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Erasing Borders: Indian Artists in the Diaspora


Tara Sabharwal


Tara Sabharwal

Tara Sabharwal
420 West End Ave #12a. New York, NY 10024
Tel (212) 724-2773

Tara Sabharwal was born in Delhi, studied painting in Baroda and completed her Masters from the Royal College of Art in London on a British Council scholarship. As a student in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum bought her work and she showed at Bernard Jacobson and Christopher Hull galleries.

On returning to India she had solo shows at Art Heritage and Cymroza galleries and after three years left for the UK on the Myles Meehan fellowship. This was followed by the Durham Cathedral fellowship and shows at the Laing Art gallery, DLI Museum, and the Darlington Art Center along with teaching in Newcastle and Sunderland Art colleges.

In 1990 Tara went to New York and started to live between India, UK and NY, making paintings and prints and continuing to show in all three countries. During these years she had solo shows at Harewood House, Mercury, La Monte, East West and Rebecca Hossack galleries in London; Galerie Scherer, Michael Oess, Galerie Schwerpunkt and Martina Janzen in Germany; Henry Street settlement, John Jay, Stephen Harris and Gallery 678 in New York and Art Heritage, Cymroza, Nazar, Art alive and Sakshi galleries.

She has taught art at the Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Union, Studio in a school, City University (CUNY) and the Rubin Museum. She has received the Henry Street fellowship, International cultural collaborations grant, Cooper union residency and her work in the collection of the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum (a second collection) in London, the Peabody Essex Museum in Boston and the Library of Congress in Washington DC.


