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Mukta Avachat

Mukta A. Avachat Shirke

Birth Date:  28th August 1985.

Education:

  • G. D. Arts (drawing & painting)/[first class] 2006
  • M. A. painting first class first in SNDT university Pune 2008
  • Drawing and Painting Workshop in LARA (London Atelier of Representational Art) 2014, UK

Work Experience:

  •  Worked as Assistant Lecturer for three years at BVA Department of SNDT Women’s University, Pune
  • 2012- passed NET exam
  • Currently pursuing PhD. at SNDT Women’s University, Pune

Awards:

  • 2017: Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation’s City Award for Pune
  • 2016: Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation’s All India Special Award for    Still Life Painting
  • 2015: Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation’s All India Special   Award for Oil Painting
  • 2011: The Bombay Art society Pardeshi fund Award for Portrait  painting
  • 2010: Pandit  Satwalekar Award for contribution in art
  • 2009: The Art Society of India Raja Ravi Verma award  and featured on    catalogue
  • 2007: The Art society of India for best work donated    P.Survo
  • 2006: Bombay art society, Kalavishkar .com mumbai award for judges’ choice
  • 2005: The Chitari Academy of Arts, pune
  • 2003: The Chitari Academy of Arts,
  • 2002: The Chitari Academy of Arts, prize for still life

Juried Exhibitions:  

  • 2012: The Art Society of India
  • 2011: The Bombay Art society 
  • 2011: The Art Society of India
  • 2010: The Art Society of India
  • 2009: The Bombay Art Society
  • 2007: The 10th western region art exhibition held by the   camlin foundation
  • 2006: The monsoon show held by the Jehangir art gallery,two drawings selected
  • 2002: The Art Society of India

Camps:

  • 2016- National Woman Artist Camp by Lalit Kala Academy Delhi and NGO Artscapes, Chandigarh
  • 2014-National Woman Artist Camp by Lalit Kala Academy, Karnataka and Gulbarga University
  • 2009-Studio Akshay & Mystic Village 3rd  national  camp Coastal Karnatak 
  • Landscape camps by sanskar bharti
  • ‘Save the Lake’ environmental camp at model colony Pune
  • The only woman artist invited by the state government to paint on the subject  ‘ Mumbai Never Sleeps’ post Terrorist attacks in Mumbai along  with eminent artists Suhas Bahulkar, Dattatray Padekar and other  seven  artists.

Group exhibitions:

  • 2017: Made of Mettle of Women artists at Art2Day Gallery, Pune
  • 2015: Artist Couple Exhibition, Darpan ArtGallery, Pune
  • 2013: Gallery Ayatana Pune
  • 2012: Darpan art gallery by venus traders Pune
  • 2012: Arvee gallery Pune
  • 2012: Sula wine show Nashik
  • 2012: Tilting art gallery womens show
  • 2011: two man show with aditya shirke Art2Day gallery
  • 2011: ART WITH HEART charity show Pune
  • 2009: Ray Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2009: Shlok art Lokmat
  • 2009: Art 2day Gallery, Pune
  • 2009: Jehangir Art Gallery
  • 2009: India Art Gallery
  • 2009: Art Fusion Show Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2008: Art 2day Gallery, Pune
  • 2008: Indian Artists Network, Jakarta
  • 2008: India art Gallery
  • 2008: Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2008: India Art Gallery, Pune

  Demonstrations:

  • Portrait demonstration in oil at Tilak Smarak Mandir
  • Portrait demonstration in oil at the Art2day gallery ,pune
  • First lady artist Portrait demonstration in pastel at the Art  Society of India, Mumbai
  • Figure painting in dry pastel at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya , pune
  • Portrait demonstration in oil at SNDT university Pune

2011: interview with my artist husband Mr. Aditya Shirke on DD National TV 

Other:

  •  2017 – Did a Poster presentation at International conference on Creativity and Cognition in Bengaluru (Bangalore), won the best poster award
  • 2017- Paper presentation at National camp in Lucknow
  • 2017- Paper presentation at national camp in Aurangabad
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