The Purushottam Public Trust Scholarships
As an important form of Contemporary and Modern Art, Graphic Printmaking is unique and exhaustive, expensive and laborious to practice. The Purushottam Annual Merit Award for Printmaking encourages artists to continue this art form through monetary support as well as offering a platform for them to showcase their work. We hope to play a small role by helping talented budding artists, especially print-makers. The core objective is to provide initial momentum to a deserving artist as he/she leaves the cocooned existence of a university and embarks on a professional journey.
One of the main initiatives of the Trust is, therefore, to offer scholarships to new talent in the filed of print making, and we offer scholarships and a platform for exposure to them.
In alignment with this, every year, since 2014, the Purushottam Public Trust has awarded an annual merit award to a student in the field of print-making.
This is executed under the aegis of the Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts and the Head of the Department of Graphics at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, Gujarat - the premier institution of contemporary Indian art in the country. This annual merit award is conferred on the student securing highest marks in the final examinations of the Graphic Arts Course (Practical). The awardee receives a monetary award of Rupees One Lac, as well as the opportunity to showcase his/her works at the end of the year at a premier art gallery in Vadodara.
The Purshottam Public Trust awarded its Annual Merit Scholarship for the year 2019 to Jayati Kaushik.
Jayati completed her Bachelors in Fine Arts (Printmaking) from College of Art, New Delhi, and went on to pursue a post graduate degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Vadodara. She has participated in a number of group shows and festivals, including the All India Annual Art Exhibition (2019) and Kala Sangrah at the Art Gallery, Amdavad ni Gufa (2019). She has also collaborated on various art initiatives in Delhi and Gujarat .
"My works are about the moments of day-to-day lives of individuals around. A stroll in the park, a couple holding hands, lovebirds chirping on a tree, parents as they are, lovers as the go, just in their natural behavior. Without drama, without exaggeration, just walking up the stairs, laughing, talking, living. It’s about human relationships, emotions and behavior. These depictions are rhythmic and poetry like stories derived from my memory to appreciate little things that make life worth living. I try to capture all the details in my art, with hidden characters and messages including the conscious choice of using black and white color for most of my works."
Click HERE to download her resume.