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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia

Sejal Kshirsagar

Residency at Harley Foundation


I am an artist working since last nine years after completion of Master Degree in painting from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.|

Born in 1974 Mumbai

From my academic years my works have shifted from figurative drawing to Landscapes and from last eight year they have arrived to non-representative level.

Colours and Textures plays very important role in my works. I used to work in various types of mediums especially water based pigments.

I’ve always been curious about various Tools, mediums and their effects on Surfaces. That made me thought of making my own papers. In the process of making papers I started making complete work it self from the natural pulps.
Interestingly I started using pulp of various vegetables and natural waste fibers in papermaking. Which resulted in to interesting series of personal works made out of different pulps.

Simultaneously I started using camera as a Tool to document different surfaces and Textures. These photographs have added another dimension to my works and wonderfully explain visual thinking behind my paper and pigment works.

I choose to call them ‘Self Made Surfaces’


  • 1998 Masters of Fine Art. (Painting) From Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.
  • 2002 Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Aesthetics & Philosophy, Mumbai University.


  • 2000 Invited for International Artist Camp, Shrilanka By ICCR ‘Indian Council for Cultural Relations’
  • 1998 Kanoria Center for Arts, Ahmedabad.
  • 1994-96 Human Resource Development- (Government of India) for Visual Art.
  • 1997 Camlin Award
  • 1994 Sir J. J. School of Arts
  • 1990, 91 Maharashtra State Art Award


  • 2002 Solo Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 Gallery West-Space, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2000 Gallerie Cathrine Clerc, Laussane, Switzerland.
  • 1997 Gallery 7, Mumbai
  • 1996 Y. B. Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai


  • 2006 ‘The Art Edge’ India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • 2005 Group Show, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2005 Elle Décor Gallery Art & Soul, Delhi
  • 2004 Object’s d Art Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai
  • 2004 ‘La Sa Vi’ Kamal Nayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1999, 01, 04 ‘Ideas & Images’- National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
  • 2001 ‘My Diary Pages’, Fine Art Company, Mumbai
  • 2001 ‘Never too Young’, Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Juxtapose’, Son-et-Lumiere, Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Contrast’ National Gallery of Modern Art, Colombo, Shrilanka
  • 1999 ‘Art Jamborie’ Lakeerein gallery, Mumbai
  • 1999 ‘Festival of Contemporary Art- Journey into Unknown’, 2 person show with Mona Rai, Gallery 7, mumbai
  • 1996, 97 ‘Miniature Format Show’, Sans Tache, Mumbai
  • 1996 ‘A page from my Diary’, Sans Tache, Mumbai
  • 2002 Slide Presentation with Sheetal Gattani, National Center for Performing Arts, Mumbai
  • 1995 Worked as a Lecturer at Sophia College of Art & Design, Mumbai

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Sejal Kshirsagar talks to conference during cHAT week at Sanskriti, Delhi, India. March 2007