b. 1964, India

Anju Dodiya Biography

Born in Bombay, Dodiya graduated from the JJ School of Art in 1986, refining her talent with watercolors while still a student there. Since then, Dodiya's exhibitions have unfolded a textured, thoughtful story with an intuitively feminine orientation and an elegant simplicity. After years of producing beauty with her watercolors, Dodiya tempered her work in by drawing in gray; she said, "I no longer wanted to make the image so precious. I fought it with charcoal."

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Dodiya's 2005 exhibition The Cloud Hunt initiated a series painted on mattresses, reaffirming the artist's full-time preoccupations from all hours and adding a mythological element to the tensions inherent in her vision. This material base cushioned the aggression her protagonist would hope to inflict, reflective also of the inherent futility in the pursuit of hunting clouds. The artist's first, self-titled solo exhibition in New York in 2006 developed this medium further, visualizing the themes of sleep and night in some of her mattress-as-canvas works. 

Anju Dodiya Featured Artworks

Giotto whispers by Anju Dodiya contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Anju Dodiya Giotto whispers, 2021 Charcoal and watercolour on fabric combine stretched on padded board
131.5 x 122.5 x 6 cm
Templon Contact Gallery
Clouds for a diver by Anju Dodiya contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Anju Dodiya Clouds for a diver, 2021 Charcoal and watercolour on fabric combine stretched on padded board
167 x 109 x 6 cm
Templon Contact Gallery
Masking/Blue Air by Anju Dodiya contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Anju Dodiya Masking/Blue Air, 2020 Watercolour and charcoal on paper
57 x 38 cm
Templon Contact Gallery
Masking/Dusk by Anju Dodiya contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Anju Dodiya Masking/Dusk, 2020 Watercolour, charcoal and soft pastel on paper
57 x 38 cm
Templon Contact Gallery
Masking/Diamond by Anju Dodiya contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Anju Dodiya Masking/Diamond, 2020 Watercolor, charcoal and soft pastel on paper
57 x 38 cm
Templon Contact Gallery
Tower of Slowness by Anju Dodiya contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, photography, print
Anju Dodiya Tower of Slowness, 2021 Mixed media on fabric combine stretched on wooden panel
213 x 335.01 x 83 cm
Templon Contact Gallery
Pillow Bearer by Anju Dodiya contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Anju Dodiya Pillow Bearer, 2020 Watercolour, charcoal and soft pastel on paper
130 x 58 cm
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Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
Red Wind by Anju Dodiya contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Anju Dodiya Red Wind, 2020 Charcoal, watercolour, fabric collage on padded board
141 x 70 cm
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Contact Gallery

Anju Dodiya Recent Exhibitions

Anju Dodiya Represented By

Templon contemporary art gallery in 30 rue Beaubourg, Paris, France Templon Brussels, Paris
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