Founded in 2016 by Bhamini Shree, Pouli is an art-based organization that believes in bringing art to our everyday life through conversations, journaling, paintings, drawing books, art Merch, webinars, self-healing art practices, folk art preservation and adaptation, livelihood generation and more. We have also been actively involved in uplifting the gender and sexual minorities in the community. We have collaborated with marginalized communities in different forms for the same. Some of our painting series also revolves around the suggested vulnerability.
Based out of Hyderabad, Bhamini Shree is the founder of Pouli, a visual artist, art teacher, and writer. She has worked on various art forms, including various Indian folk art like Madhubani, Warli, Mandalas, and Expressionism. She has taught over 50,000 patrons (8 to 70 years of age) from around the globe, including representing India in Egypt for Madhubani Painting. She also works in collaboration with organizations and educational institutions for workshops on well-being, increasing focus and concentration through art.
She has curated and showcased many works in various art exhibitions across the country. She also serves as the board of directors at an LGBTQIIA+-based NGO called Mobbera Foundation. A lot of her works revolve around the depth and layers of gender, fragility, and mental health, and she particularly brings out the contrast of vulnerability and strength of human emotions through vivid colors, textures, shapes, and concepts.
Pouli and Bhamini’s work is well recognized and has been covered (as artists) in various print media, magazines, news channels, and digital media over the years.
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