Aishwaryan K, Born in Palakkad, Kerala, 1986.
He received his Diploma in Painting, KEN School of Art, Bengaluru (2008) and a Post Diploma in Printmaking, Bangalore University, Bengaluru (2010).
Aishwaryan has been conferred with the 44th Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi State Award (2016). He has also been the recipient of the Graphic Fellowship, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academi (2018); Kala Sanchara Travel Grant, Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi (2017); Shenoy Art Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2016); Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation (2015); Jury Award, Chandra Ilango Visual Art Foundation (2015); K K Hebbar Art Foundation, (2015); Arnawaz Vasudev Charities Scholarship (2009 & 08); Anantica Jija Singh Foundation Scholarship (2008); Nadoja Shri R. M. Hadapad Student Scholarship (2006).
His solo project ‘The Artist’s World’, curated by Vaishnavi Ramanathan, was mounted at the Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai (2015).
He has also been Artist-in-Residence at Paradise AIR, Matsudo, Japan (2020); 'Convergence', SARA Art Centre, Dombekoppa (2019); ‘The Blue Gold’, cycle 7, Piramal Art Foundation, Thane (2016); Sand Art Foundation Trust, Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Injambakkam, Chennai (2015); 6th CRACK International Art Camp, Kushtia, Bangladesh (2012); ‘Barbil Art Project’, UTSHA Foundation, Barbil, Odisha (2012); ‘Sethu Samudram Residency 5’, theertha, International Artists Collective, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka (2012).
He has also exhibited and participated in ‘Urban Fabric’, curated by Suresh Jayaram & Sagar Shastri, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru (2021); ‘Alli-Illi/Achi-Kochi/There-Here’, India + Japan, 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery, Bengaluru (2021); ‘The Drawing Show – Part I’, Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru (2021); ‘A Voice To A Voice’, curated by Somedutta Malik, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York (2021); ‘Punashchetana’, online exhibition, Shenoy Art Foundation (2020); ‘Traversing into Insights’, online exhibition, Gallery Sumukha (2020); ‘Telling Tales: A Journey into Narrative forms’, Anant Art, New Delhi (2020); India Art Fair, Anant Art, New Delhi (2020); ‘A Voice To A Voice’, curated by Somedutta Malik, organized by IPEP, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai (2020); ‘Polygonal’, curated by M. Ramachandran, Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru (2019); 'The Toilets', Fort Kochi, Kochi (2019); ‘Homomorphism II’, Kerala History Museum, Kochi (2018); ‘Nurturer & The Nurtured’, Shenoy Art Foundation, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bengaluru (2018); ‘Meditative Mediations’, curated by Vaishnavi Ramanathan, InKo Centre, Chennai (2017); ‘Good Food by Artport’, co-curated by Lina Vincent and Anne-Marie Melster, Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru (2017); ‘Healing Nature: restoring balances’, conceptualized by Lina Vincent, Gallerie Time & Space, Bengaluru (2016); ‘Clipboard’, curated by Shijo Jacob, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi (2015); ‘Dialogues with the self’, curated by Anirudh Chari, The Portret Project, Bakheda, New Delhi (2014); 11th Annual Show, Galerie Sara Arakkal, Bengaluru (2014); ‘Papyrus’, works on paper, curated by Ushmita Sahu, Galleria M, Kolkata (2014); ‘Crosstalk’, Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru (2014); ‘RASA- exploring the aesthetic experience’, Conceptualized by Lina Vincent, Mahua: The Art Gallery, Bengaluru (2013); ‘Barbil: A Benefit exhibition for UTSHA’, Nature Morte @ The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi (2013); ‘Regional Art Exhibition 2012’, Lalit Kala Academi, Regional Art Centre, Chennai (2012); ‘In Search of Gandhi’ curated by Suresh Jayaram, theertha Artist Collective, Red Dot Gallery, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka (2011); ‘Germinal Imprints’, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru (2011); 51st National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi at Panaji, Goa (2009); ADOGI, 29th Mini Prints International, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain (2009); 8th Bharat Bhavan Biennial of International Prints, Bhopal, India (2008).
*Aishwaryan lives and works in Bengaluru, Karnataka.*
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