Terracotta Sculptures and Clay Art Modelling

"As an artist deeply connected to the ancient art of terracotta sculpting, I find myself entranced by the intimate dialogue between clay and emotion. Much like a painter delicately brushes their thoughts onto a canvas, I shape the malleable clay into stories of the heart and mind."

Hi, I am Aarti Gupta Bhadauria

a terracotta sculptor

My sculptures are not just objects—they are reflections of the human experience, capturing the delicate dance of emotion and abstraction that defines us all. With each stroke, I find solace and meaning, a reminder of the beauty that lies within the eternal dance of creation. Be it National or International, my Terracotta Artwork has received wide appreciation and acceptance from connoisseurs of art across the world and many prizes.

Without the constraints of armature, my sculptures take on a life of their own, soaring into the realm of the ethereal with a grace that mirrors the flutter of the soul. Each piece is a labor of love, unfolding slowly over the course of months, a testament to the patience and dedication required to breathe life into clay. Terracotta, with its ancient lineage, serves as my canvas for modern expression. I seek to elevate its timeless beauty to a global stage, infusing it with contemporary sensibilities and personal style. In the quiet moments of creation, I lose myself in the rhythm of the process, feeling as though I am simply a vessel through which art flows effortlessly. It is in these moments that I am most connected to my work, my soul pouring forth onto the clay with every gentle touch.

Awards & Recognitions for Terracotta Sculptures

  • 2nd place (3D) for the “6th Lines, Shapes & Objects” International competition by Fusion Art USA, Jul – 2024
  • Selected for "Echo Poem" catalogue publication competition & online exhibition by Aedra Fine Arts, New Jersey, USA (formerly Jersey City Artist Initiative), Jul - 2024
  • Artwork published in Masterful Minds digital magazine by Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France, Jun - 2024
  • Selected for the solo artist showcase by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery USA, Jul – 2024
  • Selected for the "XII NEOTERIC ABSTRACT" International exhibition by Limner Gallery, New York, Apr - 2024
  • Honorable Mention by Art Room Gallery, USA for the International Open Art Exhibition, Feb - 2024
  • Honorable Mention by Grey Cube Gallery, USA for the International Abstract Art Show, Feb - 2024
  • Masterful Mind Award by Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France, Feb - 2024
  • Finalist at Quarterly Art Review Magazine Contest by Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France, Dec - 2023
  • Distinction in "Unreal & Non-Representational" Juried Art Contest by Gallery 4%, California, Dec - 2023
  • Selected for the “Small Works” International exhibition by Limner Gallery, New York, Dec - 2023
  • 1st place (3D) for the “Patterns Textures & Forms” International competition by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery USA, Oct – 2023
  • 2nd place (3D) for the “Women Artists” International competition by Fusion Art USA, Sep – 2023
  • Finalist at the “Blu Sky Artist Award” International competition by Ten Moir Gallery USA, Aug - 2023
  • Finalist for the “Stepping Out” International competition by Gallery Omata USA, Jul - 2023
  • Finalist for the “Under the Sky” International competition by Gallery Omata USA, May – 2023
  • "Gallery Choice" (3D/Mixed Media), by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Apr - 2023
  • 3rd place among 3D artists by “Light Space Time Gallery, USA”, Apr – 2023
  • “Best in Show” for “In My View” exhibition/competition by Gallery Omata USA, Mar - 2023
  • Indian Achiever’s Award by Indian Achievers Forum, India, Feb - 2023
  • Featured in Artishtonish international magazine Canada, Jan – 2023
  • Selected for Biafarin Awards 2022 by Biafarin Canada, Dec – 2022/Jan - 2023
  • Selected for smallWORKS biennial exhibition by Garrison Art Center, New York, Dec – 2022/Jan - 2023
  • "Best in Show" (3D/Mixed Media), by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Nov - 2022
  • 4th place among 3D artists by “Light Space Time Gallery, USA”, Oct – 2022
  • Selected for solo artist showcase by “Light Space Time Gallery, USA”, Sep – 2022
  • Public choice award in “Diversia - UN Calendar” exhibition by Exhibizone, Canada, Jul-Aug - 2022
  • Second Place winner at ‘The Artist of the Month’ by TheArtList.com USA, Jul – 2022
  • Selected among top 5 3D artists by “Light Space Time Gallery, USA”, Apr - 2022
  • Honorable mention by TheArtList.com for the artist of the month contest, Mar – 2022
  • "Judges Choice" (3D/Mixed Media) by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Mar - 2022
  • Selected for “Rang Amir” National Exhibition by Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, Jan – 2022
  • Selected by “Art Affairs” magazine for featuring as emerging artist, Dec – 2021
  • "Best in Show" (3D/Mixed Media), by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Jun - 2021
  • Selected for 61st National Exhibition of Art, Lalith Kala Akademy, New Delhi, Mar - 2020
  • "Judges Choice" (3D/Mixed Media) by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Dec - 2019
  • Featured in “Arts Illustrated” International Art Magazine [Aug-Sep 2019 Edition]
  • “Artist of The Year – 2019” by Spandan Global Art & Cultural Foundation, Goa, Jul – 2019
  • Selected for Finext-2018, National Exhibition, Bhopal, Oct – 2018
  • “Highly Recommended” Art Maestro-2018 award by Worldwide Art Movement Kochi, Kerala, Aug – 2018
  • "Judges Choice" (3D/Mixed Media) by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Mar-2018
  • "Best in Show" (3D/Mixed Media) by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Oct-2017
  • II Prize (3D/Mixed Media) by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Nov-2016
  • I Prize, Late Shri D.P. Sharma Open Sculpture Competition, Gwalior – 2003
  • II Prize, Late Shri D.P. Sharma Open Sculpture Competition, Gwalior – 2002

