Gallery Bijutsu Sekai, Tokyo 2007 The Art House, Singapore 2006 Aicon Gallery, CA, USA 2003 The Asian Cultural Centre, New York 2002 Gallery at Resource Trust, Mumbai Studio S, Pune 2001 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1999, 98 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Noa Gallery, Tokyo Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai 1997 Artist’s Centre, Mumbai Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore 1994 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2008 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 Visual Art, Cork Street, London 2005 Gallery Reflection, Hong Kong 2005, 04, 03, 02 Taj Blue Diamond Hotel, Pune 2005 Gallery Nakshtra, Kolkata 2004 Indian Exhibition, Dubai 2003 Gallery 127, Mumbai 2001 Singapore 1994 Aifacs, New Delhi
2009 India Fine Arts, Mumbai 2008 Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai Asian Art Show, Tokyo Uno Art Museum, Tokyo Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2008, 07, 06, 04, 1998 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 Mumbai Festival, Mumbai 2005 India Habitat Centre, Delhi Indian Art Gallery, Pune 2004, 02, 1998, 1995-97 Taj Blue Diamond Hotel, Pune 2004, 03, 02, 01 Harmony Show, Mumbai 2004 Tao of Shiva, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai Sun n Sand Hotel, Pune 2003, 02, 01 R.P.G. Art Camp, Mumbai 2003 Icon of Bengal Show at NGMA by RPG, Mumbai The Horse Show, Boat Club, Pune Taj Hotel Art Camp, Mumbai 2002 50 years celebration of Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai RPG Mela Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 Oberoi Hotel Art Camp, Mumbai Lake Palace Art Camp, Udaipur 1998 Colors of India, Dubai 1995-97 Academy of Fine Arts Pune
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ajay De born and brought up in a tiny suburb of Kolkata. He joined Government College of Arts and Crafts to take formal education in art and did post graduation at Sir. J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. He had his first solo show in Kolkata and first group show in Delhi.
The stark black and white paintings of the Japanese masters were a major influence, as was Japanese calligraphy. The theme of the hard-working rickshaw puller- unseen, unknown, fleeting through the crowded, narrow streets of Kolkata, carrying a load or man through sun, rain and wind, with the pace of the wind, as unheard as ever, except for the clang of their bells has got amazing popularity in Kolkata. This show was a great success and he started working from Mumbai. In 1998, he had his exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. His work was received well overseas.
He started experimenting with acrylic - adding a dash of color to his charcoal works. Shades of red made their appearance in the Ganesha series and blue in the Mother Teresa Series. Over the years, he has been able to find his home in this medium, reaching ever greater levels of intimacy and expression. The vibrancy of charcoal fascinates him and it's like his magic wand.. his silent voice, helps him to perfectly express his feelings and emotions on paper.
Work in Private, Public Corporation in the following countries:
India ,France ,Switzerland ,Canada ,Italy ,UK ,USA
EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH NON GOVT. ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs):
Attached with different NGOs since last 10 years, I got opportunity to work directly with the deprived children and adolescents which helped me to develop in depth understanding about their psychology. They have immense potentiality to make innovative creation. However, making effective communication with them is a big challenge. Over years I have gathered experience to communicate, especially, with these children & adolescents. I have tried to use special tools & techniques to reveal their inherent talents and chanellize their energy in a positive way.
I have gathered experience of working with the following NGOs:
CINI ASHA, the urban unit of Child In Need Institute(1999-2005)
BITAN- Institute of Training & Networking(since 2005)
EXPERIENCE AS A TRAINER/RESOURCE PERSON:
Science Communication Forum(SCF): Guiding children in scientific research work, methodologies to make mass awareness on negative impact of superstition in the society.
National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC): Guiding children in research works on “Dream” and “Clean India, Green India”.
National Children’s Science Congress- Network: Contributed as a Guide Teacher.
National Council for Science & Technology Communication, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India: Resource person in workshop on Science Popularization Activities.
CINI ASHA: Resource person in workshop for children & adolescents on communication, “origami”, “tangramme”, clay modeling, painting, making & using puppet in drama, education through art & art through education.
Lokayata: Resource person, on behalf of Lokayata, in the training on communication for the staff of Praajak
Resource person on group formation & group stailisation through communication tools in TOR for initiating the facilitation process of SHG formation in the targeted intervention project of WBSAP & CS( supported by WBSAP & CS,H & F.W. Dept., Govt. of W.B.) organized by Lokayata.
Action Aid, international-India: Resource person in training for the staff on effective communication with the deprive children & adolescent.
Bitan: Formation of SHG, motivation of SHG and retention of SHG.
Completed BFA from College of Visual Arts
Completed 3 years Diploma course from Birla academy – SWAR SANGAM- from 1997 to 1999.
Participated in the State level Advanced Workshop on Mathematics through Origami in the year 1996.
Participated in a training programme on “Plant Propagation and Orchard Management”, organized by State Level Training on 1994.
Participated in the State level workshop on Puppetry as a low cost media for Science & Technology Communication on 1997.
Received training from Ramkrishna Mission Ashram on Motivation, Exercise & Meditation, Teambuilding, Leadership qualities, Folk dance and Mime.
Participated in workshop, organized by National Children’s Science Congress- Network, on “Clean Up India”, “Know Your Environment” and received award for the Critical Observation, Scientific Thinking and Skillful Presentation of the Project report on the topic “Social Profile”.
Diploma in Multimedia.
Received inputs in the workshop on Mask Dance (CHHOW), and Mask Making from Academy of Folk Theatre organized by Kolikata Koibarta Samiti.
• Calcutta Govt. Art College – trained by Shri Paresh Das, a noted artist and gold medallist. • Further trained by Subal Jana and Niloy Ghosh.
Solo Shows: • Hotel Chancery, Bangalore, 2002. • Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore, 2004. • Habi Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, September-2005. • Mahua Art Gallery, Dollar Colony, Bangalore, July-2005. • Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore, September-2006. • Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore, August-2007. • Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore, September-2008.
• Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. • All India Fine Arts Thtya Kendra, Kolkata. • Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore, 2005. • Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore, April-2006. • Arpana Art Gallery, New Delhi, November-2006. • Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, March-2007. • The Gallery, Cork Street, London, July-2007. • AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi, October- 2007. • Hotel Radisson, New Delhi, November- 2007. • Mahua art Gallery, Bangalore, August-2008. • Genesis art Gallery, Kolkata, January-2008.
USA, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, Bangkok, Italy, London, Canada and many private collections. Other Details: As a child Amit’s first love being art, his notebooks at school were invariably filled with sketches and paintings. The scintillating, pristine, rustic beauty of rural Bengal inspired him to take to the brush at a very tender age.
The clear blue skies, fallen autumn leaves, grazing cattle and the daily life of the village, nestled on the banks of the river Hoogly have been his inspiration.
Amit speaks of his style as “…a new semi realistic technique of texturing with the play of light and shade”.
Amit’s expression of every subject on canvas, leads the viewer to re-examine the threshold between illusion and reality, between waking and dreaming.
The little 'pujari' and 'pujarin' completely reign over the picture surface created by Anand Panchal. These exemplify not only the quiet and peace which goes synonymous with temple and Gods but they also effulge with truthfulness and modesty which are akin to childhood. These very young men and women portray certain strength and depth of character which in intensity can surpass same attributes possessed by many elder folic.
Children naturally absorb and get camouflaged into their environment. They intuitively grasp and inculcate into themselves habits, actions and words that exist in their surroundings. Similarly, the children of the temple priests in the paintings by Anand Panchal reflect the ambience, essence and sacredness of the temple culture as these are the places where these kids live and roam.
There is a spiritual side to the works by Anand Panchal that captivates the viewer completely and for a long time. At first glance itself one can get totally immersed into the wide open yet very tender eyes of the adolescents in the works. The clear and pure depth in the eyes are like open doorways to the soul of the bearer. These eyes belong to innocent souls of unpretentious modesty which conceals nothing behind the facade of made up illusions. The strength of these children truly lies in their innocence and their naive yet serene attitude which glistens and shines as strongly and brightly as precious stones.
There is an overall essence of angelic tidiness and intrinsic glow in the paintings which grants the works the feel of being lit up. An invisible source of light illuminates all the nooks and corners of the paintings and leaves no dark and dull spots. Lyrical floral clusters get defined and softly diffused into the space in some sections of the works. These not only break the balance of an otherwise still moment but they also symbolize thoughts of these little men and women in a uniquely sensitive manner.
The artist with an apt hand transforms the vicinities of the canvas into a space where neatness of the spirit and godliness gets expressed. He sensitively delineates his figures in such a manner that more often man once they reflect the radiance and grace similar to that of Krishna, Rama, Radha and many other known and unknown gods.
1998 Diploma in Art Education (Dip. A. ED.), Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai.
1997 G. D. Art (Drawing & Painting), Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune, Maharashtra
2012 - Gallery Artchill, Amber Palace, Jaipur
2012 - Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur
2012 - Art Corridor, Le Meridien, Jaipur
2009 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
006 - Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
2005 Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai
2005 Gallery Space, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2005 Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
2005 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 'Durga', Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Om Gallery, New Delhi
2001 Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2001 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka
2009 Gallery Space, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2008 'Bank on Art', Gallery Rolland Alliance Francaise de New Delhi
2008 'India on Canvas', Khushi
2008 'Manav's Marvel', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 'Mystic Expressions 2008', presented by Fiida Art at Singapore
2008 'The Human Psyche', Galleria, New Delhi
2007 Presented by Gallery Art Land at Majestic Hotel Tower, Dubai
2007 'High on Art', Mumbai
2006 Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur
2006 Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai
2006 'Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan', Gallery Beyond, New Delhi; Art Konsult, New Delhi
2005,06,07 'Colors', presented by Gallery Art Land at Chhatrapati Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai
2005 'Mobile Creches', Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
2005 'Hope with Heart', Parkinson's Disease, Foundation of India
2005 Gallery Space, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2005 '100 Contemporary Indian Artist's', Joss, Mumbai
2004 'Tao of Shiva', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 'Pratibimba', presented by Antiquana, New Delhi
2003 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka
2001 Art Land, Mumbai
2000 Saffronart, Hong Kong
2000 British Airways, International Airport, Mumbai
1998-99 Nehru Centre, Mumbai
1998 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
1998 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Y. B. Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai
1996 Welcom Group of Rama International, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
1995, 96 Khushboo Art Gallery, Pune, Maharashtra
1994 Town Hall, Latur, Maharashtra
2007 'Monsoon Show', Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 'Harmony Show', Nehru Centre, Mumbai
1997 'Monsoon Show', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 'Chatak', Monsoon Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
1996 'Kalamela', Kolkata
1996, 97 South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur, Maharashtra
1996, 97 Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
1996, 97 Annual Exhibition, Art Society of India, Mumbai
1996 Nasik Kala Niketan Art Competition, Nasik, Maharashtra
1996 V. V. Oke Smruti Art Exhibition, Pune, Maharashtra
Award / Prizes / Certificates / Scholarships
1998 Annual Art Exhibition, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
1998 'Camel Award' for Standing First Class(2nd) in G. D. Art Exam
1997 Prize for Portrait, Annual Exhibition, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune, Maharshtra
1997 On the Spot Portrait Competition, Sangamner, Maharashtra
1996, 97 Merit Certificate for Portrait, South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur
1996, 97 Babalgaon State Art Competition, Goa
1996 Merit Certificate for Portrait, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
1996 Prize for Landscape, Roby Desilva School of Art, Vasai, Maharshtra
1994 Annual Art Competition, Nasik kala Niketan, Nasik, Maharashtra
1993, 94 Annual Art Competition, Chitrakala Maha Vidyalaya, Latur, Maharashtra
2010 ‘S’ size, Prakrit Art Gallery, Nehru Centre, London
2008 Collections, JOIE Gallery, Sridharani, New Delhi
2004 ‘Harmony Show’ Nehru Centre, Mumbai
M.P. State Exhibition, Bhopal
2003 ‘AIFACS’ State Exhibition, Bhopal, M.P.
2002 M.P. State Raza Award Exhibition, Bhopal
1999 Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai
‘AIFACS’ Exhibition, New Delhi
M.P. State Exhibition, Bhopal
Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
‘Kabir Mela’ Exhibition, Kala Parishad, Bhopal
M.P. Raza Exhibition, Bhopal
M.P. State Exhibition, Indore
1998 National Exhibition, New Delhi
1994 Kalidas Exhibition, Ujjain, M.P
1993 Vakankar Smrit Art Exhibition, Ujjain, M.P
1992 M.P.State Art & Raza Puruskar Exhibition, Bhopal
1990 Kalidas Exhibition, Ujjain, M.P.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in 1969, Anil Gaikwad left his Fine Art education in between and left Indore for direct education from Life. Has ten one man shows to his credit and participated in many International-national group shows. His interest in art is to explore different aspects of the worldly life. He plays with colors and textures in both painting and sculptures. He extend his learning by wondering in Ceramics world. His liking for forms become more significant when he did some sculptures in metal. He enjoys different medium as well as organizing art events on different cause. He has many Awards to his credit including Raza Puruskar.
Anil Gaikwad’s works have a sublime, serene aura of their own; brought out by the cool lighting, like moonlight, or the light from a sunset or dawn. The images may give a reminder of landscapes, but is clearly not one. The artist is in fact delving into the inners cape, which can be called the terra incognita. It is an unknown place, only explored within dreams, or in moments of tranquility. The artist starts with a canvas painted in black,to symbolize darkness and uses other colors to search for illuminating signifiers in different tonal variations. The canvases become a meditative place to realize one’s own feel for the nature and self.
Anup Kumar Giri Born Midnapur, West Bengal, India. Qualification : I. Graduated from Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship (In Fine Arts) under Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata in 1981 – 82. II. Specialization in Academy of fine art, Dresden in Course of Reservation of Painting in 1992, Germany. III. Specialized in depicting the life and culture of the weaker section of Indian populations with particular reference to the tribal people of India licving in remote areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Eastern Himalayan range and hill areas of Eastern regions of the country through Pen & Ink Acrylic Oil Painting. Achievements: I. Solo Exhibition: 1983/84/87/89 – At Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1985 At Gangtok, Sikkim, 1992 At Dresden Stuttgart and Lipzic, Germany, 1999 At New Delhi & Lalit Kala Academy, 1999 At Art Walk Gallery, Hotel Oberoy, Mumbai Habited art Gallery- 2003. II. Group Show : 1995/99 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, 1996/97 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1996 Lalit Kala Academy, Kolkata,2002,03, Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhawan. III. Other Participations: 1985, Art camp in Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar organized by Lalit Kala Academy Govt. of India, 1989 Art camp in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, organized by Ministry of culture, Govt. of India. 1991 Tribal Arts and Crafts at Tinmurti Bhawan, New Delhi organized by Ministry of culture, Govt of India. 1994 Rashtriya Kala Mela at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. 1997 National Kala Mela in New Delhi, organized by Lalit Kala Academy Govt of India.1997 Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts organized by Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata, 1997 Annual Exhibition organized by Sahitya Kala Parisad at Asutosh Centenary Hall Kolkata.1997 Workshop and Exhibition on Post India Independence Period organized by EZCC (Eastern Zonal Culture centre), Kolkata, 1998 Workshop in Santiniketan at Srijan Painting Works. 1997 Academy of Fine Arts kolkata. 1999 Birla Academy of Fine Arts and culture, Kolkata. Awards : “1980 of Merit” in Annual Exhibition of Indian College of arts and Draftsmanship. Achievement : Many enthusiastic private collectors of India and Abroad, collected his creation of Paintings.
An inredible personality with exceptional talents and his passion,redefined the culture of artisan ship he is jamshedpur based artist,who dedicated his self to create INDIAN CONTEMPRORY ARTIST style painting.since the time anupam took domain he create numberless exquisitepainting,which have been praised by no of corporate house in jamshedpur. the reflection of his visionary shades & the storkes of brush can palpably be seen in his DIAM ART painting and spiritual art Paintings .Dynamism of his through reflects in hes abstract rad-ha Krishna painting. anupam painting have ever been the center of attraction for art lovers,who love to behold something innovative & fresh. anupam has showcased countless marvelous paintings in its well furnished studio.
ALL ANUAL EXHIBITION OF TAGOR SCHOOL OF ARTS JAMSHEDPUR (2007-2013).
ALL INDIA ART EXHIBITION FROM DIPAKA ARTS AND TRUST JAMSHEDPUR (2008).
SOLO- IMMORTAL LOVE) NANDLAL BOSE ART GALLERY ,JAMSHEDPUR (2011).(
Solo –shilpangankalaniketanasansol 2014(INARTICULATE-2)
Solo –shilpangankalaniketanasansol 2013(INARTICULATE-1)
GRUP EXHIBITION OF ACEDEMI OF FINE ART ,KOLKATA (2009).
GRUP EXHIBITION OF BIRLA ACEDEMI OF ART AND CULTURE ,KOLKATA (2009)
6th ANUAL ART WORK SHOP BY THE TAGOR ACEDEMY JAMSHEDPUR(2012).
7th annual art workshop by tagor academy Jamshedpur (2014).
SHILPANGAN KALA NIKETAN (ASANSOL (2013).
Group exhibition of JHENGIR ART GALLERY MUMBAI (2013).
WINGS OF COLOUR GRUP EXHIBITION OF JAMSHEDPUR ARTIST AT NANDLAL BOAE ART GALLERY ,JAMSHEDPUR.(2013).
“THE INVINCIBLE “GRUP EXHIBITION OF the waal (CURATED BY ANUPAM PAL) Jamshedpur 2014
Emamichesal group exhibition of paintings from art of colour.2014
LALIT KALA ACEDMY GROUP EXHIBITION (2013)
“SAHASRA” Internatinol group painting exhibition at “delhi” ALINCE FRANCES ART GALLERY 2015
VOICE OF WOMANE “ GROUP EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AT NANDLAL BOSE ART GALLERY JAMSHEDPUR 2015.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 1978-79 Diploma in Visual Art from from Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010 Taj Bengal Hotel 2009 Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata 2002 Art Walk, Oberoi Tower, Mumbai 1984 First solo exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2011 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 2010 Kala Mela, New Delhi 2010 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 2009 AIFACS 2009 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 2008 Kala Mela, New Delhi 2008 ITC Sonar Bangla 2008 Kala Mela, New Delhi 2007 Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkata 2007 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 2006 Netai Goura Art Gallery, Thane 2005 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2005 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 Mumbai Art Gallery 2004 Lokayat Art Gallery 2004 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 2003 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkata 2001 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai 2001 Green Stroke Art Gallery, Thane 2000 Green Stroke Art Gallery, Thane 1999 Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkata 1996 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 1995 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1994 Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkata 1988 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 1987 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 1975 Participated in various group exhibitions held in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore including the Lalit Kala State Exhibition in Orissa
AWARDS & ACHIVEMENTS: Annual Art Exhibition Portrait 1st Award 1994. (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya Compition) International Cartoon Competition Award 1995. Nasik Kala Niketan Portrait Award 1996 South Central Zone Nagpur 3rd Award 1997. Nasik Kala Niketan Portrait 1st Certificate 1998. Chitari Art Foundation Portrait Award 2000. V. V. Oak Smruti Portrait Certificate 2000. V. V. Oak Smruti Portrait 1st Award 2001.
ONE MAN SHOW: Malaika Spic Gallery. Pune – 2003. Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai – 2003. Malaka Spice Gallery, pune-2004 Charizma Art Gallery, Pune -2005 Art entrance gallery Mumbai-2006 Singapore art gallery Singapore-2006(Singapore Art Festival) Malaka spice Gallery, pune-2006 Alankritha art gallery hydrabad-2007 Atelier art Gallery, world trade center,Mumbai-2008 Satguru arts organize show-2008 Alankritha art gallery hydrabad-2009 Indiaart.com,pune,2010
GROUP SHOW: Rama International, Aurangabad 1996. Hollyday Inn, Pune 1999. Heritage Art Gallery, Ahmedabad 2000. Hollyday Inn, Pune 2001. Nehru Centre Circular Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000. Singapore Show-2004-2005 Transcending borders II-Dhaka -2010 3blindmise gallery show Mumbai-2010 Maya art gallery,Bangalore-2010 Artchutny gallery,Bangalore-2010 Artnouveau gallery,Delhi-2010 Altelier art gallery, Mumbai-2010
DEMONSTRATION: Jalna MahaVidyalaya, Jalna 1997. Paithan Kala Mahavidyalaya, Paithan 1997. Shrirampur Kala Mahavidyalaya, Shrirampur 1999. Satara Kala Mahavidyalaya, Satara 2001. Balgandharva, Pune 2001. Art Society of India, Mumbai 2003. Latur Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Latur 2003.
Education: BVA in 2001 from the Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship (Rabindra Bharati University), Kolkata.
Solo Exhibition: 2009 Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delh 2009 Shree Art Gallery, Kolkata
Group Show: 2012 RAD presents an exhibition at Asutosh Fine Art Gallery Kolkata 2011 HORIZON presents an exhibition at G.C.LAHA Fine Art Gallery Kolkata 2011 Flexible Tone a group show at Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy 2011 KYNKYNY presents an exhibition. Bangalore 2011 ARTIC VISION presents an exhibition. Mumbai 2011 NIRVANA presents an exhibition at Visual Art Gallery. New Delhi. 2011 Artchutney presents an exhibition .Go 2011 NIRVANA presents an exhibition at Palm Court Open Gallery. New Delhi. 2011 Artchutney presents an exhibition. Bangalore 2010 Nitanjali Art Gallery present an Group Exhibition, Goa 2010 Group show at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore 2010 Art Desire presents an exhibition at Palm Court Open Gallery, New Delhi. 2010 Time & space and Nirvana’s Bangle Art Fair, Bangalore. 2010 Group show at Birla Academy, Kolkata 2010 NIRVANA Art Gallery present an Exhibition, Dubai 2009 BANK ON ART & THE FUSCHIA TREE presents an exhibition at Visual Art Gallery (India Habitat Center) New Delhi 2009 NIRVANA presents an exhibition at Palm Court Open Gallery.New Delhi. 2009 All India Camlart Exhibitions. Kolkata 2009 Barland Art Gallery presented a group show in London. 2009 BEL-ETAGE & NIRVANA gallery presents an exhibition in Amsterdam, Holland. 2009 NIRVANA Art Gallery present an Exhibition, New Delhi 2008 YOUNG MASTERS presented by Art Chamber, Goa 2008 SOFT TOUCH at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore 2008 MONSOON HUE at Birla Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata 2008 PERSPECTIVE present at Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata 2008 HORIZON present at Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata 2008 FIST STEP, Kala Gram present at The Experimental Art 2008 Gallery in Habatet Centre, New Delhi 2008 NIRVANA Art Gallery present an Exhibition, New Delhi 2008 PERSPECTIVE present at Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata 2007 Presented by RAJUL GUPTA at Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata 2007 BIRLA ACADEMY annual Exhibition, Kolkata 2007 YAPAN CHITRA present an Exhibition, Mumbai 2007 HORIZON present at Chemold Art Gallery. Kolkata 2007 EYE WITHIN presents an Exhibition at Taj Bengal 2007 MEMORY LINE, Bani Art Gallery presents an Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata 2007 HORIZON present at Academy of Fine Arts. Presented by 2007 BANI ART GALLERY. Kolkata 2007 Exhibition of paper collages & paintings at Chitrakoot Art gallery presented by Vandana Jalan, Kolkata. 2007 A group exhibition at Chemould Art Gallery presented by Mr.Rajul Gupta.Kolkata. 2006 Mr.Ankur Ghutghutia presents an exhibition in Hotel TAJ.New Delhi. 2006 A group exhibition of painting, at Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata. 2006 A group exhibition of painting at Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata 2005 India Habitat center ‘Palm Court Open Gallery. Presented by Mr.Rajul Gupta.Kolkata 2005 Group Exhibition at Indraprastha Art Gallery in New Delhi 2005 Group Exhibition at Birla Academy in Kolkata 2004 Participation in All India Camlin Art Exhibition in Kolkata 2004 Participation in all India fine Art & Craft Society in Kolkata 2004 Participation at Biswa Bangla Sammelan at Kolkata Maidan 2003 Annual Exhibition at Academy of fine Arts in Kolkata 2003 Participation in All India Camlin Art Exhibition in Kolkata. 2001 Group Exhibition of Birla Academy in (Kolkata)
Art Workshop: 2011 An Art Camp Organized by D.P.Dhar Memorial Trust, Srinagar, Kashmir. 2010 National Art Festival presented by Lalit kala Akademi(New Delhi) 2009 An Art workshop presented by Shimul (NGO) at south city mall, Kolkata. 2006 Children Book Fair in Kolkata
Award: Non- Teaching Staff Award from the Indian College of Art & Draughtsman ship, 1998
Collections: Personal Collection Mr. Ajoy Kumar, IPS Kolkata. Personal Collection Mr. S. K. Khemka & Mr. Anurag Khemka. Kolkata Personal Collection Read FM, New Delhi Personal Collection Emami Group Of Companies Personal Collection FORT GROUP, Kolkata Personal Collection Mr.Mrinal Nandi (Fort Group) Personal Collection Genesis Art Gallery in Kolkata Personal Collection Mrs. Puja, Dubai Personal Collection A1 Art Gallery in Kolkata.
I like to depict the modern times when people have lost all human contact and have become mechanised. They read newspapers, pick up some jargon and communicate most of the time by telephone. As a painter, I throw light on these aspects where traditions are breaking down and the relationship between generations is getting lost.
Ashok Mullick is considered one of the leading painters from the Bengal School of Art. Mullick combines a sense of satire with contemporary conditions. His paintings focus strongly on the ordinary man and the contradictions he faces.
Sometimes the look is satiric at other times, it is compassionate, says Mullick of his own works. He uses colours like greens and blues to depict a largely urban India.
Mullick was educated at the Fine Arts Government College, Kolkata. He was greatly fascinated and influenced by works of painters like Gaganendranath Tagore. I was also influenced by German Expressionism that linked art to life. The effects I create are intentional and I want them to become a part of visual experience, he says.
He mostly works in oil on canvas, because as he says, That’s the medium which let’s me experiment the most and which helps me to depict modern life, which in some ways is surrealistic.
