Born in Durg (Chhattisgarh), 14th March 1974
2012 – Rainbow Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2012 – Venkatappa Art Gallery, Banglore
2011 – Devlalikar Art Gallery, Indor
2010 – Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi
2010 – Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi
2010 – Lalit Kala Academy, Bhubaneswar
2010 – Cisfa Art Gallery, Nagpur
2009 – 9th Indian Art Exhibition, Indonesia
2009 – Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2008 – Dr. Rajendra Prasad Park Art Gallery, Chhattisgarh
2008 – Visual Art Centre, Ahmadabad
2008 – Saral Art Gallery, Bhopal
2008 – Chandig Art Gallery, Raipur
I cherish my roots to Chhattisgarh – where semi-arid jungles, native tribes, rural rustic Villages, industrial suburbs and small towns create a landscape full of colors, culture and life. I have spent most of my childhood in close proximity to wildernesses where I had a rare opportunity to experience the nature at its best. My childhood vacations were spent with my grandparents in their villages where the life is immersed in the colors of the rural culture, traditions and mythological symbolisms.
This vivid canvas of life kindled my curiosity and drew me into exploration of various art and craft to capture it. I started experimenting with various abstractions while enjoying ethnic and folk painting inspired by the nature and culture of Chhattisgarh. Painting the abstract & semi abstract depiction of themes, colors and textures fascinate me the most.
I am actively exploring the interplay of nature and influence of human settlement because this is the most critical issue that I’m confronted with all around me.