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Seema Ghurayya View Gallery 

Born in 1964 finished her art education from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. She has received many awards like in 1995 Lalit Kala Research Grant Scholarship All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi State Award; 1993 & 1994 Government of India National Fellowship; 1988 Bharat Bhavan Scholarship S.C.Z.C.C., Nagpur; 1985 All-India Kalidas Award, Ujjain. She has had solo shows at: 1987 Gwalior, 1994 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, 1996 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai. She has also participated in several group shows: 1985 Gwalior; 1986 Indore; 1987 Fine Art from Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, New Delhi; 1988 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore; Graphic Exhibition, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, Bharat Bhavan International Biennale, Bhopal; 1989 Xal Praxis Foundation, Bombay; Graphic Exhibition, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; Bharat Bhavan International Biennale, Bhopal; 1990 Gallery Chemould, Bombay; CMC Gallery, New Delhi; The XVI International Independent Exhibition, Kanagawa, Japan; 1991Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay Indo-Russian International Art Exhibition, New Delhi; 1992 & 1993 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay; 1994 Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi; Alliance Francaise , Bhopal Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras; 1995 Expressive Lines, The Gallery, Madras; Art Heritage, New Delhi.


Lyrical, silent and contemplative that is how one can describe Seema’s pure abstract paintings. She shows skill and sophistication in her chosen medium. Seema’s pale and delicately crafted abstractions of soft whites, pale greens, blues and pinks are suffused with light, translucent and flowing. Often, the surface is broken with arabesques of linear forms and planes, which seem to quiver, inviting the viewer to lose oneself. With the use of stencils, very finely thinned-out oil and colour pencils, the young painter creates an illusion of meditative calm as expressed in the scroll-like paintings of the oriental Zen masters…. ExC Chamatkara, CIMA, Whitelays Art Gallery, London, Oct-Nov 1996.

Paint as a gesture and trace is the essential stuff of the work of Seema Ghurayya, a artist from Bhopal, inspired by J.Swaminathan. Seema looks to be a natural inheritor of the tradition of Nasreen Mohammadi’s quiet, soft surfaces disturbed by lines and forms that appear to work across, her work has a luminous quality through the process akin to wash and constant deletion, she creates smooth unruffled surfaces...Vibhu Kapoor, Gallery Beyond, 2002.

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