Sarika Dandona is an Abstract and Fine Art Photographer and winner of several awards at the prestigious Prix De La Photographie (PX3), Paris and the International Loupe Awards, Australia (earlier the International Aperture Awards). She is a gallery artist with the Egg Art Studio, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. Her work has also been exhibited as part of group shows in New York City, London and in New Delhi.
She has been showcased as an upcoming photographer in Smart Photography (November 2008) and featured in Better Photography (February 2010), the two leading photography and imaging magazines in India. Her work has also been commissioned by Penguin Books India for the cover of the book titled “What Really Happened”, by author, Banaphool (Arunava Sinha Tr).
Her signature style is to delve deep into her subjects and draw out surreal yet intricate abstractions from a fusion of colours, shapes, contours, materials, textures and nature with the interplay of light and shadows. There is an underlying movement and flow in her work that channelizes bursts of energy towards a sense of peace and tranquillity. Her primary body of work transforms mundane objects with a strong element of intrigue to challenge first impressions.
An alumnus from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Sarika’s background in Microbiology and Biotechnology research followed by her work as a journalist and then an entrepreneur and consultant in Healthcare and Life Sciences for over 17 years, has strongly influenced her inherent ability to visualize objects internally, up-close, with an eye for detail and multi-layers.
October 22 - December 17, 2016: The Lair - A mixed media group show on wildlife at the Egg Art Studio and Gallery, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
August 19 - September 15, 2016: Lands Within – A group show at the Egg Art Studio and Gallery, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
February 2014: One of her photographic artworks was selected as part of the digital exhibition installed in Saatchi Gallery, London.
August 14-September 27, 2013: United Uttarakhand Unveiled - A group show of fine art photographs for Uttarakhand relief at Wonderwall Gallery, Lado Sarai, New Delhi.
October 19 - 28, 2012: Transmundane - A group show of abstract photographs at Arpana Caur Academy of Fine Arts, New Delhi
July 2012: Art Takes Time Square - Part of a global group art show at Time Square, New York
- International Loupe Awards 2011, Australia: 1 Silver (Ranked 24th in the Top 50) and 5 Bronze in the Abstract/Illustrative Category
- Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2011: 58 Official Jury Selections
- Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2010: Honorable Mention for Fine Art/Still Life
- ArtSlant Showcase Winner – Winner of the first and 5th 2010 Showcase in the Photography Category
- International Aperture Awards 2009, Australia: 1 Silver (Ranked 33rd in Top 50) and 7 Bronze Awards in the Abstract/Illustrative category
- Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2009: Honorable Mention for Fine Art/Architecture
Book Cover / Workshops
2010: Work commissioned by Penguin Books India for the cover of the book “What Really Happened” by author, Banaphool (Arunava Sinha Tr)
July 18-22, 2011: Organized and conducted a SPIC MACAY photography workshop for students of Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
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