Amshu Chukki (born 1991) lives and works in Baroda. Amshu Graduated with a BVA (Painting) in 2012 and an MVA (Painting) in 2014 from from Fine Arts, M.S.University of Baroda. He has mainly been working with videos along with paintings, installations and photographic prints incorporating narrative structures of filmmaking.His major source of inspiration is cinema and the cinematic language, folklore and literary fiction. In his working process he tries to incorporate the characteristics and implications specifically related to the use of either film or video techniques and editing patterns or video montage along with literary narratives. He works with various sites and people, shoot videos and later edit it on editing softwares. The experience of making the videos is addressed in the paintings, prints and installations along with the video itself.
In 2010 he was awarded the Gujarat State Lalit Kala award for Painting in the “Fine Art Students” category in the 50th State art exhibition, The NasreenMohammadi Award for the best display for the year 2010 – 2011, The Kalpana Reddy Memorial in Photography for the final year Bachelors of Visual Arts display in the year 2012 and the INLAKS Fine Arts Award in 2014. Some of the group exhibitions he was part of are, Art for young collectors III at GalerieMirchandani + Steinruecke in 2014 and ‘India: Maximum City’, curated by BirgidUccia at ChesaPlanta, Zuoz, St.Moritz Art Masters 2014, St.Moritz, Switzerland. The Residencies and workshops he was part of are, the KHOJ Peers 2014 at KHOJ in New Delhi, The St.Moritz Art Masters Residency Programme in 2014 at St.Moritz, Switzerland and the KHOJ international workshop at the Refracting Rooms in Pune in February 2015.