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Priya Ravish Mehra
Artist Medium: 
Installation and Mixed media

Priya Ravish Mehra (1961-2018) was a Delhi-based textile artist and weaver, researcher and designer. She graduated in Fine Arts (with a specialization in textiles) from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, and later studied tapestry at West Dean College, Sussex and an advanced tapestry course at the Royal College of Arts, London under the aegis of a Commonwealth Fellowship and Charles Wallace Trust (India) Scholarship. She also received an Asian Cultural Council Grant to study the maintenance and preservation of Indian textiles, especially Kashmir shawls, in public and private collections in the US. Priya’s textile and mixed-media work has been featured as solo exhibitions in British Council, Delhi (1993), Commonwealth Institute, London (1994), Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (1997), Instituto de Artes Plasticas, Mexico (2016), Presence in Absence  curated by Tunty Chauhan at Gallery Threshold, Delhi (2017) and ‘India International Center, Delhi (2018). She has also participated in group shows: Taumata Art Gallery, Auckland (1993), Rabindra Bhavan, Delhi (1997), British Council, Delhi (1999), 10th International Triennial of Tapestries, Lodz (2001), ILF Samanvay, India Habitat Centre, Delhi (2016), ‘Evidence Room’, KHOJ, Delhi (2017), C-13, FICA, Delhi (2017), ‘Detritus’, Serendipity Art Festival, Goa (2017), and Pale Sentinels curated by Salima Hashmi at Aicon Gallery, New York (2018), Priya Ravish Mehra at the Kochi Murziris Biennale 2018-2019, Connecting Threads, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai 2018. Artist Memorial Wall at India Art Fair 2019 represented by Threshold. Woven Memoirs at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai 2019, Bakhiya curated by Tunty Chauhan at Threshold, New Delhi 2020.

 

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