About the Artist :
As an artist, I have always held on to my expression channelizing every motion through my brush. The canvas bears my thoughts in colour. There is always as urge to have an intimate connection with nature, to find a serene voice in its beautiful symphony.
It is no wonder that most people turn to nature in order to explore their expressions, to feel the moist earth through their fingers, to feel their origin and unify their souls with the nature that surrounds. For me it is after all, a cradle of infinite inspiration. It is then my canvas comes to life. It is what inspires the strokes of so many brushes, and colours come alive…alive in harmony!
Master of Fine Arts, 1987 (Creative Painting) Nagpur University, Nagpur 1st Class 1st Merit 1987.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1985, 1st Class 2nd Merit Nagpur University Nagpur
H.S.C. 1980 Nagpur Board (Dharampeth Science College, Nagpur)
S.S.C. 1978 Nagpur Board, (Somalwar Higher Secondary School, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur)
26th March till 1st April 2015. Jehangir Hirjee Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2013 at Rangayan Art Gallery, Nagpur.
2011 at Darda Art Gallery, Nagpur.
"Let my Black Void Rule the Universe" 29th March to 4th April 1989. An Exhibition of Painting at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
1986 Nagpur Painting and Drawing Exhibition at Vidarbha Sahitya Sangh, Nagpur.
Indian Eclectics, some new sensibilities in Contemporary Art, 5-10 October, 1989. At Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, Sanskriti Pratishthan in Collaboration with the festival of France in India.
India Art Festival India
Contemporary Art Fair 2013, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India.
Exhibition of Painting, Drawing, Scullpture with Chandramani Besekar At Jehangir Art Gallary, Auditorium Hall, Mumbai. 5th to 11th September 1994.
Originals Contemporary Indian Nagpur Artist 2007
'Fine 85' Nagpur 1985
43 National ART Exhibition 2001.
Work Selected at International Exhibition 'Binale' 1991-92, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal.
Work Selected at' Drawing 87' All India Exhibition of Drawing Govt. College of Art Chandigarh.
Litho Print selected at All India Exhibition Art & Craft Hyderabad. 1986
Lino print selected at all India Exhibition Art & Craft Hyderabad 1984-85
National Merit Scholarship -1985-86 & 1986-87.
Mahatma Fule Talent Research International / National Upadhi Honour Award : Savitri Bai Fule Tejshalaka National Award. – 2014
Gold Medal -2003 Rajiv Gandhi Art and Craft Centre Mumbai.
First Prize- 1987 Arts & Crafts Exhibition Sourth Central Zoone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (Cultural & Tourism Ministry Govt. of India).
First Prize -1983-84. Annual Art Exhibition Govt Chitrakala Mahavidyala, Nagpur.
Cash Prize 1985 for Graphic All India Art & Craft Exhibition Raipur. Mahakoshal Kala Parshad (M.P.).