Mamta chitnis Sen

Bio

Mamta Chitnis Sen’s paintings are mainly concentrated on the changing rural landscapes and revolving around the lives of people based in these rural settings-- their slow and disappearing identities.
A majority of the works are inspired by women farmers from the region of Sawantwadi, a former princely state in Maharashtra, India. The paintings depict women farmers (of all ages and stages in life—single, married, ageing) attending to their daily chores in life in the fields– either alone or with companions, or in conversations with each other with the lush green fields forming the backdrop for their activity.
The blank faces of these women in the paintings are a symbol of how women farmers in India are devoid of their own voice and identity and how they continue to remain merely a minority, neglected and ignored.

An alumni of the prestigious Sir J J School of Art, India’s oldest art Institute, Mamta Chitnis Sen has documented the history of the Institute and is on board its alumni committee. She has been appointed as Hon. Researcher in the Research & Methodology section of Sir J J School of Art.
An ex-student of S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, Mamta has been a journalist with over 15 years of experience in journalism having worked with reputed publications such as The Sunday Guardian, Mid Day, Society magazine and Sunday Observor reporting on politics, current affairs and art.
She headed Dignity Dialogue, one of India’s foremost national magazines exclusively for the 50 plus age group as its Executive Editor and is currently handling Media Advocacy for CRY- Child Rights and You—an NGO working for rights of underprivileged children in education, protection and health.
She has also authored research papers on the evolving role of women in political parties in India and has exhibited in various groups shows in India and abroad since 2012 in prestigious galleries like Coomarswamy Hall, Mumbai; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, International Centre for Cultural Relations, Kolkata and State Art Gallery, Hyderabad.

Mamta founded Canvas Clan, a congregation of painters from various age groups in 2011 and curated two group shows under the banner—Random Strokes at J J School of Art and Resurrection Bihar ( to commemorate the centenary celebrations of Bihar at Shamukhanand Hall ) in 2012 and was felicitated by the Bihar State Government for the same.
Mamta was associated with World Citizen Artists -- a forum of international artists, musicians and writers founded and based in Paris in 2013 as their Social Network Officer and was selected by WCA to create art for World Humanitarian Day and World Mandela Day, from India.
In 2015, she was invited by the Mayor of Bressuire in France to showcase her paintings in the city’s 11th century castle for two months. She later exhibited in Copenhagen, Denmark in a group show.
Her works are in private collections in countries such as South Africa, France and Morocco.

2016

  1. Bengal Art Factory, (Group Show), Gallery Gold, Kolkata
  2. Bengal Art Factory (Group Show), Indian Council For Cultural Relations, Kolkata

2015

  1. World Threading Art Exhibition,Red Door Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Women in Fields Series, Chateau De Bressuire, Bressuire, France
  3. Women in Fields Series, International Council for Cultural Relations, Kolkata, India
  4. Chitrakut Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
  5. Mumbai Art by Artists, Coomarswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India

2014

  1. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India
  2. Mumbai Art by Artists, Coomarswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India

2013

  1. Exhibition of Ceramics, Main Gallery, Sir J J School of Fine Art, Mumbai, India

2012

  1. Resurrection Bihar, Centenary Celebrations of Bihar State, Shamukhanand Hall, Mumbai, India
  2. Classics in Colour, Kala Bhavan, Thane, India
  3. State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, India
  4. Random Strokes, Main Gallery, Sir J J School of Fine Arts, Mumbai, India
A Revolution on Canvas: Published by International Art Journal: The Artist Working

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Evolving role of Women in Political Parties by Mamta Sen

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CRY: Do we care about underage mothers this Mother’s Day

Mamta Chitnis Sen has conducted empowerment workshops for women from different political parties in India. The workshops are mainly concentrated on women desirous of contesting elections. The modules deal with personality development, public speaking, communication skills and finance management when in power. She has conducted workshops with women wings of leading political parties since 2007.