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Falguni Bhatt, a Sculptor, ceramist, and installation artist, hailed from Baroda, Gujarat. With her heart set on a creative journey, she completed her Bachelors's and Masters's degrees in Fine Arts with a specialization in Ceramic Sculpture from the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda in 1999. Falguni's art is all about deconstructing stereotypes of thought and practice reflecting an intense and compassionate relationship with her surroundings and her state of mind at any given time.
She has Co-Founded the "Indian Ceramic Art Foundation," aka Mrin Foundation,www.icaf.org.in which is a big step in the field of Indian Contemporary Ceramics.
Credited with several distinguished solo shows at home and abroad. She has received Awards, among them, the IAFACS award, the All India mini sculpture award, a national scholarship, and a junior fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, India. have curated Several International Ceramic Residencies at Art Ichol Maihar at Rann of Kutch under the Global Art Festival Event. Participated in many Residency programs, including Jingdezhen International Studio and Solo Show at Taoxichuan Art Avenue MUsuem 2019. International Ceramic Studio Kecskemet, Hungary. She is a member of the AIC-IAC International Academy Of Ceramics, Founder member of "Afsa Fired Art" Kolkata. Her studio is "Aorang Studio." She lives and works in Kolkata. Falguni responds best to the theme of space, be it the open sky , or microcosmically, the inner spaces of her mind. She enjoy the containment of two dimensional pieces, as well as the challenge of multidimensional forms. Clay is a medium which touches with her inner core. Her works are often spontaneous, intuitive, and very often a reaction to an architectural language or an organic form. She is particularly fascinated by architectural spaces, geological references and imprints or fragments that contain within them a sense of nostalgia. Memories and impressions are central to her thought process and the visuals she like to play with and her art is about deconstructing of stereotypes thought and practice reflecting an intense and deeply sensitive relationship with her surroundings as well as her state of mind at any given point of time. Being a professional Visual artist for over two decades she has been actively participating in both solo as well as group exhibitions .
Falguni Bhatt acquired her Master's Degree in Sculpture in 1999 from the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University - Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India. Her art is a reflection of her training. She has never felt the need to be confined by any medium, so she believes it has no boundaries of form and technique. Her art is her reaction to the space and surroundings & each piece mirrors a particular moment of existence. Her work so far has been rooted in the coexistence of the old and the new; the conflict of leaving behind the familiar while stepping into unknown territories, exploring that quiet space between comfort and discomfort, and constantly trying to strike a balance has been challenging as well as fulfilling. Falguni responds best to the theme of space, be it the open sky or, micro cosmically, the inner reaches of her mind. She enjoys the containment of two-dimensional pieces and the challenge of multidimensional forms. Clay is a medium that touches her inner core. Her works are often spontaneous, intuitive, and very often a reaction to an architectural language or an organic form. She is particularly fascinated by architectural spaces, geological references, and imprints or fragments that contain a sense of nostalgia within them. Memories and impressions are central to her thought process and the visuals she likes to play with. Her art deconstructs stereotypes, thoughts, and practices reflecting an intense and compassionate relationship with her surroundings and her state of mind at any given time. Being a professional Visual artist for over two decades, she has been actively participating in solo and group exhibitions.