About Manisha Em

Manisha Em pulls a great inspiration from nature and human habitat in regards understanding how much one can stretch their emotional and physical limits and what our understanding about people and personal boundaries are. She is constantly questioning the role of tradition, gender, and relationships between the young and old, men and women, and even people of the same gender. The material she uses such as heavily grogged clay body and its rugged strength, symbolizes the human spirit. She then intuitively marks the body with stains and oxides which adds to the visual aspect of her work whilst simultaneously questioning its vulnerability.  


Artist Statement

Manisha is forever on the quest of questioning the role of tradition, gender, relationships between the young and old, men and women, and even people of the same gender. She is greatly inspired by nature, human habitat, and wants to know if conventional norms would still function in the contemporary world. She is interested in understanding how much one can stretch their emotional and physical limits and what our understanding of people and personal boundaries is. Once one question is resolved it leads her to another question which further leads to another one and so on. She uses heavily grogged clay body because she likes the rugged strength which she feels is symbolic of the human spirit. She then intuitively marks the body with stains and oxides which adds to the visual aspect of her work whilst simultaneously questioning its vulnerability. 


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Exhibitions:
• Group Show at Aralias Golf Course, Gurugram
• Exhibition at British High Commissioner’s Residence, New Delhi
• Exhibitions of Contemporary Ceramics by Delhi Blu Studio at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
• 400 Cups Group show at Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram, New Delhi
• Cerafest Delhi at Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram, New Delhi
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• Khajuraho Art Mall Festival, M. P. – 2017
• Kala Ghoda Studio Potters market, Mumbai – 2017
• 20th All India Studio Potters Exhibition at AIFACS – 2017
• Lalit Kala Garhi Artist Show – 2018
• Garhi Women Artist Show, March – 2018