FACULTY PROFILE

22LAURENT GUICHOUX

(Education Director)

Laurent Guichoux is French. His career traverses the worlds of art, Fashion and Business Management. He started his career as an Art teacher and painter in France, after a Masters degree from the Fine Art Academy in Rennes in France. He graduated in Fashion Marketing and management from the reputed French Fashion Institute (IFM) chaired by Pierre Berger founder of Yves St Laurent. Laurent Guichoux now shares his time between France and India

SEEMA SRIVASTAVA

Seema Srivastava is an art historian, cultural theorist, teacher and a designer. She has been passionately involved with the world of art for more than two decades. Qualified with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, a Master’s Degree in History of Art and an M.Phil in Indian Arts, Crafts and Aesthetics, she has a professional experience of 24 years. She has been teaching Art in the College of Art, University of Delhi, the National Museum as well as other premier design institutes.

She has presented a range of academic papers and lectures on diverse aspects of the arts. She also conducts heritage walks, museum visits, craft experiences in and around Delhi for art and culture enthusiasts.

BIPLAB

Biplab graduated in Art from the Kolkata College of Arts. After graduation he has worked on a variety of art works. He is indeed a multi-faceted person and his works include films, Interiors, exterior facades, art direction, documentation, photography etc. He has also been teaching at various schools in Kolkata and Delhi.

REJI ARACKAL

Reji Arackal, born in 1979 at Wayanad, Kerala, India, is a painter and new-media artist. Known for his non-conformity and diverse interests, Reji works on sociopolitical themes. He has obtained graduation in painting from Govt .College of Fine arts, Trichur, Kerala and a Master’s degree in Painting from Kala Bhavana, Visva- Bharati University, West Bengal and has completed one year internship program with l’ecole Nationale Superieure Beaux-arts, Paris, France. He has a number of national and international shows in his credit.

ANNABEL SCHENCK

(Head of Foundation)

Annabel Schenck graduated from the Ecole Supérieure Estienne in Paris and the Ecole Supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Strasbourg. She was trained in Fine Arts and Applied arts. Very early she developed her own personal approach on volumes, tackling a varied range of materials and media in sculpture, object books, engravings and installations. She used the textual and the visual together in her object books. Her passion for printing process further took her to the University of Kala Bhavan (Santiniketan). She published an artist’s book with the Editions of Esad and exhibited her visual work several times in Europe and in India.

GURMEET SINGH

Gurmeet Singh is an architect and a product designer. He has 12 years of experience in product / automotive, crafts, exhibition, furniture and structure design. He has worked with Harita Seating Systems, Minda Industries (Switches, Locks and Automotive Lighting Systems), Ultra Motors a concept electric motorbike, High Mount stop lamp for Maruti, Ergonomic low cost Driver Seat for buses and trucks, NGK Spark Plug to name a few. He has been working with the core team designing the Khalsa museum commissioned by the Punjab Government. He has worked with S J design Pvt Ltd. on various events, ranging from music festival, parties and product launch events like Swarovski, midnight summer and the big chill UK.

KUNAL RAHEJA

“Kunal Raheja a graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Fashion & Technology (New Delhi) has done his specialization in Textile Designing. His interests lie in various forms of graphics, which could be via Illustration, digital art, figures and many other surrounding day to day ideas. He being a creative director at a kitsch brand TUNGS10 has worked on various apparel and home decor collections in the past varying from the POP to a cultural mix.”

BHARTI

Myself Bharti Mishra textile designer by proffesion.Visiting faculty in wlc,icf,iilm ,.Teaching experience 20 years.I have launched my label as Sambhavna ,hand painted textiles.Hold exhibitions in Blind school lodhi road.

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DEEPIKA DHIMAN

Deepika Dhiman is an artist and designer. She got her bachelor’s degree in painting and has earned her Master’s degree in Painting and Drawing from Ohio University, USA and has received full Scholarship. She is working on sculpture/installation and her artwork reflects culture collision, gender issues and personal identity. She has exhibited national and internationally. Recently her work got selected for 7th Bharat Bhavan Biennial of contemporary Indian Art (2014).

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SWATI GUPTA

Swati is a practicing artist, graduated from Delhi College of Art and Ecole Supérieure d’arts de Cergy in France. She has collaborated with Museums and centres d’art and facilitated outreach programs both in India and France. She has been a visiting faculty in College of Art and has internationally assisted art galleries in Paris, New York and Delhi. As an artist, she uses mediums such as painting, installation, video and photography and exhibits her work worldwide regularly. Swati is co-founder of a French association to promote Indian arts in Toulouse and has worked as cultural coordinator at the French Embassy in Delhi.

DEEPALI MITTAL

Deepali Mittal is a leading educator and consultant in the field of garment technology with over two decades of contribution to the apparel industry. She is an expert in Pattern Making, Draping and garment construction and has been teaching the same for the last 15 years at NID/NIFT/PAF and other premier design institutes of India. She has been actively involved in curriculum development in the field of design education for a number of years. She is also trained in CAD and Digital Pattern Making. She holds a post graduate degree in GMT from NIFT Delhi and is a gold medalist from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi.