Hemali Vadalia is a painter, illustrator and animator who has worked and traveled across Europe, US and Israel, to study and collaborate on various projects, pursuing her passion for visual art and animation.

In 2016 she travelled to Gdansk, a port city in Poland to work as a painter-animator on ‘Loving Vincent’ an animation film on the life of Vincent Van Gogh. She was one of the 125 painters, chosen to work on this project which got nominated for the Academy Awards 2018.

Her artworks have been exhibited in Israel, Poland and India.
Her clay paintings were selected to be exhibited in an international Plasticine Art show in Old Jaffa Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2017.

Hemali studied Computer Engineering and started her career as a programmer before realizing her passion lay elsewhere. Her creative inclinations lead her to pursue post graduation in Animation Design from IDC, IIT Bombay. Exposure to the paintings of classical masters there inspired her to travel to Italy to study classical realism at Ateliers in Florence. After her enriching stint abroad, she traveled to study classical art in New York.

The training and journeys have broadened her understanding of life, art and cultures. She loves to travel, meet new people and collaborate with them to infuse their distinct cultural heritage in her Art.


Atelier education (classical realist art) in Florence, Italy:

  • Angel Academy of Art (Sept-Dec 2013)
  • Russian Academy of Art, Florence (Jan-Jun 2014)

Master of Design(M.Des) in Animation (2009-2011)
from IDC, IIT Bombay.

Bachelor in Computer Engineering (2002-2006)
from K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai.


Travels and Recognition

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Solo Art Exhibition: ‘Ebullience’ (July 10- July 16, 2015.)
Artist Centre Gallery, Kalaghoda, Mumbai, India.

Group Exhibition ‘Diversity’ (Oct 1- Oct 14, 2016.)
Co-organized and participated with 15 artists from 6 different countries working on ‘Loving Vincent’ film.
ZPAP Gallery, Gdansk, Poland

‘World of Plasticine Art’, Group Exhibition (7 Apr 2017- 15 Sept 2017)
Old Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

‘Paper Heroes’, Group Exhibition (1 Oct 2017- 30 Dec 2017)
Old Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

‘Herstory of Art’, Guest artist for Nomi Tanhausser’s plasticine art show (17 Nov 2017- 8 Dec 2017)
Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Portrait Rangoli Exhibition: (Group Exhibition) Oct 2010, Nov 2011, Oct 2012, Nov 2014.