The Drawn Word
EA Locus in Focus - conversation with Manjari Chakravarti an artist, illustrator and writer based in Santiniketan
Saturday 26th June 2021

EA Locus in Focus

The Drawn Word

Focusing on Manjari Chakravarti, an artist, illustrator and writer based in Santiniketan who will talk about her experiment with text and image as a central axis to her practice. Session will be moderated by Ushmita Sahu, Director and Head Curator, Emami Art.

Saturday 26th June, 2021
4.00pm – 5:00 pm
Live on Zoom and Emami Art Facebook

About Manjari Chakravarti

Graduated from Kala Bhavan Santiniketan in Printmaking in 1990. Over the years, she has experimented with various concepts and mediums with text and image as a central axis . Manjari’s works now have to do with her expressions as a writer, an artist and an illustrator and author of picturebooks primarily meant for younger readers and much older ones as well. She is involved mostly with the art of bookmaking in its various forms.

She has showcased her work in solo shows at Ganges Art, Kolkata 2019, Galerie Beatrice Binoche, Saint-Denis, France, 2011 “Ecriture III and a few other things” Akar Prakar, Kolkata  2010, “Ecriture II,” Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi. 2008,  “Écriture”, Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata 2007 • Galerie 88, Calcutta 1999 • Art Heritage, New Delhi, 1994

She selectively participated in ‘Known Unknown’ – group show of six artists curated by Amitava Das, Raza Foundation, New Delhi February 2020; 7th Bharat Bhavan Biennial (invited) 2017, ‘Kaya’ conversation with Six women artists, Ganges Art Gallery Kolkata, curated by Lina Vincent Sunish. 2015, United Art Fair, New Delhi curated by Meera Menezes 2013, Limitless Futures, curated by Dr.Alka Pande in Association with Akar Prakar, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. 2011; Enduring Legacy, Gallery Neumeister, Munich and Indian Embassy, Berlin. In association with Akar Prakar Kolkata and ICCR. 2011 • India Art Summit , with Akar Prakar 2011; International Art Summit on Women’s issues, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2009

Manjari Chakravarti
Artist, illustrator and writer based in Santiniketan


Moderator - Ushmita Sahu
Director and Head Curator, Emami Art