Bloom in Mud by Shaifali Johar

Copyright 2018 Shaifali Johar

Shaifali Johar: Shaifali is working as an Associate Professor in Fine Arts at BBKDAV College for Women, Amritsar since 1999. She belongs to the city of the Golden Temple and has completed her formal and professional education from there only. She has completed her post graduation in Fine Arts from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, with Painting as her specialisation. She has successfully completed online course “Modern Art & Ideas” by The Museum of Modern Art on Coursera and is now a certified Mentor for the same course. She is an avid researcher and is continuously engaged in the research on Mughal Monuments in Punjab. She has also completed a UGC sponsored Minor Research Project titled ‘A Critical Study of Motifs on the Western Gateway of NurMahal Serai (A Mughal Monument in Eastern Punjab)’. She is a spontaneous and intuitive painter who loves to play with colours in floral compositions and a photographer who loves visiting new exciting places to pursue her passion. She is a trained jewellery designer from ‘Jewellery Product Development Centre, New Delhi’. She has published many research papers in national and international research journals and presented papers in many national and international conferences and seminars. She has been regularly attending various art and research workshops and courses as a participant and a resource person at places like Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Allahabad and Sri Lanka etc. She has been judging the fine arts competitions of different universities and has acted as curator of art exhibitions by private as well as government authorities. Her works are parts of many private collections.