EDUCATION

Nayanna Kanodia completed her graduation from Lady Sri Ram College, New Delhi in Economics Honours. She won the National Scholarship of the Government of India. Nayanaa is an entirely self–taught artist except for a year’s apprenticeship with Anjolie Ela Menon. Nayanna Kanodia completed her graduation from Lady Sri Ram College, New Delhi in Economics Honours. She won the National Scholarship of the Government of India. Nayanaa is an entirely self–taught artist except for a year’s apprenticeship with Anjolie Ela Menon. Having a French leave or absenteeism from formal training in art enabled Nayanna Kanodia to bring patterns of strong individualism into her work long before it was considered a redefining approach for unique and contemporary artists of today. This guided Nayanna Kanodia to avoid the hierarchy of labels by the artworld such as a ‘high and lowbrow’ circumspect to attach itself towards Kanodia’s art and to present the dynamics of social reality in the concrete frames of virtuality. She has a teaching experience of two decades and is on the faculty of Spic Macay International. She gives talks and presentations on art in prestigious organizations and universities. She has conducted Art camps for children and adults in India and abroad in Dubai and London. In addition to this she is a judge in many Art Events, Art Fairs and Art Competitions. Nayanna was invited to attend Art Camps in India, Bangkok, Cambodia, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Italy and Greece.

Underscored by her self taught education, an economist turned painter, Nayanaa Kanodia’s journey is truly incredible and a story of talent, passion and vision.

As she comes from an Army background, she changed cities and schools every 3-4 years. She was therefore exposed to the various cultures of each city and state. Since she came into contact with new schools and new friends, her horizons broadened tremendously which today gives her the ability to view and analyze our cultural heritage in its vast panorama.

“ Having initially studied under me for a couple of years, Nayanaa went on to establish her own signature and carve out an important career for herself. India’s chief practitioner of Naif Art, Nayanaa’s work delights the viewer with its whimsy, yet contains the most important social message of our times.” – Anjolie Ela Menon (Padmashree)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL CAUSES

She works closely with Indian Cancer Society which is the oldest cancer society in India affiliated with Tata Memorial Hospital and also curates their Art Shows for them on their Annual Founder’s Day. She is also closely associated with other NGOs- Concern India, Khushi, People for Animals, Wildlife SOS. and Nargis Dutt Foundation.

POSITION IN THE WORLD OF ART

In 1998 she was chosen from among artists of all The Commonwealth Countries by The Commonwealth Institute to have a solo show to inaugurate their newly renovated Complex in London.

Looking at the contribution she has made to L’Art Naïve she was invited by Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2001 to demonstrate her painting techniques in this prestigious Museum and also exhibit her paintings in their gallery. Besides this, she is the first Indian of non-British origin, whose paintings are in the collection of Paintings in Hospitals, UK which was earlier listed as a Museum. Her works are permanently displayed at Musee International D’Naif Art in Paris. Impressed by the social messages being conveyed in her paintings, a consortium of schools in Los Altos, USA, is using her work as a medium of instruction to their students. Erica Jong, a famous author, recently acquired her work.

Her paintings feature in a recently published international book WOMEN IN ART by Reinhard Fuchs. Given that Indian artists have not yet fully ascended in consideration of the international art community to be selected amongst the world’s most talented female artists is a great honour. Her work also features in several auctions of Indian Contemporary Art internationally. Nayanaa’s paintings are in major public and private collections all over the world. Most of the major collectors and corporate houses have her paintings.

IMPORTANT SHOWS

IMPORTANT SHOWS She has participated in innumerable group shows nationally and internationally, the major ones being: New York, 1988

National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 1997 & 1998

Dubai, 1998, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

London, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

France,‘Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain’, Sete, 2001

Washington, 2001

Paris, 2002

Hong Kong, 2005, 2012, 2015

Singapore, 2006, 2011

The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, 2007

South Africa, 2007

USA 2015, 2016

Solo Shows Overseas
1997
ARKS Gallery, London Commonwealth Institute, London

2001
Nehru Centre, London Commonwealth Centre, London

2006
Chor Bizarre, London Reflections, Hong Kong
 
Group Shows Overseas
1988
New York with leading artists of India

1995
Sotheby’s, London

1996
Christies, London

1997
Sotheby’s, New York Ashraya, Dubai

1998
Gallerie Espace, Dubai

1999
Art Circle and The Guild, Hong Kong

2000
Rossi and Rossi and Samina Inc Gallery, London
Gallerie Daniel Besseiche, Paris
Arts India.com, Washington
The Sheridon Russel Gallery, London
Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain’, Sete, France

2001
Gallerie Daniel Besseiche, Paris Bonhams Auction, London

2005
Indian Contemporary, Hong Kong

2006
Galleria, (Ritu Prakash), Hong Kong
Gallery Art Resource Trust (Namrata Dalal), Singapore
Sangeeta Tibrewalla, Singapore
Sitaaray, Chor Bizarre Gallery, London
Mall Galleries, Charity Auction, London
2007
Tehalka, Art for Freedom, Asia House, London
Ueno Museum, Tao Art Gallery, Tokyo
Johanesburg, South Africa

