Manisha Patil | Prabhakar Patil
Manisha Patil completed her graduation in Painting from Nagpur University and post-graduation and Ph. D in Art History from M.S. University, Baroda. She has taught at Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur and is at present teaching faculty of Art History at Sir. J .J. School of Art, Mumbai. Manisha has had joint shows with Prabhakar Patil at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and has exhibited her paintings at Art Today, New Delhi. Her works are in several public and private collections. She has also contributed to several art publications, Art News and Views and Art Journal being among them. She is regularly invited to express her views in seminars, and has recently delivered a talk on Bombay School at CSMVS, where she also curated a show on the Bengal School artist Vinayak Masoji.

Academic Qualification

B.F.A. (Painting), Nagpur University, Nagpur, 1982
M.F.A. (Art History), M.S.University, Baroda, 1984
Ph. D (Doctor of Philosophy in Art History) M.S.University, Baroda, 2005

Exhibitions :

Joint Shows :

  • ‘On Time’s Trail’, Exhibition of paintings with Prabhakar Patil, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2008
  • ‘Sands of Time’, Exhibition of paintings with Prabhakar Patil, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2004
  • ‘Sanskriti’, Exhibition of paintings with Prabhakar Patil, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1999
  • Exhibition of paintings with Shyamal Mukherjee, Art Today, New Delhi, 1999

Group Shows :

  • Art Fusion, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, 2008
  • Mumbai Festival, Govt. of Maharashtra, Exhibition & Auction, Mumbai, 2008
  • Art for Concern, 2008, 2007
  • Samokal Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2007
  • Vam Art Inc. Convergence 2007, International Art Exhibition, Trivendrum
  • Inaugural Show, Gallery Articullate, Mumbai, 2006
  • Gallery Art Resource Trust- Charity Show, Mumbai, 2005
  • Group Show, Singapore, 2005, 2004
  • Art Today, New Delhi ‘Two for 2000’, Millennium Show with major artist- couples of India, Dec 1999 – Jan 2000 Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, 2000
  • Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, ‘Young Faces in Contemporary Indian Art’, 1998
  • Art Today, New Delhi, - Women Artists show, 1997
  • Art Today, New Delhi, - Young Nagpur’ show, 1996
  • ‘Abhivyakti’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1995

Camps :

  • Painternet Artists Camp, Nagpur, 2007
  • International Women Artist’s Camp ‘Colors of Life’ by FLO & CPAA- Renaissance Center, Mumbai, 2006
  • Artist’s Camp, ‘Jawaharlal Darda Art Foundation’,
  • Lokmat Group of Newspapers, Lokmat Bhavan, Nagpur, 2005.

Faculty Member :

  • Sir. J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, 1984 –1988
  • Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, 1988 onwards

Jury Member :

  • University Grants Commission, NET member, 2000
  • Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, SET Examination, 2001
  • Master of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art History),
  • Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, 2003, 1998, 1996
  • Annual Visual Art Exhibition, South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur, 2003

Seminars, Workshops and Tours : :

  • Appointed Art Expert and guide for ‘Euro Tour 2006’ organized by Camlin Art Foundation, Mumbai, 2006 to visit the major art galleries and cultural destinations in Europe.
  • Paper presentation ‘Authoritarians as Connoisseurs: Digambara Jain Painting in Vidarbha’, U.G.C. Seminar ‘Theorizing India’s Pre modern Visual Culture,’ Issues of Caste, Class, Gender and Sexualities’, Faculty of Fine Arts,M.S. University, Baroda, 2003
    Slide Show ‘ Digambara Jain Painting from Vidarbha’.
  • Maharashtra Jain Itihas Parishad, Nipani, Karnataka, 2004
  • N.C.E.R.T. New Delhi, Member- ‘National Focus Group on Art’, National Curriculum Framework Review, 2005

Published Articles and Reviews :

  • Published article in Sir J.J. School of Art, Sesquicentennial Celebration volume, 2008
  • Published articles on Art in India Magazine, Chinha and a regular contributor to leading English daily ‘The Hitavada’ from Nagpur since 1987, including personal interviews with India’s leading Artists like N.S. Bendre, S.H. Raza and Jatin Das, articles on K.K.Hebbar, V.S. Masoji, Late Prime Minister Hon. Rajiv Gandhi’s Solo Photography exhibition, folk and tribal art forms, Weaver’s Service Centre, and many others. Reviews of Exhibitions such as Triennale and other national and international level art activities.
  • Maharashtra State Gazetteer ‘ Visual Art of Vidarbha’ published 2005.
  • Nagpur Tercentenary Vol. ‘ 300 years of Painting in Vidarbha’. published 2004

Ph.D. Research Project :

  • ‘Illustrated Manuscripts and Paintings from Digambara Jain Bhandaras of Vidarbha’ submitted to Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. Awarded Ph. D. in June 2005.

Participations :

  • Participated in all major National and State level Art Exhibitions including National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Bombay Art Society, South Central Zone Cultural Centre, and Birla Academy of Art, Mumbai.

Awards :

  • South Central Zone Cultural Centre, 1989
  • South Central Zone Cultural Centre, 1997

Selected Collections :

  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Fab India, New Delhi
  • Hindustan Lever, Mumbai & New Delhi
  • Reliance Industries, Mumbai
  • Rekha & Aroon Purie, N. Delhi,
  • Aman Nath, N. Delhi,
  • Neera Vij, N. Delhi,
  • Rajiv & Chinu Sharma, N. Delhi,
  • V.S. Banga, Mumbai,
  • Indira Patel, Mumbai,
  • Bharatan, Mumbai,
  • Anjana Khanna, N. Delhi,
  • K.Ponnappa, Bangalore,
  • Lata Chander, Mumbai,
  • Saroj Bhandari, Nagpur,
  • Deepa Kohli, US,
  • Aarti & Varun Nagraj, US,
  • Mandy Balla, Australia
         and numerous other collections in India, US, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.