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About Artist

I am Ramesh Aundhkar born artist as my father was also an Artist.I got my initial training in Art at Sangli in KalaVishwa Mahavidyalaya & completed final & post graduation from J.J. I am a well trained & groomed Artist from Asia's First Ever Art school,Sir J.J.school of Art,Mumbai.I am Gold Medalist & Fellow of Sir J.J. School of Art. I paint in all mediums like Acrylics,Oils,Pastel,inks & Watercolors,on Canvas,board & paper.I have expressed myself through Abstract method & through Figurative method also. I have assisted Prafulla Dahanukar for her many Murals in Mumbai.I have worked with Weavers' Service Centre,National Vocational Institute & Symbiosis Institute of Design Pune. I was Art Columnist for Loksatta Marathi daily & Lokprabha Marathi weekly,wrote many articles on Artists for Marathi annualas also.Now also I contribute to various Art publications inEnglish & Marathi. I held many Solo & group exhibitions & participated in prestigious exhibitions.Many Awards,honours & recognitions have been earned by me.I have been praised by leading Art critics of Times of India, Mumbai & Hindustan Times Delhi,whenever I exhibited in these cities . My paintings are in many private collections like Wipro group[Azim Premji]-10+ paintings,Salgaonkar group-5+ paintings,Skypack-5+,are few to be mentioned. Few paintings are in Public collections & many paintings are in various personal collections in India & abroad.Details are given below of all above mentioned claims. After Retirement from Symbiosis Institute of Design in 2016 working as Freelance Artist , Visiting Faculty & Art Writer.

Academics

    ACADAMIK QUALIFICATIONS:

    S.S.C. : 1970 - Pune Board.[Art and Drawing]
    B.F.A. : 1984 - Mumbai University with Art History and English
    Journalism : 1985 - S.N.D.T University (Short Term)

    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN ART:

    G.D. Art (5 Years Diploma): 1976 - Sir J.J. School of Art Mumbai.
    with Portrait, Composition, Graphics,
    History of Art and Aesthetics

    Post-Dip-Art- Ed :1978 - Sir J.J. School of Art Mumbai
    with Art Education, Graphics, Poster,
    Still-life, Psychology & Education

Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

    1983,1988,1995,1998 - Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai
    1985,1993 - Bajaj Art Gallery Mumbai
    1992,1996 - Taj Art Gallery Mumbai
    1991,1992 - Kala Mela -Delhi & Mumbai
    1993 - Grindlays bank Art Gallery Mumbai
    1995 - Shridharani Art Gallery Delhi
    2001,2013 - Walk in Art Gallery-Oberoi Hotel,Mumbai
    2002 - Leela Art Gallery,Hotel Leela Mumbai
    2004 - Art Entrance Gallery-Kala Ghoda Mumbai
    2019 - Kala Mela by Lalit Kala Akademi at J.J.campus,Mumbai
    2019 - World Trade Centre- "ARTIVAL"Art fair

    JOINT & GROUP SHOWS:

    1980,1981,1982,1985,1988,1992,1993 - Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai
    1990,1991,1992 - Ravindra Bhavan Art Gallery ,L.K.A.Delhi
    1991 - Russian Cultural Centre ,Mandi house ,Delhi
    1991,1992,1994 - Kala Mela -Delhi, Mumbai
    1991 - Garhi Studio Art Gallery Delhi
    1992 - Artists" Centre Mumbai
    1996 - Logos,Nigeria.Affordable Art
    1999 - Shriram Centre Art Gallery Delhi
    1992 & 2001 - Artists' Centre Mumbai
    2001 - Juhu Art Gallery Mumbai
    2016 - Atria Mall-Worli Mumbai by ICAC & World Art Hub-Ravindra Mardia
    2019 - J.J.Alumni Group Show at Jehangir Art gallery Mumbai
    2019 - D.D.Neroy Art Gallery Mumbai
    2019 - Art Fair at Nehru Centre ,Worli Mumbai

    SELECTED INVITEE FOR EXHIBITIONS:

