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, Chaina,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 Photofraphy Show,2014, Dr. Stya Paul Art Gallery, Jalandhar (Pb) India/ "Feed The Planet" The Museum of Instant Images, Beckershagen , Chaam, The Netherlands, 2014 and Represented in various All India level Art Exhibitions & State level Art Exhibitions throughout India 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. Satya Paul Art Gallery, Jalandhar, Aug.2012 & at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, Sept.2012 / MANTHAN- a Travelling 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 AlphaOne,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, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Banglore, 2014.

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.

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) / 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 Archieves, 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. Also in private collections in India & Abroad (Rosemary Wilson,Australia,/ Mauritius, /Switzerland,/ England,/ AthensArt,Athens,Greece,/ 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, Richmond,Va(U.S.A).

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.

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 / 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.

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.