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Shelly Jyoti

A visual artist, fashion designer, poet and an independent curator

 

EDUCATION

  • 1995 Fashion Design and Clothing Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India
  • 1980 MA English Literature, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • 1978 BA English Literature with Fine Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 Bound by duty: An idea of Swaraj and Collectiveness 2018 solo

  • 2019, India International Center, New Delhi, forthcoming
    2019 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, forthcoming
    2018 Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi

 Revisiting Gandhi: The Art of Shelly Jyoti, Retro/introspective show 2009-2018

  • 2018 Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi

The Khadi March: Just Five Meters 2016 -17 solo

  • 2017 National Gallery for Modern Art, Bengaluru, India
  • 2017 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
  • 2016 Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Salt: The Great March 2013-15 Solo

  • 2015 Salt: The Great March, Azad Bhavan Gallery, Indian Council of Cultural Relations ICCR, Delhi
  • 2014 Salt: The Great March, The Museum Dakshin Chitra, Chennai, India
  • 2014 Salt: The Great March, IIC India International Centre New Delhi, India
  • 2013 Salt: The Great March, IGNCA Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts New Delhi (2013)

 Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti & Laura Kina 2008-2014

  • 2017 Indigo Narratives: An Ode to Neel Darpan, The Museum for National Archives of India, New Delhi
  • 2014 Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti & Laura Kina, Gandhi Memorial Centre, Washington DC USA
  • 2013 Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti & Laura Kina, Chicago Cultural Centre Chicago IL, USA
  • 2011 Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti & Laura Kina, Diana Lowenstein Gallery Miami FL, USA
  • 2011 Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti & Laura Kina, ArtXchange Gallery Seattle WA, USA
  • 2010 Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti & Laura Kina, Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai
  • 2009 Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti & Laura Kina, Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre,New Delhi
  • 2009 Indigo: New works by Shelly Jyoti & Laura Kina, ABS Red Earth Art Gallery Baroda, Gujarat

Beyond Mithila: Exploring the Decorative 2008-12 Solo

  • 2010 Beyond Mithila: Exploring the Decorative, Taj Palace, and New Delhi
  • 2009 Beyond Mithila: Exploring the Decorative, Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre
  • 2009Beyond Mithila: Exploring the Decorative, Jamaat Art Gallery, and Mumbai
  • 2008 Beyond Mithila: Exploring the Decorative, Woman Made Gallery Chicago

Lyrical Abstraction: A Space for Abstraction & Muses 2007 Solo

  • 2007 Lyrical Abstraction: A room of /for muses works on canvas, Experimental Art Gallery,
  • India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • 2008 Sristhi Art Gallery Welcome Hotel, Baroda

Pastels, Inks, Drawings – Works on Paper 2005 Solo

  • 2004 Pastels, Inks, Drawings -Works on Paper, ICC Milpitas, California
  • 2004 Pastels, Inks, Drawings -Works on Paper, Welcome Art Gallery, Baroda

Ethnicity and Symbols 2003 Solo

  • 2003Ethnicity and Symbols, American India Foundation, AIF, California, USA
  • 2003Ethnicity and Symbols, Indiana University, South Bend Indiana

