Bheem Malhotra

Bheem Malhotra

A man of many talents, Bheem Malhotra is an Artist, Associate Professor in Art in Chandigarh College of Architecture and Honorary Chairman of the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi. Born in 1964, he is known nationally and internationally for his Art. He has been a part of several exhibitions at the state, national and international level and has received many awards and honours.

His unique and exceptional work in the medium of Water colours won him the National Award South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in 2015 and also an award in the All India Exhibition of Water Colours by AIFACS, 2015 in New Delhi.

As Chairman of the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Bheem has conceptualized and curated several unique and creative programmes for the promotion of Art, Architecture and Artists of the Tricity, with several endeavours to get people closer to art by opening public places for art workshops, talks and interactions. Organized and designed extensive art exchange programme on Prime Minister Modi Mission “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”

He also conceptualized and designed the Chandigarh Administration Tableau for the Republic Day Parade, India Gate, New Delhi in January 2016 and played a pivotal role in setting up the Chandigarh Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair in November 2015 and 2016.

His works are in the collection of many museums, government organizations and private collections in India and abroad. He has attended many national and international level art workshops, showcasing his works in 20 solo shows including Nehru Centre London, UK, South Korea, and many group shows in India and abroad. He has also contributed in many art shows for charity for he believes art must be for all.


  Bheem Malhotra
  Associate Professor in Art
  Chandigarh College of Architecture
  Honorary Chairman Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
  9878459300, 0172-2744996 (R)
  #5033, PEC Campus
  Sec-12, Chandigarh


Bheem Malhotra

Born March 20, 1964 at Rohtak, First Class, Five years Degree B.F.A. (Applied Art) From Govt. College of Art Chandigarh 1986.

  • At present working as Associate Professor in Art in Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
  • Chairman, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
  • Member Board of studies Fine Arts Panjab University Chandigarh
  • Vice Chancellor Punjab University.


  • National Exhibition of Art March-1997, Bangalore.
  • International Art Fair, December 2014, New Delhi
  • National Art Fair Amritsar, October 2014
  • 42nd National Exhibition of Art March-2000 at Jaipur & New Delhi.
  • AIFACS Drawing Exhibition, 1997.
  • AIFACS Annual Exhibition, 1985, 1990, 1992, New Delhi.
  • AIFACS All India Water Colour Exhibition New Delhi 1983, 86, 90, 91, 96, 2000,2016
  • Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Art Exhibition, New Delhi 1989 to 92, 94.
  • ART FOR ‘CRY'-Exhibition of Indian Contemporary
  • Artists by Welcome Group at Hotel Maurya Sherton New Delhi-93.
  • Rashtriya KALA Mela, New Delhi-1989 to 1992.
  • ASHOK JAIN AWARD' for National Awareness Advertising Campaigns at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, Bombay, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Tiruvendrum by Times of India - 1986.
  • 'SANKLAN' an exhibition from the collection of Sahitya  Kala Parishad New Delhi,89.
  • "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" an Exhibition by   Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy-98 and December, 2001.
  • All India Rajiv Gandhi Exhibition, New Delhi-91.
  • All India Water Colour Show by Art people Greenwood Art Gallery N. Delhi, 2000.
  • 2nd Indian Binnale of Creative Photography N. Delhi-93.
  • National Photo Contest by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. N. Delhi 1988,94.
  • 'YOUNG TALENTS' Exhibition selected works by M.F. Hussain by Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi-92
  • All India Photo Exhibition by N.Z.C.C. at N. Delhi and   Jaipur-1989.
  • An exhibition cum auction in Aid of Indian Cancer Society, Hotel Maurya Sherton, New Delhi - 92
  • Indian Academy of Fine Art Exhibition-1983, 86, 96, 2004.
  • Exhibition by Times of India at International Trade Fair New Delhi 87.
  • Punjab Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exihibitions1984 to 87 and 1994, 95, 96 and 2001.
  • Seasons in Indian Paintings Exhibition by Museum and   Art Gallery, Chandigarh 96.
  • Sahitiya Kala Parishad Yuva Mahotasava Exhibition  1988 to 92, New Delhi.
  • Bank of Punjab Annual Exhibitions Titled Colours of Heritage, Fort and Havellies, Seasons, Ceremonies Myths and Legends of India, Country Side 1999 to 2004,2006, Chandigarh.
  • Exhibition of Income Tax department, 50 years of celebration of Income Tax, 2012
  • Northern Region Camlin Art Exhibition 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007, 2010, 2011, New Delhi and Chandigarh.
  • Group show of Contemporary Artist by EASEL Art Gallery, Madras, 2001.
  • Creativity connect exhibition 2007.
  • Annual Exhibition, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy 2002- 04, 2007.
  • Himachal State Exhibition 2006.
  • Chandigarh College of Arts Alumini Group show, August  2006- 07.
  • Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy Invited section, 2008, 2009-2010.
  • International Drawing Exhibition 2011, Chandigarh.
  • Hifa All India Art Exhibition, 2010.


