About Me

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Art is a passion from my childhood. When I came to know that my passion can be chosen as a profession, I wanted my profession and my passion should be the same, so I discontinued the post-graduation program and joined BFA, specializing in painting from Andhra University. Then I finished my M.F.A degree from Mysore University Mysore, with painting specialization.

My journey towards learning and creative thinking led me to focus on my childhood life so that I created an entire portfolio on this subject, then I wanted to show the togetherness of erotic love in companion ship of a wife and husband this was done in color wood cut prints. Then I progressed to study Buddhism, I would like to express my feelings as an artist through Buddha series I felt blessed after doing Buddha series.

My entire focus in art is generally figurative, I give importance and like representational forms rather than nonrepresentational forms, being the breadwinner of my family, my focus was completely on earning a lively hood. Thus I became too busy in taking home tuitions in art after the school hours, when I am travelling during the day in the busy streets, I have observed the rushing people, busy traffic, concrete jungle with heavy hoardings everywhere around me. All these accumulated thoughts in my mind helped me to form a different view about my surroundings. This experience made me to study my unconscious. My journey towards learning and creative thinking led me to abstraction which added a special flavor to my body of work with an unaltered, free flow of color. The transparency and texture gave my work a special feeling. My work largely draws from the subconscious.

In the process of my art practice I just wanted to stop thinking and planning what to do on my canvas, I would like to do the work without any preoccupied thoughts. I wanted to do the painting exactly how my mind responds at that particular time in front of the canvas and I did it, I found the true joy of paintings in non-representational forms itself. Later on I understood that there is no scope of painting without preoccupied thoughts. Whatever I do that will be from my sub conscious mind so there is no point of painting without preoccupied thoughts.

Qualifications:

 Qualified in U.G.C N.E.T in the year 2015
 M.F.A [Painting] S.A. L. Academy. K.S.O.U, Mysore
 B.FA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from Andhra University with specialization in painting
 B.A (History, Economics, Politics) from Andhra University
 Certificate course in Vegetable dyeing and printing
 Drawing T.T.C higher grade

Workshops:

 Participated in SAVARA (tribal) art work shop Conducted by Lalitha Kala Academy Chennai, 1998
 Participated in Folk Art workshop at national level at Bobbili by Nation Museum of Mankind, Bhopal, 1999
 Participated in vegetable dying workshop by Padmavathi Associated Etikoppaka, Vishakhapatnam, 1999
 Participated in art camp conducted by dept. culture at Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Warangal, 2005
 Participated in art camp conducted by Glendale Academy International

One Man Shows:

 One Man Show art exhibition of Childhood Vignettes at ICON Art Gallery, Hyderabad, September 2019
 One Man Show art exhibition of Childhood Vignettes at Beyond Coffee Hotel, Hyderabad, August 2019
 One Man Show art exhibition of Childhood Vignettes at Visakha Heritage Museum, Visakhapatnam, May 2019
 One Man Show art exhibition in I.S.B Gachibowli, Hyderabad, 2010
 One Man Show art exhibition in Our Place Restaurant, Hyderabad, 2007
 One Man Show art exhibition in Chitramai State Gallery of Fine Arts

Exhibitions International:

 2013 Mar, AMITABO, Exhibition of Paintings & Drawings by Indian Artists in China at Budda Monastery, Tiefossi, XIAN
 2013 Jul, OYIBO, Group show of painters participated in UNESCO Art Show at LAGOS, Nigeria. West Africa
 2012 Dec, Participated in Group Show of Colours an international painting exhibition at Darpan Art Gallery Pune
 2012 May, Participated in group show KONST HUS an Exhibition of Paintings by Indian Artist in Sweden at Plindberg Art Gallery, VSBY and GOTLAND, Sweden
 2012 Mar, Participated in an international group art show post card legacy exhibition conducted by Colorado Mesa University U.S
 2012 Jan, Published my works in an international magazine “the harvests of new millennium(art & poetry) Published by ciberwit.net
 2012 Mar, Participated in an international group art show conducted by Project art next 2012 at Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi
 2012 Jan, Participated in an international group art show conducted by International Fine Arts Association. Pratimal dua art gallery, Indore, India
 2011 Sep, Published an Article about my work in an online magazine,64 kalalu.com

Exhibitions National:

 2013 July participated in a group show at Vishakha Museum, in Vishakhapatnam
 2012 Sept, Group show conducted by Anokhii Group at Museum Art Gallery, Trivandrum
 2012 Oct, JIVA – In tune with life Art exhibition of paintings Sculptures on the concept of Biodiversity, at Start Art Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad
 2012 July, participated in art mela conducted by State Art Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad
 2012 March, Participated in art mela in Visakhapatnam at Hawa Mehal
 2011, Participated The One Square Foot Show in Ahmedabad
 2011, Participated in Paintscapes Group show conducted by Mukhi Media in State Art Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad
 2011, Participated in art mela conducted by State Art Gallery of Fine Arts Hyderabad
 2011, Exhibited in U.S. Conciliate Hyderabad
 2011, Exhibited in Creative Art & Crafts Mela in Hyderabad
 2011 Jan, Exhibited in state level art contest, conducted by A K P Arts Academy Anakapalle
 2010, Participated in a group show ‘colored horizon’ at Gallery Sree Parvathi in Chennai
 2009 Jan, participated in group show in Palette Symphony of art gallery Jodhpur
 2008, Participated in group show in G.C Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, Kolkata
 2008, Exhibited in “Kala Sangati” a national Level art competition organized by Scribble, Hyderabad
 2008, Exhibited in Sriramulu Telugu University Hyderabad
 2004, Exhibited in Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Hyderabad
 2000, Exhibited in Galleria Art Club, National Art Exhibition, Visakhapatnam
 1999, Exhibited in Dakshin Chitra, Chennai
 1999, Exhibited in Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Hyderabad

Awards Received:

 Award from Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Hyderabad in 2008
 Award from Adapa Chiranjeevi Arts Association, Narsipatnam in 2001
 Awarded with Gold medal in DTA (acting) in 1998
 Received Prestigious National scholarship in theater field in 2000
 Award from Anakapally Art Academy, Anakapally in 1997