1995 M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) in Painting (Gold Medalist) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
2002 Solo shows sponsored by Chawla Art Gallery at Marriot Welcome Hotel, New Delhi
Solo show 'CREATION 2002' at Gallerie Leela, The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai
2003 Solo show sponsored by Chalwa art gallery, New Delhi
2005 Gallery Art Land, Mumbai
2006 Chawla Art Gallery at Open Palm court, IHC, New Delhi
2007 Chawla Art Gallery at Square one mall, Saket, New Delhi
2008 ‘Intriguing Relations’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 Show by Indian Artists on occasion of Republic Day celebration by His Excellency, The President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
2007 Sponsored by Gallery Crimson Hue at Mica Artrium, Singapore
2006 ‘Absolute Abstract’ organized by Ati Art Gallery at Istana, Bangalore
Presented by EASA at Kamal Mahal, Hotel Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi
2005-06 ‘COLORS’, presented by Gallery Art Land at The Prince Of Wales Museum, Mumbai
2005 Sponsored by ABN-Amro & Ati Art Gallery at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Delhi Round Table at Hotel Intercontinental Eros, New Delhi
‘EMBRACE’, the inclusive art event presented by Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi
Galleria, Laburnum Club House, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
2004 Sponsored by Chivas Regal and curated by Poonam Sarin at ITC Hotel, Maurya Sheraton
Sponsored by Art Land Gallery at Hotel Ashok & Hotel Intercontinental, Mumbai
Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2002 Sponsored by Aniha Art Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Delhi-Tamil Sangam at IHC, New Delhi
1994-96 Sponsored by ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi
1994 Organized by WAA of Varanasi at Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi
1991 Rashtriya Kala Kendra Gallery, Bhubaneswar
1990 ‘Group show 90’ organized by final year students of GCAC, Khallikote
2000 ‘Panth Ratan Dr. Inderjit Singh Award’ of Rs. 20,000 on 4th BOP Annual Art Exhibition at Chandigarh
1997 All U.P. Fine Arts Exhibition organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow and sponsored by AIFACS, New Delhi
1995-97 Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi
1995 All Orissa Fine Arts Exhibition organized by Orison, Lalit Kala Academy
1994 All U.P. State Fine Arts Exhibition organized by W.W.A. of Varanasi
1991 Ganjam District Drawing Masters Association
1991-93 National Cultural Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resources Development Department of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi
1991 Gold Medal, National Youth Festival
1991 Silver Medal in East Zone Youth Festival, Shantiniketan
1991 Annual Art Exhibition of Faculty of Visual Art, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
1990 to 1995 & 1997 Annual Art Exhibition of Orissa Lalit Kala Academy
1989 Fine Art Exhibition organized by RCM College, Khallikote On occasion of silver jubilee
1990 & 1992 All India Fine Arts Of Academy Of Fine Arts, Calcutta
1993 Annual Art Exhibition organized by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur
1990-94 Rashtriya Kala Mela organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
1995 38th National Exhibition of Contemporary Art
1994-95 All U P State Fine Art Exhibition organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow
1996 5th Zonal Art Exhibition on occasion of 125th birth day of Rashtra Pita Mahatma Gandhi, Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow
1996, 2002-03 68th Annual All India Art Exhibition of AIFACS
1996 Mahatma Gandhi, Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow
1996, 2003-04 Annual All India Art Exhibition of AIFACS
1996 10th All India Art Exhibition at Nagpur
1997 All India Fine Arts Exhibition Organized by Academy of Arts, Amritsar
All India Fine Arts Exhibition Organized by AIFACS on the Occasion of 50 years of Independence Day
2001 All Orissa Fine Arts Exhibition organized by AIFACS
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Asit Kumar Patnaik is an emotionally sensitive person and his paintings appear to be a direct reflection of his personality. The images that emerge from his paintings seem to have tremendous depth in their characters in spite of apparently mundane situations.
The artist feels that the true depth of feelings surfaces in emotionally moving circumstances and not necessarily in trying situations. It is the depth of emotions and feelings that separate us from animals and we need to nurture these, rather than curb apparent the need to cry or express love.
There is intangibility in Patnaik’s works, of words left unsaid, a certain sensitivity or sharing of feelings, and his technique and choice of colors and textures accentuate that. He appears to be in full control of the medium and is confident of bold strokes and experimentation’s to bring out his feelings on canvas. The subjects are simple, yet the treatment is what matters.
• Degree in Visual Art, Govt. College of art & Crafts, Kolkata, 1988. • Master in Visual Art, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, 1992.
• 1985,87 Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata. • 1982-87 Govt. College of Art & Crafts Annual Exhibition. • 1985 The Xavarian art Exhibition, Kolkata. • 1988 Rajya Charukala Pradarshani, Kolkata. • 1988 Academy of fine Arts Annual Show, Kolkata • 1995,96,97,99,2000 All India Exhibition of Birla Academy, Kolkata. • 1998 Metropolitan art Festival, Kolkata. • 1998 Kala Mela ( Arts Fair ) organized by Birla Academy. • 2000 42nd National Exhibition, Jaipur and New Delhi.
• 1982-1988 Government College of Art and Crafts for Water Color and Oil Painting, Kolkata. • 1985 & 1987 Society of Oriental Art Award for Water Color. • 1988 Rajya Charukala Pradarshini ( State Academy), for Creative painting, Kolkata.
• 1997 ANZ Grindlays bank, Kolkata. • 1997 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. • 1998 Gallery of Art Folio, Chandigarh. • 1999 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. • 1999 Academy of Art & Culture , Kolkata. • 1999 Art Today, New Delhi. • 2000 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. • 2000 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. • 2001 ROSSI & ROSSI, London, UK. • 2004 Art Folio, Chandigarh. • 2005 Art Folio, Chandigarh. • 2006 Art Folio, Chandigarh. • 2006 Harmony Show, Mumbai. • 2007 Gallery G, Bengaluru.
• 1996 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. • 1999 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. • 1999 ANZ Grindlays Bank, Kolkata • 2000 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. • 2002 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. • 2004 Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. • 2005 Art Folio, Chandigarh. • 2006 Gallery G, Bengaluru. • 2007 M P Birla Millennium Art Gallery, London, UK. • 2007 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. • 2008 Gallery G, Bangalore.
Atin Basak says that his recent body of work represents the beliefs and ways of life in the East or the Orient. The recluses and sages that he creates in his etchings and lithographs on paper have a certain quality that places them above and beyond the ‘madding crowd’ of humanity. Although they are alone, they seem to be perceptive, judicious and erudite people who have seen and experienced the world as it is, and then made the choice to live apart from it.In works with titles like ‘Hermit’ and ‘Solitude’, the artist’s flawlessly controlled use of shade and texture helps to build the characters of these subjects adeptly depicting their self-confidence and personal power. Basak places Sanskrit letters in these works to similarly portray a sense of age-old tradition, understanding and wisdom in a world that seems to have forgotten the value of everything that is not modern.Born in Kolkata in 1966, Atin Basak studied painting in this city and later received his MA in printmaking from a Baroda art college. All through his career he has received several awards, prominent among them the 1999-2000 Charles Wallace India Trust Arts Award and a scholarship from the French Government to work in their country as a visiting artist.Collections of his works are housed in the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Lalit Kala Academy in New Delhi, the Baroda Palace Museum, the British Council in Bombay as well as in personal collections in Bombay, Calcutta, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Belgium, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Germany, France, Japan and the UK.
Camlin Art Foundation (the First Eastern Region Art Exhibition)
West Bengal State Art & Culture Exhibition
Academy of Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition
Birla Academy Art & Culture Annual Art Exhibition
Red Dot Art Gallery, Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition
ICCR, Taj (Mumbai) Japani Consulate (Delhi)
India Habitat Centre
Academy of Fine Art, Annual Exhibition
Aspect Art Gallery Show at Birla Academy Kolkata
Birla Academy Art & Culture Annual Art Exhibition
Curated show by Nirbana Art(Vissual Art Gallery,Delhi)
Curated show by Art Spread Art Gallery(Kumar Swamy Art Gallery,Mumbai) Chemould Art Gallery
Taj Bengal Hotel
Academy of Fine Art
Metropolitan Art SalonArtist’s Circle, Academy of Fine Arts Lokayata Art Gallery (New Delhi) India Habitat Center, Open Palm Court (New Delhi) Santa Art Gallery I.N.F.A.C. Art Exhibition, Bajaj Art Galary (Mumbai) Birla Academy Art & Culture Annual Art Exhibition Neheru Centre, INFAC National exhibition
College Annual Exhibition
West Bengal State Art & Culture Exhibition
Corporate House named M/s Shree Cement
Received Certificate of merit from:West Bengal State Art & Culture & Academy of Fine Arts
Avijit Dutta received his Bachelor of Visual Art in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, in 2001. He was given an award for the best work in watercolour for the year 1995 & 1996 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata & a Certificate of Merit in 1997-98 from Rabindra Bharati University. He has held several Group and Solo Shows all over India. In his quest for human expressions, Avijit has drawn up his personal feelings into his realistic, figurative work. His style is a tempera technique on canvas with various experimental textures, and he manages to capture the various facets of humanity with ease & lyricism.
G. D. Arts (Fine Art) 2001, Abhinavkala Mahavidyalaya Pune.
Abhinavkala Mahavidyalaya Pune, Annual Exhibition 1999 V. V. Oak Pune 1998, Bombay art Society-1999, Mudura Art Foundation 1999 Nashik Kala Niketan 2000.
Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai 2010, Kanchan Art Gallery, Jaipur 2010, Art walk Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007, The Art Entrance, Mumbai, Nov. 2006, Welcome Art Gallery, Aurangabad.Jan. 2006. Welcome Art Gallery, Aurangabad. Nov.2005, Welcome Art Gallery, Aurangabad. April.2005
Convention Foyer, India Habitat Center, New Delhi Oct.2010, BaJaJ MaNsOoN Show ,Mumbai 2010, Y.Chavan Art Gallery, Nashik 2009 BaJaJ MaNsOoN Show ,Mumbai 2009 Org. by SHLOK, Nashik 2009 Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai 2009 Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Art Plaza, Mumbai, March 2006 Art Plaza, Mumbai, April 2003
In India : At Nashik, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Jalandhar, & Chenna : Sony Music Company Limited, Mumbai In Abroad : Nepal, Switzerland, London and Mauritius
• Studied Painting from Imphal Art College-Imphal-1983-1985 • Five year B.F.A. (specialization sculpture) from Banaras Hindu University, 1986 - 1990 Subject include- Painting, Applied Art, Graphics, Pottery Ceramics, Textile Design, History of Arts & design and Aesthetics • M.F.A. Plastic Arts (bronze casting) from Banaras Hindu University 1994. Subjects include- Life study, Creative Sculpture, Terracotta ceramics (elective) History of Arts & design and Aesthetics • Merit Scholarship from faculty of Visual Arts, B.H.U, Varanasi-1989-1990 • Awarded Scholarship, Manipur State Kala Akademi, Imphal-1990-1992 • Awarded Research Grant, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi-1993-1994 • Awarded Junior Fellowship, Department of Culture, Ministry of human resource Development Government of India, New Dehi-1995-1996
• 1993- Annual Exhibition Award by Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU, Varanasi • 1990- JM Ahibasi Medal, BHU, Varanasi • 1991- D.P. Singh Memorial Award, BHU, Varanasi • 1992- Manipur State Award by Manipur State Kala Akademi, Imphal, Manipur • 1992- All India Award by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, Jaipur • 1995- U.P. State Award by U.P. State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow • 1995- All India Award by Indian Academy of fine Arts, Amritsar • 1995– All India Award by S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur, Maharastra • 1995- Honored as a Barista Kalakar by Kalavithika, Kanpur • 1996– All India Award by AIFACS, New Delhi • 1997- State level Award by AIFACS, New Delhi in’50years of Art after independence (1947-1997) • 2001-State level Award by AIFACS, New Delhi • 2005- Manipur State Art Exposition Award by Manipur State Kala Akademi, Imphal • 2006- NESEA Award by Srimanta Sangkaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati • 2007- Honored by Manipur State Kala Akademi, Imphal
Camps & Workshops
• 1990- All India Sculpture Camp at BHU, Faculty of Visual Arts, B.H.U., Varanasi • 1992- Dhokra Casting Camp at Kolkata, Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra (RLKK), Kolkata • 1994- All India Sculpture Camp at Jaipur, Kalavbrit, Jaipur • 1994- Manipur State Artists Camp at Moirang, NEZCC and Arts and Culture Manipur • 1996- Manipur State Artists Camp at Imphal, NEZCC and Arts and Culture Manipur • 1997- Eastern regional terracotta Sculpture Camp at Silchar, RLKK-Kolkata and Assam University • 1998- North eastern Regional Wood Carving Camp at Imphal, RLKK-Kolkata and • Manipur State Kala Akademi • 2001- Eastern regional Bronze Casting Camp at Kolkata, RLKK-Kolkata • 2002- Regional Wood Carving Camp at Guwahati, RLKK-Kolkata • 2004- Multi Media Camp at Guwahati, RLKK-Kolkata • 2006- National Sculpture Camp during the National Art Festival at Guwahati, Lalit Kala Academy- New Delhi • 2007- National Metal Casting Camp at Jorhat, Lalit Kala Akademi- New Delhi • 2008- Multi Media Camp at Imphal, Arts Society Manipur
• Imphal- 1991,1992,1993,1994 • B.H.U.Varanasi-1989, 1992. • Luknow-1991, 1992 • Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai-1991, 1993, 1996 • Aizwal-1993 • Gorakhpur-1993 • Chennai during the Rashtriya Kala Mela-1993 • New Delhi during the Rashtriya Kala Melai-1993 • Kolkata during the Rashtriya Kala Mela-1995 • ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi- 1993, 1996 • Sculpture Court, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi-1994. • Bangalore during the Rashtriya Kala Mela-1994 • At Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata-1998.
National Art Gallery of Modern, New Delhi; Sharma Art and Craft House, Imphal; ABC India Ltd.; U.P Lalit Kaka Akademi, Lucknow; Windsor and Newton, London; Manipur State Museum, Imphal; SCZCC, Nagpur; Manipur University, Kanchipur; Manipur Bhavan, New Delhi and many private collections in India a few in Canada and Switzerland
• An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by ABC Art Gallery, Varansi-1991 • An exhibition of Sculpture and Painting by Birla Academy of Arts and Culture at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai-1995 • “Young faces in Contemporary Indian Art” by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata- 1994 • 7th Northern Region Art Exhibition by Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow at Chennai -1993 • Modern Sculptures of Banamali and Ruma by ABC Art Gallery, Varansi-1996 • Exhibition on Traditional and Contemporary Art of Eastern Region by Department of Arts and Culture, Govt. of Manipur at Imphal -1999 • An Exhibition of forty contemporary Artists from Assam, Bengal and Manipur by EZCC and Friendship at Academy of fine arts, kolkata-1999 • Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture during N.E. Panorama by E.Z.C.C. and Lalit Kala Academy at New Delhi-2001 • Art Exhibition on Communal Harmony by E.Z.C.C., Kolkata and Department of • Arts and Culture, Govt. of Manipur at Imphal -2001 • Culture and Environment of the N.E. an art Exhibition by NEZCC at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi-2001 • Contemporary Sculptures of Manipur by SACH at Imphal-2007 • Mini Sculpture exhibition by Vyakta at Baroda -11th to 16 February, 2008 • “When Small is Monumental” An Exclusive Exhibition of Bronze Sculptures by Chitrakoot Art Gallery at Kolkata, 2008.
Regular participant in National, Regional and State level art exhibitions organized by various Academies, Art Organizations since 1990 like U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow; Rajasthan Lalit Akademi, Jaipur; Manipur State Kala Academy, Imphal; NEZCC, Dimapur; Academy of Fine Arts ,Kolkata; SSK, Guwahati; Birla Academy of Art and Culture ,Kolkata; AIFACS, New Delhi; SCZCC, Nagpur; W.A.U. ,Varanasi; Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar including Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi etc.
Former member, general council, UP State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow; Life member Arts society Manipur; Former member, concept and design committee of CCNLC, headed by His Excellency the governor of Manipur
All India Radio, Imphal; Doordarshan Kendra, Imphal
Ceramics Mural on the walls of INA building, Moirang (Manipur) Ceramics Mural on walls of Manipur State Bal Bhavan, Khuman Lampak, Imphal Many statues at Assam, Tripura, Manipur
• Five year B.F.A.(specialization sculpture) from Banaras Hindu University, 1986-1990. Subjects include- Painting, Applied Art, Graphics, Pottery Ceramics, Textile Design, History of Arts & design and Aesthetics. • M.F.A. (specialization bronze casting) from Banaras Hindu University 1994 Subjects include- Life study, Creative Sculpture, Terracotta ceramics (elective) History of Arts & design and Aesthetics. • Merit Scholarship from faculty of Visual Arts, B.H.U, Varanasi 1990 to 1995 • Awarded National Culture Scholarship 1996-1998 from Department of Culture, • Ministry of human resource development Government of India. • UGC/NET qualified in 1996 (Visual Arts- Sculpture) • Joined Assam University, Silchar, as a Lecturer in Department of Fine Arts in April – 1996. • Ph.D. on Arts of Manipur with special reference to Textile Sculpture and Painting, from Assam University-2001 • Attended Orientation Course at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-2001. • Attended UGC Refresher Course, Depts. Commerce, Assam University, Silchar-2002 • Attended UGC Refresher Course, Department of Fine Arts, Assam University, Silchar - March 2003 • Joined Assam University, Silchar as a Reader in Department of Fine Arts-May 2004. • Indo Canadian Workshop Organized by Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, New Delhi at Assam University, Silchar- 2005.
• 1993-Awarded State Award by U.P.State Lalit Kala Akademi,Lacknow,U.P. • 1994–Honored by S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur, Maharastra. • 1995– Awarded All India Award by Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata. • 1995 Awarded State level Award by WAV, Varanasi, UP. • 1996- Awarded All India Award by AIFACS, New Delhi. • 1996- Honored as a Barista Kalakar by Kalavithika, Kanpur. • 1997- Awarded State level Award by AIFACS, New Delhi in’50years of Art after Independence (1947-1997) • 1997- Awarded National level Award by AIFACS, New Delhi in’50years of Art after Independence (1947-1997) • 1998- Awarded State Award by Manipur State Kala Akademy ,Imphal, Manipur. -2-
Camps / Workshops
• 1990- All India Sculpture Camp, faculty of Visual Arts, B.H.U., Varanasi • 2005- National level workshop on Sculpture and Painting organized by Zorhat Fine Arts Society at Zorhat Assam. • 2008- Multi Media Camp at Imphal, Arts Society Manipur
• Imphal- 1991,1992,1993,1994 • Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai-1991, 1993, 1996 • B.H.U.-1989, 1992. • Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Luknow-1991 • U.P. state lalit Kala Akademi, Luknow-1992 • Aizwal-1993 • Gorakhpur-1993 • Madras during the Rastriya Kala Mela-1993 • Rastriya Kala Mela, New Delhi-1993 • Kolkata during the Rastriya Kala Mela-1995 • ABC Art Gallery, Varansi- 1993, 1996 • Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi- 1994. • Bangalore during the Rastriya Kala Mela-1994 • Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata- 1998.
British Council, Mumbai ; Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow ; Sharma Art and Craft House, Imphal and may private collections in Kolkata ,Mumbai Delhi and Austria
• ABC Art Gallery, Varansi- 1991,1996. • Regional Art Exhibition by Rashtriya Kala Kendra at Lucknow-1994. • An exhibition of Sculpture and Painting by Birla Academy of Arts and Culture at Jehangir Art Gallary, Mumbai-1995 • “Young faces in Contemporary Indian Art” by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata- 1995 • 7th Northern Region Art Exhibition by Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra at Banagalore-1995. • Exhibition on Traditional and Contemporary Art of Eastern Region by Arts and Culture Manipur at Imphal -1999. • Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture during N.E.Panaroma by E.Z.C.C. at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi-2001 • Art Exhibition on Communal Harmony by E.Z.C.C. ,Kolkata and Dept.of Arts Culture Manipur at Imphal – 2001 • Culture and Environment of the N.E. an art Exhibition by NEZCC at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi-2001. • Exhibition of art of selected artists of NE for Cultural Festival on N.E. by L.K A., New Delhi-2006. • Contemporary Sculptures of Manipur by SACH at Imphal-2007 • Mini Sculpture exhibition by vyakta at Baroda -11th to 16 February, 2008 • “When Small is Monumental” An Exclusive Exhibition of Bronze Sculptures by Chitrakoot Art Gallery at Kolkata – from 15th to 24th March 2008.
Regular participant in national and state level art exhibitions organized by various academies and art organizations since 1990 like U.P.State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow; Rajasthan Lalit Academy, Jaipur; Manipur State Kala Academy,Imphal; Academy of Fine Arts ,Kolkata; Birla Academy of Art and Culture ,Kolkata; AIFACS, New Delhi; SCZCC,Nagpur; W.A.U. ,Varanasi; Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar etc.
The flying Deities- Mural in bronze Size-28X8 ft. on the wall of Maharastra Industrial Development Corporation building at Andheri, East Mumbai.
Academics:- College Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya Pune, Maharashtra
Qualification University Year
A. T. D. Mumbai 1999 G.D. Art (Commercial) Mumbai 2000
Group Show : 1) Police Patil art Foundation-Gulbarga 2006 2) Jahangir art gallery, Mumbai 2011 3) Pandit Bhimsen kala dalan Pune 2011 4) D.S.K. Vishwa landscape competition 2012 5) India art festival CBC Mumbai 2012 6) V.V.Oak Lokmanya Tilak Annual Art Exhibition Pune 2013
Other Skills: Digital works, Portraits
Collection : Pandit bhimsen joshi kala dalan pune Pune Corporation (PMC) collection in India as well as abroad.
Camp: Studio Akshay, National Artist Camp Goa -2011
My Thoughts: A Blissful display of the memories of cherished life, mode of consciousness, the calm and tranquil of Lord Buddha, a devotion that is realized in the conduct of delightful emotional depth of ardent love in the Art. My work not only brings out the inner feelings but also produces an intended result striking on soul.
Based in Trivandrum, Kerala, Babu Xavier is an artist whose canvases are brought alive with vivid colours and fantastic creatures. His brushes paint on full-blooded reds, vibrant yellows and sparkling blues and greens, creating nearly human figures with some sexual undertones in watercolours that seem to radiate light almost like a prism. Babu,never thought he would grow up to be an artist. In his school and early college days, he claims he couldn't even manage a respectable drawing in any of his science journals. It was only when he was in university, and was sitting scribbling on a newspaper in the library one day, that Babu Xavier realized he could and wanted to paint. Still, Xavier decided that art school wasn't the place for him. He didn't want to be restricted by rules and years of learning things he wouldn't want to use anyway. He believed that his inspirations and methods would be affected and restrained by a formal schooling in fine arts. It was only by chance that Babu ran into the famous artist Jayapal Panicker, also from Kerala originally. Panicker left such a lasting impression on Xavier, that he withdrew from college in his final year to join him at the Cholamandal Art Colony in Madras and work under his guidance for a while.When he returned from there, Xavier made a living in Kerala by selling small, photograph-sized canvases. His big break came when a holidaying bank manager bought some of his work and took it back to Mumbai with him. There, the eminent cartoonist Mario Miranda saw the paintings and got in touch with the artist to tell him he should come to Mumbai. Soon Xavier was showing his work at the Pundole Art Gallery, and the response left him quite amazed. The reviews his work received and the amount of them that sold encouraged him to continue painting and exhibiting. Gallery owners didn't hesitate in pledging financial support to this artist, who was soon becoming one of India's most well known contemporary artists. 19 solo shows in India and all over Europe down the line, and being the recipient of several prestigious awards, Xavier is as unassuming an individual anyone could imagine. He spends all day with his family, none of whom are artists, and paints only at night.But when it comes to his work, he is quite firm about his intentions. "I don't make art to decorate houses and match people's walls. There's a lot of contradiction in my paintings, which can be very disturbing. If I talk about sexuality, there's also death on the same canvas. Not everyone will like nor understand my art work; they're not meant to." In his work today, we see, as the artist intends, a deeper meaning. The fantastic figures represent the powerful and lucid ideas Xavier has. Just turning away from his paintings, one glances at the signature, and notices a small set of lines penciled next to it - a barcode. "I draw barcodes on all my paintings.... It reflects contemporary life and shows consumerist trends in 2002, when markets rule our lives."
Education: M.F.A (Painting) from University of Hyderabad (central University), Hyderabad, 1999 ? 2001
B.F.A. (Painting) from Andhra University Visakhapatnam, A.P, 1995 ? 1999.
2012 at icon art Gallery, Hyderabad
Important group Exhibitions:
? 2012 Group Exhibitions: Icon art gallery,shilparamam,salarjung museum,start art gallery on biodiversity summit, Hyderabad
? 2012 Group Exhibition organized by gallery space art gallery, Hyderabad
? 2012 Group Exhibition organized by Iconart gallery, Hyderabad
? 2012?group show, gallery space Hyderabad
? 2011 - Group Exhibition organized by gallery space art gallery, Hyderabad and Delhi
? 2010 Freedom through art- Group Exhibition organized by Iconart gallery, Hyderabad
? 2010 ? TIRANGA Group Exhibition organized by Iconart gallery, Hyderabad
? 2010 ? KALPAVRIKSHA Group Exhibition organized by Iconart gallery, Hyderabad
? 2010 ? Group Exhibition organized by Arterio gallery,Chennai
? 2010 ? Utsav Group Exhibition organized by Daira art Gallery,Hyderabad
? 2009 - Group Exhibition organized by gallery space art gallery, Hyderabad and Delhi
? 2009 - Group Exhibition organized by iconart gallery, Hyderabad
? 2008 - Group Exhibition organized by scribble organization, Hyderabad
First Division with Distinction (Academic 1st Rank)
University Gold Medal, (College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad) JNTU
State award to Master Craftsman 1981; The Hyderabad Art Society (All India Art Exhibition) 1983, 1986, 1990, 1994; A.P. Council of Artists (All India Exhibition of Drawing) 1984, 1986; Lalit Kala Samithi, Siddipet 1986
Bharat Kala Parishat (Silver Medal) 1985, 1988; All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi ; (State Level Award) 1997; NATIONAL AWARD of All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi 1997; Avanti Ka Silver Medal
(A group of Indian Contemporary Artists, New Delhi) 1998; Art Associations Guild of Andhra Pradesh 1999; Potti Sriramulu Telugu University 1999; Hyderabad Arts Society (Diamond Jubilee Gold Medal) 2001; AIFACS, New Delhi 2002 & 2004
Andhra Pradesh Lalithakala, L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, National Police Academy, National Geographical Research Institute, A.P.Tourism Department, National Modern Art Gallary, New Delhi, Khadiam Group of Companies, Kolkatta etc. and Private Collection in India and abroad.
Shilparamam. Pegasis Art Galllery, Shrusti Art Gallery, Lalith Kala Academy, New Delhi, Regional Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai, Hyderabad Art Society, Apolo Hospital, Hyderabad, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, Samakal Art Gallery, Kolkatta, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai Artistic Extensions, Coomaraswamy Hall, Mubmai etc.
Major Group Shows in India and many one-manshows,
1.South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur at Khammam
2.Basara (Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh)
3.Siddipet and Shilong (Holiday Landscape)
4.Apolo Hospitals at Hyderabad and Nagarjunasagar (organized by A.P.Tourism Dept.,)
5.Kulumanali, Himachal Pradesh, AIFACS, New Delhi etc.
Graduated from Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata in painting and sculpture and stood 1st class 1st in sculpture in1981.
Lalit Kala Academy’s National Award, 2000 winner Bimal Kundu is also a recipient of Rajaram Scholarship from Govt. of Karnataka, Gaganendranath Memorial Medal -1982, Academy of Fine Arts Award - 1985, Birla Academy Award -1989, H. C. Ghosh Award, Navonmeska Award – 1999.
In many group and solo exhibitions in Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and abroad: • Kolkata - Genesis Art Gallery, Sanskriti Art Gallery, Gallery BF 14, Gallery Katayun, Chemould Art Gallery, Gallery’88, Tata Centre, Galerie La Mere, Chitrakoot Art Gallery and CIMA Art Gallery • New Delhi - Gallery Sanskriti, Vadehra Art Gallery, Art Today • Mumbai - Cymroza Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery • Bangalore - Gallery Sumukha Workshops & Camps • Art camps in India, China, Thailand, Bhutan and Bangladesh. • Lalit Kala Terracotta Camp in Bankura -1985 • Art camp organized by Sanskriti Art Gallery, Kolkata -1992 • Art in Industry-camp sponsored by Tata Steel, Jamshedpur-1993 &1997 • Sculpture camp organized by Society of Bengali Artist –Dhaka, Bangladesh-1999 • Art in Life organized by CIMA -2000 • Workshop at Kursiang-2006, China-2006 & Thailand-2007
H K Kejriwal Art Gallery- Bangalore, Venkatappa Art Gallery-Govt. of Karnataka , Birla Academy- Kolkata, Modern Art Gallery – New Delhi, Tamarind Art Gallery – New York and several other private collections in India and abroad. Works His eight feet high 'Bird', made of aluminium, welcomes thousands of visitors everyday at Kolkata airport. Other landmark creations of this sculptor, 14 feet high 'Birpurush' and 10 feet high 'Kolkata' (medium-concrete) stand majestically at Nicco Park and VIP Road, Kolkata respectively. Bronze sculpture awarded to Pandit Ravi Shankar by the Indian Chamber of Commerce- Kolkata 1995 and the bronze sculpture awarded to Prof. Amartya Sen by the Indian Chamber of Commerce- Kolkata 1996 are his creations.
