Kanika Shah

Kanika Shah

Bio
Kanika Shah studied Painting at the Faculty of Fine
Arts, Baroda (BVA: 2008; MVA: 2010). She has
received the 52nd Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi
Prize for Graphics (2012), Award at Artscapes (All-
India Women Artists Contemporary Art Exhibition),
Chandigarh (2012), Honourable Mention Award at
9th Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Print Art,
Bhopal, India (2011), Dr. Iwasaki First Prize in the 6th
Kyoto International Woodprint Association Exhibition,
Japan (2011) and at Printmaking Art at Wharepuke,
New Zealand (2012). Her works have been in selected
for participation in several group shows in New Delhi,
Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh,
and Baroda. Her work was also part of Artcore’s
‘Games People Play’ project in 2011-12, and one of
her prints was selected for exhibition in the Guanlan
International Print Biennale, China (2011).

Statement
The work has a subject from miniature paintings of lord
Krishna episode raas lila formed in a contemporary
style of mine. The well over here is represent as bank
of Yamuna where Krishna uses to play his flute for
gopis and radha. “In today’s world it is difficult to find
purity and devotion in love. People should get inspired
by Krishna in this regard.”