Natasha Kumar began with a first class degree in printmaking at Manchester. She studied printmaking and anatomy in the Venice Accademia and completed her MA in printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts in London in 2000, winning the London Printmaking Prize the same year.
Art and India are in Kumar’s genes. On her mother’s English side she comes from a line of established artists: her father’s Indian heritage she traces back to Kashmir and Afghanistan via stories of partition and lost family gold. She has made her own name as an artist from the age of 17, when, earning a place in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition she found her etchings hanging on the same wall as paintings by her grandfather and uncle.
More recently she has had a 5 month solo show in Southbank, regular exhibitions at the Royal Geographical Society and in 2015 gave a talk; Rasa: Essence of India – in the famous Ondaatje Theatre. She pops up in less traditional art venues such as the Heathrow VIP lounge, Science Museum and the Institute of Neurology as well as at specific Indian events in The Taj Hotel, Asia House, Alchemy (Southbank) and at Saatchi. International representation includes Dubai, Hong Kong and New York.
Natasha Kumar has a dedicated and growing following of collectors. Her work is represented in private and national collections worldwide.
Natasha will be exhibiting at the Royal Geographical Society; India: People and Place in March 2017 and at Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham with Lena Boyle Fine Art, in May 2017.