About Me

 


M.A. Fine Art (First Class First),
M.A. History of Art (First Class First)
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Ph.D, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Research on "Kushana Art of Sanghol"
( A Buddhist Art Centre of IInd & IIIrd Cent. A.D. In Punjab)
Interest in Photography, Archaeology, Heritage & Astro-Physics.

Participated

National Exhibition, New Delhi. / Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)./Drawing Biennale, Solid, Chandigarh. / All India Art Exhibitions of Indian, Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (Punjab), since 1980. / World Punjabi Conference, Art Fest, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, 2000. / World Punjabi Conference, Art Fest, Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab), 2004. / Young artists Art Festival Riggio Emillia, Italy. / International Photography Exhibition, Dept. Of Higher Education ( Haryana ) Rohtak 2010. / International Drawing Exhibition, SODEFA, Chandigarh, 2011. / Cuarta Convocatoria International Prints for Peace, Por La Paz, Mexico, 2011. / AthensArt Philanthropic Exhibition, Travel Art gallery, Vienna- Austria 2011. / AthensArt Odysseia, Corfu-The Island of Freaks, Amelonas, 2011. / AthensArt Rostov- Russia, Mitrofana Grekova Museum, Novacherkassk, Russia 2011. / Indian Paintings Exhibition, National Art Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, 2011/ AthensArt Syntagma Square International Arts Exhibition, Athens, Greece, 2011 / International Art Exhibition, Das Deutsche Drachen Museum, Germany 2012/ International Art Exhibition, City Hall Gallery of Rm, Velcea, Romania, 2012 / Today and Tomorrow International Art Exhibition, Bad Aibling, Germany, 2012. / Emotions, An International Art Exhibition, Pudong- Shanghai, China, 2012 / Bibliotheca Alexandrina-Egyptian Cultural Week 2012,Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Athens, Greece, 2012 / AthensArt Odyssia, Naxos / Cyelades, The Island of Ariadne, Greece, 2012. / International art show, Arte Sotto il Tetto, Trento, Italy 2012 / International Art Exhibition on Himalaya: The Legend and The Reality, Himprasth-A Society for the cause of Art and Eco-cultural heritage of Himalaya, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, 2013 / "Woman in the Art" an exhibition at Caracas, Venezuela, 2013/ "Green"-An International Art Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013/ Sexta Convocatoria International Prints for Peace, Por La Paz, Mexico,2013 / AthensArt, Odessa International Arts Festival, Gallery Apt.#10, Odessa-Ukraine, 2013 / "Visions of Bosch" The Museum of Instant Images, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, Chaam, The Netherlands, 2013 / Muestra de Arte "Fotografos Del Mundo" (Convocatory Art photographs World), Galeria Agua Fuerte, San Telmo, Argentina, 2013. / Sign and Symbols, An International Art Project, Kent Town, Australia, 2013/ AthensArt International Arts Festival, Bispgarden, Sweden, 2014 / "SU/Water" Artists Without Borders, An International show at Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014/ TIAS: BIENNALE, INDIA-An International Photography Show,2014, Dr. Stya Paul Art Gallery, Jalandhar (Pb) and at Indian Academy of Fine Art, Amritsar,2015,India/ "Feed The Planet" The Museum of Instant Images, Beckershagen, Chaam, The Netherlands, 2014/An International Photography Show, 2015 in commemoration of Padam Sri S.G Thakur Singh Birth Anniversary, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar, 2015 /Worldwide Art Movement International Art Exhibition, Kochi, Kerala, 2015,/ Agnipath All India Art Exhibition, Gallery Artizen, New Delhi, 2015/ "Tower of Babel" The Museum of Instant Images, Beckershagen, Chaam, The Netherlands, 2016 / Annual Art Exhibition, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy Invited Artist Section, Chandigarh 2016./ International Sculpture Competition and online Exhibition, Bindaas Artist Group, May 2018/ Lady Madonna- The Woman with one Thousand Names, Jheronimus Art Center,Netherlands,2018 and Represented in various International, All India level Art Exhibitions & State level Art Exhibitions throughout India and Abroad since 1979.

