India Printmaker House is a contemporary online gallery dedicated to nurturing artist and their craft in all forms of printmaking.
Established in early 2018, we intend to create possibilities for printmakers within the broader cultural and artistic practice. By showcasing high quality, handmade, limited edition fine art prints at a fair price, making our online gallery an accessible and inviting platform. Representing a diverse selection of young students, contemporary artists and some of the best upcoming printmakers.
We support artist by providing grant & residency. IPMH selects a winner who shows exceptional talent for the ‘Manorama Young Printmaker Award’ annually, who are selected by a jury. The winner is highlighted on our website along with receiving a financial award and a fully funded 4 – week residency at a print studio in ArtBuzz Studio, Delhi. The other 25 selected artists, are represented on our online gallery.
We also organize lectures, presentations, exhibitions & workshops to educate public about printmaking!
HOW IT STARTED
We are two young people – Shivangi & Akshay, who are now following our passion of doing something different. After bouncing ideas with each other for several months and promising that would start out on own, we settled on India Printmaker House.
We are not looking to change the world but merely making it a bit happier and artsy. We want to celebrate young printmakers everywhere by supporting them and helping them get connected to collectors. Also as we grow, we wish to support them financially as well, so that they can continue following their passions and dreams and once again be a child. A child who have always expressed freely, without any restrictions and with joy.
We have been lucky enough to follow our dreams and passions (in most parts) and now we wish for young printmakers too. We believe in giving opportunities to all types of printmakers just as how we have been given. Here is to a bright future for all printmakers as we journey together.
PARTNER – FOUNDER
Shivangi is a practicing artist and has done her specialization in MA Printmaking from Royal College of Art, London in 2016. Prior to this, she did MFA (2012 – 14) in Fine Arts from Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London and graduated with BFA from College of Art, Delhi University in 2012. Along with the technical knowledge of Print (etching, lithography, screen print) her studio practice also includes research within the broad context of art.
She says: “As a child, I was always into art. Anyone who visited me brought me color pencils or drawing books. But my dream was to be a Lawyer. My parents insisted me to pursue Fine Art as they believed I would do really well in this field, and that’s how it all started.”
She has travelled around the world and settled in Delhi currently. Since moving to Delhi, she got a proper chance to interact with all sorts of creative people like artists, designers, art students, writers, gallerists and curators.
As an artist she realized that there weren’t enough opportunities for her to sustain in this field and do what she really loved to do. Even though she is fairly doing well, it’s hard! Keeping that in mind and thinking of growth as not just an individual but a collective growth of society, she took an initiative to create a platform where ‘India Printmaker House’ could support artists financially and give them a space where they could dream, create and grow.
PARTNER – FOUNDER
Akshay one of our two founders tries to claim the title of Crowned Head of India Printmaker House. He spent his childhood in various countries, which has given him an interesting take on artworks.
His interests include art (obviously) and experiencing new cultures through food. He is not looking to change the world but to add to the society by giving young artists a standing and a voice in this overly competitive and globalized world.
Also he believes in communicating clearly without overly complicated words. Through his interests, experiences and beliefs, he settled on ‘India Printmaker House’ as a growth platform for all artists alike.
“ I want to encourage people to be more creative in their lives and have them build the courage to be able to pursue their dreams in genuine attempt for empowering and inspiring other people around them.”
Kartikeya is a Dreamer, Writer & Traveler.
His quest for the absolute truth led him to walk on an unknown path and inspired travels around the world to faraway lands, with him also becoming an author to his first book, “Dream Beyond Shadows”, which captures tales about his many insightful stories, based on the experiences he gained from a trailblazing expedition to Peru, South America.
After his return to India he worked and traveled around the country, facing extreme conditions to challenge his mind into gaining powerful insights for creating his next work. Having compiled a lot of writing in the second half of 2018 with utmost dedication, he then took things to the next level with his latest endeavor called ‘The Nameless Walk’, where he walked from Kanyakumari to Goa purely on foot, covering 1030 kms.
Bess is a Swedish artist-curator working internationally, who believes in printmaking as a socially engaged practice that knows no bounds. If you can ink it, you can print it!
She holds a PhD from Center of the Fine Art Print UWE Bristol, on the socially engaged print. At the age of 16, She moved to Japan to learn printmaking and since then, she works with Japanese woodcut Mokuhanga, Serigraphy, Intaglio & Lino culminating in large scale installations and images.
Her award winning NHS project Six Senses Garden project, Fanzine and film, created together with Dr. Anna Febrero & Melissa Hardwick, examines how plants (and humans) manage stress, combining plant physiology with printmaking and building gardens.
Patients struggling with chronic illness, anxiety and isolation made a fanzine outlining coping mechanisms learning from the natural world. Building on this project, continue to she works with printmaking in cross-disciplinary projects around ecology: planetary and human stress, collaborating with plant scientists and communities in Barcelona and London.
Her works are exhibited internationally and held in several private collections.