Gogi Saroj Pal
Born in 1945 in the small town of Neoli in Uttar Pradesh, Gogi was educated at the College of Art in Vanasthali, Rajasthan as well as the College of Art in Lucknow. Her creative outpourings are a result of a search for cultural identity and a reference point to the times we live in. Gogi's paintings are a mirror held up to society, showing the disparity in relationships between the sexes and are designed to exhibit the vicissitudes of a woman's life. Gogi wants to leave behind her a legacy of images that are an accurate reflection of our lives and the issues that affect humanity. "I want to evolve and leave behind, creative visual symbols, icons, as references of our times, to bridge the gaps in continuity of our cultural identity, for use in the concerns & epics of our times," explains Gogi. Keen observations of the world around her and an intensive search of her soul provides Gogi with material to transform into paintings of detailed visual impressions.
She studied at the College of Art, Vanasthali, Rajasthan in 1961-62 and completed her Diploma in painting from College of Art, Lucknow in 1967. She did her post-graduation in Painting at College of Art, New Delhi as vocational student during 1968-69.
2001: 'Embroidering Phulkaries & Memories' at Lalit Kala Akademi's Garhi Artists' Studios, New Delhi 2002: 'Embroidering Phulkaries & Memories' Jamaat Art Gallery-Mumbai . 2002: ' Archival Digital Prints' at Dhoomimal Art Center, New Delhi & Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore. 2003: ‘All the flowers are for you' at Dhoomimal Art Center, New Delhi. 2004: 'All the flowers are for you' at Kiki London Art Gallery, London. 2004: 2004:'Mahashanan' at Pioneer Art Gallery , New Delhi. 2004: `All the flowers are for you' & Revisiting Amrita Shergill at Crimson Art Gallery, Banglore. 2005: 'All the flowers are for you' at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai . 2007: 'All the flowers are for you' at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai . 2010: 'Kinnari and Kinnari Mantras' at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2011: ‘Gogi Saroj Pal the feminine unbound retrospective’ at Delhi Art Gallery. 2013: ‘Kamdhenu Wish Full-filling Cow’ New Delhi. 2014: ‘Gogi Saroj Pal : A retrospective’ Pathways Gallery, Gurgaon .
2008- Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art-New Delhi 2007-Tiger by the Tail, Women’s Studies Research Centre- Brandeis University 1998-97-The Looking Glass-Self, Mumbai and 50 years of Indian Independence, NGMA-New Delhi 1997-Women Artists of India, Mills College Art Gallery- Oakland, CA 1993-A Critical Difference: Contemporary Indian Art, Charles Wallace Art Trust and British Council in Contemporary Paintings from India, Art Wave, New York in 1989.
2005-participated in several national and international Art Festivals, such as Manifestations III- Mumbai and New Delhi 1994-Designed and hoisted a flag at International River Front, Liverpool Festival. Also participated in several Print Biennales at Bangladesh, Algiers, Ankara, Cuba, France, Rome, England, Yugoslavia to mention a few.
1945: Born at Neoli, UP. 1961-62: Studied at College of Art, Vanasthali, Rajasthan. 1962-67: Diploma in Painting, College of Art; Lucknow. 1968-69: Vocational student for postgraduate study in painting, College of Art; Delhi Awards 1978-79-81: Group '8' Medals at All India Graphic- Prints Exhibition, Chandigarh & New Delhi 1980: Gogi was given the Sanskriti Award, New Delhi. 1981-82: Fellowship of Lalit Kala Akademi, Garhi Artists' Studios, New Delhi. 1986-88: Fellowship, Department of Culture, New Delhi 1987: She was awarded in the International Biennial of Plastic Arts at Algiers. 1990: She was awarded National Award in painting by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1996: She won an award in the Cleveland Drawing Biennial in U.K.
All over in India and abroad.
This artwork shows creative visual symbol as reference of our times
This artwork “Kinnaris” is an outstanding work by eminent Indian artist Gogi Saroj Pal. She is comfortable working with such diverse mediums as installation, painting, sculpture, ceramics and weaving. This painting has a woman subject and have fantastical element that still comments on the female condition. Gogi’s paintings are a mirror held up to society, showing the disparity in relationships between the sexes and are designed to exhibit the vicissitudes of a woman’s life. The artist would like to leave behind creative visual symbols, in icons, as references of our times, to bridge the gaps in continuity of our cultural identity, for use in the concerns & epics of our times.