Ashok Kumar is a Visual Artist working freelance in New Delhi, India. He has born in 1st Feb, 1965 in Bihar, India. His childhood has grown up in very delicate artistic milieu within the traditional family where Ashok has nourished his artistic imagination with the great inspiration of his father’s creativity. Early of his age after the schooling in general education, he has admitted in college of art, Patna, Patna University, Graduated and accomplished his study as a bright and brilliant student of the college of Art in the year 1987. Already he has carved a niche in the art field and grabbed many gold, silver and bronze medals in the Inter-Universities and National youth festivals across the country due to his concentration and devotion on the study and career.
In the year 1990, he has received a Scholarship for the higher study in fine art at L’Ecole superieure des Beaux-arts de Marseille, France. He has accomplished his study dedicatedly in the rich French cultural diversity continuously for two years, where he has met many renowned French contemporary artists and teachers. The beautiful occasion to visit and study of almost all art museum and art centre in Paris and Marseille. Cultural visit to the other places in France at Paris, Versailles, Nime, Nice, Arles, Alpes, Aix-en-provence, Avignon, Cannes, Golf-Juan, Gemonos, Antibes, Aubagn, Vallauris, Marseille, Lacenas, Florence (Italy) Antwerpen (Belgium). It was the privilege to study trip to Italy and other European countries. Consequently he has attracted the attention of French people through his exhibition of Drawings at Galerie Eof, Paris in 1998, as well as Indian viewers has admired his drawings at Bajaj art Gallery, Mumbai 2000 and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005. Ashok has thoroughly achieved many successes in the several art exhibition, workshop, art camps and artist residencies in India and abroad.
He has continuously created semi-figurative and abstract painting and exploring the new vision with his creative search and universal unity like Cosmic, Divine Dream and Symbolic Quest etc. There are few major achievement of his creation basically paintings, participated in the International Biennale artists exhibition at LuminArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2011, attended Artists Residency at Il de La Reunion 2011 by FRAC Reunion, exhibited ‘cosmic conscious’ (a creation of painting and ceramic) at MOCA St. Denis which has been most appreciated by the people of La Reunion. RE-ART t (W)oo Recycling Art Exhibition in Ihlienworth, Hamburg, Germany 2013 one of the long period exhibition. Following major participation is ‘Masterstrokes’ during ‘Artist in Residence 2013 at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, India. Other distinguished participation is in first Malaysian ‘ Langkawi Art Biennale 2014’ at Langkawi Island, Malaysia and The Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale (Memory and Dreams) at National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 2015. He keeps his spirit high with the great value of art and culture of India as well as the global.
B.F.A.(Fine art, Painting) College of Arts, Patna University. 1987
Two years higher studied of painting in L’Ecole superieure des beaux-arts de Marseille- France. (Under French Govt. Scholarship) 1990-1992.
State, all India, National Exhibitions including Inter Universities East Zone and National Youth Festivals throughout since–1985 at many important cities.
1989 -All India art exhibition of lalit kala Akademi, Lucknow ( UP)
1990 -All India paintings exhibition of acquisition at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1996 -The sixth Biennial of contemporary Indian Arts, Bhopal.
2008 - ‘Colors of life’ an exhibition of Indian contemporary art, Art Mall, New Delhi
2010 - CRESCENDO’ eclectic work of Indian Artist e-art gallery of ColorsCorridor, New Delhi
2010 -Group exhibition of Indian Contemporary art, by ColorsCorridor at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2011– Exhibition of Paintings created in senior artist camp & Mauritian artist camp at AIFACS, New Delhi
2011 – International Biennale Artists Exhibition at Dallas, TX, USA.
2011 – Contemporary art Exhibition created by the artists residences ‘Crossings’ by Frac Reunion during the festival ‘Liberté Métisse’ at MOCA, Saint Denis, Reunion Island.
2012 – 2nd International art exhibition by SODEFA, Chandigarh, Haryana.
2013 - RE-ART t(W)oo Recycling Art Exhibition in Ihlienworth, Hamburg, Germany.
2013 –“Artists in Residence” at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi
2014 – National Art Camp and exhibition at Patna
2014 – First Malaysian art Biennale’Langkawi Art Biennale, Malaysia.
2015 – The Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China.
1985 – 1990 - East zone and National Youth Festivals Patna, Guahati, Imphal,
Sambalpur, Annamalainagar, Akola, Dhanbad and several awards in relevant field.
Solo exhibition –
1998 - Personal drawings exhibition (Galerie éof) Paris, France
2000 - An Indo- French experience Exhibition of Drawings (Bajaj Art Gallery) Mumbai, India
2005 - An exhibition of drawings at Gallery one, Jehangir Art Gallery, 2005, Mumbai, India.
2016 - Astonishing Effect' solo exhibition of painting and drawing at ColorsCorridor art gallery, New Delhi.
Art Camp, Artists Residency and Workshop –
1992- All India art Camp, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
2008 - All India painters camp of senior artist, Art mall, New Delhi
2010-7thNationalartFestival,atHotelPoloTower,Shillong(Meghalaya)by LKA New Delhi
2010 - KM-CCAC ArtistCamp at Hill’s Pride Resort, Kasauli (HP)
2010 - All India fine artist Camp by DP Dhar Memorial Trust at Pahalgam, (J & K)
2011 - Indian Contemporary Artist Camp at Orchard Park Resort, Kullu ((HP)
2011 - Indian Contemporary artist Camp at Kalagram, Chandigarh by NZCC
2011 - All India Senior Artist Camp at AIFACS, New Delhi
2011 - An Artist Workshop at Valmikinagar by ColorsCorridor, New Delhi
2011 – All India artists camp by Bihar Lalit kala Akademi at Patna.
2011– Artists Residence ‘Crossings’ during the Festival ‘Liberté Métisse’ by Frac Reunion at Ile de la Reunion (Reunion Island).
2013– Painting and photography workshop at Gaya and Sitamarhi by BSBCCL & Dept. of Art, Culture and youth, Govt. Bihar.
2013 – Artists in Residence’ at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi
2014 – National Art Camp and exhibition at Patna
2014 – National contemporary painting Camp at MACC, Kurukshetra Haryana.
2014 - Workshop during ‘Langkawi Art Biennale’ Langkawi Island, Malaysia
2015 – The Kalbelia Residency-2015” with Jack Beng-Thi at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Award & Recognition
Academies and private at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhubneshwer, Patna, Lucknow, Paris, Reunion Island, Malaysia, Dallas TX USA, Germany , China etc.