She's a household name for Telugu magazine readers. Given her repertiore, she should have been one for several other groups too.
Chitramayee, State Gallery of Fine Arts is organising an exhibition of paintings, drawings, cartoons, jewelry designs and miniature sculpture by Survarna Bhargavi, from 28th to 31st December. There are 30 paintings, and 20 each of cartoons, jewelry designs and miniature sculpture.
Suvarna Bhargavi is a household name for Telugu magazine readers like Andhra Jyoti, in which she has many of her cartoons published every month. Her paintings are renowned for the paper-folding technique she uses. This series of paintings is mostly themed on the Dashavataras, done with oil on paper and with a 3-dimensional effect. She also does embroidery, fabric painting and stencil art.
Her miniature sculpture has all been chisled on sand-stones. She is an M A in English, and also has a diploma in drawing and painting. She executes all her works in her workshop at Mehdipatnam, Varna Art Centre. He husband Vasu is also a painter. She has exhibited her works at the Andhra Academy of Art, Vijayawada; the C K M College and Kakatiya University, Warangal; and ITC Kakatiya Sheraton, Hyderabad.
She has also done a few paintings on AIDS, which were appreciated by the Govt. of AP. She received many awards, including the London Award in 1990, the Best Women Artist from the then chief minister N Chandra Babu Naidu in 2001, and the Best Cartoonist And Artist award from NISIET.
For further details, please contact the gallery at 2311-3308/98486-66262.