Rajesh Rana

Date of Birth: 05-07-1976

Education:
– M.F.A. (GRAPHICS) M.S.U. Baroda 2002
– B.F.A. (PAINTING) College of Art, Delhi University 2000

Award and Prizes:

– Research scholarship by Lalit Kala Academy 2006-07.
– Honorable Mention, 6th Bharat Bhawan International Biennial of Print-Art 2004.
– Award for Best Entry in the field of Graphics, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi 2003.
– National Scholarship, Deptt. Of Culture, Govt. of India 2001.
– Merit Certificate, Nokia Asia Pacific Art Contest 2001 & 2002.
– 1st Prize, College Of Art Exhibition 1999.
– 2nd Prize, Gandhi Samiti, New Delhi 1999.
– Merit Certificate, Avantika (a group of contemporary artists) 1997.

International Participation:

– Tokyo International mini-print Triennial 2005.
– Group Exhibition of contemporary British and Indian Artists organized by Art Power for Future
– Hope and sponsored by HSBC at 8Canada Square, London 2005.
– 6th Bharat Bhawan International Biennial of Print-Art 2004.
– Nokia Asia Pacific Art Exhibition 2001 & 2000

National Participation:

– 46th National Exhibition of Art, LKA 2004 Kochi.
– ‘Yuva Mahotsava’, Sahitya kala parishad, Delhi 2003 & 1998.
– Convocation Show at AIFACS by College of Art 2001.
– An Exhibition organized by Gandhi Samiti at Rabindra Bhawan 1999.
– Group show by Avantika at Green Wood Art Gallery 1997.

Group Shows:

– ‘Mark, Etch & Print’ a group shows of prints at Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2006.
– ‘Dark horses – II’ a group show of paintings at ‘Visual Art Gallery’ India Habitat Center, 2006
– ‘Mystique Journey’ a group show of paintings at ‘Rabindra Bhavan’ 2006
– ‘Impression’ a group show of prints at ‘Krishna Collections Art Gallery’ 2006
– ‘Dark Horses’ a group show of paintings at ‘Gallerie Alternatives’ 2005
– ‘Going Potty’ a show at Ashoka Hotel by ‘The Foundation for Arts’ 2005
– Group Exhibition at Rabindra Bhawan by Forum of ex-students of college of Art, Delhi 2005
– ‘Hiroshima-Never Again’ a show curated by Suneet Chopra at Arpana Gallery Delhi 2005
– ‘Abhivyakti’ , An Exhibition of Painting at ‘Shridharani Art Gallery’ Delhi 2004
– ‘Abhivyakti’ , An Exhibition of Painting at ‘Jehangir Art Gallery’ Mumbai 2004
– ‘Reflections’, An Exhibition of Graphic Prints at ‘Art Core’ Vadodara 2001

Workshops:
– All India workshop organized by AIFACS 2006

Collection:
– Prime Minister Conference Hall.
– Russian Cultural Embassy.
– Private Collection in Brazil, California, Russia and different parts of India.

Experience:
– Art Educator, Casp- Plan (NGO), Pune, Maharashtra 2005 & 2003, Taught printmaking skills to slum children.
– Art Educator, Casp- Plan (NGO), New Delhi 2004. Taught printmaking skills to slum children.
– Workshop Director, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi 2004 & 2003, Summer workshop for children.
– Freelance Artist, NDMC, New Delhi 2003.
– Made Portraits of 72 Celebrities of India.
– Executed a work for the PM Conference Hall.
– Art Educator, Prayas Children Home, New Delhi 1999.
Taught painting to the children and developed their works into mural on the wall of Prayas.
– Art Educator, Meharees (French NGO), New Delhi 1998 – 1999.
Guided the students of Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya To prepare a mural for a competition to represent India.

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