Falguni Bhatt’s love for clay has encouraged her to express herself in a language that she has developed over the years. Her work has been rooted in the coexistence of the old and the new, the conflict of leaving behind the familiar while stepping into unknown territories, exploring that quiet space between comfort and discomfort, and constantly trying to strike a balance. Her practice is a reaction to her space and immediate surroundings, where each piece mirrors a certain moment of her existence.
For Falguni, clay is that medium that allows her to be in touch with her inner core. She is particularly fascinated by architectural spaces, geological references and imprints or fragments containing a sense of nostalgia. Memories and impressions are central to her thought process and the visuals she prefers to play with.
Falguni Bhatt is a visual art practitioner, practising ceramic art for more than two decades now. She has been prolific in this field with several solo and group exhibitions, workshops, collaborations, curatorial projects and residency programmes worldwide. Her recent curatorial ventures are International-National Exhibition & Symposium at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal that she co-curated in 2020 and International Ceramic Symposium at White desert of Kutch, Gujarat, 2020. She received many recognitions, including the All India Mini sculpture award, Bangalore and All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society Award, New Delhi in 1998. Falguni was featured as one of the primary protagonists in ‘She Creates to Conquer’, a documentary film directed by Sarmistha Maiti. The film comments on the position of women artists in India, focusing on the journey of three contemporary female visual artists.
She completed graduation in Sculpture and post-graduation in Ceramic Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Vadodara in 1996 and 1999 respectively.