Teja Gavankar (b.1986, Mumbai ) received her BFA from L.S. Raheja School of Art, Bandra, Mumbai & Master’s in Visual Arts in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. U. Baroda, India. She also holds a certificate in Indian Aesthetics from Kalina University, Mumbai.
Mainly interested in drawings, she prefers to work with spaces and objects / material around her. Teja’s interest is in subverting mundane spaces and adding a new perception to them. Her works provoke thoughts on spatial subjectivity, is a combination of subjective and objective reality.
She had her first international solo show at ‘Optica center for contemporary art’ in Montreal, Canada.2017.
She has been part of residencies at Khoj international artist association, Delhi,2015, at What about art, Mumbai,2017, Space studio, Baroda,2019 along with residency at Verticale Artist Center, Laval, Canada,2016 and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation supporting International (India-Quebec) Residency at The Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada,2014.
Teja received the ‘Nasreen Mohamedi’ award in MVA Display, M.S.U. Baroda,2014. Recently she received Space 118 awarded as Contemporary residences artists 2020. She has been part of many group shows, recent one was at Artissima [Italy] , Sakshi Gallery [Mumbai].
She has been participant at young subcontinent at serendipity art festival, goa 2016, When is Space at Javahar kala Kendra, Jaipur,2018, Navigation is Offline at Bhubaneshwer Art Trail, Odisha,2018. She was a part of collaborating project with Case Design and showcase her work at Venice Architectuure Biennale 2018 Italy.
Teja Gavankar lives and works in Mumbai. She is teaching Design subject at Academy of architecture, Mumbai for 7 years now. Currently represented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.