Born on 27th december 1970, at Pune.
Languages known: Marathi, English & Hindi.
Passed out of the Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, in 1991, specializing
in Portraits.(G. D. Arts/ Drawing & Paintinng)
Passed out of the S.N.D.T. College, Pune in 1994 (M.A. in Painting)  
Exhibitions participated in to date include:  
"South Central Zone Exhibition of Art' at Nagpur in 1989  
"Rashtriya Kala Mela" at Mumbai in 1992  
Painting Workshop held by Chitari Academy of Arts,
at Ravindra Kala Kunj Pune in 1992
"Rashtriya Kala Mela" at Bangalore in 1995  
"Art Preview" organized by Lions Club Pune Parvati,
at Royal Western India - Turf Club in 1996
"Café Sunrise" an on-going exhibition at a Landmark Café (A typical "Irani" joint)in Pune, in 1997  
"Shakti" on the occasion of International Women's Day at Hotel Holiday Inn, Pune in 1998  
"Art for Sustainable World" in the Aid of Narmada Bachao Aandolan
held at Bal Gandharva Kaladalan, Pune in 1998
"Art Exhibition" in the aid of Concern India Foundation
at Holiday Inn Pune in 1998
"Festival of Paintings" a group show of 12 artists
spanning 6 months 2 artists a month at Café Sunrise in 1998
"Café Sunrise" an on-going exhibition at a Landmark Café (A typical "Irani" joint)
in Pune, since 1999
"Old Face of New City" an Artists Documentation of Pune
using Dry Pastel on Paper at Café Sunrise in 2000
"Van Gogh/ Picasso Studies" an exhibition at Studio S, Pune
in March 2001
"æxhibition of City Scapes" an Artists Documentation of
Architectural heritage
using Dry Pastel on Paper at The Tea Center,
Mumbai from 11th January 2001 to 31st December 2001
"Waking in the night" an exhibition of paintings based on a haiku by 17th Century Japanese poet Basho Matsua at Cafe Basho, Koregaon Park, Pune in October 2002  
"Art at Basho" an exhibition of paintings at Cafe Basho, Koregaon Park, Pune in November 2002  
"45th National exhibition of art" organised by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, at Guwahati(Assam), 2002 and Hyderabad(Andhra Pradesh), 2003  
"Âmrüt - Ânubhâvã" first exhibition to show Fabric Assemblage from the series called "Time Scratches", Gallery Art-scapes, Sun-n-Sand, Pune, July 2003.  
Other activities:  
"Informals Contemporary Art Activities" Group Paintings
at various Public Locations in Pune during 1993

¤ "Homage to Miro" Dimension of Canvas 3' x 15'
¤ "Breathe Art for Peace" on Mumbai Bomb Blasts 6' x 30'
¤ "Pune Heritage" along with M. F. Husain on the opening of
the Pune Festival 6' x 45'

Acclaim & Recognition:  
*"National Academy Award" For ' Flow of Death" (After Godhara), one of the fabric assembledge, instituted by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, on the occassion of 45th National exhibition of art 2002, At Guwahati.  
"Camlin Award" for Best Portrait in 1990  
Junior Fellowship by Govt. of India, Ministry of Culture,
in the field of Visual Art for 2000-02
¤ Mid Day (Pune) "Achiever of the Week" in 2000-01
Some Paintings have recently been introduced into:  

¤ Gallery7, Mumbai (2000)
¤ (2002)
¤ Gallery Cymroza (2002 onwards)

Few private & corporate collectors apart from various collectors
in India & abroad
¤ The National Stadium, Balewadi, Pune
¤ PRAJ House, Pune
¤ Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, Khadki, Pune
¤ Metric Consultancy Ltd., Pune
¤ Lalit Kala Academy, New delhi
¤, Pune & Mumbai
¤ Arti Kirloskar, Private Collector, Pune

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