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Joyotee Ray Chaudhury
b. 1973, Mumbai – India. Singaporean


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Artist Statement:  Joyotee is a Singaporean artist, of Indian descent. Her art reflects her multicultural background. A free spirited and spiritual being, her greatest motivation is to create uninhibitedly   


Joyotee Speaks: My life has been an exploration of my own mind & body and the world I inhabit while exploring it through art. It is an ongoing journey. How and where it will culminate, I know not. However, it’s this journey that makes it worthwhile. So, join me and let’s celebrate art and life



  • Presented the Online exhibition, The Womb of the Covid, curated by Dr Gauri Pariboo Krishnan, supported by National Arts Council's, Digital Promotion Grant, 2020 as part of #SGCULTUREANYWHERE

  • Curated Foraged Roots, an exhibition for four artists, two of who are my students. Planned and executed their exhibition over a 5-month period guiding their final exhibit and display. Exhibition was well received, May 2018

  • Moderated a panel discussion with reputed artists like Thota Vaikuntham, Jogen Chowdhury, Paresh Maity, Jaysree Burman and Neeraj Goswami at the Kala Sutra Exhibition brought to Arts House, Singapore by the Sanchit Gallery, New Delhi, May 2013

Awards & Sponsorships

  • The Womb of the Covid, supported by National Arts Council's, Digital Promotion Grant, 2020

  • Peregrination, Supported by National Arts Council (Singapore) on the 5th to  27th Feb 2015

  • Singapore Internationale Grant

    • Interart Greifswald 2013, Germany - curated by Pommernhus Gallery, 10th Jul - 8th Sep 2013

    • Curated and exhibited by SIF for DiverseCity 2012 at Singapore Art Museum. Nov-Dec 2012

    • Sponsored by the SIF to represent Singapore at Aviskar 2012 - East Meets West   Exhibition, at Gallery Gold, Kolkata, India, 6th to 22nd January 2012

    • SI Grant awarded for photographic collaboration project in 2013 Grant Awarded in October 2012

  • Tote Grant for Red Dot in Mosaic a photography exhibition of Singapore scenes and cultural scenario. March 2013


  • Master of Arts, majoring in English Literature and Language, from the University of Mumbai, India, 1996.

  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English Literature and Language, from the University of Mumbai, India, 1993.

  • Diploma in Journalism from the British Institute, Mumbai, India. 1996.

  • Diploma in Business Administration from PSB Singapore, 2000.


  • Certificate in Digital Film Making from Objectifs Singapore, May 2015

  • Photography Workshop in Sikkim, India with Mentor Mr. Chhatrapati Dutta, senior visual artist from India, June 2014

  • Photography & Water Colour Workshop in Kalimpong, West Bengal, June 2011

  • Painting Workshop in Fraizergunj, West Bengal, March 2011

  • Certificate in Caricature from LaSalle College Singapore, in 2003


Solo Exhibitions

  • Melange - Solo exhibition at the French Book Shop, Tiong Bahru, 3rd to 30th Sep 2015

  • Maya – An Illusion – Third Solo Exhibition at the The Gallery, Arts House, Singapore, Sep 2010

  • Shakti – Second solo exhibition at the Artmosaic Gallery, MICA, Singapore, 11th to 27th Jul 2008

  • Impressions - First solo exhibition, Sculpture Square, Singapore, Mar 2005

  • Chat Masala (& Chat Masala Too while it was around in Bukit Timah) Restaurant, Singapore - display of paintings since Jan 2006

  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, Ballroom 1 - display of works May 2002


Group Exhibitions

  • Speakeasy, Photograph selected in an open call and exhibited by 19art81:  By Christina Marie Watkins, for autism awareness, , Chicago, U.S.A. in April 2018

  • Travel Photography exhibition, won a submission to exhibit at The Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece. Oct 2017

  • Affordable Art summer edition, Selected as artist for the Charity Wall. Artwork was sold via auction, Apr 2017

  • Red Dot Museum, MICA, Melbourne Specialist International School Art Exhibition 2016, 23rd to 24th Sep 2016

  • Singapore Art 21st Century  and Beyond, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, 2016

  • India Art Festival Mumbai 2015: represented by Dolna Gallery, Nehru Centre, Worli, 26 to 29th Nov 2015

  • Australian High commissioner’s residence, Melbourne Specialist International School Art Exhibition 2015, a charity exhibition. Artwork was sold via auction, 29th Oct 2015

  • The Enlightened One, Gautama Buddha in Contemporary Art: Group exhibition Curated by Vidhya Gnana Couresan and presented by the Gallery of Gnani Arts, at ION Orchard, from the 18th to 24th of May 2015

  • Peregrination: a Collaboration between Maya Bhalla and Joyotee, exhibited at the Volvo Loft Gallery, 5th to 27th Feb 2015

  • Boundaries: An Art Installation at the Goodman Arts Centre, featured in Artweek 2015. A collaboration between Maya Bhalla and Joyotee, Venue sponsors Arts House Ltd for the Tanjong Goodman Open House, January 2015

