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About Artist

GAYATRI ARTIST Born: Guruvayur, Kerala Father: Krishnan Machingal Mother: KalyaniAmma AN ARTIST Self taught Artist. Travelled extensively all over India from the child hood.Lived with untouchables and labourers in various parts.Studied the life styles of marginalized people.Conducted more than twenty solo shows of paintings all over India. Participated many group shows also since 1977. Works showcased in many galleries all over the world and through online art galleries too. Aranyakam, an art dealing group cochin ,in association with hotel Taj Malabar cochin conducted an auction of my ten paintings on February 5th and 6th 2007. More than 300 paintings collected by the art dealers and collectors all over the world.

Academics

    A WRITER
    Hundreds of write-ups published in Malayalam publications on literature, art and tribal artforms, films and theatre production.
    Published Ten books by various leading publishers in Malayalam.
    Mithumchitrakalayum
    Anasakthiyudehiranyatheerangal
    Varnashmangaludebalichinthukal
    Varayudejaranarakal
    Oravasikaludebhoopadam
    Anganeyokkeyanukorantekaryangal
    Lohitadasintebhoothakannnadi
    Kalayumnagarikathayum
    KshobhathinteVarnasthavangal
    Kuttikalvarakkumpol

Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai 2016
    Lalitkalaakademi gallery, Alapuzha -2015
    Chitrakalaparshad gallery, Bangalore -2015
    Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Calicut – 2015
    Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Thrissur – 2015
    Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai-2011
    Nehru Centre art gallery, Mumbai 2009
    Art Entrance Gallery, Mumbai - 2008
    Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 2007
    Rossitta Art Gallery Cochin – 2006
    Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Cochin – 2005
    Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Calicut –2005
    Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 2000
    Lalitkala Academy gallery,Delhi – 1998
    Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1998
    Leela Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1998
    Mahalsa Art Gallery Mumbai --1997
    Chitram Art Gallery, Cochin – 1996
    Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum – 1996
    Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1996
    Taj Art Gallery,Mumbai - 1994
    Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1994
    Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai - 1992
    Bajaj Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1990
    Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Calicut – 1990
    Chitram Art Gallery,Ernakulam – 1986
    Lalitkala Academy Gallery ,Kochi– 1982
    Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum – 1980
    Hotel Elite International,Guruvayur - 1977

    GROUP SHOW

    Kerala lalithakalaAkademi Annual show 2017
    Kerala lalithakalaAkademi Annual show 2016
    Kerala lalithakalaAkademi Annual show2015
    Grand kerala shopping festival show ,Thiruvanathapuram -2013
    “Fusion” ,Nehru centre ,Mumbai - 2009
    Lalitkala academy annual shows -1977-2013
    Artchillgallery,Amber fort ,Jaipur – 2008
    Juneja art gallery, Jaipur – 2007
    Gallery Hues, Banglore – 2007
    Guild gallery show, Mumbai -2002
    Heritage Art Gallery, Chennai – 1997
    Affordable Art Gallery, Mumbai – 1996
    Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai -1994
    Kalapeedam, Kochi - 1987
    Punjab blood bank society show, Punjab -1985
    Annual show ,Chitrakalaparishad ,Thrissur – 1983
    South Indian art exhibition,VTI,Madras - 1982
    Lalitkala academy annual show-1976 to 1982
    Ravivarma memorial exhibition ,MuseumDept.Kerala - 1981
    National exhibition Mahakoshal Kala Parishad – 1981,82,83
    Kerala lalithakala academy show ,Madras - 1980
    Kerala lalithakala academy show,Newdelhi - 1977
    An ARCHITECT

    Designed and constructed one hundred and twenty residential bungalows and some commercial buildings in the many places of Kerala likeErnakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode.

    A CARTOONIST

    Published numerous cartoons in various Malayalam periodicals likeMathrubhumi weekly, Thejusand other newspapers too.

    A DESIGNER

    Designed a lot of book covers for leading publishers in Malayalam like Kerala sahitya academy, NBS etc. Also visualized several layout for brochures and books.

    A MOVIE PERSON

    Worked as art director for many Malayalam movies. Written screen play and directed short movies. Wrote theatrical scripts and staged some theatre productions.

Award & Recognition

    AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

    KeralaLalit Kala Academy award –2017
    Sander K Thomas award – 2015
    Nss award, Guruvayur - 1997
    Khasak award – 1996
    Kerala Sahitya Academy award - 1996
    Punjab Blood bank Society award – 1987
    Landsmen award, Switzerland – 1986
    National award from MahakoshalKala Parishad, Madhya Pradesh – 1986
    Kerala Lalit Kala Academy award – 1976

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