Niharika Dave

Niharika Dave

Bio
Niharika studied Painting and Mural at Faculty of Fine
Arts, Baroda (BFA: 2001; MFA: 2004) She has had one
Solo Show in Baroda (2011). Her works have been in
selected for participation in several group shows in
New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Baroda in India, and
in Toronto, Canada 92012). She has been awarded
Residency at Artcore, UK (2013).
Title of Work: ‘Web of Water’ (Lady with Roots),
Glazed ceramic sculpture, 19 x 9 x 5 inches, 2013.

Statement
My work is a comment on the varied responsibilities
of a woman in rural India. She fetches drinking water
in pots from wells or rivers from fairly long distances,
balancing them on her head and hips. This woman is
like a tree too , sending down deep roots that hold the
family and home together, nourishing and nurturing
them at all times.