Born 1955, Dehradun
1985 B.F.A from Arts & Crafts college, Lucknow
2013 Rajeev Gandhi Excellence Award, New Delhi.
2005 Honoured by the College Education, Rajasthan Govt.
2004 National Award, Kendriya Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2004 All India Award, U.P. Lalit Kala Academy.
2001 All India Award, Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune.
2000 Gold Medal UNESCO, Repalli.
1997 Fellowship for Mural Design by the British Arts Council & Charles Wallace Trust Wales, in Cardiff U.K.
1994 All India Award, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy.
1992 Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy Award.
1991 All India Award, South Central Cultural Zone, Nagpur.
1990 Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Japan.
1986,88 Scholarship of U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
1980,85 Merit Scholarship to College of Art, Lucknow.
2013 Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Center sponsored by Art Konsult, New Delhi.
2012 London, Sponsored by ICCR, New Delhi.
2009 ICA Gallery, Jaipur.
2009 Jahangir Art Gallery, sponsored by Tao Art Foundation, Mumbai.
2007 Central Lalit Kala Academy, Sponsored by Nvya Art Galleria, New Delhi.
2006 International Heritage Festival, Sponsored by TaBlu Art Gallery, Clarks Amer Hotel, Jaipur.
2005 In aid of Tsunami Victims, Sponsored by Dainik Bhaskar & Rambagh Palace Hotel, Jaipur.
2004 International Festival Virasat, Rajputana Sheraton, Jaipur.
1994,99,2003 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1997,2000 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1999 Academy of fine art & Literature, New Delhi.
1999 Invited Painting, Exhibition & Mural Workshop, Art Folio, Chandigarh.
1997 ABC Academy Varanasi, U.P.
1997 Rhonda, Wales (U.K.)
1997 Berllanderi, (Cardiff) U.K.
1994 Invited Painting Exhibition, U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy Lucknow.
1994 Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1989 Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.
1988 Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
1984 U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
PARTICIPATIONS (National & International)
2014 'India - The Revealed Mysteries' in Conjunction with Venice Biennale 2014 , Venice , curated by Sandro Orlandi.
2013 Venice Biennale, Italy.
2013 'Confluence des Arts' a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort , jaipur.
2013 Birla Academy of Art & Culture Kolkata.
2013 Group show , Jaipur Art Summit.
2013 Group show, New York sponsored by Prakrit Art Gallery.
2013 Auction at Taj Hotel, Bangalore organized by Art Chutney.
2012 Beijing Biennale, China.
2012 United Art Fair, New Delhi.
2011 Group Show by Kalaneri Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2011 Master’s Corner Group Show in Mumbai Art Fair, Mumbai.
2011 Contemporary Art Exhibition at Jaipur & Seoul (South Korea).
2011 Wales Rajasthan Exchange Exhibition by British Council, New Delhi.
2010 Group Show by Bougainvillea Art Gallery, Ivory Coast, Africa.
2010 Group Show by ICA Gallery, Jaipur.
2010 Group Show by Point of View Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2009 All India Group Show by Gallery Artchill at Le Meridien Jaipur.
2009 Bougainvillea Gallery, Udaipur.
2009 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2008 Opening show of Artchill Gallery at Amber fort, Jaipur.
2008 Group show, Grand Hyatt, Dubai, Organized by Art Select.
2008 Group show Leonardo Hotel, London, Organized by Art Select.
2008 Group show Passage Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2008 Directed a Art symposium at Dubai, organized by B.C.T., Jaipur.
2008 Group Show, Palo Alto, California, USA organized by Aicon Gallery.
2007 Three Men show, London. Curated by Ms. Uma Nair.
2007 25 Contemporary Indian Artist, organized by Russian Academy of Arts At the Zurab Tsereteli art gallery, Moscow, Curated by Ravi Kumar,Paris
2007 Group Show by Apparao Gallery, New Delhi.
2006 Indo-German Residency in Berlin, curated by Ms. Sushma Bahl.
2005 Contemporary Art Exhibition in Rangoon, Myanmar organized by Central Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2005 XI th TRIENNALE-INDIA, Organized by Central Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2004 Harmony Show, Sponsored by Reliance Pvt. Ltd., Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
2004,01,96,94,93, 92, 91, 90 & 1984 National Exhibition, Organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2003 ‘Performative Textures’ Exhibition organized by India Habitat Centre & Apparao Gallery, New Delhi.