‘ ALBUM’ published by the Society of Contemporary Artist, ‘TRENDS AND IMAGES’ published by CIMA -1993, ‘SAMAKALIN VASKARJA’ by Mrinal Ghosh – published by Pratikishan Publication – 1995, ‘GLIMPSES-USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN’ Karnataka. Member of the Society of Contemporary Artists since 1989, he lives and works in Kolkata.
Education Graduate from Indian college of arts and Draftmanship(in fine arts) Rabindra Bharati University,Kolkata,1981.
Solo Exhibitions:- 2005: Bajaj Art Gallery,Mumbai. 1988:At Center 88,Kolkata. 1987:At Academy of Fine Arts,Kolkata. 1985:At Kanchrapara,24 Parganas,West Bengal.
Selected Group Exhibition:- 2010,2009,2008,:Guest artist, Annual Exhibition by Birla Academy of Art & Culture.Kolkata. 2008: Spectrum Artists’Circle at Neheru Center,Mumbai s2008:Bonded Friendship ,organized by mac at Birla Academy of Art & Culture.Kolkata 2008:Kynkyny Art Gallery, Bangalore. 2008:Art Fusion ,Maharashtra and Bengal,Organized by Neheru Center,Mumbai. 2009,2008:Spectrum Artists’ Circle,Chitrakala Parishath,Bangalore. 2007:Agony and Ecstasy,Organized by Birla Academy of art & Culture.Kolkata. 2007:Pegasus Art Gallery,Hyderabad. 2007:Chitrakoot Art Gallery Presents Specturm Artists’Circel,Kolkata. 2007:Facets of life,Gallery One,Gurgaon 2007:The Humanities,Birla Academy of art & Culture,Kolkata. 2007,2006:Harmony Art Show,Reliance Communications,Mumbai. 2007,2006:Spectrum Artists’Circle at Bajaj Art Gallery,Mumbai. 2006:Spectrum Artists’Circle,Celebrate Silver Jubile year,Kolkata. 2006:Figure in nature Organized by Birla Academy ,Kolkata. 2005:Group Exhibition,Krishna Art Gallery,New Delhi. 2005:Palette Poetry,Organized by JOIE, New Delhi. 2005:25th Group show, Spectum Artists’Circle,Birla Academy, Kolkata. 2004,05:Artists’Circle, Kolkata. 2004:Spectrum Artists’Circle,Artist Center,Mumbai. 2004:Spectrum Artists’Circle Academy of Fine Arts,Kolkata. 2004:Spectrum Artists’Circle, Ashutosh Birth Centenary Gallery,Indian Museum,Kolkata. 2003:Bond of Friendship Organized by Absolute Art,New Delhi. 2003:Spectrum Artists’ Circle,Academy Of Fine Arts, Kolkata. 2002:The Joy of life,A Mega Show of Indian artists.Organized by Art Alive Gallery,Indian Habitat Center,New Delhi. 2001,02: Spectrum Artists’ Circle, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. 1994: Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata. 1993: Centre Art Gallery, Kolkata. 1990:Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata. 1989:Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
Other Participation :- 2005: Members Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. 2004: Group Exhibition Organized by Kalyani Munisipality , Kalyani, West Bengal. 1994 to 2001:49th Mobile Exhibition Organized by – Media Artist Group, West Bengal. 1997: Calcutta Metropollitan Art Fair, Kolkata. 1997:Exhibition of past Indian Independence period,Organized by EZCC(Estern Zonal Cultur Centre0Kolkata. 1988,2004:All India Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of art & culture,Kolkata. 1991: All India Exhibition of Art Department of human Resource Develoment , Patna,Bihar. 1986: West Bengal State of Crafts Exhibition , West Bengal Govt.Informetion & culture , Kolkata. 1981,83,84,87: Mid Summer Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. 1981,83,84,87,97:All India Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. 1978: Indian College of Arts, Kolkata. 1976,77,87: Indian Society of Oriental Art , Kolkata.
Member : Spectrum Artists’ Circle, Kolkata. Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
Bratin Khan graduated from the Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan. The influence of the Bengal school is apparent in his handling of the line and color. His paintings exude a light that emerges from within. His figures are languid and flow gracefully with the overall schema of the natural world that they inhibit. Khan essentially draws his subjects from the wide base of Indian mythology, religion and folk lore. His eye for details and commendable mastery of line make his style unqiue.Khan has had solo and group shows at the Academy of Fine Arts and Grindlays Bank Art Gallery, Kolkata; Rightlines Art Gallery, Bangalore; Classie Sourie, Mumbai; and Dhoomimal Art Centre, Delhi. In 1992, he won the best painting award from the Indian Society of Oriental Art and Culture. Khan's paintings are in the collection of Sony Electronics, Japan; Sonodyme; and RPG Group India; and other private collections in India, USA, UK, Mauritius, Indonesia and Germany. The artist lives and works in Kolkata.
1984 G. D. Art (applied) from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune (1st class)
1996 Empress Gardens, Pune
1998 Shyam Ahuja showroom Gallery
1999 Jehangir Art Gallery
2001 Gallery Art Resource Trust
2003 Nehru Centre Art Gallery
Y.B. Chavan Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Art Resource Trust
Abita Art Gallery, Delhi
Blue Diamond, Pune
1998 Gallery Art Resource, Mumbai
2009 'Roopa Bheda', Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad
1985 Illustration First
1986 Illustration First and Second both
1987 Book Jacket & Illustration both
1988 Award for National Exhibition of Young Painter’s works organized by Mr. M. F. Hussain at Calcutta
1989 Book Jacket & Illustration & 1st Prize for V. V. Oak memorial exhibition, Pune
1990 Press Campaign/ Book Jacket/ illustration
1991 Ad illustration/ Book Jacket
1992 Press campaign/ Book Jacket
1993 Folders Booklet/ Illustration
1994 Single Press Ad/ Illustration
1995 Press Campaign/ illustration/ Book Jacket/ Folder (5 Awards)
1996 Press Campaign/ illustration/ Book Jacket
1997 London International Award for Calendar
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Buwa Shete is one of the shining new stars on the Indian contemporary art scene. After graduating, he worked with advertising agencies as a creative director and illustrator for several years, while painting simultaneously.
He is described as an artist with a penchant for the feminine form. While the female protagonist is at the focus of most of his canvases, the artist has developed his own style, which has an imprint of his unadulterated rural upbringing juxtaposed with modern urban values that he has imbibed during his stay in a city like Pune. He is unafraid of size & flirts outrageously with color, strong reds and blues are often seen in his work. His contemporary modernist figures are done in rough strong brush strokes; and his style is characterized by contemporary modernist figures, rendered mysterious by his uniquely Indian style.
1984 G. D. Art (applied) from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune (1st class)
1996 Empress Gardens, Pune
1998 Shyam Ahuja showroom Gallery
1999 Jehangir Art Gallery
2001 Gallery Art Resource Trust
2003 Nehru Centre Art Gallery
Y.B. Chavan Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Art Resource Trust
Abita Art Gallery, Delhi
Blue Diamond, Pune
1998 Gallery Art Resource, Mumbai
2009 'Roopa Bheda', Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad
1985 Illustration First
1986 Illustration First and Second both
1987 Book Jacket & Illustration both
1988 Award for National Exhibition of Young Painter’s works organized by Mr. M. F. Hussain at Calcutta
1989 Book Jacket & Illustration & 1st Prize for V. V. Oak memorial exhibition, Pune
1990 Press Campaign/ Book Jacket/ illustration
1991 Ad illustration/ Book Jacket
1992 Press campaign/ Book Jacket
1993 Folders Booklet/ Illustration
1994 Single Press Ad/ Illustration
1995 Press Campaign/ illustration/ Book Jacket/ Folder (5 Awards)
1996 Press Campaign/ illustration/ Book Jacket
1997 London International Award for Calendar
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Buwa Shete is one of the shining new stars on the Indian contemporary art scene. After graduating, he worked with advertising agencies as a creative director and illustrator for several years, while painting simultaneously.
He is described as an artist with a penchant for the feminine form. While the female protagonist is at the focus of most of his canvases, the artist has developed his own style, which has an imprint of his unadulterated rural upbringing juxtaposed with modern urban values that he has imbibed during his stay in a city like Pune. He is unafraid of size & flirts outrageously with color, strong reds and blues are often seen in his work. His contemporary modernist figures are done in rough strong brush strokes; and his style is characterized by contemporary modernist figures, rendered mysterious by his uniquely Indian style.
Chattrapati Dutta has received his conventional degree from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. Post graduated from University of Athens, Greece, 1988.He has also done Masters in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan.He was invited to participate in infinite no of group & solo shows all over India including “Art of young Bengal”. His art works are preserved in India & abroad.
2000 Dip A.Ed., passed with 1st Class 5th in Merit List, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
1999 Govt. Diploma in Fine Art, passed with 1st Class in Merit List from Abhinav Kala Maha., Pune
1996 A.T.D. , passed with IInd Class from Abhinav Kala Maha., Pune
2013- Gallery ‘ Trident Art Walk,’ Mumbai
2010 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 Ray Art Gallery, Pune, Maharashtra
2007 Gallery Art Walk, Mumbai
2007 Gallery Pradarshak, Mumbai
2007 Gallery Dusk, Mumbai
2006 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 & 2005 Gallery Regency Park, Singapore
2002 Gallery Pradarshak, Mumbai
2013-Gallery Beyond & Kalaneri Art Gallery,Jaipur.
2012-India Art Festival,Mumbai 2012- Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai
2008- Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai
2007 Gallery Contemporary Indian Art, London
2007 Lalit Kala Akademi, New delhi
2007 Samokala Art Gallery, Kolkata
2007 Jehangir K.S.Nicholsan Gallery, National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai
2007 Fiidaa Art Gallery, Singapore
2006 Legacy art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Gallery Of The Self, Mumbai
2005 'Tsunami Relief Fund', organized by Gallery Beyond, Mumbai at National Gallery of Modern
Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2004 Artist Centre, Mumbai
2004 A.B.N. Ambro Bank, Mumbai
2003 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Swastika Gallery, New Delhi
1999 Hotel Holiday, Pune, Maharashtra
1997 Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Pune, Maharashtra
2007 The Art Society of India, Mumbai
2005 Camelin Art Foundation, cash prize, Mumbai
2002 The Bombay Art Society Merit Award for Painting
2001 Merit Award in Drawing, S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur
1999 Maharashtra State Award for painting
1999 First Award for painting at Annual Exibition, Pune
2007 10th Camel Art Foundation, Mumbai
2004 47th National art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2003-04 Annual Exhibition, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
2003-04 Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Mumbai
2002-03 'Art Access', Birla Academy of art and Culture, Mumbai
2002-03 The Art Society of India, Mumbai
2002-03 Maharashtra State (AIFACS) Art Exhibition
2002-03 South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur
2002 'Chatak', Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2001 'The Millenium', All India art Exhibition, National Level Art Exhibition
1999-2000 V.V.Oak Art Exhibition, Pune, maharashtra
1997-99 Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik, Maharashtra
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dattatraya Thombare, completed his studies at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune and further did his Diploma in Art Education course from Sir J.J. School of Art ,Mumbai. He is a recipient of various awards included the Maharashtra State Award, Bombay Art Society Award, prize at the South Central Zone, Nagpur. He has also participated in various exhibitions organized by State Art Society (Maharashtra), AIFACS (New Delhi), Chatak Show, Nehru Center Mumbai and The Art Society of India, Art Access - VI. He has also had a solo show at Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai.
His paintings basically deal with nature, its realization and human mind. All these three elements combine reflects the essence of his works. He composes abstract forms and realistic images such that the resultant images can't be categorized figurative but merely representational of the idea, emotion or form. It's a fusion of representation and non-representational concepts. He likes to use figures in a multi-dimensional background, which adds mysterious depth to his works.
The artist quotes " While depicting the world beyond reality it just doesn't become a mere play of imagination. Believing in the facts I comprise the world I experience onto my canvas. I try to express variety of experiences through the combination of mundane affairs, nature and society. The nature of my painting is trinity that is morphing of reality, realization and the mind."
2015 – Organize by 3 Blind mice Art Gallery, world Trade Center, Mumbai
2014 – Organize by 3 Blind mice Art Gallery, Alibag
2013 – Monsoon, ING Vysya Bank, Cuffe Parade, by 3 Blind Mice, Mumbai
2013 – JS Art Gallery, Mumbai
2013 – Palette 2013, organize by 3 Blind mice Art Gallery, Alibag
2003 – Panvel Community Hall, Navi Mumbai
2000 – Vishnudas Bhave auditorium, Navi Mumbai
1999 – Annual show: Art Society of India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 – Pragati Maidan, Delhi
Debashis Jana had graduated from the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. After that, he is deeply involved in the inner journey. Apart from this, he practises the Art of Quism, which is the reflection of life force. A real 'ism' is reflected by the power which is beyond our ideas. Everything is either true or false.
Everyone is absolute by birth, male-female is without division of the sources. The elements 'air-fire-water-earth-ether' change themselves as bubbles of air, meaning breath is life - deep breathing is consciousness. The senses, 'sight-smell-hearing-taste-touch' is the source of self-realization. While 'Body & Mind' are reflected in 'Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankar' (desire, anger, greed, attachment, ego) and 'Mann, Buddhi, Vivek, Vairagya, Samadhi' (mind, intellect, conscience, renounce, trance). Birth is the source of life which is reforming from the beginning for final destination, thus the life force is always in the unfolding state.
Awards: 2004 V V Oak Smruti Awards for Composition, Pune 2003 All India Art Teachers Award by Camlin, India 2000 Annual Art Exhibition Portrait Award (Abhinav Kala College, Pune) 2000 Chitri Art Academy Award for, Pune 2000 V V Oak Smruti Awards for Composition, Pune 1999 Nasik Kala Niketan Awards for Portrait, Nasik 1998 South Central Cultural Zone Awards for Portrait, Nagpur
Solo Show: 2009 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2005 Malaka Spice, Pune 2004 Malaka Spice, Pune 2003 Malaka Spice, Pune 2002 Malaka Spice, Pune 2002 Artist Centre, Mumbai 2001 Malaka Spice, Pune 2000 Malaka Spice, Pune 2000 Balgandharv Kala Dalan, Pune
Group Show: 2010 National Museum Gallery, Mumbai 2010 Radisson Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2008 The ARTrium, Singapore 2008 Epicentre, Gurgaon 2008 India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 2008 Gallery Art Point, Mumbai 2005 The ARTrium, Singapore 2004 The Art Gallery, Singapore 2002 Nehru Centre Circular Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 Artist Centre, Mumbai 2001 Artist Centre, Mumbai 2001 Sun and Sand Gallery, Pune 2000 Rama International, Aurangabad 2000 Balgandharv Kala Dalan, Pune
Participation: 2006 Live Painting with Actress Hemamalini in her Krishna Raas dance show at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai 11th and 13th Harmony Art Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2006 Chatak Monsoon Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2005 Chatak Monsoon Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2004 Chatak Monsoon Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2004 V. V. Oak Smruti, Pune 2003 State Art Exhibition, Mumbai 2003 Birla Art Academy, Mumbai 2001 V. V. Oak Smruti, Pune 2001 ConcernIndia Foundation, Pune 2000 State Art Exhibition, Mumbai 2000 V. V. Oak Smruti, Pune 1998 State Art Exhibition, Mumbai 1996 State Art Exhibition, Mumbai
Demonstrations: 2006 Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai 2003 Malaka Spice, Pune 2002 Malaka Spice, Pune 2000 Malaka Spice, Pune
Collection : Dharmesh Jain, Director, Nirmal Life Style, Mumbai. Saif Ali Khan, Mumbai. Sumeet Puri, Mumbai. Swati Mayekar, Mumbai. Mahesh Prasad, President, Reliance Infocomm, Mumbai. Amit Shah and Sandeep Shah, Mumbai. Laxmi Kamath, Mumbai. Akshat bansal, Mumbai. Sejal Sadana, Gurgaon. Francesco Barrai, London. Gauri Bafna, Malaysia. Prajakt Samant, UK. Rachana Krishan, USA. Prashant Gokhale, Hongkong. Ranjan Lath, Hongkong. Hema Nachia, Bangalore. In India and Abroad.
• 15,000/- Cash Prize Camlin Art Foundation, Mumbai 2005 - Western Zone Prize • Camlin Art Foundation, Mumbai - Painting selected for exhibition, 2006 • V.V.Oak Pune - Painting selected for exhibition, 2009 • V.V.Oak Pune - Painting selected for exhibition, 2010 • Silver medal handed by India’s President, Late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma • In Rashtrapati Bhavan ,New Delhi - Painting selected for exhibition • Akhil Bhartiya Hastkala Parishad Prize • Surbhi Kala Ratna Award, Aurangabad
• Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2011 • Artflute Art Gallery-Bengaluru, 2011 • The Western Taj, 2010 • Renaissance Gallerie, Bengaluru, 2010 • Om Sai Art Gallery ,Pune, 2007
• Participated In V.V.Oak, Pune, 2008, 2009 and 2010 • Chitari Academy, Pune, State Art Exhibition, Mumbai,2008 and 2009 • Camlin Art Foundation, Mumbai • Bombay Art Society, 2008 and 2009 • Rampur Kala Academy • Maharashtra State Kaladhyapak Sanga Adhiveshion, 2009
15,000/- CASH PRIZE CAMLIN ART FOUNDATION, MUMBAI 2005. WESTRN ZONE PRIZE
CAMLIN ART FOUNDATION, MUMBAI PAINTING SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION-2006
V.V.OAK PUNE. PAINTING SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION .2009,
V.V.OAK PUNE. PAINTING SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION .2010
SILVER MEDAL HANDED BY INDIA’S PRESIDENT LATE DR. SHRI SHANKAR DAYAL SHARMA IN RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN ,NEW DELHI PAINTING SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION
AKHIL BHARTIYA HASTKALA PARISHAD PRIZESURBHI KALA RATNA AWARD AURANGABAD
JAHANGIR ART GALLERY,MUMBAI ,INDIA-2011
ART FLUTE ART GALLERY,BENGALURU-2011
THE WESTERN TAJ,BENGALURU-2010
OM SAI ART GALLERY ,PUNE-2008
PARTICIPATION PARTICIPATES IN V.V.OAK, PUNE, ,08,09,10
CHITARI ACADEMY, PUNE, STATE ART EXHIBITION, MUMBAI,08,09 CAMLIN ART FOUNDATION, MUMBAI. BOMBAY ART SOSCITY-08,09 RAMPURE KALA AKADAMI . 33 rd MAHARASHTRA STATE KALADHYAPAK SANGA ADHIVESTION,09 PARTYCIPETION IN DEMOSTRETION IN 33 WELLKNOWN ARTIST.
Education G.D Art (painting) from the Dalvi's Art Institute, Kolhapur.
Awards 1995 V.V Oak Exhibition First Prize
• 2009 Gallery G Banglore • 2009 Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai • 2008 Ayya art gallery Chennai ( Don’t Stamp Me) • 2008 Artist of the month Indian art Collector • 2007 "Don't Stamp Me !", Suchitrra Art Gallery, Mumbai. • 2006 Dusk Gallery, Mumbai. (Tune in Tones) • 2004 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. ( Reliving Nostalgia)
• 2010 United artist, Museum art gallery mumbai. • 2010 Visual Art Gallery India Habitat Centre Delhi. (Gallery Joie ) • 2010 India international art fair, pragati maidan New Delhi. • 2010 Colours Of Life (curate by C.P.A.A.) • 2010 Confluence 2010 (an auction of contemporary art at hotel Taj coromendel chennai ) • 2010 1x8 Museum art gallery mumbai. • 2009 Cymroza art Gallery Mumbai • 2009 Camlin art foundation. Central zone • 2008 Krsala Arts , Bangalore. • 2008 Asia House, London (Quartet art gallery London) • 2008 “Confluence” Prakrit Art Gallery, Chennai • 2008 Gallery Joie new delhi. • 2008 Cymroza art Gallery Mumbai • 2008 “Perfect Lines” Easel Art Gallery. • 2008 Lalit kala Academy New Delhi • 2007 Cymroza art Gallery Mumbai • 2007 (Art Fusion) Nehru Centre, Mumbai • 2005 100 Contemporary India Artist, Mumbai. • 2003,01 Lagas (Ikoyi Cresent). • 2003 New York. • 2003 Kalart Gallery, San Francisco. • 2003 Nehru Memorial Hall, Pune. • 2003 Khushboo Art Gallery, Pune. • 2003 Gallery Swastika, New Delhi. • 2003 Artimiator Gallery, Netherland.
• 2008, “MUKTI”, Pondechery. • 1996,95 Bombay Art Society. • 1996 Birla Art Academy. • 1995 Lalit Kala Acadami.
B.V.A from The Indian College of Arts & Draftmanship
2000 Academy of Fine Arts , Lokayat Gallery, Hotel Astor & Lalit Kala Academy 2001 Gallery Ganesha , Lalit Kala Academy & Academy of Fine Arts 2002 Roosi Art Gallery , Gallery Gajah , Spandan Art Gallery, Kumar Art Gallery & Academy of Fine Arts . 2003 Academy of Fine Arts, Art Pilgrim, Kumar Art Gallery, Domas Art Gallery, Taj Bengal , Genesis Art Gallery, Gallery Chemould, Spandan Art Gallery, Artvoyage & Gallery Ideas 2004 Academy of Fine Arts, Chemould Art Gallery, Art Land, Spandan Art Gallery, Gallery Galleria, Gallery Ideas & Names n Art . 2005 Mahua Art Gallery, Gallery Ideas, Art Land, Jahangir Art Gallery, Chemould, Art Gallery & Academy of Fine Arts 2006 Academy of Fine Arts, Spandan Art Gallery, Prince of Wales Museum` Museum Art Gallery , Jahangir Art Gallery, Gallery Right Line & Gabriela Javanovich Sredera 2007 Domas Art Gallery, Gasllery Ideas, Genesises Art Gallery, Spandan Art Gallery Academy of Fine Arts & Samokal Art Gallery
India ,UK USA, Singapore, Dubai, Germany, London & Taxas.
Dhananjay has been paintings for last 25 years. He was born in 1964, in the terracotta town of Bishnupur, near Kolkata (the District of Jamini Roy & Ramkinkar Baij, W. Bengal). Having inherited an artistic tradition, he started his art life at the tender age of eight. Working with Jamini Roy's Kalighat pot paintings on terracotta horses, elephants etc, he created human figures, animal figures in the style of pot paintings. Once he completed schooling, he decided on a career in art and did a one-year Certificate Course at La-Martiniere SEOMP Society in Commercial Art, Exhibition Display & Interior Decoration. Simultaneously, he also pursued his graduation studies from Calcutta University. He started his art career in the year 1984 with the aim to become a complete Indian Contemporary Artist. He completed his art education from Rabindra Bharti University (Indian Collage of Arts & Draftsmanship) Calcutta in 1988. He participated in more than 85 shows ( Solo & Group) in India & Abroad.
• 2010 - Bajaj Art Gallery - Mumbai, India Habitat Centre - New Delhi, Chitrakala Sahitya Parishat - Bangalore, Epicentre - Gurgaon. 2008,05 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai. • 2007,06 Nehru Art Centre Gallery, Mumbai. • 2007,04 Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.•2009,07,06,05,02 Convention Foyer Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi. • 2004,02,03,04,00 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. • 2006,02 Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. • 2005,04 Habi Art Foundation, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
• 1995-1984 Indian College of Art, Calcutta, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi • 1995-1984 Academy of Fine Arts & Many Private Galleries. • 2001 Annual Exhibition in Sahitya Kala Academy, New Delhi. • 2000 India Habitat Centre (Visual Art Gallery), New Delhi. • 2005 Daffodils Art Gallery (Grand Hyatt), New Delhi. • 2005 Heart & Soul group show, New Delhi. • 2005 Arushi Arts Annual show (Harmony 2005), India Habitat Centre (Visual Art Gallery) New Delhi. • 2004 Ati Art Gallery's annual show at New Delhi. • 2004-2005 Annual Chivas Art Experience Show at New Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore. • 2005-2004 Habi Art Foundation 's Group shows at New Delhi, Hyderabad • 2006 Timeless Art annual show at London, Singapore & Gurgaon. • 2006,05,04 Habi Art Foundation & Artwalas-CA Present Group shows & Artfair at New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata & California.
Honors & Awards
• In recognition to his achievements in the field of art organized by Intac, he received Award from Ministry of Environment & Forest (Govt. Of India)
• His major collections are NGMA - National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Indian Tourism, Mr. Jagdish Tytler M.P. , Ms. Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo, M.P. Neeraj Batra (Art Collector) Bajaj Group, Mumbai, Satya Sheel (Art Collectors) Shahnaz Husain & many more private collections in India & abroad.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: B.V.A FROM THE INDIAN COLLEGE OF ARTS & DRAFTS MANSHIP, RABINDRA BHRATI UNIVERSITY, 2004.
• ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF INDIAN COLLEGE OF ARTS & DRAFTSMANSHIP, 1999-2004 • 49TH NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ART , 2006 • ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF WEST BENGAL STATE AKADEMI (2005,2006) • ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF BIRLA ACADEMY (2005,2006) • CAMLIN EASTERN REGION ART EXHIBITION (2002,2003,2006) • ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS , KOLKATA,(2003,2005,2006) • ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF AVANTIKA, NEW DELHI, 2003 • ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF INDIAN SOCIETY OF ORIENTAL ART, 2003 • EXHIBITION OF “ARANYA” ORGANISED BY RAD ( 2006,2007) • ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF RAJJYA CHARUKALA, 2006,2007
• AWARD FROM CAMLIN EASTERN REGION ART EXHIBITION, 2002 • ARANYA 2006 AWARD RECEIVED FROM RAD, 2006 • CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FROM AVANTIKA (NEW DELHI) 2003 • CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FROM RAJJYA CHARUKALA 2007
COLLECTIONS: WATER COLOUR & OIL PAINTINGS COLLECTED BY PRIVATE COLLECTERS IN KOLKATA, MUMBAI, CANADA, UK & USA.
1986 Fine Arts Graduate from Indian Art College, Kolkata, 1st Class First with gold medal
Art Appreciation Course from Information Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal
Birla academy All India Young faces, Kolkata
2010 Pink Ginger Art Gallery at the Jehangir Art Gallery
1993 Award for best water color from Academy of Fine Arts
1997 West Bengal State Academy award
1999 West Bengal State cultural and Information affairs Govt. of West Bengal Best of Water Color Award
1998 Best painting award at Pune Art Foundation
1999 Indian Society of Oriental Art President award 2003 Tilak Smarag Art Society (Pune) painting exhibition award for best water color exhibition 2003 Gold medal at the All India Rajiv Gandhi Art Centre (Mumbai) painting exhibition
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dilip Choudhury's works depict the Bengali countryside and his hometown Kolkata bathed in the monsoon rains. His black and white works are ever popular though of late he has been dabbling in color. Dilip Chaudhury has been painting various scenes from everyday life of Calcutta & sometimes Banaras, in watercolor. From ancient monuments, streets & ghats, to a rickshaw puller in action, he's captured it all, beautifully. To somebody who has even a remote connection with Calcutta, he manages to bring a wave of nostalgia, as he symbolizes the character of the city of joy in his work.
Educational Qualification: G.D.Art Painting In First Class 2008, (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya,Pune.) Diploma In Art Education ,2009 (Sir J.J.School Of Art,Mumbai.) Participate: 31’’Mansoon Show, 2008. (Jahangir Art Gallary,Mumbai.) 17’’Chatak Mansoon Show,2009. (Nehru Center Art Gallary,Mumbai.) Shlok exhibition 2010/ 2011/2012 (Lokmat bhavan,Aurangabad) Art Society Of India. Bombay Art Society. State Art Competition. Camlin Art Competition. Kalavishva Landscape Competition,Sangli. new mumbai art exibition , cbd belapur 2013 Selection : Chitari Kala Acadmy,Pune,2005. Camlin Art Show,2006. V.V.Oak Competition,2009.
