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…

Jyoti Naoki Eri

Jyoti Naoki Eri is a Japanese artist residing in Auroville - a universal township in making in South India.He studied traditional Japanese art as the foundation to his artistic career.He has used the strong traditional back ground to break barriers in his art and explore multiple techniques and mediums in…

Priya Sundaravalli

It’s only since 2000 that Priya started doing pottery as a hobby in addition to her teaching work at various Auroville schools. The hobby has meanwhile turned into a full-time occupation, with Priya gradually finding her own, very unique way. "In my expression, I seek the unity of opposites –…

Adil Writer

Adil Writer is a ceramic artist, painter and architect from Bombay, currently living and working in Auroville, where he is a partner at Mandala Pottery which produces functional tableware, assorted ceramic items, and architectural ceramic murals & installations. From his own studio at Mandala, he creates his own line of…

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]…

Marco Saroldi

MARCO SAROLDI Marco has worked as a photographer since 1983. In addition to the professional work, he likes to create imaginary landscapes or self-portraits representing contemporary issues. According to him, good photography is something that has a story and a purpose behind it. “The story could be anything. For example,…

Valeria Raso Matsumoto

Ikebana is the Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement. It is a disciplined art form where the arrangement is a living thing in which nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing closeness with nature. As is true of all other arts, Ikebana is creative…

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…

Yatra E. Srinivassan

E. Srinivassan is a screenwriter, actor, and film and theatre director. Born in Kuilapalayam, he has directed more than twenty-five educational films and street plays on social, health, and environmental issues which are used to raise awareness in schools and villages. Srini is the founder and director of Yatra Multimedia…

Supriya Menon Meneghetti

Supriya is a ceramic artist and an Ikebana artist with love for painting.  In ceramics, she uses different clays and different ways of firing them - in a gas kiln and an anagama kiln, which reflects different surfaces that she pursues to express her creativity.    Form is her ever attractive…

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…

Saraswati (Renata Sidorenko)

I work with hand building and small forms. I use variety of glazes to create colorful fairy tale like world. I am ready to share it with those who keep the inner child happily alive. I'm always looking for play in work. I define play as a sense of not…

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,…

Rakhee Kane

Training and Experience in Ceramics Committed to my life in Auroville, an international township since over eight years now, the focus of my recent work has been images, objects, colors and textures of India. India, my own country, has meant so much more to me after being influenced by 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…

Olivier Barot

Olivier settled in Auroville in 1991. As a photographer, he became fascinated by the bewildering diversity of India, altogether wild and sophisticated, as well as by its splendid architecture. He then intended to show the Indian spirituality in its ambiguous religious and common sense: landscapes at dawn, medieval temples but…

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…

Murthy

My work and passion for the past twenty five years have been focused on understanding the sculptural aspects of South Indian culture. I am Murthy Nadesan and I am a recipient of the National Award for Mastercraftsman, New Delhi. I learned stone carving from a master sculptor, Sri Raman, from…

Ok (Lee Ok Jeong)

Okjeong Lee Art comes from what is around you. It is not something far away. It is right here. Waste is part of what is right here so how can it not be part of everyday aesthetics and art? There needs to be a paradigm shift in thinking about art.…

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…

Lalie Sorbet

I have this passion to create images... again and again... Video, 3D, collage, painting, photography, I like exploring all the possibilities of expression. My latest discovery: macrophotography. These macrophotographs have been taken in a little evergreen forest near the Bay of Bengal in South India called Auroville. Thanks to an…

Kratu

I am Italian. I expressed myself as an expressionist painter and explored painting from the mid-sixties to the mid-eighties. Since then I turned to ceramic sculpture, I try to express the plasticity of faces and dynamic movement of bodies.             contact: e-mail: kratu2007 [at] gmail.com landline:…

Kenji Matsumoto

I usually season wood 2 to 3 years. After that I plane the surface of the plank. This is the moment I can see the face of the tree. Then we = the wood and myself = decide what the wood wants to become…. When I work, I feel calm…

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.        …

Edoardo Grassi

Edoardo Grassi’s fundamental focus is on documentary, travel and portraiture photography. Over the years, he grew fond of National Geographic images which encouraged him to learn basics of photography. Photojournalism and documentary taught him about hidden charms of light and bluntness of reality. Truth and beauty are his goals.  …

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]…

Iono

  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 of the many she will make on her path. She works…

Celestine Ridgeway

I AM ART, Being Myself. Knowing the fact WASTE IS ONLY GOLD and ONLY GOD HIMSELF, Year 2,000 recycling at Celestial Art and Cultural Research Center, Prarthana, Auroville, resulted as Art Installation at various places within Auroville. Year 2011, not and not need wanting to be a mere ARTIST (art outside…

Christoph Pohl

Graduate media technology engineer, video editor and postproduction supervisor by profession; multimedia artist as a side-effect. Christoph lives and works in Auroville since 2008. Besides running a small AV unit called brainfever media productions, he is involved in various media related projects such as: Auroville Film Festival, Kino Auroville and…

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,…

Ange Peter

Ange Peter came to India with her parents when she was two years old. She grew up in Auroville and completed her studies at the Sri Aurobindo's International Center of Education in Pondicherry. Her first teachers in pottery were Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith from the Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.…

Giorgio Molinari

Coming from Italy, Giorgio has been living in Auroville since 2003, making pictures for Auroville and Aurovillians as a gift, not for commercial use, and supporting the ARKA Project. At the Red Door in ARKA giving, upon request, workshops on old style photography with original big cameras and Chronotypes in…