Pushpamala N, born in 1956, Bangalore. With a prior degree in economics, she trained under noted sculptor, Balan Nambiar and went onto receive formal art education in Sculpture from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda.
A multifaceted artist, she worked as sculptor and shifted to work with Photo and Video performance as her primary practice. She writes on art, curates and collaborates with writers, theatre artistes, filmmakers to engage in a cultural, intellectual discourse and dialogue. As a conceptual artist, she has worked on range of themes drawn from mythology, culture, historical and social aspects that critiques the notion of today’s society.
Her significant solo exhibitions are *The Arrival of Vasco da Gama*, O.P.E.N, Singapore, 2015; *Avega- The Passion*, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 2014, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai and Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2012; *Avega - The Passion: Abduction and Seduction*, Galerie Zurcher, Paris, 2013; *The Return of the Phantom Lady (Sinful City)*, Nature Morte, Gurgaon, 2012, Paris Autumn, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, 2009, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York. Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2008; *Streetside Theatre – outdoor photo installation on bridge*, Media Wave Festival, Hungary, 2008, Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Delhi, and at Salzburg Festival, Austria, 2007; *Pushpamala N*, Nature Morte and Bose Pacia, Milan, Italy, Espace Croise, France, 2006; *Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs*, Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2005; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai and Seagull Arts and Media Centre, Kolkota, 2004; *Indian Lady: photo and video performance work*, Bose Pacia, New York, 2004; *The Anguished Heart : photo-performance work* Nature Morte and Gallery Chemould, British Council, Delhi, 2003; *Golden Dreams*, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 2002 and Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, 2001; *Phantom Lady or Kismet*, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, 1998; *Excavations: Sculpture & Excavations*, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, 1994; *Pushpamala N*, Sculpture and woodcuts, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore, 1983.
Pushpa has been part of several significant national and international groups shows, Triennale and Biennales, Art Fairs, Live Performance Festivals and Artist Residencies. She exhibits in India and internationally widely and speaks often at seminars and conferences.
She lives and works in Bangalore.
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