Biography    

B. 1958, Chinkhill, INDIA. 


QUALIFICATION: ATD, Sir.J.J.School of Art, 1981. DFA, Sir J.J School of Arts, Mumbai, 1983. 


SCHOLARSHIPS: Fellowship, Sir.J.J.School of Art, 1984,85. Research Grant, Lalit Kala Akademi, 1985-86. French Govt Scholarship, 1988-90. Visitorship, British Council, 1988-89. Junior Fellowship [painting], Govt of India, 1991/ 2000,02. Senior Fellowship [painting], Govt of India, 2000,03.  


HONOURS: Jury, Lokmanya Balagangadhar Tilak’s, All India Art Exhibition, Pune, 2006. Invited to participate in exchange program between Govt. of India & Govt. of Ghana, represented by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi on behalf of the Govt. of India, 2004.  


AWARDS:  Maharashtra State Art Student Category Exhibition, Dhule, 1980-82. National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1982.  Certificate of Merit, 'Swarnarekha', Golden Jubilee Exhibition,  Kolkata, 1987. Certificate of Merit, All-India Youth Art Exhibition, Calcutta, 1987. Bharat Bhavan Biennale of contemporary art, Bhopal, 1990. Vishwanath Nagesh Smruti Puraskar, Kalapushp, Sangli, 2007. EXHIBITIONS: Monsoon show- Jehangir Art Gallery,1982/83. Group Show, Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1989. 16 Indian Artists in Paris, presented by Gallery du Cygne, Paris, 1989.Major Trends, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2004. Miniature Format Show, Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2004. Harmony Show, Art Trust, Mumbai 2005.  


ART CAMPS: Kala Mela,  New Delhi, 1984/85 .  Kalamela by Chennai Artists,  Lalit kala Akademi, Chennai, 1990.  International Tapestry Weaving Camp, organized by Max Mueller Bhavan, at TASARA, Calicut, 1992. Sanghi Industries, Hyderabad,1993/1995. International Artists Camp, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi at Bangalore, 2005. Printmaking Workshop, Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore, 2007. SEMINAR:   '50 years of Indian Art Institutions-Issues, Concepts and Conversations, NCPA, Mumbai, 1997.  


ONE-PERSON-SHOWS: Sir J.J. Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1983.  Sakshi Gallery, Chennai, 1986. Alliance Françoise, Chennai & New Delhi, 1987. Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai,1991.  Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 1993.  Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1994. Centre for International Modern Arts, Kolkatta, 1995.  


SHORT FILM: "Through the Window" by R.V Ramani,  [30 Min. Col], 1993. PRESENTLY: Head of, Dept., of Art, Amber Valley International Residential School, Chickamagalur. COLLECTIONS: NGMA, New Delhi, and in many public and private collections in India and  overseas.