Lines are everywhere.....

Lines can make you wait....

Lines can hold you back....

Lines can set you free....

Lines can keep you together....

Lines can set you apart....

But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind...

The journey of a moving point, is recorded by the trail it leaves behind, geometrically known as a Line. A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature; therefore a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence.

 

Born in 1981 in Delhi, Chetnaa Verma completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Painting from the College of Art in the city.

The core of her art focuses on geometricism and lines, reflective of the urban metroscape. Her drawings and paintings, formed by moving points, and their grouping and ungrouping, take on an abstract oeuvre as they are then developed into unified compositions. The concept of her lines is straight and simple and yet balanced in its discourse.

 

She has been a part of many exhibitions in Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai and Brussels. Currently her work is moving in a new direction with experimentation in installations with laser lights though it continues to conform to the ethos of her geometrical drawings.

The artist has recently received the AIFACS All India Drawing Award and Emerging Artist of the Year Award by Glenfiddich and Best College Art. Her works are in the collection of College of Art Museum as well  numerous private collectors in India.

 

Chetnaa

Chetnaa Verma

Born : 1981

Educational qualification

B.F.A (Painting) from Amity School of Fine Arts, Noida , 2004 - 2008

M.F.A (Painting),College of Art, New Delhi, 2009 – 2011

Art Appreciation, National Museum of India, 2010 – 2011

 

Exhibitions

2015 -              Forms of Devotion: Spiritual in Indian Art, Celebrating 60th Birthday of the Thai Princess, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

2015 -              Forms of Devotion: Spiritual in Indian Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2015 -              Vama, Showcasing Women Artists from Delhi, IGNCA, New Delhi, by Sahitya Kala Parishad

2015 -              Grounded, Group Show, Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi

2015 -              Forms of Devotion: Spiritual in Indian Art, India Art Fair, New Delhi

2014 -              Artists at Glenfiddich 2014, Third Show, Group Show, Glenfiddich Distillery,Scotland

2014 -              Artists at Glenfiddich 2014, Second Show, Group Show, Glenfiddich Distillery,Scotland

2014 -              ‘Five for the Future’, Group Show, Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon

2014 -              3rd Annual All India Women Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition, Artscapes, Chandigarh

2014 -              ‘NIV Saturday the Last’, Group Show, Niv Art Centre, New Delhi

2013 -              ‘In the Colors of India’, Group Show, J. Bastien Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2012 -              1st United Art Fair, New Delhi

2012 -              Small Format Show, Art Indus, New Delhi

2011 -              ‘New Horizons’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

2011 -              ‘58th Annual Art Exhibition’, College of Arts, New Delhi

2011 -              Face India International Humanism Recovery Festival 2011, AIFACS, New Delhi

2010 –             ‘Art Affair 2010’, Group Show, Garden Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

2010 –             ‘Delhi Movement - 2010’, Group Show, RabindraBhavan, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

2010 –             ‘Summer Breezer’, Group Show, IHC, New Delhi

2010 –             ‘57th Annual Art Exhibition’ College of Arts, New Delhi

2009 –             Group Show, Epicentre, Gurgaon

2009 –             Group Show, IHC, New Delhi

2007 –             Group Show, Arpana Caur Gallery, New Delhi

2007 –             Annual Exhibition, Delhi Blue Pottery, Sanskriti Kala Kendra, New Delhi

2006 – 08 –     ‘SRIJAN’ , Amity School of Fine Arts, Noida

2005 –             ‘SRIJAN’ , Arpana Caur Gallery, New Delhi

 

Participation

2014 -              ‘AiR’, Artist in Residence Programme, a three month residency at the Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland

2014 -              National Art Festival, Workshop, by Lalit Kala Akademi, at International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar, Kullu

2013 -              Annual Ravi Jain Memorial, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

2013 -              ‘Multimedia’ Art Workshop, by Lalit Kala Academy, at Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh

2013 -              ‘Confluence’, Folk & Tribal Artist Workshop, Sahitya Kala Parishad, IGNCA, New Delhi

2012 -              ‘Colors of Life’, Annual Art Auction, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, Le Meridian, New Delhi

2011 -              84th Annual All India Art Exhibition 2011, AIFACS, New Delhi

2011 –             ‘Shubharambh’Ravi Jain Memorial 2011, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

2011 –             53rd National Exhibitionof Art in Chennai, by Lalit Kala Akademi

2010 –             Kala Sakshi Memorial Trust Artist Residency, Sanskriti Kendra, MG Road, New Delhi

2010 –             10th Northern Region Art Exhibition, Camel Art Foundation, AIFACS, New Delhi

2010 –             All India Art Competition organised by BJP, New Delhi

2008 –             UNFPA’s ‘Laadli’, Media Award for Excellence in Painting

2007 –             Annual Artists Camp ,Lalit Kala Academy, Garhi, New Delhi

2006 –             Annual Artists Camp ,Lalit Kala Academy, Garhi, New Delhi

 

Installations

2014 -              ‘Light & Dark’, Installation withLight & Wood, Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland

2014 -              ‘The Trails of a Moving - Point’, Laser Light Installation, Niv Art Centre, New Delhi

2013 -              Lines in my way’ , Laser Light Installation, Multimedia Art Workshop, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy

2012 -              ‘Spatial Exploration’, Video Installation, 4th India Art Fair, New Delhi

2012 -              ‘Spatial Exploration’, Laser Light Installation, 1st United Art Fair, New Delhi

2012 -              ‘Sky is my Canvas & I paint with Light’, Laser Light Installation, Hungarian National Day, Hungarian Embassy, New Delhi

 

Concept designing

2014 -              Blanc et Noir - HIVE - Time to bid farewell to default themes’, Xolo Mobile Phones, Delhi                                  

Led the design team of India’s latest signature smart phone to design a theme conforming to my design ethos of minimal perfectionism.

                       

Awards

2014 -              ‘Emerging Artist of the Year 2014’ presented by Glendfiddich and Best College Art

2011 –             Award for Drawing, Annual All India Art Exhibition 2011, AIFACS, New Delhi

2008 –             Ranked First by Amity School of Fine Arts, Noida

2006 –             ‘Sanjay Bhattacharya Award’ for Excellence in Painting, Amity School of Fine Arts, Noida

 

Works in collection

College of Art, New Delhi

Ghaziabad Development Authority, U.P

Museum of Sacred Arts, Belgium

The Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland

ITM University, Gwalior

ATS Infrastructures

Rosebys India Ltd.

Beehive Systems India Pvt. Ltd.

Varya - Fine Living

Roli Books Pvt.Ltd.

And other Private Collectors in India & abroad

 

Media


Sunday Guardian

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