(B. 1957)




Artist Profile

Dhruva Mistry

Date Of Birth 1957 Kanjari (Gujarat) India


  • 1974-79 Bachelor of Art (Sculpture), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda
  • 1979-81 Master of Arts (Sculpture), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda
  • 1981-83 Master of Arts (Sculpture), Royal College of Art, London (British Council Scholarship)


  • 2006 ‘Back to the Future 1989-2005’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  • 2006 ‘Making of Divinity’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2006 The Art Mill at Berkley Square Gallery, London
  • 2005 ‘Modern Indian Paintings’, Grosvenor Gallery, London
  • 2005 Visual Wit, Shandy Hall, Coxwold
  • 2004 ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara
  • 2004 ‘Androgyne’, The Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • 2004 ‘Indian Artists for France’, Embassy of France in aid of Alliance Francaise, New Delhi
  • 2004 ‘Secret’, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2003 ‘Affordable Art Show 2003’, The Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad.
  • 2002 ‘Thinking Big: 21st Century British Sculpture’, Peggey Guggenheim Collection, Venice
  • 2002 ‘Metamorphing’, Science Museum, London
  • 2002 ‘Creative Space’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • 2001 Art for Prabhat, Arpana Fine Arts, New Delhi
  • 2001 ‘Secret’, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2000 ‘Embarkations, The Millennium Show’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Bronze, an Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture’, Holland Park, London
  • 1999 ‘Drawing and Models’, Hertogenbosch, Noorbrabants Museum, Holland
  • 1998 ‘Absolut Secret London and New York’, Royal College of Art, London and David McKee Gallery, New York
  • 1998 Glasgow Print Studio, The British Council, New Delhi and tour in India
  • 1997 ‘New Generation of Asian Art’, Yonago City Museum of Art, Yonago
  • 1997 ‘Major Trends in Indian Art’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1997 ‘Rediscovering the Roots’, Contemporary Indian Art, Museo de la Nacion, Lima, Peru
  • 1996 ‘Mask '96’, Royal Festival Hall, London
  • 1996 ‘Absolut Secret’, Royal College of Art, London
  • 1995 Contemporary Art Market, South bank Centre, London
  • 1994 ‘Figure and Fantasy’, The Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury
  • 1994 Gwyl Gelf Harlech Art Biennale, Gwynedd
  • 1994 Contemporary Art Society Market, Royal Festival Hall, London
  • 1993 Recent British Sculpture, Arts Council Collection, Museum and Art Gallery, Derby and tour
  • 1993 Alive and Printing, Mclellan Galleries, Glasgow
  • 1993 Chelsea Harbour Sculpture'93, London
  • 1992 ‘Drawing from Imagination’, Morley Gallery, London
  • 1992 Millfield British 20th Century Sculpture Exhibition, Somerset
  • 1991 ‘Recent Acquisitions’, Laing Art Gallery, Mayor Gallery, London
  • 1991 ‘Twentieth Century Sculptors Drawings’, Wilson Stephen Fine Arts, London
  • 1991 ‘Mavericks’, Friends Room, Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • 1990 ‘Third Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition’, Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open Air Museum, Japan
  • 1990 ‘Fragments’, Fifth Street Gallery, London
  • 1989 ‘Images of Paradise’, Terrace Gallery, Harwood House, Yorkshire
  • 1988 ‘Gujarati Indian Artists’, Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
  • 1988 ‘Acquisitions: Modern Collection’, Tate Gallery, London
  • 1987 ‘Works for Shelves: A System of Support’, Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge
  • 1987 ‘The Self Portrait, A Contemporary View’, Art Site Gallery, Bath
  • 1986 ‘Living Art, Ideal Home Exhibition’, London
  • 1985 ‘A Journey Through Contemporary Art’, Hayward Gallery, London
  • 1985 ‘Proud and Prejudiced’, Twinning Gallery, New York
  • 1984 Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
  • 1983 Portland Clifftop Sculpture Park, Portland
  • 1983 Peter Moore's Project 7, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and tour
  • 1982 ‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Roopankar Museum, Bhopal
  • 1982 Contemporary Indian Art at the Royal Academy, London
  • 1981 Atul National Drawing Exhibition, Ahmedabad
  • 1981 ‘Work in Progress’, Royal College of Art, London

Honours & Awards

  • 2006 Award of Excellence by Gujarat Gaurav Samiti
  • 2001 Awarded Honorary CBE(Commander of the most excellent Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth, London
  • 1999 Appointed Professor, Head of Sculpture and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda
  • 1998 Selected for the Millennium Medal Competition, London
  • 1995 Design and President's Award, Victoria Square Sculptures
  • 1995 The Landscape Institute and Marsh Fountain of the Year Award
  • 1994 Selected for a One Man Show, Asian Artist Today- Fukuoka Annual VII Exhibition, organized by Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1994 Award for the Design of Humanities Prize Medal, London
  • 1993 Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, London
  • 1993 Humanities Prize Medal, London
  • 1993 Design and President's Award for Victoria Square Sculptures, The Landscape Institute and The Marsh Fountain of the Year Award for Victoria Square, Birmingham
  • 1992 Commissioned Sculptor of the Victoria Square by the City Council of Birmingham
  • 1992 The Civic Trust, Woodhouse and the Renaissance Awards for Victoria Square, UK
  • 1991 Elected Associate Member and Royal Academician, Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • 1991 Jack Goldhill Award, ‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London and short-listed for Korn/Ferry International Premier Award
  • 1990 Third Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition, Japan (represented Britain)
  • 1988 Sculptor in Residence, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • 1983 Madame Taussaud's Award at the Royal College of Art, London
  • 1983 Artist in Residence, Arts Council of GB and Kettle's Yard Gallery with a Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge
  • 1980-83 ‘Drawing Exhibition’, Chandigarh Museum, Chandigarh (Award 1982)
  • 1981 Awarded British Council Scholarship for the Royal College of Art, London (1981-83)
  • 1979 Gold Medal with Distinction, B.A. Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, The M.S. University of Baroda
  • 1977 Baroda Municipal Corporation Art Exhibition, Baroda
  • 1976,'78 Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad