K A N A N  D A V E

Kanan Dave is a photo artist from Mumbai, India. She has been in the field of photography and art for five years now.

Ms Dave started her journey in Paris, where she completed a master’s course in Studio Photography from Spéos School. Her first accomplishment as an artist was being selected for an exhibition curated by Mark Prüst at Spéos Gallery, Paris in July 2013. After returning to her home country, she worked as a Gallery Manager at a renowned art gallery in Mumbai. Later, she set out to be an independent artist focusing on her own series of projects. Her works have been recognised at various art competitions and workshops in and outside India. Her series named ‘Preyed upon’ won second place (non-professional) with an honourable mention at the International PX3 photography competition. In 2016, her ‘Home Stay’ series was chosen to reach the semi-final round of the SIPA contest. She also reached the all India finals of ‘Flash Me’, a photography contest organised by Channel V.

Recently, Ms Dave founded ‘The Grainy Pit’, a curated online space for dealing in art. This project shows her appreciation and admiration of art and artists. Through this website, she looks forward to building a worthy platform for artists to project and sell their unique art pieces.