Anju Dodiya

Anju Dodiya was born in Mumbai in 1964. She graduated from the Sir J.J. School of Art with a BFA in 1986 and has been exhibiting since then. In addition to several solo shows in India, Dodiya has participated in notable group exhibitions in Helsinki, Berlin and New York.

Dodiya presents sumptuous paintings on fabric and delicate works on paper. Her works are intensely private and thoughtful; sources of inspiration range from Gujarati folktales and Japanese prints to Greek myths. In spite of the brilliant colours and numerous symbolic layers woven into each painting, one finds a personal simplicity in Dodiya’s adherence to the essential and the feminine.

Although she is interested in the neutral notion of private self and the realm of introspection, there is a distinctly feminine aura about her work. Whether in her use of embroidered textiles as canvas, her depiction of floral forms or her literary allusions, one senses that her protagonists’ desires and anxieties are often those unique to woman.

The artist lives and works in Mumbai. 

Artwork for Sale

Mirror can kill and talk - wand
by Anju Dodiya

Size:

66 X 52 inches

Pillory, 2001
by Anju Dodiya

Size:

69 X 44 inches

Untitled
by Anju Dodiya

Size:

12 X 16 inches

Untitled
by Anju Dodiya

Size:

12 X 16 inches