Moutushi Chakraborty

Is an alumnus of Kalabhavana Santiniketan and M.S.University Baroda.
The tradition of decorating a space or an object symbolizes its glorification, old photographs, printed patterns - all heavily breathe of experiences of lives past.  Moutushi looks within these ruins of forgotten memories, to connect and interpret the present with profundity. She questions the past and traces its connection to the existing times; the artist looks at incidents as a chain of events. It is Moutushi’s preference to look through historical references in the form of archival photographs. She works with images that speak volumes about a society and its dichotomy towards its feminine gender.
Her are images reflective of the blossoming of physical as well as emotional bonding and they represent the unembarrassed beauty of a woman’s body – pure in its innocence and confident in its stance in celebration of its femininity.

Moutushi has received the Commonwealth Foundation fellowship as well as the Charles Wallace India Trust Award to pursue an MA programme in Advanced Printmaking from Wimbledon School of Art in London. Her first solo show was held at the Nehru Center – India High Commission in London in 2002. In 2012 she had a solo at Gallery Time & Space in Bangalore; a show at CHHAAP at Wharepuke, New Zealand and in an auction by Sotheby’s at the Griffin Gallery, London. In 2013 she has exhibited at Gramercy in New York, the UNITED ART FAIR in Delhi as part of curation by Peter Nagy. She is a consultant with Jackfruit Research & Development at Bangalore
Moutushi lives & works in Kolkata

Works by Moutushi Chakraborty