Nikhileswar Baruah

Nikhileswar Baruah

Bio
Nikhileswar Baruah studied Painting at
Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda (BFA: 1990;
MFA: 1992). He received the Harmony
Emerging Artist of the Year Art Award
(2000) and the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries
to work at the European Ceramics Work
Centre, The Netherlands (1997). He has had
seven Solo Shows, in Guwahati, Mumbai and
New York. His works have been in selected
for participation in several group shows in
New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata,
and Baroda in India, and in Yokohama, Japan
and San Francisco, USA. He has shown in the
‘Des Pardes: The Challenge of the Glocal’
exhibition at Artcore, UK in 2010.

Statement
My work is a response to how I personally
look at the idea of ‘progress’ – how greed
and personal pleasure/comfort are the main
driving forces and purpose of our lives and
how we are destroying Nature (and thus, our
future) in the process.