Prof. Dr. Jyotika Sehgal is HOD, Department of Painting, College of Art, Delhi. She acquired her Ph.D. through a practice-based research on the topic of “An enquiry into ‘lingual to visual’ translation process as a form of trans disciplinary and trans-cultural mediation” in England and Delhi. She has presented her work among others in Berlin and at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
In India, Prof. Sehgal is a recipient of the Sahitya Kala Parishad, Yuva Mahotsav Award and the National Cultural Scholarship, India, Charles Wallace India Trust Award, UK and also the National Academy Award in Painting by Lalit Kala Akademi, India.
Jyotika Sehgal mainly paints in Oils and Egg-Tempera and has studios in New Delhi and Berlin.
Based on her doctoral research, her multilingual Book, “to reach you, I dream um dich zu erreichen, träume ich” on the idea of ‘Visual Translation of Poetic Texts’ was published by the Lecti Book Studio, Bulgaria. The book includes her sixteen Egg-Tempera paintings on four different Ghazals of the 19th century Urdu language poet, Mirza Ghalib.
Jyotika Sehgal commemorates the 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion by rendering his holy text of Jap Ji Sahib. Her 2nd book, Manifestation of the Magnificent, is recently published at Smashwords. Jyotika tries to lay open the spiritual, social, and psychological tenets of being human. Her lingual renderings, a precursor to her visual renderings into paintings of this marvellous text, are terse, versatile, and inventive, laced with analytical clarity.