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Born in 1977
 
EDUCATION
 
2012                M.Phil. (Visual Arts), School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi
2000, 2004    Master of Arts (Mass Comm), MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 
1997, 2000    Bachelor of Arts (Int), St Stephens College, Delhi University
 
 
EXPERIENCE 
 
2010 – 2012 | Art Consultant  / Artist / Art Fellow
Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj | New Delhi
Teach puppetry 
Art research fellowship on traditional arts / puppetry awarded by Ministry of Culture, India
Research on Naga art and culture/ shawl painting tradition continued
Exhibited paintings, sculpture and puppets in Delhi, Jaipur, Singapore.
 
2009 March – 2010 April |  Lalit Kala Akademi Scholar / Artist
Lalit Kala Regional Studio, East of Kailash| New Delhi
Practiced painting and sculpture including research on folk painting traditions.
Exhibited paintings and sculptures
Attended national workshops on art and culture
 
2008 – 2009 | Art Consultant - Puppetry, Naga Arts / Artist
Asian Heritage Foundation | South Extension II, New Delhi.
Documentation and research on traditional arts of India
Design consultancy
Research on Naga art and cultures / shawl painting tradition 
 
2007 March – 2008 April |  Part-time Teacher / Artist
Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj | New Delhi
Taught Video production and puppetry
Exhibited Paintings and sculptures
Attended  national workshops on art and culture
 
2005 – 2007 | Freelance Journalist / Artist
Nagaland Post, Morung Express | Dimapur & Delhi
Attended national workshops and festivals on arts and crafts
Conducted workshops on puppetry
Research on Naga art and cultures/ shawl painting tradition
 
2004 April – 2005 April | Production Assistant / Puppeteer
NDTV Greater Kailash 1 | New Delhi.
Managed a team of artists and puppeteers to achieve goals of realizing mechanical muppets (puppets)
Involved in  Video production at various capacities
Artistic consultancy for realizing puppets and scene
Involved in manipulating the puppets/puppet performance
 
 
ART EXHIBITIONS
Kohima|New Delhi|Dimapur|Singapore|Jaipur|Mumbai
 
2014  'Contemporary Figuration' Group show  at  Juneja Art Gallery.
2014   All India Exhibition at Jaipur Art Summit,  Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2013  'Confluence des Arts'  a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort , Jaipur.   
2012   Mending Fences, A group art exhibition, Art Gallery, Science Centre, Citylight, Surat  
2012   Group show at Indigo Blue Gallery Singapore
2012   The Dramatics of Diverse Interpretation/perspectives, Hauz Khas Village 
2011   Art Bull & Art Konsult Autumn Auction 
2010   Art for the Museum III– A group Show at IHC, Lodhi road, New Delhi,.
2010   Drifting Still – A group Show at Art Konsult, Hauz Khas Village New Delhi,
2010   Akhyaan – Festival organized by Indira Gandhi Center for the Arts, (IGNCA)– exhibited puppets in the Contemporary section.
2010   National Art Festival organized by Lalit Kala Akademi at Aizawl, Mizoram,
2010   National Art Festival organized by Lalit Kala Akademi at Jamshedpur,
2009   National Art Festival organized by NCZZ at Allahabad,
            Beyond the Morung – A group show at India habitat center Lodhi road, New Delhi
 
 
ARTIST/ ART FELLOWSHIPS AWARDS,
 
2012    Junior Artist Fellowship awarded by ministry of culture (puppetry) 
2007    State Award in Painting, Awarded by Ministry of Art and Culture, Govnt of India and NEZCC,
2000    President of Fine Arts Society, St Stephens College,
2000    Silver Medal in Boxing (Lightweight Category) Delhi University,