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Pragati Sharma Mohanty

Santa Clara, USA 35 Followers

About Artist

At first glance Pragati’s works are an eye-catching blend of vibrant colors, intricate motifs, flora and fauna and human figurines. On a closer look they emerge to be thought-provoking narratives with deeper meanings ...

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At first glance Pragati’s works are an eye-catching blend of vibrant colors, intricate motifs, flora and fauna and human figurines. On a closer look they emerge to be thought-provoking narratives with deeper meanings and influences from cultures around the world.

Pragati was born in India in 1980 and has traveled all over the world with her family. This piqued her interest and has become a life-long journey to draw inspiration from the myriad cultures and traditions. She was tagged as exceptionally creative since childhood, and went on to get a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and a Masters Degree in Product Design, striking the right balance between raw talent and rigorous formal training.She is a globetrotter and a storyteller by nature. After finishing her formal education she lived in Europe and further explored the synergy between Art, Design & Architecture - so similar and yet so different!

She is an artist by passion and a methodical innovator by education and she leverages this special array of skills, knowledge and passion in her exotic works - transparent layers of paint, coming alive with labyrinthine details, within the hem of aesthetics, creating visually appealing compositions.

She divides her time between India and US to get the best of both worlds, and in her studio she blends various forms of fine arts, performing arts & design to create multi-sensory experiences that touch the viewer in positive and spiritual ways.

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  • About Artist

    At first glance Pragati’s works are an eye-catching blend of vibrant colors, intricate motifs, flora and fauna and human figurines. On a closer look they emerge to be thought-provoking narratives with deeper meanings and influences from cultures around the world.

    Pragati was born in India in 1980 and has traveled all over the world with her family. This piqued her interest and has become a life-long journey to draw inspiration from the myriad cultures and traditions. She was tagged as exceptionally creative since childhood, and went on to get a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and a Masters Degree in Product Design, striking the right balance between raw talent and rigorous formal training.She is a globetrotter and a storyteller by nature. After finishing her formal education she lived in Europe and further explored the synergy between Art, Design & Architecture - so similar and yet so different!

    She is an artist by passion and a methodical innovator by education and she leverages this special array of skills, knowledge and passion in her exotic works - transparent layers of paint, coming alive with labyrinthine details, within the hem of aesthetics, creating visually appealing compositions.

    She divides her time between India and US to get the best of both worlds, and in her studio she blends various forms of fine arts, performing arts & design to create multi-sensory experiences that touch the viewer in positive and spiritual ways.

    Pragati Sharma Mohanty: My Studio Is My 1BHK

    My studio is my favourite room in the house as well as my paradise, I surround myself with objects I love and feel emotionally connected to. I have a strong sense of composition which I owe partly to my training in architecture and design and to my guru Dr. Gambhir from Amrtisar, whom I was very lucky to meet in the States many years ago, he offered to help me out with my painting which helped me very much. It's like for being a visual treat, I need to offer something extra to make my work speculative. I intertwine concepts of literature, mythology and fantasy in my work while strictly following the principles of art. I like involving texts from the devanagari scripts to add a deeper meaning and I use saturated colours. I have been exploring anthropomorphic animals , initially mythological creatures inspired me and now I fuse animals and humans together in my work which is quirky as well as meaningful. I intend to continue this for a while as it is has endless possibilities and is a lot of fun.

  • Academics

    Bachelors in Architecture (1999 - 2004)
    Masters in Industrial Design (2004 - 2006)

  • Exhibitions

    EXHIBITIONS

    The More the Merrier
    Art Ark Gallery,
    California, USA Dec 2015

    The Wall (Solo)
    Charter Oak Cultural Center,
    Hartford USA Sept 2014

    5th Contemporary Art Fair
    'The Tunnel' Manhattan, NYC, USA
    May 2014

    Brush Strokes
    The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, India
    Mar 2014

    Royal Sawari (Solo)
    Parv, Bangalore, India
    Feb - May 2014

    Nature's Saga (Solo)
    Celeste Lewette Gallery
    U Conn, Farmington, CT, USA
    Dec 2013 - May 2014

