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BIO      
Born in India, Sarupa Sidaarth holds a BFA in Art from Sir J.J. School of Art and MFA from Academy of Art in USA. Her work was recently selected for a group exhibition and billboard in New York by The Untitled Space. Sarupa’s paintings were included in group shows at SFMOMA Artists Gallery, 33 Contemporary, RJD Gallery, JanKossen Contemporary and Site:Brooklyn. In 2014 she was chosen for the Golden Foundation Residency in New York and NordArt in Germany. She won the K.K. Modi Fellowship and Pasca scholarship to France in 2011. Her achievements include NCWCA Mentorship Program, First prize at Brea Gallery's MICA, Frey Foundation Grant and multiple awards at the Academy of Art Annual Exhibition. She has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in India, Europe and United States. She works from her studio in California, United States. 

STATEMENT
On my birthday, October 2, 2020 I received a cosmic gift. I lost 15 years’ worth of art, more than a hundred paintings to the Glass Fire in St. Helena, California. Everything we owned was reduced to ashes in the wildfire.
My response to the profound and unimaginable loss was to accept it on the spot. I detached from my former script and stopped flirting with permanence. What seems fixed is actually fluid. I look for no meaning; it cannot be understood as an isolated incident. It is an integrated part of the whole. I found myself in a dynamic interchange between the local and the global, the personal and the universal.
Today a significant part of my artistic legacy survives only in digital format with no tangible form and no comprehensive record of experimental work or markers of creative evolution. The images used in the series Feast of Fire are of destroyed paintings. I confront life’s non-negotiable curve balls by making a ritual out of creativity. The unfathomable and the indescribable can only be expressed through art.
I am excited to launch my Art Jewelry Collection; it is an expansion of and a significant evolutionary step in my art practice. 

GALLERIES
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
The Untitled Space, New York, USA.
33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, USA.

RESUME

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Art, San Francisco, USA.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.                            
Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Ruia College, Mumbai, India.

AWARDS/ ACHIEVEMENTS
2020     
Billboard in New York - Public Art Series, Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness.

2019
NCWCA Mentorship Program.

2018     
First Prize, Made in California, Brea Gallery, Orange County, USA.

2017      
Artist Seed Grant, Frey Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

2016      
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finalist, San Francisco, USA.

2014      
The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency, New  Berlin, USA.

2011      
K.K. Modi Fellowship.
Scholarship to Pasca, Brittany, France.
INPA, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA.

2010     
I Place, MFA Abstract Painting, Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, USA.
II Place, MFA Figurative Painting, Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, USA.
Student Choice Award, Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, USA.
Paint, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA.

2007     
Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai, India.
Kaladeep Long Tour Award, Mumbai, India.

2006     
Kaladeep Monsoon Award, Mumbai, India. 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018     
The Mill, San Francisco, USA.

2017      
Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, USA.

2015       
Open Studio, San Francisco, USA.  

2014      
Diane Endres Ballweg Art Gallery, Madison, USA.

2013      
Open Studio, Paoli, USA.

2010      
The order of chaos, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Truce, Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India.     

2009    
Littler Mendelson, San Francisco, USA.

2008      
HSBC Corporate Office, San Francisco, USA.

2007     
JJ Diary Show, Mumbai, India.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022     
Locals Only Group Exhibition featuring Local Legends, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2021     
ArtPrize, Devos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Untitled, A Group Show of Contemporary Portraiture curated by Indira Cesarine, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York, USA.

2020
Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness, A Group Show & Public Art Series Presented by The Untitled Space in collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality.
Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, A Collaboration between SFMOMA Artists Gallery and San Francisco Corporations, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Razor’s Edge, Online Exclusive, 33 Contemporary Gallery,Curated by Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt, Chicago,USA.

2019
Selections II, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco USA.
F213, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Selections I, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco USA.
Adorn Me, Zhou B Art Center, Curated by Carol Hodes, Online Exclusive on Artsy.
Small Works Show, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

2018     
Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, USA.
Faculty Alumni Auction, The Cannery, San Francisco, USA.
All Art Works Show, The ArtPrizeHub, Grand Rapids,USA.
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Online Semi-Finalist, USA.
RISE: Empower, Change and Action! Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, USA.
Abstraction at Large, Site:Brooklyn curated by Eleanor Heartney, New York, USA.
Made in California, Brea Gallery, Orange County, CA, USA.
First Views, Zhou B Art Center, Curated by Didi Menendez, Online Exclusive on Artsy.

2017     
ArtPrize, Devos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Collectors Show, The Venue Tower, Second Ave Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
NSPCA, 63rd Annual National Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, USA.
Uprise/Angry Women, Curated by Indira Cesarine, The Untitled Space, New York, USA.
Fluid, Curated by Justin Teisl, Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco, USA.

2016     
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibit, San Francisco, USA.
FRESH! 2016, JanKossen Contemporary, New York, USA.
7th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show, (4 person show), RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, USA.

2015
Silver vs Gold, The Vendue, Charleston, USA.
ArtLaunch, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA.
NordArt, Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, Germany.    
Made in Paint, Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, USA.

