Born in Mumbai in 1980.
2003 – MFA, Drawing & Paintings from Sir J J School of Arts, Mumbai.(first Class First in University)
Solo Exhibitions :
2006 – ‘Nest’ Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Group Exhibitions :
2006 – ‘Young Call’ Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 – ‘Namaste India’ by bCA Galleries, Milan, Italy
2005 – ’24 Hours’ Chitramayee State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad.
2005 – ‘Genesis’ The Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai Kalakriti Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Several other partecipation in groups shows Mumbai, New Delhi and Ahmednagar.
Critical comment on the artist :
“I LOVE MY PAINTINGS” says Prafulli Shevade. Very rarely have I come across a bold statement like this from my fellow colleagues. Moreover, “I CANNOT AND DO NOT WANT TO PAINT SUFFERING, GRIEF ETC.” is another statement which gives us a clear idea of the choice of mood for the painting, and also reflects the artist’s character. Having said that, it does not mean that Prafulli is not troubled or perturbed by social or other issues, rather the negative ness of space is depicted positively in her works. Her approach is definitely optimistic. Prafulli’s recent works, titled NEST reveals the establishment of her own space. The physical existence of her newly bought residential studio, acts as a mental fertilizer to enhance her visual language. Her existence in this solitary space along with her soul mate, their shared experiences and her co-existence and strife for basic amenities reflects in her works. Prafulli’s earlier works, which reflected her upbringing, her family bond, the parental influences, sometimes revealing a confused state of mind, is rarely seen in the recent works. The present circumstances have definitely sharpened her visual language. From semi-abstraction, the voyage let to accommodate some definite forms such as houses, milk bottles, gas-cylinder etc, which are rendered subtly, so as not to disturb the uniformity of the artworks. Prafulli’s paintings can be stories of existence, survival, and strife for materialistic as well as surreal elements. There also seems to be an honest effort on her side, to express these stories on a limited number of canvasses, preferring quality to quantity. Prafulli is happy with the transformation gone through her works and is satisfied with her efforts. Her works reflects her calmness and serenity. Her process is ongoing and will continue, till her strife to explore new possibilities exists.