    4th Contemporary Art Fair
    Jacob Javits Center, New York City, USA
    Oct 2013

    Mumbaism, Social Media Week
    Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA, Mumbai, India
    Sept 2013

    Brush Strokes
    Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India
    Dec 2013

    Colour Entice
    Ministry of Culture, Raipur, India
    Oct 2013

    Audivaroma
    The Claridges, New Delhi, India
    May 2013

    Vibgyor, ICCR
    Azad Bhavan Gallery, New Delhi, India
    May 2013

    Illuminations, MGH Cancer Research Center Boston, MA, USA
    Feb 2013 - May 2013

    Best of Twenty Twelve (Solo)
    Pond House, Glastonbury, CT, USA
    Dec 2012 - Jan 2013

    4th Annual Women's Show
    Silver Circle Studio, Putnam, CT, USA
    Oct 2012

    Rangeen (Solo)
    Painted You
    Milford, CT, USA
    July - Sept 2012

    Colorful Rendezvous (Solo)
    Tea Haunt Canvas
    Hartford, CT, USA
    July - Aug 2012

    Art Takes Times Square
    Artist Wanted
    New York City, NY, USA
    June 18th 2012

    Crossing Borders (Solo)
    United Technologies Research Center, CT, USA
    May 2012

    Kathaa: Folklores from India (Solo)
    Charter Oak Cultural Center, CT, USA
    May 2012

    Parallel Connections
    South Asian Initiative
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    March - April 2012

    One Woman Show (Solo)
    Pond House, Glastonbury, CT, USA
    March - April 2012

    Panache
    Artizon @ Indian School of Business,
    Hyderabad, India
    December 2011

    3rd Annual Women's Show
    Silver Circle Studio, Putnam, CT, USA
    Oct 2011

    Restoring Hope (Solo)
    Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver, Canada
    May - June 2011

    ArtSpacific
    Della Art Council, Vancouver, Canada
    March - April 2011

    Stree 2011
    Art Mall, Delhi, India
    March 2011

    Art Bares All
    MAC 360, Middletown, CT, USA
    November 2010

    2nd Annual Women's Show
    Silver Circle Studio, Putnam, CT, USA
    Oct 2010

    Echoes and Evidence
    ACTV Media Center, Amherst, MA, USA
    Sept 2010

    Epoch and Era (Solo)
    Charter Oak Cultural Center, CT, USA
    Sept 2010

    Illustrated Woman
    Nacul Center Gallery, Amherst, MA, USA
    Aug 2010

    Déjà vu (Solo)
    South WIndsor Public Library, CT, USA
    Aug 2009

    Form and Feature (Solo)
    Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT, USA
    Feb 2009

    First Impressions
    Galleria Vivace, Stafords Spring, CT, USA
    Jan 2009

    1st Annual Women's Show
    Silver Circle Studio, Putnam, CT, USA
    Oct 2009

    Frozen Music (Solo)
    Sound Crossing Studio, East Windsor, CT, USA
    Dec 2008

    Bamboo Shoots (Solo)
    First Solo Show, Bangalore, India, July 2007

  • Award & Recognition

    Annual Gala, Winning Art Work
    Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford
    USA 2014

    Scholarship
    American Art Marketting 2013

    Artist of the Month
    Indian Art Collectors, India
    2012

    Panel Member, Art Vs Music/Dance
    Harvard University, USA
    2012

    Artist honour, Illuminations
    Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    2012-13

    Guest Artist
    Univ of Connecticut Health Center, USA
    2013-14

    Honored at Times Square, Artist Wanted
    New York City, USA
    2012

    Restore Hope. Public Art
    Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver, Canada
    2011

    Board Member & Chair
    Woman’s Caucus for Art, PV Chapter, USA
    2010

    Public Art Project
    Verizon Wireless, Maryland, USA
    2009

    Pride of NID
    National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, INDIA
    2007

    Sponsored Art Research
    Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Pisa, ITALY
    2006

    Design Thesis project
    Grottini SRL, Portorecanati, ITALY
    2006

    Best Thesis Award
    Redevelopment of INS Vikrant
    Faculty of Architecture, Lucknow, INDIA
    2004

  • Testimonial

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