About the Artist

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Born 1955, Dehradun                             
Art Education
1985  B.F.A from Arts & Crafts college, Lucknow
2013   Rajeev Gandhi Excellence Award, New Delhi.
2005   Honoured by the College Education, Rajasthan Govt. 
2004   National Award, Kendriya Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2004   All India Award, U.P. Lalit Kala Academy.
2001   All India Award, Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune.
2000   Gold Medal UNESCO, Repalli.
1997   Fellowship for Mural Design by the British Arts Council & Charles Wallace Trust Wales, in Cardiff U.K.
1994   All India Award, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy.
1992   Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy Award.
1991   All India Award, South Central Cultural Zone, Nagpur.
1990   Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Japan.
1986,88  Scholarship of U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
1980,85  Merit Scholarship to College of Art, Lucknow.
2013  Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Center sponsored by Art Konsult, New Delhi.                                                                     
2012   London, Sponsored by ICCR, New Delhi.
2009   ICA Gallery, Jaipur.
2009   Jahangir Art Gallery, sponsored by Tao Art Foundation, Mumbai.
2007   Central Lalit Kala Academy, Sponsored by Nvya Art Galleria, New Delhi.
2006   International Heritage Festival, Sponsored by TaBlu Art Gallery, Clarks Amer Hotel, Jaipur.
2005   In aid of Tsunami Victims, Sponsored by Dainik Bhaskar & Rambagh Palace Hotel, Jaipur.
2004   International Festival Virasat, Rajputana Sheraton, Jaipur.
1994,99,2003  Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1997,2000  Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1999   Academy of fine art & Literature, New Delhi.
1999   Invited Painting, Exhibition & Mural Workshop, Art Folio, Chandigarh.
1997   ABC Academy Varanasi, U.P.
1997   Rhonda, Wales (U.K.)
1997   Berllanderi, (Cardiff) U.K.
1994   Invited Painting Exhibition, U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy Lucknow.
1994   Shridharani  Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1989   Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.
1988   Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.
1984   U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
PARTICIPATIONS (National & International)
2014   'India - The Revealed Mysteries' in Conjunction with Venice Biennale 2014 , Venice , curated by Sandro Orlandi.
2013   Venice Biennale, Italy.
2013   'Confluence des Arts'  a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort , jaipur.
2013   Birla Academy of Art & Culture Kolkata.
2013   Group show , Jaipur Art Summit.
2013   Group show, New York  sponsored by Prakrit Art Gallery.
2013   Auction at Taj Hotel, Bangalore organized by Art Chutney.
2012   Beijing Biennale, China.
2012   United Art Fair, New Delhi.
2011   Group Show by Kalaneri Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2011   Master’s Corner Group Show in Mumbai Art Fair, Mumbai.
2011   Contemporary Art Exhibition at Jaipur & Seoul (South Korea).
2011   Wales Rajasthan Exchange Exhibition by British Council, New Delhi.
2010   Group Show by Bougainvillea Art Gallery, Ivory Coast, Africa.                          
2010   Group Show by ICA Gallery, Jaipur.
2010   Group Show by Point of View Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2009   All  India Group Show by Gallery Artchill at Le Meridien Jaipur.
2009   Bougainvillea Gallery, Udaipur.
2009   Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2008   Opening show of Artchill Gallery at Amber fort, Jaipur.
2008   Group show, Grand Hyatt, Dubai, Organized by Art Select.
2008   Group show Leonardo Hotel, London, Organized by Art Select.
2008   Group show Passage Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2008   Directed a Art symposium at Dubai, organized by B.C.T., Jaipur.
2008   Group Show, Palo Alto, California, USA organized by Aicon Gallery.
2007   Three Men show, London. Curated by Ms. Uma Nair.
2007   25 Contemporary Indian Artist, organized by Russian Academy of Arts At the Zurab Tsereteli art gallery, Moscow, Curated by Ravi Kumar,Paris
2007   Group Show by Apparao Gallery, New Delhi.
2006   Indo-German Residency in Berlin, curated by Ms. Sushma Bahl.
2005   Contemporary Art Exhibition in Rangoon, Myanmar organized by Central Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2005   XI th TRIENNALE-INDIA, Organized by Central Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2004   Harmony Show, Sponsored by Reliance Pvt. Ltd., Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
2004,01,96,94,93, 92, 91, 90 & 1984 National Exhibition, Organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2003  ‘Performative Textures’ Exhibition organized by India Habitat Centre & Apparao Gallery, New Delhi.
