Self thought artist Son of a traditional bell metal worker Native of Muvattupuzha, Ernakulum District, Kerala
Honours and Awards
1986 National fellowship from Ministry of Human Resourses. Govt. of India for research work. Kalamezhuthu. Tradtional floral painting in Kerala. 1992, 1995 Kerala Lailitha Kala Acadamy Award
1998Raja Ravi Varma Birth Centenary Award. Pollock krasener garnt 1999 to2001Executive Committee Member Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy. 1998Kerala Chitra Kala Parishath honor
Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy Annual shows 1985,86,87, 88,89,90,91, 92, 93, 2002,2003,2004
2003AIFACS New Delhi Show Contemporary Art Gallery Kochi.
1993Kelakam, Kannur, Sponsored by Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy 1997National exhibition by National Lalitha Kala Acadamy Bangalore 2004Apparao Galleries .Triveni Kala Sangam New Delhi 2004Gallery East, New York 2005Colors of Joy Chitrasala Thrissur. Sponsored by Kerala Lailitha Kala Academy 2005Kerala Lalitha Kala acadamy. Show in aid of Tsunami victims Kochi, Trivandrum 2005Turning the wheel. Traditions unbound Curated by Dr.Alka Pande Visual Art Gallery, Habitat Centre New Delhi, Sponsored by United Nations. 2007Triveda Fine Arts, Early to Contemporary, New Delhi 2007National Gallery of Modern Art. Moscow. Contemporary Indian Art in 21st Century. Curetted by David Baurriard London. Sponsored by Indian Embassy. 2008Triveda fine art Ltd. Indian Art, Early to Contemporary. 2007A selection of Indian Contemporary Art. The Art of Investment Ashvita Galleries Chennai, Coimbatore. 2008Red Earth Monsoon Festival. New Delhi 2009Cross Country. National Exhibition of Art, Travancore Art Gallery. New Delhi 2009Seeing is Believing. India Consortium Project Gallerie New Delhi 2009Beating heart of Kerala. Contemporary Art from gods own country Gallery Noble Saga. London 2009Contemporary art for home. Lalith Asok Bangalore. Gallery Time and space Poster and collage exhibitions In all city centers of Kerala on various social issues
1988Zonal camp Wyanad, Kerala Lalitha kala academy 1989, 1990State artist camps, Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy Thrissur 1991National Camp, Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Ponmudi 1996National Camp, Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Kasargod
1991Mahatma Gandhi Mandir Kannur Sponsored by Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy, 1995Life scapes sponsored by Cube kannur 2002Lalitha kala academy Contemporary art gallery. Kochi 2003Chitrasala Thrissur sponsored by lalitha kala acadamy. 2004Yousef gallery, Mattanchery Kochi. 2004Kerala lalitha kala acadamy Gallery Calicut 2005Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery .Coimbatore. Sponsored by KS trust 2006Galleria Roman Rolland New Delhi of Elephants Spices and Everyday Sponsors Alliance Francaise Embassy of Poland and State Government of Kerala, Cureted by Dr,Alka Pande 2007Taj Residency .Bangalore. Cureted by Jayamony Ambara Sponsored by Taj Residency
State Bank of India Kannur, State Bank on India Thrissur. Kapurthala house New Delhi Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Thrissur .Premiere Fine Yarns Coimbatore, Galleria New Delhi, Embassy of Poland New Delhi. Alliance Francaise New Delhi, Indian Embassy Beijing. Ambara gallery. Bangalore. Time and space. Bangalore. Sumukha Bangalore. Renaissance Gallery. Bangalore. Indcomm Global Service. Bangalore. Gallery soul flower Bombay. Noble Saga Gallery. London .DC. Books Kottayam, The studio. New Delhi, Imitiara Consultants Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi and in many other private collections in India and abroad.
Resource Person Indira Gandhi Rashrtriya Sangralaya. Bhopal Traditional bell metal casting
Seminars and Symposiums 1998 Art criticism workshop Kila, Kerala Lalitha kala academy 1998 National Seminar on art movement, Kila. Kerala laitha kala academy 1998 National Ceramic Camp. Kundara ceramics, Kerala laitha kala academy 1999 State bell metal camp. Trissur, Kerala lalitha kala academy 1999 Bell metal works shop. KITHADS Campus Calicut by IGRMS. Bhopal. Worked as resource person
Worked as editor for thathamma childrens fortnightly and published many short stories and essays for children Published many articles on art and aesthetics in many Malayalam journals.
Nicolas Bourriaud, Director of Tate Gallery, London, refers to his work as nave and pantheistic representations testifying to a figurative lavishness. Writer, Anita Nair perceives a childs innocence, a childs lack of duplicity, a childlike playfulness and a childs wonder the eternal sunshine of a spotless mind. Art historian, Alka Pande finds him to be a singular voice in contemporary Indian art for the immediacy of the medium, the lushness of colour, the sensuality of expression.
Watching Murali Nagapuzhas breathing landscapes and lively lotus ponds, one cannot but be transported to an illusory, yet mysteriously real world. …Read More