Balvinder

 

 

Born: Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan) -1946

 

Qualifications:

  • First Class first five-year Diploma (with distinction) in Applied Art, College of Art, Chandigarh- 1968

Exhibitions:

  • Held 37 shows [solo (11) joint (26) – Bombay, New Delhi, Amritsar and Chandigarh] since 1966: These shows include an innovative “Pocket Show” of miniature drawings done on the rear of used visiting cards –1989; an experimental show of drawings done on the photographs of Vijay Ozo -1991; a first ever show, in Chandigarh, of Computer-drawings -1997; and a protest show of drawings, against the destruction of Bamian Buddha statues, in a Show Window in sector 17 - 2001

Participated:

  • Participated in a number of state, national and international level exhibitions, artist camps/seminars/workshops

Collections:

  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Government Art Museums in Chennai & Chandigarh; Delhi Lalit Kala Akademi’s regional Centre, Lucknow; Museums of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh & Punjabi University, Patiala; State Lalit Kala Akademis of Punjab and Chandigarh; National Gallery of Portraits, Chandigarh; North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala; State Culture-Departments of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh; Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh; CITCO, Chandigarh; Punjab SUGARFED, Chandigarh; Chandigarh Press Club, JCT Phagwara and many other private collections in India and abroad

Award:

  • Punjab State Lalit Kala Akademi –1983

Executed:

  • Executed a solo Environmental Art project by painting a number of mud huts– Chandigarh -1987

Designed:

  • Designed and executed a number of stage-sets, sculptures, murals, bill-boards, brochures, book/magazine covers and cartoon characters

Publications:

  • PUBLISHED: hundreds of articles, book/art reviews in various leading journals/dailies including The Illustrated Weekly of India, India Today, The Week, The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, The Statesman and The Tribune
  • REVIEWED local art activities for The Hindu’s Delhi edition, for more than 15 years 1988-2003
  • CO-EDITED an Art-journal, SOLIDS, for a few years
  • CONVENED a first ever, in Chandigarh, art exhibition of Satish Gujral -1994

Details About the job:

  • BEFORE RETIRING as the PRINCIPAL of Govt. College, sector 11, Chandigarh in 2004, worked here as THE HEAD OF THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT continuously for 36 years

Acknowledgment:

  • I OWE my artistic career’s growth chiefly to, apart from my immediate family, my teachers at the College of art, particularly Sh. Sunirmal Chatterji and Sh. Sushil Sarkar. Art Historian Dr B.N.Goswamy, Art Connoisseur Dr M.S.Randhawa and artist Sh.Prem Singh also contributed significantly

Contact Number:
Ph: 91 0172 2630904
Mob: 0981 4243098

Mailing Address & Studio:
# 362 AOT COMPLEX
Sector 48 – A
CHANDIGARH – 160 047
Email: singhbalvinder@hotmail.com

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