Viren Tanwar

 

 

Born: Born in 1952 at Hisar (Haryana)

Educational Qualifications:

  • Studied at Government Collage of Art, Chandigarh, and obtained 5 year diploma in Drawing and painting in 1974. 1st class 1st position and merit scholarship for all the five years.
  • Graduation from Panjab University, Chandigarh - 1979
  • British Council Scholarship – studied at Slade School of Arts, University College, London – 1984/85
  • Visited France, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, U.K., U.S.A, Spain, Singapore, Nepal, Srilanka, New Zealand and Russia.

Awards:

  • 9th International Contemporary Art Exhibition (Graphics – 84), New Delhi, 1984
  • Honorable Mention, National Exhibition of Art, New Delhi – 2000
  •  All India Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi – 1978/79 and 1980
  • Dr. M.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, Instituted by AIFACS, New Delhi – 1985
  • Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh – 1975/78 and 1994
  • Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh – 1980 and 1981
  • Haryana Artists Exhibition, State Award – 1970/74 and 1980
  • All India Art Exhibition, Jallandhar – 1982
  • Vasant Utsav, Panchkula – 1994
  • 50 years of Art in Independent India AIFACS, Delhi – 1995
  • Govt. Collage of Art, Chandigarh, Annual Exhibition, first prize – 1970/71/72/73 and 1974

Participation National and International:

  • “Engendered”A South Asian Multidisciplinary Art Festival,Lincon Center,New York-2008
  • “Fact and Fiction”, Art Pilgrim Gallery, London – 2007
  • “Art for Freedom”, A Rare London Auction of Leading Indian Artists by Tehelka and Bonhams, London - 2007
  • “Partitions” Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan and India, Washington D.C – 2006
  • “Contemporary Indian Painting”, Kleinsassen, Fluda, Germany - 2001
  • Sotheby’s exhibition and auction of Contemporary Indian Paintings, the Chester and Davida Herwitz charitable Trust, New York – Part I June 1995 and part II April 1996,December 2000
  • International Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Museum of contemporary art of Tlazcala, Mexico – 1995
  • International Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Graphics, organized by “PANCHAMRIT” in collaboration with Indo-Soviet Nikolai Roeirich Arts club, New Delhi – 1991
  • 8th International Trinnale “Inter Graphics 89” Berlin, East Germany- 1987
  • 8th, 9th and 10th International contemporary Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi – 1982/84/85
  • Graphics Art in India since 1850, New Delhi, Chennai, Calcuttaand Chandigarh – 1995
  • National Exhibition of Arts, New Delhi – 1979/80/81/83/84 and 2000
  • Contemporary miniatures a group exhibition of new works by Pakistani and Indian artists – Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi 2005, Curated by Sushma Behl
  • Tenth Harmony Art Show, Mumbai - 2005, Eleventh Harmony Art Show, Mumbai - 2006 ,Twelfth Harmony Art Show,Mumbai – 2007,Curated by Tina Anil Ambani
  • The sacred feminine, New Delhi, Vadhera Fine Arts and Appa Rao Gallery, New Delhi - 2005
  • Ritu: A gathering of seasons, Curated by Dr. B. N. Goswamy, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi - 2005
  • Androgyne, Curated by Dr. Alka Pande for Appa Rao Art Galleries, India Habitat Center, New Delhi – 2004
  • Solitude, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, for Appa Rao Art Gallries, India Habitat Center, New Delhi and Mumbai - 2003
  • The magic of Realism – part VII, Hyatt Regency, Delhi – 2003
  • AIFACS Reginal Center Inugral Art Exhibition, Panchkula, Haryana – 1995
  • All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi – 1979/81/82/8384/91 and 1995
  • All India Art Exhibition of Original Drawings “Drawing-80” Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh – 1980
  • All India Art Exhibition of Print-Graphics, 1978 and 82, Chandigarh
  • All India Art Exhibition, Himachal Govt. Museum, Shimla – 1985
  • All India Art Exhibition of Drawing, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh – 1995
  • All India Art Exhibition of Prints, Hyderabad – 1983
  • All India Art Exhibition of Drawings, Lucknow – 1976
  • All India Painting Exhibition, Jallandhar – 1974 and 82
  • Zonal Art Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi – 1995
  • 50 years of Art in Independent India, AIFACS, Panchkula, Haryana and Delhi – 1995
  • Seasons in Indian Paintings, Govt Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh – 1996
  • Nature and Environment in Indian Art, Govt Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh – 1996
  • Chandigarh Artist Forum, K.C Theatre, Chandigarh – 1974
  • Exhibition Sponsored by “Pardhi” Shimla – 1980 and 1981
  • Chandigarh Artists, Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, Chandigarh – 1973/74 and 1975
  • Chandigarh Artists Exhibition, “From the reserve collection of the Museum”, Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh – 1987
  • Exhibition representing six artists, Gallery Form Function, Chandigarh – 1987
  • Chandigarh Artists exhibition Gallery, Akaar, Chandigarh – 1987
  • Haryana Artists Exhibition, Chandigarh – 1970/71/74/80 and 1985
  •  Annual Art Exhibition, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi – 1980/81 and 1990
  • Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh- 1970/71/75/78/80/88/92 and 1994
  • Graphic Exhibition of “Group-8 Members”, New Delhi, Chandigarh – 1987
  • Chandigarh Festival – 1987, Jashn-E-Kashmir-1987, Himachal Utsav-1988, Haryana Utsav – 1988 and Food Festival – 1989 organised by N.Z.C.C
  • Vasant Utsav, Panchkula 1994
  • 6th Northern region Art Exhibition Chandigarh, organized by Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow – 1993

