PRIYANKA AELAY

Born in 1990, Hyderabad, India. She graduated with Bachelors in Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, 2011 and a Master of Fine Arts from Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, India, 2013. She is currently pursuing Ph.D in Film studies and Visual Culture from English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. She won a gold medal in All India Painting competition, 1999, participated in State Art Gallery art exhibition where she won the highly commendable certificate, Hyderabad, India, 2010 and won an Award from the State Art Gallery, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, India, 2011. She has held numerous solo shows and group shows in the past decade notably an Art Residency – Kalakriti art gallery – Hyderabad, Bordeaux Metropole – Bordeaux, France, 2018; Solo show – “I wonder how often do you dream of me”, La’ Reserve, Bordeaux, France, 2018 and at Kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad, 2018; a Group show – “Gaja – Cherishing an innate bond”, a sculpture show, curated by Bolgum Nagesh Goud, 2020; “Telanagana topics”, presented by Foundation of art and culture and The coal group, curated by Laxman aelay, Bhopal, India, 2020; and “Sights & Insights-I”, Kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad, India, 2020; Women Artists group show “Femin Dissillence”, Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India, 2011; Women artists group show in Lone Star Studios, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A, 2012. She describes her art, “The representations of forms in my works are audacious yet ambiguous. I wish to invite the viewer into my own web of creative impulses which are sumptuously woven into known and unknown corral forms. The known mutate the unknown, imitating and renovating the ‘real’, as my ‘Kunstwollen’ further gives rise to an innovative visual glossary of the implausible imagery, which is predominant in my intricate detailed work”.