Solo Show:

Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, 2001. / Kala Gram, North Zone Culture Centre, Chandigarh, 2002. / IndusInd Bank Art Gallery, Chandigarh, 2003. / Buddha among Taliban Cactus (Three Installations) Fine Art Studio and Campus, Govt. College, Hoshiarpur (Punjab), 2002. / Apeejay College Art Gallery, Jalandhar (Punjab), 1985./North Zone Culture Centre, Patiala (Punjab), 1990 & 2000. / Punjab Lalit Kala Academy & Cultural Affairs Dept., Chandigarh, 1992. / Lalit Kala Parishad, Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 1993. / IMAGES: A Retrospect of twenty years art 1980-2000: DAV College Gallery, Hoshiarpur, 2001./Environmental Sculptures (Metal & Concrete) at Govt. College for Girls Campus & Fine Art Dept, Patiala (Punjab) & at D.A.V. College Campus, Hoshiarpur (Punjab).

Group Show:

WE FIVE, North Zone Culture Centre, Chandigarh, 1995 / Group Exhibition, Nandan Gallery, Shantiniketan (West Bengal), 1997 & 1999 / AKS Group Show, Krukshetra University (Haryana), 1999 / SONG OF IMAGES, A group show of Indo American Artists, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar & at different parts of Punjab 1999-2003 / Disha Group Show: Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 2002. TAC Art Gallery, Ludhiana (Punjab), 2003./Young Artist Art Fest Reggio Emilia, Italy./PANJ-AAB: Group Show at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, Sept. 2004./Colors’ of India, Group Exhibition, Common Art Gallery, Windsor, Canada, 2009./Baba Farid Art Society Group Show, Brijindra College, Faridkot (Pb), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013. Indian Academy Artist members Group Show, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar, 2010 and 2011./The Exhibition of Metal & Canvas ( Group Show ), Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi,2011./ All India Level Group Show, Tavern Hall, Gaiety Theatre Art Gallery, Simla (H.P), 2011. / INSTANCE’11, An Exhibition of Visual Art, Dr. Stya Paul Art Gallery, Virsa Vihar,Jalandhar,2011. / CONFLUENCE, An Art Exhibition of Artists from India and Canada, Punjab Lalit Kala Acadmy, Chandigarh, Nov. 2011. / Now, Then.. Beyond... Group Show at Dr. Stya Paul Art Gallery, Jalandhar, Aug.2012 & at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, Sept.2012./ MANTHAN-a Traveling Exhibition of Painting, Arpan Cover Art Gallery, New Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, (Rajasthan), State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad (A.P.), and at AKS Art Gallery, Andheri-West. Mumbai, From Oct to Dec2012./ The Art Rays-Contemporary Artists from India Art show, Nehru-Wang chuck Cultural Centre( Embassy of India), Thimphu, Bhutan,2013. / Square-An Exhibition of Paintings of North Indian Artists, Vision Arts, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh,2013. / Kala Mela-Art Exhibition of Contemporary Artists of North India, at Alpha One, Amritsar (Punjab), 2013, 2014. / The Art Rays-Contemporary Artists from India Art show, Nehru Centre ( Indian High Commission),8,South Andley St. London.U.K,2013,2014. / INSTANCE’13,An Exhibition of Visual Art, Dr. Stya Paul Art Gallery, Virsa Vihar,Jalandhar,2013./ The Art Rays-"Contemporary Artists from India and other Countries" Netherlands: Germany: France: Switzerland, 2014./International Touring Art Exhibition, "Standup for Women’s Rights" Loaunceston-Cornwall Townhall & Guidehall, UK,2014./ The Art Rays-Contemporary Artists from India and other countries at State Gallery of Art, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad, 2015/ INSTANCE’15,An Exhibition of Visual Art, Dr. Stya Paul Art Gallery, Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar, 2015/ Master’s Collection, Art Exhibition from the Collection of Fine Art Dept. Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, Haryana State,2015. / "Five Elements", Museum and Art Gallery & Fine Art Dept, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2015.

