SMRUTHI GARGI ESWAR (Smu)
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Sister Misfortune : OED, Open Eyed Dreams – Cochin 

Smruthi Gargi Eswar (Smu) - an artist based out of Bangalore and Delhi. She studied at the Baroda Faculty of Fine Arts and at Chitrakala Parishad briefly. Her art studies though, had started earlier, while she was still a student at The Valley School KFI. With shows travelling to Budapest, New York, Cochin, Delhi and Mumbai from her studio space in Bangalore she collaborates with designers, performance artists and others.  She is also a board member of Art in Social Structures, an international NGO run and funded by artists that believes that art is the building block of all social structures. Her photography work has been published in India and the Philippines.

From a fine arts education she moved on to graphic design and photography almost immediately. Over the last few years, she moved back into the space of Fine Art finding an avenue to explore address and express at a more personal level. The journey from graphic design to art, initially established the medium in which her works are created. Now, her mediums vary, from terracotta to acrylic to photography.

Old City Cave - Privacy to Piracy ,Walk In Studios - Bangaluru

Colaborations

RITU KUMAR
New Delhi | India 
Clothing Line in collaboration with one of the top fashion houses in India.

Sister Misfortune & Seasoned –  The Label Ritu Kumar, Flagship Show Room
Khan Market ,Launch of the collaboration project Seasoned  – New Delhi 2014


Sister Misfortune  - False Ceiling – Mumbai 2012

Her solo show for the series Sister Misfortune, was held in Cochin during the Cochin Biennale (at the Open Eyed Dreams gallery). Also the series was shown at the False Ceiling and at the Art Loft for the Art Hop event in Mumbai. In Bangalore a few from the series were shown at the group show 4 Walls, held at The Taj West End by Art Chutney. 4 new pieces “Seasoned” have been commissioned and created from the series for the Label Ritu Kumar – one of the larger Fashion Houses in India.

Also her later work has been shown in more experimental spaces like Walkin Studios Bangaluru. She was also invited for  the KYTA Art Residency, creating and exhibiting a new series The Winter Apple,  in Himachyal Pradesh.

Smruthi is also a partner in the design space – ODD WORKS that caters to commercial design projects with a wide range of clients from all around the world. Walking the line between design and art Smruthi is keen on exploring the world around her as she blurs the lines between the two.

SHOWS


The Chess Set & Seasoned - The Courtyard Community - Bangaluru Feb 2019

Still Move - Walk In Studios - Bangaluru Feb 2018

Sister Misfortune : OED, Open Eyed Dreams – Cochin 2018

Old City Cave - Powercut - Bengaluru - April 2018

Full House No Joker - Powercut - Bengaluru - Feb 2018

Sister Misfortune : - OED, Open Eyed Dreams – Cochin 2017

Old City Cave - NUMA Bengaluru - April 2016

Sister Misfortune  - Art Chutney,  Art Collective at VR Bengaluru - Feb 2016

Old City Cave - Privacy to Piracy ,Walk In Studios - Bangaluru Oct 2015

Monsoon Festival - Alliance Francaise  New Delhi Aug 2015

Sister Misfortune & Seasoned – SOLO SHOW - The Label Ritu Kumar, Flagship Show Room Khan Market
Launch of the collaboration project Seasoned  – New Delhi 2014

Sister Misfortune – The Taj West End – Four Wall by Art Chutney  – Bangalore 2014

Sister Misfortune – The Humming Tree – Power to the Women Event  – Bangalore 2014

Sister Misfortune – Art Loft, Event Art Hop – Mumbai 2013

Sister Misfortune : SOLO SHOW Open Eyed Dreams – INDIA Kerala 2013

Sister Misfortune  – SOLO SHOW False Ceiling – Mumbai 2012

Trees & Their People - Anxieties of the Periphery, OED Cochin - 2010

Kitchen Matriarch -  SAWCC
South Asian Women’s Creative Collective Annual Show – New York USA  2008

Assorted Works - MATRICES (International Show of Elektrographic Art) -
Budapest HUNGARY 2007

Assorted Works - Metrosexual Show Delhi : Red Earth - Alliance Francaise Delhi INDIA 2006



Old City Cave - NUMA Bengaluru 


Publication

FLOW  - An art, design and culture magazine.
Manila | Philippines 



Residency 

KYTA  - a residency programme, aims to explore and work on the possible relationships between travel, living, culture, art and expression
Himachal Pradesh | India






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