ARTIST BIO

Vandana Krishna, is a self-taught artist based in Bengaluru, India. An engineer by qualification and an artist by passion, after a brief stint in the IT industry, she called it quits to pursue her passion. Though mostly self-taught, she has been trained under some highly skilled artists across the world through various online courses & workshops.

Since 2015 she has been exhibiting her art works through various group shows. Her works have found homes across India, USA & Australia. Her Sketchbook & Canvas Project works are part of permanent collection of Brooklyn Art Library, NY.

Her intricate ink works, in abstract as well as mandala styles, are representation of her inspirations. She also enjoys creating illustrative watercolors. She currently works from her studio space in Bengaluru, INDIA.

A Certified Zentangle® Teacher, she conducts regular Zentangle Basic, Intermediate & Advance sessions across various locations in Bengaluru. She also offers private/one-on-one classes, online sessions & Corporate sessions through Zoom/GoogleDuo/WhatsApp?GoogleMeet

When not painting, Vandana enjoys travelling to jungles across India with her husband who pursues wildlife photography as hobby. They are also avid bird watchers & together they have spotted and photographed over a hundred-bird species across Karnataka. She also enjoys reading, yoga & meditation. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Art for me, is my form of expression! I believe inspiration is all around & one just needs an eye to pick it up! It can be a place you travel to, a movie you watch or even a book you read, all serve us as inspirations.

I predominantly work with ink & watercolours. While my semi-realistic watercolour works are interpretation of my inspirations or an everyday routine captured in my illustrative journal, my intricate ink works are mostly abstract representation inspired by Zentangle. Whether it’s Zentangle or journaling, they serve as my creative meditation & helps me explore various subjects through drawing!

EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • TAE supporting ART IN HEALTHCARE, Edinburgh, Scotland

2018

  • VARNODAYA- A Colorful Dawn, Group Art Exhibit, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru.
  • TAE supporting Pegasus Riding for the disabled of the ACT, Strathnairn Gallery, Canberra, Australia
  • Art for Cancer Care Charity Show, VAG, Bengaluru

2017

  • Akanksha Women’s Group Art Show 4th Edition, Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru
  • Chitrasanthe-Annual Art Fair, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru

2016

  • Fifty Shades of Black & White Group Show, VAG, Bengaluru
  • Akanksha Women’s Group Art Show 3rd Edition, VAG, Bengaluru

RECOGNITIONS

2017

  • Best Painting in Gallery, Akanksha Women’s Group Art show 4th Edition.

QUALIFICATIONS

2019

  • Tangle University - Teacher Continuing Education Program, Asheville, NC

2017

  • Certified Zentangle Teacher, Providence, RI

2005

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics & Communication