Artist Profile

Born in 1977, Manish completed his Diploma in Painting followed by an Art Teacher's Diploma from C.N.College of Fine Arts in 1998 and 2001 respectively. He moved to M.S.University, Baroda in 2000 to do his Diploma in Creative Painting. He was the visiting faculty at Kanoria Centre for arts, Ahmedabad between 2001 and 2003. He had his first solo show 'An Artist Within' in Dubai International Art Centre, in 2003. He has participated in many workshops and group shows including 'Swarn Rekha' to mark Lalit Kala Academi's Golden Jubilee, New Delhi in 2003; 'Images on Images' at Kanoria Centre for Arts in 2002; '30 below 40' in 2000; Baroda in 1998 and Ahmedabad in 1998. He was awarded the 42nd and 43rd State Lalit Kala Academi award for painting in 2002 and Bombay Art Society Award in 2001. He lives and works in Ahmedabad.