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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Kota Heritage Society
Bhasha Research and Publication Centre-Baroda