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Born in 1974 at Narayanpur, District Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.  


Art Education & Scholarships

2006     Ph.D. on the subject 'Art of Meena Tribe' at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. 
2000-05  Research Fellowship (NET), University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
1999     M.A. in Painting (University Gold Medal) Government College, Kota. 
1998,99  Granted Students Scholarship by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
1998     Indian Art & Culture Certificate Course, N.M.I., National Museum, New Delhi.       
1997     Fresco & Mural Painting Certificate Course, Banasthali University, Rajasthan. 


Solo Exhibitions

2015  'Kanta Laga' at Triveni Art Gallery,New Delhi. 
2012   Gallery Artchill, Amber Palace, Jaipur
2012   Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur
2012   Art Corridor, Le Meridien Jaipur organized by Artchill.
2011   Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2009   Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2008   Gallery Artchill, Amber Palace, Jaipur.
2007   Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2002   Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. 
2001   Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai 
1999   Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
1999   Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan, Ahmedabad. 
1998   Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.


Awards

2000      Annual All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi. 
2000      Annual Art Exhibition, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
1999      South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur.
1999      Himachal State Museum, Shimla.
1998      Students Exhibition, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
1998      AVANTIKA, New Delhi.
1998      Awarded at Rajasthan Kala Mela by Central Lalit Kala Academy, organised by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.


Participation

2014     India: The Revealed Mysteries, Venice, Italy
2013     Jaipur Art Summit, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
2003     Contemporary Art of Rajasthan organised by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jawahar Kala Kendra and North Zone Cultural Centre at Patiala & Chandigarh.
2001     Contemporary Art of Rajasthan organised by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy at Lucknow, Goa & Kota.
2000,01  Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar.
2000     West Bengal State Academy, Calcutta.
2000     The Bombay Art Society, Mumbai.
2000     Millenium Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
1999     Annual Art Exhibition, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
1998,99  Kala Mela organised by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur. 
1998     All India Exhibition (Drawing), AIFACS, New Delhi. 
1998     All India Exhibition of Drawing, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
1997     All India Art Biennial of Rajasthan, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.


Camps & Workshops   

2012        Artists Camp at Bharatpur, oganised by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
2011        All India Artists Camp, organised by Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
2010        Artists camp at Ummed Bagh Resort, Bundi.
2009        Young Painters Camp, Neerja Modi School, Jaipur.
2009        Artist Camp organised by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy-Jaipur.
2005        Contemporary Painting Workshop organised by North-East Zone Cultural Centre-Dimapur at Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh).
2004        Publication Design Workshop organised by Seagulls Publication at Kolkata in association with ARCE-American Institute of Indian Studies, New Delhi.
2002        Painters' Camp organised by Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra-Lucknow at Jhansi.
2002        Young Artists' Camp organised by AIFACS, New Delhi.
1999, 2001  Art Awareness Camp at Kota.   
1998        National Students Camp organised by Bareilly College, U.P.
1997        Zonal Contemporary Painters Camp organised by West Zone Cultural Centre-Udaipur at Daman.


Group Exhibitions

2016    Group Show at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort, Jaipur.
2015   ‘Art Walk’ Feb- March at Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2014   'Treasures of Rajasthan Season II' at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
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   'Confluence des Arts'  a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort, Jaipur. 
2013    Gallery Hacienda, Mumbai.
2011    THE DESERT SYMPHONY – Colours of Rajasthan, Dhoomimal City Gallery, New Delhi.
2009    Group Show at CRIMSON-The Art Resource, Bangalore.
2005    Group exhibition by Bougainvillea Gallery at Udai Villas, Udaipur.
2004    Ravishankar Rawal Kala Bhawan, Ahmedabad & Art Gallery, Kota.
2003   'RECONNOITRE' organized by Gallery Space, Hyderabad.
2003    Group exhibition organised at Bangalore and  Chennai by Laxshana Art Gallery.
2003   'WE' at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur & Art Gallery, Kota.
2001    Group show 'Spectre' at Srishti Art Gallery, Welcomegroup Rajputana Palace Sheraton and Gaurav Towers, Jaipur.
2001    Krishna's Collection Art Gallery, New Delhi. 
2000    Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi. 
2000    Group show 'Expressions', at Jawahar Kala Kendra-Jaipur, Kota, Bundi & Gadepan.
1998    Two-men show at Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad. 


Others

2014       Exhibition of Meena women paintings at Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia.
2013       Exhibition of Meena women paintings at Gallery Artisan, Brisbane, Australia.
2013       Member of General Council, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
2010-11    Associate Director of the film 'Jharu Katha-Broom Stories'. The film was supported by Ford Foundation, US.
2010       Attended workshop on 'Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities: World Oral Literature Project 2010'Workshop organized by CRASSH, University of Cambridge, UK.
2008-09    Designed exhibition on Brooms for 'Arna-Jharna: The Desert Museum of Rajasthan' of Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur. 
2009       Curated exhibition of Meena women wall paintings along with Tara Books on launch of ‘Nurturing Walls’ book at Jaipur Literature Festival.
2006-07    'Creative expressions of the Meena women' exhibitions of collection and research work on Meena tribe organized at: National Centre for the Performing Arts-Mumbai.Bharat Bhawan-Bhopal Hutheesingh Visual Art Centre-Ahmedabad Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad and Gallery Time & Space-Bangalore
2004       Invited as resource person for making of documentary film 'Creativity of Meena Women' by Educational Media Research 
Centre, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur.
2002       Creativity of Meena Women' exhibition of collection and research work on Meena Women at India International Centre, New Delhi.


Research Projects

2015      Conducted survey on crafts traditions among different communities of Barmer, Rajasthan. The project was funded by IL&FS & PDCOR.
2013-14   State Coordinator for Educational Survey on De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes in Rajasthan. The project was funded by Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.
2013      Coordinator for Tejaji Gatha documented for All India Radio, Kota.
2011-14   Research Fellowship from Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research, USA to study secret language of Kanjar 
tribe in Rajasthan.
2010      Research Grant from CRASSH, University of Cambridge, UK for documentation and publication of book and audio DVDs on Tejaji Ballad sung in Hadoti region of South-Eastern Rajasthan.
2006      Genealogical study of Jaga community residing in Eastern Rajasthan. This was to study the system of keeping written 
records of family lineages. The project was funded by Department of Culture, Government of India.
2007      Documentation on Folk Epic of Devnarain sung in Eastern Rajasthan. The project was supported by Geeta Sarabhai, 
Sangeet Kendra, Ahmedabad.


Books

'Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan - Rajasthan Ki Bhashayen', Volume Editor, Orient Blackswan, 2014.
'Tejaji Gatha' (Tejaji Ballad) published under the Wold Oral Literature Project of Cambridge University.
'Nurturing Walls-Animal Art by Meena Women' book on Meena women wall paintings published by Tara Books, Chennai.
'Joy of Creativity' (self published), based on motifs of Meena women wall paintings. 


Audio DVDs
 
Published five audio DVDs featuring three different singing traditions of Tejaji Ballad popular in Rajasthan. These three DVDs are based on the villages Akodia (Baran), Ramnagar (Kota), Dugari (Bundi), Sursura (Ajmer) and Dangarwada. Also published two audio DVDs on Mataji-Ke-Jas and Jogi songs.

Membership:
Kota Heritage Society
Bhasha Research and Publication Centre-Baroda