Banu Krishnan - India
Banu Krishnan's "Tanjore" paintings were discovered on the internet by Audart's Audrey Regan and, within days, one of them was enroute to New York city for inclusion in "The Art & Technology Circus". Tanjore is a legendary Indian art form which dates back to the 16th century and Krishnan has revived it and continues to teach others how to master the Tanjore techniques. Originally created with genuine diamonds, rubies and other precious stones, Tanjore paintings became a decadent vehicle for spiritual messages and iconic depictions.Krishnan also works in other art forms, including stained glass, broken glass, reverse glass, relief and Madhubani paintings. Believing that enlightening the masses is the only way to revive an art, she shares her talent with others by conducting classes for Tanjore art in Chennai. She has taught this art form to almost 200 people in a period of six years.
Banu Krishnan has been practising the Tanjore art form for the past 9 years and she has conducted many exhibitions in Chennai and Coimbatore. Her works are well acclaimed and she has received an award at the Mahatama Gandhi Centenary Exhibition held in 1996, by the Victoria Technical Institute in Chennai.
Banu’s works are represented in private and commercial collections around the world and three of her paintings hang in the Woodlands Hotel, Chennai and at the Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai. Several other Krishnan paintings can be viewed in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore and in the United States.
Banu Krishnan earned a graduate degree in Zoology at Stella Maris College. She began her career as a painter after graduation.