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Vidushini Prasad

Vidushini Prasad

Initially a Chemistry teacher by profession, it was only after her son’s birth that she decided to follow her passion and got full time into painting. Born and brought up in Kolkata, she isn’t formally trained in Madhubani paintings and has picked it up through observing other artists. She continues to use the traditional modes of painting with a nib on paper with acrylic colors.  I am a Bengaluru based Madhubani (Mithila) Artist. I am from Bihar, the state where Madhubani paintings originated. I work on different types of handmade paper, canvas, and silk and fabrics. I also conduct Madhubani Workshops. I have exhibited my Madhubani Paintings   at several Art Galleries across India including ,Renaissance Art Gallery (Bangalore), David Hall Art Gallery, Fort Kochi, Eka Lifestyle, Bangalore, Genesis Art Gallerie. I have also showcased my work at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru. I am a founding artist at Madhubani Arts India.

I also got an opportunity to display my work at Vista, the premier business festival of IIM Bangalore. Besides these I have been invited by several technology companies in Bangalore to display my work. This includes JP Morgan, Quintiles, ANZ and others I have been empanelled by the Central Cottage Emporium, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India as an enlisted artist. Some of my exclusive work are also available on Novica, a National Geographic partner site, which connects Artisans to a global marketplace of socially conscious customers. Print version of some of my work in form of various products are available on FineArtAmerica who have revolutionized the way that artwork is bought and sold around the world.

I am also associated with A Hundred Hands and Sampoorn, two of the leading NGOs working to promote handicrafts in India, I was invited by  Fabindia, one of India's largest private platform for products that are made from traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes, to give a demo at their store in Bangalore. I was interviewed by Indian Express sometime back. YourStory,  India’s no.1 media platform for entrepreneurs, dedicated to passionately championing and promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India, featured me in August 2015.

I authored a book on Madhubani Art. It was commissioned by the National Resource Centre for Cluster Development (NRCD) National Institute for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (ni-msme), Hyderabad under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, has been published. Had a great opportunity of interviewing more than 10 Madhubani artists and getting to understand from them the challenges and road ahead for the art. My painting 'A Celebration of Life' was chosen as the theme image for the Lok Sangeet Sammelan, organized by India Habitat Center in August 2015. My Painting A Tree of Life was put on cover of a Delhi University's book on Indian History and Culture.

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