• Prof. Anjani Reddy

  • About Artist

    Born in 1951 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Anjani Reddy received a National Diploma in painting with distinction from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University in 1976. A decade later, she began working at the University's College of Fine Arts where she continues as a professor and head of the painting department until her retirement in 2011. Recognized as a senior artist from Hyderabad and a noted Indian artist, Reddy was a part of the elite group that helped build the city's reputation for figurative art. Her work can be found with several corporations, art institutions, and private collections around the country and overseas. Madras Museum of Modern Art, A.P Contemporary Art Museum, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, Tata Industries, Mumbai, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, National Lalit Kala Akademi, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Dept of Culture, New Delhi, are a few such collections to name within the country. Reddy also has been a part of numerous group shows including National exhibitions of Art, as well as auctions in India and abroad. She has held 14 solo exhibitions between 1991-2016 and received awards/recognitions from 1977-2017.

  • About Statement

    For me.... The Process of painting originates from a sub-conscious state of mind, where the images stored in the psyche start taking shape into a form that is gradually built up, with the help of lines, textures, design, tone and color into a 'Work of Art". The subject matter of my paintings is either nostalgic, or from imagination based on dreams, fantasies beautiful experiences of growing up and surroundings etc. l enjoys creating beautiful compositions that transport the viewer into my world, with graceful female figures et amongst their natural environment, color fully dressed in traditional attire, leisurely engaged in day-to-day activities, or participating in numerous rituals and festive celebrations that take place round the year. Apart from these, most of the times there is a lone female figure in solitude, having a dialogue with nature, while a bird perched on a nearby branch watches silently. The thought of applying myself to serious aspects of human existence occurred to me, but my attempts to portray them turned futile. Having realized my inability to find inspiration from the harder side of life, I reverted to my forte of painting 'The Woman' resplendent in all the glory as a tribute to the female form.

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