia as Ethnic Background, Artistic Foreground by
Amy Finnerty March 2005 - ArtNews, Edge of Desire by Barbara Pollack September 2003 - Visionaire 41/World Issue

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