BIODATA

About Artist

1975 - Born at Village – Kargi Road, Dist.- Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh State, INDIA Teaching Printmaking since 2000

Academics

    M.F.A. 2000 Obtained Master Degree of Fine in Graphics ( Print Making ) from Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh (C.G.) INDIA

Exhibitions

    SOLO SHOWS:
    2016 - “ Contemporary Bookplate Artist -108”, Solo Show of Exlibris Works at KunstMuseum &
    Exlibrissamling, frederikshavn, DENMARK. ( 20th Aug. to 15th Oct. 2016 )
    2016 - “ BIMB” Solo Exhibition of Graphic Prints at Sobha Singh Art Gellery, During Randhava Festival,
    Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, U.T., INDIA ( 22nd Feb. to 24th Feb. 2016 )
    2015 - RETROSPECTIVE SHOW of Graphic Prints, at Museum & Art Gallery, dept. of Fine Arts,
    Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra – 136119, Haryana, INDIA. ( 3rd Sep. 2015 to 11th Sep.2016)
    2014 - Solo Show of Small Prints at Galeria El Santo Leon, Donato Guerra 106 Centro, Leon,
    Guanajuato, MEXICO. ( 6th June to 12th June 2014.)
    2014 - Solo Show at Gallery Cocuyo, Tlacopan 833, Rinconada del Sur Guanajuato León,
    Guanajuato, MEXICO. ( 24th May to 31st May 2014 )
    2014 - “Feelings from the East” Solo Show Curate by Veronica Longo at Atelier Controsegno
    Gallery, Located at 201 Via Napoli, Pozzuoli (Naples) ITALY
    2013 - “ IN CONVERSATION ” Two Men Graphic Print show at Gallery Seasons, Sofia, BULGARIA.
    2012 _ Solo Exhibition of Graphic Prints at Museum of Modern Fine Art, Minsk, BELARUS.
    2012 - “METAMORPHOSIS” solo show at Herji Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, INDIA.
    2011 - “METAMORPHOSIS” Galleria d'Arte Sangiorgio, Via Cavalli di Bronzo 95 , Naples, ITALY.
    2008 - At Deco Gallrii, Tallin, ESTONIA.
    2005 - “ PRATIBIMB” At Art Folio Gallery, Chandigarh, INDIA.
    2003 - At Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, INDIA.

    INTERNATIONAL PRINT WORKSHOPS :
    2012 - Demo Print Workshop at Penha Creative Center, MACAU, ( From 4th June – 18th June 2012 )
    For 15 Days
    2011 - International Print Workshop as Artist – in – Residence, at Art Studio Itsukaichi,
    Akirino City, Tokyo, JAPAN . ( From Sep. to Nov. 2011 ) For Three Months
    2009 - International Print Workshop as Artist– in– Residence, at Guanlan Print Original
    Industry Base, Guanlan, CHINA. ( From 4th Dec. to 26th Dec. 2009 ) For 21 Days.

    INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS -
    2016 - 2nd Jogja International Miniprint Biennial, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, INDONESIA.
    2015 - “The Mask” 2nd Edition of Mail Art Print from Inkprint Group, Porto, PORTUGAL.
    2015 - “Conexoes – Unidos Atraves da Arte” ( Connections – United Through Art) at the Gallery of
    Cristiano Ferreira Varella Foundation Memorial, 555 – Bairro Universitario, Muriae, BRASIL.
    2015 - 43rd PREMIO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE GRÁFICO, Caramon Arozona, Madrid, SPAIN.
    2015 - Diplomatic Art project in Timisoara, Romania at Helios Gallery – ( November
    2nd to November 11th, 2015 ) ROMANIA.
    2015 - 8th International Triennial of Graphic Art Bitola, MACADONIA.
    2015 - 3rd International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms And ExLibris, By Brest Prient Triennial,
    Bulgaria.
    2014 - 8th International ExLibris Invitational Competition of Fu Xian Zhai, By Shanghai Fuianzhai
    Exlibris Society, Shanghai, CHINA.
    2014 - 3rd Guangzhou International ExLibris & Mini Print Biennial, by Guangzhou Academy of Fine
    Arts, Guangzhou, CHINA.
    2014 - 4th Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, THAILAND.
    2014 - Participated in 2nd ExLibris Congress Meeting in Bodio Lomnago, Veresa, Italy.
    2014 - “Vernissage Number One” An International Exhibition of 120 Italian and foreign engravers.
    at Atelier-site Controsegno 201 Via Napoli, ITALY Show Curates by Veronica Longo.
    2013 - “TRIBUNA GRAPHICS- 2013”, Invited for International Graphic Art Exhibition, at Museum
    Cluj- Napoca, ROMANIA.
    2013 - “ Ex Libris – Ex Erotica” IX International Ex Libris Competition at Lyuben Karavelov, Regional
    Library, Ruse, BULGARIA.
    2013 - “STRONG WATER – 4” International Graphic Art Exhibition, at City Art Museum of Jurmala,
    Jurmala, LATVIA.
    2013 - XII BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE GRABADO "JOSEP DE RIBERA" XÀTIVA, SPAIN.
    2013 - “PRIMO PREMIO EX LIBRIS GRAFICA ITALIANA 2013”, Vigonza (Padova), ITALY.
    2012 - 2nd Guangzhau International ExLibris and Mini Prints Biennial by ExLibris Society of Chinese
    Artist Association, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, CHINA.
    2012 - Premio Santa Croce ExLibris- Piccola Grafica, Terzo Edizione, ITALY.
    2012 - IX International Graphic Competition for Ex Libris , Gliwice, POLAND.
    2012 - 1st International Ex-Libris Exhibition, Skopje, MACADONIA.
    2012 - Coordinator of India for 1st Macau Printmaking Triennial Exhibition, by Edif. Do Instituto
    Cultural, Govt. of Macau, CHINA.
    2012 - 7th International Triennial of Graphic Art Bitola, Bitola, MACADONIA.
    2012 - ExLibris Collection Exhibition in Museum of Modern Fine Art, Minsk, BELARUS.
    2012 - International Print Exhibition, at Yunnan Provincial Museum, Yunnan, CHINA
    2012 - 3rd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, THAILAND.
    2011 - 16th International Print Biennial Verna, at Graffit Gallery, Verna, BULGARIA.
    2011 - 8th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints , Kochi, JAPAN.
    2011 - The International Print Biennial – Santos, Sau Paulo , BRAZIL .
    2011 - 23rd International Biennial Exhibition of Modern Ex Libris, Malbork, POLAND.
    2011 - 14th International Triennial of Small Graphic Form, Miejska Galeria Sztuki, Lodz, POLAND.
    2011 - 9th Bharat Bhawan International Biennial of Prints, Bhopal, INDIA.
    2010 - 38th International Drawing Exhibition, World Gallery of Drawings, Skopje, MACADONIA.
    2010 - International Exlibris Exhibition, by Mitsang Elementary School, Taipei, R.O.C.TAIWAN
    2010 - Vth International Bookplate Biennial ‘De’ Exlibris, Contratalla, Tarangona, ESPAIN
    2010 - 2nd Penang International Print Exhibition, Penang, MALAYSIA
    2010 - 1st International Exlibris & Mini Prints Biennale Exhibition, Guangzhou, CHINA
    2010 - VIII th International Graphic Competition for Exlibris, Gliwice, POLAND
    2010 - 8th Print Triennial De Chamalieres, from 9th Oct. to 27th Nov. 2010 at Chamalières, FRANCE
    2010 - “PRINTS FOR PEACE “, 3rd International Print Exhibition, MAXICO
    2010 - 6th KIWA Exhibition , Kyoto International Woodprint Association, Kyoto , JAPAN.
    2009 - 14th Biennale International de la Gravure et des Nouvelles Images de Sarcelles, FRANCE.
    2009 - 6th International Triennial of Graphic Art Bitola, Bitola, MACADONIA
    2009 - X th Biennale International De Gravat ( Joseph De Rebera ) Xativa , SPAIN.
    2009 - “PRINTS FOR PEACE “, 2nd International Print Exhibition, Mexico.
    2009 - 11th International Small Engraving Salon, Carbunari , Florean Museum, ROMANIA.
    2009 - International Competition For Ex Libris, By Lyuben Karavelov Regional . Library, Ruse, BULGARIA.
    2009 - VII th Biennale International de la gravure, d’lle-de-FRANCE.
    2009 - 2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan, CHINA .
    2008 - 2nd International Mail Art Exhibition, on Elimination of Violence Against
    Women, at Tell Serron, SPAIN
    2008 - 8th Bharat Bhawan International Biennial of Prints, Bhopal, INDIA.
    2008 - “ART AND THE MOUNTAIN “ The 1st International Competition Exhibition Mini
    Print and Ex Libris MILAN, ITALY.
    2008 - 10th International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari, Maramures, ROMANIA.
    2008 - “PRINTS FOR PEACE “, 1st International Print Exhibition, MAXICO.
    2008 - International Print Exhibition, YUNNAN, Republic of Yunnan, CHINA.
    2008 - 4th International Mini Print Exhibition, TETOVO, MACEDONIA .
    2008 - IX Engraving International Biennial “Josep De Ribera” XATIVA
    2008 - 3rd International Experimental Engraving Biennial, ROMANIA.
    2007 - PREMIO ACQUI VIII International Biennale of Engraving, Acqui Terme, ITALY.
    2006 - A Collaborative International Cultural Performance (print exchange) ITALY.
    2006 - 12th International Biennial of Print and Drawing, R.O.C., TAIWAN.
    2004 - 6th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kochi, JAPAN.
    2004 - 6th International Print Biennial Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal (M.P.) INDIA.
    2000 - “Nokia Arts Award” Asia pacific at SINGAPORE.
    1997 - 4th international print Biennial, Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, INDIA.

