Sukanya Rahman: Works On Paper

Sukanya Rahman was born in Calcutta, India. She studied painting at the College of Art in New Delhi and at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris on a French Government scholarship. She also studied dance at the Martha Graham School in New York.  Her entrance into the world of visual arts has followed a circuitous route starting with a career as an Indian classical dancer. Her memoir, Dancing in The Family,  first published by HarperCollins/India, has been hailed as “a gem in the history of Indian dance.” Color, movement and texture are the primary jumping off points for Sukanya’s artwork.  Her current works on paper draw inspiration from  oriental prints and from the vibrancy and flavours of India and Mexico, where she spends her winters.  The materials incorporated into these creations are primarily wood bark paper, silk paper, rice paper, handloom khadi paper, tempera, oil pastel and ink. She has exhibited her works in select galleries from Chelsea and Soho in New York, to New Delhi, India. Her work has also been exhibited at The William Benton Museum in Storr’s CT and at The Arts Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA.  The New York Times said of her work “Sukanya Rahman’s… collages  have much to recommend them… hers is an art of layering, of pulling together diverse sources, high and low, with no distinctions made.”

United Art Fair 2013, September 14th – 17th
Pragati Maidaan, Delhi, Halls 8, 9, 10, 11, Entry gate 7
Opening by invitation, Saturday, September 14, 5:00 pm
Visitors: September 15th – 17th 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm