Mumbai based Dhruvi Acharya first started painting to preserve her memories of her homeland when she moved to the US. Soon she realised that painting is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She completed her Masters in Painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and has been exhibiting her work all over the world since then.

Her paintings focus on the psychological and emotional aspect of an urban woman’s life in today’s world that is full of conflicts and violence. She uses subtle, dark and wry humour in her work to bring forward a dysfunctional reality. Here are a few of her paintings from her most recent collection titled “Gasp’’.


Bubble bath



Dhruvi was awarded the Aditya Birla KalaKiran Puraskar and nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in 2006. Her paintings have been shown in museums, galleries and art fairs around the world.

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  2 comments for “Gasp!

  1. September 18, 2010 at 8:04 am


  2. September 23, 2010 at 3:54 am

    How absolutely gorgeous!

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