Artist Bio: Alpana Rai

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Artist Bio - Alpana Rai

Migrated to Melbourne‚ Australia over 10 years ago from India. I grew up with an immense love for art painting and am self taught. Being an Australian with an Indian heritage gives me the vast background of the best of both worlds inspiring me, which I incorporates in my work proudly. I look for original and unusual ways to translate the images in my head onto the canvas. I embraces a passionate, intuitive approach to painting. Rather than subscribing to rigid techniques, I let colours and emotions guide my creative process. I love bright colours and building many many layers. I work on a series of paintings at the same time and begin with no end point in mind which allows each painting to develop its own unique history. As layers build, this tougher base allows me to sand and scrape back revealing previous colours and this keeps a sense of surprise and spontaneity in the finished painting. At the start I paint intuitively, adjusting the composition and choosing bold and contrasting colour. At some point there will be a moment where the painting starts to make suggestions and I have to ‘catch’ the clues it’s giving me. I have done B.tech in electronics and communications but has chosen to pursue my passion of art using acrylic and mixed media. Being able to express myself through Arts is a great pleasure. I would like to share my art work with art lovers to cherish the beauty around us.

She has a instagram account - https://www.instagram.com/alpanaraiarts/ and her email is rai.alpana@gmail.com.au

 

Exhibitions

2021
smArt, The Tack gallery, Mt. Waverley, Victoria
2021
Kernart Prize, online art show
2021
Bendigo Art Show, Bendigo, Victoria
2021
Off The Cuff Exhibition,, The Hut Gallery, Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria
2021
$50-$500 Exhibition, , Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery, Sunshine, Melbourne, Victoria
2021
JOY Exhibition by Artisan Society, Space2b Art Space Gallery, Melbourne
2021
Mornington Art Show, Mornington Art Show
2020
"Deck The Walls", Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
2020
Twin Rivers Lions VIRTUAL Art Show, Twin Rivers Lions VIRTUAL Art Show
2019
"Deck The Walls", Oakhill Gallery, Mornington , victoria

Education

2021
Certification :In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting, The Museum of Modern Art(MoMA)
2021
Certification: Modern Art & Ideas, The Museum of Modern Art(MoMA)

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