Manisha Gawade is a trans-national who has been trained in various forms of painting including glass and textiles in several parts of the world as a matter of choice. And yet she refuses to be bound by mere grammar of surfaces and styles to reach out and explore a form that is hers alone. She transcends the regional to bring to her work the horizon of a truly global citizen and yet there is a rootedness in her work that has the whiff of the Indian ethos – not self-consciously, but simply and naturally. Her work pulsates with energy that is the life blood of her chosen medium. An extensive traveller, the multiple experiences from her journeys come through in her work as it resounds with hues that are awash with the dazzle of the desert and the pinnacle of the mountains.
An artist who believes in constantly upgrading her artistic skills, she often undertakes newer journeys to explore vistas of her own creativity. Not hidebound by various ‘isms,’ she has the courage of conviction to develop her own pedagogy to give form to her expression.
Her work forms part of some serious art collections in Paris, London, Argentina, Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Manisha’s work has been a part of 50 group exhibitions and 3 solo exhibitions in Dubai, Delhi and Hyderabad. She has also been a part the prestigious National Exhibition of Art of the Lalit Kala Akademi at Bhopal, India November 2006.