Awards:

University Medal, Punjab University, Chandigarh 1981 & 1983. / Roll of Honor, Govt. College Hoshiarpur (Punjab, 1981. / Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Fund Award, New Delhi, 1981 & 1985. / All India Exhibition Award, Raipur (Madhya Pradesh), 1990, 1991 & 1992./Creators, Ambala Cantt. (Haryana), 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990 & 1994. / Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) 1979, 1988 & 1997. / Patiala (Punjab) 1987./South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (Maharashtra) 1987. / Silver Medal, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), 1988 to 1990 & 1995. / Soviet Cultural Centre, Madras (Tamilnadu), 1987. / Lalit Kala Parishath, Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 1992, 1995./Silver Jubilee Award & Kala Rattan (Honor)1996 & 1999./Babu Jagjeevan Ram Memorial Exhibition Award, New Delhi, 1992. / S.G. Thakur Singh Memorial Medal & Award, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (Punjab), 1992 & 1999. / Honorable Mention Award, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, 1995. / Award of Honor, Art India Group, Ludhiana (Punjab). / Award of Honor, Rajeshwari Kala Mandir, Ludhiana (Punjab)./Department of Cultural Affair (Punjab) Chandigarh, 1991./Punjab Art Heritage Award, Jalandhar (Punjab), 1997 & 1998./Merit Award, Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Calcutta (West Bengal)./Honorable Mention in U.S.A. Millennium Hall of Fame, 20th Century Achievement Award & Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding contribution to Contemporary Art, North Carolina, USA., 1998./Best Exhibit Award, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, 2009. / Millennium Drawing Exhibition Award, Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, 2000 & 2002. /All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society Award at Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (Punjab), 2001. / Award of Honor, Baba Farid Art Society, Faridkot.2010/ Award of Honor, Bibliotheca Alexandrina-Egyptian Cultural Week 2012,Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Athens, Greece, 2012/ 79th All India Art Exhibition Award, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (Punjab),2013/ Agnipath Gold Medal Award, All India Art Exhibition, Gallery Artizen, New Delhi, 2015./Certificate of Honour, International Sculpture Competition and online Exhibition, Bindaas Artist Group, May 2018.

Collection:

Art Studio, Fine Art Faculty, Govt. College for Girls, Patiala (Punjab). / State Museum, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh). / South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (Maharashtra). / Soviet Cultural Centre, Chennai (Tamilnadu). / Environment Society of Patiala, Patiala (Punjab). / Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh. / Roerich International Centre Art Gallery, Naggar, Kullu (Himachal Pradesh). / South Zone Cultural Centre, Chennai (Tamilnadu). 50 Armed Core, Patiala (Punjab). / Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)./Lalit Kala Parishat, Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). / AKS Group, Kurukshetra (Haryana). / Kurukshetra University, Krukshetra (Haryana). /Baba Farid Society Faridkot, (Punjab). / Artist Kirpal Singh Memorial Society, Zira (Punjab). / Punjab Art Heritage, Jalandhar (Punjab). / Photographs National Lalit Kala Academy Archives, New Delhi./Fine Art Department, Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Jalandhar (Punjab)./Govt. College, Ambala Cantt, Department of Higher Education, Haryana Government, (Haryana). / Indian Academy of Fine Arts,  Amritsar. / K.T. Kala, Amritsar./Fine Art Dept. PCM S.D College, Jalandhar City and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala. / S Sobha Singh Dept. of Fine Art, Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab). / Fine Art Dept,. Govt. College for Girls, Rohtak, (Haryana). / Fine Art Department, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Also in private collections in India & Abroad (Rosemary Wilson,Australia, / Mauritius, / Switzerland, / England, / AthensArt, Athens, Greece, Dimitra Papatheodorou, Greece. / Renalta Di Palma, Italy, / Romania,/Das Deutsche Drachen Museum, Germany,/ The Museum of Instant Images, Chaam, Netherlands. / Dame Mail Arte, Canada, / China, / Ms. Pelin Surmeli, (Istanbul),Turkey,/ Venezuela & California, Dan Mouer (Prof), Richmond, VA (USA).