Group show: Goa kala academy,Panaji 2010 Chatrapati Shivaji vachanalaya,town hall,Latur 2010 Balgandharv Art Gallery Pune maxmular art gallary, mumbai 2011 Collection: Mr Raj Inamdar,New Delhi. Mr M.K.Rao,Matunga,Mumbai.
Born in a poet’s family in India. Acquired a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts after graduation. Recipient of the University Gold Medals in B.F.A. and M.F.A., Central University, Hyderabad.
Solo Shows: Held 14 Solo Shows till date in India & Abroad. Some of the Solo Shows:
Kirsten Kjaers Museum, Denmark 2001; Gallery Paialeh, Copenhagen, Denmark 2001; Cobra Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 1995; Vingsted Center, Denmark 1996 and 1999; Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000; Shridharni Gallery, New Delhi 2000; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2001; Gallery Espace, New Delhi 1992; Lalit Kala Academy Chennai & New Delhi 1997; Minaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad 1999; ABC Gallery, Banaras 1995.
Group Shows 70 Group Shows all over India and Abroad. To name a few:
Four Indian Artists, New York 1994; Colors of India, Birla Life Style, Los Angeles, New York 2006/2007 Crosscurrents and Moods, 15 shows in India & Denmark 2002 2003 The Sacred 2007 Galleria New Delhi & Mumbai Dakshinayan 2007 Nvya Gallerie New Delhi; Artscape 2007 New Delhi Tales of Textures 2007 Art Elements Mapping the South, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad Stretch of Imagination, 2008 Masters Collection Art Gallery High on Hyderabad, 2007 Jammat Mumbai An Expression in Black and White, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 Women in Indian Art, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York, 1995 International Graphic Show, Hyderabad 1997 Four Indian Artists, Munich, Germany 1999 Tradition to Modernity, Fulda, Germany 2001 Edge of the Century, New Delhi 1999 Refined Strokes 2007, Masters Collection Art Gallery Harmony Show, Mumbai 1998, 2005 Tribute to Picasso, Mumbai 2002 Two Man Show at Artalive, New Delhi Two Artist Show, Time & Space, Bangalore Endearing Palette, Mec Art Gallery, New Delhi 2007 Collective Space, Mec Art Gallery, New Delhi 2006 Art for Prabhat, New Delhi 2007 The Art as Investment, Vismaya Art Gallery, 2006/2007, Chennai, Coimbatore
Auctions INDIA ON CANVAS 2007 Khushi Foundation SAFFRON ART 2006 PAPER WORK. OSIANS 2005. BOWRINGS 2004.
CURATED SHOWS 10 Group Shows CROSSCURRENTS & MOODS in Denmark and India. TO SERVE WITH LOVE, Group show of Goan Artists 2007. FREEDOM FROM THE KNOWN, Artist Viji Reddy 2005 INSTALLATION AND DRAWINGS, 1996
Collections: National Gallery of Modern Art ,New Delhi; Vingsted Center, Denmark;; Lalit Kala Academy, & many Public and Private Collections in India and abroad.
Participated in International Installation Workshop TIDE, Denmark 1996. Worked with renowned European Printmakers in Print making workshops in 1996 and 1999. Worked in a residence at Graphic Studio, Kirsten Kjaers Museum, Denmark 2001.
To say that Fawad Tamkanat's work is narrative is a gross understatement. Throughout his career as an artist, he has strived to develop and then perfect a visual vocabulary that he can use to communicate with his viewers. And this language, that he uses to take on peoples' minds, has nothing to do with society, religion or politics, but, quite blatantly, is all about his own personal fixations. Fixations that include those with time, and one's place in the general scheme of things. Fawad was born in Hyderabad in 1962, to a family that already had artistic inclinations running through its veins. His father was the famous Urdu poet, Shaz Tamkanat. Early in his career, Fawad was invited to participate in an installation workshop in Denmark where he also worked for a few months in the printmaking studios with renowned printmakers. He became very taken up with printmaking, and launched his professional exhibitions showing only monochromatic prints. Now Tamkanat experiments with several different media and surfaces, diversifying to include those like watercolours, acrylic, etching drypoint and tarpaulin in his oeuvre. Fawad has held twelve solo shows in India and abroad to his credit, and has participated in state, national and international exhibitions and group shows at major art centres. He lives and works in Hyderabad.
PLACE & YEAR OF BIRTH • Barakath gudem (vill), Nalgonda (dist), A.P., INDIA, 1972
EDUCATION • BFA Painting from JNTU, Hyderabad, A.P., INDIA. • Draftsmen Civil (I.T.I) From Naveen ITI, Nalgonda, A.P., INDIA. • Drawing – Higher (T.T.C.) from Board of Technical Education Hyderabad, A.P., INDIA.
AWARDS/HONORS • Awarded with ‘GOLD MEDAL’ at 71st All India Art Exhibition, 2012 by Hyderabad Art Society.
• An Exhibition of my paintings Hotel ‘Taj Deccan’, Hyderabad on Nov 10th to Nov 19th 2012.curated by Deccan Art foundation . An Exhibition of my paintings ‘TOGETHER’ @ ICON art gallery, Hyderabad on April 6th to 26th 2012. ¬¬¬
GROUP SHOWS . participated in ‘INDIA ART FESTIVAL’ Mumbai, conducted by ‘Deccan Art Foundation’ Hyderabad on 28th Nov. To 2nd Dec. 2013 . participated in ‘JEEVA’ conducted by Chitramayee Art gallery Hyderabad on 1st Oct To 3ost Oct 2012 . participated in ‘life together’ conducted by ICON Art gallery Hyderabad on28TH SEPT 19TH OCT 2012 . Participated in ‘Art Bangalore 2012’ being held at UB City. More than 250 art works are display at the event, organized by ‘Deccan Art Foundation’ City, . Participated in ‘Nirmala ganga’ an exhibition of 20 Artists, conducted by G.P. Birla Centre, Hyderabad on May 6th to 26th 2012. . Participated in ‘AWAKENING OF BUDDHA’ conducted by ICON Art Gallery, Hyderabad on May 6th to 26th 2012. • Participated in All India Art Exhibition, 2012 conducted by ‘Hyderabad Art Society’ • Participated in Group show at South Africa, organized by CEWAC in association with SANAVA and also same exhibited ‘Bridge’ at ICON Art Gallery on 26th Nov, 2010. • Participated in group show conducted by AIFCS, at Hyderabad art Society art gallery.
• ART CAMPS
• Participated in “Art camp against Terrorism” at press club Hyderabad, on Mar 2013.
• Participated in water color Art camp by ‘ICON art gallery, on Mar 2011. • Participated in Art camp conducted by FPAI at JNTU campus, Hyderabad, A.P., INDIA. • Participated in art camp on ‘Role of women in present society’ in the year 1992. • Participated in Allvel Artists camp on Traditional art conducted by Shilparamam, Hyderabad, A.P., INDIA in the year 1999.
COLLECTIONS • Many private, corporate and public collections in INDIA & ABROAD.
RELATED WORK/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • Production Illustrator for several big budget films in south Indian film industry. • I am still continuing as a story board illustrator. • I directed one short film ‘KALAVARAM’, screened at 1ST HIFF (Hyderabad International Film Festival)
ABOUT MY WORK • As I hailed from a rural village background, I have grown up watching the beautiful visuals of village atmosphere, activities of villagers, traditional folk culture on the canvas of the nature. So, I am recollecting my memories in the form of contemporary figurative style.
QUALIFICATION Govt. Diploma in Fine Arts. Pune 1982
GROUP SHOWS 52 Group shows in Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Banglore, New Delhi, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bhuwaneshwar and Jammu.
SOLO SHOWS • Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1989-98-2004 • Art Gallery, Matheran (Hill Station) 1994. • Art Gallery, Pune 1996, Malaka Spiece, Pune 2002 • Shyam Ahuja Art Gallery, Pune 1998, HSBC Art Gallery, Pune 2002 • Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai 1999-2000-2002 • DCB Mini Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002. • Gallery Hussain, Pune 2003 Rudraksha Art Gallery, Pune 2005
OTHER EXHIBITIONS • Different All India Art Exhibitions including National and International Art exhibitions. • 1st, 2nd & 5th Bharat Bhavan International Beinnial of Prints, Bhopal- 1989,1991,2001 Print Show org. by Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000 • National Exhibition of Art Org. by L.K.A. New Delhi, Since 1988. • 5th International 'OSAKA TRINNALE' Japan - 1994. • 11th International Beinnial of Prints. Taiwan - 2003 • 'Swarna Rekha' Award winner's Art Exibition, Org. by Lalit kala Akadami, New Delhi - 2001 • Jr. Fellowship Award Deptt. Of Culture, Govt. of India, 1993-95 • 'Manav Sanket Samman', Manav Sanket Academy, Ujain 2005
AWARDS 53 All India Awards including National Academic Award, Org. by L.K.A. New Delhi 2001.
OTHER ACTIVITIES • Woodcut workshop, Pune Org. by B.K.P. Sabha, Pune and L.K.A. New Delhi 1991-1993 • All India Painters Camp org. by L.K.A. New Delhi at Gwalior - 1991 • All India Painters Camp Org. by The creator's Ambala Cantt. 1993 • Woodcut workshop Pune under Guidance eminent printmark Prof. Shyam Sharma Patna - 1991 • Serigraphy Workshop, Mumbai Org. by Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai -2000 • Viscosity Workshop, Org. by L.S. Raheja School of Atrs, Bandara - 2000,2002 • B.K.P. Sabha, Pune -2001. • Etching Workshop, Org. by L.K.A. New Delhi at Mumbai - 2001 • All India Printer's Camp, Ujjain 2000-2002 • All India Printer's Camp,- Manav Sanket Kala Sangam. 2001-05 • Senior Print Makers workshop Bharat Bhavan Bhopal - 2005 • Jury Member : • Manav Sanket Academy Ujjain. • 8th Reioal Art Exhibition, Camlin Art Foundation Mumbai • 46th state Art Exhibition(Students), Mumbai • Chitari Academy, Pune. • Lino cut -Org. by Raheja School of Arts bandra, Mumbai • Linocut Appasaheb Kadadi Kala Mahavidyalaya, Solapur. • Linocut - 'A' Square, Art Material Division, Kolhapur • Etching Org. by Vasai Vikasini Druk-Kala Mahavidyalaya • Woodcut - Org. by Chtari Akdemy, Pune
COLLECTIONS • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. • Lalit Kala AcademyNew Delhi • South Central Zone Culture Center, Nagpur. • Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai. • Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal • Himachal Vidhan Sabha, Shimla • Kalavart Nyas, Ujjain • Kala Vithika, Gwalior. • The Creators, Ambala, Ujjain • Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai • Raheja School of Art, Bandra. • Appasaheb Kadadi Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune • At present as a Professor and Head of Deptt. Fine Arts Faculty, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
• 2000-01 Master of Fine Art in Graphes 1 year Kala Bhavan Santiniketan (West.Bengal) • 1997-2000 Bachelor of Fine Art(M.M..K. College of Visual art) Gulbarga University) Karnataka. • B.F.A. (Foundation) Govt College of Fine Art Davangare Kuvempu University. Karnataka. 1994-96 • 1994 Class 12th(P.U.C.) Gogata College of Commerce. Belgaum Dharwad University. • 1992 Photography Course at Vijaya Art Institute Gadag. (Recognised by ( Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi and Govt. of Karnataka.)
Exhibition and Group Shows: (* Solo)
• 2011 ArtBangaluru UB City Bangalore. • *2011 Ayya Art gallery Chennai. • 2011 Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore • 2011 Taj West End Bangalore by Entepreneurs Organization( Art Flute Gallery) • 2010 (KWAB) C.K.P. Bangalore. Celebration of the world day of the disabled. • *2010 Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore • 2010 (Varna Sangama) Open Palm Court IHC New Delhi • 2010 (Varna Sangama) Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore • *2010 India Habitat Centre New Delhi • 2010 Birla Academy of Arts, Calcutta • 2010 Gallery G, Leela Gallery Bangalore • *2010 Convention Foyer IHC New Delhi • 2009 Veda Gange Art Gallery Hauz Khas Village New Delhi. • *2009 India Habitat Centre New Delhi • *2009 Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore • 2009 Taj West End Bangalore Auction by Entrepreneurs Organization • 2009 Renaissance Gallerie at Leela Gallery Bangalore. • 2008 Art Mall New Delhi. • 2008 (Varna Sangama) National Academy of Art Regional Centre. Chennai. • 2008 (Varna Sangama) Aurodhan Art Gallery Pondicherry. • 2008 (Varna Sangama) Venkatappa Art Gallery Bangalore. • 2008 (Varna Sangama) Delhi Karnataka Sanga Art Gallery (New Delhi) • 2008, 2007, 2005. Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore • *2004 All India Fine Art & Crafts Society (New Delhi) • *2004 Kannada Sahitya Bhavan (Belgaum) • 2004, 1997, 1998, 1999 - State Lalit Kala Academy Annual Art Exhibition, (Karnataka) • 2004 Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore. (Christian Art Society) • 2003 I.F.A.C.S. Lalit Kala Academy (Kar) • 2001 Art Today Gallery (The Art of Bengal) New Delhi. • 2000 Nandan Gallery. Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan W.B. • 2000 Academy of Fine Art Calcutta. WB. • 1998 Kala Mahautsava Exhabition. Gulbarga. • 1997 Bombay Art Society. Bombay. • 1997, 1996, 1995 National Kala Mela at Bangalore, Calcutta and Delhi. • 1997 Mysore Dasara Exhibition. • 1996 Kala Guru Art Gallery. Davangere Karnataka. • 1996 All India Drawing Competition at Gulbarga.
2000 Karnataka State Lalit Kala Academy Scholarship
• 1993 Rotary Youth Leadership Award. • 1992 – 93 Karnataka University Dharwad Zonal Youth Festival - Photography, Poster Making & Painting Clay Modeling • 1993 Gogte College Of Commerce, Best performance in Art. • Kuvempu University, College of Fine Art Davangere • 1995 – 96 Champion Ship • 1998 – 2000 Kala Mahautsava. Gulbarga. • 1998 Silver Media Tasmiya Art House, Shahabad, Karnatak • 2000 Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Award (Rail-Dept) • 2000 Best Display Award(MMK. College of Visual Art) • 2001 Ist Class 1 (BFA) Gulbarga University
• 1983 “Vivekananda’s Life” Organized by Vivekananda Janmotsav Samity in Kolkata. • 1984 “Vivekananda’s Childhood” Organized by Vivekananda Janmatsav Samity in Patna. • 1988 “Vivekananda’s Bharat” Organized by Vivekananda Janmatsav Samity in Chennai. • 1994 “Tin Kanya” Paintings Exhibition at Calcutta Information Centre in Kolkata. • 1996 “Bengali Babu 1” The virus life of theme Paintings Exhibition in Calcutta Information Centre in Kolkata. • 1998 “Bengali Babu 2” Paintings Exhibition at Fine Art Gallery in Kolkata. • 1999 “Babu Culture” Painting Exhibition at Taj Art Gallery in Mumbai. • 2000 “Drawing & Painting “Exhibition at Biswa Banga Sammelan in Kolkata Maidan. • 2003 “We & Our Children” Painting Exhibition at Jamaat Art Gallery in Mumbai. • 2004 “Sonar Bangla” Painting Exhibition at Jamaat Art Gallery in Mumbai. • 2004 “Sweet Bengal” Painting” Exhibition at Habitat Gallery, India Habitat Centre in Delhi. • 2004 “My Baby” (w.&o.c) Painting Exhibition at Renaissance Gallery in Bangaluru. • 2005 “Down Memory Lane” Painting Exhibition at Habitat Gallery India Habitat Centre in Delhi. • 2006 “Subh Vivaha” Painting Exhibition at Jamaat Art Gallery in Mumbai. • 2007 “Kolkata’s Rickshow” Paintings Exhibition at Academy of fine arts in Kolkata. • 2007 “Ghare-Baire” Paintings Exhibition at Jamaat Art Gallery in Mumbai. • 2008 “Nostalgia” Paintings Exhibition at Genesis Art Gallery in Kolkata. • 2008 “Kolkatar Karcha” Painting Exhibition at Privet Gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia. • 2009 “Charulata” Painting Exhibition at HK Fineart Gallery in HongKong. • 2009 Same Paintings Exhibition at Artslant Gallery in London
• 1991 “Calcutta Portrait” Painting Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata. • 1994 “Babu Bibi” at Calcutta Information Centre in Kolkata • 1996 “Life O Line” at Calcutta Information Centre in Kolkata. • 2001 “Folk & Family” at Jamaat Art Gallery in Mumbai. • 2002 “Fifty Fifty” at Jamaat Art Gallery in Mumbai. • 2006 “Ganesha Our Boy” at India Art Gallery in Pune. • 2008 “Linggarseni” in Jakarta Selatan 12730 Indonesia.
ART AUCTION & MAJOR SHOWS
• 1987All India youth art Competition Jamini Ray Birth Centenary • 2003 The Gallerie Publishers present “The Rain”Paintings Exhibition in SAKSHI Art Gallery, Mumbai • 2003 The Ahanksha Art Auction in Indigo, Mumbai • 2004 Anjali for Akanksha, in The Altman Building, New York • 2005 Associated capsules worldwide Art Auction,in Joss Mumbai • 2006 Habitat present, art festival at Pragati maidan in New Delhi. • 2006 Wildlife in India, in Mall Galleries The Mall London. • 2007 Art Alive India Present“Emerging India”, Henry Moore Gallery at The Royal Art College of London. • 2008 HelpAge India Art Auction, Hotel Oberoi at New Delhi. • 2009 Habitat Foundation Present “Art for Aged” at Visual Art Gallery India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.
A.I.C.C. Office New Delhi, P.C. Office, Calcutta & Punjab, “Uttardeshe” Sweden, Kangawa Prefactual Govt. – Japan, Russia, Italy, Honkong, Australia, U.S.A., London, Singapore, Indonesia, Iskcon Temple in Mayapur. J.P. Morgan, Mphosis, TCS, Hilight films, Vodaphone (Hutch), TimesOfIndia. Delhi, Private Collection of several painting in all over India and abroad.
The best Designer and the best Artist of A.I.C.C. Award held in Mumbai, 1985. Award from Vivekanand Janmotsava Samity for Exhibition On Vivekananda’s life in 1983, 1984, 1988. The Best Portrait Award from Bhartiya Samskriti Samsad in 1999. The best selected Mascot Prize winner of Biswa Banga Sammelan Millennium Committee in Association with Cultural Association of Bengal, North America 1999-2000 Gold Medal in Kanagawa World Art Exhibition from Kanagawa Govt.in Japan 1997.
QUALIFICATION DVA in Painting from Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata – 1993 with first class.
PARTICIPATION Academy Visuals Arts Annual Exhibition at AFA, Kolkata - 1990 / 91 / 92. All India Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Kolkata - 1993. Academy Mobile Exhibition - 1993-94. Annual Exhibition- Barisha Silpara Art Society, Kolkata 1983 to 2003. Calcutta Information Centre - 1995. 9th Rashtriya Kala Mela, Kolkata - 1996. 10th Rashtriya Kala Mela, Delhi - 1997. ‘E’ Per Bangla ‘O’ Per Bangla Utsav. - 1998. Charukala Utsav. Org. by Information Centre, Kolkata - 1998. Poetry on Canvas. Org. by RAD - Kolkata- 1999. Kala Ghora Festival, Mumbai - 2000 Birla Academy of Fine Art & Culture, Kolkata - 1999 / 2004/06/07/08/09/10. Rabindra Bhavan, Org. by - Krishna’s Collection, Delhi - 2002.
SOLO SHOW IN INDIA TRIVENI KALA SANGAM, New Delhi -2003 / 2004., spn by Vyakt Art gallery,N.D. TRIVENI KALA SANGAM, New Delhi –2008, Spn. By Katyayani Fine Arts. Delhi. VAYKT Art Gallery, Delhi - 2004. Sponsored by VAYKT JEHANGIR ART GALLERY, Mumbai-2004. Sponsored by RPG. SWISS AMBASSY,; N. Delhi2008; spn by Katyayani Fine Arts, N. D. JEHANGIR ART GALLERY, Mumbai- 2010.
SOLO SHOW IN FRANCE LA GALERIE THUILLIER, Paris ; 2009
INVITEE SHOW HARMONY, Mumbai - 2003 / 2004 / 2005 VAYKT Art Gallery, Delhi - 2003. Aryan Art Gallery, Delhi - 2004. ARTS FOR GOD SAKE@Indian Habitat Centre,Delhi 2005 Kaleidoscope@ Lalit Kala,Delhi 2005 Org by Absolute Art Gallery. Lalit Kala, Delhi - 2005 -06.Org by -JOIE Gallery. Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata 2006 Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2008
AUCTION Art Auction in aid of Mumbai Police Welfare fund - 2005
GROUP SHOW Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata - 1993 / 94 / 96 / 98 / 2002 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai - 1995 / 97 / 2000. Birla Academy of Fine Art & Culture - 2001. Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi - 2002 JOIE Art Gallery,New Delhi - 2006
About the Artist: Gopinath did Diploma in Modeling and Sculpture from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1978 and also the Teachers’ Training course from the same college. He has done a number of solo as well as group shows across the country since 1979. In 2009, he has participated in a group show in Dhaka, Bangladesh; in 2007- the Open Window group show in Singapore; in 2008, the major group shows he has participated in are ‘Arts 39’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Dimension – all in Kolkata. He has attended the ‘Biswa Banga Sammelan’, ‘The Millennium Exhibition’ at the Birla Academy, Kolkata and the ‘Millennium Show, their Story’ in New Delhi in 2000, the Stone Carving Camp at Mahaballipuram, Chennai, Metal forging camp and Installation Camp organized by Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata. His sculptors are in the collection of Gallery Kunst, Germany, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and South Zone culture Centre in Chennai. He lives and works in Kolkata.
•Gopinath did a Diploma in Modeling and Sculpture from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1978 •Teachers’ Training course from the same college. •Course in History of Art & Art Appreciation from Calcutta University
He has a number of Solo as well as Group shows to his credit, held across the country since 1979. He has participated in many Group Shows outside the Country as well: In 2007- the Open Window group show in Singapore and group show in Dhaka, Bangladesh -2009. Some of the Major group shows he has participated in are ‘Arts 39’, ‘Freedom’ and ‘Dimension’ – all held at Kolkata.
He has attended the ‘Biswa Banga Sammelan’, ‘The Millennium Exhibition’ at the Birla Academy, Kolkata and the ‘Millennium Show, their Story’ in New Delhi in 2000. He has attended many camps such as The Stone Carving Camp at Mahaballipuram, Chennai, Metal forging camp and Installation Camp organized by Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata.
His sculptures are in the collection of Gallery Kunst, Germany, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, State Lalit Kala Academy, South Zone Culture Centre in Chennai and in other private collections India and abroad. He lives and works in Kolkata.
Education: B.F.A. from Indira Kala Sangit Vishwa Vidyalaya, Khairagarh,(C.G.) B.Sc. from University of Burdwan (W.B.)
Solo Shows 2012 “Nandi” Jahangir Art Gallery ,Mumbai 2008 Suchitrra Art Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Jahangir Art Gallery , Mumbai 2007 Art Entrance, Mumbai: 2006 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Group Shows: 2013 “The Colors of Indian Art” Morpichh Art, USA. 2013 “Vivid Strokes” ArtZest , Dubai.UAE, 2013 “50 under 50” Kynkyny Art, Bangalore, 2013 “Reflection & Images” Kalakriti Art Gallery , Hyderabad. 2013 “Visual Polyphony-2 Cymroza ArtGallery”, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 2013 “Colours 2013- Art land,” Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2012 “ India Art Festival” Mumbai 2012 “Bulls” Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad, 2012 “40 years of artful existence” Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2012 “ A Music of Moods” AIFACS , New Delhi 2012 “Expression of Life” The Viewing Room , Mumbai 2012 “Image & Imagination” Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad. 2012 “Art Bangaluru” , Bangalore 2012 “Satapadi” A.I.F.A.C.S. New Delhi 2012 Art Zest , Dubai, AUE 2012 Pearl Art Gallery , New Delhi 2012 “Colors 2012” Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, 2012 “Stampendous Impression” The Leela Galleria, Bangalore. 2012 “Articulate” Prego Patio, New Delhi. 2012 “India Art Festival” Nehru Centre, Mumbai. 2011 “One X One” Hutheesingh gallery, Ahmedabad. 2011 “ Art Fiesta” Dubai, AUE 2011 “A mélange of vibrant” Jakarta Selatan. 2011 “Art Bangaluru” , Bangalore 2011 "Colours of Life", Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2011 The Art Corridor, The Taj West End, Bangalore 2011 Art2day Gallery , Pune 2011 ‘’Art Quarter’’ Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 2011 Habitat Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 L.P.Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad. 2010 "The Lavanya" Art Mart. New Delhi. 2010 "One X One" Amdavad Ni Ghupha Gallery. Ahmedabad. 2010 "Innerscape" Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata. 2010 "Moods - II" A.I.F.A.C.S. New Delhi. 2010 ''Beauty & The Beast'' The Kakatiya, Hyderabad. 2010 "Fusion" ,Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi. 2010 "Colours of Life", Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2010 "Hues of Harmony", Dubai, U.A.E. 2010 "Moments'10" Arushi Arts, New Delhi 2009 Kriti Art Gallery. Badodara 2009 Gita Art Gallery. New Delhi 2009 Amedavad Ni Ghupha Gallery. Ahmedabad. 2008 Sridharani Art Gallery. New Delhi 2008 Arushi Arts. New Delhi 2008 Mahua Gallery . Bangalore 2008 Maya Art Gallery . Banglore 2008 Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi. 2008 Kyn Kyny Art Gallery, Bangalore 2008 Orissa Modern Art Gallery, Bhubaneswar 2008 Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilli 2007 Chitrakala Parishat Bangalore 2007 Mahua Gallery , Bangalore. 2007 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2007 Atelier India Art Gallery. Mumbai 2006 Art Entrance, Mumbai. 2006 Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata 2005 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2005 Academy of Fine Arts,Kolkata 2003 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata. 2002 Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai. 2002 Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi. 2000 Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai
Participations: 2012 84th AIFACS Annual Exhibition , New Delhi. 2011 83rd AIFACS Annual Exhibition , New Delhi. 2011 119th Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition , Mumbai 2010 82nd AIFACS Annual Exhibition , New Delhi. 2010 118th Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition , Mumbai 2009 117th Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition , Mumbai 2009 The Art Society Of India Annual Exhibition, Mumbai 2009 116th Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition , Mumbai 2004 Charu Kala Pradarshani,Kolkata 2002 68th Annual Exhibition of Indian Academy of fine Arts, Amritsar. 2002 Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibitions, Pune 2002 Drawing Exhibition Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh
Award: 2010 AIFACS Painting Award, New Delhi 2009 Painting Award,The Art Society Of India. Mumbai 2009 Painting Award, Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
Camp: 2011 Artists camp, Organised by AIFACS, New Delhi 2009 National Art camp. Bhubaneswar,Organised by Ankan Art Foundation 2002 Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai, Organised by S.A.I.L.
COLLECTIONS: Governer House, Chattisgarh, Nehru Art Gallery, Bhillai AIFACS New Delhi. UAE, USA, UK and Many Private Collections.
