Artist Profile


Born 9th of December 1967 in Kumaranalloor, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

  • 1987 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting Government College of Art, Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • 1987-1990 'Regional Centre Studios', Chennai.
  • 1989 Moved to Cholamandal Artists' Village.
  • 1995 Travelled to United Kingdom & Germany.
  • 1996 Invitation for one person show in Germany, Travel sponsored by Lufthansa Airlines, Chennai.
  • 1997 Travelled to Germany, Sweden, Holland
  • 1998 Travelled to England and Japan for Nomad Project.
  • 1999 Travelled to England invited for solo exhibition
  • 2000 Travelled to Srilanka, Germany and Spain.
  • 2002 Member, Kerala State Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • 2002 Jury Kerala State Annual Art Exhibition & All India Finearts Society Art Exhibition (AIFACS) at Kerala.
  • 2003-04 Travelled to Austria and Spain.
  • 2005 Moved to Kerala, Trivandrum.


  • 2005 Selected works from 1987-2005 at Durbar Art Gallery, Cochin, Kerala.
  • 2005 'A journey through Mother Roots...' at Alliance Francaise de Trivandrum.
  • 2004 'Archetypes: A search through self' at Windspiel Galery, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2004 'Archetypes: A search through self' at Alliance Francaise de Chennai.
  • 2000 'Congreso International Sobre Asia', Vallalolid, Spain.
  • 2000 One month exhibition, Wort und Bild Gallery, Bochum, Germany
  • 2000 October Gallery, London
  • 2000 'Beyond the finale...' Alliance Francaise Gallery, Chennai.
  • 1999 'Searching from self' Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexam, UK.
  • 1998 Katsuyama City Centre, Japan.
  • 1998 Werkstatt Wort und Bild, Bochum, Germany.
  • 1998 Freud Art Cafe, Oxford, UK.
  • 1997 'Three decades of search within' Die Galerie, Essen, Germany.
  • 1996 'Beauty by Mistake', The Easel Art Gallery, Chennai.
  • 1996 'Beauty by Mistake', Werkstatt WORT und BILD, Bochum, Germany.
  • 1996 'Artist of the Month', Max Muller Bhavan, Chennai.
  • 1996 'Frauen und Wirklichkeit', Kunstseminar Galerie, Metzingen, Germany.
  • 1996 Saras Albano muller's Gallery, Schwelm, Germany.
  • 1995 'Frauen und Wirklichkeit', Elsa Brandstrom Gymnasium, Oberhausen, Germany.
  • 1995 Queen's Hall Art Centre, Hexam, Northemberland, UK.
  • 1995 'Women and Reality', Woodlands Gallery, Cochin, Kerala.
  • 1995 Alliance Francaise de Chennai, organized by Sarala's Art Centre and Alliance francaise.
  • 1987 College of Arts Gallery, Trivandrum. Sponsored by Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala.


  • 2006 'Entrusted' an exhibition of Charles Wallace India Trust arts Scholars at British Council, New Delhi.
  • 2005 Woodcut print exhibition on Centenary celebration of Pablo Neruda at Wort und Bild, Bochum, Germany.
  • 2005 'Double Enders' Travelling show - Jehangir Art Gallery, Vadhera Art GAllery and Durbar Hall.
  • 2005 'Women@rt' at Forum Art Gallery, Chennai.
  • 2004 'Contemplations' an exhibition of paintings by eminent women artists, Habiart Foundation, New Delhi.
  • 2004 'Contemplations' an exhibition of paintings by eminent women artists, Gallerie Sara Arackal, Bangalore.
  • 2003 'Viswakarma' Publiekscentrum Voor Beeldende Kunst Enschede, Netherland.
  • 2002 'Viswakarma' Kulturforum Rheine, Germany.
  • 2002 State Exhibition of Kerala, Lalit Kala Akademi, Cochin.
  • 2002 Women artists from India, Art World, Chennai.
  • 2001 44th National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 2001 'Silence and Violence' black and white Drawing and Painting show, Two women artists, Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Chennai.
  • 2000 Dreams, questions and struggles, three women artists, October Gallery, London.
  • 2000 Woodcut Prints Exhibition at Wort und Bild, Bohum, Germany.
  • 2000 Three artists - at Lalit Kala Academy, Regional Centre Galleries, chennai.
  • 1999 Four artists - at Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai.
  • 1999 Three women artists - at Art World, Chennai.
  • 1999 Group Show of Madras artists, Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai.
  • 1998 'Begegnungen' - with H.D. Golzenleuchter (German Artist print-maker & Poet), Germany.
  • 1998 'Alchemy show', The Apparao Gallery, Chennai.
  • 1998 'Nomad Project', International exhibition, Durbar Hall, Cochin, Kerala.
  • 1998 'Nudes' The Apparao Gallery, Chennai.
  • 1998 'Nomad Project shows' Austria cultural centre, London, Contemporary art gallery, Sweden and Katsuyama city centre, Japan.
  • 1997 Seven contemporary women artists from different countries. Alliance Francaise De Chennai.
  • 1998 'Southern Stars' exhibition organised by The Art World, Chennai.
  • 1997 Human Form and Art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
  • 1997 Gallery 47, London, UK.
  • 1996 'Faces and Figures', Quay Side Gallery, U.K.
  • 1996 12th Cleveland Intonational Drawing Biennial, U.K.
  • 1996 'Chennai: an Emotion. 1996', Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art
  • 1995 'Contemporary Miniatures', Easel Gallery, Chennai
  • 1995 'Women Painters Show', Kottayam, Kerala
  • 1995 'Second Annual Exhibition', Chithram Art Gallery, Cochin, Kerala
  • 1995 '23rd State Exhibition', Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala.
  • 1993-1994 'Research Awardees' Travelling Exhibition, L.K.A, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Calcutta, Chennai.
  • 1993 'Two women artists', Sarala?s Art Centre, Chennai.
  • 1993 'Two women artists', Chithram Art Gallery, Cochin, Kerala.
  • 1990-1993 National Exhibition of Art, New Delhi.
  • 1989-1992 Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai.
  • 1987,90,92 Regional Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai.
  • 1984 Women Painters Show, Trichur (first exhibition).


