BIO      Born in India, Sarupa Sidaarth studied at Sir J.J. School of Art and received her MFA at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, United States. Her work was recently selected for group exhibitions at RJD Gallery and  JanKossen Contemporary in New York. She participated as a Regional Finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibit in San Francisco. In 2014 she was chosen for the Golden Foundation Residency in New York and NordArt in Germany. She won the K.K. Modi Fellowship and Pasca scholarship to France in 2011. Her achievements include First Place Abstract Painting, Second Place Figurative Painting and Students Choice awards at the Academy of Art Annual Exhibition in 2010. She has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in India, France and United States.

WORK     I am inspired by ornament, an ancient and universal visual language used in various cultures for centuries. Through artistic process I create an imaginative response to conflict by transforming images that reference social issues into moments of transcendence on the canvas. In pursuit of a language that is less borrowed, I experiment with techniques of painting on compositions that hover between abstraction and representation. Through mark making and the power of ornament my work expresses a need for change and explores the possibility of the new. 

RESUME

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Art, San Francisco, USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India                            
Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Ruia College, Mumbai, India

AWARDS/ ACHIEVEMENTS
2016      Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finalist, San Francisco, USA
2014      The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency, New  Berlin, USA
2011      K.K. Modi Fellowship
              Scholarship to Pasca, Brittany, France
              INPA, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA
2010     I Place, MFA Abstract Painting, Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, USA
              II Place, MFA Figurative Painting, Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, USA
              Student Choice Award, Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, USA
              Paint, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA
2007     Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai, India
              Kaladeep Long Tour Award, Mumbai, India
2006     Kaladeep Monsoon Award, Mumbai, India 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017      Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, USA
2015      Open Studio, San Francisco, USA  
2014      Diane Endres Ballweg Art Gallery, Madison, USA
2013      Open Studio, Paoli, USA
2010      The order of chaos, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA
               Truce, Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India     
2009      Littler Mendelson, San Francisco, USA
2008      HSBC Corporate Office, San Francisco, USA
2007      JJ Diary Show, Mumbai, India

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017      (Upcoming), Devos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
2017      NSPCA, 63rd Annual National Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, USA
2017      Uprise/Angry Women, The Untitled Space, New York, USA
2016      Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibit, San Francisco, USA
               FRESH! 2016, JanKossen Contemporary, New York, USA
               7th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, USA
2015      Silver vs Gold, The Vendue, Charleston, USA
              ArtLaunch, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA
              NordArt, Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, Germany     
              Made in Paint, Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, USA
2014      Open Studios, Golden Foundation Residency, New Berlin, USA
              Faculty Alumni Auction, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2013      North vs. South, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, USA
              Faculty Alumni Auction, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2012      Suspension (Two person show), Atelier, San Francisco, USA
              One and Again, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, USA
              Faculty Alumni Auction, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2011      Alias, Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Brittany, France
              Image/Imago, Galerie Izart, Brittany, France
              79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA
              Faculty Alumni  Auction, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, USA
              Auction for Les Cerfs-Volants de Goulven, Brittany, France. 
2010      NSFW, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
              Faculty Alumni Auction, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA
              Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, USA
              Graduation Show, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA
              Winners Annual Spring Show, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA
              Academy of Art University, Annual Spring Show, San Francisco, USA
              Paint, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA
2008     Academy of Art University, Salon Spring Exhibition, San Francisco, USA
              Mission Open Studios, San Francisco, USA
              701 Chestnut Open Studios, San Francisco, USA
2007     Quartet, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India        
              JJ Monsoon Show, Tulika Art Gallery, Mumbai, India     
              Kaleidoscope, Kitab Mahal Exhibition, Mumbai, India  
              Foot by Foot by Tao Art Gallery - Kalaghoda Festival, Mumbai, India
              Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai, India
              Tenth Western Region Camelart Foundation Exhibition, Vadodara, India
              Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India
              Kaladeep Long Tour Exhibition, Mumbai, India
2006     Jehangir Art Gallery Monsoon Exhibition, Mumbai, India
              Kaladeep Monsoon Exhibition, Mumbai, India
              Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India
              State Art Exhibition, Maharashtra, India
2004     Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai, India
              Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India
2003     Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

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