Sapna Sharma

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Educational Qualifications

2005 – M.A. (Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art), National Museum Institute (Deemed University), New Delhi

1987 – M.A. (Drawing & Painting), Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Solo Exhibition:

2010: Lalit Kala Academy ,Thrissur, Kerala.

2008: Arpana Kaur Art and Craft Gallery, New Delhi.

1996: Lalit Kala Academy Art Gallery, New Delhi.

1996: Art Konsult, New Delhi.

1994: Taj Art Gallery, Bombay.

1993: Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi.


2005: Exhibition Award, by DATA ,New Delhi.

1999: Junior Fellowship by Ministry of Human Resource Development,Delhi.

1990: 31st Rajasthan State Artist Award by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

1992: 33rd Rajasthan State Artist Award by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur, Rajasthan

1994: 35th Rajasthan State Artist Award by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur, Rajasthan

1987: Maharaja Raj Singh Award, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

1987: Prime Minister Award in poster competition, New Delhi

1989-90: Research Grant Scholarship by Lalit Kala Akademi. New Delhi

Group Shows

2011:1st International Drawing & Graphic prints Exhibition ,Chandigarh.

2009: Habitat Centre .New Delhi

2008:’ART TODAY IN RAJASTHAN’ Organized by Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi.

2008: ‘SHAKTI’ Exhibition organized by Indian Art Circle in Lalit Kala Academy , New Delhi.

2008: ‘TANDRIL’ Exhibition organized by PALETTE, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

2006: SUMMER ART SHOW 2006 working artist of Garhi Studio, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.

2004: 3rd Annual Art Exhibition by DATA in Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.

2004-06 : ‘Multiple Encounters’ Indo Us Print Exhibition in India, IGNCA, New Delhi.

2002: Mini Print Exhibition, Lalit Kala Artist Studio Gallery, Garhi in New Delhi.

2001: Indian Contemporary Miniature Painting &Sculptor , Organized by UNIPACE, Lalit Kala Academy,Garhi, New Delhi.

1999: The Logan Gallery ,Woodquay, Galway, Ireland.

1998: “Human Form and Art” art exhibition organized by Lalit Kala Academi , New Delhi.

1997:“Magnetic Forms” Art exhibition of Painting & Graphics Organized by Art Konsult, New Delhi

1996: Mini Print Exhibition by Gallery Espace in New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and Chandigarh.

1994: Mahalsa art Gallery, Bombay

1992: Artist Centre, Bombay.

1992/95: Lalit kala Academy Art Gallery, Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi.

1991: Bajaj Art Gallery, Bajaj Bhawan, Bombay

1990: Shimbun Building, Kyoto, Japan.


2011: International Drawing & Graphic prints Exhibition ,Chandigarh.

1990/1991/1998/2007/2009/ : All India Art Exhibition by All India Fine Art & Craft Society, New Delhi.

1989/1993/1998/2005 : National Exhibition of art by Lalit kala Academy, New Delhi

2003/2005 : International Biennial Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

2002: Annual Art Exhibition by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

2000: Woman Artist Exhibition by Freedom Art Gallery, New Delhi.

1999: International Mini Prints Exhibition ,Poland.

1998: All India Exhibition of Drawing by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

1998: Annual art Exhibition by Sahitya Kala Parishad New Delhi.

1997: 19th International Independent Exhibition of Print in Kanagawa.

1995: 18th International Independent Exhibition of print in Kanagawa . 1995: All India art Exhibition of Drawing Organized by Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh & North Zone Culture Centre, Patiala

1993: All India Exhibition of Art by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.

1992: Annual art exhibition by Chitra Kala Parisad, Banglore.

1992: International mini print exhibition, Norway

1989: 30th Annual Art Exhibition by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur, Rajasthan


2007 : Artist Camp organised by Art Mall , Barog (H.P.)

2004,2005: Freedom Fighters Portrait Camp Organised by Swaraj Bhawan, Bhopal (M.P.).

2004: Rashtriya Kala Sanket Academy ,Ujjain (M.P.).

2000/ 2005 : Graphic Workshop by Lalit Kala Academy , at Garhi studio ,New Delhi

1996: Women artist workshop organized by W.Z.C.C., Udaipur(Rajasthan)

1994: All India Drawing camp by Solid art society. Chandigarh

1986/88/90/93/97: All India Artist Printmaking camp & Exhibition by Aaj Society, Udaipur(Rajasthan).


*National Gallery of Modern art

*Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur

*Bharat Bhawan ,Bhopal

*Private collection in India & Abroad.

Workshop, Seminars and Conferences Attended:

2000, 22 to 25 January: 33rd National Conference on “Conservation of Decorative arts” organized by Indian Association for study of Conservation of cultural property, Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad, India

2000, 4 to 5 April: Workshop “ Use of Silicon in the conservation of cultural Heritage” with Wacker Chemie, National Museum New Delhi.

2000, 19 to 20: National Seminar on “Bio deterioration of cultural Heritage” Organized by INTACH, ICBCP, NMI and National Museum at National Museum New Delhi.


(MA) Dissertation in “Bio-Degradation of different Type of Indian Paper and comparative study of various fungicides” under the Guidance of Dr. Yashodhara Joshi (National Archives of India, N. Delhi) as partial fulfillment for the award of degree of master of Conservation and Restoration of works of Art, 2004

Seminar Papers

1. Phad painting Material & Technique

2. Repair and Restoration of Paper

3. Deterioration of Wall Painting

4. Disaster Management for Museum objects- Flood

Professional Memberships:

Registered with Indian Association for study of Conservation of cultural property, India.

“Philosophically print is right at the centre of Fine Art where the subject can expand”.

Every artist is influenced by the many cultural formats of their surroundings. Being Indian yet under the hegemony of the western education explore not only very Indian-ness and the symbolic contents of the cultural but the transition in the perception of it.

Sapna reinvents the forms of thought and we communicate with the precedent and the unidentified. The forms archaic, unknown, pure yet seemingly unintentional in though bought down into reality thought her distinctive language praising the essence of being, being a part of a cultural ethos.

The work exuberates the need to back to the historic ,and finding its place in the present global, giving the artwork and art community a platform for discussion on the very meaning of the word Indian-ness. Experimentation with the old identity i.e. the scriptures or ‘pothis’ verses the new founds techniques of the old known identity and the new found identity .Can the two really coexist? Sapna’s work not only makes us question the same but makes the viewer question their very own identity as an individual living in a country of mixed cultural flux.

Sapna’s works are reminiscent of palimpsesta ,manuscripts or scroll bringing with them this mysterious air of being a shred of history bought before our eyes thought a new language . A simplification of a complex process which translates into a desire to achieve the whole,a divinity to achieve the unseen and the quest to an identity. Smriti Rajgarhia

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