Sonal Varshneya, born in 1985, she is a post-graduate in Print Making from Lalith Kala Sansthan, Agra University in 2007.
She has been known for her multi colored etching prints that are primarily intersperse of feminism, womanhood often that suggest the customs and traditions that are her surroundings concurrently appear in the form of narratives.
Sonal has had solo exhibitions of Graphic prints at Gallery OED, Cochin in 2017-18; *Popup Show* organized by Kanika Anand of Parked at Limón, New Delhi in 2016; *Ambubachi* at Museum of Goa in 2016; *The Heroine’s Last Dreams* at Apparao Infinity art gallery, Chennai in 2015; solo at Nirmal Kuhad Rainbow Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2013 & Print show at Bhopal organized by Indian Council of Cultural Relations in 2012.
Sonal has been part of numerous Print exhibitions, biennale and residencies both nationally and internationally, few significant ones include *Stree Vision*: an Indo-Poland exhibition on Contemporary Printmakers by Lalit Kala Akademi with Eugeniuz Geppert Academy of Art Design, Poland in 2019, *India Art Fair* represented by Art Houz, Chennai in 2019; *12”x 12”* show at Art Pilgrim, Gurgaon 2019, *1st International Print Biennale* by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2018; *Asian Students & Young Artists Art Festival* (ASYAAF), Seoul, South Korea, 2017; *Contemporary Printmakers* The Duo at Art Houz, Chennai 2017; *Confluence*, a curatorial endeavour, by Banyan Residency, Hyderabad, 2016; *International Print Exchange Programme* (IPEP), New Delhi, 2015, *Art as Insurance as Art* (AIA), International exhibition at Seoul, 2014; *6th International Art Biennale,* Beijing 2014; *1st Jogja International Miniprint Biennale*, Indonesia 2014; *9th Biennale Internationale D'Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres*, Quebec, Canada in 2013; *International Print Triennale*, Poland in 2012; *3rd International Print Triennale*, China, 2011, Art 2 Day Gallery, Pune in 2009.
Sonal has been recipient of National award by Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi, award for Printmaking by Prafulla Dhanaukar Art Foundation, Mumbai, international award by International Biennale Print Exhibition, Taiwan, All Indian Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, by Som Foundation, New Delhi and many more recognition. She has been part of 2-month long artist residency at Print E Hoo, a Korea print International Residency at South Korea in 2013.
Sonal lives and practices in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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