Latest Solo Exhibitions

  • Solo artist showcase online hosted by “Light Space Time Gallery, USA”, Jul – 2024
  • "Waves of Feelings", Solo Art Exhibition, at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Jul-2023
  • Solo artist showcase online hosted by “Light Space Time Gallery, USA”, Sep – 2022
  • "Waves of Feelings", Solo Art Exhibition at Art Houz Bangalore, Nov-2021
  • Solo Art Show (Online) organized by Worldwide Art Movement, Kochi, Jul – 2021
  • Solo Art Show (Online) organized by Worldwide Art Movement, Kochi, Jun - 2020
  • "Waves of Feelings", Solo Art Exhibition, at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Nov-2017

 

Latest Group Exhibitions

  • “6th Lines, Shapes & Objects” International Exhibition by Fusion Art USA, Jul – 2024
  • Echo Poem online exhibition by Aedra Fine Arts, New Jersey, USA (formerly Jersey City Artist Initiative), Jul - 2024
  • "XII NEOTERIC ABSTRACT" International exhibition at Limner Gallery, New York, Apr - 2024
  • International Open Art Online Exhibition by Art Room Gallery, USA , Feb - 2024
  • International Abstract Art Online Show by Grey Cube Gallery, USA , Feb - 2024
  • 10th Anniversary online exhibition by Aedra Fine Arts, New Jersey, USA (formerly Jersey City Artist Initiative), Jan - 2024
  • Group exhibition by “TOUCH” at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, Dec - 2023
  • “Small Works” International exhibition by Limner Gallery, New York, Dec - 2023
  • “Patterns Textures & Forms” International Exhibition by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery USA, Oct – 2023
  • “Women Artists” International Exhibition by Fusion Art USA, Sep – 2023
  • “Stepping Out” International Exhibition by Gallery Omata USA, Jul – 2023
  • “Under The Sky” International Exhibition by Gallery Omata USA, May – 2023
  • “Abstract is Abstract” International Exhibition by HMVC Gallery New York, May – 2023
  • “Artisoul 2” International exhibition by National Union of Zervas Art Clubs in India, Apr – 2023
  • International Exhibition, Organized by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Apr – 2023
  • National Exhibition on International Women’s Day organized by Art Affairs, Belgaum, Apr - 2023
  • Biafarin Awards 2022 group exhibition by Biafarin Canada, Dec - 2022
  • smallWORKS biennial group exhibition by Garrison Art Center, New York, Dec – 2022
  • International Exhibition, Organized by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Nov - 2022
  • 1st National online group exhibition by Art Affairs, Belgaum, India, Oct/Nov - 2022
  • “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Art Exhibition by “Light Space Time Gallery, USA”, Oct - 2022
  • "Waves of Feelings", Group Exhibition at Art Houz Bangalore, Sep-2022
  • “Diversia - UN Calendar” International Exhibition by Exhibizone, Canada, Jul-Aug - 2022
  • “Botanicals” Art Exhibition by “Light Space Time Gallery, USA”, Mar - 2022
  • “Rang Amir”, National Exhibition of Art, Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, Indore, Jan – 2022
  • “Color of Independence”, Online Exhibition by Bombay Art Society, Mumbai, Aug - 2021
  • Art Exhibition, Organized by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA, Jun - 2021
  • OnArt, India’s first virtual art fair organized by Mojarto, Aug - 2020
  • International Online Exhibition, organized by Jammu & Kashmir Center for Creative Arts - August 2020.
  • 61st National Exhibition of Arts, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi - March 2020.
  • Art Exhibition, Organized by Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA - December 2019.
  • Group exhibition at Karnataka Chitrakala Parisath, Bangalore - November 2019.
  • Group exhibition at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai - July 2019.
  • Group exhibition at Art Houz, Bangalore - June 2019.
  • “When Things Become Thoughts”, group exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Mar – 2019.
  • Finext-2018, National Exhibition of Mini artworks, Bhopal, MP, Oct – 2018
  • Art-Maestro International Exhibition, Kochi, Kerala, Aug – 2018
  • International Online Art Exhibition, CAG Online, USA, Mar-2018

