manisshaAn accomplished artist with more than 2 decades of experience in artistic pursuits and 46 art shows- national, international and auctions collectively.

She trained herself for using Art as Therapy from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore after graduation from Delhi University and Corporate Social Responsibility from United Nations Institute for Training and Research to work as a CSR Consultant with Corporates and NGO’s offering art and design consultancy services with a focus on enhancing creativity and skill development.
She has offered consultancy services to Corporate: Godfrey Philips India Limited and is associated with NGO’s: Action Center for Transformation mainly working on skill development of women. Art as therapy at NGO’s: Muskaan, Akshay Pratishthan, Aga Khan Foundation. She is Board Advisory: Ancient Arts Society & Member at Art Therapists Association of Singapore.

Manissha’s voyage into art started at a young age, at 10 when she designed for a design house in Jaipur and was honoured with art proficiencies throughout her academic years.Primarily a self-taught artist, she took art training at Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi and honed her skills with expertise of professionals from J J School of Arts, Mumbai ; Kanoria Centre of Arts and C N Vidyalaya of Arts, Ahmedabad. Manissha has experimented with many mediums including oils, acrylics, chalk pastels, cloth, charcoal, terracotta clay, fibre glass sculptures and calligraphy art. She made her recognition in the contemporary art world with her distinct style of experimentation, exploration and acceptance of discrete perceptions. . Her creations can be rightly categorized as the ‘Journey Within’ whereby her works have both surfaces and depth, higher levels of spiritual elevation and they embrace the admirable contours of figurative art while using metallic rich colours that make of artistic meaning.

Her works are in many private Collections in India, USA, Saudi Arabia, UK and Paris as well as with several other institutions: Airtel-Pune, SAP-Bangalore, PFA (Smt.Maneka Gandhi’s office), The Art of Living-Bangalore, Baidyanath and IOC.

Exhibition Selections include: Mentor Artist for Public Art Project-Beautifying M G Road, Gurgaon; 2nd Edition of International Art Symposium by IArt; Xth Florence Biennale, Italy; Christies Auction at Mayasian Embassy, Delhi; 3rd Haryana Contemporary Art Exhibition by Haryana Institute of Fine Arts; All India Women Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition’13, Chandigarh; ‘Speaker on ‘Painting & Healing’ at Kamaani Auditorium, Delhi; India on Canvas at Embassy of France, Delhi; Selected women artist at woman days Honour shows at The Lalit and Olive Beach, Delhi.

Solo Shows: 2 ‘Therapeutic Art Exhibitions at ‘International Ancient Arts Symposium’ at Kamaani Auditorium, Delhi inaugurated by Ministry of Culture; the Taj Palace Hotel, Delhi; Epicentre, Gurgaon and Renaissance gallery, Bangalore.

International Art Shows at ICCR –Bhutan and KALART Gallery- San Francisco, USA.

Group Shows at Lalit Kala Akademi, Visual Art Gallery, Open Palm Court, Convention Foyer at India Habitat Center, Triveni Kala Sangam, Cymroza & Coomaraswamy Gallery -Mumbai, Arapana & Travancore Gallery- Delhi, Muktadhara Auditorium, AIFACS.

Artist lives and works in Gurgaon (NCR).

E-Mail – manisshakhanna [@] gmail.com, www.manisshakhanna.com