Woman of the New Millennium 1999-00 Solo

  • 1999 Shristi Art Gallery, Baroda

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018NEW TRADITIONS: Influences & Inspirations in Indian Textiles, 1947-2017 at Jawahar Kala Kendra
  • 2017 Re-Union2, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2016 Traversing Traditions/India, Charter Oak Cultural Center Hartford, CT, USA
  • 2013 CARE Package India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi
  • 2012 CARE Package, Twelve Gate, Philadelphia, PA, and Curator: Ombretta Agro
  • United Art Fair, New Delhi
  • 20th Anniversary Exhibition: 20 Jurors Woman Made Gallery Chicago.
  • 2010 13th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL. Curator: Laura Kina
  • Logged, Emami Chisel Art Calcutta, India. Curator: Amit Mukhopadhya
  • Art Fusion, Nehru Centre, Mumbai. Curator: Nina Rege
  • Natures Fury@20×12 (Curatorial Digital Project), Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2009 Women Imaging Women: A Study of Female Portraiture, Robert Morris University, Chicago
  • Curator: Amy Galpin
  • 2007 The Spirit of India, Singapore. Curator: Anu Aggarwal
  • Line and Form, The Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • Cynosure Lanxes, ABS Art Gallery, Baroda, Gujarat
  • 2006 Creative Fantasy, The Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • Elle Decor Art & Design Show, New Delhi. Curator: Dr. Alka Pande
  • Here Comes the Bride, Woman Made Gallery, and Chicago, Illinois. Curator: Beate Minkovski
  • 2004 Print Making, Chaap, Baroda
  • 2003 Women, Trauma and Visual Expression, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2002 Nature’s Fury, (curatorial project) Digital artwork, Srishti Art Gallery
  • Voices against Violence, Fine Arts Faculty, Baroda
  • 2001 Earthquake Relief Art Benefit, Fine Arts Faculty, Baroda
  • Earthquake Relief Art Benefit, Artcore Gallery, Baroda

SELECT CURATORIAL PROJECTS

  • 2012 ‘VASTRAM: Splendid World of Indian Textiles’ for ASEAN countries
  • Indian council of cultural relations (ICCR project), Authored the Published catalog
  • 2015 Muscat, Oman
  • 2013-15MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum, Siem Reap City, Cambodia

HONORS/AWARDS /GRANTS

  • 2018 Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi
  • 2017 Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi and South Region
  • 2013 Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts IGNCA, New Delhi
  • 2012 Indian Council of Cultural Relations-‘Indigo Project International’, ICCR New Delhi
  • 2010 Grant for curatorial project ’Nature’s Fury’ by Gujarat Sports & Culture Ministry2009, Gujarat
  • Grant for “Indigo Narrative” project by Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat
  • 2004 “Artist of Eminence” by Baroda Management Association, Baroda, Gujarat
  • 1994 Best Traditional Craft Design Collection Award, NIFT New Delhi

PUBLICATIONS

Authored Articles/Poetry/ Published Artworks and Catalogs

  • 2018 Revisiting Gandhi: The Art of Shelly Jyoti 2009-2018
  • Published catalogue by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, 100 pages
  •         2017: The Khadi March: Just Five Meters
  • Published catalogue by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, 76 pages
  • 2015 Ajrakh: Celebrating Textile traditions by Shelly Jyoti, ITC magazine ‘Namaste’, Jodhpur issue
  • 2014 Salt: The Great March: Published Catalog, Indian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR
  • 2013 Salt: The Great March: Published Catalog, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
  • 2012 Authored the published catalogue by Indian Council of cultural relations
  • ‘Vastram’; Splendid Textiles of India
  • 2012 ‘The Quilters’ Spring 2012- Brinda Gill, ‘Indigo Narratives’ series, Jyoti, Shelly
  • ‘Sahitya Akedmi’ Indian English literature (IL268- March April 2012 edition LV1 NO2)- Jyoti, Shelly
  • ‘Shringara’ by Dr Alka Pande-Published artwork. Jyoti, Shelly
  • Socleen journal-‘Genetically modified crops’ Published artwork
  • 2010 Jyoti, Shelly. The authored article ‘Art & Couture: The Collaborations.’ ArtETCMagazine
  • Vol.9 Jyoti Shelly (Visual Arts Publications IHC, New Delhi, 2010). Jyoti, Shelly.
  • Socleen Journal ‘Green Houses’ 2010. Published artwork
  • 2009 Jyoti, Shelly. Socleen Annual Journal ‘Global Warming’. Published artwork
  • 2008 Jyoti, Shelly. The Alchemist. (Institute of General Semantics, Texas USA) Cover image
  • 2007 Jyoti, Shelly. Spring Magazine. (St. Xavier University, Chicago) Cover image. Published Artwork
  • Sahitya Akademi. IL238. 2007. Poetry and Published Artwork
  • 2002 Jyoti, Shelly, Raja Ravi Verma. “Fusion of Art and Design.” Times of India. Published article

