Anjolie Ela Menon


Few Indian artists have created a body of work of such beauty and depth as Anjolie. Besides weaving legendary narratives, she is in her element when she combines myth with reality. Over a journey that spans five decades and has taken her across the globe, Menon’s art has incorporated the resonances of diverse cultures. It was the Romanesque, Church Imagery and the brilliance of a Byzantine palette that caught her imagination and continues to impact her work to this day. Menon has been awarded the Padmashree by the Government of India and the Chevalier des Arts et des lettres by the French Government. The Delhi Government conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award on Anjolie Ela Menon. Her paintings hang in major museum and private collections globally. She has held over 60 solo exhibitions, and represented India at the Algiers Biennale, the Sao Paulo Biennale and three Triennales in New Delhi. Several murals in public spaces include the T3 Airport in Delhi. The Asian Art Museum San Francisco held a solo show and accessioned her seminal work titled Yatra. Three books, a portfolio by Lalit Kala Akademi and several films have been made on her. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.