    GROUP SHOWS
    2015 - 2nd edition National Exhibition of Mini Print, by Mini Print Goa, Goa, INDIA.
    2014 - “UNTITLED” Group show at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sec.- 16, Chandigarh, INDIA
    2014 - “MASTERS- 2” Group Art Exhibition of Dept. Teachers, at Dharohar Gallery, KUK, Kurukshetra.
    2014 - “MASTERS” Annual Art Exhibition of Dept. Teachers, at Museum & Art Gallery, Dept. of Fine Arts,
    Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, INDIA.
    2013 - “Print Exchange Exhibition” by International Creative Art Center at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, INDIA
    From 24th To 30th June, 2013.
    2013 - “SHOW STOPPER” :Impressions from the south East, Group Show Curated by Ina Kaur
    At Crossroads Gallery, SPC Clearwater Campus, Florida- 33765, USA.
    2013 - “UNTITLED” 5th Group show at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sec.- 16, Chandigarh ,INDIA.
    2012 - “HIFA AWARDEE” Exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sec.-16, Chandigarh, India, sponsored by HIFA.
    2012 - Printmaking Section at “ United Art Fair “ Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, INDIA.
    2012 - “UNTITLED “ 4th Group Exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Chandigarh, U.T. ,India.
    2011 - Art Studio Itsukaichi, Akiruno City, Itsukaichi, Tokyo, JAPAN.
    2011 - Exhibition of National Awardees, ( NEA from 47th to 52nd ) at Lalit kala Akademi, Regional Centre
    Bhubaneswar, by Central Lailt Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, INDIA.
    2011 - “NOSTALGIA” A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art of India, at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
    2011 - “EKATRA” A Group Show by Chattisgarh Artist, at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan,
    New Delhi, INDIA
    2011 - “UNTITLED” 3rd Group Exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, & Lalit Kala
    Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, INDIA
    2011 - “ART SCAPE” Group Show at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, INDIA.
    2010 - “SQUARE- 9” An Exhibition of Art, by Kurukshetra Fine Arts Faculty at Rabindra Bhawan,
    Lalit kala Akademi, New Delhi, INDIA
    2010 - “NOSTALGIA 10” A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artist of India, at Srimanta
    Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Lalit Kala Akademi, Punjabari, Guwahati, Assam, INDIA
    2010 - “VIGNETTE” Group Show Curated by LOPAMUDRA at Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi, INDIA
    2009 - “UNTITLED” 2nd Group Exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, INDIA.
    2009 - INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC INVITATION EXHIBITION OF MASTER’ S ,
    AWARD- WINNING WORK in Chengdu city, .Sichuan Province, CHINA.
    2009 - Fair Field Arts Centre, Basingstoke, United Kingdom. ( 14th Sep. to 10th Oct. 09. )
    - SUNY Buffalo (NY) Center for the Arts Main Stage - Feb. 2010
    - Print Zero Studios (Seattle) Aug. 29 - Sept. 13.
    - Fifth Parallel Gallery University Of Regina (Canada) .
    2008 - Alliance Silver Jublee Exhibition, at Alliance Francais” Le Courbusier” de Chandigarh, India.
    - “ From a Palace “ Group from Khairagarh, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi, India.
    2006 - “UNTITLED” 1st Group show at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, INDIA
    2006 - “North to East” at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India
    2006 - “Kalahita”, Art Exhibition by N.F.C.L. Design Gallery, Hyderabad, India
    2005 - Krishana Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.
    2004 - At “Delhi Shilpi Chakra”, New Delhi, India
    2004 - At “Art Heritage” Gallery, New Delhi, India.
    2004 - At Lalit kala Akademi Rabindra bhawan, New Delhi, India.
    2002 - “Navroop” group exhibition at Govt. College of arts Chandigarh, India.
    2001 - Chhattisgarh group exhibition at Mahakaushal Kala Parishad, Raipur (C.G.), India
    2000 - Nandan Art Gallery, Kala Bhawan, Shantiniketan, India.
    2000 - Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai, Chattisgarh, India.
    2000 - Fine Art Faculty, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India.
    1999 - Art Folio Gallery, at Chandigarh (U.T.), India.
    2004 - Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra Bhubaneswar (Orissa), India.
    1994 to 2000 - University camps I.K.S.V.V. at Khairagarh (C.G.), India