  • Art Fair Dubai,  31st Oct to 2nd Nov 2014

  • Nuevos Valores V 2014, at Artelibre Gallery, Zaragoza - Spain. 12th to 29th June 2014

  • Global Icon: Ganesha In Fine Art presented by the Gallery of Gnani Arts, curated by Ms. Vidhya Gnana at the ION art Gallery. Sold out all paintings on display, 14th to 20th May 2014

  • Inter Art Germany: group exhibition at Interart Grieffswald, Germany. Curated by The Lady Between the Lines Foundation. Funded by SIF, 9th Jul to 17th Sep 2013

  • The Red Dot in Mosaic Photography, digital art  and mixed media exhibition at the Viridian Art House Singapore,  sponsored by the Tote Board, from the 21st to 24th Mar 2013

  • Fearless Initiative at the Maddermoon Singapore, participated in an art jam and donated artworks for charity for women’s related causes via UNIFEM, Singapore, on 26th Dec 2012

  • DiverseCity 2012 at Singapore Art Museum @ 8Q. Exhibition curated by Singapore International Foundation showcasing 2012, SI Grant recipients, from 16th November to 2nd December 2012.

  • Expression, Group exhibition curated by Dahlia Gallery, 69A Pagoda St, Singapore, from 23rd Nov to 3rd Dec 2012.

  • Aviskar 2012 – East Meets West, at the Gallery Gold Kolkata, India. Presented by Roymans Art Studio. Won the viewer’s choice award for the Best Painter in Digital Art Painting for the work Urban Existence. Curated by Ekaterina Volkova-Russia, Dr. Chandrayee Dutta – Kolkata, Angela Everduim- Benelux, Michel Warner-USA. Funded by the SIF, from the 6th to 22nd Jan 2012.

  • The Art of Giving  at the Dahlia Gallery, Singapore. Supported by Make A Wish Foundation.  Proceeds of artwork were to help the charity cause, Dec 2011

  • Affordable Art Fair represented by the Dahlia Gallery @ Booth H11, 18th to 20th Nov 2011.

  • The Goddess and the Godless at The Gallery of Gnani Arts. Curated by Vidhya Gnana Gouresan, 7th to 23rd Oct 2011

  • World of Art, International Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures at Gallery Gold, Kolkata, India. Exhibited alongside Artists like Paritosh Sen, Ramananda Bandhopadhyay, Jogen Chowdhury, Wasim Kapoor, Alexandre Tokarev, Christian Shultz and others. Curated by Ekaterina Abramova, 21st May to 22nd Jun 2011

  • Art Door Taipei represented by Dahlia Gallery, Singapore, in Taipei, Taiwan, 12th to 15th May 2011

  • Meditation in Motion at Dahlia Gallery Singapore, a group exhibition, 20th to 30th Apr 2011

  • Aviskar 2011- East meets West  at Birla Academy of Fine Art and Culture, Kolkata, India. Curated by Ekaterina Volkova, of Art Brand Europe and presented by Roymans Gallery. Exhibited alongside artists like Ramananda Bandhopadhyay, Jogen Chowdhury, Wasim Kapoor and others, 15th to the 20th Mar 2011

  • Pearl River Gallery, Singapore - display of works from Apr to Jun 2005

  • British Club, Singapore - permanent display of works since Oct 2004

  • Several Hotel Fairs and Exhibitions in Singapore

  • Portland Saturday Market (USA, Oregon), Aug 2002 - where it all started...

Art Worksops, Art Jams & Panel Discussions

  • Moderated multi artist Panel talk at The Arts House for artists, Jogen Chodhury, Jaysree Burman, Paresh Maity and Thota Vaikuntham, 2013

  • Led a photography and print making workshop in Forum Gallery Chennai, India, 2014

  • Led guided art jams @ The Right Side, Singapore, 2016

  • Presented The Process of Art Talk, at the Affordable Art Fair on Bengal Art, Nov 2016

  • Conducted Art workshops with National Parks Board at the Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve, 2017



  • Led and Curated the mural, The River Flows,  commissioned by Singapore River One, at Circular Road, which was part of Singapore Art Week, 11th to 19th Jan 2020

    • The mural is a permanent exhibit at the backlanes of Circular Road from January 2020. Co-artists were Paroma Ray and Nivedita Kesavan

  • Curated and created group to execute and implement a Nature inspired mural as a service initiative for the NParks, at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve, January, 2018

  • Successfully bid and won the tender for a 10-metre mural for the Shree Narayana Mission Singapore, with co-artist Maya Bhalla. This was a history mural recording 67 years of the mission’s growth. The wall was inaugurated by Minister K Shanmugam (Minister of Law & Foreign Affairs), August 2015

  • Championed and led a group of seven other artists to create a kitchen mural for the Sri Narayana Mission Old Age Home in Yishun, 6th to 12th Jun 2014

  • Championed decorating the Meranti Home, in the Pelangi Village, to give a more colourful stay, for the residents. Designed and completed wall mural in the courtyard of the Home, November 2009

Publications (Covers and Features)

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