2002   Indian Art Exhibition, Germany.
1989   International Biennial of Prints Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal.
1985   India Festival of India (U.S.A.).
2012   Executed commissioned work for Leela Hotel at Chennai & Goa.
2012   Executed an Installation at Jaipur International Airport.
2005   Designed & Executed Mosaic Mural on J.N.T.U. College of fine art, Hyderabad.
2000   Designed & Executed Mosaic Mural at Hindustan Lever, Head Office, Church Gate, Mumbai.
1999   Glass Tile Mural for Shipping Corporation of India on “Swaraj” Ship, Visakhapatnam, A.P.
1998   Two Mosaic Mural in St. Anselm’s School, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur.
1997   Large Wooden Mural on Indian Oil Corporation’s Head Office in Yusuf Sarai, New Delhi.
1997   Mosaic Mural on Cawbridge Secondary School with Pioneers, Cardiff,
1997   Mosaic Mural on Greenfield Secondary School with Pioneers, Cardiff, U.K.
1994   I.I.H.M.R. (665 Sq. ft. Area), Sanganer, Jaipur.
1991   Rajasthan pavilion in I.I.T.F., New Delhi.
1989   Adult Education, New Delhi.  
2013   All India Painter’s Camp, Bhorugram, Churu, Rajasthan.
2013   All India Painter’s Camp, Auroville, Tamil Nadu.
2013   All India Painter’s Camp, Rajgir Nalanda, Bihar.
2011   All India Painter’s Camp “UTTRAYAN” in Baroda.
2011   All India Painter’s Camp in Srinagar (Kashmir).
2011   All India Painter’s Camp in Gwalior.
2011   Painter’s Camp in Myanmar organized by Point of View Gallery.
2011   Painter’s Camp in Shimla organized by Tellus Art Gallery.
2011   Painter’s Camp in Tansen kala Vithika Gwalior.
2010   Curated an International Artist Workshop organized by Bhoruka  Charitable Trust, Jaipur.
2009   All India Painters’ Camp at Le Meridian, Jaipur organized by Art Chill Gallery, Jaipur.
2008   All India Painters’ Camp, Jaipur organized by Neerja Modi School, Jaipur.
2008   Painters’ camp, Hong Kong, organized by Camlin Art Foundation.
2008   Painters’ camp, Russia.
2008   Painters’ camp, Dubai Organized by Bhoruka Charitable Trust, Jaipur.
2007   All India Painters’ Camp Organized by Art Indus, Mysore.
2007   All India Painters’ Camp Organized by T.G.V Group, Lakshadweep.
2007   All India Painters’ Camp Organized by Rai Foundation, Jim Corbett Park 
2007   All India Painters’ Camp Organized by Samanvai Art Gallery, Goa.
2007   Coordinated the All India Painters’ Camp sponsored by B.C.T at I.H.M.R, Jaipur
2007   All India Painters’ Camp in Bangkok, Thailand.
2006   All India Painters’ Camp organized Mr. Charan Sharma, Udaipur.
2005   All India Painter’s Camp, organized by Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.
2005   Directed a Mural Workshop at M.G.D. School, Organized by RAJASTHAN PATRIKA, Jaipur.
1999   All India Painter’s Camp, organized by Surajkund Authority.
1999   Directed a Mural Workshop at Art Folio, Chandigarh.
1994   Print Making Camp organized U.P. Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
1993   All India Painter’s Camp, organized by Hastakshar, Jaipur.
1992   All India Painter’s Camp, organized by R.L.K.A. at Jaisalmer.
1992   Painter’s Camp, organized by R.L.K.A. at Sarnath, Varanasi.
Study travels in U.K., France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, USSR, Dubai, Thailand, China,Hong Kong, Myanmar & New Zealand etc.
From 1988 – 2008, Assistant Professor in the Fine Art Faculty, Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur.
At Present:  Advisor  Art & Culture, Bhorukha Charitable Trust, Jaipur, India   
I spent formative years of my life in Uttrakhand, foot hills of Himalayas. The main involvement of the folks was spinning sheep wool. Almost every home had a handloom to weave cloth. It was great fun to observe wool being processed and died in striking colours. I was hardly seven or eight years old. Life as such was hard but the direct contact with nature made it quite comfortable. As the time passed by I had to move away from this beautiful adobe of nature for my education and future prospects. Finally I landed up being a painter. Although I had received the formal training of art but for exposure to wide spectrum of visual arts I started travelling. I studied the creations of great masters of art, their style, manner & technique but there was something inherent in me. I was unaware when the wool fibre, thread & texture of course woollen cloth got deeply imbedded in me. It was after many years a sudden touch of course cloth created a strange sense of pleasure. I felt, as if I got back something which I had lost earlier. I was literally alienated into my past. The feel of the soil and the touch ruff textured cloth gradually started creating spaces on my blank canvases.
Rajasthan now being my residence and work place had shaped my personality. The wide open spaces and vibrant colours of Rajasthan are integral part of my canvases. Blending with the elements of my past memories of the images emerging from the hilly rocks, the bark of the pine tree and the dried leaves transcended into a world of my abstract imagery.
Surendra Pal Joshi