About Me

"I found I could say things with colours and shapes, that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
- Georgia O'Keeffe

My name is Ravneet K. Godhia and I was born in India, October, 1986.  In 2005 I immigrated to Canada with my family and since then Mississauga is my home.

When I was young my mom used to teach summer art classes and while she was teaching she would let me play with some colors.  She is was the first teacher who introduced me to painting, colors and the beautiful works of art that can be created using them.  Even though I was doing a major in Crime, Law and Deviance at University; I always felt there was something missing and soon that gap was filled with art when I pursued my second major in Art and Art History at the University of Toronto in collaboration with Sheridan College.

India is a land of festivals, diversity and rich heritage.  Most of my upbringing was in India, which plays a major role in my art work.  I find the rich colors, handmade handicrafts, henna and art from different cultures very fascinating and beautiful.  All this reflect in my work as well; as one can see most of my work encompasses bright and rich colors.

Experimenting with different mediums and techniques help build my work.  I favor the use of my own hands as brushes, which gives a lovely embellished look to my work.  It adds dynamism and an undying energy.

I aim to find a modern yet ethnic, fun yet subtle balance to my work.

Caravaggio, Edgar Degas, M.F. Husain are some of the artists that have inspired my work.

 

Group Exibitions

2011     “Both/And 2011 — The Real vs the Unreal” University of

Toronto Art Centre (UTAC)

Toronto, ON
2011      “Art and Art History Graduating Students Exhibition” Blackwood Gallery Mississauga, ON

 

Commissions (Private)

2012         Painting Oakville, ON
2011         Mural Oakville, ON
2010          Mural Oakville, ON

 

Publications

2011      Buff, Art and Art History Catalogue Sheridan College, Oakville ON

 

Volunteer Experience

2011          “The Kingdom Come” by Denyse Thomasos Oakville Galleries Oakville, ON