Mallika Bulusu isn’t a trained artist but painting has always been her passion. It has been that arena which has a meditative and therapeutic effect on her. She has got a degree in Environmental Science and Carnatic Music and is currently living in Bangalore.
Mallika Bulusu, during her early years at school was into sketching, poster colours& water colours. Encouragement from her parents & teachers helped her to continue to pursue this interest. Much later in life developed her skills further by learning basics of oils & acrylics on canvas from Mary Tharian, a well-known artist and an established art teacher in Bengaluru.
She continues to paint and exhibit her paintings at various art galleries in Bangalore viz.
- Gallerie Pablo
- Konsult art gallery
- Participated in two group art shows in Renaissance art gallery in Bengaluru
- Participated in an art show conducted by Insoul foundation for charities in ADA Rangamandira
- Kaladarshan 2012, IIT Powai, as a guest artist in the annual art festival conducted by the students
- Bangalore gayanasamaj
- International 15th online juried art show conducted by upstream art gallery in May2013.
- Special recognition awarded (in painting & other category ) in their3rdannual figurative art competition conducted by Light Space & Time online art gallery &displayed in june2013.
Her works are meaningful and depict nature, “beautiful people” as she terms her figurative paintings & religious figures. She drawsinspiration from reading, listening to music and her own observation of people, things and events.
She has been a volunteer at the Spastic Society of Karnataka, teaching art as part of art therapy program to specially abled children.
She has been learning and practicing carnatic vocal music for a long time. Presently a student of shriAnanthaPadmanabha Rao - a reknowned vocalist in Bangalore, she has combined her knowledge in music with her painting skills and has given it a colour and form in ‘Akriti’ her latest series, depicting the kamalambanavavaranakritis(compositions in classical music by shrimutthuswamideekshitar) as vibrant and colourful abstracts.