Dr. Ruchika Wason Singh was born in Delhi on 10.5.1974. Pursuing her creative interests she completed B.F.A. (Painting) in 1997 and M.F.A. (Painting) in 1999 from College of Art, New Delhi. In 2001 she undertook a research on the Sociological frameworks within the Indian colonial and post-colonial art at University of Delhi. This research was supported by the Junior Research Fellowship (2001-2006) from University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Following this she received Ph.D. in 2008.
She is currently Associate Professor, Dept. of Painting (B.F.A.) , College of Art, New Delhi, India; and Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Mother Studies.
2007 Transit Spaces, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2002 Yesterday Once More, Triveni Gallery, New Delhi.
Ongoing Art Research Projects
2016 A.M.M.A.A. - The Archive for Mapping Mother Artists in Asia (a research project)
2016 CreativeCollaborative Mothers Residency Art Project
2017 The Blood of Women- Traces of Red on White Cloth, Curated by Manuela de Leonardis, Galerija
Forum, Zagreb, Croatia.
2017 12th International Art Workshop & Art Festival, RMUTR, Bangkok, Thailand.
2017 Open Books - Artists and The Chinese Folding Book ( part of The Open Books TouringExhibition) ,
Co-ordinated by Richard Cox and Sue Hunt, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi and Ravindra Manch
Gallery, Jaipur, India
2016 The Blood of Women- Traces of Red on White Cloth, Curated by Manuela de Leonardis and Rosella
Alessandrucci, Teatro del Stabile,Isola del Liri, Italy.
2016 Prescriptions, Curated by Dr. Stella Bolaki & Egidija Ciricaite, Beaney Art Museum, Canterbury,
2016 15th International Painting & Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition, Citizen’s Gallery No. 1, Tokyo
Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2016 The 8th Asian Art Exhibition, , Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) WismaKebudayaan,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2016 Nouruz Juried Exhibition, Eti Museum of Archaelology, Eskiseheir, Turkey.
2016 11th International Visual Arts Workshop & Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand
2014 Art Exhibition of the ASEAN Art Festival & Art Workshop, Wora Bura Resort & Spa , Hua Hin, Thailand.
2014 Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition, Gallery Duemila, Pasay City, Philippines.
2013 Art Exhibition of the 1st Changzhou International Art Festival & Art Workshop, Hua Xia Baosheng Park
Art Museum, Changzhou, China.
2013 9th International Visual Arts Exhibition, , Bangkok,Thailand.
2012 Stories of Small Things, 1 Shanthiroad, Bangalore, India.
2011 Nine Artists-Women Artists’ Colloqium Exhibition, Red Dot Gallery, International Artists Collective,
2010 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Sabbioneta, Palazzo Ducale, Sabbioneta, Italy.
2009 Permanent Exhibition at the Asian Sculpture Theme Park, Ordos, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,
2009 “The Tainted Gaze” (A Public Art Project) for Urban Jealousy -1st Roaming Biennial of Tehran,
(Belgrade Station), Magacin MKM, Kraljevica Marka 4 & 8, Belgrade, Serbia.
2008 Art Action 08- Drawings – Mauritius-India-Bangladesh-Iran-Croatia, Malcolm de Chazal Gallery,
2008 3rd Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China
2007 International Painters’ Residency Exhibition, Red Dot Gallery, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka
2003 2nd Biennial Exhibition of Islamic World Painting, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran.
2001-2002 Shanti-Sadhana-Sunyata–Contemporary Indian Art, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, aorta
kultur e.v., Duisburg, BBK Kunstforum, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Participations in International Symposiums /Artist Camp/Art Project/Art Festival/Slide Presentations/ Conferences/ Workshops.
2017 12th International Visual Arts Workshop, Exhibition and Symposium , RMUTR, Bangkok, Thailand.
2016 11th International Visual Arts Workshop, Exhibition & Symposium,, RMUTR, Bangkok, Thailand.
2015 Paper Presentation at 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional
Geographies, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
2015 Paper Presentation at the conference Maternal Subjectivities: Psychology/ Psychoanalysis,
Literature, Culture and the Arts ,Casa Internazionale delle donne Via della, Rome , Italy
(Organised by MIRCI & Demeter Press)
2014 Slide Presentation of works at ASEAN Art Festival & Art Workshop, Thailand.
2014 Paper Presentation at Writing Women’s Lives: Auto/ Biography, Life Narratives, Myths and
Historiography ,Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.
2014 Conducted the Seminar and Workshop Contemporary Indian Art at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.
2014 International Plain Notebook Project, Curated by Guy Morag Tzepelewitz, Israel.
2014 Inclusion of Artist’s Page in the Slide Presentation of TFAP at CAA, Columbia College , Chicago; by
Co-ordinators, curators Jennie Klein & Myrel Chernick.
