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 Nivas and to the schools. Most recently he helped to manage the Gallery…

Iono [Claire]

IONO [Claire] 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 placing her art practice at the centre of her life. Claire…

Lili

Lili's is a playful approach to making and being. Working in a wealth of materials and contexts, her art ranges from sculpture and woodwork to painting, illustration and performance art inspired and supported by her background in fine art, theatre, dance and equestrianism. Recently returned to Auroville after graduating with…

Aparajita Barai

"As a seeker, I am in search of the divinity. As I seek, the path keeps revealing itself to me and as I walk that path, I want to share my findings and journey, hoping it will benefit in breaking through the rigidity." Aparajita Barai is a communication designer and an…

Nathalie

Nathalie Painter, Illustrator, Author, photographer, sculptor. Born in Paris, Nathalie moved to India at the age of 7 when her family came to live in Auroville in the early days, as devotees of Sri Aurobindo and Mother. Growing up in Auroville has brought on a profound sense of exploration, adventure…

Orev

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 can be. As with a sprouting seed becoming a young plant and forcing its way through…

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 closer to the beauty of nature and influenced in my art…

Robert L’Heureux

Robert L'Heureux is originating from Canada where he learned the Art of Glass over 37 years ago. Vitrail as it is named in the west was well known from middle age for being an integral part in the construction of the cathedral and churches. Today you find stained glass in…

Connie de Nood

Born in the Netherlands, but living in South India, I get inspired by my surroundings.  Being close to nature and living in the multi-cultural environment of Auroville surely inspires me the most. I work with black pen on paper and give ceramic a new look. Changing simple utensils into unique…

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 travel in Asia, I never stopped to paint, but I’m…

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 water, for her. She likes…

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 leaves.             contact: ade.jacques65 [at]…

Tia Pleiman

Throughout my life as an artist, I’ve gravitated towards a variety of 1, 2 and 3 dimensional materials and media…drawing, painting, clay, mixed media, collage, fiber and recycle art. Over the past several years, while traveling between the US, Mexico, Guatemala and India, I have worked with materials easily transportable…

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 words to become someone worth of subtle and radiant expressions…

Serge Scarnato alias Sukhino

To speak about myself is not what I like the most, but to let art and music express the feelings of what is difficult to speak about, the hidden. To employ poetry and images to reveal deeper emotions, different perceptions and yet to be grounded on earth, is a key…

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 vision shines through, I feel charmed… I paint.…

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 and graphics. Since 1984, I worked in various art-forms: - Oil Painting (with exhibitions in Auroville,…

Osiva

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 in India, Holland and Sweden. Osiva’s paintings are joyful and evoke images of a…

Nicole

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 created by hand drawings and watercolor and at times a little bit in Photoshop.  Nicole likes to work…

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 quest. contact: e-mail: patenaude [at] auroville.org.in address: Grace; Auroville tel: (91) 0413 2623345…

Miki

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 on canvas, fused with personal identity and mythology.        …

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 piece,…

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 that being in this creative…

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, batik and patchwork. Today quilting is my canvas on…

Louis

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 imposed itself. After experimenting with different materials and mediums in an…

Jyoti Khare

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 passion that helps her to relax, enjoy and…

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 rapidly. Presently I am mainly working on abstract works, which I find…

Jocelyn

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 on a research in spiritual art using traditional Thanjavur techniques…

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 Aurobindo Centre of International education in South of India…

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 «Papui and Something Else», created in lively India.        …

Clara M. Sevilla Seguí

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 of Art and Beauty in current life.           contact: e-mail: claramsev [at]…

Basile

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 Sustainable Future - Sur les Traces d’Hanuman - Retour à Pondy - Made in India - Bénares…

Audrey Wallace-Taylor

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 attention to a consistency of image, meaning just letting what comes come,…