2008
Tehalka, Art for Freedom, Aicon Gallery, London

2011
Indigo Blue Art, Singapore

2011
Stories of Then and Now (Maya Puri-Indian Contemporary Art) , HongKong

2012
Visual Art , UK (Vaishali Thakker)
Nehru Centre , London

2012
DUCTAC, Dubai

2013
Art Zest, Dubai

2014
Daxa Khandwalla, Dubai
Art Fair, London
– Abha Modi Art land, Dubai – Sunil Chauhan

2015
Art Fair, Dubai – Sunil Chauhan
Nitanjali Art Gallery, Hongkong
Art Zest, Dubai
Sutra Gallery, USA
Vividh, Visual Art Gallery, London

2016
Global Art Fair, Dubai
Sutra Gallery, USA
World Art Fair, Dubai
Visual Arts-UK, London - Oct
Sutra Gallery, USA May - Dec

2017
Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne, Australia - Jan


 
MUSEUMS
1998
National Gallery of Modern Art, India

2000
MIDAN, Musee International d’art Naif, Paris

2001
Exhibition and Demonstration of my paintings techniques at Victoria And Albert Museum, London

2007
Ueno Museum, (Tao Art Gallery), Tokyo

 
ART WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED
Mumbai, Goa, Jammu, New Delhi, India Dubai, London, Spic Macay International Workshop, IIT, Powai 2015

 
ART CAMPS
Many in India especially in Mumbai.
Abroad in Bangkok,Cambodia, London, Moscow,
St.Petersburg and Italy
1986
Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

1987
Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai Citibank, Mumbai Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai

1991
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai ANZ, Grindlay’s Bank, Mumbai

1993
L.T.G. Gallery, New Delhi Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1994
Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi

1995
Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi

1996
Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi

1999
Art Today, New Delhi Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2000
Shridharani gallery, New Delhi

2002
Art Indus, New Delhi Jehangir Art Gallery

2003
Shridharani Gallery

2004
The Museum Gallery, Mumbai

2005
Show with Maneka Gandhi, New Delhi

2007
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai Art Alive, New Delhi

2010
The Museum Gallery, Mumbai

2012
Gallery Art N Soul, Mumbai Beyond the Scenes

2014
Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi The Great Outdoors, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai Situations Extraordinaire, Gallery Art N Soul, Mumbai

2015
Aura Art, Art Index, Art Enclave
Veda Gallery, Chennai
1988
World Wildlife Fund Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkota CIMA, Kolkota

1996
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai 50 years of Art in Mumbai Sahmat, New Delhi, Mumbai Ashraya, Bangalore

1997
Harmony Show-Nehru Centre, Mumbai
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

199
Sotheby’s - Charity Auction in Mumbai
Apparao Galleries, Chennai

1999
Christies - Charity Auction, Mumbai
Sir Jamshedjee Jejeebhoy Parsi Benevolent Institution, Mumbai
Jamaat, Mumbai
Birla Art Gallery, Mumbai
Art Today, New Delhi
Renaissance Gallery, Bangalore

2000
Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Fine Art Company, Mumbai
Art Today, New Delhi
Apparao Galleries, New Delhi

2001
Kala Ghoda Art Festival, NGMA, Mumbai
Osians Auction, Mumbai
Christies Auction, Art for Concern, Mumbai
The Harmony Show, Mumbai
Kala Raksha, NGMA, Mumbai
Soul Kurry Art Exhibition, Mumbai
CIMA, Kolkota
Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
2002
Christies - Charity Auction, Mumbai
Birla Academy of Arts, Mumbai
Jehangir Gallery of Art, Mumbai
Birla Academy of Arts, Mumbai

2003
Various group shows and Charity Auctions
2004
Various group shows and Charity Auctions

2005
Art Land, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
Breast Cancer Charity Auction, Mumbai
Gallerie Sara Arakkal, Bangalore
Apparao Galleries, Chennai
Art Alive, New Delhi
Various other Show and Auctions

2006
Evam, Tao Art Gallery
The Harmony Show, Mumbai
Osians Auction, New Delhi
Scesa, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
HSBC, Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai
Red Earth, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi
Monsoon, Art and Soul, Mumbai
Articullate, Mumbai
Cancer Patients Aid Association,
Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
Gallerie Sara Arakkal, Bangalore
Nitanjali, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi
Triveda Auction, Lalit Kala Akademy,
New Delhi
Khushi Auction, New Delhi
Mayadarpan, Museum Gallery, Mumbai
Lansdowne Gallery, Mumbai
Other show and auctions also

2007
Darpan, Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi
Concern Charity show, Bangalore
Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi
Khushi Auction, Mumbai
Cancer Patients Aid Association,
Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
Samsara Art, Mumbai
Ashraya Auction, New Delhi
Citibank, Nehru Centre
Gallerie Sara Arakkal, Bangalore
Art Smart, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, Siri Fort, New Delhi
Other Shows and Auctions also
2008
Mumbai Festival,
University Convocation Hall, Mumbai
Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
BHNS, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery
of Art, Mumbai
Auction of above at Taj Palace
Women on Women, Indian Art Circle,
Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi
Shakti, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
Osians Auction, New Delhi
Concern Charity show, Mumbai
CPAA Charity Show, Cymroza Art
Gallery, Mumbai
Faces, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Bajaj Capital Art House, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Kaleidoscope, Tradition art, Mumbai,
Lakme Fashion Week, NCPA and Jamaat
Mahatma, Point of View Gallery, Mumbai
Other shows and auctions also

