Rajeshree Karkera Apte

Rajshree Karkera was born in 1963 in Mumbai. In 1989 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.

Rajshree’s watercolours are spontaneous and intangible. Her brush strokes move intuitively, in a process almost meditative; the artist seems to submit willingly to a greater energy, a divine force. 
Her process is just as fluid as her images. She re-invents forms, using collage as a means to structure and re-structure. The end result being a series of continuous, contemplative forms, with no identifiable beginning or end. There is a dialogue with space within spaces, but without the utterance of a single word.

Rajshree has held a number of group shows including ones at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007 and 2015; Alliance Francaise, Ahmedabad, in 2004 and 2003; and Wax Sculptures and Paintings, Nazar Contemporary Art Gallery, Baroda, in 2002. 

In 2000, Rajshree received the Government of India Junior Fellowship for Visual Art. Recently over the last few years, Rajshree and her husband Ashutosh Apte have been organising landscape painting camps for village residents in Thane, Devrukh, Savarde and Kolhapur. Their main intent is to associate Mumbai urban artists with rural life; and create a visual arts culture in villages.

Rajshree lives and works in Mumbai.