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Sanika Dhanorkar

Artist Sanika Dhanorkar The world of art is like none other... creative, soothing, mesmerizing, therapeutic. Art was in the family for Sanika Dhanorkar. Having spent her childhood in the ancestral home of her great-grandfather Late Shri. L. N. Tasker (ex-principal - Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai - 1898-1937), pursuing it with passion came naturally. A Post-Graduate degree in Fine Arts followed, along with a Diploma in Interior Design. Having worked in both the fields this far, she would love to keep painting to glory forever. Realism, Impressionism & occasionally Expressionism are the art styles she largely follows without restricting herself to any particular medium. Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Gouache, Charcoal, Pastels are all equally enjoyable mediums that she loves to dabble in. Subjects may vary from landscapes, figuratives, still life, flower paintings, impressionistic compositions etc. She imagines her paintings to be a form of visual pleasure that would bring a smile to the face of the beholder any time of the day.


Born :

  • 1964


Occupation :

  • Freelance Fine Artist
  • Freelance Interior Designer
  • Visiting Faculty - Interior Design


Education & Qualifications :

  • 1993 : M. A. (Fine Arts) - S.N.D.T. College, Pune, S.N.D.T. University, Bombay
  • 1985 : B. A. (Psychology) - D. G. Ruparel College, Matunga, Bombay, University of Bombay
  • 1983 : Diploma Interior Designing & Decoration, Rachana Sansad's School of Interior Design & Decoration, Bombay

    Experience :

    • Worked in architects firms as a Senior Interior Designer for 12 yrs
    • Worked as visiting faculty at Interior Design college for 11 yrs
    • Worked on independent Interior Design projects for 5 yrs
    • Guest lectures for interior design renderings at Interior Design colleges
    • Architectural/ Interior renderings, presentation drawings
    • Calligraphy jobs, magazine illustrations, greeting cards


    Exhibitions :

    • 2012 : Group Exhibition of Paintings, Chitari Academy of Fine Arts, Pune
    • 2009 : "Artfest" Group Exhibition of Paintings, Indiaart Gallery, Pune
    • 2009 : Group Exhibition of Paintings, Chitari Academy of Fine Arts, Pune
    • 2008 : Group Exhibition of Paintings, Chitari Academy of Fine Arts, Pune
    • 2002 : Group Exhibition of Ganapati Paintings, Chitari Academy of Fine Arts, Pune
    • 1999 : Exhibition of Paintings, Holiday Inn, Pune, Inaugurated by Mrs. Leela Poonawalla
    • 1994 : Group Exhibition of Ganapati Paintings, Chitari Academy of Fine Arts, Pune
    • 1993 : Group Exhibition of Students' Paintings, S.N.D.T. College, Pune


    Awards :

    • 1992 : Prize at State & District levels in a painting competition sponsored by the Social Forestry Dept., Govt. of Maharashtra
    • 1982-83 : Gold Medal & Silver Medal respectively in painting at the Youth Festival, University of Bombay
    • 1979 : Rotating Trophy at the Apsara Pencil Sketching Contest
    • 1979 : All - Rounder Award from Cadbury's, Bombay
    • 1977 : Grade A (1st Grade A - holder in school) & Rank 11th at the Intermediate Drawing Grade Examination, Govt. of Maharashtra
    • 1974 : Child Art Award at the Apsara Pencil Sketching Contest
    • 1968 : 1st Prize + Silver medal at the CKP Convention, Mumbai


    Collections :

    • Ajit Wadekar, Cricketer, Bombay
    • Mrs. Leela Poonawalla, Pune
    • Margaret Zigler, w/o Mr. Zigler, Mercedes Benz, Pune
    • IBM, Pune
    • Komal Nelson, USA


    • On the Verandah, Painting by Sanika Dhanorkar
    • Flora 3, Painting by Sanika Dhanorkar
    • Ganapati, Painting by Sanika Dhanorkar
    • Still Life, Painting by Sanika Dhanorkar