BORN: 11 November 1978.
B.F.A. (Painting) First Class First with Distinction from Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai, India - 1999.
M.F.A. (Portraiture) First Class First with Distinction from Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai, India - 2001.
M.A. (Drawing) Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK - 2005.
Studied at The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy - 2007.
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai - 2002, 2007.
Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi - 2006.
Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi - 2008.
Florence Dance Center, Florence, Italy - 2010.
British Chevening Scholarship for postgraduate study at Camberwell College of Arts, London - 2004-05.
Bendre-Husain Scholarship from The Bombay Art Society - 2004.
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Canada - 2006.
Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK - 2005.
12th Annual International Pastel 100 Competition, USA - 2010.
The Art Society of India - 2001, 2003.
The Bombay Art Society - 2002, 2003.
Shri Ravi Paranjape Foundation Prize – 2006.
Maharashtra State Art Exhibition - 2002.
All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), Maharashtra State Exhibition - 2001.
SELECTED AWARDS IN ACADEMIC CAREER
The Art Society of India - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.
The Bombay Art Society - 1996.
South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur - 1996.
Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, First Prize - 1998, 2001.
Miss Dolly Coursetjee Competition for Mural, First Prize - 1998, 1999.
Sir J.J.School of Art, Painting Exhibition on 50 Years of India’s Independence, First Prize - 1998.
Sir J.J.School of Art Annual Exhibition - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999*, 2000, 2001.
*Government’s First Prize.
Shree N.S.Bendre Foundation Prize - 1999.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Selected among 100 Artists worldwide for an International book published titled "How did you paint that? 100 ways to paint people.”
Interview published in October 2011 issue of “Pastel Journal”, an American publication.
Finalist in Art Renewal Center International Salon, U.S.A. - 2011, 2012.
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and
private collections in India and abroad.Feelings
"My current theme is about curiosity and innocence: a bonding and sharing between man and the natural world. Sensitivity towards Nature is eroding rapidly all across the globe.
The forms of Nature I have chosen here are some of the exquisite and beautiful ones whose very presence brings joy to the heart."- DEVDATTA PADEKAR