Dr. Mahima Gupta, a Guinness World Record Holder, High Range Book of World Records Holder, Kalam’s World Records, Extraordinaire World Record Holder, Marvelous Book of Records Holder, India Records Holder, a freelance artist, curator is originally from India, now based in Florida, USA for almost 2 decades. She has a Ph.D. in Drawing & Painting from the University of Rajasthan. Jaipur, India. Her topic for Dissertation was, “Leisure in the Arts through the Ages: A comparative study of the themes on Leisure in Indian and European Painting with special reference to 16-19th century” (2006). She did her M.A. in Drawing & Painting, where she was the University Topper and Gold Medalist, with First Division & First Position (1997-1999). She also holds a degree in B.F.A. (Painting), from Rajasthan School of Arts, Jaipur, India (1993-1997). Mahima was a proud recipient of the prestigious University Grants Commission of India (UGC) Junior & Senior Fellowship for Doctoral work (2000-2005). She was also awarded the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi Student Scholarship (1998-1999). Mahima was awarded at the 10th Kala Mela organized by the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, Jaipur, India (2002). Also awarded at the All India Exhibition of Arts, by Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar, India (2001). Mahima is a proud recipient of the Bhoor Singh Shekhawat Memorial Padamshree Kripal Singh Shekhawat Award (1998).
She was also awarded the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s appreciation award (1999). Dr. Mahima’s article, “Mapping Leisure Across Borders Through the Art in Painting”, was published in the book, ‘Mapping Leisure Across Borders, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK (2013). She was invited for the presentation of the paper at the xvii World Congress of Sociology of the International Sociological Association, Gothenburg, Sweden, (July 10-17, 2010). She also participated in the Indian Sociological Society’s xxviii All India Sociological Conference, Main Theme ‘Globalization and the Indian Society’, held at IIT Kanpur, India (Dec 18-20, 2002), and presented her paper entitled, ‘Leisure in the Arts: A Socio Aesthetic Analysis of the themes on Leisure in Painting’. Mahima also participated in the WLRA World Congress on the theme ‘Leisure, Tourism and Environment: Issues for Human Development’ organized by World Leisure and Recreation Association in collaboration with Indian Leisure Studies Association and UNESCO at Jaipur, India (1993). Her fibreglass installation “Azure Delight” was displayed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-USA, for over a year & was sponsored by the PNC bank for the Kite Fest (2006). She recently had a solo virtual art exhibition, Joy Story, ‘Splashes of happiness’, New Delhi, India (2021). Artraaga, India another online solo show, Euphoria. Her paintings have been printed on the covers of several national and international books and magazines, prominent among these are L’Archive des Origins (2008), France and new books catalogue, Transaction Publishers (1962-2003), Rutgers University, NJ, USA, “Human Values & Social Change”, (2000) Rawat publications Jaipur, India. Mahima has participated in many art exhibitions in more than 45 countries, to name some, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iran, Jordan, Kosovo, Korea, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paris, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, Syria, Thailand, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Uruguay, USA & Venezuela. Her private collections are in India, Canada, Egypt France, Jordan, Peru, Mexico, Turkey, USA, and The Netherlands. She has worked in many different art styles/mediums. She has also received many awards from National and International art exhibitions. Her artworks & articles have been published in many art magazines, journals & books.
Mahima is a nature lover and loves travelling, dancing and is fascinated by the Primitive and Folk/Tribal art of India. Mahima’s artworks have been published widely in many international books magazines, to name a few, Arthole- Issue 7 & 8 (UK), Revista Coup (Mexico), Revista Escafandra, Mexico, Revista Rito (3 times) Mexico, Periodico Poetico: Issue 17, South East Asian Artists Magazine Vol 2 Issue No 5 (Phillipines), Contemporanea Un Rosso (Italy), 21 Expressions magazine- Faculty of Fine Art ASWAR (Malaysia), Creativity Unquarantined-By Speaking Art Foundation (India), Revista Doblevoz.