"My visual narrative of ordinary thoughts and experiences are reflected in my work. I feel that the need to make art is an intrinsic part of me, and this necessity to create is almost an obsession. In my work I represent parts of myself that I have managed to create before the thought is forgotten. The purest form that I have saved and transsformed onto a canvas, thoughts and experiences we can all relate to and share."
Born in Sri Lanka in 1985, Mika Tennekoon completed her HND in Visual Communication at the Academy of Design in Sri Lanka and is currently studying for her MFA in Khala Bhavana, Santiniketan, India. Tennekoon staged her first solo exhibition in Sri lanka in November 2012, and has participated in group shows in both Colombo and Galle in Sri Lanka as well as in the USA, India, Dubai and Vietnam. Mika draws inspiraton from the simple translation of day-to-day and emotional events and transforms them into intricately constructed artworks. She works with multiple mediums such as painting, photography, digital sketches and installation.
2005-07 HND in Visual Communication, The Academy of Design, Colombo,Sri Lanka
FCC in printmaking, Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, India
2015 - 2017 MFA, Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, India
2013 Home | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Sriniktan and Kala Bhavan Students exhibition | Nandan Gallery, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India
2016 Imago Mundi | Ruby Studio Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Colomboscope - Shadow Scenes | The Rio Complex, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 SWAC (Santiniketan World Art Collective) | Nandan Gallery, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, India
2015 G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery | Calcutta, India
2014 The Melting Pot Festival | Ho Chi Minch City, Vietnam
2013 Temporary Permanence | Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka, Collaboration with Saskia Fernando Gallery, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2012 Mediated | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo
2012 The Great West Coast Migration – Art Benefit for Sharks & Oceans | Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Costa Mesa, San Diego
2012 Kaputa | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Amangalla Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka
2011 Paper Canvas - Exhibition of Limited Edition Posters | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Art Needs Space, Collective of Contemporary Artists (COCA) | Goethe Institute Gate Party, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Oh.My.Goat, Collective of Contemporary Artists (COCA) | Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
2008 Identity 101 | Casa Colombo, Sri Lanka
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