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Madhvi Subrahmanian


Selected solo exhibitions (2010 to present)

2020    walk and chew gum..., 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

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

2010    Organic/Abstract, Chemould Prescott Road Mumbai, India 


Selected two person and group exhibitions (2013 to present)


Shadows, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Chemould MOIII, Chemould Presscot RD, Mumbai 


Passage of India, Northern Clay Center, Minnesota, Minneapolis 

IOTA 2021, Indian Ocean Craft Triennale, Perth, Australia 

Gray Scale, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore

Singapore Ceramics Now, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Bus Stop Art, Public artworks, Gillman walkway and Alexandra Road bus stop


Quartz Inversion, online exhibition- artists response to the pandemic

Ceramic Sculptures, 079 Stories, Ahmedabad, India


Elements of Mythology, Gallery Ark, Baroda, India

Architectural Digest Show, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

Gyeonggi International Ceramics Beinnale, Icheon, South Korea

Modus Operandi II: In Situ: an artist studio, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

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


Breaking Ground, Indian Ceramics Triennale, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

Architectural Digest Show, represented by Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

New Orientalia, 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, USA

Ceramic View: International Exhibition, National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand


Chawan International Exhibition, Belgium 

Unfolding Perspective, The Deck, Singapore

Six By Six, Australia Ceramics Triennale, Canberra, Australia 

An Artist Inspired Space, Playeum, Affordable Art Fair Singapore

SingaPlural : Celebrating Design, Singapore

Indo-Korean Collaboration, Chennai, India

Raindrops, Gillman Barracks, Singapore


India Art Fair, Chemould Prescott Road, New Delhi, India

Singapore-Taiwan Shoe Box Sculpture, Singapore

Chawan International Exhibition, Singapore  

Bridges, Stainless gallery, New Delhi, India 

3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Beinnale, Jakarta, Indonesia 

8th Naori Eco- Art Festival, South Korea


Indian Contemporary Ceramics, FuLe International Ceramic Museum, Fuping, China

The Black Frame Project, Indigo Blue Art Gallery, Singapore 

Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, India 

Traditions Evolving, NCECA, Houston TX, USA 

4th ASNA triennale, Karachi, Pakistan


Large scale works / Public art installations:


Birds Eye View, 2 large wall installations of 20 ft x 40ft each installed on South Wall at departure, Bangalore International Airport


Liminal Space:Singapore, Bus Stop Art, Kolam inspired drawings at the Alexandra Road bus stop and Gillman walkway


Liminal Space:NYC, Kolam inspired drawings on the pavements in NYC


Towers of Ours, UWSEA, Tampanies, Singapore, a collaborative project with students


Ode to the Unknown, Indian Heritage Center, Singapore

Bellyhives, Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore

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 houses at Villa Shanti, Ubud, Bali


Ahead, Drive Public Art Project, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 

Threesome: A Sculptural Bench, Dhoby Ghaut, Singapore


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


Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

JSW Foundation, Karnataka, India


Web-bursts, Fort Canning park, Singapore

Mumbai Airport Authority, Domestic Terminal, Mumbai, India


Contemporary Ceramics in Collaboration- temporary interactive installation, on pavement outside the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India. Supported by IFA.



Curatorial team for Common Ground, Indian Ceramic Triennale, Arthshila, New Delhi


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


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


Curator of Traditions Evolving: Golden Bridge Pottery and Indian Contemporary Ceramics exhibition as part of concurrent show in NCECA Houston, TX


Lectures (2013 to present)


Between Myth and Ritual: Clay in India, NCECA virtual conference


Process, Practice and Inspiration, Virtual Clay: Artists talk, Clay Arts Center, Port Chester, NY


Artist Talk: 48th General assembly and congress at the International Academy of Ceramics, Taipei, Taiwan

Artist Talk and workshop at Greenwich House Pottery, Soho , New York, USA

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


Ode to the Unknown, Indian Heritage Center, Singapore


Artist Talk, Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, China

Lecture and workshop at San Diego State University

Artist Talk, Ceramic View conference in Bangkok, Thailand

Artist Talk, Greenwich House Pottery, NYC, USA

Artist Talk: Symposium: Exploration, Experimentation and Examination, Habitat Center, New Delhi


Tradition and Transition lecture at Austrailian Triennale, Canberra, Australia


Artist Talk: Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Beinnale symposium

Indian Contemporary Ceramicsf, Chawan international expo,        

Ceramics and Community In the Indian Context, Post Museum, CCA, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Traditions and Transitions: Ceramics in India from traditional to contemporary at the Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore.


Artist Talk, Presentation at Gyeonggi International Ceramic biennale, Icheon, Korea

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

2019-20 Visiting Artist at Hunter College, Department of Art and Art History, NYC, USA

2018        UWSEA East campus, Singapore

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, USA

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



2010        Merit award, Space-Shape, 1st Ngee Ann distinguish sculpture award

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, India

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        Work/Study with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith, Pondicherry, India

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