Artist Profile


Born in Devakottai, Tamil Nadu. 1982-97 Graphic Workshop In-charge, Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras. 1990-92, 94-98 Advisory Member, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. 1995 Commissioner, 3rd International Prints Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. 1995 Committee Member, Cultural Scholarship for Young Talents, Govt. of India. 1996 Hon. Member, Senior Common Room, St. Emund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford. 1997 Appointed as Regional Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1998 Chief Co-ordinator, The Spirit of Tamil Nadu, a community museum movement, Tamil Nadu. Lives and works in Chennai.


  • 1980 Diploma in Painting, Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Madras.
  • 1980 Post-Diploma in Industrial Design, Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Madras.


  • 1979 Solo exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras.
  • 1984, 90, 95 Solo exhb., Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1987 Time-Space, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1987 Solo exhb., Museum of Contemporary Art, Utrecht.
  • 1988 Time-Space, Sakshi Gallery, Madras.
  • 1991 Solo exhb., Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1992 Solo exhb., Gallerie Den Haag, Den Haag.
  • 1993 Solo exhb., Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.
  • 1993 Solo exhb., Triangle Gallery, Dayton.
  • 1996 Solo exhb., Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts, Oxford.
  • 1999 New Berlin - on process, a photography exhb. made possible in support with the Consulate of Federal Republic of Germany, Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai.
  • 2000 Eye of the South, organised by Art in Crafts, Bangalore, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2001 Time, Trace, Transitions, organised by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore and Fine Arts Company, Mumbai and Gallerie 88, Kolkata.
  • 2001 Finding at the Centre Margins, organised by Apparao Gallery, Chennai, IGNCA, New Delhi.


  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • British Museum, London.
  • Tamarind Institute, USA.
  • Cincinnati Art Museum, USA.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • Oxford University, Oxford.
  • Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.
  • United States Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati, USA.
  • Kansas State University, Kansas.
  • University of Hawai, Hilo.
  • St. Edmand Hall, Oxford University, Oxford.
  • Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
  • Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
  • CSIR, New Delhi.
  • Air India, Mumbai.
  • CIMA Art Gallery Kolkata.
  • College of Art, New Delhi.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


  • 1983 Award, All India Miniature Format Exhb., Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad.
  • 1985 President of India Silver Plaque, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1986 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1987 Award, 3rd International Prints Biennale, Taipei.
  • 1989 Merit Mention Award, 1st International Prints Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.