Surjit Akre pursued her diploma in Commercial Arts from India and thereafter she moved to Russia with her parents in 1979. With much hard work she meritoriously achieved admission into the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg. In 1986 she became the only artist to get a Post-Graduate Degree in Easel Painting from Russia. Years later her bond with the Russian art scene is as strong as her Indian roots. In Russia she has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour and the Pushkin Medal. While back home her works are part of prestigious collections such as the National Gallery of Modern Art and various Lalit Kala Academies. She is utilizing her dual affinity by promoting exchange between Indian and Russian artists. She is also the Founder and President of the Indo-Russian Roerich’s Art Society and is working to create opportunities of collaboration between artists from her homeland India and her second home Russia. The exhibition features 40 art pieces by Indian artists and gives an insight into her unique artistic journey and experiences.
The exhibition is open until the 6th of July, 2014