From Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh

Based in IGRMS, Bhopal


About the Artist

Born in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, Sher Singh has been trained in the traditional art of Bhil Painting, a skill that has been passed down through many generations. He started learning at the age of 7 and by the age of 15, he was drawing on canvas. On the occasion of festivals like Holi or Diwali the tribesmen and women paint the walls of their houses. The practice of painting is akin to prayer for them.

In his painting, he depicts stories of the different rituals like Ghatlas, Gal Bapsi and Gal Gadera. He has developed a very unique colour palette. Instead of sticking to just tradition, Sher Singh incorporates his daily life in to his painting. He is always searching for inspirations, stories which he turns into mesmerizing paintings.

Workshops and Exhibitions

Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, New Delhi
8th - 20th October 2004

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal
1st - 10th June 2012
1st - 8th October 2012
24th Dec - 2nd Jan 2012
23rd July - 1st August 2011

Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
14th - 23rd February 2014

The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation, Bhopal
16th Nov - 6 December 2013

Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
22nd - 26th July 2014


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