Collections:

  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
  • Arts India Gallery, New York
  • Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
  • Gallery Aurodhan, Pondicheery
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, USA
  • Gallery Anant, New Delhi
  • Gallery Art Alive, New Delhi
  • Creativity Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • Appa Rao Galleries, Chennai and New Delhi
  • Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • Fine Art Museum, Panjab University, Patiala
  • Kurukshetra University, Haryana
  • Roerich Museum, Naggar, Himachal Pardesh
  • Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Haryana Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh
  • Punjab Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Punjab Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Punjab Agro Industries Corp., Chandigarh
  • Committee on Beautification of Punjab, Punjab
  • Jammu University, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Tata & sons, Mumbai
  • Tisco, Tata Nagar
  • T.V.S. Suzuki, Chennai
  • Marriot, Goa India Resort
  • Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow
  • Zonal Cultural Center, Udaipur
  • N.C.Z.C.C., Allahabad
  • Jawhar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
  • many other private collections in Canada,France, Germany,Holland, India, Indonesia,Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, U.S.A. and U.K.

Exhibition (Individual and Group):

  • One Man Show,3, Good Wood Hill, Singapore 2006
  • One Man Show, Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2005
  • “Visualizing Intangible Forms of Life” group show, Alliance Francaise Le Corbusier de Chandigarh – 2000
  • One Man Show,Alliance Francaise Le Corbusier da Chandigarh 1998
  • One Man Show,Fine Arts Museum,Panjab University,Chandigarh 1992 and 1984
  • Dual Exhibition,Govt. Museum and Art Gallery,Chandigarh 1987
  • One Man Show,Gallery Chemould,Mumbai 1984
  • One Man Show,Ashoka Art Gallery,Ashoka Hotel,New Delhi 1974
  • Dual Exhibition,Fine Arts Museum,Panjab University,Chandigarh 1974 and 1973
  • Trio Exhibition,AIFACS,New Delhi 1973

Attented and Organized Workshops:

  • National Painters camp organized by Indigo Blue Gallery at Singapore New Zealand - 2006
  • National Painter’s Camp, Vice-Versa, Panjim, Goa- 2005
  • All India Artists camp, Patni Top, Jammu and Kashmir - 2004
  • Environmental Sculpture workshop, Chandigarh – 2003
  • Drawing workshop, Chandigarh - 2002
  • Art and Industry – All India Artists Camp Tata Nagar – 2000
  •  AIFACS Millennium All India Artists Camp, New Delhi – 2000
  • All India Painters Camp, Bangalore – 1995
  • All India Print Makers Camp, Jaipur – 1995
  • Carol Summer Print Making Workshop by USICA and Govt. Collage of Arts, Chandigarh – 1987
  • Artists Camp, by Haryana Cultural Deptt. – 1982/83/84 and 1993
  • Artists Workshop Jallandhar – 1983
  • Six Artists Workshop at Panjab University, Chandigarh – 1987
  • Drawing Workshop by “Pedestal”, Chandigarh – 1988
  • “Protest”, Poster and Poems Workshop on Punjab, Chandigarh – 1988
  • Painted a collaborative mural on the theme of “Communal Harmony” sponsored by Punjab Govt. in 1981 at Kharar bus stand near Chandigarh
  • Artists Camp (N.Z.C.C.) at Naggar, Himachal
  • Artists Camp at Press Club, Chandigarh – 1994
  • All India Painters workshop, Kurukshetra University – 1996
  • Chandigarh Artists Workshop for raising funds for “Delhi Riot Victims”, Chandigarh – 1984
  • Ceramic workshop in Raku Technique, Chandigarh – 1985
  • Painting workshop, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh – 1983/93 and 1994

Honours

  • “Kala Bhoomi Sanman” for the meritorious contribution and achievements in art,by HIFA, Haryana - 2006
  • “Kala Shree” for the meritorious contribution to the cause of art field by AIFACS, New Delhi – 1997
  • Honoured by Art India, Ludhiana for contribution in Art – 1991

Member

  • Secretary Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi -2002 to 2006
  • Vice Chairman, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi – 2000 to 2002
  • Secretary Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi - 1997 to 2000
  • General Council Member, National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi – 1984 to 1989
  •  Programme Committee, N.Z.C.C., Patiala – 1987 to 1989
  • Founder Member “Pedestal”, Chandigarh, Group-8, New Delhi 

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