Sonali Laha is a visual artist based in Hyderabad. She completed her MFA in Painting from S. N. School, Central University of Hyderabad in 2012. She was awarded Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi’s emerging artist award in 2012 and Ministry of Culture’s Junior Fellowship in 2019. She is a highly dedicated and skilled artist with creative and skilled professional painting skills an in-depth knowledge of diverse mediums, techniques, and equipment. She possesses a strong sense of artistry and forward-thinking, that is consistently displayed across all art pieces.
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions across India, and in 2012, was awarded the All India Emerging Artist Award by the Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi.
Sonali’s paintings and large-scale installations primarily deal with the soul, the body and space. Exploring different mediums such as watercolours, charcoal cloth or even her own hair, she tries to depict those rare moments in life, ones that are static and silent in their expression but still underscore the emergence of the individual.
Her exhibit with us is titled A Land Inside the land and Sunrise and Sunset in River, both Tempera on Wasli made in 2021.