Artist’s Camp:

All India Artist's Camp, Creators, Ambala Cantt, 1988 & 1991./Sixth All India Artist's Camp, Govt. College for Girls, Patiala (Punjab), 1988./TIAS Artist Camp, Hoshiarpur (Punjab), 1988, 1992 & Patiala (Punjab) 1995./Artists Camp, Environment Society, Patiala (Punjab), 1990./Artists Camp, Deptt. of Cultural Affairs Punjab, Jalandhar (Punjab), 1991./North Zone Culture Centre Artist's Camp at Kurukshetra (Haryana), 1993, at Naggar, Kulu (Himachal Pradesh), 1993 & 1995, at Mount Abu (Rajasthan) 1994, at Hoshiarpur (Punjab) 1996 & at Jammu (Jammu Kashmir), 2006./All India Artist's Camp, South Zone Cultural Centre, Chennai (Tamilnadu), 1993./Artist's Camp, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, 1993./Creative Drawing Artist's Camp, Solids, Chandigarh 1994./Punjab Sculptor Artist's Camp, Patiala (Punjab), 1993./Artist's Camp, Krukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana), 1995, 1996./Punjab Lalit Kala Academy and North Zone Culture Centre Artist's Camp, Chandigarh, 1995./AKS Artist's Camp, Kurukshetra (Haryana), 1995./Punjab Art Heritage Society Artist's Camp, Apeejay College, Jalandhar (Punjab), 1996./Artist's Camp, AKS Group and Public Relation Department, Jind (Haryana), 1998./Punjab Sculptor Artist's Camp, Zira, Firozepur (Punjab), Lalit Kala Academy 1999./KALA KUMBH, All India Artist's Camp, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, 2001./Baba Farid Memorial Artist Camp, Faridkot (Punjab), 2002, '03, '06, '07, '08, ‘09, ’10.’13/Artists Camp, Govt. College, Mohali (Punjab), '03./Artist Kirpal Singh Memorial Artist Camp, Zira, Ferozepur (Punjab), '03 & '08, Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar, 2011./Artists Camp, Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Jalandhar (Punjab), '08./All India Artists Camp, Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Haryana at Govt. College, Ambala (Haryana), 2008.2012/ARTIST & ENVIRONMENT, Artists Camp at Kendriya Vidyalaya-3, Jalandhar (Punjab)./ART & THE GIRL CHILD, Artists Seminar cum Workshop, Govt. College for Girls, Chandigarh, 2009./ National Sculptors’ Camp, National Lalit Kala Academy (New Delhi) at IAFA, Amritsar, 2009/ UGC National Workshop cum Seminar on "The Journey between Inspiration and Expression on Canvas" Dept. of Visual Arts, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla,2011./Artist Camp, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, at Dalhousie, (HP), 2006 & at Amritsar, 2011./National Artist Workshop, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar,2012/ Artists Camp, K.T.Kala,Amritsar,2012./ Artists Camp, PCM S.D College, Jalandhar City,2012/ National Art Workshop, RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala,2013/ IAFA Watercolor Artists Camp, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar, 2013./ Shimla Art Fest, International Shimla Summer festival Artists Camp, Gaiety Theatre, Shimla, 2014./ "Five Elements" National Painting Workshop, S Sobha Singh Fine Art Dept. and Museum and Art Gallery, Punjabi University,Patiala,2015/ Punjabi Versa n Heritage Artists Camp, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, at Heritage Village, Bhatinda (Pb), 2016./ "Vision & Imagination" Workshop National Level, Fine Art Dept,.Govt. College for Girls, Rohtak, (Haryana), 2016./Artists Camp "Divine Strokes" Khajjiar,(H.P) organized by "WE" A group of Indian Contemporary Women Artists (Chd), Oct2016./ National Painters‘ camp, by Punjab Lalit Kala Academy Chandigarh in collaboration with Lalit Kala Academy, new Delhi at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chabndigarh, May..2016./ National Art Festival, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi in association with University Of Jammu, Jammu(J&K),2017 and National Art Workshop in Murals & Sculpture : Expressions, RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, March 2017./ Rajeshwari Kala Mahotasva: Creativity on Canvas: The Artists’ Camp, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar City, March 2018./ Water Color workshop, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar, 2018./Oneness- Art for Bridging Humanity, Artists Camp/Seminar, Mahsu Art, Shimla (in collaboration with State Museum, Shimla) May 2018.

