About the Artist
I was born and raised in New Delhi, India, and studied fine art at the College of Art, University of Delhi. I have always been interested in Printmaking and studied with John Paul Jones at UCI for three years after moving to California. I have been creating original fine prints for 29 years, since 1982. My studio is in my home in Mission Viejo where I live with my husband Maarten (of 29 years), and children Lauren (age 26) and Jacob (age 25).
My works are in both private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. I have shown extensively throughout in exhibitions including the Laguna Art Museum. I have lectured and demonstrated my techniques at colleges and have served as President of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Currently I’m teaching Printmaking at Saddleback College.
1974 -1979 BFA, College of Art, University of Delhi, India
1982 - 1984 Printmaking with John Paul Jones, University of California, Irvine
1993 - 1999 Printmaking with William Riley, Saddleback College
Beginner Printmaking – College level
Intermediate Printmaking – College level
Advanced Printmaking – College level
Special Topics Class taught (Collagraph and Chine collé) – College level
Special Topics Class taught (Palimpsest) – College level
Relief Printmaking – Linocut, Woodcut, Reductive, Multi-plate & Blended roll
Intaglio – Etching, Line, Aquatint, Hard ground, Soft ground, Drypoint, Viscosity etching
Monotypes & Monoprints – Reductive Transparent Stacking, Stencil, Dark Field & Viscosity
Collagraph – plates/inking in relief, intaglio or a combination of both
Chine Collé – used in combination with relief, intaglio and/or collagraph plates
Selected Group Shows
Jan 2012, "From Dublin to LA & Back," Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Sept 2011, Mixed Bag, Group Exhibition, Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
May 2011, Festival Printmakers, Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
March 2011, “Printmaking, Printmaking & Printmaking.” All women group show, Goldenwest College Fine Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
October 2010, “Top Scores”, Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
August 2010 thru Jan 2011, "Dark Inheritence," Group Show, Biola College Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA & the Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
March 2010, Juror, VSA Jr. Arts Exhibit, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
Oct 2009, “Top 25” Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
June 2009, “Mater TERra”, Stamperia del Tevere, Rome, Italy
March 2009, “Inner States : John Paul Jones and His Circle”, Coastline Community College Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
Feb 2009, “Faculty Art & Photo”, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA. Fine Art Faculty exhibition.
Fall 2009, “Diversity in Printmaking”, Group show will travel for 5 years through 15 museums in California and the nationwide.
Oct 2008, FOA Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA “ Top 21”
July 2008, Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
July 2008, “Contemporary Ruin,” California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
May 2008, Laguna Beach City Hall, Group show.
Feb 2008, Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Sept 2007, “Another View” Selected Contemporary Prints, Weingart Galleries, Occidental College, CA
July 2007, “Summer Show”, Attic Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK
March 2007, “Following the Paper Trail” California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
March 2007, “Impressions and Expressions” Group show with 39 other Printmakers, Laguna Beach, CA
January 2007, “Ladies Choice” Group Show, Wells Fargo Bank Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA
April 2006, “O.C. Seen: Eleven Artists Look at Orange County,” Old Town Gallery, Tustin, CA
January 2006, LAPS Juried Membership Exhibition, Creative Arts Center, Burbank, CA
December 2005, “Friends of CAP” Banking on Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
October 2005, “Ten Year Anniversary Print Showcase”, Old Town Gallery, Tustin, CA
May 2005, Visual Arts Program of San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA
November 2004, “Contemporary Prints” The National Arts Club, New York, NY.
May-July 2004, Laguna Beach City Hall, Festival 2004 Artist Show
April 2004 & Feb 2004, Chait Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA. Emerging Artist Program
Summer 2003, Seoul, Korea, Printmaking Group show with selected printmakers of USA, Japan, Korea and Europe.
Jan-Feb 2003: “Women in Graphics,” Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, Laguna Beach.
Oct-Nov, 2002: “Lanterns of the East,” International Exhibit at Angels Gate, San Pedro, CA
2002: “Memorial Portfolio”, American Print Alliance: a traveling exhibit to honor the memory of the 9/11 victims.