2014
Open Studios, Golden Foundation Residency, New Berlin, USA.
Faculty Alumni Auction, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

2013      
North vs. South, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, USA.
Faculty Alumni Auction, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

2012      
Suspension (Two person show), Atelier, San Francisco, USA.
One and Again, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, USA.
Faculty Alumni Auction, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

2011      
Alias, Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Brittany, France.
Image/Imago, Galerie Izart, Brittany, France.
79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Faculty Alumni  Auction, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Auction for Les Cerfs-Volants de Goulven, Brittany, France. 

2010      
NSFW, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA.
Faculty Alumni Auction, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, USA.
Graduation Show, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Winners Annual Spring Show, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Academy of Art University, Annual Spring Show, San Francisco, USA.
Paint, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA.

2008    
Academy of Art University, Salon Spring Exhibition, San Francisco, USA.
Mission Open Studios, San Francisco, USA.
701 Chestnut Open Studios, San Francisco, USA.

2007    
Quartet, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.        
JJ Monsoon Show, Tulika Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.     
Kaleidoscope, Kitab Mahal Exhibition, Mumbai, India.  
Foot by Foot by Tao Art Gallery - Kalaghoda Festival, Mumbai, India.
Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai, India.
Tenth Western Region Camelart Foundation Exhibition, Vadodara, India.
Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.
Kaladeep Long Tour Exhibition, Mumbai, India.

2006     
Jehangir Art Gallery Monsoon Exhibition, Mumbai, India.
Kaladeep Monsoon Exhibition, Mumbai, India.
Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.
State Art Exhibition, Maharashtra, India.

2004     
Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai, India.
Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.

2003     
Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.

BIBLIOGRAPHY/WEBSITE PUBLICATIONS
2020      
https://beautifulbizarre.net/2020/04/15/poetsartists-razors-edge-33-contemporary/ with reproduction.
https://wsimag.com/art/63770-art4equality-x-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness with reproduction.
http://untitled-magazine.com/art4equality-x-life-liberty-the-pursuit-of-happiness-exhibit-opens-at-the-untitledspace/
https://www.the360mag.com/art4equality-x-life-liberty-the-pursuit-of-happiness/
https://www.artandobject.com/press-release/billboards-feature-art4equality  with reproduction.
https://www.artsy.net/show/the-untitled-space-art4equality-x-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness-group-exhibition-plus-publicart-series
http://www.saveartspace.org/art4equality
https://blancmagazine.com/art-culture/art/art4equality/

2019      
Adorn Me Catalogue, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, USA.

2018      
Made in California Catalogue, Brea Gallery, Orange County, CA, USA.

2017      
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/angry-women-art- show_us_58825a9de4b070d8cad240dc?section=us_arts with reproduction.
https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/47176-rise-up-nasty-women-artists-respond-to-trump with reproduction.
http://untitled-magazine.com/the-untitled-space-extends-uprise-angry-women-dates-teams-up-with-paddle-8/ with reproduction.
http://www.howlnewyork.com/single-post/2017/01/23/Angry-Women-Take-New-York with reproduction.
http://www.themarysue.com/uprise-angry-women/ with reproduction.

2016      
American Art Collector, May 2016, with reproduction.
Hampton Daze Magazine, May 2016, with reproduction.
Long Island Pulse Magazine, May 2016  with reproduction.  
http://www.lon gisland.com/news/05-05-16/art-discovery-domestic-violence-charity.html
The Sag Harbor Express, May 2016, with reproduction.
The East Hampton Star, May 2016, with reproduction.
South Hampton Patch, May 2016  with reproduction http://patch.com/new-york/southampton/photos-art-discovery-exhibit-benefits-retreat-0
The Independent, May 2016 with reproduction.

2015      
http://www.charlestonscene.com/article/20151111/CS/151119869/1002/visual-arts-the-vendue-puts-silver-and- gold-on-display-in-rich-tones
http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/CultureShock/archives/2015/10/23/the-vendue-debuts-newest-exhibit-silver-versus-gold-in-november

2014     
The Evening Sun, write-up by Sami Gilette with reproduction.
http://madisonbubbler.org/exhibitions/ with reproduction.
http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/five-new-artists-grace-the-screens-and-spaces-of-madisons-central-library

2013      
www.fineartconnoisseur.com/Group-Exhibition-Stages-Painters-Battle-of-North-a/17652621     

2012      
American Art Collector, May 2012 with reproduction.
SF Art Enthusiast with reproduction.
http://www.aaugalleries.com/tag/sarupa-sidaarth/  

2011      
Ouest-France, April 29
Le telegramme, February 03
Ouest-France April 29
http://academyofartsanfrancisco.com/academy-of-art-university-alumni/       

2010      
A/Journal-Academy of Art University Alumni newsletter with reproduction.
http://newsfeed.academyart.edu with reproduction.
www.artsinohio.com/event/p-a-i-n-t  with reproduction.             
CityBeat, March 01 with reproduction.
Paint catalogue, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

2007    
Quartet catalogue, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.  
JJ Monsoon Show, Tulika Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
Kaleidoscope catalogue, Kitab Mahal Exhibition, Mumbai, India.  
Bombay Art Society Exhibition catalogue, Mumbai, India.
Tenth Western Region Camelart Foundation Exhibition catalogue, Vadodara, India.

2004    
Bombay Art Society Exhibition catalogue, Mumbai, India.