Mills College Art Lecture Series: Kanchan Chander

Kanchan Chander: "My Work as an Artist in Delhi"
October 11, 2016
2:30 PM, Danforth Lecture Hall

Kanchan Chander, an artist from New Delhi, India, and a member of the faculty at the Delhi College of Art, 1986-2005.  In her paintings, prints and sculptures she addresses gender issues and biases that are prevalent in patriarchal societies. Drawing from her own experiences she has mined ancient classical Indian sculptures to act as palimpsests upon which she castes contemporary interpretations that reference the deep symbolism of form and color in Indian aesthetics.  Kanchan Chander is a well-known member of India's contemporary art world.  She studied painting in Germany and England, and has shown her work throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and at Mills College in California. She has received awards from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; AIFACS, New Delhi; Sahitya Kala Parishad Award; Yuva Mahotsava Award; and fellowships in printmaking and painting from the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.  Her art is in the collections of the British Museum, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; École Des Beaux Arts, Paris; Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.


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