    1980 - Young Artists' Expo - 80 by Society for Art Appreciation Mumbai at Jehangir art
    gallery
    1982 - 5th Monsoon Show by Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai
    1985 - Weavers' Service Centres' handloom Year Art Exhibition at Delhi,Mumbai,Chennai
    & Calacatta
    1988 - Fundraising Exhibition of Bombay Art Society at Jehangir Art gallery Mumbai
    1991 - " Encounter II " at Adhitam Kendra, by Hindustan Times & FORE New Delhi
    1991 - Kalakumbh International Exhibition by USSR at Russian Cultural Centre Delhi
    1992 - Lalit Kala Academy Research Grant Awardees' of 1991 Travelling Show at Delhi,
    Chennai,Lacknow & Bhuvaneshwar
    1992 & 2001 - Artists' Centres' Jawhar & Sawarde Art Camps & exhibitions at Artiets'
    Centre Mumbai
    1993 - "In search of Talent"by Wadhera Art Gallery Delhi
    1997 - "50 th Independence Year of India Celebration" Show by National Gallery of
    Modern Art Mumbai/Delhi

    PARTICIPATION IN STATE & NATIONAL LEVEL EXHIBITIONS:

    Lalit Kala akademi -Delhi
    All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society [AIFACS]-Delhi
    Sahitya Kala Parishad - Delhi
    Bombay Art society - Mumbai
    Art society of India - Mumbai
    Bharat Kala Parishad - Hyderabad
    Mahakoshal Kala Parishad - Raipur
    Government Museum & Art gallery - Bhuvaneshwar
    South Central Zone Cultural Centre - Nagpur
    Artists' Centre - Mumbai
    Directorate of Arts' State Art Exhibition - Mumbai

Award & Recognition

    HONOURS & ACHIVEMENTS:

    Gold Medal: 1978 - Sir JJ School of Art Mumbai
    Fellowship: 1977 - Sir JJ School of Art Mumbai
    Cash Award: 1978 - All India Art Exhibition, Delhi
    Cash Award: 1981 - All India Art Exhibition, Hyderabad
    Research Grant : 1991 – Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
    Merit scholarship throughout the student career.

    PAINTINGS IN COLLECTIONS OF:

    National gallery of Modern Art - Mumbai
    Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
    Nehru Centre “Discovery of India”, Mumbai
    State Lalit Kala Academy, Hyderabad
    World Ritual Museum, Mount Abu

    CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

    Bharat Forge-Pune, Wipro & Data-Pro-Bangalore,
    Mumbai- Natwar Group, Emhasis, Skypack, 20th Century Finance,
    Empire Complex, Hotel Oberoi. Panjim-Salgaonkars,

    PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

    A.H.Premji, Arvind Parikh, Anil Kapoor, D.Salgaonkar,
    Dilip Kulkarni,P Mankar,S.Mirpuri, M.Gandhi, Pandit,
    K.Alex,Jairath, Kalyani, R.Bhandare, Palande,
    M.Bhagat.S.Malhotra, S.Bahel, Mrs.Nath, V.Dhumale.
    Also in many private collections in India.

    ABROAD COLLECTIONS:

    Greece, USA, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Japan, China,
    and South Africa.

    WORKSHOPS,SEMINARS & ARTISTS' CAMPS:

    • Attended many FDPs at Symbiosis Institute of Design from 2006 to 16.
    • Attended Typography & Calligraphy workshop at J.J.Applied Art-Mumbai.2010
    • Artist Camp organized by Artist’s Centre Mumbai at Jawhar-1991
    • Artist camp organized by Artist’s Centre Mumbai at Sawarde -2001
    • Audio visual Aids Workshop at Chennai by ATI-1991
    • Audio visual Aids Workshop at Kolkata by CSTARI-1984

    PUBLISHED ARTICLES:


    Loksatta Marathi Daily,Mumbai Covering Art activities of Mumbai ( 1983-1988 )
    Lokprabha, weekly Mumbai, Lokmat, Nagpur.
    Dipawali Issues Chinha,Akshar.Mumbai
    Maharashtra Gaurav, Govt.publication.

    HONOURARY MEMBERSHIPS:

    • Life Member of: Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
    • Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
    • Artist’s Centre, Mumbai
    • All India Fine Art and Craft Society, New Delhi

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