BORN

.1964 Jammu , J&K

EDUCATION

.Self-taught artist

1985

. Bachelor of Commerce with Economics, Accountancy and English,University of Jammu, Jammu (J&K) India

1988

. Bachelor of Law , University of Jammu, Jammu (J&K) India

AWARDS – RECOGNITION – EVENTS

2014

.Curated a show on contemporary art of Jammu for AMML (Amar Mahal Museum and Library) Jammu

2012

.Invited to show his work at the India special exhibition at 5th ‘Beijing International Art Biennale’, China

 2011

.Invited to participate in the 8th edition of the Florence Biennale, Italy

.Awarded ‘Lorenzo IL Magnifico’ for his work ‘Untitled’ at Florence Biennial,Italy

2006

.National Academy Award for ‘Blue River and the God of Fish’ New Delhi,India

.Curated a show on Contemporary Indian Art in Cyprus

2003

.Elected to the Executive Board of the Lalit Kala Akademi (The National Academy of Arts in India), New Delhi,India

1998

.J&K State Award for ‘Jay’s Remains’

.Bank of Punjab Award for ‘The Priest’

1997

.Awarded scholarship in drawing by All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi for ‘Poplar Grove’

.Award of Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar for ‘Tree, Fish and Butterfly’

1994

.Award of Honour’ presented by N.S.S. Wing of Jammu University in the field of visual arts

1980-86

.Gold and Silver medals in Zonal and National youth Festivals held at Hissar, Agra, Annamalai, Akola, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Aligarh and Meerut

1984

.Sobha Singh Award from J&K Gandhi Smarak Nidhi

JURY

2016

.Nominated as one of the jury members for ‘57th National Exhibition of Art’ By Lalit Kala Akademi (The National Academy of Arts in India)

2016

.Nominated as one of the jury members for ‘Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation National Emerging Artists’ contest

2013

.Nominated as one of the jury for Annual State Exhibition of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh

2009

.Nominated as one of the jury member for 52nd National Exhibition of Arts, 2010 by Lalit Kala Akademi (The National Academy of Arts in India)

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

.’Sacred vision’ presented by Amar Mahal Museum and library,Jammu

2016

.”Near and Far”Poleeni cultural centre, Pieksamaki, Finland

2014

.‘Hopes and Dreams’ at Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

2013

.Return of the Hangul’ series in acrylics and temperas presented by Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi

.‘Stones, Bullets and Lilies’ series in acrylics and temperas presented by Amar Mahal Museum and Library, Jammu

2012

.‘The Secret Garden’ series of Acrylics and temperas presented by ‘Gallery Espoonsilta’, Finland

2010

.‘Solitude and Contemplation’ -Twenty years of art works at Rinchen Zangpo Art Gallery organised by University of Jammu, Jammu

2009

.‘Filigree of Frozen Moments’ organised by ‘The artistree’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008

.‘One Story Song’ at Lalit Kala Akademi, organised by Gallery Nvya, New Delhi

.‘The Balladeer’ Rinchen Zangpo Art Gallery, General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu

2005

.Art Indus Gallery, New Delhi

.Kalptaru Art Gallery, Jammu

2004

.Jehangir Art Gallery, organised by Art Indus, Mumbai

2003

.Art Indus Gallery, New Delhi

2002

.‘The Mountain Mysteries’ Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland

1998

.Jammu University, Jammu

.Viraj Art Gallery, Jammu

1997

.Abhinav Art Gallery, Jammu

1996

.Prithvi Art Gallery, Mumbai

1996

.Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1994

.Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

.University Auditorium, Jammu

1991

.Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

MAJOR GROUP SHOWS

2021

.’Flying high’ international group show at Christine Frechard gallery,Pittsburgh,U.S.A

.’Artistagram 2021 by Kumwar Viyogi at India habitat gallery,New Delhi

.Major International group show in Helsinki, Finland

.’Differently together’ by gallery Nvya at Taj Palace,New Delhi

2019

.‘Figurativas 2019’ Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM) Barcelona, Spain

.Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad

2018

.‘India Art Fair 2018’ Gallery Nvya, New Delhi

.Bodhgaya Biennale 2018, Bodhgaya, Patna ( Bihar )

2017

.’Oneness’ international group show at Irma Freeman centre, Pittsburgh, U.S.A

.“Art Makes sense” at Hyatt, organised by Marvel art Gallery, Ahmadabad

2016

.“Autumn Odyssey” organised by Verandah Art Gallery, Dubai

.Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation National Exhibition, Mumbai

2016

.‘India Art Fair’ Gallery Nvya, New Delhi

.’Prem Prayas” a charity art exhibition by Kunwar Viyogi Memorial trust, Jammu

2015

‘.Jaipur Art Summit’, ICA Gallery, Jaipur

2014

.‘Aavikon Tuoksua Keitaalla’ (Desert’s Smell) group show at Galleria Fogga, Helsinki

2013

‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ group show presented by Gallery Nvya at, India Art Fair, New Delhi

2011.

