Born in 1969, Santana Gohain received her Bachelor’s degree in Print Making at the Government College of Art and Crafts, Assam. She then went on to study at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda where she received her post diploma in print making.
Gohain uses language as the medium for carrying her thoughts. The difference between abstract and real does not exist in Gohain’s work, as she believes that anything that exists in the mind and materially on paper is more than real. Gohain uses the human tendency towards ‘curiosity’ as an inspiration for her work. This process of using her curiosity to create her work is important for Gohain to realize her existence and her own language.
Gohain’s works have featured in some solo exhibitions at the Fine Art Company, Mumbai, in 2002 and 2000; and Nazar Art Gallery, Baroda, in 1999. Group exhibitions that have showcased her work include, 'At Walden Pond' and 'Black and White in the Horizon' at Gallery Beyond, Mumbai, in 2011; 'Cutting Chai' at Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara, and 'Some Icebergs Easy to Avoid' at Bose Pacia, New York, in 2009; 'Master’s Corner' at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; 'Baroda: A Tale of Two Cities' at Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara.
She has been awarded Junior Fellowship, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, AII India Art Exhibition, Nagpur, Merit Scholarship Directorate of Cultural Affairs Assam for outgoing student, State Merit Scholarship, Assam.
Her exhibit with us is titled Invisible Movement, an acrylic, graphite, paper on board made in 2019.