Award & Recognition

    AWARDS & HONOURS ( INTERNATIONAL )
    2016 - Award of “Special Diploma” in MINIPRINT INTERNACIONAL DE PARANÁ 2016, Parana,
    ARGENTINA.
    2016 - 1st Prize in 1st International Mail Art Biennial by Namik Kemal University, TURKY.
    2015 - “Excellence Jury Prize” in the 2nd International Enter in to Art MiniPrint + Mixed Media
    In Konigswinter, GERMANY.
    2015 - Awarded Diploma, in the 1st Triennial of the ExLibris of Yelabuga, dedicated to Maria
    Ivanovna Tsvetaeva, Ministry of Cultur of The republic of Tatarstan, Yelabuga, RUSSIA.
    2015 - Award of Plaque for the Graphic Work Freely chosen Topic in the 1st International
    Exhibition of Book plate ( ExLibris) Subotica, SERBIA.
    2014 - Award of “Special Diploma” in MINIPRINT INTERNACIONAL DE PARANÁ 2014, Parana,
    ARGENTINA.
    2014 - Honorable Mention & 2nd Special Prize at 7th International ExLibris Competition
    “Library of Bodio Lomnago, Comune di Bodio Lomnago, ( VA ) ITALY
    2013 - Diploma Award in XVIII Tarptautine Viliaus Ekslibrisu Biennale at Sv.Jono Gatves
    Gallery, Vilnius, LITHUANIYA.
    2012 - EXLIBRIS Competition on 40th anniversary of the Department of Information
    Management at Hacettepe University, Ankara, TURKY.
    2000 - Nokia Arts Awards – Asia Pacific at Singapore.
    AWARDS & HONOURS ( NATIONAL & STATE ) :
    2016 - Thanesar City Award in Printmaking by Prafulla Art Foundation, Mumbai, INDIA.
    2014 - 4th All India Digital Art Exhibition by All India Fine Arts and Craft Society, ( AIFACS )
    New Delhi, INDIA
    2012 - 2nd Haryana Contemporary Art Award, by Haryana Institute of Fine Arts ( HIFA ),
    Karnal, Haryana, India.
    2011 - Gold Medal, by Research Link, Issue – 91, Vol.- X ( 9 ), November – 2011, Indore,
    ( M.P), India.
    2011 - “KARMABHOOMI SAMMAN”, by Haryana Institute of Fine Arts,( H.I.F.A.) Haryana, India.
    2011 - 83rd All India Art Exhibition by A.I.F.A.C.S., New Delhi, INDIA.
    2007 - 11th All India Art Exhibition by State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, India
    2007 - Annual Art Exhibition, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, India
    2006 - 48th National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
    2006 - 19th All India Art Exhibition, Lokmanya Tilak Award, Pune, India
    2005 - 18th All India Art Contest, Lokmanya Tilak Award, Pune, India
    2005 - Punjab Annual Art Award, By P.L.K. Chandigarh, India
    2005 - 77th Annual All India Art Exhibition by A.I.F.A.C.S. New Delhi, India
    2004 - Annual Art Exhibition by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, India
    2003 - All India Art Contest by South Central Zone Culture, Nagpur, India.
    2002 - “DWE” Rajkiya Kala Pradershini, by Mahakosal kala parishad, Raipur, Chatttisgarh, India.
    2000 - Millennium All India Art Exhibition by A.I.F.A.C.S at Bhopal (State level), India.
    2000 - 1st All India Exhibition of Art Organized by “Akriti Sailab” Bihar, India
    2000 - 66th All India Exhibition of Art, by Indian Academy of Fine Art Amritsar, India.
    2000 - Millennium Drawing, All India Drawing Exhibition, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, India.
    1999 - 65th All India Exhibition of Art, by Indian Academy of Fine Art Amritsar, India.
    1999 - Nokia Arts Awards (National level) New Delhi, India.
    1999 - “Avantika” 7th All India Exhibition of Art New Delhi, India.
    1998 - “Avantika” 6th All India Exhibition of Art New Delhi, India.
    1998 - 69th All India Art Exhibition by A.I.F.A.C.S. New Delhi, India.
    1995 & 1996 - 9th & 10th All India Art Contest by South Central Zone Cultural Center, Nagpur, India.
    1993 & 1994 - 5th & 6th All India Exhibition of art by Nutan Kala Sangam at Raipur (C.G.) India
    SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
    2006 - Junior Fellowship by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Cultural Department,
    New Delhi, INDIA.
    1998 - National scholarship to Young Artist by Ministry of Human Resource Development,
    Cultural Department, New Delhi, INDIA.

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