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

Awards
2021  Juror’s Choice Award, Artist’s Choice, San Francisco Women Artists’ Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2021  Juror’s Choice Award, Abstract World, San Francisco Women Artists’ Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2020  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, East County Hall of Justice, Dublin, Alameda County Arts Commission, Oakland, CA
2018  Best of Show, Pleasanton Art League, Alviso Adobe Community Park, Pleasanton, CA
2017  Clyde & Co. Art Award, San Francisco, CA

Corporate Collections
Cirrus Law, Pleasanton, CA
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, Ameriprise, San Jose, CA
2019    PAL Wall, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA
2019    Alcosta Senior & Community Center, Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA
2018    Gallery 1317, 1317, Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA
2018    Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
2018    Lobby Show, Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA
​2017    Reverberations, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021  LagunaART.com, August-September Show, Mission Viejo, CA
2020  Voss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery Juried Shows, San Francisco, CA
  2021  Artist’s Choice
  2021  Abstract World
  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
2017  Clyde & Co, San Francisco, CA
2016  In Good Company: Celebrating Women Artists, Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA
2014  We Can, Las Positas College, Las Positas College, Livermore, CA

Bibliography

  • Gabriell, Gina. “Shukla.” Art Matters, Dublin Art Collective, Dublin, CA, vol. Spring 2021, p. 2.
  • 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, p. 10-11. Print.
  • 2018 Fine Art Auction, Academy of Art University - Usha Shukla, Academy of Art University, Nov. 2018, www.academygalleries.com/auction/2018-artists/usha-shukla/.
  • 2017 Fine Art Auction, Academy of Art University - Usha Shukla, Academy of Art University, Nov. 2017, www.academygalleries.com/auction/2017-artists/usha-shukla/.
  • 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
Alameda County Arts Commissioner
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
Judy Falloyat, Pleasanton, CA
Vandana Awasthi, Skillman, NJ
Sharon and Sam Mahood, Fremont, CA
Tish and John Deus, Coeur d'Alene, IA
Suzanne Giraudo, San Francisco, CA
Gagan Gill, San Francisco, CA
Elena and Jim Larente, Salinas, CA
Cindy and Jim Cleveland, Castro Valley, CA
Shalini and Sanjay Gupta, San Jose, CA
Kavita Sharma, San Francisco, CA
Sybil Gurney, Marin, CA