Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee
Mumbai, India, 1987
Being born and raised in Mumbai, India, Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee attended The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois in the United States for College. Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee graduated in 2009 with a BFA in painting.
Mahimtura's paintings, not photorealistic nor abstract, are conceptual by nature and address different social behaviors and contexts. Each work addresses an individual topic, towards which the viewer is gently pointed in the direction by the help of catchy titles. "As I draw most of my inspiration from my environment, my titles come from random things people may say, which I write down in a little black book."
Mahimtura's use of color and her unique techniques result in expressive paint works in vibrant colors that touch upon various facets of human life.
Solo Exhibitions and Shows
2012 REFLECT TO REFRACT,
Canvas International Art, Amsterdam,
2010 Perceptual Perception Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India
2006 Anatomy in a Conceptual World, Henry Thames Mumbai, India
2005 Fall Of Anatomy, private viewing in Jumeirah, Dubai
2005 Reality, L’Vista, Mumbai, India
Group Exhibitions and Auctions
2010 Auction for Hope For Haiti, Mumbai, India
2008 Anatomical sketches and paintings, L’Vista, Mumbai, India
2006 Art Bash! Michigan Art Gallery in Chicago, USA