Astha Saini

 

Artist Biography

I am a self-taught San Diego based artist. My primary medium is Ink. I find its clarity, elegant and unforgiving. My technique is visually striking as I combines different medium with words and ink. All ink work is done as a freehand drawing.

Artist Statement

Parallel lines are subtle, because they transform my experiences, and ignite them. My art encapsulates this very emotion as I write to draw, and give meaning to it. Every line that follows, evolves from a connected thought and becomes a story as it metamorphoses into the unknown. Ink is my primary medium. I find its clarity not only elegant but also unforgiving. The play of simple, yet strong composition and negative spaces in my art work, is definitive of who I am and becoming.

Art Galleries Participation:

Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA

The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

Art Hatch, Escondido, CA

La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA

Escondido Arts Partnership, Municipal Art Gallery, CA

The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, India

Art Shows Participation:

Exhibiting Artist at The Studio Door, Hillcrest, CA

Sinfully Yours at Sensorium by Vanguard Culture

Solo Show: Among the 15 selected artists to do an immersive art experience at IDEA1, San Diego, CA. Each artist had one apartment to create an immersive experience.

22st Annual Festival of Arts, San Diego Credit Union: Gallery in the Street 2017: The Studio Door Gallery & Hanalei Artworks, San Diego, CA

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild 2018 Connections Exhibition

International Show: Juror: Ariel Plotek, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, The San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego Legends: The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

Regional Show: Juror: Chrisanna Moats, Executive Director of Escondido Arts Partnership

50 to Watch 2018: Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Arts Gallery & The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

Regional Show: Juror: Maria Mingalone, Executive Director of Oceanside Museum of Arts

Empower I, 2018: Hanalei Artworks, San Diego, CA

4th Annual Crow Show 2018: The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

National Show: Juror: Roxana Velasquez, The Maruja Baldwin Executive Director at The San Diego Museum of Art

Group Show at Hype: 2018: Hype at The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

80's Revisited at Kensington Club: 2018: Art Unites, San Diego, CA

7th Annual Artathon: 2018: Distinction Gallery, San Diego, CA

Star Wars Group Art Show: 2017: La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA

Holiday Art Market: Group Art Show: 2017: The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

The New Beginning: 2017: Hanalei Artworks, San Diego, CA

AREA OF EXPERTISE Shop Small Saturday: 2017: The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

Postcards from The Edge: 2017: Visual AIDS & The Studio Door Gallery & Escondido Arts Partnership, San Diego, CA

Group Show at Hype: 2017: Hype at The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

The Art Exchange Project: Noir -The Mystery Unfolds Group Art Show: 2017: The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, India

*Curated by Aarti Uppal Singla

Visual Artist: The Dojo Cafe: 2017: San Diego, CA

Visual Artist: Bright Lights at Title TK: 2017: Art Unites, San Diego, CA

Something Creepy: Group Art Show: 2017: Chee Chee Club, San Diego, CA

Invisible and Resistance: Group Art Show: 2017: Bi National Theatre & Arts Festival, San Diego, CA

*Curated by Yvette Roman Banuelos

Furs, Tails, Feather & Scales: Art Hatch Studio Artists Show: 2017: Distinction Gallery, San Diego, CA

21st Annual Festival of Arts, San Diego Credit Union: Gallery in the Street 2017: The Studio Door Gallery & North Park Main Street, San Diego, CA

City Living Urban Art: 2017: The Studio Door Gallery & ABK , San Diego, CA

Art Around Adams 2017: San Diego, CA ThumbPrint Gallery Group Shows: 2017: Bar Basic & Urbn, San Diego, CA *Black & White *Small Works *Aquarelle *Stranger Things *Retro Art Show *Monday Night Medley

Sunset Art Walk at Bernardo Winery: 2017: San Diego, CA