Aishwarya Sultania

 

Educational qualification:

  • 2006-2008 M.V.A- Post Graduate Degree in Painting, Government College of Art, Chandigarh, Panjab University. Topped with distinction, Gold Medalist.
  • 2002-2006 B.F.A- Graduation in Painting, School of Performing Arts and Creative Education, Rai Foundation, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Sardarshahar
  • 2002-2004 B.A.Hons, Higher National Diploma, Edexcel,London. School of Performing Arts and Creative Education
  • 2002 Indian School Certificate Examination, Welham Girls’School, Dehradun
  • 2000 Indian Council School Examination, Welham Girls’School, Dehradun

Co-Curricular Activities:

  • International English Language Testing System, overall band score 8. 2006
  • Took beginner’s french classes in school
  • Recipient of the prestigious IAYP (International Award for Young People) Silver Standard, 2001
  • Principal’s special Award for All round Excellence in academics, sports and co-curricular activities, 2002
  • Awarded the prestigious Dvitiyik and the Prathmik Level Yoga Certificate (Grade A) from the Ramamani Iyenger Memorial Institue, Pune 1998
  • Practiced Yoga for 8 years, received certificates of Merit and Achievement and showcased skills in Yoga Demonstrations on Founders Day
  • Played Hockey for 5 years, won laurels for school at the IPSC Hockey tournament, Dehradun Council Schools tournament as well as the District and State Level tournaments
  • Took a grueling month long training at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and earned grade A, Uttarkashi, 2001
  • Went for 200 km arduous cycling tour to places around Dehradun, 2001
  • Participated regularly in group song and folk dance competitions and was also on board of the various school magazines as a member of the creative team
  • Worked with the Doon Youth Centre, an NGO which provides help and counseling to the youth.

Art:

  • Winner of the French Embassy - Krishnakriti Fellowship Program 2009-10
  • Participated as a volunteer in the Fluxus performance show with artist Ben Patterson at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, May,2008
  • Participated in group show Indian Red, Chandigarh, Nov, 2008
  • Participated in group show Stamp 2008, Chandigarh, Nov, 2008.
  • Awarded Scholarship by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy, Nov, 2008.
  • Participated in Annual Art Exhibition organized by Lalit Kala Academy,Chandigarh,2007.
  • Participated in ‘Crossing Currents’ an art exhibition of paintings and sculptures at the Punjab University, Chandigarh,2007.
  • Was selected by Khoj International Artists’ Association for PEERS 2007 residency from 15 May to 15 June 2007, at the Khoj Studios. KHOJ International Artists’ Association is an artist led, alternative space for experimentation and international exchange based in India. Part of the global Triangle Arts Trust, KHOJ sees its role as an incubator for art and ideas, artistic exchange and dialogue in the visual arts.
  • Attended and participated in the Wash Paintings workshop by artist Sumannav, organized by Lalit Kala Academy,Chandigarh,2007.
  • Attended the International Conference ‘elective affinities, constitutive differences: contemporary art in Asia’ presented by School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and The Biennale Society, Delhi.March,2007.
  • Participated in a Public Art project of artist Jasmine, which in turn was part of the public art project of the Khoj Organization, Delhi,2006.
  • Recipient of 75% Scholarship at College, (for a period of 4 years) 2002-2006.
  • Worked with school children at the J.G.International School. Ahmedabad, 2006. Made different types of face masks with various types of papers for the Annual Day Presentation.
  • A Group Show of paintings ad sculptures ‘Sanjhe Rang’ at Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi. August,2006.
  • Participated in Annual Art Exhibition of School of Arts and Creative Education (SPACE).’14 Strokes’ held at Arpana Caur Art Gallery Delhi,2006.
  • Participated in ‘Tsunami’ A Fund Raising Exhibition held at School of Arts and Creative Education (SPACE). Delhi,2005.
  • College Study Tour of The Temples in Orissa &Bengal, 2005.
  • Participated in regular exhibitions of ‘The Tree Art Gallery’ by K.P. Soman.Delhi, 2005. This gallery was a very interesting gallery, which was started by us, in the open, centered around a Tree. The works of art were hung from the tree and made available for the common man to see and enjoy in his surrounding, without him having to go to a formal gallery. This was a traveling gallery and exhibited at various other locations in Delhi for it was never too difficult to find an apt tree and enough audience.
  • Won Certificate of Appreciation in All India Salute To Art, Visual Art Contest , organized by Lease Plan (Fleet Management in Motion).Delhi,2004.
  • College Study Tour to Ajanta & Ellora Caves. Maharashtra,2004.
  • Participated in the Annual Art Exhibition of School of Arts and Creative Education (SPACE). ‘Space within Space’ Lalit Kala Academy. Delhi,2004.
  • Curated and Participated in A Performance Art Show,”Off The 19th Milestone” Sponsored by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (Bsnl). Dehradun, 2004. An entirely experimental show based on interaction with the particular space and the audience. This was done using various mediums such as body, sound and light. Ultimately we saw how the meaning of a space changes in relation to particular objects and how the space changes the meaning of those objects. Our interaction with space revealed in the broader context how we interact in life.
  • Participated in collaborative installation with Artist R.V.Sindhu at School of Arts and Creative Education (SPACE). Delhi, 2004. We highlighted the view of nature from a particular window in a building. Materials used were ropes, cow dung and bamboo.
  • Co-curated and exhibited in a group show “Nuts?! Yes Nuts!” At the School of Performing Arts and Creative Education (SPACE).Delhi 2003. In this show, as a generation of upcoming artist we questioned the notion of artists being thought and considered as “Nuts” (crazy) and then drew similarities and made comparisons between crazy nuts and the ground nuts that grow in a shell and ultimately make a break through in the world. For the show we covered the entire ground space of the gallery with NUTS!!!
  • 1 year Curatorial Study Programmed under Johny M. Laxman at the School of Performing Arts and Creative Education (SPACE).Delhi, 2003-2004.
  • Was commissioned to paint for a Pub called “D” Minor”.Delhi, 2002. Used neon Paints (glows in neon light) to paint the scene of a rock concert on the wall.
  • Winner of Ayesha Mayadas Kenny Scholarship for Creativity at Welham Girls` School.Dehradun,2001.
  • Received School Color for Excellence in Co-curricular activities ,2002.
  • 2ND Solo Show of Paintings at the Annual show of Welham Girls` School Founders` Day Celebarations. Dehradun,2001.
  • 1ND Solo Show of Paintings at the Annual show of Welham Girls` School Founders` Day Celebarations. Dehradun,2000.
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