Madhvi Subrahmanian


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020   Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, NYC, USA

2017    Mapping memory, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

             Ode to the Unknown, Special commissioned project for India Heritage Centre, Singapore

2012    Absorbing Japan, Japan Creative Center, Singapore 

2011    <Connections>, Indigo Blue Art Gallery, Singapore (catalogue)

2010    Organic/Abstract, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, USA

2010  Organic/Abstract, Chemould Prescott Road Mumbai, India  (catalogue)


Selected two person and group Exhibitions


Ceramic Sculptures, 079 Stories, Ahmedabad, India


Elements of Mythology, Gallery Ark, Baroda, India

Architectural Digest show, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Beinnale, Icheon, South Korea

Modus Operandi:In Situ: Artists Studios, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

From Lost Roots to Urban Meadows, The Private museum, Singapore


Breaking Ground, Indian Ceramic Triennale, Jawahar kala Kendra, Jaipur

Architectural Digest fair, represented by Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai.

International Academy of Ceramics show, Yingee Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Modus Operandi, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Printing, Drawings Ceramics, Art Motif Gallery, New Delhi 

Special Projects Booth, Chemould Prescott Road, India Art fair, New Delhi


From the Ocean to the Silver City, Australian High Commission, Singapore

Here Be Dragons and Other Coded landscapes, Curated by Meera Menezes, Sakshi gallery, Mumbai


Cont(r)act Earth, First Central Ceramic Biennale, Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, China

Tree of Life, Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines. 

Across the Table, Across the Land, NCECA, Kansas City.

Ceramic View: international exhibition at National Gallery Bangkok


Chawan International Exhibition, Belgium 

Unfolding Perspective, The Deck, Singapore

6 x 6, A collaborative show between Indian and Australian artists, Public Library, Australia Triennale, Canberra, Australia 

An Artist Inspired Space, for Playeum at Affordable Art Fair Singapore.

SingaPlural : Celebrating Design, Singapore

Indo- Korean Center, Chennai, India

A collaborative installation -Raindrops with Playeum, Gillman Barracks, Singapore


India Art Fair, New Delhi, India

Singapore-Taiwan Shoe Box Sculpture, Singapore

Chawan International Exhibition, Singapore 2014 

Bridges, Stainless gallery, New Delhi, India 

3rdJakarta Contemporary Ceramic Beinnale, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)

8thNaori Eco- Art Festival, South Korea


India Ceramic Museum, FuLe International Ceramic Museum, Fuping, China

The Black Frame Project, Indigo Blue Art Gallery, Singapore 

The Bucket Show Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, India 

Traditions Evolving,  NCECA 2013 Houston TX, USA 

4thASNA triennale, Karachi, Pakistan




Ode to the Unknown, Indian Heritage Center, Singapore

Public Art installation of Bellyhives at Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore

Public Art Installation for Nparks Night festival Dhoby ghaut Green, Singapore


Art Ichol, sculpture garden, Ichol, Madhya Pradesh, India


St Regis Hotel, Maldives, Wall installations in 18 villas

Cocoon and Tree housesat Villa Shanti, Ubud, Bali


Ahead,  installation part of Drive Public art project at Gillman Barracks 

Threesome, a sculptural bench Dhoby Ghaut, Singapore, Singapore Furniture Ass


India Ceramic Museum, Fule international Ceramic Museum, Fuping, China


Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

JSW Foundation, Karnataka, India


Mumbai Airport Authority, Domestic Terminal


Public art-contemporary ceramics in collaboration- temporary interactive installation       consisted of 4 large rotational columns set on the pavement outside the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India.


2018    Curatorial team for the first India Ceramic Triennale, Breaking Ground at Jawahar Kala Kendra inJaipur.

2016    Curator of residency at Art Ichol: Explporation, Experimentation and Examination 7 artists from 7 countries, Ichol/Maihar, Madhya Pradesh, India

2013    Curator of Traditions Evolving: Golden Bridge Pottery and Indian Contemporary 

            Ceramics exhibition as part of Concurrent show in NCECA Houston, TX



2018    Presentation at the 48thGeneral assembly and congress at the International Academy of Ceramics, Taipei, Taiwan

Presentation and workshop at Greenwich House Pottery, Soho , New York, USA

Word and the Image in Art and Society Conference, Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore

2017    Presentation on Ode to the Unknown at Indian Heritage Center, Singapore

2016    Artist Talk at Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, China

Lecture and workshop at San Diego State University

Talk at Ceramic View conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lecture at Greenwich House Pottery, NYC, USA

Presentations at symposium, Exploration, Experimentation and Examination, Habitat Center, New Delhi, organized by Madhvi Subrahmanian

2015    Tradition and Transition lecture at Austrailian Triennale, Canberra, Australia

2014   Lecture: At the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Beinnale symposium

Lecture:Indian Contemporary Ceramicsfor Chawan international expo,        

Lecture: Ceramics and Community In the Indian Context, Post Museum, CCA, 

Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Lecture Traditions and Transitions, talk on ceramics in India from traditional to     

contemporary at the Asian Civilization Museum Singapore.

2013   Talk By Artists, Presentation at Gyeonggi International Ceramic biennale, Icheon,                 




Ceramics Ireland Issue 40, 2017, Mapping Memory



Cover of Art India Magazine, volume XIX issue IV Quarter IV 2015

Figures of Thoughts, Objects of Experience by Priya Maholay Jaradi, Art India Magazine, 2015

Paper Clay Art and Practice by Rosette Gault Univ of Penn press, PA USA 2013

Revista Ceramica: Madhvi Subrahmanian: La Nueva ceramic de la India, Antonio Vivas issue 126 ,2012, pg 85 (international)

Ceramics Art and Perception: Visible Roads Invisible Bridges, Issue 83, 2011(International)

Ne, Ceramics: A Homecoming Residency, September/October 2010 (Int/Germany)

Art India, The Next Journey, review by Sharbani Dasgupta, June 2010 (Int/India)

Contemporary Ceramics by Cooper Emmanuel. Published by Thames and Hudson, 09

Smoke Firing-Contemporary Artists and Approaches, Jane Perryman, published by A&C Black, England 2009


Video Links

Film on the residency curated by Madhvi Subrahmanian:


Professional Affiliations:

Curator and committee member Indian Ceramic Triennale, India

Singapore Sculpture Society, Singapore

International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, a UNESCO affiliated  organisation

ArtAxis, USA


Selected Residencies

2016    Ceramic View: International residency at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand

2016    Art Ichol, Maihar, Madhya Pradesh India

2014    Naori Eco- Art Festival, invited artist in residence, Naeri, South Korea.

2013    Artist-in-residence at FLICAM- Fule International Ceramic Museum, Fuping, Shaanxi, China

2012    Artist-in-residence at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan

2010    Artist- in-Residence Watershed Center of Ceramic Arts, Maine, US

2009    Artist-in-Residence Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry, India



2002   Charles Wallace Scholarship work/study with Kate Malone, London, UK

2000-02 India Foundations of the Arts Grant for production of public art work.

1994    Assistant to William Daley, Haystack School of Crafts, Maine, USA

1993    Summer school with Val Cushing and Marilyn Lysohir, Alfred University, NY, USA.

1993    Masters in Fine Arts, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX, USA

1990    Assistant to Warren Mackenzie, Peters Valley, Layton, NJ. USA

1985    Golden Bridge Pottery with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith, Pondicherry, India