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About the Artist

Renuka’s path in Art

Early life

Renuka used to dream of becoming an artist since her childhood. She was brought up in a small town in a conventional business family. She got married at an early age and spent most of the time living in towns that were predominantly unresponsive to Art as a profession. It was only after Renuka relocated to Delhi in 2005 that she witnessed a thriving art scene, providing the perfect environment for artists to innovate and experiment. She started working in a School as an Art Teacher. Teaching Art became a source of livelihood as she transformed that experience in her artwork. Renuka started experimenting with Oil and Acrylic on Canvas followed by Sculptures and Digital Art. The artist in her resurrected after she started practicing art under the tutelage of Mr. Sanjay Roy & Mr. Rameshwar Broota in Triveni Kala Sangam. Her first art exhibition was titled “Elements in Space”. It was the beginning of her individual experiences intersecting with her artwork and shaping her identity as an artist

Art Life

Renuka Sondhi-Gulati’s oeuvre is art in motion. The fluidity of form in her sculptures, paintings, and installations merge reality with a mythical dimension, a futuristic vision that becomes real just by the fact that its visible through the artwork. In her art, Gulati weaves a visual bildungsroman that echoes at one level with every person and yet at another level with those whose life has been a trial by fire. Gulati’s canvas is a celebration of the living spirit embodied in the one who creates life- the woman, who endures pain and suffering, yet becomes the bridge to a liberating future. She has been bestowed with numerous awards and recognition from varied national and international institutions. Check her list of awards by scrolling down.

Awards & Recognition

  • Awarded Residency Programme at Rashtrapati BhawanGovt. of India – 2024
  • Awarded as one of top 5 Sculptors in the state – Govt. of Haryana – 2023
  • National iShine Award in Painting – ICICI Bank Mumbai – 2023
  • Awarded in All India Competition in Sculpture Category – Chitramayee State Gallery of ArtGovt. of Telangana – 2023
  • Raja Ravi Varma International Best Award for Painting- Lalit Kala KendraGovt. of Assam -2022
  • Raja Ravi Varma International Gold Medal in Sculpture – Lalit Kala KendraGovt. of Assam -2022
  • Selected for Mellow Art Special Award 2020 in association with Bijutsutecho (famous art magazine of Japan) – 2021
  • Selected amongst top 6 artists of the world in The New York Art Competition Inspiration in Isolation 2020
  • Artwork Selected for Tagore National Exhibition of Paintings – 2020
  • Photograph selected in AIFACS 2020 for National Exhibition – 2020

  • Women in Leadership Award for Art by SHE( Society for Health & Women Empowerment, India) – 2019
  • Artist of the Year Award by Bharat Nirman NGO – 2019
  • AIFACS Cash Award for Digital Art – 2019
  • Paintings& Sculpture selected for,91th AIFACS, New Delhi
  • Gurugram Gaurav Samman, 2018
  • Painting & Sculpture selected for Confluence ‘18  2018
  • Painting selected for 58th National Exhibition by Lalit Kala, Bangalore, India – 2017
  • Painting selected For 89th AIFACS, 2016
  • Won Second Award at India International Yoga, Health & Wellness Exhibition, “The Yog Shala Expo 2016” by Ministry of AYUSH2016
  • Painting selected for 57th National Exhibition by Lalit Kala, Lucknow – 2016
  • Painting selected for 29th National South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur – 2016
  • Selected for 28th South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur – 2015
  • Awarded Senior Fellowship, Visual Art from Ministry of CultureGovt. of India – 2012-13
  • Sculpture selected for 85th AIFACS2012
  • Haryana Institute of Fine Arts “Honourable Mention” Award – 2012
  • Won ‘Sculpture Prize 2011’ at 9th International Art Biennale at Malta, Europe – 2011
  • Paintings& Sculpture selected for,91th AIFACS, New Delhi
  • Painting as well as Sculpture selected for 84th AIFACS – 2011
  • Sculpture selected for 83rd AIFACS – 2010
  • Sculpture selected for 80th & 81st AIFACS – 2009
  • Painting selected for 79th AIFACS – 2007
  • Bronze Medal at Agnipath, National Level Competition & Exhibition at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi – 2006
  • Gold Medal at Agnipath National Level Competition & Exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi – 2005                     


Solo Shows

  • Agora Gallery (Chelsea – New York, USA) – Aug 2020 – Jul 2021
  • Winnetka Avenue -Chatsworth, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, USA) – Oct 2002
  • Kala Kriti Gallery (Hyderabad, India) – Oct, 2018
  • Workmix Cafe (Napa Valley, California, USA) Nov – Dec 2017
  • Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam (New Delhi, India) – March 2014
  • Taj Palace Hotel (New Delhi, India) – Feb 2013
  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (Azad Bhawan – New Delhi, India) Feb 2013
  • Hotel Taj Palace (New Delhi, India ) – Nov 2011
  • Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam (New Delhi, India) – March 2010
  • Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam (New Delhi, India) – Aug 2007

Group Shows

  • World Art Dubai (Dubai, UAE) – April 2021
  • National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi, India) – March 2021
  • Krimau Arts (New Delhi, India) March – June 2021
  • Shridharani GalleryTriveni Kala Sangam  (New Delhi, India) – Aug – Sept, 2020
  • Rotary Chandigarh & Kadamb Art Online (Chandigarh, India) Dec 2020
  • Art Eterne (Mumbai, India) – Jan 2020
  • Luxury Symposium 2019, By Ritu Beri (New Delhi, India) – Oct 2019
  • Shridharani Gallery- Triveni Kala Sangam  (New Delhi, India)– May 2019
  • Individual Palettes Curated by Mr. Rameshwar Broota ( New Delhi, India) February 2019
  • Art Hub Gallery (Dubai, UAE ) – Jan – Feb 2019
  • Gallery Veda (Chennai, India) – July 2018
  • Palette’18 The Fifth Edition Edelweiss (New Delhi, India) – Feb 2018
  • Cabinet Secretariat Rashtrapati Bhawan (New Delhi, India) – July- Aug 2017
  • India Habitat Centre, Conventional Foyer (New Delhi, India) – Aug 2017
  • Annual Art exhibition by Sahitya Kala Akademi, AIFACS (New Delhi, India) – Jan 2016