Art Organizational Works/Seminars:

Campaign for AIDS Awareness, Nature (Ecology) Awareness and Folk Lore & Heritage Awareness./ Worked for Children Art Workshop, Sponsored by North Zone Culture Centre,1998./Song of Images (Painting, Drawing, Prints, Sculptures & Slide Show) at different parts of Punjab from 2000 to 2003./Coordinator, District Level Art Exhibition, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh at Hoshiarpur, 2007./National Seminar on "Artist Sobha Singh and His Art : A Personality" held at Fine Art Dept., Punjabi University, Patiala, 2010./ Painting demonstration and Art discussion with young artists, Kala Bhawan, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2011./ National Workshop cum Seminar on "The Journey between Inspiration and Expression on Canvas" Dept. of Visual Arts, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla,Dec2011/Resource person in UGC Seminar on "Multimedia Fifth Dimension of Computer" Art, H.M.V. College, Jalandhar, 2011./ Resource person in A Three day National Workshop/ Seminar on "The Reality of Time: A Visual Statement", at Govt. College, Ambala Cantt, Dept. of Higher Education, Haryana, 2012 / Participated and submitted paper in National Seminar on "Gurudev Rabinderanath Tagore-a Multi-disciplinary Perspective" at Dept. Of Fine Art, Punjabi University, Patiala, March, 2012./ Resource person in A Two day UGC National Workshop/ Seminar on "Religious Motifs in Folk Art" PCM S.D College, Jalandhar City,Nov2012/ / Participated and presented paper in International Seminar/exhibition on Himalaya: The Legend and The Reality, organized by, Himprasth-A Society for the cause of Art and Eco-cultural heritage of Himalaya, Dehradun (Uttra Khand), Jan.2013./ Resource person in A Two day UGC National Workshop/ Seminar on "Journey of Art Through Ages: Impact of Modernism" RR Bawa DAV College for Women, Batala (Punjab),2013./ Participated and presented paper in UGC National Seminar on" The Evolution of Modern & Contemporary Indian Art" organized by, Fine Art Dept. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra,Haryana State,2014./ UGC National Workshop cum Seminar on "The Inspiration and its Visual Expression" Dept. of Visual Arts, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla,2014./ UGC seminar cum workshop on contemporary art,BBK DAV college for women, Amritsar (Pb),2015/ Resource person, Fine art Seminar n Workshop, Youth Welfare Dept. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar,2015, 2016 and 2017./ Paper presented in "Relevancy of Geeta in Indian Art" National Seminar, organized by Fine Art Dept. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana State,2015,/ "Vision & Imagination "Resource person, Fine art Seminar n Workshop, Fine Art Dept,. Govt. College for Girls, Rohtak, (Haryana),2016./Research Methodology in Art-A Multy-disciplinary Perspective, A National Seminar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi in collaboration with Museum and Art Gallery and A Sobha Singh Dept. of Fine Arts, Punjabi University, Patiala,2016./ Demonstration cum lecture on contemporary art at fine art dept, Fine Art Department, Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Jalandhar, Nov 2017./ Resource person in A Two day UGC National Workshop/ Seminar on " Murals & Sculpture : Expression" RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala (Pb), March 2017/ Organising Sectary, Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival, Hoshiarpur Zone-B, Govt. College, Hoshiarpur, Sept.2017.

Appeared in:

Artists Directory, National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. / Biography International./ Reference India./WHO's WHO in India./Indo America Who's Who./Artist Directory of Modern Indian Arts & Artist, Bombay./Who's Who in Indo Europe./Who's Who in Asia Pacific./Five hundred leader of influence and the International Directory of Distinguished leadership, U.S.A./Asian American Who's Who./ Dictionary of Art & Artists of India, Mapin Publishing, Bombay.

Documentary:

A Documentary Film "Jaspal's & his Art" prepared by Jalandhar Doordarshan (Television) for Punjabi National hookup./ The Art Of Jaspals. Gallery World Art Humenne, Slovakia.