Meghna Singh Patpatia


Artist Statement

Meghna’s art practice explores mixed mediums including detailed ink drawings, handmade papers, textiles, found object assemblages, magnifying glass, tools used for examining and observing, fragile mediums that explore natural forms synergising and adapting to imagined environments.

The study of creature behaviour and adaptation is inspired by mythological, historical and faerie elements. Along with these she creates connections through epochs bygone and unfurling. Sentient beings and natural elements are constant witnesses to changes in our biodiversity and terrain. She believes in honouring them by drawing them in diverse environments with repetitive patterns weaving them into transformative shifts and surreal portals.

The phenomenon of Transverse orientation, where all living organisms are drawn to light created a curiosity to observe natural formations impacted by the environment. Wherein consciously and unconsciously sentient beings are drawn to light, like a moth to flame. To this there is a parallel drawn of natural resources disappearing because of manmade intervention in the name of progress. Meghna encapsulates this phenomenon in her own practice through varied explorations reflecting our changing landscapes.

Along with her own art practice, she also dabbles in various other art related pursuits like art therapy and art restoration.

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Artist CV

- B.F.A, major Painting from Sir.J.J School of Art (Fine art) - Mumbai, India -2009

- Post Graduation Diploma in Museology & Conservation studies from the CSMVS Museum (formerly known as Prince of Wales), Mumbai-2010

- Post Graduation in Arts Based Therapy from the Mind & Arts Institute, Mumbai - 2020

 Exhibition/ Residencies  

-Participated in Transmutations a curatorial project for young contemporaries curated by Ranjit Hoskote at the India Art Fair, Delhi with Art Alive gallery 28th April – 1st May, 2022

-Group exhibition titled I Want Tomorrow curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala (Lakeeren) 13th April – 27thApril, 2022 at Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai

-Participated in a 2-person exhibitionalong with Argentinian artist Julia Romano titled Dreamscapes curated by Sanjana Shah at Tao Art Gallery
October 22nd – November 25th, 2021

-Group exhibition titled Plot Points curated by Satyajit Dave at Tao Art Gallery
13th August – 1st September, 2021 Mumbai, India

-Awarded The Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in May, 2021

-Group exhibition titled Patterns of Intensity curated by Ranjit Hoskote at Art Alive Gallery, Delhi
April 3rd to April 30th, 2021

-Group exhibition titled Peppery Soliloquies curated by Georgina Maddox at Art Centrix Space, Delhi
February 12th to March 12th, 2021

-Awarded Space 118 Contemporaries art residency, 2020, Mumbai
Due to the pandemic it finally commenced virtually in January – March, 2021

-Solo exhibition titled A River Runs Through You at Method Art Space, Kalaghoda, Mumbai.
October 8th – December 23rd, 2020.
-Group exhibition titled Breathing through shifting scapes at Sakshi gallery curated by Jesal Thacker in partnership with Saffronart
September 10th – 3rd October, 2020

-Awarded the Khoj International Artists Association, Artists support grant, July, 2020 

-Group exhibition titled Collab at Sakshi art gallery curated by Jesal Thacker in Mumbai May-June, 2020  

-Group exhibition titled Heirloom of the senses at Arts4all Delhi
November- December 2019   

-Artist in residence July- August, 2019 at Kashi art residency and exhibited at Kashi art gallery, Kochi September- November, 2019.   

-Artist in residence May, 2019 at Kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad.   

-Group exhibition called Here among the disappearing curated by   
Rivka Sadarangani (Art and soul gallery) at the Jehangir art gallery, during the Kala ghoda festival in February, 2019    

-Artist in residence at Piramal Art Residency November, 2018. The artwork created at the residency is now part of the Piramal art collection. 

-Artist in residence at WAA (what about art) Residency intermittently from September 2017 – November 2019. Participated in their open studio in September-October, 2017.