  • 1990-05 Various classes at The Printmaking Workshop, Manhattan Graphics Center, Cooper Union, Art Students League, NYC.
  • 1982-84 MA (RCA) in Painting. Royal College of Art, London.
  • 1975-80 BA (Fine Arts) in Painting. MS University, Baroda, India.
  • 2002 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
  • 2001 Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 2000 Library of Congress, Washington DC. Bob Blackburn Printmaking workshop.
  • 1995 Chester Herwitz collection.
  • 1995 The British Museum, London.
  • 1982 Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • 2004 Cooper Union School of Art, NYC. Artist- Teacher Summer residency.
  • 2003 New York Artists Online, NYC. Award.
  • 2001-02 International Cultural Collaborations fellowship, NYC.
  • 1992-93 Henry Street Fellowship/ Residency at Henry Street Settlement, NY.
  • 1989-90 Durham Cathedral Fellowship /Artist in Residence at Durham Cathedral, Durham, UK
  • 1988-89 Myles Meehan Fellowship/ Artist in Residence at Darlington Arts Center, UK.
  • 1989 Royal Overseas League, London. Award.
  • 1982-84 British Council Scholarship, Study grant.
  • 2006 Art alive gallery, New Delhi, India.
  • 2006 John Jay college Gallery, NYC.
  • 2005 Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai, India.
  • 2004 Galerie Martina Janzen, Wuppertal, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • 2003 Steven Harris Architects Gallery, NYC.
  • 2002 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India
  • 2002 Michael Oess Galerie, Konstanz, Germany.
  • 2002 Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai, India
  • 2000 Nazar Gallery, Vadodara, India.
  • 2000 John Jay Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 1998 Gallery at 678, New York, NY.
  • 1996 Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India.
  • 1996 Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, India.
  • 1996 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India.
  • 1995 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK.
  • 1994 Galerie Schwerpunkt, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 1993 Galerie Scherer, Miltenberg, Germany.
  • 1993 La Monte Gallery, London, UK.
  • 1993 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India.
  • 1991 Harewood House, Leeds, UK.
  • 1990 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
  • 1990 DLI Museum, Durham, UK.
  • 1989 Darlington Art Center, Darlington, UK.
  • 1889 DLI Museum, Durham, UK.
  • 1987 Cymrosa Gallery, Bombay, India.
  • 1987 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India.
  • 1986 Christopher Hull Gallery, London, UK.
  • 2006 Daegu Civic Museum, Daegu, South Korea. ‘ Print Art. NY/ Daegu’.
    Ulsan Cultural Art center, Ulsan, South Korea. ‘NY/ Daegu Modern prints’.
    City Hall. Asian American Art Centre. ‘ NY Eviction Blues’.
    Indian Consulate. NYC. ‘Contemporary Indian artists’.
    Bose Pacia gallery, ‘Fulbright/ Christie’s auction’, NYC
  • 2005 Henry Street Settlement, NYC. “At Home: Visions of our place in the world.”
    Asian American Art Center, NYC. ‘Eviction Blues’.
    John Jay College, NYC. Staff show.
    Bank Street School, NYC. Staff show.
    Arpana gallery, New Delhi, India. ‘ Progress for People’.
    Cusick At Studio, ‘ Group show’ NYC
    Asian Fusion gallery, NYC. “Revelations’.
    X- Change 1. Puglia, Italy
  • 2004 Indira Gandhi Center for the Arts, New Delhi. Printmakers from Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC.
    Cooper Union School of Art, NYC. ‘Summer Residency program’.
    Gallery 128, NYC.“Self- ish” Self Portraits.
    The Elizabeth Foundation, NYC. ‘The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop’
    Gallery 128, NYC. ‘Jugalbandi, South Asian and American Artists’.
    Lalit kala Academy, New Delhi India. ‘ Sahamt, The making of India’
  • 2003 The Asian American Art Center and the Silk Route place. ‘In the shadow of 9/11’
  • 2002 Asian American Art Center, NYC. ‘The AAAC story’.
    WARC, Toronto, Canada. Three person show. Funded by Canadian Arts Council.
    Gallery Art Alive, New Delhi, India
    Henry Street Settlement, NYC. International Cultural Collaborations exhibition.
  • 2001 Bharat Bhavan, 5th Bharat Bhavan International Print Biennial, Bhopal, India.
    Gallery 128, NYC
    The Scene Gallery, NYC
    The New century Artists gallery, NYC. ‘Artists at Work’, Studio in a School.
    Henry Street Settlement, NYC. ‘Other’
    Bose Pacia Modern, NYC. ‘Shaken and Stirred’, SAWCC.
    Gallery 128, NYC.
  • 2000 Gallery 128, New York City
  • 1999 National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. ‘Images of Delhi’, also touring to Moscow.
    Gallery 128, New York City.
    Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London.
    Indus gallery, New Delhi, India.
  • 1998 Columbia University, New York City. ‘Sita in the City’, International Sita Symposium.
    Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York City. ‘Exploring America’s Cultures’.
    Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi. ‘Baroda Alumni’.
  • 1997 Gallery at 678, New York City.‘India Centenary’.
    India Mission for the UN, New York City.
    Gallery 128, New York City.
    Cymrosa Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1996 Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi.
    Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
    Sahmat, touring to Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, New York. ‘Postcards for Gandhi’.
    Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi. DLI Museum, Durham, UK.
  • 1995 City Hall, New York City. ‘From the dragon’s cloud’, Asian American artists.
    Organization Independent Artists, New York City. ‘Unwanted Figures of the Imagination’.
  • 1994 India mission for the UN, New York City. ‘Indian artists in New York’.
    Pennslavania University, Philadelphia ‘Mosaic, Asian American artists’.
    Gallery 128, New York City.
    Mercury Gallery, London.
    Din Associates, London.
  • 1993 Bernice Steinbaum gallery, New York City.
    Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, New York City. Gallery 128. New York City.
    Mercury Gallery, London.
    East West Gallery, London.
    Gallery Seven, Hong Kong.
    Henry Street Settlement, New York City. ‘Artist In Residence’.
  • 1992 Council for the Arts, Glen Cove, New York. ‘Four Asian American artists’.
    Mercury Gallery, London.
    East West Gallery, London.
    Christopher Hull gallery, London.
    Contemporary Art Society, London.
    Oldham Museum and Art Galleries, Oldham, UK.
  • 1991 Hillwood Museum & Bronx River Gallery, New York City. ‘The Printmaking Workshop’.
    Nese Gallery, Los Angeles.
    Mercury Gallery, London.
    Christopher Hull Gallery, London.
    Aire Art Gallery, Scotland.
  • 1989 Royal Overseas League, London. ‘Annual selected exhibition’.
    Christopher Hull Gallery, London.
    Newcastle Art Center, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
    Bishopsgate Institute, London.
    Merz Contemporary Art, London.
    Ikon gallery, Birmingham and touring, UK.
    Cleveland Art Center, Cleveland, UK.‘4th international Drawing Biennial’.
    Greenwich Citizens Gallery, London.
  • 1988 Christopher Hull Gallery, London.
  • 1987 Galerie Schwerpunkt, Stuttgartt. ‘4 Indian Printmakers’.
  • 1986 Max Muller Bhawan, New Delhi. ‘Prints from Garhi Workshop’.
  • 1985 Contemporary Art Society, London. ‘Art Market’.
  • 1984 Christi’s, London. ‘Pick of New Graduate Art’.
    Christopher Hull Gallery, London.
    Contemporary Art Society, Market’.
    Church Gallery, London.
  • 1983 Bernard Jacobson gallery, London. ‘From Gonzales to Tara’.
    British Council, Bombay. ‘British Council Scholarship’.
  • 1988- 1989 Taught on the BFA Painting course in Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, UK.
  • 1989- 1990 Taught on BFA Painting course in Sunderland Polytechnic, Sunderland, UK
  • 1998- Present Teaching Artist with Studio in a School, NYC
  • 2000- 2002 Teaching Artist Residency with the Guggenheim Museum, NYC
  • 2003- 2005 Teaching Artist with Art in General, NYC
  • 2004- 2005 Adjunct Professor, Cooper Union School of Art, NYC.
  • 2004- Present Teaching artist with Creative Classrooms, NYC
  • 2005- Present Adjunct Professor, John Jay College. NYC.
  • 2007- Teaching consultant, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC.

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