Anju Dodiya

b.1964

An Indian Contemporary Artist, Anju Dodiya holds a Diploma in Fine Art from J J School of Art, Mumbai. She has evolved to be primarily a water colourist, but is equally skilled with acrylic. Her paintings explore internal and external realities and are strongly autobiographical. Some of her themes include the various dimensions of human relationships, the conflicts of womanhood and the artist confronting her various selves.  She portrays a theatrical imagery yet is it balanced by a serene and detached sense of observation.  
Her works are predominantly figurative being influenced by masters like Giotto and Massachio.  She draws inspiration from Gujarati folktales, Japanese Ukio-e prints and world mythology. The floral forma, mythical elements and use of embroidered textiles is a clear reflection of the feminine. 
She lives and works in Mumbai.