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Smt. Dhruvi Acharya
Visual Art Painting

Dhruvi Acharya, a native of Mumbai, began painting her memories of home soon after reaching the US in 1995. She received her MFA in painting, with a scholarship, from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. USA where she was coached by the illustrious painter Grace Hartigan. In India, She studied Applied Arts at Sophia Polytechnic College. At Sophia's,she was the first fourth-year student to be awarded the Gold Medal, an honour usually reserved for the final year students.

She was featured on the cover of India Today in January 2005 as one of the 50 Indians under 35 years of age that are the "leaders of their generation" She was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, 2006. She was also featured in the Art India magazine. The Times of India. The New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Elle. Verve. L'Officiel & others This young painter has had number of solo shows in the US and in India, and has exhibited in junied shows with judging panelists from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirshhorn (Smithsoman) Museum. Her works are held in private and public collections both in India and America

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