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Juergen Puetz

Having been involved in the world of art and painting goes back to a time before I decided to come and live in Auroville in 1973. My involvement with painting in Auroville is relatively recent, developing and changing [...]

Audrey Wallace-Taylor 1

After painting professionally for years, now my work has become an exploration into what illuminates my spiritual path. I am constantly surprised by the space, images and colors that want to appear. After several years of paying no [...]

A. Sathya

I have been passionate about painting since my early years and started practicing in our local cultural center. since i came to Auroville i have also been heavily involved in farming and foresting, i feel that this experience brought me [...]

Marlenka Gray

I feel that life is art; it isn't a separate sort of thing. To make my surroundings a work of art, harmonious to the senses, that is of paramount importance for me. To paint with a brush or a pen on a piece of paper or on a ceramic [...]


OOROTHUMKANDY RAMESH Born in 1962, Ramesh studied fine arts at the prestigious Madras College of Arts & Crafts. After moving to Auroville in the 90’s he offered his talents and skills to the Pavillion of Indian Culture in Bharat [...]

Ivana Frousova

Originally from the Czech Republic, Ivana has been living in the UK for 9 years. Now she lives in Auroville since July 2014. Starting painting late, Ivana tries to do the maximum to be a good painter. Art is a part of daily life, like [...]

Emanuele Scanziani

Depth and lightness, density and humor reveal themselves in Emanuele's work through the «brush engravings on stone» created in the privacy of his atelier – a meeting with the stone and its telling features; and the illustrations of [...]


Autodidact since1970. It was after my first journey to Auroville in 1973, in a quest for the future, that inspiration emerged freely. I returned to France and despite all the social and familial difficulties, the decision to paint daily [...]


French painter and director of TV movies and experimental cinema, Basil has lived and worked in Auroville for the past thirteen years, traveling and filming. He has produced documentaries such as: - Auroville Towards a [...]


While living and working in Auroville, Miki is an active member of Janaka House, painting in the Tanjore, Tibetan styles,using natural earth and mineral pigments. A memory of this trans-cultural flavor is present in her art in acrylic [...]

Birgitta Volz

Birgitta Volz, an artist and designer with major international recognition, can be credited with nearly 100 solo exhibitions, more than 150 group exhibitions, and work in 18 different countries. Recipient of numerous international awards, [...]

Monique Patenaude

A human being in quest of a larger, higher and more beautiful life on this planet: this is the best presentation I would give of myself. My art is altogether an instrument and an expression of that [...]

Olga Bogachova

Olga was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Since that time she is overzealous to all types of art, mural art, sculptures , decorations, interior design, silk painting, photography and painting. 2005 Worked as Art Therapist 2008 Graduated from [...]

Hufreesh Dumasia Chopra

Hufreesh Dumasia Chopra is an intuitive abstract artist. She has been painting ever since she was old enough to hold a brush. To become an artist wasn't a conscious choice but a natural expression of her being. Growing up in Sri [...]


Watsu practitioner (shiatsu in the water), brilliant comedian, singer, Orev's paintings are as flamboyant as her curls. This French artist definitely gets her influence from her beloved India but her charisma stays as French as [...]


Osiva lives at Yatra, Auroville. Since early childhood, he felt a strong inclination towards painting and has continuously developed his skills. As an artist, he has already presented over 40 successful one man shows with exhibitions [...]

Maria Grazia

The Path of Silk: The Art of Quilting. Coming from a background of theatre, I settled in Auroville in January 1984. For my work in theatre and dance, manual work has always been essential. So I was cultivating hobbies like painting, [...]

Jocelyn 2

I have lived in Auroville since 1969, and wrote the only non fiction novel about the beginning of Auroville, Antithesis of Yoga. In 1998 I began working with master Ganessan from Thanjavur and other artists here at Janaka House Ravena [...]

Marie-Claire Barsotti

Designer? Painter? Sculptor? I never liked labels as they fit you in a box and the goal of this Sadhana is to free ourselves from any limitation so that the reality of who we really are can reveal itself. The only thing I know, is [...]

Rolf Lieser

Born: 17 April 1954 in Trier, Germany. I studied Vis.Com./Arts in Germany and worked as Graphic Designer in Advertisement Agencies. After coming to Auroville in 1981, I continued design work including book publications, exhibitions [...]

Charudatta Ram Prabhudesai 1

Charudatta Ram Prabhudesai is from Goa. He has a MFA from the MS University, Baroda. He has participated in many group shows and three one man shows.  Charudatta also does caricatures. He is a theater actor. He has acted in many [...]

Dominique Jacques

Dominique has been working as a painter and restorer of canvas and frescos since 1987, first in France and later in Italy. In her artistic path she likes to mix several techniques such as egg tempera or gold and silver [...]

Marco Feira

Two grey/green eyes, one nose quite big, one mouth, few original teeth, but only two ears, 1m 79cm height, no special peculiarities visible except two big mustaches recently added. After I finished the Art School in Italy, I started to [...]

Clara M. Sevilla Seguí 1

Bachelor in Fine Arts. Painting and engraving specialties. Currently writing her doctoral thesis on Indian aesthetics and contemporary art, on the way to understand the deepest significance of the aesthetic experience and the place [...]


  Claire, Aurovilian, artist name Iono. She was trained in France by a painter from the Bauhaus movement who spontaneously offered to share her knowledge with her, it was one of these lovely encounters that changes a life, one [...]

Helgard Zurmühl

Born 1949 in Heilbronn (Germany) , living and working as artist in Auroville, India and in Germany, Tübingen / Berlin Art was always an expression of her soul. Her profession is that of teacher and lecturer at college. Previously, she [...]

Jyoti Khare 1

Starting painting young, Jyoti kept on nurturing herself over years relying on her inner guide. Only when people started calling her an artist did she realize how much space art had already taken in her life. She still sees it as a [...]

IONO [Claire]

IONO A painter and cinematographer, Claire was born in 1969, in Paris. Ever since she was a little girl, Claire, said she would live several lives in one. True to her word, she explored many different paths before [...]

Shakti Balu

I live in a place of unending education. Therefore there could be no particular description or name of our activities. Everything we Aurovilians do is for getting experience, and to grow towards the ideal. What is my ideal? In few [...]

Ashesh Joshi

My love for Arts and painting commenced and has grown with the study of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother; learning has been an education in appreciating the beauty of life. When the moments of deep intimacy descend on me and the inner [...]


Nicole considers herself an Artist/Illustrator. She originates from The United States and now lives in Auroville, where she finds inspiration in her husband, daughter and their surroundings. Her illustration work is primarily [...]