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About the Artist

Mekhala Bahl trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, after which she returned to India in 2003 to pursue her individual art practice.


Mekhala has never restricted herself to single techniques or media. She has worked with materials as diverse as glass, wood, silk, paper, plastic and quilting. Her technical oeuvre extends from block -printing, etching and lithography, to drawing, painting or simply marks scratched on to the matrix. Mekhala creates endless possibilities; blurring and divesting watertight categories of their legitimacy in her art making. The scale of her work too, ranges from small intimate images to vast canvases, neither, adhering to practiced formulae.

Artist CV




2018 EVE, Amar Gallery, London

2009 The Geometry of Error, Gallery Espace, New Delhi  

2007 Anecdote, Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi  

2006 [Drawings and Prints] , Triveni Gallery, New Delhi

2003 Lucent, Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island, USA 

2002 Vaaz, Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island, USA  




2009 Re-visioning Materiality II, Gallery Espace, New Delhi 

2009 On Canvas, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi  

2008 PLACE, Anant Art Gallery, Delhi 

2008 India Art Summit 2008, Pragati Maidan, Delhi 

2008 Keep drawing! Gallery Espace, Delhi 

2008 Ethos 4, Indigo Blue Art Gallery, Singapore 

2008 Art Dubai, Gallery Espace, Dubai

2007  Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York 

2007 Art in step, Gallerie Ganesha  

2007  Surface and Textures, Gallery Espace and Ganges Art, Kolkata 

2007  High on Art, Visual Arts Gallery, Delhi 

2007 Portfolio show at Southern Graphics Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA 

2006  India on Canvas, Auction and Exhibition 

2006  Multiplicity and the Self,, Visual Arts Gallery, Delhi 

2006  Footprints – Women in printmakingGallery Chemould, Mumbai - Colab Art and Architecture, Bangalore, and WelcomArt Gallery, Vadodra 


2006 17/03, at ABS Lanxess Gallery, Vadodara, Gujrat 

2005 Blur, Montecastello Art Gallery, Montecastello, Italy 

2005 Imaging Materiality, Visual Arts Gallery, Delhi 

2004 Navsar, Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Center, Delhi 

2003 Arches Annual Print Exhibition, A Juried exhibition
808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 

2002 Roma, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy 

2001 Print Matrix: Print Media Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A.  

1999 Scapes, Gauguin Gallery, Pont Aven, Brittany, France 



2003 Awarded Student of the Year, Printmaking
Rhode Island School of Design, USA 

2002 G. W. Hodge Ritchie Award for Excellence in Printmaking, USA



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