Lot 336 - Chitra P Merchant - Free! Feeding Crows
Lot 336 - Chitra P Merchant - Free! Feeding Crows

Lot 336 - Chitra P Merchant - Free! Feeding Crows

Watercolour and Pyrograph on Paper
2021
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
ARTIST INFO

Chitra Parvathy Merchant grew up in India and currently works as an artist in Bristol, U.K. After completing a B.A Degree in Psychology, she left India to work for a year in an artist’s studio in West Africa. 

Education

She came to England in the early nineties and completed a B.A (Hons) Degree in Illustration from U.W.E Bristol (’98) where she was first introduced to printmaking. In 2001 she based herself at Spike Print Studio where she works. 

Exhibitions/Awards

2005: PGCE, UWE, Bristol, U.K 
1999: Post Extn Studies in Illustration, UWE, Bristol, U.K
1998: BA Hons Illustration, UWE, Bristol, U.K 
1995: Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Leeds, U.K 
1993: BA Psychology, Bangalore, India2021: Upcoming show at Candida Stevens Fine Art, Sussex
2020: Royal Academy Summer / WInter Show , London
2019: Solo show at Hidden Gallery, Bristol
2018: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2018: Art Rooms Fair
2017: ‘Good Nature’, Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester, UK
2017: Brighton Print Fair, UK
2017: SKETCH 2017, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough, UK
2017: ‘Drawn’, RWA Bristol
2016: NEO: Print Prize 2016
2016: ‘ICON’, Candida Stevens Fine Art
2016: ‘The Story in Art’, Candida Stevens Fine Art
2016: Small Print International, Leicester Print Studio
2015: ‘Pressing Identities’ West Yorkshire Print Studio
2015: ‘In The Studio’ Videoed by the Royal Academy of Arts
2015: ‘Encre 39 / 93’ Atelier aux Lilas, Paris
2014: Royal Academy Art, Painter / Printmakers show
2014: AAF Battersea, London 
2014: ‘Multiplied’, Christies, London 
2014: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 
2013: AAF Battersea, London 
2013: ‘Multiplied’, Christies, London 
2013: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 
2012: Winter Show, Rostra, Bath 
2012: AAF, Battersea, London 
2012: ‘BITE’ Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London 
2012: Bristol Affordable Art Fair 
2012: May Open Studios, Spike Island, Bristol 
2012: London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London 
2012: Group Show; Victoria Art Gallery and Museum, Bath 
2011: Affordable Art Fair , Battersea, London 
2011: ‘BITE’ Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London 
2011: Small Print Big Impression, U.K 
2011: Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, U.K 
2011: May Open at SPS 
2010: Group Show at the Create Centre , Bristol 
2010: Invited Artist at SNAP Gallery Bristol 
2010: R.A Summer Exhibition 
2009: IMPACT ’09 
2009: RWA Open Print, Bristol, U.K 
2009: Solo show at BIYC Bristol, U.K 
2009: May Open at Spike Print Studio, Bristol, U.K 
2009: IMPRESS, GPC, Stroud, U.K 
2008: S, M,L,XL, Spike Print Studio, U.K 
2008: Group Show at RUH, Bath, U.K
2007: BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, U.K 
2007: Spike Print, Spyglass, Bristol
2006: Spike Print, Paintworks, Bristol
2005: Solo show at Bristol Old Vic
2004: May Open, Spike Print , U.K
2003: Christmas Show at Spike Print Studio, U.K 
2002: May Open, Spike Print , U.K
2002: Christmas Show at Spike Print Studio, U.K
2000: Group Show at Centre Space Gallery, Bristol, U.K
1998: Degree Show at Angel Islington art Gallery, London

Gallery Representation

Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester, Sussex

About the postcard artworks

Growing up in India, and having lived in the West, I am interested in the identities ascribed to and taken on by women. 'Eve' is a cheeky take on a popular creation myth (we all know the one!) And 'Free' is an attempt to look at 'The Feminine' , not as gender but as a quality in this largely patriarchal world we live in.