ARTIST LECTURES /CONFERENCES /WORKSHOPS

  • 2019 National Museum of India, ‘Gandhi’s thought leadership in relevance to the 21stC: Textile production in contemporary art and craft’ Janpath, New Delhi
  • 2019 lady Irwin college, ‘Gandhi’s thought leadership in relevance to the 21stC: Through textile art and installations’ New Delhi
  • 2019 India Foundation ‘International Conference on Soft power ‘Gandhi’s thought leadership in relevance to the 21stC: Through textile art and installations’ Taj Hotel, New Delhi
  • 2018 George Washington University, Textile Museum, ‘Mapping ajrakh traditions in contemporary art and craft’, Washington Dc
  • 2018 Panel discussion-‘Khadi and sustainability’ YES Bank Culture initiate
    2018 Ajrakh workshop and Talk, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi
    2017 Film screening and poetry reading, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore
  • 2016 Paper Presentation: Installation Art: Objects, Things and Symbolism – XIX International Conference, The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, Gujarat
  • 2016 Panel Discussion–The Poetics of Khadi: Cutting across time and space – PANELISTSRitu Beri-Fashion designer; Meenakshi Lekhi-MP; Shelly Jyoti- A visual/ textile artist; Geeta Goradia- Chairperson Jewel Industries, Varsha Das- A Gandhian thinker, art critic and litterateur; Poonam Goel-Delhi based art writer
  • 2016A Gallery walk Mapping Ajrakh textile traditions in contemporary art and craft visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi Oct 22, 2016
  • 2016A Talk: The Making of The Khadi March: Just Five Meters:  Concept, processes and installations
    Textile Design Students, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Oct 18, 2016
  • 2015Paper presentation– The Khadi March:Gandhi’s Political Enlightenment Traversing Human Lives and Humanity By Shelly Jyoti
  • XVIII International Conference ‘The Wider Significance of Nature’, 20-23 December 2015, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack Odisha, India
  • 2015A Talk ‘Indigo: Narratives: An Ode to Neel Darpan’ Shiv Nadar School, Noida. Nov 4, 2015
  • 2014 Salt-A colonial Metaphor: Relevance today-Verbal, Visual and New Media Art by Shelly Jyoti, 17th International Conference, Forum for Contemporary Theory Goa
  • 2014 Invoking history and celebrating the subaltern by Shelly Jyoti
  • Apparao Art Gallery, Magnolias, DLF phase 5, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Invoking history and celebrating the subaltern by Shelly Jyoti Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2014 Salt- A Colonial Metaphor: Relevance today by Shelly Jyoti, National Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai (In collaboration with Dakshin Chitra Museum Chennai)
  • 2014 Textile Installation in Contemporary Visual Space by Shelly Jyoti NIFT, Haus Khas, New Delhi
  • 2014 Gallery walk by the Artist, Curator and Poet: India International Centre, The Art Gallery, Kamala Devi Complex, New Delhi 110003 India
  • 2013 ‘Lincoln, Gandhi and Obama: A creative visual dialogue in Miniature painting style by Shelly Jyoti – Academic paper, 31st Annual international ATWS conference, IIT Chennai
  • 2013 Rebuilding: A Sense of Nationalism by An Artist talk by Shelly Jyoti, Indira Gandhi National Centre of the Arts, New Delhi
  • 2013 Quilting, Art history and Metaphor’ DePaul University students With Prof Jean Bryan Chicago Rooms, Chicago Cultural Center
  • 2013 Public Lecture Artist talk- ‘Indigo: Shelly Jyoti & Laura kina’ Shelly Jyoti, Laura kina and Pushpika Frietas, Chicago Rooms, Chicago Cultural Center
  • 2013 Artist Talk- ‘Indigo: Shelly Jyoti & Laura kina’ Art Institute of Chicago, students with Prof Nora Taylor-
  • Asian Art Now, Chicago Cultural Center
  • 2013 Artist Talk: Art Institute of Chicago, Textile Society, Chicago Cultural Center
  • 2012 ‘The Splendid Textiles of India: Trade| Cotton| Cloth’ Forum on Contemporary Theory, XV International Conference Theme: ‘Media and Utopia: Imagination, History, Technology’ Allahabad, India
  • 2011 Artist lecture & workshop ‘Beyond Mithila Past & Present’ DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • 2011 Visiting artist talk “Transnational Artistic Collaboration: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Invited by Beate Minkovski, Director
  • 2009 Artist lecture The Politics of Indigo: Revisiting India’s Torrid Colonial Past, Centre for Contemporary Theory and General Semantics, Baroda
  • 2008 Artist lecture- Beyond Mithila Past & Present, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 2006 Workshop Madhubani Traditional Art Form/Artist lecture Fashion Designing as a Career Opportunity, Vidya Vihar School, Baroda
  • 2005 Workshop Apparel Designing: Methods & Trends, Dept. of Home Science, M.S. University, Baroda
  • 2004 Artist lecture Experience Sharing as a Woman Artist and a Designer, Seminar on Women Force and Source, Baroda Management Association
  • 2003 Workshop Madhubani Traditional Art Form, Stanley Clarkes School, South Bend, Indiana
  • 2002 Design lecture Technology and Computation Accelerating the Speed and Growth in the Garment Industry, Forum for Contemporary Theory, Baroda
  • 1996 Designing Kids Wear from Concept to Consumer, six week programme design conducted for domestic market – NIFT New Delhi

