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The Journey Of A Butterfly: Exhibition With Recent Works By Sravanthi Juluri

As an Artist Sravanthi Juluri likes to reflect upon different emotions. THE JOURNEY OF A BUTTERFLY is an ode to the bold and free spirited woman to today. The most scared place for Sravanthi is a plain white canvas waiting for her to express her feelings, raise her voice, and tell a story. She has always been facinated by the human mind, and the way we react to different situations around us-pain and anger, happiness and joy.

She loves to use her canvas as a story board and mostly as a tool to spread awareness about the crime comitted against women and the trauma women undergo. She also likes to inspire women and young girls to look for inner strength and find the courage to stand up against the atrocities.

The current works being showcased exposes the inner thoughts and emotions of a woman, releasing her inner strength and letting go of inhibitions - feeling liberated. She explores the world in the form of a butterfly, sipping in the nector of sweet victory!

This is a show dedicated to all the women around us who stood up against the odds and emerged out as butterflies leading a new live.

The exhibition is on show until March 24, 2014.

Sravanthi Juluri - Bio Profile

Sravanthi Juluri Artist’s Studio,
H.NO 117,
Road No 12,
Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad - 500 034,
Andhra Pradesh, India

[email protected],
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Cell # 91- 7306488999

About the Artist
Ms. Sravanthi Juluri is born and brought up in Hyderabad, India. She did her schooling at Nasr School for girls, Villa Marie girl's junior college, and B. A Arts in from BR. Ambedkar Open University. Her true love for the fine arts began at an early age. She performed in a television dhrama called “Veera Satrajit” at a tender age of 7, and also did the lead role in a television series “Dr. Mamatha” for Doordarshan.

Although she has constantly been experimenting with fine arts since a child, her love for it had intensified after attending art classes in Berkeley, California. She studied Glass arts at the well known Stained Glass Garden and Mountain View academy at Berkeley. She was mesmerised by the glass arts. She took intensive classes under the guidance of many glass artists, and is skilled in the traditional and ancient art of Stained glass painting (Copper foil & lead techniques). She has also learnt the more contemporary forms of glass arts like Glass fusing, mosaic and glass paintings. This training not only gave her a very rare certification from the premiers in the trade, but also gave a crucial direction to the abundant energy and passion this lady possessed.

Her art talks about topics that are very close to her heart, and each work has a deep significance in terms of life and spirituality. Her works reflect upon various social issues, especially related to women, and children. Her work defines different stages of human life, emotionally as well as spiritually, each series of art symbolic in their own way. She expresses raw passions in her works with emphasis being on human feelings and emotional reactions to life, relationships and the environment.

She is the daughter of Mrs. J. Jamuna, a well known legendary cine actress, Former Member of Parliament and a social worker, and Dr.J.V.Ramana Rao, a Retd. Professor of Zoology, she embodies the best sensibilities of their worlds, art and nature. She is a mother to a 5year old son Avish, who has been her strength and motivation to create wonderful works of art. Her brother, Vamsee Juluri is an author for Penguin publications, and is a Professor of Media Studies.

Qualifications

- Stained glass painting (copper foil and lead techniques) from The Stained Glass Garden, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
Glass fusing and Glass arts from the Sundance Mountain View Glass Arts Academy, California, U.S.A

- Tiffany Lamp construction and Glass Mosaics.
Glass Paintings

Achievements and Activities

December 2013: Solo show entitled “Awakening the Sakthi!!!” at Ailamma art gallery, Hyderabad.

This show pays a tribute to the Brave heart of India, who was brutally assaulted on a moving bus in Delhi on 16th December 2012. This show was also an awareness program to help many survivors’ of sexual assaults.

December 2013: Art lecture and inspirational demonstration at Pearson Group of schools

October 2013: Group show entitled “Strings” at the State Gallery of Fine Arts in Hyderabad.

October 2013: Group show entitled “Genesis of Memorabilia” at Ailamma art gallery, Hyderabad.

September 2013: Auction of works for “Cherish” foundation to help raise funds for education and upliftment of underprivileged children at the Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad.

May 2013: Group show where 75 Artists come together as a tribute to celebrate 75 years of Deccan Chronicle newspaper at Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad.

March 2013: Group show entitled “Oh Womeniya” on the occasion of International Women’s day at State gallery of fine arts, Hyderabad.

March 2013: Solo Art show entitled “Be a Nirbhaya Naan”, a tribute to the Braveheart of India, and many other brave hearts among us who fought for justice at Lamakaan, Hyderabad, India as a part of International Women’s day.

October-December 2012: Solo art shows entitled “Jaago Stree!!!’’ depicting violence and atrocities on women and the girl child was showcased at Rainbow art gallery, Lamakaan and the State gallery for fine arts in Hyderabad and Madhapur, India. This show was in support of the United Nations world wide call to end Discrimination and violence against women. These exhibits were also followed up by panel discussions to create awareness on discrimination against women.

November 2012: Group show entitled “Crossing the line” at the State gallery of fine arts, Madhapur, India.

January 2009: Group show with Scribble: Second Scribble travelling show, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Goa and Jaipur, India.

2008: Group show at Lepakshi handicrafts emporium, Hyderabad, India.

2008: Group show with Scribble Art organisation at State Gallery of Fine Arts, Madhapur, India.

December 2006: Solo exhibition of glass paintings, “A collection of Angels”. This was a non-profit show where the proceedings of the sale were used to teach glass paintings to under privileged children at the Pasha Educational Training Institute, with the help of Mr. Asadullah Pasha, Hyderabad, India.

February 2005: Group show with Wisdom Art Society, Contemporary women artist’s of India, State Gallery of Fine Art, Madhapur, India.

May and December 2005: A two day workshop on Stained Glass painting (copper foil technique) was conducted by the artist at the National Academy of Construction, Madhapur, India.

December 2004: Stained glass demonstration and an art lecture on Glass arts at Abhyasa Residential School, Toopran, India.

August 2004: First solo art exhibition of Stained Glass paintings (cooper foil technique), “Cold Flames" was held at State Gallery of Fine Arts, Madhapur, India.

August 2004: First solo art exhibition of Stained Glass paintings (cooper foil technique), “Cold Flames” was held at State Gallery of Fine Arts, Madhapur, India.


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