Diploma in Commercial Arts from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune (Specialization in Illustration)
Arts Teacher Diploma from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune, India
New Art Gallery, Pune, India
Mahua Art Gallery, Bengaluru, India
2015 – Selected in jury’s favorite 15% among all entries for the month of January in BoldBrush Painting Competition
2015 – Vishwaranga Painting Competition organized by DSK
1999 – State Art Exhibition, Maharashtra
2013 – Camlin, All India Art Contest, Mumbai
2014 – Camlin, All India Art Contest, Mumbai
2014 – V. V. Oak Exhibition, Pune
2015 – The Art Society of India - All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
2015 – V. V. Oak Exhibition, Pune
2015 – Camlin, All India Art Contest, Mumbai
2015 – BoldBrush Painting Competition for the month of April
2016 – The Art Society of India - All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
2016 – V. V. Oak Exhibition, Pune
2016 – Camlin, All India Art Contest, Mumbai
2017 – The Art Society of India - All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
2017 – V. V. Oak Exhibition, Pune
2017 – Camlin, All India Art Contest, Mumbai
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Harish Bhoyar (b. 1978) received his Diploma in Commercial Arts (Specializations in Illustration), and Arts Teacher Diploma from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. The artist spent most of his childhood in the countryside where he experienced the pure beauty of nature. Inspired by this, Bhoyar explains how his Bull Series paintings “honour the strength, power, magnificence, rhythm, proudness of a bull with jewels; which has always been a symbol of power and richness”. The deep and rich hues of his artworks capture the grace and movement of these majestic animals and create a solemn and grand mood. Bhoyar’s works have been exhibited widely across Maharashtra.
QUALIFICATION : Graduate from government art college of arts & craft – kolkata, 2000
SOLO SHOW : 2007 – “Echoes of Ecstasy”, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2004 – Pradarshak gallery, Mumbai 2004 – Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2003 – Indian Art Gallery, Pune 2003 – World Trade Centre Arcade, Mumbai 2000 – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
GROUP SHOW : 2007 – “EmergingSensibilities” Colorido-Gallery G Bangalore, “ Conversation with Colors” Colorido-Time & Space Gallery Bangalore 2006 – “Decoding 9 Jewels” Colorido-Kitab Mahal, Mumbai 2005 – Group Show, Dubai, Harmony Show, Mumbai 2003-04-05 – The Bombay Art Society Annual Show,Mumbai 2002-03 – Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata & Mumbai 1996-98-99 – All Indai Annual Exhibition Indian Society of Oriental Arts Kolkata 1998-1999 – All Indian Annual Exhibition Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata
AWARDS : 2003 – Hindustan Pencil Ltd Award from the Bombay Art Society 2001 – Camlin Award,Mumbai, Governor Award, Mumbai 1996 – Academy Award from Academy of Fine Art,Gopen Roy Aeard from Indian Society of Oriental Arts 1995-96 – College Award for Best Pencil Study.
She is a self taught contemporary artist. Painting has been her passion since childhood. She creates Paintings that are built on her strong aesthetic sense as well as her interest in the changing world of today. She started drawing at the age of three. Her Parents and her uncle Mr.Konada SriHari Rao noticed the zeal for Art and encouraged her to participate in Painting contests from Primary School Level.
She won several painting contests at school level, college level and also at University Level.
Her Paintings are featured in many exhibitions and Art festivals. Some of Paintings are in private collections in India and Abroad. She is also a freelance illustrator for some of the local and online magazines.
She often uses contemporary ideas combined with strong traditional techniques. As a subsistence hunter, she collects the materials for her work from the everyday life she faces and the burning problems in the society. She feels that “Paintings are the unspoken emotions captured on Canvas”.
Coming to her educational background, she received her Masters degree in Computers from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh and she is now working as a Senior Software Testing Engineer in an MNC in Hyderabad. She has also done BFA painting and MFA Painting from Karnataka State Open University, Mysore.
With brush on one hand and bytes on the other, she is enjoying her work and doing paintings simultaneously. She will continue to explore new ways to share her cultural traditions. She lives in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh along with her parents.
2016 Group Exhibition at Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2015 Group Exhibition at Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2014 Solo Exhibition at Rainbow Art Gallery,Hyderabad.
2014 Group Exhibition at State Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2013 Group Exhibition at Sri Ajantha Kalaramam, Guntur.
2012 Group Exhibition at Sri Ajantha Kalaramam, Guntur.
2012 Attended workshop on BioDiversity,Vijayawada.
2012 Group Exhibition on BioDiversity,Vijayawada.
2011 ‘Art Scapes’, Group Exhibition at State Gallery of Fine Arts,Hyderabad
2009 Participated in Group Exhibition,Hyderabad.
2008 Group Exhibition at Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad
2008 Group Exhibition at Swathanthra Samarayodhula Bhavan,Vijayawada.
2007 Group Exhibition at NavRatan Art show,vijayawada.
2006 Group Exhibition at Akshara InternationSchool,Vijayawada.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: (BFA) Karnataka Open University, Mysore
SOLO SHOW: 1997 – Country Club
GROUP SHOW : 2006 - Chiramayee State Art Gallery, Hyderabad. 2006 - Wisdom. India.Green wood Art gallery- New Delhi. 2007 - Chiramayee State Art Gallery, Hyderabad. 2008 - Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. 2008 - AL, Kuwait, Kuwait. 2008 - AI - Khuwair, Kuwait 2011 - Chiramayee State Art Gallery 2011 - Hyderabad Art Society Group Show at Hotel Marriott (Five Star Hotel) 2012 – Group Show at Academy of Fine Art, Central Gallery Kolkata. 2012 – Annual Art exhibition chitra kala parishad Amalapuram 2012 – The Hyderabad Art Society all india art exhibition Hyd
PARTICIPATION CAMP: 1996 - Invited for Art Camp - Venkateshwara Fine Arts College, Hyderabad 2010 - Invited for Art Camp - State Bank of Hyderabad 2010 - Invited for Art Camp – Joint Christian Action Council Artists 2011 - Invited for Art Camp by DRDL 2011 – Invited for Art Camp Artist in Residence Hyd. 2011 – Invited for Art Camp Pegasus Art Foundation Hyd 2012 – Invited for Art Camp Andhra Pradesh Tourisim Development Corporation (APTDC).
PARTICIPATION: 2010 - Hyderabad Art Society Art Exhibition 2010 - State Art Gallery Art Exhibition
AWARD 2010 - Lokmanya Tilak award of All India Art exhibition at Pune 2011- A.P. State Art Competition and Exhibition, Sri Kalakshetra Highly Commandable Award. 2011 – Gulbarga Academy of Art and Culture best Portret Award National level art completion 2012 – Prestigious Universal 1st Award Chitra kala parishad Konaseema Amalapuram 2012 – The Hyderabad Art Society All India Art Competition Awarded Highly Commendable.
DEMONSTRATION: Portrait Demonstration at Karnataka State Open University, Mysore. 2012 – Portrait Demonstration at Konaseema Chitra kala parishad.
COLLECTION: Taj Krishna (Five Star Hotel), Hyderabad. Taj Residence, (Five Star Hotel), Hyderabad Amrutha Castle, (Three Star Hotel.) Hyderabad. Kamat Lingapur, (Three Star Hotel) Hyderabad. Durgabai Deshmukh, Hyderabad. L.V. Prasad, Hyderabad. Sanghi Industries Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad. Surana Group of industries Pvt Ltd., India, Hyderabad. Thirumala Group of Companies, Hyderabad. Tanla Telecommunication. Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad. Granelus India Limited, Hyderabad. Rezied India Private Limited, Hyderabad. Nuziveedu Seeds Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad. Film Director E.V.V. Satyanarayana, Hyderabad. Film Actor Mohan Babu, Hyderabad. Sri P.C. Rao Jermony Highcourt Judge, Hyderabad. Sri Chelameshwar Rao High Court Judge, Hyderabad. Deccan Chronical, Secunderabad. In India and Abroad
Born in West Bengal, India in 1979, earned his B.V.A. (Bachelor of Visual Arts) degree from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 2003.
Indian Art Collectors, November 2010 (Online) Indian Art Collectors, May 2009 (Online) Indiaart Gallery (Sponsored), Pune, India, 2007. Birla Academy of Art & Culture (Duet) (Sponsored), Kolkata, 2006. Chitrakoot Art Gallery (Sponsored), Kolkata, 2004. Archer Art Gallery (sponsored), Ahmedabad, 2003. Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2002. Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 2002. Fortune Landmark Hotel, (Welcome Group), Ahmedabad, 2001.
“Celebrating The Sprit Of India”- Convention Foyer, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, October 2010.(Organiged by Indian Art Nouveau Gallery, Gurgaon)
“Celebrating The Sprit Of Love”- Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, October 2010.(Organiged by Indian Art Nouveau Gallery, Gurgaon)
“Kolkata Art Fair” Organiged by Kolkata Art House at- “A Rainbow Of Colours”- Epicentre, Organiged by Indian Art Experience Gallery, Gurgaon, July 2010.
“An Extravaganza Of Colours”- Art Lounge, The Claridges , Faridabad Organized by Indian Art Experience Gallery & The Claridges, New Delhi April 2010.
“Colours Of India”- The Art Experience Gallery, Gurgaon, January 2010. “Life Is Not Black & White’- Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (Organized by Indian Art Experience Gallery), New Delhi, October, 2009.
“Life Is Not Black & White’- Epicentre, Organiged by Indian Art Experience Gallery, Gurgaon, October 2009.
“Mystic Expressions " - Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (Organized by Mystiq Art Gallery), New Delhi, October, 2008.
"Odyssey"- A Group Show Of Contemporary Art, At Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Organiged by Art Panache, New Delhi, July, 2008.
"Odyssey"- A Group Show Of Contemporary Art, At Epicentre, Organiged by Art Panache, Gurgaon, 2008.
"Mystic Abstracts & Figuratives"- Mystic Art Gallery, New Delhi, July, 2008. "Mystic Abstracts & Figuratives"- Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre (Organized by Mystiq Art Gallery), New Delhi, June, 2008.
"The IndianArtCollectors 3rd Anniversary Exhibition"- An Online Group Exhibition on May 2008. Indiaart Gallery, Pune, India, 2008 "Ruralscapes"- Mystiq Art Gallery, New Delhi, March, 2008. "Symphony Of Colours"- Epicentre, Organiged by Art Panache & ABN-AMRO, Gurgaon, 2008.
Participation in Exhibitions
Tamam Ismail Marzuki Gallery, Organized by Indian Artist Network, Mumbai, at Jakarta, Indonesia, 2007.
Nokia Asia Pacific International Art Exhibition at AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi, 2001. Nokia Asia Pacific International Art Exhibition At Shilpocorn University ’s Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002.
“Art Expo 2008”, Marvel Art Gallery, World Trade Centre, Mumbai, 2008. Trinale International Art Exhibition, Marvel Art Gallery, Organised by Lalitkala Academy, New Delhi, 2004.
Gallery88, Kolkata, 2004. Lalit Kala Academy (Organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata), 2004, New Delhi.
Lalit Kala Academy (Organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata), 2003, New Delhi.
All India Fine Arts & Craft Society (AIFACS), Kolkata, 2002. Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2002-06. Camlin Arts Awards Exhibition, Kolkata, 2002. Govt. College of Art Craft , Kolkata, 1998- 03. Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata, 1999, 01, 02. Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1999, 02. West Bengal State Academy , Kolkata, 1999.
Awards: Nokia Asia Pacific International Arts Award (National), New Delhi, 2001. Camlin Art Foundation Award, Kolkata, 2002. College Award ( Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata), 2002. UN 50 (United Nation) Award, 1995. NDC Awards (National Drawing Competition), New Delhi, 1996-97.
Scholarship From Indian Oil Corporation, New Delhi, 1996-97. Scholarship From Nokia, New Delhi, 2001.
International Art & Craft Workshop (By Nokia) At Suantheip Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002. At Archer Art Gallery , Ahmedabad, India, 2003.
Collection of paintings
Private Collections of various Art Collectors, Artists, Art Galleries, Corporate in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Surat, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Haryana, Pune, Mysore in India and United State of America , United Kingdom , United Arab Emirates, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria, Mozambique and many other countries.
Received B.V.A. degree from the Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. Received the Best College Award 2005-06. Received Ravi Jain Memorial Scholarship in 2003.
2012 - "Reality Stretched" at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 - Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi 2009 - Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi 2008 - Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata
2014 Group Show "NOW", at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata Group Show at Open Palm Court, Habitat Center, New Delhi presented by Nirvana
Group Show at Dubai, presented by Nirvana
2013 Group Show at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, presented by Nirvana
Group Show at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai, presented by Vandervin Art and Nirvana
2012 Group Show at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, presented by Nirvana
All India Birla Academy Annual Exhibition, Kolkata
2011 Group Show presented by RAD at Ashutosh Gallery, Kolkata Annual Show of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata Group Show at Chitramayee State Art Gallary, Hyderabad Group Exhibition presented by State Academy at ICCR Gallary, Kolkata Group Show presented by "Perspective" at G.C Laha Gallery, Kolkata Group Show presented by Bodhi Tree at Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata
2010 Group Exhibition presented by "Perspective" Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore Group Exhibition presented by Art Desire at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi Group Exhibition presented by Paintbrush & Chisel Gallery, Delhi Time & space and Nirvana’s Bangle Art Fair, Bangalore Group Show at Birla Academy, Kolkata Group Exhibition presented by Nirvana Art Gallery in Dubai
2009 Group Show presented by Barland Art Gallery, London Group Show presented by Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai Group Exhibition presented by Nirvana Art Gallery at India Habitat Center (Palm Court Open Gallery), New Delhi Group Exhibition presented by Bel-Etage and Nirvana Art Gallery at Prinsengracht, Amsterdam Holland.
2008 Young Masters Show presented by Art Chamber, Goa Group Show at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore Group Exhibition presented by "Perspective" at Academy of Fine Arts, kolkata MONSOON HUE at Birla Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata Group Exhibition presented by "Horizon" at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata Group Exhibition presented by "First Step, Kala Gram" India Habitat Centre (The Experimental Art Gallery), New Delhi Group Exhibition presented by Nirvana Art Gallery, New Delhi Group Exhibition presented by "Perspective" at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2007 Group Exhibition presented by Mr. Rajul Gupta at Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata All India Birla Academy Annual Exhibition, Kolkata Group Exhibition presented by "Yapan Chitra", Mumbai Group Exhibition presented by "Horizon" at Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata Group Exhibition presented by "Eye Within" at Taj Bengal, Kolkata Group Exhibition presented by "Memory Line, Bani Art Gallery" at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata Group Exhibition presented by "Horizon, Bani Art Gallery" at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata Group Exhibition of paper collages & paintings presented by Vandana Jalan at India Habitat center,New Delhi Group Exhibition presented by Mr. Rajul Gupta at Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006 Two-Man Show Presented by Mr. Ankur Ghutghutia at Hotel Taj, New Delhi Group Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. Group Exhibition at Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata Annual Exhibition organized by Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta
2005 Group Exhibition presented by Mr. Rajul Gupta at India Habitat Center (Palm Court Open Gallery), New Delhi Group Exhibition at Indraprastha Art Gallery, New Delhi Group Exhibition at Birla Academy, Kolkata Annual Exhibition organized by Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta 2004 Group Show organized by All India Fine Art & Craft Society, Kolkata Bishwa Bangla Sammelan, Kolkata Annual Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata All India Camlin Art Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata Annual Exhibition organized by Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta
2003 Annual Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata All India Camlin Art Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata Annual Exhibition organized by Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta
2002 Annual Exhibition organized by Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta
SOLO SHOWS 2004 Painting Exhibition at Chennai by Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore 2003 Organized by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore at Gallery 88, Kolkata 2003 Painting Exhibition at Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore 2002 Nagpur 2001 Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore 1999, 2000, 2001 The Gallery, Mumbai 1996 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 1995 Graphics, Renaissance Gallery, 1995 Gallery Maya, Hong Kong 1995 Mall Gallery, London 1995 Graphics, Switzerland 1994 Lee Arthur Gallery, New York 1994 Gallery Aurobindo, New Delhi 1993 Kufa Art Gallery, London 1992 Spencer's Bangalore 1991 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1990 Indian Cultural Month, Singapore 1989-1992 The Gallery, Chennai 1985 Graphics, Chitrakala Parishanth, Bangalore 1982 Regional Centre, Chennai 1981-1984 Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore 1981-1982 Kritika Art Gallery 1979 Bangalore University
GROUP SHOWS 2010 'Roots in the Contemporary', presented by Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai 2009 'Roopa Bheda', Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2009 'The Root of Everything', Gallery Mementos, Bangalore 2005 Organized by Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore at London 2003 Art on Paper Fair,Organized by Gallery Sumukha at London 1999 Spastics Society, Karnataka 1999 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1999 Karnataka Sculpture Academy 1999 British Airways Art Gallery, Mumbai 1999 Tata Steel, Jamshedpur 1999 Art Konsult, New Delhi 1999 Ashraya, Dubai 1999 Images Art Gallery 1998 World Kannada Conference at Manchester, Government of Karnataka 1998 Chitra Yatra K.L. Academy 1998 Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Organized by Apparao Galleries, Chennai at New York, London, New Delhi 1998 'Human Form & Art', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1998 Time & Space, Bangalore 1997 Art for Ashraya 1997 'Human Form & Art', Images Art Gallery 1997 Hyatt Regency, New Delhi 1996 Hotel Oberoi 1995 Karnataka Sculpture Academy, Gallery Maya, Hong Kong 1995 Renaissance Gallery, Windsor Manor, Bangalore 1995 Windsor Manor, Bangalore 1993 Traditional Paintings,Kannada University, Hampi 1992 Grindlay's Gallery, Chennai 1990,92,94,96,97,98 The Gallery, Chennai 1990 Annual Exhibition, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal 1989-1990 Bharat Bhawan International, Biennale of Prints 1987 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy & Bombay Kannada Sangha 1986 Saarc Exhibition, Chitrakala Parishanth, Bangalore 1986-1989 Sista's Art Gallery 1986, 1987, 1995 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1984 Karnataka Kala Yatra 1983 Group Show at Goa 1980 Southern Art Trend Exhibition 1979, 1983, 1985, 1996 Samyojitha Group 1979 Karnataka Painters
PARTICIPATIONS 2008 'Centu- Rays', Siddaganga Institute of Technology, TumKur, Karnataka 2003 Presented by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore at Singapore Art Fair, Singapore 1996 National Kala Mela 1980,81,83,86,89 Karanataka Kalamela 1981 All India Graphic Exhibition organized by Samyojitha 1980-85, 1987, 1988 National Exhibition 1985, 1995 All India Exhibition, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore 1979-98 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy
HONORS AND AWARDS 1981,83,95 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy
QUALIFICATION 2000 Mural Painting & Jaipur Fresco, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan 1988-90 MFA, Painting, Central University of Hyderabad 1982-87 DFA, Painting, J.N.T.University, Hyderabad
ONE MAN SHOWS 2008 Jahangir Art Galler, Mumbai 2006 Gallery Space Hyderabad 2003 Appa Rao Art Gallery, Chennai 2002 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 Appa Rao Galleries, Chennai 1998 Appa Rao Galleries, Mumbai 1998 Appa Rao Galleries, Chennai
TWO MAN SHOWS 1999 The Guild, Mumbai 1999 Gallery Espace, NewDelhi 1995 Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad 1995 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
GROUP SHOWS 2003 India Culture Centre, Houston, TX, USA 2001 ABN Amro Bank, Hyderabad 1997 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1996 Appa Rao Galleries, Chennai 1997 Gallery Golden Threshold, Hyderabad 1995 Holiday-Inn Krishna, Hyderabad in aid of Devnar Foundation for the blind 1994 Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore 1993 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai 1992 “Expressions on Earthen Pots” at Rajeswara Rao Art Gallery, Hyderabad 1991 Gallery Espace, New Delhi 1991 Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad 1987 JNT Univeristy, Hyderabad 1985 JNT University, Hyderabad
INVITED GROUP SHOWS 2009 A group show of Hyderabad Artists organized by Appa Rao Art Gallery in Chennai 2009 Also in Hyderabad, a Group Show from Hyderabad Artist presents Students Nepean, Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Organised Group Show by Birla Art Academy, Kolkatta 2008 Organised Group Shop from Hyderabad Artist by Zamath Art Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Colours of Hyderabad – II organized Group show at Samanvai Art Gallery, Jaipur 2008 Hyderabad Blues organized by Ray Art Gallery, Pune 2008 Treasures of the South organized by Cymroze Art Gallery, Mumbai and Ayya Art Gallery, Chennia, at Cymroze Art Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Kaleido Scope – Organised by Ayya Art Gallery, Chennai at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai 2008 Colours of Hyderabad – Group show from Hyderabad Artists at Kanvas Art Gallery, Koklatta 2007 Dakshinayanam – 32 Artists from A.P. organized group show by Navya Art Gallery, New Delhi 2007 Sands of Colour – A chronicle of contemporary Andhra Art curated by Avani Rao at Art ‘n’ Soul, Art Gallery, New Delhi 2006 Deccan Command Arts from Hyderabad organized by Shrustri Art Gallery at Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi 2005 Harmony Show, Mumbai 2004 Affordable Art show by Apparao Galleries at London 2003 ‘Lotus’show- by Apparao Galleries at Shridharani Galleries New Delhi 2003 International Fair at Singapore 2001 Daira-Society for Contemporary Fine Arts & Culture, Hyderabad 1999 A new generation of Artists, CCMB, Hyderabad 1999 Harmony Show, Mumbai 1998 “Gouache” organized by Gallery Art Motif at Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi 1998 “Home Shows” organized by Appa Rao Galleries, Singapore 1998 “Emerging Trends” organized by Appa Rao Galleries, New York 1998 “South Indian Artists” organized by Appa Rao Galleries, New Delhi 1998 “Ode of Independence” Post Card Show organized by Appa Rao Galleries, New Delhi 1998 “Art in Objects” Holiday Inn-Krishna, Hyderabad 1997 “Human Form and Art” organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi at Chennai 1997 “Within the Frame” Miniature format show organized by Appa Rao Galleries, Chennai in London, New York and Delhi 1997 ICCR Art Gallery, Organised by Minaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad 1997 “Directions” organized by Appa Rao Galleries, Channai at “The Air Gallery” London 1997 “The Indian Beat” organized by Appa Rao Galleries at Shridharani Art Gallery in Delhi 1997 “50 years of Art in Independent India” sponsored by AIFACS New Delhi at Hyderabad Art Society 1996 II World Telugu Federation, Second Conference, Hyderabad 1993 50 years of Hyderabad Art at Alliance Franchise, Hyderabad 1992 Society of Promotion of Art, Hyderabad
WORKSHOPS & ART CAMPS 2008 Colours of Hyderabad, organized by Art Camp at Goa 2007 Kalakrithi Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2007 Samanvai Art Gallery, Jaipur – organized Art camp at Goa “Krishna Ganga” organiesed by – Reflections of other day, Kalkotta at Vijayawada 2005 Kalakrithi Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2004 Artists Camp-II at SBI, Hyderabad 2003 Science and Art at CCMB, Hyderabad 2003 Artists Camp-I at SBI, Hyderabad 2001 Organised by Dr.Reddy Labs, Hyderabad 2000 Organised by Cultural Affairs & Hyderabad Art Society, Shilparamam, Hyderabad 1996 AP Artists Camp organized by AP Cultural Affairs & South Central Zone at Arku Valley 1994 III All India Artists Camp organized by Sanghi Industries, Hyderabad 1993 II All India Artists Camp organized by Sanghi Industries Hyderabad 1993 Graphic Workshop conducted by “SAMATA” (Women and Child Welfare) at Central University of Hyderabad 1992 Graphic workshop conducted by Alliance Franchise & J.N.T.University at College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad 1990 Painting workshop, CCMB, Hyderabad with senior contemporary Indian Painters 1987 All India Art Students Camp (Graphics) Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
AWARDS 2002 Gold Medal, Hyderabad Art Society 2000-02 Junior Fellowship, MHRD, Govt of India 1997 One year Scholarship Award, 50 years of Art in Independent India by AIFACS, New Delhi 1988 Best Award, AP Lalitha Kala Academy, Siddipet 1988-90 National Scholarship, HRD, Govt. of India studied under Prof.K.Laxma Goud 1988 All India Art Exhibition Award, Hyderabad Art Society 1987 A.P.Lalitha Kala Academy, Siddipet 1987 University Gold Medal, JNTU, Hyderabad for Diploma in Painting
HONOURS 2005 Ugadhi Puraskaram by Swarnamukhi Arts Akademi, Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar 2003 Visistha Puraskaram by Vaishnavi Arts, Hyderabad
COLLECTIONS Chester E.Herwitz, USA Reliance Group, Mumbai D.V.Charitable Trust, Mumbai V.S.T.Industries, Hyderabad Sanghi Industries, Hyderabad L.V.Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad State Bank of India, Hyderabad Many private collections in India and abroad.
2013 – “Rural Excerpts” Alankritha art gallery, madhapur,Hyderabad. 2011 – “Rustic Reflections” Alankritha art gallery, madhapur,Hyderabad.
2013- State Art Gallery of Fine Art,madhapur, Hyderabad. 2013 – India Art Festival and Contemporary Art fair, Mumbai,India. 2012 - Gallery Space Hyderabad. 2012 -Sublime Galleria, UB City – Bangalore, India. 2012 - Gallerie Romain Rolland,Alliance Francase, Neew Delhi. Art Inc and Blue Art Gallery Presents, ”The Mute Shall Talk” 2012 - Gallery Space Hyderabad. 2012 - AKS art gallery,Mumbai (Rejoicing in Artists) 2012 - Prince of wales museum,Mumbai India 2012 - Renaissance art Gallery Bangalore 2011-Renaissance art Gallery Bangalore 2011 - Genesis art Gallery Kolkata,(Transformation) 2011 - Shrishti art Gallery Hyderabad,(The Emerging Palette) 2011 - India Fine art, Gallery ( Hi -Times) Mumbai INDIA 2010 - State Art Gallery of Fine Art,madhapur, Hyderabad. 1997 - J.N.T.U. Art Gallery, Masab TankHyderabad. A P. and other relevant Galleries.
Honors and Awards 2011- Gold Medal of Hyderabad Art Society, HYD, A P, INDIA 2011 - Chitramayee, State Art Gallery of Fine Arts,¬Hyderabad,AP 2010 - Potti Sriramulu Telugu university Hyderabad. 2010- Kalala Telangana, Conducted By Kakatiya NRI’sForum. 2010- Chitramayee, State Art Gallery of Fine Arts,¬Hyderabad,AP 2010-The Hyderabad Art Society, HYD, A P, INDIA
2013–“Telugubata” conducted by Cultural dept.,Govt. of A.P. 2010 - Songs Of Earth, Sankarpally R.R. Dst. 2010 - State Bank Of Hyd, (Modern Innovative Dependable) 2010 - Potti Sriramulu Telugu university Hyderabad. 2010 - Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad, AP, (Ministery of Culture, Govt. of India)And British Council. 2009 -TATA Idea Talk For India,in Hyderabad. 2009 - Marratte Hotel Hyderabad.( Integrity and Unity)
Participated 2010, 2011 - Camlin Art Foundation 2009, 2010 - Hyderabad Art Society, HYD,Andra Pradesh. 2009, 2010 - State Art Gallery of Fine Art,madhapur, Hyderabad. 2000 -Telugu University Hyderabad,AP. 1998 -Hyderabad Art Society, HYD,Andra Pradesh
QUALIFICATION : Art Master Diploma, Diploma in Fine Art FINE ART COLLEGE, RATTIHALLI
*1995 to1999, water collar landscape comp at HAMPI, *1995-200feet canvas painting about "KOMUSOUHARDA" at glass house Hubli-1995 *1996-state level painting exibihition about "AIDS"conducted by university college of fine art at Davanagere * 2004&2009-Mysore Dasara painting exibihition - * 2004 to 2010-CHITRASANTE cundutted by CKP Bangalore- * 2006-Sree Kalika painting award & exibihition at Sirasangi , * 2006-painting exibihition computation of "Gadinadu vutsava" at Belagavi, * 2006-Vishwa Karma Samaj Seva Sansthe, Shirsangi- * 2008-Portrait demonstration in art teacher painting comp at HAVERI. * 2010-Alvas varna jagruti sibira at MUDABIDARI. * 2010-CHITRASANTE cundutted by GANGUBAYI HANAGAL TRUST at HUBLI. * 2010-CHITRASANTE cundutted by Vishwamanava Vuva vidharti Vedike at MYSORE SOLO SOWS: * 2002 - Govt art gallery at DHARWD- * 2003 - Manibhai lodaya sabha bhavan at HAVERI * 2004 - Kannada sahitya sammelana,GUTTALA * 2006 - Vishwa kannada sahitya sammelana at SHIVAMOGGA * 2011 - Ratnakara art gallery KOLHAPUR.Sponsored by Karnataka lalitakala akademy Bangalore.
