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Folio Weekly Exhibition Artist Highlight: Bharati Chaudhuri



Each week, The Cummer will be highlighting each of the 50 artists represented in the upcoming Folio Weekly Invitational Artist Exhibition, on view at the Museum from August 24 – December 2.

Bharati Chaudhuri, Spirit of Life, 2011, monoprint, 22 x 30 in., Courtesy of the Artist.

Bharati Chaudhuri, Spirit of Life, 2011, monoprint, 22 x 30 in., Courtesy of the Artist.

A highly acclaimed contemporary artist, Bharati Chaudhuri has been working professionally for over 30 years, creating painting, printmaking, digital art and ceramics.

Her work, on one hand, expresses Indian sense and sensibilities; on the other hand, it reflects her western life experiences as well. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the world, and have received critical acclaim for imaginative composition, vibrant colors and masterful use of design elements.

Bharati received BFA and MFA degrees in painting from a premier art institution in India, Visva-Bharati University at Santiniketan, founded by the first Asian Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore. Subsequently, she earned post-graduate degrees in painting, and in design & batik at the same school; she also studied printmaking at Cooper School of Art, Ohio. She has been recognized with a national scholarship by the Government of India.

Bharati has participated in over 100 solo, two-person, juried and invitational group shows, received numerous awards, scholarships and recognitions. Her drawings, paintings, prints, book/CD covers, illustrations, greeting cards and other designs have been sold in 22 countries across all 5 continents. Two of her large wall murals are in prominent public places in India.

Bharati is the founder-owner of Creative Studio in Jacksonville, Florida, a Board Member and a former President of Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts. You can contact Bharati at, and you can view her gallery.

“When I work, I see my world through my inner eyes. I make my creative journey through an imaginary world of reality, dream and fantasy. My work is a pictorial representation of thoughtful abstraction of nature and form. Simplicity of form and fluidity of composition are the key aspects of my work. I try to achieve a dramatic visual effect using a combination of vibrant and dull colors along with patterns and design elements. I work with all my emotions, feelings and sensitivities to reach a point of satisfaction and attain an esthetic equilibrium”Bharati

Join us for the opening night celebration for this exhibition on Friday, August 24th.  Purchase $5 tickets on our website by clicking here.  Museum members will receive free admission.

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