Dr Soumya Manjunath Chavan
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Name : soumya chavan
Nationality : Indian
Country : India
City : Bangalore
Category : Painting
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Soumya Manjunath Chavan:
  Dr.Soumya Manjunath Chavan  was born in Bangalore in 1969. She completed her B.F.A. in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Bangalore in 1993. Further she completed M.F.A. in Painting from college of Fine Arts, Bangalore in 1995. She worked on the “Visual aspects of Sankara’s Philosophy and its relevance to contemporary Tantric artists” for her Doctoral research. She received a Doctorate from the Bangalore University in 2002.  She worked as a lecturer for Drawing at Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore between 1994- 1996, worked as visiting faulty in Dept of Art History, Chitrakala Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, 1999 – 2000,  Guest Faculty in the Department of Visual Arts, Bangalore University in 2004 - 05. 

She has to her credit 3 Solo shows and many group shows. Participated in Lalita Kala Academi Art Camps, 2003 Tiruvananthapuram and 2007 Chennai. Art Camp organized by Mantram Art foundation in 2006, Paris, Indian Art exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia . Collections of her paintings are in India and Abroad. She has executed many Murals in Bengaluru for builders and MNCs like Fidelity Investments (27 Murals) and Ernst and Young. She lives and works in Bengaluru.  

A brief write - up about the works The present set of works sent to are the recent paintings done in this the year 2007. They are titled ‘Square abstractions’. They are of different sizes. The paintings are based on the concept of the ‘Square’ which is a symbol of equality, harmony and balance. But to for an artist’s eyes there are no barriers and he can create the same harmony and by creatively looking at the square. Here the main attention is give to colors and many squares emerge form the colors and lines. There is a lot of work done on the imagery of with the help of textures created with the painting knife. These paintings depict a journey of the artist with in herself and very profoundly defining her view about form, color and balance.