Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ragini CV July 2008

Ragini – oil painter and print maker

Education

1982- Graduated in Fine Arts from Arts and Crafts College, Lucknow (India).

1983-1985 - Studied the print’s techniques at the Artist Corner-Lalit Kala Academy, Garhi, New Delhi (India)

11-1987 to 03-1988 - Fellowship sponsored by the British Council in Peacock Printmaker in Aberdeen (Scotland) and 3 months in Oxford Printmaker (England),

10-1989 to 03-1990 - 5 months course at the Künste Akademy of Stuttgard sponsored by the German-Nepal help Association,.

Professional appointment

1992, 1994, 1996 - Guest Artist at the Radier Werkstadt, Kampen (Germany).

April-May 1996 - Visiting lecturer at the Lahti’s Fine Art Institute and Türku Fine Art Institute (Finland).

1996 - Visiting Lecturer at Indus school of Art. Karachi. Pakistan

1998,1999- Visiting lecturer at the Helsingborg Museum, Sweden.

2006, 2007 - Visiting Lecturer at Karachi school of Arts and School of Art and Design , Jamshoro, Pakistan

Member of BP Koirala Foundation since 2006

Solo exhibitions

1979

National Association of Fine Art, Kathmandu in the presence of late poet Bal Krishna Sharma

1980

Royal Nepal Airlines, Kathmandu

1981

October Gallery, Vajera Hotel, Kathmandu

1981

Fine Art Academy of Lucknow (India).Sponsored by Lalit Kala Academy of Lucknow and opened by late B.P. Koirala

1982

Morya Hotel, Patna (India).

1983

Fine Art Academy of India, Ravindra Bhawan (New Delhi), sponsored by the Nepalese Embassy in India.

1985

October Gallery in Vajera Hotel, Kathmandu.

1986

National Association of Fine Art, Kathmandu, opened by her Majesty the Queen of Nepal

1987

October Gallery in Vajera Hotel, Kathmandu.

1988

British Council Hall, Kathmandu, inaugurated by the Prime Minister Mr Marish Man Singh.

1989

Deutsch-Nepalischen Hilfgemeinschaft, Stuttgart(Germany).

1990

Goethe Institute , Frankfurt (Germany), guests of honours : the Consul of Nepal in Frankfurt and late Mrs Busak

1990

Goethe Institute , Schwabish Hall (Germany)

1990

Goethe Institute , Kathmandu opened by the Prime Minister Mr Krishna Prashad Bhattrai

1991

Shimba Gallery at Tokoshima (Japan)

1991

Ujuka Gallery at Naruto (Japan)

1991

Hananj restaurant and gallery at Kamojima (Japan)

1992

British Council Hall , Kathmandu

1992

Galerie Art du Temps, Verviers (Belgium)

1992

Galerie Eglau, Radier Werkstadt, at Kampen (Germany)

1994

French Cultural Centre, Kathmandu, & Galerie Eglau, Radier Werkstadt, at Kampen (Germany) title : « Politics, Dust and Love»

1994

Gallery Gamlastan, Helsingborg (Sweden)

1995

National Fine Art Association, Kathmandu, title : « The Myth of Politics »

1995

Gallery S, Eupen (Belgium)

1996

Gallery Joella, Türku (Finland) title : « Windows »

1996

Majuma Art Gallery, Karachi (Pakistan)

1997

Goethe Institute, Kathmandu, “Goddesses and Women, Mythology and Reality”

1997

Grand Hotel, Taipei (Taiwan), as part the YWCA World Meeting on “Violence Against Women”

1998

Gallery Oljemark, Helsinki, sponsored by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nepal Finland Society

1998

Gallery Harmaja, Oulu (Finland) sponsored by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1998

Gallery Bellange, Atelje, Stockholm, Sweden

1999

Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, “Sensitive Women”

2001

Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, “Ragini’s Odissey 2001” inaugurated by her Majesty the Queen of Nepal

2001

Studio am Schlob, Berlin

2001

Atelier S, Eupen, Belgium – Inaugurated by H.E. K.P. Shrestha Ambassador of Nepal to the EU

2002

The Sun never dies, Buddha lights and Truth Shines – Kathmandu Sep 2002 – Schorndorf (Germany Sep 2002) - Zielona Gora (Poland)

2003

Permanent display at the International Club – Sanepa – Nepal

2003

Rotary Club, Halle, Belgium

2004Permanent display at the « GALLERY MOKSH » - Jamsikhel – Lalitpur – Nepal

2005Time Wheel at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu

2006Time Wheel at the Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi sponsored ICCR

2006Time Wheel at the ICCR Gallery, Hyderabad, India

2006
People’s Power at Nafa Art Gallery Kathmandu, opened dpty Prime Minister KP Oli

2007
Sound of Love at Majmua Art Gallery, Karachi Pakistan & Art Shop, Kathmandu

2007
People Power - Culture House ( Manufaktur ) Shorndorf, Germany

2008
Venetian Multiveral Academy, Stoss im Himmel Vienna, Austria

2009
Love in the Air, Siddartha Art Gallery , Kathmandu , Nepal.

Group exhibitions

Kathmandu : 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989,1999
Calcutta (India) : 1980
Madras (India) : 1980
Srinagar (India) : 1980
Tokoshima (Japan) : 1988
Arijiano (Italy) : 1990
Luxembourg : 1992
Liège (Belgium) : 1992
Eupen (Belgium) 1994
Lahti (Finland) : 1996

2007 – GALLERY OPEN EYE, Edinburgh , Scotland , U. K.

2007 - KUNSCENTRUM HAARLEM – Haarlem, Netherlands.

2007 - SIDDARTHA ART GALLERY - Kathmandu, Nepal,

2008 - JAMSHORO School of Art and Design Gallery – Jamshoro – Pakistan

International exhibitions

International Biennial, Lubjiana (ex Yugoslavia), 1983.
International Print Graphic Exhibition, Rafi Marg, New Delhi, 1983 and 1984.
International Asian Biennial, Dhaka (Bangladesh) 1983.
British International Print Biennial, Cardwright Hall, Bradford (England) 1986, Osaka Triennial 1991.

Prizes and awards

National Exhibition Prize (Nepal) 1979, 1985, 1988.
Kate and Robert Wilson Prize, Bradford (UK) 1986.
Birendra Aswaria Memorial Medal Kathmandu 2002.

Present in official collections

Bradford Museum, UK., SARC building, Kathmandu, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Tribhuvan Airport, VVIP room, Kathmandu. Nepal Television Office, Kathmandu, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other governement Offices, Kathmandu, Fine Art Academy, Lucknow, India, King Birendra Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.

Present in private collections

In Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA.

Contact

Ragini Upadhyay - Grela

Balkot – 1/110, Bhaktapur
Nepal

ragini@mos.com.np

tel : +977 1 6630335

Mobile : +977 98510 52244


VISIT MY WEB SITE : http:\\ragini-art.com

1 comment:

Atun said...

Ragini had many acclaims such as that on 11-1987 to 03-1988 - Fellowship sponsored by the British Council in Peacock Printmaker in Aberdeen (Scotland) and 3 months in Oxford Printmaker (England). And on 10-1989 to 03-1990 - 5 months course at the Künste Akademy of Stuttgard sponsored by the German-Nepal help Association,.
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