JUROR & RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

  • 2018 The project Room, volunteering  initiatives with NIFT students, Revisiting Gandhi: The art of shelly jyoti, Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, New Delhi
  • 2017 Jury for Graduating Textile design student, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi
  • 2015 Jury for JUNK JUXTAPOSED The Times of India initiative- Delhi chapter and National event
  • 2015 Jury for fashion show organized by Deccan Herald, New Delhi
  • 2014 Jury and lectures at National Institute for Fashion Technology NIFT, New Delhi India
  • 2001-2005 Juror to fashion shows – National Institutes of Fashion Design, Baroda
  • 1994-2003 Designed, manufactured garments under my own label ‘SHELLY JYOTI’ domestic market Freelance designer for export houses for American and European markets. Coordinated fashion related courses in Fashion Institutes in India
  • 1997 Designed & painted the site pre-nursery school, Delhi Public School East of Kailash New Delhi
  • 1983-1985 ‘Art studio for Creative Minds‘ Pune Maharashtra. Set up creative workshops for adults
  • 1981-1983 Pre-nursery school ‘Little Angels Kindergarten School’ New Delhi

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

  • Board Member-Special School & Centre for Autism -DISHA Baroda Gujarat-India

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Forum for Contemporary Theory Baroda, India
  • DAAN-The Diasporic Asian Art Network, New York
  • Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL USA
  • Association. Global South studies, Shreveport, LA, USA
  • Kasturba Gandhi Trust of India, India
  • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, India

IN COLLECTION

  • TAPI collection (Textiles & Art of the People of India) Surat, India
  • IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts) New Delhi
  • International Lincoln Centre Louisiana State University, Shreveport, USA

Her works are in many private and corporate collections in India and abroad

 

Select Bibliography

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2017

2016

2015

2014 

SOCIAL INITIATIVES

  • Supporting Ajrakh Textile artisans
  • Art for Adult Autism

 

Research Interests: History of Colonial India; Gandhi and his idea of non-violence, Gandhi, khadi and examine indigenous communities, colonization, and narratives of immigration through subaltern studies. visual culture; critical theory; traditional textiles of the world, subaltern studies

Personal Information

Married, Two children
Birth: 1957, Rohtak, Haryana India
Lives in New Delhi and Gurgaon, India

Contact

Cell: 91 9582252062, +91 124 4000154
shellyjyoti12@gmail.com,
www.shellyjyoti.com