2013 1st Changzhou China Art Workshop & Festival, China
2013 9th International Art Festival and Art Workshop, Thailand 2013,
2012 International Conference on Indian Art Forms, IKSVV, Khairagarh, Chattisgarh, India.
2011 Experiences: Asian Women in Global Culture, Book-Project of the IncheonWomen Artists’ Biennale,
2010/11 Fire Flies Art Project, Sri Lanka
2009 Sculpture Camp of the 11th Asia Art Festival, Beijing, China
2009 11th Asia Arts Festival, Ordos, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.
2009 Paper Presenter at the Symposium Conversation In Platform, Dept. of Sculpture ,Academy of Art &
Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
2009 Slide Presentation at Dept. of Sculpture, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
2008 Slide Presentation at Faculty of Visual Arts, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo,
2008 Paper Presenter at the Seminar of the 13th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2007 Slide Presentation at Red Dot Gallery, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka.
International Residency and Travel Grant
2008 Arts Network Asia Travel Grant (to attend the Opening ceremony and Symposium of the 3rd Beijing
International Art Biennale,China as a participating artist).
2007 International Painters’ Residency, Theertha International Artists’ Collective, Pitta Kotte, Sri Lanka.
Selected Group and Curated Exhibitions in India
2017 Next , Curated by Anoop Kamath , White Walls Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala.
2016 Art Marathon, VAG Forum, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore, India.
2016 VAMA – Women Artist from Delhi, AIFACS, New Delhi. Organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
2015 Clipboard, Curated by Shijo Jacob, Durbar hall Art Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India.
2015 Aesthetic Imagination, South Asian University Galleries, New Delhi.
2014 Art Teachers’ Exhibition , M.F.Hussain Ga;llery, Fine Art Department, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
2013 Own An Original, Gallery Art And Aesthetic, New Delhi.
2011 Multi-Media Workshop Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Lucknow.
2010 My Story, NIV Art Centre, New Delhi.
2010 arts.i Redux, Religare Art, New Delhi.
2007-2009 Annual Art Exhibition (Invitee Section), Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkatta.
2008 50th National Exhibition of Art, Chandigarh Museum,Chandigarh/
2008 The Exhibition of Similarities and Differences (organized by Korea-India Art Exchange Exhibition
Committee), Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2007 Ernesto (Paintings on Che), curated by Suneet Chopra, in collaboration with the Embassy of
Republic of Cuba, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004, 2006 AIFACS All India Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
2005 Prof. Jai Zharotia – a journey within and beyond, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2005 Hiroshima, not again, curated by Suneet Chopra, Arpana Gallery, New Delhi.
2005 Lines & Colours from Rajdhani, curated by Dr.Archana Roy, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkatta
2005 People in Progress, curated by Suneet Chopra, Arpana. Gallery, New Delhi
2005 Get Together, Anniversary show, Delhi Silpi Chakra, New Delhi.
2003 Six Artists, Shridharini Gallery, New Delhi.
2003 Yuva Mahotsav, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
2002 H.K. Kejriwal Young Artists’ Award Exhibition, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru.
2001 ... and buddha smiled again, Intach, New Delhi.
1999 Resonance 1 organised by Masters’ Guild, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.
1998 41st National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1997 Kala Mela, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
1996 Print Making Workshop Exhibition, with German artist Brigitta Volz, Max Mueller Bhawan,
1996 8t All India Art Exhibition, Lucknow State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
2015 Aesthetic Imagination, South Asian University Galleries, New Delhi.
Camps/ Workshops Conducted
2015 South Asian University Art Camp, 2015, New Delhi.
Film --- From Being to Becoming- The Making of an Artist Mother , 2016.
2017 "The Book as a Work of Art- Ruminations into the Creative Process of The Cancer
Diary -I ", Creative Arts Journal, Thailand
2016 "Presenting the Absent: Representation of Maternal Memory, Embodiment and
Motherhood in my art ", Special Issue on Maternal Subjectivities, Journal of
Motherhood Initiative, Volume 7, No.2. , Canada.
2016 Material as Meaning in the Art of Saba Khan: A Bouquet at the
India Art Fair 2016, Exhibition Review, ArtNow Pakistan.(March 2016)
2015 Procreate Project / Portfolio
2015 M.A.M.A. (Mothers Are Making Art) Issue No. 9
2015 “On the Making of One’s Art”, Studies in the Maternal, Vol. 7, Issue 1,
2015 Book Review “Washi :the art of Japanese Paper” , Nancy Broadbent Casserley,
Kew Books, London, in Visual Studies , 2015. [ISSN -1472-586X]
2015 Book Review , “ Performing Heritage: The Art of Exhibit Walks”,Navina Jafa,
Society and Culture in South Asia, Sage Publications , New Delhi.[ ISSN: 2393-8617]
2014 Exhibition Review of "Memory Keeper" Solo exhibition of Anoli Perera , "The
Rhetoric of Reminiscence", Lalit Kala Contemporary Issue. 55.
2014 Book Review –Frissure – A Collaborative work between Kathleen Jamie and
Brigid Collins (Polygon, 2013) for Centre of Medical Humanities, Durham
2013 Creativity, Culture, Confluence: The 9th International Art Festival & Art
Workshop in Thailand 2013, Indian Creative Minds Journal, Vol. IX, Quarter I, 2013.
