- Anupam Sud
January 15, 1944 Hoshiarpur, Punjab
1990 Study Tour of USA under CICA Fellowship. 1971-72 Print MAking at Slade School ,London(British Council Scholarship). 1963-67 Diploma(Fine Arts),College of Art ,New Delhi.
2011 'Preparatory Assertions - Notes... Selected Solo Exhibitions 2011 'Preparatory Assertions - Notes from Sketch Books', Latitude 28, New Delhi 2010 'The Other Self', presented by Art Heritage, New Delhi at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 2007 'Anupam Sud: A Retrospective', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 1997 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai 1996 Art Heritage, New Delhi and Pusan, Korea 1995 'Four Artists' Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1994 UG Gallery, New Delhi and Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1992 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata 1991 World Bank Art Society, Washington DC. 1989 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1988 Vithi Gallery, Baroda 1967,69 New Delhi Selected Group Exhibitions 2013-14 'Forgotten Figures', Aicon Gallery, New York 2011 'Masters Ltd: Limited Editions', Gallery Beyond, Mumbai 2011 'Melange', The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata 2010 'Body as Vessel', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi 2009 'Mark of Masters -2', Art and Soul, Mumbai 2009 'The Body as Vessel', Art Alive, New Delhi 2003 'Of Memories, Dreams, Reveries', Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi 2001 'Palette 2001', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2001 'The Human Factor', The Guild, Mumbai 1998 3 Person show at Taunsstein, Germany and Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Ashraya in Sharjan, Dubai 1997 'Indian Contemporary Art, Post Independence', Exhibition organised by Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi 1997 'A Tide of High Spirts', Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 1997 ''Women Artists of India': A Celebration of Independence', Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, U.S.A 1997 'Colours of Independence', National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi 1996 'Contemporary Indian Paintings : from the Chester & Dravida Herwitz Collection, Part II, Sotheby's Auction, New York 1995 Back to the future 1989 - 2005, Gallery Espace, New Delhi 1995 '21 Artists', Group Show at All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi 1995 15 Women Artists, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi 1994 Art Heritage,New Delhi. 1994 LTG Gallery, New Delhi. c 1993 'Reflections & Images', Organized by Vadhera Art Gallery at Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1985 'Indian Printmaking Today', Mumbai 1977 'Pictorial Space', Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. Participations 2013 'The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore 2011 'Red', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Art Celebrates 2010: Sports and the City', represented by Gallery Art Motif at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games 2010 'Contemporary Printmaking In India', presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007 'Harmony Show', Nehru Centre, Mumbai 1986 International Biennale of Plastic Arts,Algiers 1986 8th International Print Triennale,G.D.R 1986 Inter-Asian Biennale Ankara, Turkey. 1983 'India in Druck', Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam 1981 Asian Art Exhibition, Bangaladesh 1979-81 IV,V Biennale, Valparasio, Chile 1975,78 III,IV International Triennale, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1974 Florence Biennale. 1973 National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1973 Ljubljana Biennale, Yugoslavia. Honours and Awards 1996 Award from 'Adharshila', A Group of Journalists, Writers and Artists, New Delhi 1995 International Print Biennale, Bharat Bhawan,Bhopal 1995 President of India's Silver Plaque of 65th and 66th All India Annual Art Exhibition, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), Special Award, New Delhi 1994 Certificate at Egyptian International Print Biennale 1990 Study Tour of USA under Centre for International Contemporary Arts (CICA) Fellowship. 1980,84 Award Sahitya Kala Parishad, 1968 Founder Member,'Group B'.
"My print images can never convert into painterly images for the canvas, as the working body itself rebels. When images enter my mind, I see textures that belong either to etching or to painting. I see no easy conversions as the basic temperament of each process varies and so do ways of arriving at the end result."
Anupam Sud was born in Hoshiarpur in Punjab in 1944. She studied at the College of Art, New Delhi in 1967 and in 1971-72 studied print-making at the Slade School, London, under a British Council scholarship. Working mainly with intaglio prints, Sud fuses her knowledge of different intaglio processes with lithography and screen-printing. Her zinc plates breathe with a life, now suggesting the contours of a sculpture, now hinting at the warmth of oils. But at all times restraint seems to be the keynote of her work. While her sympathies and concerns are often feminist, a recurring theme in her work is the common human predicament. Her subjects are often introspective and fatalistic - existing in a world that is falling apart.
She acknowledges many influences: her father who had a love for bodybuilding, detective stories, Punjabi theatre, and her mother who appreciated classical music and read the Upanishads. She also grew as an artist under the guidance of Somnath Hore in Delhi, whose work she closely related to.
More metaphorical than direct, her work is different from that of traditional printmakers in that she does not rely on the monochromatic quality, inherent in this medium, to make a statement.
Anupam's work has evolved in phases. From the rather architectural forms, limbs and human figures in the mid 1970s to largely feminist subjects in the late 1970s.
As one of the founder members of GROUP 8 (1968), Anupam, with her printmaker colleagues, worked through this association to promote and sustain printmaking as an independent, expressive art form.
Her work has been widely exhibited and appreciated. Apart from over a dozen solo shows all over the world, she has participated in many group exhibitions in cities in the US, UK, Italy, Korea, Switzerland and other countries. She has won numerous national and international awards for her excellence in printmaking. She has also conducted workshops in Canada and Japan.
She lives and works in New Delhi.