Artist from India
at Jose Art Gallery since June 11th, 2020
About the artist ANAND MANCHIRAJU
I have close to half a century experience as a professional artist with over 3000 paintings on traditional mediums like oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas. I have also pioneered in many experimental mediums. I am the only one who makes paintings using Photo Chemicals on bromide paper- I call it photo-paintings and using oil on disposed X-Ray sheets. Living close to Himalayan Mountains, I was inspired by the splendors of nature and nature often is the centerpiece of my work. Abstract is another of my frequent theme. In recent past, having travelled around the world visiting my children in cities, I city abstracts are also a recurrent theme.
Exhibitions of ANAND MANCHIRAJU
Conducted various painting and photo-painting exhibitions in prominent art galleries across India. The exhibitions received critical applause from the press & T.V as well as enthusiastic response from the art lovers. Some significant shows include: o Icon Art, Hyderabad, 2017 o State Academy of Fine Arts, Hyderabad – 2016, 2011 o Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2012 o Andhra Academy Of Arts, Vijayawada - 2010 o Siddhartha College, Vijayawada - 2007 o Indraprasth Art Gallery,Delhi-2005 o Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai - 2003, 1993 o Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai - 1999 o Lalit Kala Academy, N.Delhi - 1999, 1995, 1991 o Jahanhgir Art Gallery, Mumbai - 1997, 1992 o Triveni Gallery, New Delhi - 1993 o India international Center, Lodi Road, N.Delhi. - 1992 o Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta - 1992 o Lalit Kala academy, Regional Center, Madras – 1991, 1990 o Kirti Art gallery FORE, B-18, Qutub Institutional area, N.Delhi - 1991 o Lalit kala Academy, Lucknow - 1989 o Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. - 1978 o Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada - 1974 o Raj Bhawan, Hyderabad – 1968 Juried Group Exhibitions/awards: The Honorable prize awardee and online exhibition in competition “Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition 2020”, https://sidearts.com/ -an independent online curatorial platform. View Points 2020, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ 4th Annual Black & White Exhibition , 2020, Online Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA 5th Annual Animal Kingdom Exhibition, 2020, Online Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA All Cityscape art competition, Online Art Exhibition,2020, The Contemporary Art Gallery Online Special Recognition Award Certificate, and online exhibition “Botanicals”, 2020, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery Special Recognition Award Certificate, and online exhibition “Created in Isolation” 2020, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery Abstract Art exhibition, 2020, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA Windows Into The World, 2020, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA International Art Exhibition, Indian Artist Network, Jakarta, Singapore, Dubai – 2007 National Kala Mela, LKA, New Delhi - 1994, 1986, 1978 Indian Biennially of Photography Exhibition, LKA New Delhi – 1993 Artist camps, Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada – 1996, 1994, 1991, 1987 Awards o Got several state awards in painting and photography during 1961, 1965, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1982 & 1987. o Awarded by Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1964, 1969 & 1976
Education of ANAND MANCHIRAJU
Diploma in Photography Govt.College of Fine Arts & Arch. J.N.T.U Hyderabad Certificate course in Color Photo Technology, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun