Sud is one of the finest printmakers among the new generation of artists in India.
Although she has taken up painting on large canvases, mostly in acrylic, her intaglio
prints still hold their sway over her paintings. Anupam has been experimenting in
different areas of the graphic medium, but what stands out is apparently her effortless
infusion of different intaglio processes with screen-printing and lithography.
There is little of the narrowly 'feminist' in her total oeuvre. Instead,
her firmly drawn figuration of men and women draw our attention to the general human
situation and to psychological tensions between man and woman and that between man and
society. A large part of the charm of her intaglio and mixed- media prints lies in her
treatment of chiaroscuro.
Born in Hoshiarpur in Punjab in 1944, Anupam did her diploma in Fine
Arts from the College of Art, New Delhi in 1967. She specialized in printmaking. With a
British Council scholarship she studied printmaking at the Slade School of Art, London (1
971-72). Since the year Anupam left College of Art till 1007, she has had 12 solo shows in
India, Korea and USA. From 1968 to 1996, she participated in 34 national and international
exhibitions which included the .'Women's, International Exhibition', New York (1 975), the
Florence Triennale and the Third Trnennale - the Fourth and Fifth Biennale, Valparaiso,
Chile (1979, '81), International Print Biennale, Ljubljana (1981, 83), Fifth Triennale -
India, and in Switzerland, the Sixth Norwegian Print Biennale (1 982), British Print
Biennale, Bradford (1 985), 'Printmaking in India since 1850, Lalit Kala Akaderni, New
Delhi (1986), the Eight lntemational Print Biennale, Berlin (1987), International Print
Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal (1 995). She curated the 'Mini Print '96' show on behalf
of Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
Anupam attended five print workshops, two of which were conducted under
Paul Lingren and Carol Summers (1970, 1974). In 1989 she represented India at the
printmaking workshop of Asian countries at the Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan, worked in
professional workshops in New York and Berkeley (1996) and conducted a printmaking
workshop in Ottawa, Canada (1990). Anupam Sud has won awards 19 times between 1969 and
1995. In 1990, the Centre for International Contemporary Art (CICA), New York, awarded her
with a study and traveling fellowship in printmaking in the USA, and she won the President
of India's Gold Plaque at the Women's International Art Exhibition, New Delhi (1975),
Special Award at the International Print Biennale, Bharat AIFACS, in the same year.
Anuparn Sud lives and works in New Delhi.
50" x 63"
Ceremony of Unmasking-3
Etching & Chin Cole, Triptych
35" x 26"