S.H. RAZA

Born 1922 in Babaria, Madhya Pradesh, India

Nagpur School of Art, Nagpur (1939-43)
Studied at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai (1943-47)
Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris (1950-53)

Since he began painting in the early 1940s in India, Raza's subject, style and technique have evolved in distinct stages through his migration to France, his interaction with Abstract Expressionism through the 1950s and 1960s and his return to a core Indian aesthetic philosophy in the 1970's. These periods of Raza's work, though distinct, form a continuum - one that is a testament to the artist's constant negotiation to develop his painterly vision. Breaking away from frames like nation and specific locations in time and space, Raza's body of work is trans-cultural in its appeal, making this retrospective an especially significant event for Indian Art on a worldwide stage.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Raza; a retrospective, Saffronart, New York
Celebrating 85 Years of Living Legend S H Raza, a Traveling Exhibition at Hong Kong,
Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, New Delhi organized by Aryan Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 Rang Ras – S. H. Raza, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Metamorphosis, Aryan Art Gallery, Mumbai, Delhi and Hong Kong
2005 Saffronart and Berkeley Square Gallery, London and New York
Aryan Art Gallery, Delhi
Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Aryan Art Gallery, Delhi
2002 Jehangir Art Gallery, Sharan Apparao Gallery, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1999 Gallery Art 54, New York
1997 Le Parcons du regard, Oletta, Corsices, France
Galleri Grewal Mohanjeet, Paris
Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai;
National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi.
1994 L'Artheque d'Enterprise, Group Michel Ferrier, Echirolle, Grenoble
1992 Jehangir Nicholsan Museum, National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai
Parcours des Arts, La Louvesc, France
1991 Galerie Eterso, Cannes

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Freedom 2008 : Sixty Years After Indian Independence, Centre for International Modern Art
(CIMA), Kolkata
2007-08 India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
2005 Aicon Gallery, New York
2004 Aryan Art Gallery, Delhi
S. H. Raza and Manish Pushkale – Recent Works', Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Art Musings, Mumbai
2003 Des duos et des couples, Aixen Provence, France (with Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gillot)
2002 Jane Woorhese Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Saffronart and Pundole Art Gallery, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
2001 Saffronart and Pundole Art Gallery, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
Indian Contemporary Fine Art, Saffronart and Apparao Galleries, Los Angeles
Symphony in White', Gallery 7, Mumbai
Cultural Ties, Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
2000 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institute,
Washington D.C.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Awards and Scholarships

2007 Awarded the 'Padma Bhushani', by the Goevrnment of India
2004 Lalit Kala Ratna Puraskar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1981 Awarded the 'Padma Shri', by the Goevrnment of India
Elected Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Awarded Kalidas Sanman National Award, Government of Madhya Pradesh
1956 Awarded the 'Prix de la Critique', Paris
1948 Gold Medal, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
1946 Silver Medal, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai



SUJATA BAJAJ

Sujata Bajaj was born in Jaipur, India.

She studied at the SNDT College in Pune where she completed both her Bachelor and Master's in Art and Painting. She was awarded the Chancellor's Award at the SNDT University in Mumbai and received the Maharastra State Award for Art in 1979 and 1984. Her first show was at the Bal Gandharva Art Gallery in Pune in 1978. She did her doctoral thesis in Fine Arts, specializing in Indian Tribal Art. As early as 1985, one of her works was included in the collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art and was selected for International Youth in Acheivement program at Cambridge, UK in 1986. In 1988, she received a scholarship from the French Government to study at the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Following that, she worked in Studio Claude Viseux, Paris. She was awarded the Bombay Art Society Award in 1991 and the "Raza Award" in 2003.

She is married to Rune Jul Larsen, an educationalist and linguist. She is the mother of Helena Larson.

Sujata lives between France, Norway and Pune, India.