VAISHALI OAK (Artist, Painter, Sculptor)

Born: Pune (Maharashtra)
Date of birth: 27 December 1970

Passed out from, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, in 1991,
specializing in Portrait Painting. (G. D. Arts/ Drawing & Painting)
Passed out from S.N.D.T. College, Pune in 1994 (M.A. in Painting)

Exhibitions and workshops participated in to the date include:

2013 Scrap metal sculpture workshop and exhibition at Kirloskar Ferrous industries, Hospet, Karnataka.

2013 Participation in first 'Pune Biennale' outdoor fabric Installation.

2012 Invited Artist, Fundraiser Auction Art Anon Manchester.

2012 'A journey from cave painting to modern art 'conducted workshops at 'Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum' aiming to popularize and enhance the understanding of visual art in common man.

2011 Matruka-Rupa; The Mother Images Group show at Waves Art Gallery, Pune 30th September to 8th October.

2010 Exhibition and workshop on fresco painting, 13th April to 15th may at Banasthali University, Tonk, Rajasthan (as a participant).

2010 Calendar 2010 a group show, at Waves art gallery Pune, 8th to 16th January.

2009 'Liquid beings' Exhibition of water colour paintings, at waves art gallery Pune.

2009 'Papier- razzi' a group show of paper mache sculptures by various artists,from15 may to 23 may, at Waves art gallery, Pune.

2009 Painters Camp and Art Exhibition, at Lalit Kala Akademi regional fine art center Chennai.

2008 'swayamsidhdha' National women artist camp, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. Inaugarated by resp. Sushma Swaraj.

2007 'Fact &Fiction', a group show, along with an eminent artists like, Thota Vaikuntham, Laxma Gaud, Dhruv Mistry, Achutan Kudallur, Prabhakar Kolte, Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Vasundhara Tiwari Bruta, curated by Sushma Bahl, at SW1 art gallery, London 16 to 21 October 2007.

2007 'beneath the surface' exhibition at Waves Art Gallery, Pune 4th to 11th February

2007 'Selective Reality' duo exhibition at Ravindra Bhavan, Lalit kala Akademi, New Delhi 15th to 21st Jan. 2007.

2006 'Art India' group exhibition at National Art Gallery, Colombia, Srilanka organized by Lalit kala Akademi 7th to 11th Oct. 2006.

2006 'TIME' solo exhibition at Waves Art Gallery, Pune, 10th to 19th Feb., 2006.

2006 'Deccan Contemporay' A group show, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi, 30th Dec., 2005 to 5th Jan., 2006.

2005 'Color lines & Images' along with artists from Bharat Bhavan, Inaugurated by eminent artist Manjit Bawa, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi, 6th to 8th Sept., 2005

2005 "Ratapani" camp and exhibition, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. 5th July to 31st July

2005 "Contemporary Indian Art" exhibition in Belgrade, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade. 19th Nov. 2004 to 31st Jan. 2005.

2005 "Shishir 05" an exhibition of paintings by various young artists from the city of Pune, at Sudarshan art gallery, Pune 17th January 2005. Eminent artist S.H. Raza visited the show.

2005 "Fabrics of Reality" Solo exhibition of fabric assemblage, Waves art gallery, Pune 21st January 2005.

2004 "Miniature Art Exhibition" An annual exhibition of miniature size paintings from artist in India, organized by Bajaj Art Gallery, Nariman Point, Mumbai, 23rd August to 1st September 2004.

2004 "Swarnarekha" exhibition of National and Triennale awardees (including Akbar Padamsee, Amar Nath Sehgal, Chintamani Kar, Jehangir Sabawala, K. G. Subramanyam, Krishen Khana, M. F. Husain, Paritosh Sen, Ram Kumar, Satish Gujaral, Sankhoo Chaudhuri, Shanti Dave, Somnath Hore, Tyeb Mehta, Prabhakar Barwe, Ambadas to name a few..) celebrating fifty years of Lalit kala akademi, 10th August 2004, Rabindra bhavan, New Delhi.