* 1995 - 1998.Annual art exibihition fine art college at Rattihalli, * 2004 - Manibayi lodaya sabhabhavana at HAVERI. * 2007 - Academy of fine art KOLKATA, * 2008 - State gallery of fine art HYDERABAD. * 2010 - gallery Space HYDERABAD. * 2010 - Karnataka chitrakala parishat BANGALORE * 2011 - gallery Space HYDERABAD.
* 2010 - Exhibit my paintings 7th World Kannada Cultural Convention-2010 SINGAPORE AWARDS : * 1997 - Good student * 2005 - Vishwa Karma Samaj Seva Sansthe, Shirsangi * 2006 - Dhrusthi kalavedike BAGALAKOT * 2009 - Mysore Dasara merit certificate award. * 2011 - District Republic day award.
Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class in painting (Indian Style) from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, 2006.
• 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, G.C.A.C. Annual Exhibition • 2003, 2004, 2005, Indian Society of Oriental Art • 2004, 2006, Rajya Charukala Parsad,Annual • 2003, 2004, 2006, Rajya Charukala Parsad,Utsab • 2005, Academy of Fine Arts (70th All India Annual) • 2005, State Academy Annual (in collaboration with Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi) • 2006, Golpark R.K.Mission • 2006, Golden Brush • 2009, Academy of Fine Arts (74th All India Annual)
• 2006, Academy of Fine Arts • 2009, Birla Academy of Art & Culture
• 2005, Howrah Station Centenary Celebration • 2006, Kolkata “Phulmela”
Award & Certificate
• 2005-06, Certificate of Merit
• Iskcon, Ujjain, M.P. • Sally Shew, Singapore • S.Purkayastha, Kolkata • S. Agarwal, Kolkata • Arun Poddar, Kolkata • B.B.Poddar Memorial Hospital, Kolkata • RPG Group • Thapar Group • Collections in India and abroad
Solo Exhibitions: The Magic of Mythology, Travancore Palace, Nitanjali Art Gallery, New Delhi (2008);Green Summer, Nitanjali Art Gallery, New Delhi (2004); Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2002, 2003); Nehru Centre, Mumbai (2001); Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi (2000); Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (1999); M.E.C. Art Gallery,New Delhi (1997-98); and Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata (1995). Group Exhibitions include: 19@Nitanjali, Epicentre Gurgaon, Nitanjali Art Gallery (2008);Siksha Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi (2007); A Tribute to Lalit Suri, NGO Savera, New Delhi (2007); Uninterrupted Journeys, Nitanjali at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai (2007);Euphonic Palettes, Nitanjali at Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE (2006); Euphonic Palettes, Nitanjali at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai (2006);Euphonic Palettes, Niitanjali at Alliance Francaise, New Delhi (2006); Indo-Pakistan Contemporary Art, Nitanjali with Ejaz Gallery, Lahore (2006); Indo Korean FriendshipShow, AIFACS, New Delhi (2005); Indian Art Unbound-II, Nitanjali at Grand Hyatt Dubai (2005); Indian art Unbound Revisited, Nitanjali at Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi (2005);Indian Art Unbound I, Nitanajli Art Gallery, London (2004); Vintage Art, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2002); Karma Art Gallery, New Delhi (2002); Art Positive,India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2002); Delhi Art Club, Nehru Place, New Delhi (2002);Deva Art Gallery, New Delhi (2002); M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi (2001, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992); Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2001); AIfACS Annual Exhibition, New Delhi (2000, 1999, 1992); and the Midsummer show, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata (1988, 1986, 1985). Collections include the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi; Singapore High Commission, New Delhi; Nitanjali Art Gallery, New Delhi; and in the United Kingdom, the United States, the U.A.E., and Singapore.
Diploma in Visual Arts Modeling & Sculpture from INDIAN COLLEGE OF ARTS & DRAFTSMANSHIP, RABINDRA BHARATI UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA in 1991 with First Class Gold Medal. Art appreciation course from CHARUKALA PRICHAY SIKSHAKRAM, DEPTT. OF INFORMATION & CULTURE, GOVT. OF WEST BENGAL in 1999.
As drawing and sculpture teacher As a modeler & designer in a house of Ceramic Products As commercial designer in a house of decoration & metal printers At present as a Moulder in Indian Museum, Kolkata since 1992
1989 Diamond Harbour 1991 Open Air Exhibition, Chowranghee, Kolkata organized by Art Age 1992 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 1999 Information Centre, Siliguri Charukala Utsav, Kolkata 2000 SCULPTURE- 2000, Cultural Deptt. of Russian Federation Consulate General, Gorky Sadan, Kolkata Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai organized by Calcutta Sculptors
2002 MUSEO ART, Kolkata organized by Indian Museum Recreation Club Gaganendra Pradarshanshala, Kolkata Manthan & Cultural Deptt. of Russian Federation Consulate General, Kolkata Lalitkala Academy, New Delhi organized by Manthan 1994 - 2008 Exhibitions organized by Calcutta Sculptors in Kolkata and Mumbai as a Founder Member Workshops
Ganatantrik Lekhak Shilpi Sangha Workshops in various districts of West Bengal Terracotta Workshop in Calcutta Book Fair, 2001 Metal Casting Workshop organized by Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture in collaboration with Calcutta Sculptors in 2002
Indian Society of Oriental Art
Many private art collectors of India and abroad have collected my sculptures.
About the Artist:- “My works centre mainly on women and nature. Women have long been associated with nature - metaphorically, as in 'mother Earth', these words inspire me, and my work generally goes with the combination of flowers, motifs, sun and butterflies as nature”
Education Qualifications:- BFA from J N T University, Hyderabad, 1996
Exhibitions:- 2012- “Narrations III” Group show at Artic Vision Art Gallery, Mumbai 2012- “Nature & Women” Solo show at Beyond Coffee Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2012- “Group Show” at Renaissance Art Gallerie, Bangalore 2011- “Talent Unlimited” Group show at Renaissance Art Gallerie, Bangalore 2011-“Group Show” at Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2011- “Art Mela” at State Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad 2010- “Akruti to Sanskruti” Group show at Mantra Art Gallery, Ahmedabad 2007- “My Neighbors” Solo show at State Gallery of Fine Art Gallery, Hyderabad 1996- “Graphic Works” Group show at JNTU CFA Gallery, Hyderabad
Camps:- 2011 – “Water colour and charcoal art camp” at State Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad 2011 – “Water colour workshop” at Icon Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2010 – “Friendly Artist Camp” at State Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad
Awards:- 2004 - Highly commendable certificate from AIFACS, Hyderabad
Studies : B.F.A from I.C.A.D 1st class (Rabindra Bharati University) Participations : 2002 : The Indian Society of Oriental Art Annual Exhibition. 2005 : Avantika ( A Group of Contemporary Artist) 4th regional Art Exhibition. 2006 : Academy of Fine Arts Stipend Award. 2006 : Information Centre Annual Art Exhibition. 2006 : Golden Brush ( The Eye With In). 2006 : The Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship Annual Art Ehibition. 2007 : Information Centre Annual Art Exhibition. 2007 : Gloden Brush (The Eye With In). 2007 : The Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship Annual Art Ehibition. 2007 : Art for a Cause ( The Park) supported by Gallery 52D. 2007 : Avantika 6th regional Art Exhibition. 2007 : Academy of Fine Arts Annual Art Exhibition. 2008 : The Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship Annual Art Exhibition. 2009 : A Group Exhibition Young Contemporary Artist Birla Academy of Art & Culture. 2013: Shree Art gallery Annual art Exhibition.
2005 : Certificate Award Avantika 2006 : Kali Benejee memorial stipend of Academy of Fine Arts 2007 : Certificate of merits The Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship 2007 : Honorable Mention Avantika
After a diploma in drawing and painting from the Government College of Art and Architecture, Hyderabad in 1963 he studied mural painting and printmaking at M.S. University, Baroda (1963-65).
From the beginning finding fascination in erotic subjects, by the late ' 60s he evolved a distinct style in his etchings which portrayed a pan-natural sexuality seen in terms of impulsive, aggressive passions rather than those of fertility. Basing on childhood memories or rural and tribal vivacity with its open, ribald Eros and its immersion in nature, he interpreted it through a sophisticated urban mode in which surreal, libidinal tones mingle with fantasy and poetry. Dramatically deposed and gesturing, his characters reveal an expressionist note whose harshness is tampered by the finely curlicued, linear details and dark palpable textures. This obsession has continued with Goud throughout the subsequent variations in attitude, technique and style. By the late'70s, when he resorted largely to the subtler medium of aquatint his figures softened and became more direct as well as more evocative in their somewhat subdued and psychologised look. The realist ingredient present in the highly and ornately contoured shapes brings in an element of actual appearance of villagers but is steered towards a gentle stylization, which imposes on figures a touch of rustic puppets. All the while Goud has been painting chiefly water colors with single village women and men often with goats, also rural scenes. They are a robust draughtsman's paintings, line based and colored, aesthetic vacillating between a relatively realistic but generalized rendering a supple, expressionist distortion. In 1975 Goud did harshly delicate pencil drawings of junk objects in close-ups, isolate yet bearing an imprint of people who use them. Those were eventually absorbed into the drawings of villagers whose bodies hardened by weather, labour and interaction began to resemble leather- pierced and stitched by metallic jewellery of screws and pins. In the mid 80s, colors entered these images which later for some time veered to playful Pickassoesque and Klee like geometrisations and permeating dislocations of contour to reach a fuller, fleshy plasticity when direct images in landscapes and interior alliterate with hybrid and mythic motifs of human, animal and joint eroticism, the silhouetting stroke being now smoother, simpler and pliant.
Before Laxman Aelay chose to become a professional artist, he was a signboard painter and then a much sought after and respected designer and illustrator of books. His work was highly thought of within Telegu literary circles, but soon the painter in him compelled Aelay to enroll in college for a degree in Fine Arts, even though he had already received a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Laxman Aelay was born in the Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh in 1964. He received his BA in Painting from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Fine Arts in Hyderabad, and took up full time freelance painting straight after that. Laxman's paintings are nostalgic, depicting the rural people he grew up amongst. His source of inspiration has been the live of these poverty stricken people from his village - Kadirenigudem. Recently, Aelay switched over from using white, black and shades of gray, which he preferred in his paintings, to using vivid colours to depict flowers, jewellery and traditional clothing. His earlier preference to paint on large sized canvases and papers has also been abandoned, and his latest works are much smaller and compact. Aelay has received international recognition as well as several awards and gold medals for his works. These include an award from the Hyderabad Art Society in 1995. This young and talented artist held his first solo show at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations Art Gallery in Hyderabad in1999. Laxman has participated in several important exhibitions of paintings including 'Contemporary Deccan - A New Generation of Artists,' held in Hyderabad in1999 and the 7th Group show at the Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2000. He has also represented the country in an international exposition organised by TAANA in Chicago, USA in 1995. Laxman Aelay is presently working as freelance artist, based in Hyderabad.
1964 : Born in Kadireni Gudem, Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh, India. 1996 : B.F.A., Painting, J.N.T.U., College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad.
ONE MAN SHOWS:-
1999 : Images of Kadirenigudem at I.C.C.R. Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2004 : Drawing Show "CHARISMATIC CONTOURS" Gallery Threshold, New Delhi.
2005 : "Song of the Village" at Apparao Gallaries, Chennai.
2006 : “moods and colours” at fida art gallery,Singapore.
2008 : The River underneath at India fine art mumbai
1987 : "BRONZE" Medal in the Painting Competition conducted by Ameture Artist Association, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh.
1993 : "GOLD MEDAL" for Painting Competition conducted by Konaseema Chithrakala Parishath, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh.
1995 : Award from Hyderabad Art Society Annual Painting Competition.
1998 : Street Show for Human Rights Commission.
1995 : "TANA" Art Chicago, U.S.A.
1999 : Contemporary Deccan : A New Generations of Artists at C.C.M.B., Hyderabad.
2000 : 7th Annual Grloup Show at Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2000 : Two Man Show at Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai......
2001 : Tradition to Modernity Fulda, Germany.
2001 : Regional Art Exhibition at Cochin conducted by Lalithakala Academy.
2001 : National Art Exhibition at Ahmedabad conducted by Lalithakala Academy.
2002 : International Group shows with Indian Danish Artists "CROSS CURRENTS" in Mumbai, & New Delhi, Hyderabad & Pondichery. 2003
2003 : International Group Shows in Denmark with Indian & Danish Artists.
Rundetaarn, Copenhagen Vejle Kunstforening Musikhuset, Esbjerg Pakhuset, Nykobing Sj Teko Center, Herming Lands by - Galleriet, Timring Thorasmindu, Laurentsvej Roskilde Kunstforening - Roskilde
2003 : Group Show of Hyderabad Artists at "India Art Gallery, Pune.
2003 : Group Show at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda.
2003 : Group Show at Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
2003 : National Art Exhibition conducted by Lalithakala Academy at Cochin
2004 : Group Show Sponsored by Art Piligrim at "Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2004 : 1st Anniversary Exhibition Gallery, Sara Arakkal, Bangalore
2004 : A Charity Show "Art for Vision" curated by Sushma K. Bahl at Ravindra Bhavan Gallaries, New Delhi.
2004 : Harvest 2004 Art & Poetry exhibition conducted by Arushi Art Gallery at Visual Art Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2004 : "Hyderabad with Love" an exhibition of Five Artists from Hyderabad presented by "Indian Fine Art" at Mumbai Art Gallery and L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
2004: Two Man Show "MOODS" Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi.
2004 : Group Exhibition "BLACK & WHITE, WHITE & BLACK" show at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2004 : A Charity Art Show for Passages Art & Soul Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 : "Art for Concern" auction conducted by CHRISTIE'S, Mumbai.
2005 : STILL WATERS RUN DEEP, January, 2005 Hocienda, Mumbai.
2005 Graphic Port Polio of 20 Artists show organised by Gallery Space, Hyderabad.
2005 : 2005 Harvest Show at Kalaghoda,Mumbai.
2005 : "In Short" at Hocienda Gallery, Mumbai.
2005 : "Divine Inspiration" show at Hocienda Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2005 : In the creative express presented by "PRAKRIT ARTS" Hongkong Visual Arts Centre, Hongkong.
2005 : "Art for Concern" Auction conducted by CHRISTIE'S, Mumbai.
2005 : Group Show at Gallery Space, Hyderabad.
2005 : "International Biennial of Contemporary Art" represented for India at Florence, Italy.
2005 : "Mapping the South at Lalithakala Academy, New Delhi organised by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai.
2006 : "Mapping the South" at Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath, Bangalore organised by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai.
2006 : "Mapping the South" at Regional Centre, Lalithakala Academy, Chennai organised by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai.
2006 : “India Ink” at stonescene Gallery, Newyork, Curated by Nemiraj Shetty.
2006 : “Reflections” Group show at Art Elements Gallery, New Delhi. Curated by Nemiraj Shetty.
2006 : “Deccan Command” at Sridharani Art Gallery, new Delhi Organised by “Shrishti Art Gallery”.
2006 : National Art Exhibition conducted by Lalithakala Academy at Bhopal.
2006 : “Tryst With Telangana” Group show at “ Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda”.
2007 : “Deccani Parlance” an exhibition of drawings by Andhra Artists at Kaleidoscope,Baroda.
2007 : “Paper-Love” India Fine Arts,Mumbai.
2007 : “Beyond Boundaries” at Mahua Art Gallery,Bangalore.
2007 : “Kaleidoscope” organized by Ayya Art Galleries at Kitab Mahal,Mumbai.
2007 : “A P Art of the Habitat” at Leela Lounge,New York.
2007 : “Art for Prabhat” a charity show,New Delhi.
2007 : “Art for freedom” organisd by Point of View Art Gallery at the Sheraton,Washington D C.
2007 : Group show organised by Nouveau at ITC Mariet,New Delhi.
2007 : Group show organised by Nouveau at Hyatt Regency,Kolkatta
2007 : Group show organized by Nouveau at Leela Kempensky,Bangalore.
2007 : Group show “High on Hyderabad” organizes by Jamaat art gallery,Mumbai.
2007 : Annual show at the “Sara Arrakkal art gallery”,Bangalore.
2007 : Group show “Emerging India” organized by Art Alive gallery & S.A.Fine Arts, London at The Henry Moore Gallery,Royal College of Art,London.
2007 : Inaugural group show “sounds of the brush”,at Gallery Hues,Bangalore.
2007: Inaugural group show “Figurative aesthetics” at Hyderabad Art Gallery,Hyderabad.
2007: Group show “Convergence” organized by the art piligrim Gurgaon ,Gurgaon.
2007: Group show “By the Waves” in MEC Gallery,New Delhi.
2007: Group show organized by Art Elements Gallery In association with BNP PARIBAS.
2007: Group show organized by The Galleria,New Delhi.
2008: Group show of Contemporary Art “Symphony of Colours” organized by Art Panache and ABN AMRO,Gurgaon.
2008: Group show “Colours of Hyderabad” at Canvas Art Gallery,Kolkota.
2008: Collection of 37 Indian Artists “Awakening the Spirit” at The Art, New Delhi.
2008 : Contemperary artist group show at Mystic strokes Pune
2008 : "Deccan Hues" at Suruchi Art Gallery, Noida.
2008 : "Rendezvous Hyderabad" at Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkatta.
2008 : "4 Ging Ahead" at Open Palm Court Gallery India Habitate Centre, Organized by Gallery Joie, New Delhi.
2008 : "Odyssey" a Group show at Epicentre, Gurgaon, India Habitat Centre, Open Palm Court, Organized by Art Panache, Gurgaon.
2008 : Colurs of Hyderabad - II at Samanva Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2008 : Across the Threshold at Mahua the Art Gallery, Bangalore.
2008 : "Windows" A Glimse into Contemporary Indian art at Prakrit arts and Ayya art Galleries, Chennai.
2008 : "Souls in surfaces" Epicentre organized by Dhoomimal's city gallery, New Delhi.
2008: Pro\Con A study in Contrast between process Art, and Conceptval organized by Ochre india USA, Hyderabad.
2008: PRAVAH' presents Art PILIGRIM, Curated by ARCHANA B. SAPRA, New Delhi.
2009 : "Entity" Group show at The Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat centre organized by M.E.C Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2009 : Peaple and Places at Art Piligrim, Gurgaon Invited by Suneet Chopra.
2009 : State level art exbition at Telugu University, Special Invitation.
2009 : On High Ground of Indian Art, Eastern and Southern Dimentions at Ganges Eternal Art, Bangalore and Samokal Art gallery, Kolkatta. Invited by Somadas.
2009 : "Also in Hyderabad" at Studio Napean, Mumbai
2009 : Expressions... of our times group show at Visual art gallery, India Habitat Centre, organized by Art Eterne, New Delhi.
2009 : "Rendezvous Hyderabad" group show presents Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkatta.
2009 : Peaple and Places' group show presents Art Piligrim, curated by Suneet Chopra Gurgaon.
2009 : "Deccan Hues" organised by Suruchi Art Gallery, Noida.
2009 : Expressions... of our times group show organized by Gallery Art Eterne at Visual art gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2009 : ROOP BHEDA' Sixth Anniversary show presents ALANKRITHA Art Gallery, Hyderabad,
2009 : "PERFECT SYNERGY" group show organized by Ganesha Art Gallery, Kolkatta.
2009: Living Expanse' group show presents Galeria DE Art curated by Sushma Bahl & Archana b,Sapra, New Delhi.
2009: FUSION presents Pink Ginger Art gallery 'G', Bangalore.
2009: SACRED & SECULAR organised by India fine art mumbai.
2009: GALERIA DE ART Presents LIVING ART EXPANSE by Nakul Sen & Christina Chingakham Group show, OPALACIO, New Delhi.
2009: For “PERFECT SYNERGY” Group Show Organized by the Oberio Grand Hotel, & Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata.
2009: G – Gallery Presents “BLAST INDIA” First Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition Group Show, HOUSTON, TEXAS, U.S.A.
2009: Today & tomorrow Masters, Art for Concern, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2002 : Hyderabad Artist Camp organised by Tourism Department, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Born Madras, Tamilnadu 1965 Diploma in Drawing & Painting, Govt.collage of Arts & Crafts, Madras 1988 Traveled in London, (British Council Visitor ship / Grant), France, Holland, Belgium, West Germany. 2006 China 2007 Malaysia & Singapore 2012 United states
Selected Exhibitions 2013 : All India Exhibition Organised by Ramakrishna Mission Institute of culture,Kolkata 2013 : Modern contemporary Indian Auction Spring 2013 Organised by Art Chutney.com in ITC Windsor,Bangalore. 2013 : Modern contemporary Indian Auction 2013 Organised by Art Bengaluru Contemporary art Festival,Bangalore. 2013 : Small format art exhibition at Cholamandal artists village, Chennai. 2012 : Group exhibition organized by art Chennai at cholamandal artists village, Injambakkam, Chennai. 2011 : Collected edition of Art trends book release & senior artists exhibition organized by Lalit kala academy at cholamandal artists village. 2010 : Osians the master pieces series, The Taj mahal palace, Mumbai. 2010 : The Madras Accent modern and contemporary Art exhibition from madras organized by Safion at Venkatappa art Gallery, Bangalore. 2010 : “Continuing Modernity” an group exhibition organized by vinnyasa premier art gallery, Chennai. 2010 : “The power of line” a drawing show of 74 indian artists curated by yusuf arakkal at gallerie sara arakkal Bangalore. 2009 : 43 years of Cholamandal Artists village organized a group exhibition at cholamandal centre for contemporary art, Chennai. 2009 : “O Hanuman” group show organized by FORUM Art Gallery Chennai. 2009 : The Madras Canvas at short” Group Exhibition organized by FORUM Art Gallery Chennai. 2008 :‘Indian Modern and Contemporary art’ an auction organized by Osian’s, Neville Tuli, Mumbai. 2008 ‘Treasures of the South’ Paintings and sculptures Exhibition organized by Cymroza & Ayya art gallery. 2008 :‘South wards’ Organized by Vinnyasa Premier Art gallery at Point of view art gallery, Mumbai. 2007 : ‘The Madras Canvas’ organized by Forum art gallery, Chennai. 2007 :‘Conglomeration’ organized by Prakrit arts, Kitabmahal, Mumbai. 2007 :‘Inaugural show organized by Ganges art gallery, Kolkatta. 2007 :An Art show for a cause organized by Vinnyasa Premier art gallery, Chennai. 2007 :‘Confluence 2007’ an auction organized by Art world, Chennai at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. 2006 :‘Art trace’ organized by Prakrit arts at gallery Sri Parvati, Chennai. 2006 :‘Trace’ organized by Prakrit arts at Lalit kala academy, New Delhi. 2006 :‘Modern Trajectories’ organized by Vinnyasa Premier art gallery, Chennai. 2005 :‘Expressions’: ‘The Art within’ organized by Drishti at Kasthuri Srinivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore. 2005 & 2006 :‘Mapping the south’ an exhibition of drawings, paintings & Sculptures, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai. Vinnyasa Premier art gallery, Chennai. 2005 :OSIAN’S master pieces & museum Quality series, Indian Contemporary Art, Taj Mahal palace & tower Mumbai. Neville Tuli. 2005 :Southern Axis. A selection of contemporary art of southern India,Mukthi, Chennai. 2004 :OSIAN’S Master pieces & museum Quality series, Indian Contemporary Art books, paintings & sculptures at Shridharani Gallery New Delhi Neville Tuli. 2003 :FN-FN figurative non-figurative narration at experimental theater (NCPA) Mumbai: Neville Tuli 2003 :Senior Artists of cholamandal exhibition at Lakshna Art Gallery Madras, Hyderabad, &Bangalore. 2003 :Osian’s Forty Masterpieces of 20th Century painting & drawing from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Srilanka. At Experimental Theater (NCPA) Mumbai: Neville Tuli 2003 :Osian’s A Historical the ABC of India. The Art Book & Cinema. Mumbai, New Delhi, London: Neville Tuli 2002 :3rd All India Exhibition at Vinayasa Art Gallery Chennai. 2001 :India: A Historical Lila Auction of Indian Modern Contemporary Paintings, Drawings and Graphic Art. Osian’s Mumbai. 2001 :Small Format Bronze Exhibition-At Cholamandal Gallery Chennai. 1999 :Art for Spastics. A charity Auction Of Contemporary Indian Paintings. Taj Coromandal, Chennai. 1999 :Southern Accent by A.S.Raman (TamilNadu Ovia NunKalai Kuzhu) 1999 :Small Format Exhibition at Cholamandal, Spencer’s, Madras, Pondicherry. 1998 : “Windows To The soul” A Charity Auction of Contemporary Indian Paintings. National Association for Blind, India (Bombay) 1996 :“Madras an emotion” An Exhibition at Values Gallery Madras. 1995 :28th Anniversary Celebrations of the Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Calcutta 1994 :Reflections, An exhibition of works by leading artists at the Easel Gallery, Madras. 1992 :Silver Jubilee exhibition of the Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta. 1980 :Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala. 1979 :Karnataka lalit Kala Akademi, Bangalore. 1979-82 :Exhibition of Painting & Sculptures of Contemporary India, Kala Yatra, Taj Coromandal, Madras-Taj Art Gallery, Bombay-Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi-British Prints décor Service, Calcutta. 1976-91 :Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras. 1976-96 :National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1976 :All India Art Exhibition arranged by Indian Pug wash Society, on the occasion of 25th International Conference on Science & World Affairs, Taj Coromandal, Madras. 1973-77 :Akademi of fine Arts, Calcutta. 1974 :India Art Since The early 40’s a search for identity (Cholamandal) 1976 :Small Format Exhibition at Cholamandal, Madras.
2013 Confluence-Indian Contemporary Arts,New York,US organized by Prakrit arts,Chennai 2012 Tamil Aesthetics(20 Indian Artists in paris 2012), Galerie Selective Art, Paris 2007 ‘Coast to coast organized by Art world at BNP Paribas, Singapore. 2007 show organized by Vinnyasa premier art gallery at Dubai. 2006 ‘Chennai excite’ organized by the noble sage art gallery, U.K. 2006 ‘Collectors ego Art by south Indian masters, organized by the gallery of gnani arts, Singapore. 2005 Exhibition of contemporary Indian art ‘KRI’(in the creative express) organized by Prakrit arts at Hong Kong visual arts centre, Hong Kong. 2004 ‘Modern Myth’ Changing images of Indian art organized by Kala fine art, Austin, Texas. 2003 Juhu’s Art Gallery, London. 2003 Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Singapore. 2002 Raffles Hotel Arcade, art folio space @ Raffles Singapore 2002 Gallery Lambaudi-Indian contemporary Art: curated by Justin Marx. USA 2002 Dell Jewish community center gallery “modern manifestations. Figurative paintings in Contemporary Indian”: Justin Marx. USA, kala fine art. 1996 Quay side gallery, Cambridge shire, England 1990 GATE Foundation, Amsterdam, Holland 1989 GATE foundation, Denhaugue Museum, Holland 1986 VI Triennale India, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 1985 Cholamandal Artists ‘exhibition at Morocco by Indian Council for cultural Relations. 1981 Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures of Contemporary India, Kala Yatra, at Wimsa Loke Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. 1982 The Asia, Pacific, Museum, Poland. 1982 Robin Hood International 27th Annual Art Exhibition, Sydney, Australia.
