Hemi Bawa
Born
Delhi, India
OccupationPainter
sculptor
Known forModern art
Spouse(s)Inderjit Singh Bawa
AwardsPadma Shri
WebsiteWebsite

Hemi Bawa (born 1948)[1] is an Indian painter and sculptor. Her works include acrylic and glass paintings and sculptures made of cast glass, fibre glass and copper-fired glass.[2]

Bawa was born in Delhi and did not have any formal training when she started painting in 1962.[3] Later, she studied Scandinavian glassmaking techniques and started working on that medium and also in combination with metal, wood and acrylic.[4] In 1996, Coca-Cola commissioned her for a sculpture, to be displayed during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the eight-foot high work is now on display at the Coca-Cola Museum in the city.[2][5] She has had solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad, including the Glass Dimension show[6] and India Art Fair 2012 at Delhi.[7]

The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2009, for her contributions to Arts.[8] Her life and works have been documented in Hemi Bawa, a book by Alka Pande, published in 2010.[9] She is married to Inderjit Singh Bawa, an industrialist, and the couple lives in Delhi, along Hailey Road.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Inspired by steel / by Hemi Bawa". Corning Museum of Glass. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Padma Shri is a recognition of my art: Hemi Bawa". Mid Day. 11 April 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Harry Winston and Hemi Bawa". Jot Impex. 2016. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Meet the Artist – Hemi Bawa". Corning Museum of Glass. 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Sculptor Hemi Bawa's Coke bottle selected for Atlanta Olympics". India Today. 31 May 1996. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  6. ^ "India's glass diva sparkles again". Zee News. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Hemi Bawa explores the power of present". The Indian Express. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  9. ^ Pande, Alka (2010). Hemi Bawa. Om Books. ISBN 9788174367938.
  10. ^ "Artistic impressions". India Today. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2016.

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