Seagull curates and presents art exhibitions—major retrospectives by senior artists as well as the so-called ‘non-saleable’ aspect or area of an artist’s work, which commercial galleries are reluctant to exhibit. Intervening qualitatively and making a positive difference to the aesthetics of the exhibition, the entire undertaking is a partnership between the artist and the organization.

 

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Some of our artists include:

K. G. Subramanyan [1924 – 2016]

One of India’s most senior artists, K. G. Subramanyan has worked in diverse media and material. He is known as much for his wide-ranging scholarship as for his artworks, which are full of wit, subversion, eroticism and critical social commentary. A major retrospective of his work was held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, in 2003. He was part of the arts faculty at M.S. University and Professor Emeritus at Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.

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Somnath Hore [1921 – 2004]

Born in Baroma, Chittagong district, Somnath Hore taught at the Indian Art College and the Delhi Polytechnic, before teaching at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan. He was also Visiting Lecturer at M.S. University, Baroda for a short perieod. 

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Reba Hore [1926 – 2008]

Reba Hore [1926 – 2008] was educated at Calcutta University and Calcutta College of Art. She lived and worked in Calcutta, New Delhi, and in Santiniketan. Her works have been collected and archived in Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; Art Heritage, New Delhi; Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi; Punjab Museum, Bahai Museum, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta and in private collections of art aficionados in India and abroad.

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Madhvi Parekh

Madhvi Parekh, born in 1942 in Sanjaya, a village in Gujarat, is a self-taught artist. Living and working out of Delhi, she has created a space for herself in India’s contemporary art practice, reverting for inspiration to her childhood village left far behind. Her work remains true to her rural inheritance, and, at the same time, reflects in the contemporary world. With a personal well-articulated language of expression, Madhvi positions herself in a space outside the tradition–modernity discourse, while crossing borders both ways. Over the last 45 years, Madhvi has participated in numerous solo shows, artists’ camps and workshops, and auctions held at Sotheby’s (Bombay, 1989), Sahmat (Delhi, 1989), Asprey (Bombay, 1990). The Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India sponsored a documentary on Madhvi and her artist husband Manu Parekh in 1992.

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Chandana Hore

Chandana Hore was born in 1964 in New Delhi. She received her MFA degree from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati in 1987, after which she received The Lalit Kala Research Grant for painting in 1988-89. Her solo shows include those at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, 1991; Art Heritage, New Delhi, 1994 and 1998; Akar Prakar, Calcutta, 2005; The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Calcutta, 2005; Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore, 2005; Threshold Gallery, New Delhi, 2007. She has also been part of group shows, some of which were held at Gallery 88, Calcutta, 1994 and Guild Gallery, Bombay, 1998. Chandana lives and works in Santiniketan and Calcutta.

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G. Reghu

Born in 1959 in Kilimanoor, Kerala, G. Reghu studied art (sculpture) in the College of Fine Arts in Thiruvanananthapuram. Though he began with stone as his medium, Reghu’s sensibility found its direction after he discovered Elizabeth and Laurie Baker’s Gandhian philosophy of working with indigenous materials. Exhibited widely across the country and a few prestigious galleries abroad, Reghu is the recipient of the Award of Fourth Contemporary Indian Art Biennial at Bharat Bhavan and the Award of Bombay Art Society, Mumbai. His works are housed in many private and public collections in India and abroad.

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Faiza Huma

Born in Bhopal in 1976 Faiza obtained her MFA at Bharat Bhavan and worked as a freelance artist from 2000-2006. 2007 saw her first solo exhibition presented by Seagull Foundation for the Arts in Calcutta and in Delhi, in 2008. Faiza has participated in several exhibitions in India and abroad andher paintings are in the collection of Bharat Bhawan; Uttarayan, Vadodra; All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi; M.P Tourism department; Jawahar Bal Bhawan, Bhopal and many other private and government organizations in India and abroad. She is a recipient of many awards and fellowships and presently lives and works in Bhopal.

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Mahmud Husain Laskar

Born in Bhopal in 1976 Faiza obtained her MFA at Bharat Bhavan and worked as a freelance artist from 2000-2006. 2007 saw her first solo exhibition presented by Seagull Foundation for the Arts in Calcutta and in Delhi, in 2008. Faiza has participated in several exhibitions in India and abroad andher paintings are in the collection of Bharat Bhawan; Uttarayan, Vadodra; All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi; M.P Tourism department; Jawahar Bal Bhawan, Bhopal and many other private and government organizations in India and abroad. She is a recipient of many awards and fellowships and presently lives and works in Bhopal.