One Man Shows
2012 Sunnyvale, Cupertino, CA 95014,United states. 2012 Dakshina chitra , Muttukadu in part of art Chennai. 2008 Art World, Chennai. 2006 Art World, Chennai. 2004 Vinnyasa Premier art gallery, Chennai. 1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. 1995 Cholamandal Artists Village, Madras. 1993 Gallerie 88, Calcutta. 1992 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. 1991 The Chola Art Gallery, Chola Sheraton, Madras. 1988 The Grind lays Art Gallery, Madras. 1984 Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore. 1982 Regional Centre, Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras. 1978 Max Mueller Bhavan, Madras.
2012 Group show and auction organized by Art Bengaluru, Contemporary art festival. 2012 Group show organized by Prakrit art gallery, Chennai 1996 Three Decades of Cholamandal Exhibition, Madras. 1994 Three Decades of Cholamandal Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. 1985 Two Decades of Cholamandal Artist’s Village, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, Madras. 1983 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.(Two Artists). 1979 Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore. 1975 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. (Three Artists). 1974 Sisharani Art Gallery, New Delhi. 1965 Museum Gallery, Madras (Three Artists)
2012 All India camp organized by Artworld and Prashant tulsyan, Chennai. 2007 All India art camp organized by Prakrit art gallery, China. 1977 Attended Camps At Ezumalai, Kerala. 1982 Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Akademi, Kodaikanal 1982 Regional Centre, Madras 1984 South Zone Cultural Centre, Madras 1996 Max Mueller Bhavan, Cholamandal Artist’s Village, Chennai.
1973 Executed Murals for Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation, Guest House Mahabalipuram, Best & Company Madras. 2000 An Energy System (India) LTD. 2001 Sarvaraya Sugars P Ltd Godavari Dt A.P And also in Many private commission.
Distinctions 1987-88 Member of the Jury, Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras &1995 Member of the Jury, Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras 1986(onwards) President, Artist Handicraft Association, Cholamandal Artist’s Village, Chennai. 1984-88 General Council Member, Central Lalit Kala Akademi. New Delhi & Committee member, Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras 1988(onwards) Member, Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras
Awards 2008 Kalaichemmal award, Govt of Tamilnadu, Chennai.
1984-86 Senior Fellowship, Dept. of Culture, Govt of India, New Delhi 1981 Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras
COLLECTIONS National Gallery of Modern art, New Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, fertilizers & Chemicals, Travancore, Kerala. Best & Company, Madras. Air India, Bombay. India Tourism Development Corporation, Bangalore, Madras, Calcutta, Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay. The Asia & Pacific Museum, Poland. The Pugh wash society, London, government Museums of Tamil Nadu, Madras, and Karnataka Govt. Bangalore. Unicef, New Delhi, Colour Chem. Ltd, Bombay. Ashoke Leyland, Madras, Sandoz (India) Pvt.Ltd, Bombay. City Bank, Madras. Hindustan Motors, Bombay, Bank of America, Madras. MRF Ltd, Madras, “Sanskrit” Ahmedabad. Audco India Ltd, Madras. Times of India, Bombay. IGGI Resorts International Ltd. Madras XS Financial Service (P) Ltd Madras. H.R.H Princes WIJDAV ALI, the Harhinite Kingdom of Jordan. Cipla Ltd, Mumbai DSP Financial Consultants Ltd, Mumbai – 21,L&T Chennai, Dewe Rogers on Ltd, Mumbai, GEA Energy System (India) Ltd, Chennai. Sarvaraya Sugars P Ltd Godavari DT A.P, TCI, New Delhi, Executive ship management Pte ltd,Singapore.and also in many private & Public Collections in India & Abroad.
About the Artist: Self-taught artist M. Singh, born in 1979, brings the abstract world to life through his colourful brush strokes that creates a mood that oscillates between meditative and exuberant. He expresses himself through both abstract and figurative works. In his abstract work he feels ideas flow through colour on paper. Different colours used indicate different pictures of life. He uses various colours to explain all possible phases of life. Figurative paintings help him give shape to ideas and be inventive and expressive while religious paintings are the source of positive energies in his life. Painting is his meditation; his path to self discovery, He finds silence in the noise of colour and form, tranquility to him is creating a picture.
Education B. Com Self Artist
Exhibitions 2012 Chitra Kala Parishath, published by Ananth Arts, Bangalore 2012 Indiaartcolletors.com (Featured Artist) 2011 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2009- 2011, Concern India Art Foundation, Mumbai 2009 Indiaartcollectors.com (Artist of Month) 2008, 09, The Art Society of India, Mumbai 2009 Bombay Art Society, Mumbai. 2007, 08, 09, 2010 Gallery Art Point, Mumbai 2007 Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2007 Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
Participations 2010 Gallerytoday, USA 2009 Surabhi Nag Art foundation, Ishanya Mall, Pune 2007 Camlin Art Foundation, Mumbai
Collections Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Romania, America, USA, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore. and abroad.
G.D. Arts (Drawing and Painting) in Government of Maharashtra Higher Art Examination
• 2008 - Painting For Centre For Youth Development and Activities (CYDA), Pune. • 2007 - Art Society Of India, Mumbai. • 2007 - Camlin Art Foundation, Mumbai. • 2007- ‘Srujan’, Potrait Competition, Shardanagar, Baramati. • 2006 - ‘Srujan’, on the spot landscape competition, Shardanagar, Baramati. • 2006 -‘Kala-Ustav’ on the spot landscape competition by Kalapushpa Group, Sangli. • 2006 - State level Painting Competition by ‘Dalitmitra Abnave Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. • 2006 -State level Painting Competition by ‘Nav Krishna Valley College of Fine Art’ , Kupwad, Sangli. • 1995 -‘Pant Jambhalikar’ Memorial Trust Painting Competition by Sangli District Kala Adhyapak Sangh’ Sangli
Awards and Achievement
• 2008 - Award for sketching at Abhinbav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune - Annual Exhibition. • 2007 - "Constro-2007", Landscape Painting Competition - 1st Award • 2007 - B.J. Medical College - "Collage Competition" - 1st Award • 2006 - Gold Medal & Prize for Painting at State Level "Tehaj Art Foundation" Karad. • 2004 - Vasantdada Institute of Management, Sangli - "Cartoon Competition" - 2nd Award
• 2011 - Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Kala Dalan, Pune. • 2011 - Tilting Art Gallery, Pune. • 2010 - Yashwantrao Chavan Kala Dalan, Pune. • 2009 - J’ Studio Art Gallery, Pune. • 2008 - Nehru Center Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai. • 2008 - ‘Sahitya Sammelan’-2008, Sangli • 2008 - P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, Mumbai • 2007 - Reliance Energy Hall, Dahanu, Mumbai. • 2007 - State Art Gallery, Hyderabad. • 2007 - Art 2 Day Art Gallery, Pune. • 2005 - N.K.V.C’ Open Art Gallery, Sangli. • 2006, 2007, 2008 Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya Annual Exhibition
• 2008 - J’ Studio Art Gallery, Pune
• 2008 - Nehru Center Landscape Workshop Tour, Kutch, Gujrat. • 2008 - Landscape Workshop , Nasik. • 2007 - ‘Nisarg Chitran’ Workshop, Devrukh College of Art & Design, Devrukh, Ratnagiri. • 2007 - ‘Roop-Rahuti’ workshop of Painting, Dahanu, by ‘Yazad Education Trust’, Dahanu, Mumbai. • 2007 - ‘Srujan’ workshop for painting, Sangli by ‘Att Deep Bhav’ Shikshan Sanstha, Tuljapur. • 2007 - ‘Potrait Workshop’ Islampur, Sangli by ‘Kalapushpa Group’, Sangli. • 2006 - ‘Roop Adhyay’ workshop for painting, Sangli by ‘Att Deep Bhav’ Shikshan Sanstha, Tuljapur.
Qualification: B.V.A. from Govt. College of Art & Craft
2000 Rashtriya Charu Kala Uttasav & Rabindra Bhavan 2002 Academy of Fine Arts & Birla Academy Art &Culture 2003 Jehangir Art Gallery 2004 Birla Academy Art & Culture 2005 Jehangir Art Gallery ,Birla Academy Art & Culture & Genesis Art Gallery 2006 Master Collection Art Gallery
Awards: Govt.College of Art & Craft Calcutta in Design Weaving Design
EDUCATION Graduate in Sanskrit Post graduate in fine arts MFA Diploma in Fashion Designing
AREA OF SPECIALISATION Madhubani paintings with an experimental dimension Craft design and micro-enterprise development Product design
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS All India National Exhibition –two consecutive years Swami Vivekanand Yuva Puraskar Sidheswari Devi Puraskar V P Sinha Foundation Award R N Pandey Smriti Puraskar Lalit Kala Akademi sponsored –Solo Exhibition Patna Book Fair Exhibition-seven consecutive years Other Exhibitions all over India
IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS Designed a Range of garments and footwear for ‘Garvi- gurjari” Gujarat DDP in Punja dhurry of Lohardagga Jharkhand DDP in Art textiles of Jagatsinghpur Orissa DDP in Terracotta Jwellery, Dumka, Jharkhand Design and production of garments and accessories for Rohit Bal’s Lakme India fashion week collection 2003 in tradional and experimental madhubani style. Production of garments and accessories for the label ‘Balance’ owned by Rohit Bal Designed a range of hand painted shoes for Metro shoes Mumbai. Designed a range for Dresswallas Mumbai
CONTRIBUTIONS Indian Railways, Patna Junction –28 paintings on life of Buddha Airport authority of India, Patna airport lounge Life insurance corporation of India UNICEF Paintings, calendars, art works etc based on social action Indian oil-calenders Kalyanpur cement –calenders Allahabad bank- Cover Paintings Bihar ke kala evam Sanskriti-Book cover Paintings Indian army Danapur-Officers Lounge paintings Private collections in India and abroad Social Design Projects with UNICEF, Nalanda Open University, Institute for Entrepreneurship Development, Patna Mithila Gram Vikas parishad(NGO) Lord Buddha Educational foundation(NGO) Nami Orissa (NGO)
I am a contemporary painter by profession, working in the field of art and design for the past 18 years. I belong to Bihar and Bihar belongs to me. My roots are in Madhubani, a district of North Bihar, internationally known for the vivid and vibrant panorama of tradition, embedded in the folk paintings of the Mithila region.
My style I am best known for my experimentations with the Mithila art forms. I have evolved with a style of my own where the feelings, emotions, elements, intricacies and tradition of Madhubani paintings are merged with current subjects, modern medium and contemporary skill, in a diversified dimension. I have been enormously covered by the media for this specific reason.
My background My education and training in art, was an early childhood response to the blood that flows in my veins. Initially I practiced the traditional and colloquial techniques. As I matured, I started responding to social actions and contemporarisation. Besides, I graduated in Sanskrit and received professional training in fine arts. I was inspired, both by the intricate simplicity of the folk art which I inherited and the vibrancy of modern masters which I admired as my style ripened. Eventually I developed my style which has a balanced influence of both.
My medium and skill I prefer working with acrylic on stretched canvass and Paper. Every piece of my work has minute and intricate detailing which reflects the skill and multiple layering/patching on selective areas reflects the understanding of the pallete and mood.
My current involvement Currently, I am working on the subject ‘hijras’ (unachs) to explore and experiment with their feelings in my work. My present series of work is a result of my explorations since 2003, on this subject. Five such work(Aug-Oct 2006) has been enclosed here as Photographs.
My Collections My works of art are in collections and displays at various government and corporate organizations like Indian railways, Airport authority, Life insurance corporation of India, Unicef , Indian oil, kalyanpur cement , Allahabad bank, Indian army Danapur and some private collectors in India and abroad. I have some recognitions at State /National level to my credit. I had been continuously presenting my exhibitions at various places.
The other side of me Apart from this, my achievements in the field of design includes Design and production of garments and accessories for Rohit Bal’s Lakme India fashion week collection 2003 in traditional and experimental Madhubani style. I had introduced the traditional madhubani motifs in painting as well as hand embroidered forms. Later on the designs were used in Production of garments and accessories for the label ‘Balance’ owned by Rohit Bal for one seasonal collection.
I had been one of the nominated members of the State level AHVY recommendation committee in the state of Bihar. Also I have attended a couple of programs organized by O/o DC(H), from time to time. I have conducted Design Development workshops as a designer in Panja Dhurry Craft of Lohardagga(Jharkhand), Art textiles of Jagatsinghpur(Orissa) and Terracotta of Dumka(Jharkhand), under Development Commission of Handicrafts, Min of Textiles schemes.
One of the most rising impressionist artist, MITHU BISWAS is a journey of around 7 years of modern contemporary Art. She is working for an unusual idea, concept, texture and style in her painting. Born in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal in 1979, she was fond of art since early days. She did his graduation in Fine Art from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 2004. In 2009 she came in Maharastra, and permanently setup a studio in Mumbai.
Mithu is not as like renowned contemporary artist in Mumbai, still a fact now acknowledged by the market, many art curator of modern contemporary art now slowly collect her paintings.
Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 2004.
Annual Exhibition, Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
B.V.A (Fine arts painting 1st class) from Indera kala Sangeet University (M.P).
ADIM (multimedia) course from arena Multimedia,Kolkata.
Diploma from Indin Society of Oriental Art.
“Artist of the month”Dec.2008 Indian Art Collectors
College Annual 2000,2001,2002,2003 Indian Society of Oriental Art at Academy of Fine Arts 2001,2002,2003 Academy Annual 2002,2003,2004,2006 Kolkata information Centre 2001,2003,2004,2005 Group show at Metropolitan Art Saloon 2002,2003,2005,2006,2007 Group show at Academy Fine Arts 2004,2005,2006 Group show “Indian Art” Berlin 2004,2007 Group show Chemold Art Gallery 2003,2004,2005 Group show at Kristal Chopistic 2004,2006,2007,2008 “Kala Mala” Laitkala 2005,2006,2007 Group show Krishna art Gallery, Delhi 2004,2005 Group show VYAKT art Gallery , Delhi 2006 Group show Krishna art Gallery, Delhi 2004,2005 "Larger Perspective" Master Collection Art Gallery,Kolkata 2008 "Small is beutyfull" Master Collection Art Gallery,Kolkata 2009 Online solo show at "Indian Art Collectors"2008
Collection Kolkata, Delhi ,Mumbai,Bangalore, Chennai,U.S.A,Italy ,Berlin and abroad.
Qualification : B. V. A. in 2002 from ? The Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship`` Kolkata with Honours in Applied Art .
M .V. A . in 2006 from Rabindra Bharati University , Kolkata with 1st Class in Graphics ( Print Making )
Solo Exhibition : Academy of fine Arts , Kolkata , 2002 & 2008 Chemould Art Gallery , Kolkata , 2009
Group show : Lalit Kala academy , New Delhi , 2003 Birla Academy of Arts and Culture , Kolkata , 2005 Bangladesh Gallery , Kolkata , 2007
Participation : Indian Society of Oriental Art , Kolkata , 2002 Galeria La Mere ? PARAMA`` Kolkata , 2003 to 2006 West Bengal State Akademic of Dance , Drama Music & Visul Arts , 2007 71th Annual All India Fine Art Exhibition , Academy of fine Arts ,- kolkata , 2006 ?Confluence?-Artist of Bengal & Northeast India ,Shillong- 2008 ?NEW HORIZON?- Young creative painters of Bengal, CHEMOULD ART GALLERY - 2008
Certificate of merit : Academy of fine Arts , kolkata , 2006
Collection : Different Collection in India and Western Countries.
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As an artist I want to say something about myself- I do not paint directly from nature or a direct use of a model like most of the academic artists, but my drawing and my painting must explain my own words- I hope so. ?By making numerous oil paintings and with the help of powers of accurate observation, I am able to completely grasp the fundamental meaning of the subject.? Me - Monami Chowdhury who post graduated from the Rabindra Bharati University (M.V.A.), has consistently Exhibited in India since 2002 and won many prestigious awards. There are some pictures of flowers here I represent, I endow my drawing with depth, resolution and natural feel for colour. The dark and light shades playing with each other, creates the variation in the presence of the flowers. ?Flowers are lovely; love is flower like. Flower symbolizing feminism. A thing of beauty gives us joy forever.? I think my elegant paintings would satisfy all.
M.F.A in Painting 1996 -98 Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata ,( West Bengal ) Participation : Annual Art Exhibition 1993, 94, 95 Toolika Art Exhibition 1998, 2000–– All India Art Exhibition Lucknow 1998, 2001 Northern Region A Camlin Art Exhibition 98,-2002 All India Art Exhibition Amritsar 1999, 2001 All India Art Exhibition Pune 1999,2000, 2001 All India Art Exhibition klankan Prayas Dhanbad (J.H) 2002 All IndiaArtExhion Rajsthan99, 2001, 2002 All India Art Exhibition Karnataka 1999, 2002, 2003 All India Art exhibitions AVANTIKA, New Delhi, 1998, 2001 Annual Art Exhibition State Lalit Kala Academy Lucknow 2001 Ganga Mahotsava Kala Exhibition (U.P.) 2003 All India Art Exhibition Allahabad (up) 2001 Westren Region Camlin Art Exhibition in Mumbai 2003 Inter Rabindra Bharti University Organized by B.H.U Art Gallery 2000, 2001 4th Regional Art Exhibition Organized by ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi 96, 98, 2000 Akhil Bhartiya Kala Exhibition State Lalit Kala Akademy Lucknow (UP) 1998, 2000, 2001 Northern Region Camlion Art Exhibition Chandigarh 2006
Camp Godhan Partisthai Puran jhunsi Allahabad 1998, 2001 Godhan Organized by Sanskar Bhartiya 2000 Portrait Camp Organized by Sanskar Bhartiya 2003 Rag Our Rang Regional Centre Varanasi 2002 Akhil Bhartiya Kala Utsava Ghaziabad 2005, 2006 Miniature Painting Organised by Sanskar Bharti 2000 Group Show TECHNEX” Art Exhibition I.T B.H.U Varanasi 2001 State Art Exhibition Bhilai (C.G) 2005 2nd, 3rd Indian Contemporary Miniature Painting and sculpture 2007 Solo Show Allahabad, Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Bhubneswar, Orissa ABC Art Gallery Varanasi (UP), vasant vihar club, new Delhi 2009 Epicentre, Gurgaon 2009, Gallery Alternatives 2009 GalleryOne, Gurgaon 2008, Abstract art gallery, Bangalore 2009 Third eye art gallery bangalore2009, Veda art gallery bangalore2009 Art Laureate, Gurgaon 2009 Solo Shows Lalit Kala Academy Delhi 2005, Triveni Kala Sangam Delhi 2006 Art Laureate, Gurgaon 2007, 08, 09, Dhoomimal city gallery 2008 Abstract art Gallery Bangalore 08, Gurgaon 2008, Gallery Alternative 2008, 09
Scholarship Center for Culture Sources and Training, New Delhi 1999-2002
Collection State Lalit Kala Academy Lucknow 2001 Dhoomimal city Gallery, Gallery one, Art Laureate, Nayans Gallery, Gallery Alternative ,Veda Art Gallery , Third eye art Gallery Abstract art Gallery, Some Private Collection in India and Abroad
“I want to express these in my own creative visual imaginary. My style of paintings is based on experimental studies, in ancient stories, with different mediums, Acrylics, Water colors, Pen and Ink, Metallic inks, oil pastels etc become strong medium of the reflection of my vivid perception and understanding of managing human value to achieve an Individuality. “ I hope to be remembered for my ability to Illustrate my Convictions on Canvas. “
“ I Love working with my latest puppet maker series because these provide the line and stroke with color that I Love so much. I hope my painting brings Light and Beauty to whoever looks at them.”
B.F.A. (Topper) in painting from college of arts-Lucknow-2000.
M.F.A. ( Ist Div.) in Painting from college of arts Lucknow-2003.
Art Appreciation Course from State Museum Lucknow-1999.
“art show” at India Art Festival, Mumbai by Gallery Pioneer ,Hauz khas, N.Delhi , 2013
“INDO-KOREA” Art exhibition, at AIFACS org. by Face India, new Delhi-2013
Mask Exhibition org. by Siddhartha group at Padua- Italy 2013
Mask Exhibition org. by Siddhartha group at Lalit Kala Akademi - New Delhi-2011
Youth paintings exhibition by Sanskar Bharti at S.L.K. Academy, Lucknow 1998.
“Tirange Ke Rang” exhibition on 50th Anniversary, by S.L.K. Academy, Lucknow 1998
“Regional Paintings Exhibition” - Bareilly org. By S.L.K. Academy, Lucknow-1998.
65th All India Fine Art society , Amritsar (Punjab) 1999.
“Paintings Exhibition” on Teachers day, College of Arts Lucknow, 1999-2001.
“22” Annual Paintings Exhibiton, State Lalit kala Academy, Lucknow -2000.
All India Water Colours Exhibition Spon. By Artist Association Bareilly 2001.
Dhoomi mal Annual Painting Exhibition-New Delhi-2001.
“State Art Exhibition” Spon. By AIFACS, Org. By S.L.K. Academy-Luck now 2001.
Ist & IInd Indian Contemporary Miniature Paintings Exhibition org. by siddharth group at Garhi Art Studio-New Delhi-2001, 2003.
Regional Paintings Exhibition, Spon. By S.L.K. A. Lucknow, at pace Noida stadium U.P. 2002.
Regional Art Exhibition, spon by S.L.K. A. at Collage of Arts & Crafts, Lucknow 2002.
Regional selected painting exhibition at S.L.K. Academy, Lucknow -1998-2003.
Paintings Exhibition org. by Bank of Punjab, Amritsar -2005
Kala Mela -06 Delegacy , Allahabad, 2006
Inter State art Exhibition, GOA org. by S, Lalit kala Academy, Lucknow -2008
All India drawing exhibition org.by AIFACS, New Delhi-2010
“12 All India art Exhibition” org. by State Lalit kala Academy, Lucknow -2010
All India Fine Art Exhibition, Amritsar (Punjab) 2010
One man show on 50th anniversary on independents day Rampur (U.P.) 1997.
Solo show spon. By S.L.K. Academy- Lucknow, at Bareilly College, Bareilly -1998.
Solo Show for Kargil Soldiers, at G.P.O. Park Lucknow -1999.
Solo show of “Portrait & Sketching” at College of Arts Lucknow – 2000.
Solo show “Nayika” at Ramjeet Art Gallery Gurgaon – Haryana, 2003.
Solo show of paintings at “YUGVEENA”art gallery at Bareilly Cantonment Board, Bareilly (U.P.) 2004
Solo show of paintings at Lalit kala academy, Luck now (u.p.) 2007
Solo show of paintings at Gallery D’art, Gomti nagar, Lucknow(u.p.) 2007
Solo show of paintings at Greenmark Art Gallery vaishali (Ghaziabad) 2007
Solo show of paintings at P.S.K. Art Gallery, New delhi ,2007
Solo show of paintings at Krishna Art Gallery, Hauz khas, New Delhi ,2008
Solo show of paintings at Press Club Art Gallery ,New Delhi ,2009
Solo show of paintings at ICCR Art Gallery, New Delhi ,2010
Solo show of paintings at Art Bangalore org. by Art Chutney,Banglore , 2012
Solo show of paintings at Greenmark Art Gallery , Vaishali (Ghaziabad) 2012
Solo show of paintings at Foreign correspondence club, New Delhi, org. by Heal foundation, 2012
Solo show of paintings at Gallery Pioneer ,Hauz khas,New Delhi ,2013
Solo show of paintings at Taj corridor , Taj Hotel, New Delhi ,2013
Solo show of paintings at JS Art Gallery, Mumbai , 2014
Group show org. by Manav sanskriti at S. Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow -2013
“COLOURS OF LIFE” Group exhibition org. by Cancer Patients aid association, Mumbai- 2013
“Visual polyphony-2 ” Group exhibition org. by cymroza art gallery Mumbai at shridharani art gallery , new Delhi-2013
“CHROMATICS” Group Show by The leela galleria & Art Chutney Gallery,Banglore-2012-
Group show org. by Painting etc. Art Gallery, Singapore - 2012
Group exhibition org. by Art Laureate Gallery , New Delhi-2012
“STAMPENDOUS IMPRESSIONS” Group Show by Art Chutney Gallery, Banglore-2012
“Rainbow in sun” Group exhibition org. by Pioneer Art Gallery, New Delhi.2012
“International Mask Show” at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi-2012
”Noida Artist’s show” Art exhibition by Kalamitra Art Gallery-Noida,U.P.-2011
“CHROMATICITY” Group Show by Art Chutney Gallery,Banglore-2011
“THE AURORA” Group show at Open Palm art gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi-2011
“Art Loot” Group show org. by KHUSHI, New Delhi-2010
Group Show “AGRADOOT” at Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow 2010
Affordable Art Group Show by Shrishti Art Gallery Lucknow-1999.
Group Show “Sardhanjali” org. by U.P.W.A. Association at S. L. K. Academy, Lucknow -2001
Group Show at Parivertan Art Gallery-New Delhi-2001.& 2002
Group Show “Golden Touch” at Krishna Collection, New Delhi 2001.
Group Show “Art 2002” by Saroj Lalit Kala Sansthan – Lucknow at NZCC Allahabad & SLK Academy – Lucknow-2002.
Group show at Lalit Kala Academy, Ravindra Bhawan,New Delhi 2004 & 2007
Group show in Bangalore org. by Utkarsh Art Gallery, Lucknow -2004
Youth contemporary artist paintings group show in PRESIDENT HOUSE, New delhi-2008
Group show at Birla Academy of arts -Calcutta-2008
Group show at Allahabad Museum –Allahabad (U.P.)- 2008
Painting auction at Art Bangalure-2012,org. by christel house, Bangalore (AP) 2012
All India Artist Camp at Kargil Org. by J.& K. Art & Culture ministry, 2013
All India Artist Camp, vidyanagar ,Baroda (Gujrat) - 2012
All India Artist Camp Org. by KADAMB art gallery, Chandigarh(UT)-2012
All India Artist Camp Org. by NZCC,Chandigarh(UT)-2011
National Art Festival –Shillong org,by Lalit Kala Academi,New Delhi-2010
All India Artist Camp Org. by KALASHARAM of Pt.BIRJU MAHARAJ(Kathak Samrat) at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi-2010.
All India Artist Camp Org. by Sanskar Bharti, at I.G.N.C.A.C., New Delhi-2002.
All India Young Artist Camp, Org. By AIFACS-2001.
“Painting Camp” Victory of kargil by NYKS India at Kargil (J & K ) 2000.
National Youth Camp Spon. by NYKS India Lucknow 1999.
N.S.S. Camps in Kakori, by College of Arts, Lucknow – 1995-2000.
National Integration Camp, Hyderabad, (A.P.) 1997.
“Terracotta Camp” in Folk Art Museum, Lucknow – 1998.
Youth Paintings Camp on 50th Anniversary S.L.K. Academy Lucknow -1998.
86th All India award in Drawing from AIFACS, New Delhi -2013
All India award in water colour from AIFACS, New Delhi -2011
All India award from State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow-2010
Best Painting award by Lucknow University-Lucknow-2002
Awarded”Garhi Research Grant” from Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 2001-02
Awarded Merit Scholarships from College of Arts, Lucknow-1999
“Youvamanch” Programme on Lucknow Doordarshan 1998
“Tirange Ke Rang” Published by State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow-1999
Contemporary Art published by lalit kala academy, New Delhi 2002
“Mukta”& “Saras salil” A social magazine published by Delhi Press 2003
Interview Live Tele Cast Programme on DD-I 2003,& on LOKSABHA channel,2007
Youth Art Preogramme on Rampur Akasvani & Many Published interview in News papers as H/T, India Today,India inside.Times of India,Jansatta, Amar Ujala, Pioneer, Rastriya Sahara, e.t.c.
LAHDC(Kargil), Ms. Jayaprada (M.P. & Actress), Jammu & Kashmir culture ministry, Lalit Kala Academy –New Delhi ,NZCC, Chandigarh(UT),State museum, Lucknow, Information & Broad Casting Deptt. lucknow, State Lalit Kala Academy-Lucknow ,Folk Art Museum Lucknow-College of Art & Crafts-Lucknow, Dubai (UAE), Many Private & Government Offices in India & Abroad.
