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. 

Solo Exhibitions           

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 

International Exhibitions

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,

                   Kent, U.K.

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,

                   Sri Lanka.

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,

                   Curepipe, Mauritius

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-SunyataContemporary 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,

                Incheon, Korea.

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,

                 Sri Lanka.

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,

                      New Delhi.

1996                8t All India Art Exhibition, Lucknow State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Exhibition Curated

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.[E-ISSN -1759-0434]

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

                     University, U.K.

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]

                        pp.111-115 &136..

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

                         “Transit Spaces”.

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,

                       New Delhi

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.