  • 2006 National camp organised by Directorate of Kannada & Culture, Bangalore.
  • 2003 Artist Residency at Faculty of Fine arts, Salamanca University, Spain.
  • 2000 The International artists camp. ?The Village? Habarana, George Keyt Foundation, Srilanka invited through ICCR.
  • 2000 Wood cut workshop with German artist, Golzenleuchter, at Wort und Bild, Bochum, Germany
  • 1999 National painters camp at Moonnar, organised by Kerala State Lalit Kala Academy.
  • 1999 Painters camp at Venkatappa, Bangalore.
  • 1998 'Painters camp' organised by Tamil Nadu Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu, at Chennai.
  • 1998 'Nomads Project' international workshop at Kerala Kala Mandalam, Trichur, Kerala.
  • 1998 'Painters camp' Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • 1998 'Nomads Project' international workshop at Katsuyama beautiful mountains, Japan.
  • 1997 Ninth Trinnale International camp, organised by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
  • 1997 Kerala state camp organised by State Academy at Kila, Trichur
  • 1996 Print-making Workshop under Prof. H.D. Golzenleuchter, Bochum, Germany
  • 1996 One month Studio Residency at the Kunstseminar Metzingen, Germany
  • 1996 Three months Studio Residency at Queen?s Hall Art Centre, U.K.
  • 1994 'Women Painters Camp', organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala
  • 1992 'Ceramic Sculpture Camp', Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
  • 1985 'Painting Camp' at Trivandrum (Kerala) with Prof. N.S. Bendre
  • 1983 'Sculptors Camp' (Stone Carving) with Prof. Hiroshi Mikami from Japan


  • 2003 Travel grant from Salamanca University, Spain.
  • 1999 Travel grant from Queens Hall Arts Centre - UK
  • 1999 Travel grant from Nomad Project (European union) for England and Japan.
  • 1997 50th Golden Jubilee of Independence of India exhibition, Senior Award, Organised by Tamil Nadu state Academy (Tamil Nadu Ovia, Nun Kalai Kuzu, Chennai.
  • 1996 Grand Prize, 12th Cleveland International Drawing Biennial, U.K.
  • 1995 'Charles Wallace Award' through British Council, U.K.
  • 1994 'Kerala State Award' for Painting.
  • 1993-1995 Scholarship from Shantidevi Mansinghka Trust (Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta).
  • 1992-93 Research Grant for Painting, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
  • 1992 Lions Club Award.


  • 2002 Conducted a camp at Kottayam district, Organised by Kerala State Lalit Akademi, Trichur.
  • 2002 Conducted a art camp for tribal children at Attapadi, Palghat, Kerala, Organised by AHADS.
  • 2000 Directed painting workshop for children at Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai.
  • 1998 'Nomads Project' international workshop at Kerala Kala Mandalam, Trichur, Kerala.
  • 1997 contemporary women artists from different countries at Alliance Francaise de Chennai, through networking of artists while travelling.
  • 1996 Woodcut prints of H.D. Golzenleuchter (German Artist print-maker & Poet), at Easel Art Gallery, Chennai.


  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Katsuyama Town Office, Japan.
  • Alliance Francaise De Chennai. Government Museum, Chennai.
  • Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. Maya Gallery, Hongkong.
  • Malayala Kala Gramam Mahi, KeralaCleveland Gallery, U.K. and many private collections in India and abroad