2004 "Magnetism" a group exhibition by Vaishali Oak, Anjali Gobel and Raju Sutar, At Waves Art Gallery, Pune,31st January 2004.

2003 "Âmrüt – Ânubhâvã" first exhibition to show Fabric Assemblage from the series called "Time Scratches", Gallery Art-scapes, Sun-n-Sand, Pune, July 2003.

2003 "45th National exhibition of art" organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, at Guwahati(Assam),2003, and Hyderabad(Andhra Pradesh), 2003.

2002 "Art at Basho" an exhibition of paintings at Cafe Basho, Koregaon Park, Pune in November 2002.

2002 "Waking in the night" an exhibition of paintings based on a haiku by 17th Century Japanese poet Basho Matsua at Cafe Basho, Koregaon Park, Pune in October 2002.

2001 "æxhibition of City Scapes" an Artists Documentation of Architectural heritage using Dry Pastel on Paper at The Tea Center, Mumbai from 11th January 2001 to 31st December 2001.

2001 "Van Gogh/ Picasso Studies" an exhibition at Studio S, Pune in March 2001.

2000 "Old Face of New City" an Artists documentation of old architectural structures of Pune using Dry Pastel on Paper at Café Sunrise in 2000.

1999 "Café Sunrise" an on-going exhibition at a Landmark Café (A typical "Irani" restaurant) in Pune, since 1999.

1998 "Festival of Paintings" a group show of 12 artists. Spanning 6 months 2 artists a month at Café Sunrise in 1998.

1998 "Art Exhibition" in the aid of Concern India Foundation at Holiday Inn Pune in 1998.

1998 "Art for Sustainable World" in the Aid of Narmada Bachao Aandolan held at Bal Gandharva Kaladalan, Pune in 1998.

1998 "Shakti" on the occasion of International Women's Day at Hotel Holiday Inn, Pune in 1998.

1997 "Café Sunrise" an on-going exhibition at a Café (A typical "Irani" restaurant) in Pune, in 1997.

1996 "Art Preview" organized by Lions Club Pune Parvati, at Royal Western India - Turf Club in 1996.

1995 "Rashtriya Kala Mela" at Bangalore in 1995.

1992 Painting Workshop held by Chitari Academy of Arts, at Ravindra Kala Kunj Pune in 1992.

1992 "Rashtriya Kala Mela" at Mumbai in 1992.

1989 "South Central Zone Exhibition of Art' at Nagpur in 1989.

Other activities:

"Informals Contemporary Art Activities" Group Paintings at various Public Locations in Pune during 1993.
"Homage to Miro" Dimension of Canvas 3' x 15'
"Breathe Art for Peace" on Mumbai Bomb Blasts 6' x 30'
"Pune Heritage" along with M. F. Husain on the opening of the Pune Festival 6' x 45'

Acclaim & Recognition:

"National Academy Award" For ' Flow of Death" (After Godhara), one of the fabric assemblage, instituted by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, on the occasion of 45th National exhibition of art 2003, At Guwahati.

Junior Fellowship by Govt. of India, Ministry of Culture, in the field of Visual Art for 2000-02.
Mid Day (Pune) "Achiever of the Week" in 2000-01
"Camlin Award" for Best Portrait in 1990.

Few private & corporate collectors apart from various collectors in India & abroad

The National Stadium, Balewadi, Pune
PRAJ House, Pune
Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, Khadki, Pune
Metric Consultancy Ltd., Pune
Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, Pune & Mumbai
Arti Kirloskar, Private Collector, Pune
PYC Hindu Gymkhana sports club, Pune
Padmabhushan Shri Rajeev Sethi, Delhi.
Mrs. Girard, wife of Ambassader France in India.
Suzlon energy ltd.
Courtyard Marriott, Pune.