Dr.Vasu Tolia
Fine Art

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RESUME




Dr. Vasu Tolia is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist who had a longtime yearning to be an artist. She paints mainly in acrylic and occasionally in graphite, mixed media and oils. She feels inspired by light and color, and her creativity is driven to capture and reflect the diversity of nature. Her works are predominantly in flora and fauna, elaborating on these subjects—and recently she has started working on the abstract forms of figures and landscapes.

‘Ganesha’- Indian Mythologic God with an elephant’s head- fascinates her and she paints him in different forms, colors and locations, suggesting his possible presence everywhere. Use of bright color is her signature, she uses this as a personal form of expression to communicate her ideas. She also mixes abstract shapes and color with geometric forms to energize her paintings. Her collections include Ganesha, flowers, landscapes, animals, birds, still-life, and figures. She has always been an advocate for children. Vasu will donate part of all proceeds from the sale of her art to several children’s causes related to education, to institutions providing free medical care to the indigent population, victims of domestic abuse, FARTherapy for Autism, Ted Lindsay Foundation for Autism and other charitable projects for hospitals.


Membership

Scarab Club
Anton Art Center
Detroit Artist Market
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center(BBAC)
Birmingham Women Painters Society (BWSP)
Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (DSWPS)
Lawrence Street Gallery(LSG)
Manhattan Arts International


Professional Profile as Artist

A Woman’s Journey, Solo Exhibition: at 217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202 from July 12-August 19, 2017. Click here for more info

Art for Healing of spirit and body -
9 paintings selected for Exhibition for Beaumont Hospitals from Jan 18th to April 15th; and additional 7 paintings for Exhibition at Taylor Beaumont Hospital from April 15th till July 2017

SOLO EXHIBITION: September 26th 2015 at Padzieski Art Gallery -
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI, for Foundation Of Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin fundraising event.


JURIED SHOWS:

1.
First place winner in the 9h Annual Art Competition and Exhibit for Huron Valley
Council for the Arts from Sept 5-30eth, 2017

2. Participant in the Birmingham Community Center- Our Town show from Oct 19-22nd 2017

3. Semi-finalist at MI Great Artist Competition 2017

4. Participant in the ‘Botanicals” at http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Botanicals-2017/Botanicals-2017-Show/n-SfFxVB  for August 2017

5. Participant in the ‘Yellow” theme competition for May 2017
http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Yelow-2017/Yellow-2017-Show/n-ksgrnP

6. Participant in ‘Photography’ show at LSG, April,2017

7. Participant in the ‘Human Figure” theme competition at http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Human-Nature-2017/Human-Nature-2017-Show/n-Wv6VQZ

8. Participant in the ‘Home” show of DSWPS at MOCAD gallery from Feb-May, 2017

9.
Second place winner in ‘RED’ competition, Feb 2017 ,
http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Red-207/Red-2017-Show/n-8ZbfH2

10. Participant in ‘Body Eclectic’ show at LSG, Jan,2017

11. Participant in Gold Medal Show of Scarab Club, Dec 2016

12. Participant in the Exhibition of “Think Small” Dec 2016

13. Participant in Masquerade exhibition at the Loft Fine Art, Oct 22- Nov 12th, 2016

14. Participant in the Exhibition of “Metro Highlights Show” Oct 2016

15.
Third Prize Winner in the Fall Exhibition of DSWPS at the Loft Fine Art, Oct 5
-19th 2016

16.
Winner in Fashion Art Challenge of Dick Blick, Sept, 2016

17. Participant in show of BWPS at Anton Art Center, Sept 16th -Oct 14th 2016

18. Participant in Student Exhibition, Jan 22 -Feb 17th 2016 - Birmingham
Bloomfield Art Center

19. Semi-finalist in MI Great Artist Competition, November 2015


Publications

She could have danced all night - pictured in Scarab Club Annual Book 2016
Ganesha, Ganesha everywhere - pictured in Scarab Club Annual Book 2015


Interview with Frank Beckmann Show - WJR Radio Detroit


 


A Poem from a friend - "Ode to an Artist"

On first looking at an Artist's journey
An ode to Vasundhara and her virtuosity.

A view from an aperture
Agog with elation slipped in a rapture;
Exceeding a flying avian's scan
My vision fulfilled in a brief span.

I came across a breathing being
Artful her creation, a living legend;
Divine her devotion, a dedication to healing
Of the soul and the soma, all encompassing .

In the bowels of the gut sought her glory;
With colors and shades, can paint a story.
In the tortuous tunnels, eyes the ills,
With gentle strokes brings alive the stills.

Parched canvas
With thirsty brushes
Soaked in oil
The drought she quenches.

Over the rest, holds an edge;
To a stricken stratum, offers her knowledge .
Generous is her suffusing shadow
Beguiling as in the arch of a chromatic rainbow.

Soul of science,
Beat of the art;
Bares to the seekers,
Deftly ,with her flair can impart.

It leaves me plunged,
Her proficiency in awe;
A mere glimpse of her work,
This weekend I saw.

That with you,
A rendezvous ;
A desire comes to fore
For this experience, to mirror in an encore .


Anonymous
5/30/2017


Some comments from the exhibition on September 26, 2015

Dear Vasu,
Beautiful paintings.
Madhu

Dear Vasu,
The paintings and the display I absolutely great and fantastic and it now gives me the visual pleasure of what we talked on the air on my radio show Geetmala, regarding your beautiful creation. All the best,
Narendra Sheth

So happy for you! Accept the talent you obviously have, you're also gifted with a desire to paint! I wish US Bank you will paint much more!
Anatoliy Shapiro

Dear Vasu,
Congratulations! Beautiful paintings. Best wishes,
Bhimsen and Surekha Rao

Oh my god! Great paintings, amazing. Congrats,
Akshay and Asha

Dear Vasu,
Lovely, amazing work. A very beautiful collection. Very proud of our Michigan art-ist.
Jitu and Purnima Desai

Dear Vasu,
Your mastery with brush is amazing. You prove that you are from Tagore’s coun-try. I have no words to describe my pleasure of your art.
Usha Ram

Dear Vasu,
What a pleasant surprise! No words to describe our pleasure. Hope you continue this wonderful hobby. Very proud of you,
Pratima and Kirit Bakshi

Dear Vasu,
Great persuit, wonderful expressions. Keep the art flowing for years to come.
Sudhakar Rao