Convener of Regional art exhibition, org.by S.lalit kala academy,UP at Greenmark Art Gallery, vaishali (Gzd.)-2013
Curator of UP artist art exhibition,s.lalit kala academy at AIFACS, New Delhi-2009
Director of summer class org.by Sahitya kala academy, New Delhi-2002-03
Coordinator of Summer Workshop, Vaishali (Ghaziabad) org. by S.Lalit kala Academy, Lucknow -2008-09
Member of Panel for Judging Art Competition by Arty Fine Arts Noida U.P.
Member of panel for judging children painting competition org. by Rotary Club Lucknow.
Member of Panel for Judging Art Competition by Lucknow Mahotsav -2005
Member of Panel for Judging Art Competition by C.M.S. Alamnagar, Lucknow- 2005 & 2007
Member of Panel for Judging Art Competition by Bal Bharti Public School,Noida U.P.-2007
Qualification: B.F.A. from Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur.
Awards: AIFACS Award, 2009 Art Society of India Award, 2009 Art Society of India Award, 2007 Bombay Art Society Award, 2007 State Art Exhibition Award, 2007 Dr. Bhausaheb Deshmukh Art Academy Award for Best Portrait, 2004 Dr. Bhausaheb Deshmukh Art Academy Award for Best Landscape, 2003 First Price Annual Art Exhibition Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya Nagpur, 2001 - 04
Solo Exhibitions: Museum Gallery, Mumbai, 2010 Kynkyny Art Gallery, Bangalore, 2010 Tulika Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2007 The Oberoi, Art Walk Gallery, Mumbai, 2005
Group Exhibitions: ‘Colors 2010’, Artland, Mumbai, 2010 Dhoomimal Annual Show, New Delhi, 2009 Kynkyny Art Gallery , Bangalore, 2009 Ganges Eternal Art, Bangalore, 2009 Museum Art Gallery , Mumbai, 2009 Kumar swami Art Gallery ,by Artland, Mumbai, 2009 Artist Center , Mumbai, 2009 All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, 2008 Lalit Kala Academy , New Delhi, 2006
Participations: Bombay Art Society,2006-2009 State Art Exhibition, 2006-2008 Art Society of India, 2006-2009
Camps: Organized by Shangrila art gallery(Trivandrum) at Samrat Hotel, New Delhi , 2008 Studiorameshwaram, New Delhi, 2010.
2002 - An Exclusive painting show hosted by Mr. Dilip De & Mrs. Shobhaa De at ‘De Farm’Alibaug, India. 2004 - Jehangir Art Gallery - Mumbai.
Group Art Shows :
2013 - The Colours of Indian Art by Morpichh Art & Suchitrra Arts at - Houston - U.S.A. 2012 - Samsara Art - New Delhi. 2011 - A Show Organized by Mrs.Ritu Kakkar - Dubai. 2010 - Samsara Art - New Delhi. 2010 - “Spring 2010” by Fiidaa Art Gallery at ‘The Art House’ - Singapore. 2008 - A show by Quartet Art Gallery at ‘Asia House’ - London. 2008 - Samsara Art at Hotel Hyatt Regency - Mumbai. 2006 - A Charity Show Organized by Mrs. Tina Pohoomull at Lagos-Nigeria. 2006 - Contemporary Art show by Ki Gallery - Malaysia. 2005 - Asian Artist Group Show by Ki Gallery - Malaysia. 2005 - Group Show at Lagos - Nigeria. 2005 - Gallery ‘Art Pilgrim’ - New Delhi. 2005 - An Art Show by Geetanjali Kirloskar & Tao Art Gallery at Hotel Sun n Sand - Pune. 2005 - Open Art Show by Moksha Art - Mumbai. 2003 - Art Show by Galleria.- Singapore. 2003 - Creations Art - Dubai. 2003 - A Show organized by Gallery Maya at Art Circler - Hongkong. 2003 - Mystic Strokes at Hotel Blue Diamond - Pune. 2002 - “Affordable Art” Show at Artist Center - Mumbai. 2002 - An Art Show Organized by Panchashil Group - Pune. 2002 - By India Art, at Hotel Holiday Inn - Pune. 2001 - Art Trends 3, Kuningan Village, Jakarta - Indonesia. 2001 - “Affordable Art” Show at Artist Center - Mumbai. 2001 - An Art Show Organaized by India Art - Pune. 2000 - An Art Show Organaized by India Art - Pune. 2000 - Contemporary Art Show at Hotel Blue Diamond - Pune. 1999 - Poona Club - Pune. 1999 - “Art for Kargil” a charity show, Organized by Mid-Day & Hotel Holiday Inn, Pune. 1999 - Art Show at Hotel Holiday Inn - Pune. 1998 - Contemporary Art Show by Mystic Strokes, Hotel Blue Daimond - Pune. 1997 - Hotel Leela Kempenski - Mumbai.
Commissioned Works :
Vaman Hari Pethe Jewellers - Pune - ( 1997 ). Mr. Rahul Bajaj’s Residence, Bajaj Auto - Pune - ( 1998 ). Central Bank of India - Pune - ( 1998 ). Body Line Health Club - Pune - ( 1999 ). Niramay Hospital - Pune - ( 2000 ). Rani Holistic Health Center - Chicago - U.S.A. - ( 1999 - 2005 ). Pegasus Health Club - Pune - ( 2001). Panchshil Group - Pune - ( 2008 ).
Om Swami's paintings are the kind you feel will turn into a Tune - tune of Love, Passion, Compassion ..., One is enamoured by the subtle nuances in the paintings. His paintings have no eyes, etc, for when he paints he does not paint the eyes, he is involved more with the character, dropping simply and directly from his brush to the canvas like the flow from a subconscious mind. Om swami believes that man and woman are incomplete in themselves, they are framents of a single whole and they become close and healthy only in close togetherness in union with each other and when this happens unconditionally it shall complete the two in an extraordinary and unearthly way_be it union of music, physical, spiritual... Love symbolizes the overflowing, out_pouring of the primeval energy which is more receptive in the woman and more aggressive in a man as depicted in his painting. The attraction of man and woman for each other is what brings them together so that their latent energy flows in-to each other in the stream of love and life. In today's world where the page 3 people are fascinated not by Art buy by the noise made, his works are a welcome relief.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS : 2003 - Leela Art Gallery (Mumbai) 2004 - Charizma Art Gallery (Pune) 2005 - Nehru Centre Art Gallery (Mumbai)
GROUP SHOW : 2003 - Pradarshak Art Gallery (Mumbai) 2004 -Charizma Art Gallery (Pune) 2005 - India Art Gallery (Pune) 2005 - Vinyassa Art Gallery (Chennai) 2005 - Artland Art Gallery (Mumbai) 2005 - Artist Centre Art Gallery (Mumbai) 2005 - Artland Gallery Present Show "Colours 2005" (Mumbai) 2006 - Singapore Art Show (Singapore) 2006 - Singapore Art Show (Singapore) 2006 - Artist Centre Art Gallery (Mumbai) 2006 - Legacy Art Gallery Present "Monsoon" Art Show (Mumbai) 2006 - Artland Gallery Present "Colours 2006" (Mumbai) and many private shows Delhi, Bangalore, Dubai, Singapore, U.S.A., Hongkong, Malesiya, Mauritius.
EXPERIENCE : Oil Paintings Worked Ten Years[1992-2002] In “International Society For Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)”
Shree Mayapur, Nadia, West Bengal, India.
SOLO SHOW : , J S Art Gallery Mumbai -2013, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata-2013, Nehru Centre AC Art Gallery Mumbai- 2012, Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai -2011. Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery Mumbai-2011. Arpana Art Gallery.New Delhi -2011. The Art Value Gallery, New Delhi -2011.Artists’ Centre, Mumbai- 2010. The Out of the Blue Art Gallery, Mumbai-2010. Artists’ Centre,Mumbai- 2009.
TWO MEN SHOW:Studio Napean Art Gallery, Mumbai-2009.
PARTICIPATIONS :India Art Festival Mumbai-2013,India Art Festival Mumbai-2012, EpientreArt Mart IV, Gurgaon-2012,India Art Festival Mumbai-2011.”Master’s Corner Show” AtIndia International Art Fair, New Delhi -2010. “Chatak” Monsoon show by Professional Artists,Nehru Centre,Mumbai,2010. The Monsoon Art show At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery,Mumbai-2010. ,”11th Members’Annual art Exhibition’’At Artists Centre Mumbai-2010., Deeds Monsoon Art Exhibition “Have A Heart” Series-V, 2009. ‘’10th Members’Annual art Exhibition’’At Artists Centre Mumbai-2009., The Monsoon Art show At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai-2009. DOEHLE DANAUTIC Presents “Have A Heart” , The Art Exhibition, Series -IV, 2009.Annual Art Exhibition Of The Art Society Of India At Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai-2009. The Bombay Art Society , Mumbai-2009. 1st Annual All India Art Exhibition, New Delhi- 2009. Birla Academy Of Art And Culture, Annual Exhibition, Kolkata-2009. 9th Members Annual Art Exhibition At Artists’ Centre Mumbai-2008 .The Monsoon Art Show At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai-2008 .Indian National Forum Of Art And Culture, Annual Exhibition At The Academy Of Fine Arts, Kolkata- 2008 . Bombay Art Society- 2008. Birla Academy of Art And Culture, Annual Exhibition, Kolkata-2008 . Avantika International Art Exhibition, Kolkata- 2003. Tathya Kendra, Kolkata -2002..
GROUP SHOW : Art Gate Gallery Mumbai 2013, Karnataka Chitrakala parishath Gallery 2013, Chemould Art gallery Kolkata 2013, J S Art Gallery Mumbai 2013 ,NCPA MUMBAI 2013, Aroma3 National Level Art Exhibition P.L. Deshpande art Gallery Maharashtra Kala Academy, Mumbai-2013 .Brushstrokes Audi Nagpur Nagpur 2013. Brush strokes Directorate of Art $ culture Goa -2013, The colars of Indian Art -,’’Morpichh’’in Texas U.S.A-2013 .Tulika Arts Gallery Mumbai.-2013. ’Brushstrokes’ at Lalit kala Akademi Bhubaneshwar-2013, J S Art Gallery Mumbai-2012,The art fiesta, Emirates Towers hotel, Dubai, UAE-2012, J S Art Gallery Mumbai-2012, Contemporary Art Exhibition The Residency Coimbatore-2012 , Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata-2012, Artic vision the Gallery, Mumbai-2012, Kala Utsav, art for charity.LHo Campas Bangalore.-2011.Maya Art Gallery,Bangalore-2010,Gallerie Art Eterne,New Delhi -2010. The Art Value Gallery.New Delhi -2010. Studio Napean Art Gallery, Mumbai-2009. Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai-2009. Birla Academy Of Art & Culture, Kolkata-2008. Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai-2008. Tathya Kendra, Kolkata- 2003. Ashutosh Memorial Hall, Kolkata- 2003.
ART CAMP : Indian National Forum Of Art And Culture, Kolkata- 2007. Angik Shree Mayapur Nadia-1996,1998.1999,2000..
COLLECTIONS : DSP Merrill lynch, Mumbai; Temasek Holdings Express Towers, Mumbai; Famous cine Laboratory ,Mumbai. Mr. Abhijeet Bhattacharya (Playback Singer) in Mumbai, Rohit Roy in Mumbai, and many private collections In India, Australia, Singapore , U.S.A, New York, Dubai.,UK.
MEMBERSHIPS : Life time Member of ‘The Bombay art Society’,Mumbai.
Life Time Member of The ’ Artists Centre,’Mumbai . The Art Society of India’Mumbai.
STUDIO : B-601, Chrisand Crown, Azad Nagar, Near Flyover Bridge, Mira-Bhayandar Road,
The success of a painting lies in the artist's willingness to deal with each painting on its own terms." A painter, illustrator, tutor and writer, Paritosh Sen has been a part of the world of Indian art, for close to four decades now. Sen's more recognizable works are his caricatures, which reflect strong underlying socio-political shades, and his female nude drawings. His style of representation is influenced by his exposure to Western Modern art, and has traces of cubism. He uses two dimensional, structured planes but still creates an illusion of voluptuousness. His drawings and paintings are noted for their strong lines and bold, stylised strokes. Although colour is an important aspect of his paintings, it is the human figure, expressing a myriad of emotions, that dominates his art. A recurrent subject in Sen's works is his depiction of scenes from everyday urban life. These activities are rendered from a cynical and detached perspective, which is typically Sen's viewpoint. Paritosh Sen has a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai. In 1942, he moved to Calcutta, where he and a group of friends formed the Calcutta Group, an association of artists that sought to incorporate contemporary values in Indian art. In 1949, he left for Paris to study further, attending, among other institutes, the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He received a Fellowship for 1970-'71 from the John D. Rockefeller III Fund. A prolific writer, Sen has published many works in both Bengali and in English, including a series of autobiographical vignettes titled 'Jindabahar Lane'. His works have been exhibited in India and internationally, in Paris, London, Germany, Tokyo and in the US. Paritosh Sen lives in Calcutta.
BACHOLOR OF FINE ARTS, 1992, KALA-BHAVANA, SANTINIKETAN MASTER OF VISUAL ARTS [GOLD MEDALIST], RABINDRA-BHARATI, KOLKATA
AWARDS- BIRLA ACADEMY OF ARTS AND CULTURE [PAINTING],2000 NIROD BARAN MEMORIAL PRIZE[RABINDRA-BHARATI UNIV],1996 ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS [PAINTING],1993
SOLO EXHIBITION- GALLERY 88, KOLKATA. 2010. CHITRAKOOT ART GALLERY, KOLKATA,1995,
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION 2010 - SANSKRIT ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI. ARTI ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI. 2009 – Artalive Delhi
2008- SYNCHROME4 AKARPROKAR & TAO – MUMBAI INDIGO BLUE ART- SINGAPORE . GANGESART GALLERY-KOLKATA
2007- ARTS INDIA GALLERY, NEW YORK, GALLERIA. MUMBAI & DELHI. RED EARTH ART GALLERY, BORODA. ARTS ALIVE – UK & DELHI. TIMES OF INDIA, DELHI. INDIAN CONTEMPORARY, ORGANIESED BY SAGIRI DAYAL & MAYA B PURI, HONG KONG. GALLERY 1, GURGAO. ART & DEAL, NEW DELHI. AKAR PRAKAR, KOLKATA. GALLERY GANESHA GALLERY 88 - BANGALURU GALLERY ART PILGRIM- NEW DELHI
2006-INDIAN CONTEMPORAY ART, BY GALLERY ART POSITIVE, SINGAPUR , AND NEW DELHI
GANESH GALLERY, NEW-DELHI. POLKA ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI. GALLERY 88 & CHIVAS SHOW DELHI & MUMBAI. PRAKRIT ARTS. CHANNAI GALLERY NVYA .DELHI NITANJALI ART GALLERY. DELHI
TALES, CONSTRUCTS AND REFLECTIONS BY GALLERY ‘’88, MUMBAI, DELHI
2005-COLORS OF KARMA, AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORAY SOUTH ASIAN ART ,LONDON PAPERMARK 2005 BY GALLERIA, NEW DELHI SUMUKHA ART GALLERY, BANGALORE GALLERY ART POSITIVE, NEW DELHI GALLERY AKAR PRAKAR, KOLKATA SANSKRIT ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI AND MUMBAI GALLERY ART .N. SOUL, NEW DELHI GANDHARA ART GALLERY,KOLKATA
2004-GALLERY ART ALIVE GALLERY ART AND SOUL, MUMBAI ART FOR VISION,NEW DELHI ART, KOLKATA AND NEW DELHI DHUBIMAL ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI GALLERY 88, KOLKATA
2002- 1996 - GALLERY 88 , KOLKATA CHIRAKOOT ART GALLERY, KOLKATA GALLERY GANESHA,NEW DELHI BIRLA ACADEMY ART AND CULTURE, KOLKATA , NEW DELHI GUILD ART GALLERY, MUMBAI SANSKRIT ART GALLERY, KOLKATA GANDHARA ART GALLERY, KOLKATA
SELECTED WORK- SHOP- POPULAR PRAKASHAN 2005 ,KOLKATA GANDHARA ART GALLERY 2005, KOLKATA TATA STEEL AND GALLERY 88, JAMSHEDPUR SANSKRIT ART GALLERY 2004,KOLKATA CHITRAKOOT ART GALLERY 2000,HYDRABAD SANSKRIT ART GALLERY,2000 MADHYA PRADESH BIRLA ACADEMY ART CULTURE,1999 KOLKATA RASTRIYA KALA KENDRA ,1999 SANTINIKETAN
COLLECTION- TIMES OF INDIA INDIA AND ABORD
EDUCATIONAL TOURS- EGYPT , GREECE, TURKY,CHINA, RUSSIA
Partho Bhattacharjee completed his graduated from Govt. College of Art & Craft Kolkata in 1961. He has participated in more than six solo exhibitions and over fifty group exhibitions at prestigious venues such as, Tribute to Satyajit Ray, Kolkata (1995); Durga Gallerie, Mumbai (1996); Nairobi, Kenya & Kent, U.K. (1997); Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai (2001); Prachi Pratichi- Indo-Bangladesh exhibition, Kolkata (2003). He was awarded the President of India's silver plaque for the best work for the year 2000-2001 by AIFAC. His works are exhibited as auctions at, Oberoi Grand for Gurjat Relief Fund in the presence of H.E.V.J. Shah, Governor of West Bengal; Taj Hotel, Kolkata for C.M. Relief Fund, Auctioned conducted by Victor Banerjee, Filmstar. His biography was published in "Shoipic Jivan Annesha", as an Indian Artist from National Museum of Bangkok, Thailand.
Pooja Yadav is a self-taught artist who is drawn to the wonders of abstract. She is apt in seeing the unseen and this quality is obvious in her paintings. Focusing mainly acrylics, her works reflect her love for flowers and their colors. She sees the very beauty that we see, but she interprets it in a different manner and displays them on canvas, in a most eloquent manner.
Her fascination with nature and its many colors have led her to centre most of her works around flowers. The combination of slight blurs and sharp lines paints the perfect picture of the dilemmas of the mind. Her paintings take on a different meaning the longer you look at them, asking and answering questions on its own. On the whole, her art shows just how beautiful the smallest of things can be, you just need the right percepective.
1) Participated in group show by Stroke Art at AIFACS in October 2014
2) Participated in 5th Lexicon art show at Ambiance Mall Gurgaon, 6th - 9th September 2014
3) Participated in 4th Lexicon art show at Shipra Mall Ghaziabad,5th - 9thSeptember 2013
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS :
1994-98 B.E.(CST), Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
1983 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Indian College of Arts, Kolkata Worked as a print maker at Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal for 5 years
• 1999 Bishwa Banga Samelan Millenium Festival, Kolkata • 1998 Guest artist in Academy’92s Annual Exhibition • 1997 Participated in Kolkata Metropolitian Festival of Art • 1997 Exhibition of Contemporary Art organized by the Friends of Humanity Hospital at Oberoi Group Hotel • 1996 All India Paintings Camp organized by the member of Lion’92s club in Kalimpong • 1996 Biannual Exhibition organized by Bharat Bhawan • 1994 All India Graphics Camp, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopa • 1993 Kala Mela by Birla Academy, Kolkata • 1991 National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow • 1990 Postal Arts at Santos, Brazil • 1990 16th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Japan • 1990 Group Exhibition, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai • 1992 -1995 Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy, Kolkata
• 1999 : Mudra Art Academy, Pune. • 2000 : Chitari Academy, Pune. • 2001 : State Art Exhibition, Mumbai. • 2002 : Kalakan Prayas, Bihar. • 2004 : The Hyderabad Art Society. • 2004 : State Art Exhibition, Mumbai. • 2007 : Lokmanya Tilak All India Art Exhibition, Pune.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Painting from Telecherry School of Art, Kerala
2010 : Alexia studio, London 2008 : Satguru’s, Mumbai 2008 : Artdesh, Mumbai 1996 : Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
1992 : Leela Art Gallery, Mumbai 1990 : Sea rock Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012: ION art gallery Singapore 2011 : Satguru’s, Mumbai 2011: Mystique stroke, Pune 2008 : Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 : Nehru Centre, Mumbai
AWARDS/HONOURS 2008 : Achievement award from B.D.Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology 1997 : Best painting award from artist centre, Mumbai 1994 : National Award for Painting in Mumbai 1974 : State Award for Kerala Youth Festival
Books written on Textile Designing & art :
Impression Expression Warli Arts Moods of Ganesha
Books published in America by Dover:
Traditional Design from India 250 Stencil Design from India Authentic Flock Design from India
Born on 10th June 1979 at Girwali Dist: Beed, Maharashtra, India
1998 Art Teacher Diploma At Kailas Kala Niketan Beed, Maharashtra 2001 Govt. Diploma in Art (Draw. & Painting) Abhinav Kala Mahaviddhyalay, Pune stood 3rd in state merit list. 2004 Diploma in Art Education at J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
1999 Nashik Kala Niketan certificate. 2000 Concern India Foundation certificate, Pune. 2000 V.V. Oak Certificate, Pune. 2000 Monsoon Show, K.K. Hebbar award 2010 Yashwantrao Chavan yuva purskar,Ambejogai
2003 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2005 Vinnyasa Art Gallery, Chennai. 2006 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2006 Leela Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2007 Veh Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2007 Art Entrance, Mumbai. 2008 Vinnyasa Art Gallery, Chennai 2008 Art Entrance, Mumbai. 2008 Art and Artifacts, Mumbai. 2009 Musium Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2009 Nehru center , Mumbai. 2010 Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai
2002 Art Land Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Art Fusion, Neharu Centre, Mumbai 2010 Arvee Art Gallery, Pune 2010 The Dolna Movement,Moricious 2010 Apparao Art Gallery,Delhi. 2011 Crimson The Art Resource,Bangalore
1999 Art Society Of India,Mumbai. 1999 Mudra Art Foundation 1999 Camlin Art Foundation, Mumbai 2000 State Art Exhibition, Mumbai 2000 Art Society Of India,Mumbai 2000 Bombay Art Society 2000 Camlin Art Foundation, Mumbai 2001 Bombay Art Society 2001 Apex State Show, Mumbai 2006 State Art Exhibition, Mumbai 2006 Bombay Art Society
Private collections in New York, London, Dubai, Indonesia, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Baroda and Pune
Ø Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts (B.V.A.- Painting) from Government College of Arts & Craft under the university of Calcutta in 2003 with First Class First.
INVITED SHOWS & ART CAMPS:-
§ Government College of Art & Craft Annual Exhibition from 1999 to 2002.
§ Kolkata Information Centre from 2000 to 2002.
§ All Indian Fine Arts & Crafts Society, Kolkata 2001 to 2002.
§ Camlin Art Foundation, Kolkata 2000-2002 & New Delhi in 2003-2006.
§ Group Exhibition in Kolkata Information Centre 2002-2003.
§ Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2003-2009.
§ Young Artist Camp 2006 organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
§ Group Show at Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkata 2004-2007
§ Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts 2001-2002 in Kolkata.
§ Group Exhibition at Sridharani Gallery 2004 -2008.
§ Group Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts & Literature 2006, 2008 (New Delhi).
§ Group Exhibition at Open Palm Court 2009,2011.
§ Group show at Travancore Palace 2010.
§ Group show at Visual Art Gallery 2011-2012.
§ Participated in Art Bangaluru 2012
§ Group show at Renaissance Gallerie Bangaluru 2012
§ Group show at Lokayata art gallery New Delhi 2012,2013
§ Group Exhibition at Morpichh art Houston, USA 2012,2013
§ Group Exhibition at Artzest Dubai 2013,2014
§ Asia House London 2014
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS:-
Ø SHRI RASH BEHARI DUTTA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP from Government College of Art & Craft in 2000.
Ø SUNIL DAS SCHOLARSHIP from Government Collage of Arts & Craft in 2001 & Certificate of Merit.
Ø DILIP DASGUPTA MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL AWARD from Government College of Art & Craft in 2002.
Ø CERTIFICATE OF MERIT from Kolkata Information Centre in 2001.
Ø Many Private Collections in India & Abroad.
My work is inspired by the everyday; observations of objects,
events , and experiences.Figures dominate the whole thinking process of my paintings with different subjects . May call are basically concerned with human figures , Mythology and religious stories. They are the intimacies and the complexities of life such as emotions, perceptions, ideas, intellect, human conditions and interrelationships. The process allows me to reflect on the essence of the everyday. Through Explorations of these subjects, I intend to suggest a sence of connections by juxtaposing seemingly unrelated objects, marks, and patterns. Ultimately, within the visual vocabulary, I wish to decipher the unknown from the known.
Priya says that most of her works are bought by foreigners who feel that her sketches give them a feel of being inside the temple. Priya captures the interiors and exteriors of the temple in unusual angles. Several of her works have had the privilege of being exhibited in homes and offices in India and abroad. She has sketched many Indian Temples, to name a few - the famous Brahadeeshwar temple at Tanjore, Meenakshi temple in Madurai, Puri Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple at Konark, Temples of khajuraho and Kapaleeshwar temple at Mylapore. She works on site and also captures different angles and sketches from them. Besides temples, she has also sketched the sculptures of Ajantha Ellora Caves, the Mahabalipuram Rock temples, Goan Churches and series on Old Madras. She has worked on all the important monuments of our country and heritage buildings She participated in a group show at Lalit Kala Academy, CP Arts Centre, Adyar Art Gallery and also an exhibition at Udhagamandalam. She won the appreciation of foreigners for her exhibit at Victoria Technical Institute. Her work was on show at Manasthala, Easel Art Gallery, Vinyasa Art Gallery, Contemporary Arts and Crafts, Rasi and SMCS art galleries also
Prakash Karmarkar came from an artistic family; his father was a renowned artist of his time. Unfortunately, all of his father's paintings were destroyed in the Hindu Muslim riots in the 1940s, which also ruined his family. By 1949, both his parents had passed away, forcing him to abandon his studies at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata. He joined the army for two years and then quit to work as a graphic design manager for a medical firm in Kolkata. Virtually penniless and desperate for a break, in 1956, he held a street exhibition, the first in the city, hanging his works along a corner. In 1957, Karmarkar participated in the national art exhibition held in New Delhi. Here, he received an award for his watercolor. By then, he had also begun holding more street exhibitions, which catapulted him into the limelight. The artist was a close friend of several poets. He would often sit with poet Shakti Chattopadhyay and while the latter wrote his poem, Karmakar would make his painting. Then, they would sell both their works together on street corners. Karmarkar also worked in artist Nirode Mazumdar's studio between 1964 and 67. The artist went on to form a group called the Society of Contemporary Artists in 1962, but within five years of its inception, the group began to disintegrate. By then Karmarkar had received a French Fellowship and he left to study in Paris. As an artist, he is considered a revolutionary in the sense that he doesn't exhibit in art galleries. All through his artistic career he has always exhibited on street corners. He says, "I do not want my paintings to be imprisoned within four walls." Influenced by the works of Picasso and the classic impressionists, Karmarkar's work reflects the degenerating society and the confusion that prevails in India today. Prakash Karmarkar lives and works from Kolkata.
RAGHU AKULA I was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. I completed B.F.A in 1994 with Distinction from College of Fine Arts, Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad and Grade A Maharashtra Art Certificate. As an artist versatile in working with various forms and styles with immense creativity. My paintings are based on experimental studies of nature and beauty related with Global environment like animal, human figures, butterfly, flowers, forest , and mythological figures based on nature Dashavathara figures are created using different mediums such as collage, acrylics, watercolours, pen and ink, metallic inks, oil pastels etc. I received many awards during college days attending internal college competitions on collage work and I participated in several exhibitions.
1983, 1985 - Vivek Vardhini college Art Gallery - Hyderaba