Rooma Mehra

Artist Background

Born: January 24, 1967, New Delhi

Academic Honours

Awarded Government of India’s Merit Scholarship

Awarded by the USIS

Topped in the Mittelstufe-I examination conducted by the

Max Mueller Bhawan in German Language

Awarded by the Goethe-Institut, Munich

Awarded at the Shankar’s International Painting Competition at age 13

Worked at the Lalit Kala Akademi's GARHI studios for over a decade.


Scholarship for studying Fine Arts at the Art Students League of New York, U.S.A. in 1986

Included in the International WHO’S WHO OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN by AMERICAN

BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE, North Carolina, U.S.A. in March 2000

Artist of the Month Award from in May 2005

Woman of the Year 2006 by American Biographical Institute

Included in the GOLDEN TREASURY OF INDO-ANGLIAN POETRY, and Indo-Anglian Literature’s



Included in the Indo-American Who's Who in 2006

Solo Shows

. 2008 - Forthcoming Exhibition of Paintings called "..enlightenment.."          dedicated to the memory of my beloved mother Mrs. Sushil Mehra                  

21st - 24th March at the Palm Court Gallery, INDIA HABITAT CENTRE


. "ART FROM THE HEART" an exhibition and Sale of Paintings organised by ANIMAL SAVIOUR Venue: WWF-India, 172-B, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi Saturday, 1st September, 2007 at 7.00 PM onwards till 2nd September from 10 AM to 6 PM

. 2005 "Towards A New Dawn.." An Exhibition of Paintings and Reliefs at the India Habitat Center, Palm Court Gallery from January 1st to 5th 2005

· 2002 "IN SEARCH OF PEACE" Paintings, Reliefs, Sculptures at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

· 1992 Exhibition of Watercolours sponsored by Gallery 42, New Delhi

· 1989 Educational show sponsored by the Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi

· 1989 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

· 1989 Paintings, Reliefs and Sculptures at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi

· 1985 Paintings and Sculptures at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi

· 1984 Works displayed in Copenhagen Town Hall, Denmark

· 1982 Exhibition sponsored by the Indo-Soviet Cultural Society

· 1982 AIFACS, New Delhi

Group Shows (India and Abroad)

. 14 - 21st December 2006 - Group Exhibition sponsored by Sahitya Kala Parishad, Gallery Greenwood &                Wisdom Society of Creative Arts at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

· 2003 Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, organized by Aakar December 25th to 30th

· 1999 Garhi Artists Community For Kargil Martyrs At Lalit Kala AKADEMI Galleries

· 1996 AIFACS Mini Sculpture

· 1996 Dhoomimal Art Centre

· 1996 AIFACS Annual

· 1995 "The Feminine Perception" - An Exhibition Of Paintings by Three Women Artists

sponsored by Gallerie Petite, New Delhi

· 1994 Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual

· 1992 1st All India Mini Sculpture Exhibition

· 1992 Dhoomimal Art Gallery - Ravi Jain Memorial

· 1991 Artists of Fame and Promise - Living Art co-sponsored by Studio One and AIFACS

· 1990-1994 Dhoomimal Sculpture Festival

· 1990 Invited to participate in " A View of the New " a Commonwealth and U.K Contemporaries

Art Show by the Royal Overseas League

· 1990 Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art

· 1990 National Exhibition (Lalit Kala Akademi) New Delhi

· 1990 AIFACS Annual Exhibition

· 1988 AIFACS Diamond Jubilee Exhibition

· 1988 International Women's Art Exhibition AIFACS

· 1987 All India Women's Art Exhibition

· 1986 Welcomgroup Art Auction for Drought Relief at the Maurya Sheraton

· 1984, 85 Sahitya Kala Parishad Inter-State Exchange of Art

· 1981,83,85 Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Exhibitions, Yuva Mahotsavas, Kala Melas etc.

Collections (India)

National Gallery of Modern Art, 1999

Lalit Kala Akademi Collection, 1989

Individual collections in India (incl. Secretary, Indian Council of Cultural Research (ICCR) during 1st exhibition in 1982 and the then Ambassador of Switzerland (in the same year), Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Switzerland, Studio One collection, the Indian Ambassador to Denmark etc.

Collections (Abroad)

Collection of ARTE ANTICA, Canada, 2002

Paintings and Sculptures in individual Collections in Switzerland, U.S.A. Denmark,

Austria, Spain and Japan


  • Publications: Three Volumes of Poetry published :

  • Sunshadow, Reaching out and For You

    4th volume of poetry (with accompanying photographs of Paintings, Reliefs and 1st compilation of human interest articles with complimenting artworks in the pipeline for publication

    Awarded Certificate of Honour by Skylark Poetry Academy

    Life-Member of THE POETRY SOCIETY, India

    1989 Northern American Open Poetry contest" by the National Library of Poetry, Maryland

    Selected semi- finalist among 12,000 competitors and published in their anthology

    Honoured as "GOLDEN POET" by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the "WORLD OF POETRY", California

    Included in the GOLDEN TREASURY OF INDO-ANGLIAN POETRY and Indo-Anglian Literature’s "WHO’S WHO" published by SAHITYA AKADEMI, India

    Nominated for Poet of the Year Award by The International Society of Poets, Las Vegas and, MD, U.S.A  

    Widely published (Poetry and Creative Writing) and free-lance writer of human-interest articles for all national dailies of India incl. The Indian Express, The

    Hindu, The Tribune, The Statesman, The Times of India, The Asian Age, The Pioneer, The Economic Times Travel among others.

    rooma’s art/Virtual Websites: (Poetry and Art for Peace)

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