Art by Mita Brahma
Original oil paintings inspired by nature
“I am in love with the green earth.” – Charles Lamb
Nature at all levels of scale excites me. I am awed and inspired by the grandeur of the cosmos as well as the complexity of nano particles.
The patterns made by complex building blocks of matter in living cells and in large volumes of gases and stones hurtling through space, are all part of nature’s “grand design”, and evidence of its mysterious working.
Winding forest paths, the flow of rivers, clouds moving in the sky, leaves falling from trees, growth of stems and tendrils, all seem random and untamed. However they are governed by complex laws nature!
The patterns change every moment, showing nature is alive. I like to capture these movements and the change. I generally use oils on canvas, and sometimes use acrylics and water colors as well.
I combine a scientific temperament and artistic sensibility, having studied Physics at the graduate level at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. I have enjoyed working in the corporate sector, and balancing it with my involvement and passion for painting. I am thankful to Ms. Vijaya Bagai of Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi, for providing me mentorship in the art world.
My paintings are influenced by my diverse experiences, and I learn continuously from my peers and from nature. I enjoy all the new forms of creative expression in the world around us, and maintain a blog called “Kreative World”, about aspects of life where I see “art at work”. I specially enjoy areas of integration and synthesis between the worlds of science, technology, mathematics and art.
I use a lot of bright warm colors, and bold strokes. I hope my work spreads some of the positive energy, good cheer, and happiness that I experience while creating them.
I live at Gurgaon, India, and have exhibited widely in Delhi and Gurgaon, including the AIFACS Gallery, Visual Arts Gallery, Triveni Gallery and the Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery.
Education - Arts:
2014: University of Pennsylvania: “Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society”
2013: Pennsylvania State University: Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques
2007- 2012: Coached by Ms. Vijaya Bagai of Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
Science & Management:
2019: PhD (Entrepreneurship), Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
2000: MBA (IT & Finance), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
1977: Five-year Integrated M.S. (Applied Physics), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Major Solo Exhibitions:
2014 October – Solo exhibition: “The Water Trail”, Lalit Kala Akademi, Gallery 4, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi.
2014 May – Two artist show: “From Impression to Expression”, Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
“ My profession is to always find God in nature.”
- Henry David Thoreau
Major Group exhibitions:
2015 October – Sanskrit Bharati celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Gurgaon.
2015 February – Kalaa Sanskriti & Lokayata Gallery New Delhi.
2014 December – International Art Fair “Alla Prima”, Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi.
2013 April – Group art show: “From Creator to Creativity II” curated by Art Nouveau & Art Experience, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
2012 May - Group Art Show: Lexicon Art group, “The Sun Art Show”, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
2012 May - Group Art Show: “Communication through Colors”, India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
2012 March - Group Art Show: 5th Annual Women’s Art Exhibit, “Stree ’12”, Art Mall, New Delhi.
2012 March - Group Art Show: “A music of moods”. All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi.
2011 October - Group Art Show: “Fragrance of autumn”, Amrapali Art and Indian Art Arena, Gurgaon.
2011 September - Group Art Show: Art-Mart 3, Epicenter Art Gallery, Gurgaon.
2011 March - Group Art Show: “From Creator to Creativity”. Epicenter Art Gallery, Gurgaon.
2011 March - Group Art Show: “We are together”, Gallery Indraprastha, New Delhi.
2010 September - Group Art Show: Art-Mart 2, Epicenter Art Gallery, Gurgaon.
2009 October - Group Art Show: “Divine Grace”. Habitat Center, New Delhi.
2009 February - Group Art Show: Art-Mart 1, Epicenter Art Gallery, Gurgaon.
“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
– Lou Holtz
Recognition and Awards:
2014, 4th Showcase competition by Art Slant, a contemporary art network, selected as a Winner.
2014, February 12-16, Art works selected for 1st Italian Biennale of Creativity at Verona,
2013, 6th Showcase competition by Art Slant, a contemporary art network, selected as a Winner.
2013, work included in “Science-Art-Nature” virtual exhibition, “Windows on Evolution: An Artistic Celebration of Charles Darwin.”
2013, Artworks selected for participation in the IXth edition of Florence Biennale.
2015, December – Art works approved for a special wall calendar by Calvendo
2015, November – Art work selected for Wix- SeeMe- Scope Art Fair, Volume 8, at Art Basel, Miami
2013, March, Art work contributed towards online magazine “Ionic”, a quarterly aiming to bridge the gap between science and art, Issue 3
2013, Work and bio included in "International Contemporary Artists" art book, Volume VI, brought out by I.C.A. Publishing, New York.
2013, November - Judged the creative arts event of “The global education and leadership foundation” at Gurgaon
2010, October - Artworks show-cased at PAN IIT Conclave, Delhi.
With eminent Art critic, Dr. Keshav Malik,
and artist Sangeeta Murthy
With Dr. Shashi Tharoor, at Visual Arts Gallery, 2013