2011 Yang, Eunhee ed. Experiences: Asian Women in Global Culture, “Dialogues …,..”,
Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale Organizing Committee, Korea.[ISBN:978-89-90196-35-4]
2008 Proceedings Book of Imece 2009 Fine Arts & Design Symposium with International
participation published by Anadolu Universitesi, Eskisehir, Turkey. pp. 7-11
1999 “Tantrik Ethos in Contemporary Art”, Impressions, Annual Magazine, College of Art,
New Delhi.pp. 36-38 .
References / Citations of Works
2016 Intimate and Cathartic is the Constellation of Cancer, Egidija Ciricaite,
2016 Prescriptions , Sasha Andrews, Art Now Pakistan (June2016)
2016 The Blood of Women- Traces of Red on White Cloth, Arianna di Genova,
ArtNow Pakistan (May, 2016)
2011 Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi,New Delhi. Nov-Dec, 2011.Vol. LV, No. 6.;
[ISSN 0019580-4] pp. 168
2011 Nine Artists-Women Artists’ Colloqium Exhibition 2010/2011, Lalith Manage, Exhibition
Catalogue Nine Artists-Women Artists’ Colloqium Exhibition,Theerrtha International Artists’
Collective.Pita Kotte Sri Lanka.
2009 Bronze Age Ancestors, Grassland Scions. Vol. 2, The Asia Sculpture Park; Jiuzhou
Press,Beijing, China. [ISBN 978-7-5108-0141-9] pp.52,53 & 58-61.
2008 The Album of the Third Beijing International Art Biennale, People’s Fine Arts Publishing
House,Beijing, China.[ISBN 978-7-102-04269-5] pp. 82-83.
2008 Art Asia Pacific Almanac 2008 Vol. 3. Art Asia Publishing, New York,
[ISSN 1558-8904] pp. 259
2007 Language of Unchartered Territories, KrishnanUnni P., Solo Exhibition Catalogue
2003 Mirror of Sight 2nd Biennial; Exhibition of Islamic World Paintings, The Iranian Academy of
Art.Tehran,Iran.[ ISBN 964-422-493-0 ] pp. 204-205
2002 Yesterday Once More, Sanhita Gupta Bhowal, Solo Exhibition Catalogue,
“Yesterday Once More”.
2001-2002 India: Fire Sense Earth, Contemporary Indian Art, Vol. IV .H.G.Schero A-ort-A-
Projekt,Germany.[ISBN 3-925684-14-xVerlag] pp. 98-99.
Selected Participations in Seminars /Artist Camps/Workshops/Slide Presentations (in India)
2015 Junior Artists’ Camp, AIFACS, New Delhi.
2011 Slide Presentation at Lalit Kala Akedemi Regional Centre, Lucknow.
Multi Media Workshop, Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Lucknow.
2009 Paper Presenter at the Seminar Cuban Arts & Revolution, India International Centre,
2009 Kala Utsav, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
2009 All India Young Artists Camp, AIFACS, New Delhi.
2008 All India Young Artists Camp, Rai Foundation, New Delhi.
2008 Regional Graphics Camp, 3rd Garhi Art Festival, Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, New Delhi.
2006 Sahitya Kala Parishad Young Artists’ Camp, Sahitya Kala Parishad, N. Delhi.
2006 Painting Workshop, Department of Fine Arts, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.
2001 Drawing Workshop by Belgian artist Veronique Boseret, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi.
1996 Wood Cut Workshop, by German printmaker Brigitta Volz, College of Art, New Delhi.
1995 Collage and PaperMaking Workshop by British artist Richard Cox, College of Art, New Delhi.
Awards & Fellowships
2006 Aifacs, All India Art Exhibition Award, New Delhi
2001-2006 Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, New Delhi
2003 Yuva Mahotsav Award, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
2001 H.K. Kejriwal Award, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore.
1995-1999 Merit Scholarship, College of Art, New Delhi.
1999 M.F. Hussain Award, College of Art, New Delhi.
1997 Biswanath Mukherjee Award, College of Art, New Delhi.
Records of Works in Archives
· Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
· Mary M. Schapiro Archives, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
· Library Archives, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
· Theertha Digital Archive, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka.
· Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre Archive, Lucknow, India.
· Artist Parent Index
. Australindo Graha Nusa, Indonesia.
· Special Collections & Archives , University of Kent, U.K.
· South Asian University, New Delhi, India.
· Hua Xia Baosheng Park Museum, Changzhou, China.
· Municipal Government of Ordos, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, P.R.of China.
· Beijing Yi Dongyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China.
· Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Lucknow, India.
· Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India.
· Department of Fine Arts, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India.
· Uni Style Image, New Delhi, India.
· Titan, Bangalore, India.
· AIFACS, New Delhi, India.
· Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, India.
· College of Art, New Delhi, India.
· Rai Foundation, New Delhi, India.
· Government of Republic of Cuba.
· Poh-Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand.
· Private collection in Philippines.
· https://issuu.com/prescriptions/docs/prescriptions_catalogue_sm (pp. 166- 167)