"Artistic ability is a gift but also requires study, imagination and hard work,” says Anju Saran. Born in Lucknow, India, Anju’s paintings have appeared in numerous exhibitions, and brought her recognition and awards. Her cartoons and illustrations have appeared in Indian newspapers and magazines such as Times of India, Indian Express, Lucknow City Magazine, etc. Anju started displaying her artistic abilities at an early age of 5 years. Her initial concentration was on paintings and portraits using oil colors and charcoal. As she refined her artistic talent by completing her Master’s degree in Fine Arts, Anju adopted the use of acrylic and pastel colors as well and became equally proficient in all these mediums. Even though she specializes in portraits and figure paintings, her versatility helps her in working with landscapes, floral, and still life.
After moving to the United States in 1995, Anju continued her quest for learning. She received advanced training in Graphics Design and Animation from School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Multi-Media from New York University (NYU). Since then, Anju has been working as an Artist. She teaches art and paintings to children as well as adults at various locations such as Morris County Art Association, Morris Town.
Anju received an extensive formal training in Fine Arts, Vocal and instrumental music and Graphic.
• Masters in Fine Arts from Lucknow University, India
• Advanced training in Graphic Design and Animation from School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York
• Advanced training in Multi-Media from New York University (NYU), New York
2012, Aug | Honorable Mention Award from Museum of the Americas
• 2014, June, 13, 14, 15 | Vail Mansion Annual Festival, Morristown, NJ
• 2014, May-June | Group Exhibition at The Peck School, Morristown, NJ
• 2014, 8th April - 2nd June | Group Exhibition at Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery, Morristown, NJ
• 2013, 17th May - 19th May | 5th Annual Hells Kitchen Art Festival, NY
• 2013, 27th April | Group Exhibition at J.A.D.E the MUF at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights, Morristown, NJ
• 2012, Dec - 2013 Feb | Solo exhibition at Star Bucks, 314 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ
• 2012, Oct | Solo exhibition at Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, NJ
• 2012, Sept | Group show at Members of the International Artistic Advisors Committe (IAACMOA) of Museum of the Americas, Doral, FL
• 2012, Aug | Group show at Museum of the Americas, International Summer Arts festivals, Doral, FL
• 2012, June | 22nd Morristown Arts & Crafts Festival at Vail Mansion, Morristown, NJ
• 2012, May | Art walk, at Sweet Lucy's, Morristown, NJ
• 2011 | Instructor art show in Oct-Nov at Morris County Art Association, Morristown, NJ
• 2011 | 'Women in the Arts 2011', Group show, Museum of Americas, Doral, FL.
• 2011 | 'Art Expo New York 2011', NY, NY in Mar. 2011
• 2011, Jan | MCAA Member Art Exhibit and Sale - Winter Show, at Morris Township Municipal Building, Morristown, NJ
• 2010, Dec | 'Mini Masterpieces-MCAA Members Holiday Exhibit and Sale', MCAA, Morristown, NJ 07960
• 2010 Dec - 2011 Feb | Exhibited in group at Friendship Hall Gallery, Center for Spiritual Living', Morristown, NY 10019
• 2010 Nov-Dec | Group exhibition in 'A Jain Marunouchi Gallery', NY, NY 10019
• 2010 Nov -Dec, Solo | Morriscounty County Library, Whippany, NJ 07981
• 2009, Group |Vail Mansion, Morristown, NJ in 2009
• 2009, Group | Neighborhood, Morristown, NJ'
• 2009, Group |Morris County Art Association (MCAA)
• 2008, Group |Morris County Art Association (MCAA)
• 2007, Group | Art in the Garden' - an open area exhibition at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown, NJ
• 2007, Group | Art Festival - Morristown, NJ
• 2007, Group |Morris County Art Association (MCAA)
• 2006, Group |Morris County Art Association (MCAA)
• Automatic Data Processing (ADP) 1998 and 1999 Roseland, NJ
• 1997, Group | Le Bar Bat restaurant, NY
• Participated and received awards in National and State level competitions organized by Lalit Kala Academy and Lalit Kala Kendra in Lucknow, Delhi and Mumbai, India
• Received first place award for a portrait competition from Amitabh Bachchan Fans Association, Lucknow, India