2009
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkotta
Khushi Auction, New Delhi
1’x1’ India on Canvas, Charity show,
The Rooftop, Trident, Mumbai
CPAA, Charity Show, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
Concern India Foundation, Mumbai and Pune
Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
Art Summit, 2009, New Delhi
Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
Art Expo India, 2009, Mumbai
Pink Ginger Arts, Mumbai
Galeria de Arte, New Delhi
Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi

2010
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Jehangir Art Gallery,Pink Ginger Arts, Mumbai
God vs Spirituality, Khushi, New Delhi
India Fine Art, Mumbai
Vinnyasa, Chennai
CPAA, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
Harvest 2010, Arushi Arts, New Delhi,
(Payal Kapoor)
Monsoon Festival 5, Red Earth,
New Delhi, (Himanshu Verma)
Art Motif, Lalit Kala Academy,
New Delhi (Mala Aneja)
Artland, Mumbai (Sunil Chauhan)
Threshold Gallery, New Delhi (Tunty)
Threshold Gallery, Mumbai
Art for Smiles, Art Invest, Mumbai
Edelwise, Three Blind Mice, Mumbai, (Shashi Jalan)
Tao Art Gallery, New Delhi
Tangerine Art Space, Kynkyny Art, Bangalore
Games Artists Play,Vandana Haksar, New Delhi
Tradition Art, (masks on fiberglass), Mumbai
Modicare Foundation, New Delhi
2011
Tao Art Gallery, 11 Anniversary Show, Mumbai
Popular Institute of Art ,Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Cancer Patients Aid Association,
Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
Vista, Popular Prakashan, Tao Art
Gallery, Mumbai
Gallery Time and Space, Bangalore
Prakrit Arts,(Meena Dadha), New Delhi
India Art Festival, Mumbai (Shyam Babu)
ING Vyasa Bank (Shashi Jalan), Mumbai
2012
The Gau Art Project (Garima Jain) New Delhi
Indian Cancer Society, Mumbai
Cancer Patients Aids Association, Mumbai
Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, Small is Beautiful
Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Vivid World Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
(Small Format 24”x18”)
Nehru Centre, Mumbai, Bachchan 70
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Park Grand Hyatt, Goa, Tehelka
Coomarswamy Hall,
Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Samsara Art, Art Motif, New Delhi
2013 Art Fair 2013, New Delhi
Indian Cancer Society, Mumbai
Rabindranath Tagore, Gallery Art Bull, New Delhi
Stillife, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai
Sidewalks of the World, Mumbai
Project 7, Mumbai
Devotion, Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi
Think Small, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
Small is Beautiful, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Gallery Nvya in Airport Terminal, New Delhi
Khushi, New Delhi
Art Festival, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
When High and Low Art Meet, Art Alive, New Delhi
2014
Art Fair, Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
Art Fair, Gallery Nvya, New Delhi
Art Fair, Gallery Art Alive, New Delhi
Art Fair, Gallerie Daniel Bessiche, New Delhi
Art under Palms, Edelweiss,
Edelgive Foundation, Alibaug, Mumbai
Indian Cancer Society, Mumbai
Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai
Artland, Mumbai
Art Index, Art Enclave, Mumbai
Gallery Time and Space Alliance Francaise, New Delhi,
Surbhi Modi Alliance Francaise, New Delhi,
Flowery Fantasies
Art Loot, Khushi, New Delhi
Art Loot, Khushi, Mumbai
2015
India on Canvas, Khushi, New Delhi
India Art Fair, New Delhi,
Gallerie Ganesha,
Art Deal, New Delhi (Auction)
Samanvai Art Gallery, New Delhi
The Ecstasy of Art, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Indian Cancer Society, Mumbai
Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai
Concern India, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ludhiana, Punjab. Artland, Mumbai
Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
The Elephant Project, Wildlife SOS

2016
Gallerie Ganesha- India Art Fair, New Delhi, Jan.
Dhoomomal Art Gallery, New Delhi, Feb.
Art Centrix Space, New Delhi
Suryaveer Kohli Arts, New Delhi March
Indian Cancer Society- Cymroza Art Gallery, April
Gallery Time and Space, Bengaluru Sept.
Concern India New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru
Bombay Art Society ,Mumbai Sept.
Gallery Art Alive (Krishna Show) New Delhi , Mumbai Oct.
India Art Festival, Nehru Centre, Mumbai Oct.
Art Now, Art Alive, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai Nov
Aura Art,L&P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad Nov.
CPAA, The Viewing Room, Mumbai, Dec.
2017
Gallerie Ganesha India Art Fair, New Delhi, Feb.
Kalaghoda Art Festival, Jehangir Art Gallery, Feb

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