SMRITI DIXIT

Born 1971

B.F.A. in M. S. University, Baroda (1993-94)
Diploma in Bangiya Sangeet Parishad (1986-87)
Junior and Senior Diploma in Classical Vocal (1984-85)

Smriti Dixit is a uniquely talented artist who creates abstract mixed media artworks which include the traditional art of sewing. She acknowledges the long standing craft of sewing, undertaken by many Indian women, and simultaneously modernizes and individualizes it by incorporating uniquely created textures and patterns into her contemporary abstract color works. What is unusual and noteworthy of Dixit's artworks is that unlike many artists' geometric abstract color works, hers retain a very strong organic component. This is due to the fact that even when she repeats a pattern or texture, each individual piece is slightly different. The human element in her work is visible in the way in which each material is handled. For example, she often tears the fabric included in her artworks only to stitch it back together, sometimes recreating the form, other times reinventing it. This embodies her work with a strong concept of rebirth, recycling and renewal. It is also interesting to note that unlike many contemporary artworks which have sleek clean glossy finishes, Dixit embraces the human process of production and creation. Her process of stitching, tangling and draping fabric is the central element of these beautiful textured mixed media pieces.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2005 Triveni Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Art Musings, Mumbai
2001 Triveni Gallery, New Delhi
Apparoa Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Apparao Gallery, Mumbai
1996 Grindlays Bank, Chennai
1996 Apparao Gallery, Chennai
1992 M.P. Kala Parishad, Bhopal

Select Group Exhibitons

2006 Absolute Abstract Exhibition, Ati Art Gallery, New Delhi
Roop Adhyatma, Bodhi Art, Singapore
Basant Show, Bodhi Art, Delhi
Abstract Expressions, Bodhi Art, New Delhi
Confluence 2006, Aicon Gallery, New York
2005 Abstract Visions, Galerie Müller & Plate, Munich, Germany
Show curated by Punam sarih, Bangalore
Polka Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Exhibition of Paintings, Art Musings, Mumbai
Tao Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Performative Textures, Indian Habitat Centre Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
Solitude, curated by Alka Pande, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
Texture curated by Alka Pande, New Delhi
Cultural Ties, curated by Apparao Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Tomorrow's Blue-Chip, The Park Hotel, Chennai
Tribute to Picasso, The Guild, Mumbai
2001 Anandi, curated by Ratanottama Sen Gupta, in Ravindra Bhavan (Delhi), Birla Academy
(Kolkatta) and N.G.M.A. (Mumbai)
2000 Art & Images, N.G.M.A. Mumbai, curated by Ms. Saryu Doshi
Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi
1999 Alliance Francaise De, Bhopal
1998 Fifty yeaRs of independence, New Delhi – curated By Mr. Palliniappan
Direction, Apparoa Gallary, New York