An exhibition on Bhuri Bai explores the Bhil artist’s extraordinary life and work, in her own words

“What most strongly permeates the online exhibition of Bhil folk artist, illustrator, and muralist, Bhuri Bai — currently on view at Bangalore’s Museum of Art and Photography (MAP)’s website — is her artistic voice, both in the form of her memories and her art. Born in the 1960s, Padma Shri awardee Bai is the first woman from her Bhil community to paint on paper and canvas, shifting away from the traditional mud walls of village homes; she now lives and works independently in Bhopal, being an official resident artist employed by the Madhya Pradesh State Tribal Museum. This four-part exhibition presents her remarkable personal and artistic journey from being a daily wage worker and a local indigenous artist, to an internationally recognised practitioner of Bhil art.”

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