.‘Pratibimb’ organised by Dhoomimal City Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

.‘Centurion’ organised by ‘Voice on Art’ at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2010

.‘The Capital’ organised by Ray Art Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2009

‘.Ananya’, an overview of Contemporary Indian Art, organised by Bajaj Capital Art House, New Delhi

‘Harvest 2009’ group show organised by Gallery Arushi, New Delhi

2008

.Art India Summit, New Delhi by Gallery Nvya

2007.

‘Rhythm of Colours’ at Intercontinental Eros by Gallery 6 Treasure, New Delhi

2006

‘UNNAYAN’ group show organised by Gallery Nvya, New Delhi

2005

‘Synergy in Call of Destiny’ presented by Art Indus, New Delhi

2004

.Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

‘Harmony’, Celebrating Tenth Year, Mumbai

‘Art for Vision’ curated by Sushma Behl, New Delhi

.Nvya Gallery Inaugural Show, New Delhi

2003

.Art Auction by the Police Department, Mumbai at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

‘Art for God Sake’ curated by The Art Trust, Mumbai

2002.

.RPG Exhibition of Self Portraits, Kolkata

‘Harmony’ curated by The Art Trust, Mumbai

‘MOTHER’ organised by Art Indus, New Delhi

2001

‘Harmony’ organised by The Art Trust, Mumbai

.Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

2000

.Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai

1999

.AIFACS, New Delhi

.Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

.Nehru Centre, London

1998

.Art Today, New Delhi

1997

.63rd All India Exhibition of Art, Amritsar

.AIFACS, Jammu

’Gift for India’ by Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, New Delhi

.Bombay Art Society, Mumbai

1996

‘Jashn-e-Kashmir’, New Delhi

1995.

‘Kala Mela’, Bangalore

.Art Foundation, Jammu

1992

‘The Artist’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

.Exhibition of Art organised by the British Council, Mumbai

1991

.State Art Exhibitions, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages

.National Exhibition of Art, LKA, New Delhi

1990

.Three Artists, Jammu

1989.

.Contemporary Art Society, Jammu

ART CAMPS

2019

.National Art Camp organised by Department of Construction, Govt of Bihar ,Patna

2016

.National Art camp at Rann Utsav, Kutch organised by Marvel Art Gallery

2015

.Neerja Modi National Art Camp, Jaipur

2014

.National Art Camp at Konark, Orissa

.Tata Steel Art Camp, Jamshedpur

2013

.National Art Camp, Kargil, organised by J & K Academy of Art Culture and Languages

.National Art Camp Patnitop, organised by University of Jammu

2010

.National Art Festival, Aizawl, Mizoram, organised by LKA

.Artists in Residence at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

.D. P Dhar Memorial Art Camp at Pehalgam, Srinagar

.National Art Camp by ICA Gallery at Jaipur

.National Art Festival at Shillong

2007

.International Painters’ Camp in Switzerland organised by ELEMENTS, Mumbai

2006

.International Painters’ Camp in New Zealand organised by Gallery Indigo Blue

.National Art Camp at Ooty organised by LKA,New Delhi

2005

.National Art Festival at Srinagar

2004

.National Artists’ Camp at Hampi, Karnataka

2002

.Marve Art Camp organised by Harsh Goenka Group at Madd Island, Mumbai

.All India Painters’ Camp at Patnitop, J&K

.Art Camp in Thailand organised by Gallery Art Indus

2001

.Oberoi Art Camp at Mumbai

.Art Camp at Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur organised by The Art Trust

1999

.Art Camp at Jammu organised by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages

1997.

.All India Painters’ Camp at Pehalgam, J&K

1993.

.All India Painters’ Camp at Patnitop by j&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

.Hotel Ashok, New Delhi

.Five works commissioned by ‘Palace of Patiala’ by Capt. Amrinder Singh ji, the former Chief minister of Punjab

.Series of fourteen paintings on different land marks of J&K commissioned by Raj Bhawan, Jammu

.Art work commissioned by the Attaché, Australian Embassy, New Delhi

.Art work for Jammu Airport commissioned by the Airports Authority of India?

.Amar Mahal Museum and Library,Jammu

.Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM) Barcelona, Spain

.Gallery Nvya, New Delhi

.University of Jammu

.United Nations Office at Geneva

.Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

.J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages

.World Trade Centre, Mumbai

.Gallery Espace, New Delhi

.Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai

.Jammu Airport

.Many art works in public and private collections worldwide.

  

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