Karishma D'souza
born Mumbai (IN), 1983
nationality IN

dsouzakarishma06@gmail.com
www.theentamasha.blogspot.com
 
RijksakademieOPEN
Image 1 / 2   'The garden through the window', 2013, oil on canvas, 56 cm x 51 cm
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In the work of Karishma D’souza, memories of places, stories and people are containers of a psychological world. Drawn from the anchor of lived experiences, the paintings are places of acknowledgement - of the dignity of journeys, of stitched together personal realities.
 

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Education
2004 – 2006
M.S. University of Baroda, IN, Master of Visual Arts (Graphic arts/printmaking)
2004-2006
Studied under the structured guidance of the artist Rekha Rodwittiya, Baroda, IN
1999-2004
Goa University, IN Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting)

Residencies
2012-2013
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NL
2010- 2011
The Collective Studio, Baroda, IN (hosted by the artists Rekha Rekha Rodwittiya and Surendran Nair)

Fellowships and stipends
2012
1000 Steps B.V.
InlaksShivdasani Foundation

Awards
2011
Inlaks Take-Off Grant
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2011
2004
Smt. Gopicabai V. Dempo Memorial Prize, Goa College of Art, IN
2004
Manguesh Kenkre Memorial Award, Goa College of Art, IN
2000
Raoji.V.Gaonkar Memorial Prize 2000-2001, 26th State Art Exhibition (Student  Category), Kala Academy, Goa, IN
Special Award, GAP (Goa Association of Photographers) Photography Exhibition, Fundacao Oriente, Panaji, Goa, IN

Group Exhibitions
2011
'Feminine Syntax: Personal Biographies', LemonGrasshopper Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, IN (curated by Rekha Rodwittiya)
'The Big Picture II', India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, IN
'Bebooks Charity Exhibition and Auction', the Goa Marriot, Panaji, IN
2010
19th Sosabeol International Art Expo 2010, Pyeongtaek, KR
2009
'Cardology', Hacienda Art Gallery, Fort, Mumbai, IN
2003
Fundação Oriente Fine Arts Competition and Exhibition 2003, Goa, IN
Madhubani Art Exhibition, Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa, IN
Exhibition of Paintings, Our Lady of Pilar Seminary, Goa, IN
2002
28th State Art Exhibition (Student category), Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa, IN
Travelling Exhibition of paintings – Aids Campaign 2002 – Bailancho Saad, Goa, IN
2001
'Art competition and exhibition on the occasion of the World Wide Goans Convention', Institute of Menezes Braganza, Panaji, Goa, IN
2000
'26th State Art Exhibition (Student category)', GAP (Goa Association of Photographers) Photography Exhibition 2000, Fundacao Oriente, Panaji, Goa, IN
1999
'25th State Art Exhibition (Student category)', Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa, IN

Teaching experience
2010- 2011  
Visiting teacher for a duration of 45 days for the Lithography batch, Bachelors of Visual Art course, Graphics Department, the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, IN
2010
Coordinator of the print workshop, Uttarayan Art Center, Jaspur, Vadodara, Gujarat, IN
2008
Worked in a team to conduct a summer Mask making workshop for Secondary and Higher secondary school students, Dev Krupa Ashram, Wagodia, Baroda
2002
Participated in the National N.G.O Convention, Bangalore, IN
2001
Visiting teacher in the Painting section, at the 2001 Summer Camp, Bal Bhavan, Panaji, Goa, IN