2002: “Past and Present”, group show at Seaside Gallery, Dana Point, CA
2001: Laguna Art Museum, “Southern California Perspectives in Printmaking”
2001: “Another View” Selected Works in Printmaking, National Exhibit, Occidental College, CA
2000: “Ten”, 10 Contemporary Orange County Printmakers at Old Town Gallery, Tustin,CA
1999: National juried exhibition, Janet Turner Print Gallery, Chico State University, CA
1997: Laguna Art Museum, works shown in the Rental Sales Gallery
1997: “Exposed: a Contemporary View of the Human Figure” group show, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
Selected Solo Exhibitions
January 2006, Amba Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
May 2005, solo show at Kaffa, Orange, CA
Spring 2003, solo exhibition at Zinc, Corona Del Mar, CA.
Fall 2002, “Organic Impressions,” Old Town Gallery, Tustin, CA.
Selected Awards and Achievements
July 2011, Permanent Collection, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
March 2011, Juror, VSA Jr. Arts Exhibit, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach
July 2011, Image used on Festival of Arts invitation
November 2010 thru February 2011, Curator/Organizer, “From Dublin to LA and Back”, an exchange printmaking exhibition Between LAPS and Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland.
January 2010, Selected Honoree, “Orange County Women: Voices and Visions”, NCJW
Spring 2009, Printmaking Instructor, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
2009, Juror, COAL open multi-media art show.
2008, Recipient Award of Achievement in the field of Printmaking, from the League of American Women in PEN
2008 Juror, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
May 2007, Swansea Print Workshop, Wales UK Artist Lecture, Demonstrations, Workshops
Summer of 2002 thru 2009: Exhibitor, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
2007 Juror, Junior Arts Exhibition, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
Spring 2007, Curator, “Impressions and Expressions” Featuring 39 printmakers, Wells Fargo Bank Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA
Fall 2006, Contemporary Impressions article entitled “Cultural Collage to Collagraph"
February 2006, featured artist on the television show, “Other Side of the Curtain,” a Time-Warner production
Fall 2005, Printmaking Instructor, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
December 2004, Lecture/Demonstration, Irvine Fine Arts Center, “Art Forum”.
September 2004, Lecture/Demonstration, Palos Verdes Art Center, LAPS Patrons Program.
President, Los Angeles Printmaking Society 2000-2002Curator, “Printmaking in Hungary,” Old Town Gallery, Tustin, CA, 2002
“Perspectives in Printmaking”, organized the consortium, designed and oversaw production of a poster for the LAPS Biennial 15th National Exhibition, 1998
UCI, purchase of prints for permanent collection. 1999, 1998, 1997.
Winner of purchase award, Saddleback College, 1996
Winner of the Victor Hubbard Art Award 1995.
Selected Workshops Attended
March 2005 – Printmaking Symposium, Occidental College, CA
November 2004 – Atelier Contrepoint, Paris, France
Spring 2002/03 – Monotype workshop at Bluestone Editions, CA
Selected Lectures/Demonstrations at
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Artist Lecture Series, Saddleback College
Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League, CA
Swansea Print Workshop, Wales, UK
California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo CA
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
Festival of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA
North County Printmakers, San Diego, CA
Attic Gallery, Swansea, Wales UK
Amba Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
JG Editions, Corona Del Mar, CA
JGK Gallery, Rochester, NY
Board Member & Past President, Los Angeles Printmaking Society
Board Representative, American Print Alliance
Artist Member, San Diego & North County Printmakers
Artist Member, wINK : Women in Ink, San Francisco
Board Member, Artists Fund at the Festival of Arts
Committee Member, Art to Go, Artists Fund
Program Director, Orange County Art Center, OCAC
Member, Artist Advisory Committee, Festival of Arts
Member, Exhibits Committee, LAPS
Chair, “A Home of Their Own”, Fundraiser, Glennwood Housing Foundation
Student Coordinator, Los Angeles Printmaking Society
Art Educator – Printmaking, Festival of Arts
Curator, “From Dublin to LA & Back”, a LAPS exchange exhibition