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Eve Series
Eve Series
Edifice Series
Edifice Series
Bell Jar Series
Bell Jar Series

Temples Series
Temples Series
Chitra Merchant grew up in India and currently works as an artist in Bristol, U.K. After completing a B.A Degree in Psychology, she left India to work for a year in an artist’s studio in West Africa. She came to England in the early nineties and completed a B.A (Hons) Degree in Illustration from U.W.E Bristol (’98)where she was first introduced to printmaking. In 2001 she based herself at Spike Print Studio where she prints, exhibits and works to commission on a regular basis.

WORK IS BEING HELD AT:
Royal Academy of Arts , online ‘Art Sales’
Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester , Sussex, U.K
Brook Gallery, Devon, U.K
Hidden Gallery, Bristol, U.K
Smithson Gallery, Bristol, U.K
Spike Print Studio, Spike Island , Bristol, U.K


EXHIBITIONS:
2016: NEO: Print Prize 2016
2016: ‘ICON’, Candida Stevens Fine Art
2016: ‘The Story in Art’, Candida Stevens Fine Art
2016: Small Print International, Leicester Print Studio
2015: ‘Pressing Identities’ West Yorkshire Print Studio
2015: ‘In The Studio’ Videoed  by the Royal Academy of Arts
2015: ‘Encre 39 / 93’ Atelier aux Lilas, Paris
2014: Royal Academy Art, Painter / Printmakers show
2014: AAF Battersea, London
2014: ‘Multiplied’, Christies, London
2014: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2013: AAF Battersea, London
2013: ‘Multiplied’, Christies, London
2013: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2013: BV Open Studios, Bristol
2013: Prema , Performing Arts Space, Gloucester
2012: Winter Show, Rostra, Bath
2012: AAF, Battersea, London
2012: ‘BITE’ Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London
2012: Bristol Affordable Art Fair
2012: May Open Studios, Spike Island, Bristol
2012: London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London
2012: Group Show; Victoria Art Gallery and Museum, Bath
2011: Affordable Art Fair , Battersea, London
2011: ‘BITE’ Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London
2011: Small Print Big Impression, U.K
2011: Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, U.K
2011: May Open at SPS
2010: Group Show at the Create Centre , Bristol
2010: Invited Artist at SNAP Gallery Bristol
2010: R.A Summer Exhibition
2009: IMPACT ’09
2009: RWA Open Print, Bristol, U.K
2009: Solo show at BIYC Bristol, U.K
2009: May Open at Spike Print Studio, Bristol, U.K
2009: IMPRESS, GPC, Stroud, U.K
2008: S, M,L,XL, Spike Print Studio, U.K
2008: Solo show at Room 212, Bristol, U.K
2008: Group Show at RUH, Bath, U.K
2007: BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, U.K
2007: Spike Print, Spyglass, Bristol
2006: Spike Print, Paintworks, Bristol
2005: Solo show at Bristol Old Vic
2004: May Open, Spike Print , U.K
2003: Christmas Show at SPike Print Studio, U.K
2002: May Open, Spike Print , U.K
2002: Christmas Show at SPike Print Studio, U.K
2000: Group Show at Centre Space Gallery, Bristol, U.K
1998: Degree Show at Angel Islington art Gallery, London
EDUCATION:
2005: PGCE, UWE, Bristol, U.K
1999: Post Extn Studies in Illustration, UWE, Bristol, U.K
1998: BA Hons Illustration, UWE, Bristol, U.K
1995: Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Leeds, U.K
1993: BA Psychology, Bangalore, India
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