Education
2017  MFA Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA


Awards

2020  Alameda County Arts Leadership Award
2020  Juror’s Choice Award, Abstract Thinking, San Francisco Women Artists’ Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2020  Merit Award, Imagination Expressed, Museum on Main, Pleasanton, CA

2019  Artistic Merit Award, Artists Embassy International, Richmond, CA 

2018  Best of Show Theme, Pleasanton Art League Member Show, Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA

2018  Juror’s Choice, Vibrant Vision, San Francisco Women Artists’ Gallery, SF, CA

2018  Hearts in San Francisco Art Installation, San Francisco General Hospital, SF, CA
2018  Juror’s Choice, What Brings Us Joy, San Francisco Women Artists’ Gallery, SF, CA

2018  Public Art Project at ECHOJ, Dublin, Alameda County Arts Commission, Oakland, CA 

2018  Best of Show, Pleasanton Art League Art Show, Alviso Adobe Community Park, Pleasanton, CA

2016  Clyde & Co. Art Award, San Francisco, CA
2012  Certificate of Excellence for Public Art Contribution, City of Livermore, CA
2011  Certificate of Excellence, Urban Arts Program for Mural paintings, Livermore, CA


Corporate Collections

County of Alameda Public Art Commission for ECHOJ Building, Dublin, CA

Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Sutter Hospital, CPMC, Vann Ness Campus Hospital, San Francisco, CA

City of Livermore Urban Art Mural Program, Livermore, CA

City of Dublin Public Art, for Auction, Dublin, CA


Solo Exhibitions
2019  Breath of Fresh Air, Solo Show, Ameriprise, San Jose, CA

2019  Solo Show, PAL Wall, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA

2019  Solo Show, Alcosta Senior & Community Center, Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA

2018  Solo Show, Gallery 1317, 1317, Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA

2018  Solo Show, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA

2018  Solo Lobby Show, Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA

​2017  Reverberations, Solo Show, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

San Francisco Women Artists Gallery Juried Shows, San Francisco, CA

      2020  Abstract Thinking

      2019  Memories

      2018  Vibrant Vision

      2018  What Brings Us Joy

Museum on Main, Pleasanton, CA

​      2020, 2019, 2018 Imagination Expressed

2020  Fragmentos, Global Art Project, Casa De Cultura De San Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
2020  Made in California, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
2020  Gender Gap, Global Art Project, Galerie Renee Marie, Benicia, CA

2020  Celebrate Women, NLAPW, Hayward City Hall, Hayward, CA
2020  Living Large, Bankhead Theater Gallery, Livermore, CA

2019  Spectrum, Mana Wynwood, Miami, FL
2019  Abstrax, Radian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019  Into The Blue, Village Theater & Art Gallery, Danville, CA
2019  Make your Mark, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA  

2019  East on West, Senator Scott Wiener’s Office, 455 Golden Gate Av, San Francisco, CA  

2018  Serenity, UCSF Women's Health Center, San Francisco, CA

2018  Spark Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2018  Art of Drama, Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA 

2018  Fresh Works, Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA
2018  Into the Wild, Art Attack SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017  22nd Annual Faculty+Alumni Fine Art Auction, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017  Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2017  To Measure A Feeling, Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016  Clyde & Co, San Francisco, CA
2016  In Good Company: Celebrating Women Artists, Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA
2015  Impulse, Arc Studios and Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014  We Can, Las Positas College, Las Positas College, Livermore, CA
2012  Art Fair, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA
2012  Fresh Works, Harrington Art Gallery, Pleasanton, CA
2011  Art Exhibition, Eugene O’Neil Festival, Danville, CA
2011  Art Fair, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA

Bibliography

  • Ciardelli, Dolores Fox. “County Honoring Pleasanton's Shukla for Impacting the Arts Community.” News | PleasantonWeekly.com |, Embarcadero Media, Palo Alto, California, 15 Oct. 2020, www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2020/10/15/county-honoring-pleasantons-shukla-for-impacting-the-arts-community.
  • “Shukla to Receive County Arts Leadership Award.” The Independent, The Independent, 2250 First Street Livermore, CA, 8 Oct. 2020, www.independentnews.com/culture/shukla-to-receive-county-arts-leadership-award/article_448913c2-0362-11eb-98e1-c3312f2df0ee.html.
  • Korotzer, Katie. “In the Artists’s Studio | Usha Shukla.” Piedmont Exedra, Piedmont Exedra, 1 May 2020, https://piedmontexedra.com/2020/05/in-the-artists-studio-usha-shukla
  • 2019 Arnold, Lucy, Art Editor, “Ethereal Beauty.” American Pen Woman. Spring 2019: Cover, 10-11. Print.
  • Atelier Gallery, Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, May 2017,     www.academygalleries.com/academy-galleries/home/2017/04/may_exhibitions.html. 
  • The Clyde & Co. Art Award. 2016-2017. San Francisco, CA, 2016. 17. Print.
  • Jenny Richardson. "Usha Shukla Art." Renaissance of Reading:. N.p., 07 Sep., 2014. Web. 07 Oct. 2016;
  • Las Positas Anthology. Vol. 2010. Livermore: Las Positas College, 2010. 174+. Print.
  • Las Positas Anthology. Vol. 2009. Livermore: Las Positas College, 2009. 113+. Print.

Affiliations

Board member:

Pleasanton Art League, Pleasanton, CA

National League of American Pen Women, Diablo-Alameda Branch, CA

A.R.T Inc., Castro Valley, CA

Member:

San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Hayward Arts Council, Hayward, CA


Private Collections

Sharon and Sam Mahood, Fremont, CA

Tish and John Deus, Coeur d'Alene, IA

Suzanne Giraudo, San Francisco, CA

Gagan Gill, San Francisco, CA
Cindy and Jim Cleveland, Castro Valley, CA
Shalini and Sanjay Gupta, San Jose, CA
Kavita Sharma, San Francisco, CA
Sybil Gurney, Marin, CA

Elena and Jim Larente, Salinas, CA