Joined Sep 30 2009
New Delhi, India
Indian Traditional and Folk Art
Ruchin Soni hails from a family of traditional painters in Gujarat, and was initiated into the world of art during his early childhood when he learnt traditional painting techniques from his parents. It is at this time he developed a serious interest in portraiture. He received his formal education in Painting from the M.S. University of Baroda, and specialized in mural design.
Ruchin has created several murals in India and Mexico including one in Mexico City as part of an Artist residency Program in 2013. He has been a part of the Street Art Festival in Delhi since its inception. His works adorn the walls of the urban village of Shahpurjat, the Rain Basera on Mahatma Gandhi Marg, as well as India's longest mural at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. Ruchin has worked as a freelance Graphic Designer, illustrator and cartoonist for various companies including Indigo Airlines, Quicksand designs (BLOT), Thinking Designs, I me am designs, Indsights, Art 1st, Flow India, Toppers Academy and Phirkee magazine, NCERT.
Ruchin Soni has worked at Welham Girls School, Dehradun teaching Art to ISC students and developing an art curriculum for the Primary and Middle school. He has worked as visiting faculty at IILM Design School, Gurgaon and Arena Animation, Delhi. He has mentored a UNDP Art Project on Medicinal Plants in Chhattisgarh, developed Art workshops at Scindia School Gwalior and Purkul Youth Development Society, Dehradun among others. He conducted an Art workshop as a public event by The Wall People in Parque Mexico, Mexico City in May 2013. He has conducted teacher training programs with Flow India, including one for the first "Big Draw" event in the country and another on "Integrated Learning Platforms" at the British Council, New Delhi. His research includes a three month stint at a village school in Auroville where he developed and implemented an art curriculum for the Primary Section.
Ruchin’s work (on the exterior wall of a double storied building in Neb Sarai) has been featured as part of the Asian paints ‘Donate a Wall Campaign’ in 2016. He has also done a three month residency in Oaxaca, Mexico where he painted a large mural in the outskirts of the city and developed an artist book using woodcut prints and drawings and photography as a medium. Recently in 2016 - 17 he has painted two murals in Patna one on the Patna Junction railway station and another one at C.M. House.