Padma Shree, Anjolie Ela Menon
Head of Jury, shOObh Arts Competition-2011

"We hope to get thousands more entries this year. The theme is vast enough to get children's imaginations stretch to include fantasy and reflect sympathy for the animal world."

   Born 1940 - Burnpur, West Bengal, India.
   • Bachelors in Literature, Delhi University, Delhi.
   • 1959-61 Atelier Fresque, Ecole Nationale des Beaux Art, Paris

   Selected Solo Exhibitions
   • 2010 'Through the Patina', organized by Vadhera Art Gallery at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
   • 2007 ‘Menongitis-Three Generations Of Art’, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi
   • 2006 ‘Celebration’, Gallery ArtsIndia West, Palo Alto
   • 2005 ArtsIndia West, Palo Alto
   • 2004 Gallery ArtsIndia, New York
   • 2003 Vadehra Art Gallery at Shridharani Gallery, Delhi
   • 2002 ‘Four Decades’, Vadehra Art Gallery at National Art of Modern Art(NGMA), Mumbai, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore.
   • 2000 ‘Gods and others’, Apparao Galleries at Admit One Gallery, New York
   • 1996 Vadhera Art Gallery, Hong Kong
   • 1996 Mutations, organized by The Gallery, Madras, at Wallace Galleries, New York
   • 1988 ‘Retrospective 1958-88’, organized by The Times of India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
   • 1976 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
   • 1963 Alliance Francaise, Mumbai
   • 1959 Gallery 59, Mumbai

   Selected Group Exhibitions
   • 2011 'Masterclass', Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
   • 2010 'Figure/Landscape - Part One', Aicon Gallery, New York
   • 2009-10 'Unclaimed Spaces', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
   • 2009,10 'Master Class', The Arts Trust, Mumbai
   • 2009 'Indian Art After Independence: Selected Works from the Collections of Virginia & Ravi Akhoury and Shelley & Donald Rubin', Emile Lowe Gallery, Hempstead
   • 2009 'In Search of the Vernacular', Aicon Gallery, New York
   • 2009 'Kalpana: Figurative Art in India', presented by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at Aicon Gallery, London; The Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
   • 2008 'X at the rate of Jehangir', presented by Art Musings at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
   • 2008 'Mapping Memories – 2, Painted Travelogues of Bali and Burma, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
   • 2007 ‘Sitaaray - A Galaxy of Artists’, Indian Habitat Centre, Delhi
   • 2005 ‘Drishti’, Bodhi Art Gallery, New York
   • 2004 ‘Confluence 2004’, Gallery ArtsIndia, New York
   • 2004 ‘Jiva- Life, Contemporary Indian Painting’, Bodhi Art Gallery, New York 2001 Saffronart and Apparao Galleries, Los Angeles 2001 Saffronart, Hong Kong
   • 2001 ‘Kitsch Kitsch Hota Hai’, organized by Gallery Espace, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
   • 2001 ‘The Sacred Prism III’, organized by Apparao Gallery, London, New York, San Francisco
   • 1993 ‘Reflections and Images’, Vadehra Art gallery at Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai
   • 1986 ‘Indian Women Artists’, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
   • 1980 Exhibition at Washington D.C and New York

   • 2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
   • 2011 'Resonance', Art Musings, Mumbai
   • 2010 'Art Celebrates 2010: Sports and the City', represented by Art Alive Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth    Games
   • 2010 'Art Dubai 2010', presented by Aicon Gallery, New York
   • 2010 'Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
   • 2010 'ARCO 2010 Madrid', presented by Aicon Gallery, London
   • 1980 Paris Biennale, Paris, France
   • 1968,71,75 1st,2nd,3rd International Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi

   Honours and Awards
   • 2000 Awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India
   • 1959-61 Received French Government Scholarship for Higher Studies in Paris
   • 1980-81 Invited to study by The Government of France, UK and USA.