Janhavi Khemka

Janhavi Khemka born 1993, Varanasi, India, is a cross-disciplinary printmaker, whose graphic work encompasses a wide range of mediums and disciplines, from video to installation and glass sculpture. She has recently experimented with stop-motion film using a series of manually produced printed pictures, opening up a new avenue of aesthetic experience and visual sensibilities. Graduating from Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, in 2017, Janhavi is a sensitive artist with profound hearing loss; many of her works, small and intimate, shows the strained relationship between disability, norms and her struggle of self-expression, revealing a unique feminine perspective to look at the world and the self. Janhavi has participated in the International Print Exchange Programme (IPEP) in 2018-20; in Emerging Canvas- IV, Seoul, South Korea (2019-2020); Haugesund Billedgalleri, Norway International Festival of Artistic Relief Printing; Talk Back at Flux Factory, New York (2018); among others. She has received many awards including: Printmaking Award by Printshop, Milan, Italy; State Award for printmaking by Prafulla Dhanukar Art Foundation. Janhavi lives and works between Varanasi and Santiniketan.

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