About me


Manisha Vedpathak is a contemporary  artist, who recently relocated to her hometown Pune in India, after a stay of over two decades in West of Africa.
Art has been her passion since childhood but it was only after coming to Africa in 1994 , with husband and first child, that she started thinking of developing her artistic abilities. Being a full time mom and house-wife, she had time but with lack of access to resources and exposure to galleries, she was left with only the Internet to rely upon for her studies.
After ten years of study, hard work and juggling the responsibilities of family, she managed to enhance her skills. Being a self taught artist, her images have evolved over the years from realism to abstraction. Now abstracts, semi abstracts, figurative and occasionally nonrepresentational work are her fortes. Her artworks influenced from the vibrant African culture, is a colorful combination of shape and texture and include complex compositions that hold their own individuality throughout each painting.
Manisha continues to draw inspiration from a wide variety of sources. She says, "I am inspired by anything and everything in this universe" .Staying in Africa for over two decades, the bold colors used in her works show the influence of African culture and art. Her engineering background is seen through the use of geometric shapes. She believes that her paintings create positive vibes and bring the viewer the sense of joy she feels when painting them.
Past  Solo Exhibition:
2016: “Ghana…The life of a culture”, Gyaan Adab Center, Pune, India
2015: “Akwaaba”, LetArtWork Gallery, Pune, India
2014:  “Beyond Borders”, Gallerie Elektra, Luhacovice, Czech Republic
Past  Group Exhibitions:

2017: "Empowerment", DD Neroy Gallery, Mumbai
2017: Participated in a group exhibition organized by Pune Biennale 2017, Balgandharva Kaladalan,Pune
2016: "Art in Me", Kala Academy Goa, curated by Art Insight Medium
2016:  "Bappa Moriya....2016- Ganapati Festival ", Titling Art Gallery,         Pune(India)
2013:   “Variations”, Galleria De Marchi, Via de Marchi, 19b, Bologna (Italy)
2013:  “Landscapes of Mind”, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York
2011:  “Ghana meets India”, Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana

Gallery Representation:
 July 2012-July 2013, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Her work is found in private and corporate collections including
1)      Interplast LTD , Ghana,
2)    Intracon Ltd,Connecticut, USA
3)    Moravia Plast, Zlin, Czech Republic
4)    Tasco SRL, Genoa, Italy
5)    Torri ltd, Sarniko, Italy
Featured :
1) November 2013 issue of the magazine “Women in Art278”, which is dedicated to   showcase women artists from around the globe.
2) January 2014 issue of “Indian Talent Magazine”, an online magazine showcasing Indian artists.
Manisha is a listed artist in the Global Art Directory of London.
Held a workshop for differently abled children organized by Pune Biennale 2017.

Born in 1969, Manisha completed her B.E in Electronics in India and stayed in West of Africa for over two decades, along with her husband and two daughters.
In Dec 2014, she relocated to her hometown Pune in India. Apart from being a full time artist, she volunteers to share her knowledge of arts to the children with special needs.  
Manisha plans on continuing her work as an artist, keep exploring, experimenting and taking advantage of whatever comes her way to get her paintings recognized globally.

                                               
               

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