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Date of Birth
      : 28 MAY 1966.

Place of Birth       : Pune, India

Academics :

1997 to 1999 - Master's degree in Fine Arts from Stella Maris College, Madras. Gold medallist and rank holder

July 2000 - Qualified in Eligibility for Lectureship through National Educational Test by University Grants Commission, India

1986 to 1989 - Diploma course in Drawing, Painting and Sculpture at Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai, under the tutelage of Painter K.Sreenivasulu and Sculptor Kalasagaram Rajagopal

1986 to 1987 - Apprentice to Sculptor Kalasagaram Rajagopal

Professional Experience      

1987 to 1995 - Assisted Sculptor Kalasagaram Rajagopal in over a dozen commissioned Portrait Sculptures

Received and accomplished several Commissions for Sculptures (Portraits and thematic) and Murals in Bronze, Fibreglass reinforced Resin, Plaster and Terracotta.

October 1999 to March 2004 - Lectured in the Fine Arts Department of Stella Maris College

since May 1995 - Founded Krishna Nupur Cultural Trust in Madras, a registered non-profit foundation to encourage art, art therapy, craft and culture among children and challenged people

Participated in several Group and Solo exhibitions

Designed and executed Landscaping of gardens for private residences

Exhibition History  

Solo Shows
  • 1994    February -   Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
    Neil Rossner Bungalow, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu

  • 2000    January -   Paintings and Bronze Sculpture
    Ramana Nagar, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu

  • 2000    April -   Bronze and Terracotta Sculpture and Drawings
    Vinyasa Art Gallery, Madras

  • 2002    September -   Terracotta Sculpture
    Manasthala, Madras

Group Shows

  • 1987    April -   Painting and Sculpture
    Kalakshetra Students’ Show, Alliance Francaise de Madras

  • 1997    February -   Sculpture
    Amarantos’97, Values Art Foundation, Madras

  • 1997    August -   Sculpture
    50 Years of Independence show, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras

  • 1998    August -   Sculpture
    Annual Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras

  • 1999    August -   Sculpture
    Annual Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras

  • 2000    March -   Painting
    Kavithai Ovia Kankatchi, Centenary Museum hall

  • 2000    April -   Painting, Sculpture
    Affordable Art show, Vinyasa Art Gallery, Madras

  • 2000    June -   Drawing, Sculpture
    Affordable Art show, Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad

  • 2000    August -   Sculpture
    Annual Art exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras

  • 2001    August -   Sculpture
    Lalit Kala Mela, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras

  • 2002    Jan-Feb -   Sculpture
    Preview show to Lyon’s SLBA, The Russian Cultural Centre,  Madras

  • 2002    June -   Painting
    Charity Show, Amethyst, Madras

  • 2002    April -   Sculpture
    Le Salon De Printemps, La Societe Lyonnaise des Beaux Arts, Lyon, France

  • 2004    August -   Painting
    Charity Show, Amethyst, Madras

  • 2005    August -   Sculpture
    Exhibition of 16 women artists of Chennai at Forum Art Gallery, Madras
Commissions for Sculpture      

  • 1995    August
    One and half times Life size Bronze Statue of a seated meditating young woman for a Health Farm, Bangalore

  • 1999    December
    Life size Bronze Bust of Dr. Prof. Sc. Dieter Beck of Germany,for Anna University, Madras

  • 2000    November
    Life size Fibreglass Resin Bust of Miss. Kira Plaetz, Germany

  • 2001    June
    Bas relief Terracotta Mural for Reception Hall,The Hindu Welfare Centre, Madras

  • 2002    December
    Life size Bust of (Late) Swami Omkarananda, Rishikesh

  • 2003    April
    Life size Bronze Bust of Dr. Prof.C.R.Rao, Eminent Statistician, Retired from Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A

  • 2004    December
    Life size bronze Bust of (Late) Mr. Mammen Mappillai, Founder, Ex-Chairman, MRF Limited, Madras

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