Altaf was born in 1949 in Meerut and got her diploma from the Sir J. J. School of Art
in 1972. She has held several solo exhibitions including an installation show with
paintings, screen printers, films and music called' Links Destroyed and Rediscovered' in
Mumbai in 1994. Navjot has also participated in exhibitions which highlight women painters
like 'Expression's Women's Cultural Festival in Mumbai in 1990. She has exhibited in many
international shows including the first international Biennale of Prints, Sao Paulo, 1986,
'Intergrafik 87' Berlin, East Germany, 1986; Festival of Indian Contemporary Art7 1,
Covent garden. London, 1988 and lndisdie Aspekte' exhibition of graphics in Frankfurt,
Wiesbaden and Dreiech, Germany, 1988.
In Navjot's work political realism is re-defined to locate her own
subjectivity within the warp and woof of the human condition. In doing so she makes many
crossovers to the woman's terrain, the confined and often suppressed feminine situations.
The technical virtuosity she brings to her work has of late been extended to installations
and site-specific creations.
Navjot lives and works in Mumbai
A Tribute to a painter I admire
Acrylic on Canvas
72" x 48"
I have no fate lines, Thank God
33" x 40" x 35"