2.Family Time, Chilka Lake

Indrani Choudhury – Family Time, Chilka Lake

Born in Calcutta, India, Dr. Indrani Choudhury was a biomedical research scientist for 25 years, in India and then in the US. She moved to New Jersey two decades ago, raised a family and worked for many years at UMDNJ. Yet her life was incomplete. In 2005, she set up an easel in her guest room and returned to her childhood passion: she began painting full-time.
 
Entirely self-taught, Indrani works solely in watercolors, transforming the medium beyond its typical constraints to produce the texture and richness of acrylics and oils. Her paintings span her whole universe, from her local supermarket in New Jersey, to her childhood home in Calcutta, to scenes from travels around the world. In each she tries to express something specific – a particular color, the interplay of light and shade, a moment we see but never notice, or a memory she has carried since her childhood. She paints to communicate the way she sees the world.
 
Since 2008, Indrani’s paintings have been exhibited at over a dozen juried art shows and galleries throughout New Jersey. In her second avatar as an artist, Dr. Indrani Choudhury is an inspiration to all those who dream of doing what they truly love. Her works are an affirmation of the power of dreams, long deferred and finally fulfilled.

 

New Brunswick Art Salon 2016 Part II Watercolor and Mixed Media Exhibition

 

EDUCATION:

1977 – PhD, Biochemistry, Calcutta, India

1971 – M Sc, Physiology, Calcutta, India

1969 – B Sc, Physiology, Calcutta, India

Indrani Choudhury is a self-taught artist.

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2015 
   – Juried Show, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
   – Spring Juried Show, South Brunswick Art Commission, South Brunswick, NJ
   – Associate Members Show, Garden State Watercolor Society
   – Juried Show, The American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter
   – Solo Show, Monmouth Beach Cultural Center,NJ
2014 
   – Juried Show, Garden State Watercolor Society Annual Show
   – Solo Show, Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, NJ
   – Juried Show, The American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter
   – Spring Juried Show, South Brunswick Art Commission, South Brunswick, NJ
   – Invited Exhibit, Dish Café, Highland Park, NJ
   – Summer Juried Show, South Brunswick Art Commission, South Brunswick, NJ
   – Associate Members Show, Garden State Watercolor Society
   – Associate Members Show, New Jersey Watercolor Society
2013
   – Juried Show, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
   – Juried Show, The American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter
   – Fall Juried Show, South Brunswick Art Commission, South Brunswick, NJ
   – Associate Members Show, Garden State Watercolor Society
   – Juried Show, Garden State Watercolor Society Annual Show
   – Suburban Artists Guild Members Art Show at Gourgaud Gallery
   – Spring Juried Show, South Brunswick Art Commission
   – Juried Show, The American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter
2012
   – SAG Members Art Show at Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, Monmouth, NJ
   – Spring Juried Show, The American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter
   – Solo Show, Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, NJ
   – Summer Juried Show, South Brunswick Art Commission, South Brunswick, NJ
   – GSWS Associate Members Show
   – Fall Juried Show, The American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter
   – Fall Juried Show, South Brunswick Art Commission, South Brunswick, NJ
2011
   – SAG Members Art Show at Gourgaud Gallery
   – Garden State Watercolor Society Associate Members Show, Trenton, NJ
   – Suburban Artist Guild Show, East Brunswick Public Library, East Brunswick, NJ
   – Group Show, Fiddleheads Restaurant, Jamesburg, NJ
   – East Brunswick Fine Arts Festival, East Brunswick, NJ
   – South Brunswick Art Commission, Municipal Building, South Brunswick, NJ
2010
   – Solo Show, Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, NJ
   – Group Show, Edison Public Library, Edison, NJ
   – South Brunswick Art Commission, Municipal Building, South Brunswick, NJ
   – Highland Park Art Fair, Highland Park, NJ
   – Edison Public Library Art Fair, Edison, NJ
2009
   – Barnes and Nobles Book Store Cafe, North Brunswick, NJ
2008 
   – Solo Show, Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, NJ
 

MEMBERSHIP:

Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS)

New Jersey Water Color Society (NJWCS)

Suburban Artists Guild (SAG)

 

AWARDS:

2014 – Second Place (Professional Category), Middlesex County Senior Art Show

2013 – Honorable Mention Award, Garden State Watercolor Society, Associate Members show

2011 – Merit Award, Garden State Watercolor Society Associate Members Show, May

2011 – Winner’s Circle, East Brunswick Fine Arts Festival, June

 

PRESS:

Profile in webzine Courageous Creativity, http://www.flyingchickadee.com/zine.html. Forthcoming, October 2011 

“Edison Artist Inspired by Travels: Left Career as Scientist to Focus on Passion for Painting” Home News Tribune, August 2010

“When Dreams Are Fulfilled,” India in New York, August 2010 

 

“Quiet Monents” New Brunswick Art Salon 2013 Part I Water Color Exhibition

Feel free to visit Indrani’s website: www.indranisgallery.com

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