Top Terracotta Sculpture Artist | India and World | Aarti Gupta Bhadauria

Past Exhibitions

  • International Online Art Exhibition, CAG Online, USA, Oct-2017
  • International Online Art Exhibition, CAG Online, USA, Nov-2016
  • "Aadya", organized by Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal - March 2015
  • Sangam [Group Show], Tansen Kalavithika, Gwalior - Mar 2010
  • Sangam [Group Show], Pritamlal Dua Art Gllery, Indore - Oct 2009
  • Rupabh [Group Show], Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal - Mar 2009
  • Sangam [Group Show], All India Fine Art and Craft Society, New Delhi - Oct 2008
  • Raza [Group Show], Tansen Kalavithika, Gwalior – 2008
  • Annual Art Exhibitions, Govt. Institute of Fins Arts, Gwalior - 2001-2004

  • Workshops/Camps

  • International Sculptor Symposium, Gwalior - Dec 2006
  • International Sculptor Symposium, Gwalior - Jan 2006
  • National Camp at Tansen Kalavithika, Gwalior - 2003
  • Biography

    Aarti Gupta Bhadauria is a contemporary Indian sculptor specializing in the creation of sculptures using the terracotta medium. In 2004, she earned her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a focus on sculptures from Gwalior, India, laying the foundation for her artistic journey. The essence of her sculptures lies in their rhythmic, abstract nature, reflecting waves of feelings and emotions in diverse forms.

    Characterized by their intricate details and thoughtful design, Aarti's sculptures invite viewers to explore multiple angles. Each perspective unveils a different image, as her art captures the ever-changing interplay of bends, shadows, and curves. Aarti's mastery lies in sculpting and contouring, creating pieces that captivate with their dynamic forms.

    Her work transcends the traditional categorization of pottery, as Aarti is recognized as an artist of Fine Art, specifically sculpture, working with the expressive medium of clay and terracotta.

    Aarti Gupta Bhadauria's dedication to her craft and her ability to transform clay into captivating sculptures underscore her status as a prominent artist in the realm of Fine Art. Her work not only engages with traditional techniques but also transcends them, creating a distinctive and evocative presence in the world of contemporary sculptural art.

    "People divide pottery into two main categories. Utilitarian pottery; designed for use in food or drink. Art pottery: that which can still have use but also becomes decorative for living spaces. And then, works such as Aarti's. Fine Art! This, hers, is no longer pottery. Aarti is an artist of Fine Art, sculpture, in the media of clay/terracotta. One can see the time, the eye, the hand of Aarti in every works of her, without seeing her name." - by Scott Lorenz (Senior Artist, USA

    Aarti Gupta Bhadauria - HMVC Gallery USA

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