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Born in 1945, New Delhi, India.

EDUCATION  

1971   National Diploma in Fine Arts, New Delhi.
1967   Diploma in Fine Arts, New Delhi .

HONORS & AWARDS  

1998   Senior Fellowship in Visual Arts, Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
1995   Lifetime Contribution to Fine Arts, Utsav Educational and Cultural Society, New Delhi.
1993   National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1987   Award for Ceramic and Drawing, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
1984   Award, All India Drawing Exhibition, Chandigarh.
1983   Award for Silkscreen Printing, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
1980,81  Award, All India Graphics Exhibition, Chandigarh.
1979,80,85  Award, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2006 ‘Alchemy of Change’, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1999 ‘Mirrors of Mind : Altering the World’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1998 Kumar Gallery, New Delhi.
1998 ‘Mirrors of Mind’, The British Council, New Delhi.
1997 ‘Mirrors of Mind’, ARKS Gallery, London.
1997 ‘Mystery’, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi.
1996 ‘Circus of Life’, Vedanta Fine Arts, Chicago.
1992 ‘Exhibition of Water Colors’, School’s Gallery, Amsterdam.
1990,91 ‘Exhibition of Water Colors’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1986 ‘Exhibition of Ceramics’, Akaar, Chandigarh.
1985 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata.
1984,89 ‘Exhibition of Water Colors’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1983,87,91 ‘Exhibition of Water Colors’, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
1978,81 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1975 ‘Exhibition of Drawings and Graphics’, Black Partridge, New Delhi.
1974 ‘Exhibition of Drawings’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1972 ‘Exhibition of Paintings’, Kunika Chemould Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1970,82 Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi .


SELECTED  GROUP  EXHIBITIONS 

2016  Group Show at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort, Jaipur.
2015 'Art Walk' Group Show at Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2014  All India Exhibition at Jaipur Art Summit,  Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2014 'India - The Revealed Mysteries' in Conjunction with Venice Biennale 2014 , Venice , curated by Sandro Orlandi , co curated by Sangeeta Juneja.
2013  Jaipur Art Summit 2013
2013    Group Show at Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2013 'Confluence des Arts'  a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort , Jaipur. 2010 'Black is Beautiful', India Fine Art, Mumbai.
2009 'Navarasas', Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
2006 ‘Art for Concern’, in Aid of Concern India Foundation, New Delhi.
2006 ‘The Naked Line – Drawings by 12 Artists’, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2005 ‘Manifestations III’, organized by Delhi Art Gallery at Nehru Centre, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2005 ‘Indo – Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition’, organized by Academy of Visual Media and Montage Gallery, New Delhi.
2004 ‘Nature and Life at Play’, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi.
2004 ‘Graphic Exhibition’, Manhattan Graphics Centre, New York.
2003 ‘Korea – India Contemporary Art Exhibition’, Kwang Hwa Moon Gallery, Korea.
2002 ‘The Stuff that Dreams are Made of’, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
2001 ‘Scapes 2001’, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.
2001 ‘Group Exhibition of Artists from the College of Art’, Alliance Francaise, Bangalore.
2000 ‘The Millennium Masks’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2000 ‘Present Delhi 2000’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
1999 ‘Animals of the Earth’, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
1999 ‘Miniature Format’, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1997 ‘Graphics by the members of Group 8’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1997 ‘Creative Endeavour’s in Small Format’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1997 ‘Colors of Independence’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi.
1996 ‘Images on Paper’, Gallery Art and Motif, New Delhi.
1996 ‘The Pastel’, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi.
1996 ‘Mini Prints ‘96’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
1995 Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1994 ‘Small Format Show’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata.
1993 ‘Contemporary Artists of India’, organized by Galerie Art and Data, Poland.
1992 ‘Silver Jubilee Exhibition’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
1990 ‘Xal Praxis Foundation Exhibition of Prints’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1990 ‘Ambassador’s Choice’, Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Mrs. E. M. School, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi.
1989 ‘Revelation’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1988,89 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1988 ‘Exhibition of Drawing and Ceramics’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1987 ‘Exhibition of Drawing and Ceramics’, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
1986,87,99,2000 Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1986 ’48 Artists’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1985 ‘Indian Contemporary Painting’, Frankfurt and Poland.
1985 ‘Graphics ‘85’, All India Graphics Art Exhibition, Group 8 and All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
1985 ‘Graphic Art in India since 1850’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1984 Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1983 ‘Contemporary Art’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1982 ‘Graphic Exhibition’, Cuba.
1981 ‘Graphics ‘81’, All India Exhibition of Prints, Cuba.
1980 ‘Miniature Format Exhibition’, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
1980 ‘Silver Jubilee Exhibition’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1976 ‘Graphic ‘75’, Exhibition by Group 8, Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.
1974 ‘Exhibition by New Group’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1967 ‘Six Painters’, New Delhi .

JOINT EXHIBITIONS 

1969 With Gogi Saroj Pal, Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi .


PARTICIPATIONS 

2010  'Contemporary Printmaking In India', presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai at Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2010  'Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2010  'Celebration 2010', Annual Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1996  6th Biennale of Contemporary Indian Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
1995  ‘3rd International Prints Biennale’, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
1993  ‘36th National Exhibition’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1989  ‘32nd National Exhibition’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1988  ‘Festival of India’, Japan.
1988  ‘10th International Contemporary Art Exhibition’, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
1987  ‘Festival of India’, USSR.
1986  ‘6th Triennale India’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1985  ‘Indian Print Today’, Bonn.
1985  ‘Annual Exhibition’, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
1985  ‘2nd Asian Art Exhibition’, Fukuoka, Japan.
1984  ‘9th International Exhibition of Art’, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
1984  ‘15th International Art Exhibition’, Japan.
1978  ‘4th International Triennale’, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1978  ‘7th International Exhibition of Art’, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
1969  ‘Annual Exhibition’, Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.


Major Awards & Recognitions
 
1998  Senior Fellow in The field of visual Arts, Ministry of HRD Govt. of India.
1993  National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
1987  For Ceramic, AIFACS, New Delhi.
1987  Drawing, AIFACS, New Delhi.
1985  Sahitya Kala Parishad Award.
1985  For Drawing, All India Drawing, Chandigarh.
1984  For Silk Screen-Printing, Takhman, Rajasthan.
1983  For Silk Screen-Printing, AIFACS, New Delhi.
1981  For Graphics, All India Graphics, Chandigarh.
1980  For Lithographs, All India Graphics, Chandigarh.
1980  For Silk Screen Printing, Sahitya Kala Parishad.
1979  For Silk Screen Printing, Sahitya Kala Parishad.
1979  Print Making, Carol Summers
1970  Smithsonian Printmaking Workshop, Smithsonian Institute Washington DC Life Achievement Awards
1995  A Life Time contribution to Fine Arts,  Given by Utsav Educational & Cultural Society (Regd.)  With Smt. Shubha Mudgal Shri Birju Maharaj, Rais Mirza etc.