Dhruva Mistry, born in 1957, Gujrat. He studied sculpture from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University of Baroda, 1974-81 and post-graduation in Sculpture from Royal College of Art, London, 1981-83 on The British Council scholarship. He was artist-in residence, Arts Council of Britain and Fellowship from University of Cambridge, 1984-85.
He has widely exhibited his works and some of his significant solo exhibitions include – Art Heritage, New Delhi, 1981; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1983; Kettle’s Yard Gallery, University of Cambridge; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool between 1986-87; *Cross-Sections*, Collins Gallery, 1990; *Bronzes*, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, 1994; Asian Artist Today: Fukoka Annual VII, Asian Art Museum, Japan, 1995; Royal Academy Friends Room, London, 1996; *Recent Sculpture*, Yorkshire Sculpture Part; *Unmasked*, Meghraj Gallery, London, 1998; *Thoughts about things; leaves from Ire* Nazar Gallery, Vadodara and Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland, 1999; *Prints:1988-1998*, Galley Espace, New Delhi, 2000; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai & Queen’s Gallery, 2005; Table Pieces, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2007; *Stainless Steel Unique*, Art Pilgrim, New Delhi, 2008; *Recent Works*, Hatheesing Centre, Ahmedabad, 2011, *Bronzes 1987-1990*, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, 2014; *Something Else*, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai & DistXIII Gallery, New Delhi, New Delhi, 2015; Selected works, Knots, an experimental art space, Vadodara, 2016; The Human Abstract, Jhaveri Contemporary, 2019; New Work:1999 to 2019, Akara Art, Mumbai, 2019.
His selected participation in groups shows are Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Madras, 1979; *A Journey Through Contemporary Art*, Hayward Gallery, London, 1985; Third Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition, Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open Air Museum, Japan, 1990; *Recent British Sculpture*, Arts Council Collection, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 1993; *GwylGeff Harlech Art Biennale*, Gwynedd, 1994; Prefectural Museum of Art, Miyakonojo City Museum of Art, Japan, 1997; David McKee Gallery, New York, 1998; *Drawing and Models*, Noorbrabants Museum, Holland; 1999; *Bronze, an Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture*, Holland Park, London, 2000; *Thinking Big: 21st Century British Sculpture*, Peggey Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 2002; *Subtlety-Minimally*, Curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Sakshi Gallery, 2004;*Polyphonies*, by Dr. Alka Pande, Kala Gallery, Austria, 2007; *Spectrum 2009, An Exhibition of Indian Modern and Contemporary Art*, Abu Dhabi, 2008; *Sculptors’ Drawings and Works on Paper*, London, 2012; *Maquettes from the Cass Sculpture Foundation*, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 2013; *Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen*, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, 2013; *Mega-Metals Medley*, Asia Gallery-b, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, 2014; *Path Finders*, VadFest, Vadodara, 2015; *Deck of Cards, Taash Ke Patte*, curated by Laura Williams, The British Council, New Delhi, 2016; *Witnesses; émigré medallists in Britain*, Curated by Phillip Attwood, The British Museum, London, 2018; Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, 2019.
He was commissioned to do a public sculpture at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Victoria Square, Birmingham and many other art projects in the UK and India. He has been honoured by several awards and fellowships, prominent one includes Honorary CBE by the Queen Elizabeth, London, awarded Honorary Doctor of the Birmingham City University; Elected Fellow of Royal Society of British Sculptors; Design & President’s award for Victoria Square and many more.
Dhruva lives and works in Vadodara, India.
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