Chandra Doshi was born in 1949 in Mumbai.
In 1972 she received her Diploma in Drawing and Painting from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. In 1973 she received her Post Diploma in Mural Painting from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. In 1974 she studied Graphic Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda. In 1977 she received her Post Diploma in Graphic Arts from Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan.
Chandra had several solo shows and participated in various group exhibitions:
In 1972 she took part in a group show of paintings at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; participated in a group show in Mysore State and in the National Exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. From 1972 - 1973 she participated in a group show at Bombay Art Society, Mumbai. In 1973 she exhibited in Young Artists Exhibition at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai. In 1974 she took part in Women Artists show in Mumbai (organized by Gallery Mouvante); participated in USIS, New Delhi and took part in a group show at AIFACS, New Delhi. From 1974 - 1975 she participated in a group show at Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta and in a group show of paintings at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai. From 1974 - 1976 she showcased her works at Birla Academy, Calcutta. In 1976 she took part in All India Prints Exhibition in Hyderabad and in All India Prints Exhibition, New Delhi. In 1976 she participated in the Summer Camp of Print Making in Santiniketan under Professor and Artist Somnath Hore. In 1976 she participated in group show of printmaking of 20 portfolios, Santiniketan showcased at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai. In 1977 she had a solo exhibition at Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan and a solo exhibition of graphic works at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. In 1977 she took part in Contemporary Art Exhibition at Birla Academy, Calcutta. In 1978 she was invited to participate in ‘Graphic Art-Monsoon show’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. In 1980 she showcased solo at Chiba, Japan. In 1982 and 1986 she was invited to participate in group exhibitions in Calcutta. In 1988 she took part in the International Biennale. In 1990 she took part in a group exhibition at Nairobi, Kenya. In 1992 and 1994 she exhibited solo at Gallery 7, Toronto. In 1996 she had a solo exhibition ‘Little Prince & other stories…’ at Gallery 7, Mumbai. In 1999 she had solo sculpture shows ‘Cry For Peace’ at NGMA, Mumbai; at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; at the Pier, The Bombay Presidency Radio Club in Mumbai; at J.J. School of Applied Arts, Mumbai and she had a two people joint show with Artist Vijay Shinde at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. In 2000 she executed an 8 x 8 feet Bronze sculpture for a major international company in Pune.
Chandra has received many awards:
In 1972 she won the UNO certificate in Bombay; she won the ‘Critic’s Award’ at the annual exhibition of Artist Centre, Mumbai and she received the Gold Medal from Art Society of India, Mumbai. In 1973 she received the Silver Medal at the 13th Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Mumbai. In 1974 she won an award at the Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy Exhibition, Gujarat. In 1976 she received the Bronze Medal at the 16th Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Mumbai; she received Silver Medal in the All India Prints Exhibition (Group 8) at AIFACS, New Delhi and she won the International Women Artist Award in Mumbai. She received Monbusho Japanese Government Scholarship to study printmaking for two years in Japan from 1979 - 1981.
Chandra lives and works in Mumbai.