2002 Indian Art Exhibition, Germany.
1989 International Biennial of Prints Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal.
1985 India Festival of India (U.S.A.).
2012 Executed commissioned work for Leela Hotel at Chennai & Goa.
2012 Executed an Installation at Jaipur International Airport.
2005 Designed & Executed Mosaic Mural on J.N.T.U. College of fine art, Hyderabad.
2000 Designed & Executed Mosaic Mural at Hindustan Lever, Head Office, Church Gate, Mumbai.
1999 Glass Tile Mural for Shipping Corporation of India on “Swaraj” Ship, Visakhapatnam, A.P.
1998 Two Mosaic Mural in St. Anselm’s School, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur.
1997 Large Wooden Mural on Indian Oil Corporation’s Head Office in Yusuf Sarai, New Delhi.
1997 Mosaic Mural on Cawbridge Secondary School with Pioneers, Cardiff,
1997 Mosaic Mural on Greenfield Secondary School with Pioneers, Cardiff, U.K.
1994 I.I.H.M.R. (665 Sq. ft. Area), Sanganer, Jaipur.
1991 Rajasthan pavilion in I.I.T.F., New Delhi.
1989 Adult Education, New Delhi.
2013 All India Painter’s Camp, Bhorugram, Churu, Rajasthan.
2013 All India Painter’s Camp, Auroville, Tamil Nadu.
2013 All India Painter’s Camp, Rajgir Nalanda, Bihar.
2011 All India Painter’s Camp “UTTRAYAN” in Baroda.
2011 All India Painter’s Camp in Srinagar (Kashmir).
2011 All India Painter’s Camp in Gwalior.
2011 Painter’s Camp in Myanmar organized by Point of View Gallery.
2011 Painter’s Camp in Shimla organized by Tellus Art Gallery.
2011 Painter’s Camp in Tansen kala Vithika Gwalior.
2010 Curated an International Artist Workshop organized by Bhoruka Charitable Trust, Jaipur.
2009 All India Painters’ Camp at Le Meridian, Jaipur organized by Art Chill Gallery, Jaipur.
2008 All India Painters’ Camp, Jaipur organized by Neerja Modi School, Jaipur.
2008 Painters’ camp, Hong Kong, organized by Camlin Art Foundation.
2008 Painters’ camp, Russia.
2008 Painters’ camp, Dubai Organized by Bhoruka Charitable Trust, Jaipur.
2007 All India Painters’ Camp Organized by Art Indus, Mysore.
2007 All India Painters’ Camp Organized by T.G.V Group, Lakshadweep.
2007 All India Painters’ Camp Organized by Rai Foundation, Jim Corbett Park
2007 All India Painters’ Camp Organized by Samanvai Art Gallery, Goa.
2007 Coordinated the All India Painters’ Camp sponsored by B.C.T at I.H.M.R, Jaipur
2007 All India Painters’ Camp in Bangkok, Thailand.
2006 All India Painters’ Camp organized Mr. Charan Sharma, Udaipur.
2005 All India Painter’s Camp, organized by Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2005 Directed a Mural Workshop at M.G.D. School, Organized by RAJASTHAN PATRIKA, Jaipur.
1999 All India Painter’s Camp, organized by Surajkund Authority.
1999 Directed a Mural Workshop at Art Folio, Chandigarh.
1994 Print Making Camp organized U.P. Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
1993 All India Painter’s Camp, organized by Hastakshar, Jaipur.
1992 All India Painter’s Camp, organized by R.L.K.A. at Jaisalmer.
1992 Painter’s Camp, organized by R.L.K.A. at Sarnath, Varanasi.
Study travels in U.K., France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, USSR, Dubai, Thailand, China,Hong Kong, Myanmar & New Zealand etc.
From 1988 – 2008, Assistant Professor in the Fine Art Faculty, Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur.
At Present: Advisor Art & Culture, Bhorukha Charitable Trust, Jaipur, India
I spent formative years of my life in Uttrakhand, foot hills of Himalayas. The main involvement of the folks was spinning sheep wool. Almost every home had a handloom to weave cloth. It was great fun to observe wool being processed and died in striking colours. I was hardly seven or eight years old. Life as such was hard but the direct contact with nature made it quite comfortable. As the time passed by I had to move away from this beautiful adobe of nature for my education and future prospects. Finally I landed up being a painter. Although I had received the formal training of art but for exposure to wide spectrum of visual arts I started travelling. I studied the creations of great masters of art, their style, manner & technique but there was something inherent in me. I was unaware when the wool fibre, thread & texture of course woollen cloth got deeply imbedded in me. It was after many years a sudden touch of course cloth created a strange sense of pleasure. I felt, as if I got back something which I had lost earlier. I was literally alienated into my past. The feel of the soil and the touch ruff textured cloth gradually started creating spaces on my blank canvases.
Rajasthan now being my residence and work place had shaped my personality. The wide open spaces and vibrant colours of Rajasthan are integral part of my canvases. Blending with the elements of my past memories of the images emerging from the hilly rocks, the bark of the pine tree and the dried leaves transcended into a world of my abstract imagery.
Surendra Pal Joshi