Canadian Sculptures' Society

Jogi Makhani

Artist Statement

having come to Canada 20yrs ago, excited with the prospect of doing wonders in the art world, the reality of survival came crashing onto to me and the realization that art would have to take the back burner was unbearable and took me awhile to accept it, but the important thing is that one must strut along holding onto a glimmer of hope that my choice of "profession" was not going to die an obscure death

what is art? how do you define art? the desire to communicate….a medium of expression, a manifestation of emotion. ….and out of the chaotic soul emerges art, as raw emotion churns the very soul of the human psyche it needs more…it needs more than just a language to express….how can I express a bouquet of a gazillion colours in a language of 26 characters? and so…i paint….i sculpt….i express


Brief Biography
Born in Ottawa, 1959

Education
1989-90 At Atelier Ecole Nationale, Superieure Des Beaux-arts, Paris, France
1986 MFA, M S University, Baroda, India
1982 BFA, Goa College of Art, Panaji, Goa, India
1979 Sculpture, bronze casting, Pondicherry, Belgaum, India

Selected Exhibitions
2012 Solo Exhibition, Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery, Scarborough ON
2011 New Members 2011, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2011 Artfest at the Distillery District, Toronto
2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto ON
2010 Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarborough ON
2005 International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Toronto ON

Awards
2011 Woodturners Guild of Ontario
2010 Toronto Woodturners Guild
2003 Award, "Hooked" Art Show, Florida USA

Makhani has participated in numerous international solo and group exhibitions garnering many awards since 1977. His work is included in many private, public and corporate collections such as the United States Library of Congress Office in New Delhi; the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; and the Academy of Fine Art, New Delhi, India. Makhani currently works and lives in Toronto.

email: art@jogimakhani.com

website: http://www.jogimakhani.com

Media: stone

SSC Member Since: 2011