Madhao Imartey

Madhao Imartey is a prolific painter and an established art critic born in Nagpur in 1953. He completed his G.D. Art (Drawing & Painting), 1979 from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Indian Vocal Music from Mumbai University, 1994 before going on to earning a Master degree in Fine Arts in Indian Vocal Music from Mumbai University, 1996. Imartey had a solo shows at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and has participated in numerous group shows at Gallery Threshold, Delhi; Gallery Espace, Delhi; Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai; Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai amongst others. Imartey remains fascinated by disused and defunct objects and elevates these daily objects into a work of art. Collages form an intrinsic part of his artworks, using railway tickets, postcards and inland letters among other things.

Imartey reviewed classical Hindustani music and interviewed several eminent classical vocalists for Lok Prabha & Maharashtra Times. He also reviewed art exhibitions for columns in Marathi daily papers such as Sakal, Kesari, Loksatta and Maharashtra Times. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.