  • National award, 28th National Exhibition of Art at Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, April 2015 by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
  • All India Exhibition of water colours, January 2015 by All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.
  • Amrita Shergil Award by Punjab Lalit Kala academy Chandigarh- 87
  • Creative Mind Award, New Delhi, 2013
  • AIFACS Golden Jubilee award '97 (50 Year of Independence).
  • Bank of Punjab Art Competition 1st Prize, 1996, Titled Colours of Heritage.
  • Punjab Lalit Kala Academy Award-95 and 1999.
  • AIFACS Award by Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar, 2004.
  • Consolation Prize from Coffee Board of India, Bangalore.
  • Himachal State Exhibition Award, Shimla, 1980.
  • Haryana State Awards Ambala.
  • Creators Group All India Exhibition-87.
  • Chandigarh Festival Award-87.
  • “Rituals and Ceremonies" a competition by Bank of Punjab  1999.
  •  'Seasons’ Bank of Punjab’s Art Competition Award, October 2002.
  • Northern Region, Camlin Art Foundation Award, Jan 2002 and Jan 2003 best painting in water colours in north India professional category.
  • Panth Rattan Dr. S. Inderjit Singh Memorial award, Title “Country Side”. 8th BOP Annual Art Exihibition, 2004
  • Techno-fest and Pec fest painting awards from 1983-86.
  • Chandigarh in April, IInd Prize in Photo Competition, 2007
  • Merit Certificate in all India Exhibition of Drawing- 95.
  • Painting Award by P.U. and M.D. University.
  • D.A.V. Silver Jubilee Award 86.
  • College of Art Exhibition Award and many Awards in on the spot painting competitions.

Art Workshops (International, National and state level):

  • Invited to Bali, Indonesia for an Art Interaction programme, June 2016
  • Invited to attended the 10 days art workshop & Exhibition at Seoul, South Korea,
  • Under the India, Korea Art Association, September 2016
  • National Level Artist Workshop: 13-19 September 2004: Sub: Landscape titled: Natural and Architectural beauty of Kashmir organised by Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Department of Tourism and Academy of Art Culture and Landscapes)
  • One week National level Artist Camp by Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla – June 2008.
  • 3 days National level Artist workshop, 13th-15th November 2009, by Scindia at The Scindia School Gwaliar.
  • Painting workshop by Canadian Embassy, 2012, Chandigarh. On the occasion of Canada Day
  • 4 days artist camp, Uraswati Centre for Contemporary Art. Gurgaon, March 2015.
  • National Level Artist Camp by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) with URASVATI Centre for Contemporary Art at Mumbai, 25-28 November 2005
  • "Drawing a significant medium of Expression", 12-13 August 2006 by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy
  • Two days UGC Sponsored National Painting Workshop on Emerging Trends for Empowerment of an Artist. 26th -27th September 2008, at Kanya Maha Vidyalala, Jallandhar.
  • State Level Painting Workshop from 19th – 25th October 2008 organised by Dept. Of Higher Education Harayana.
  • 3 days artist camp from 27th to 1st March 2009; All India senior Artist camp by All India Fine Arts and Craft Society (AIFACS) in New Delhi.
  • 2 days artist workshop on Valuing the Girl Child, organized by Fine Arts Dept., Govt. College for Girls, Chandigarh. 2009
  • Artist Camp at Kasauli by Uruswati Centre of Contemporary Art N. Delhi-2001 and 2002 –03, 2004
  • Four days Artist Camp by Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra Lucknow December-1997.
  • Artist Workshop by AIFACS at its Regional Centre, Panchkula-1998, 99.
  • Workshop by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy- 1999
  • Artist Workshop, Himachal State Academy Shimla May 1997.
  • Nirantar Workshop Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, 1995-96.
  • Workshop by Haryana Govt. at Mansa Devi Complex, 99.
  • A Tribute to KARGIL, 1999, Painting Workshop by SODEFA, Chandigarh.
  • Workshop by Department of Culture affairs, Harayana
  • EPI Centre Gurgaon 2010 & “Untitled” Artists show at Chandigarh, 2010.
  • College of Art Advertising Campaigns, Chandigarh-86.
  • Group Show of Contemporary Indian Artist by EASEL Art Gallery, Madras 2001.
  • Selected works of Creative Mind Award Exhibition, Feb. 2013, New Delhi

International Exhibition, Invitation and Conference:

  • Shades and Tints of Indian Landscapes, Solo Exhibition of Water Colours, January 2009, Invited by Indian High Commission, London, U.K.
  • “Odyssey”, Group show of seven Indian artists by ‘Beyond Art’ on May 2009 at Northwood, HA6 2QW, London, UK.
  • “Awakening”, Group show by Indian contemporary artists, by the Beyond Art, London, 2009.
  • Art exchange programme at Bali. Indonesia, 2016
  • “Symphony of Colours”, Group show of eight Indian contemporary artists on June 2009 at Nehru Centre London, UK.
  • Group of Indian Artists in Mauritius, 2012.
  • International Photo Exhibition, by the Director of Higher Education, Haryana, February 2010
  • International Conference by UGC “A visual dialogue on contemporary Indian Art”, Amritsar, 10-12 November 2010

Contribution towards Society and Humanity:

  • Nepal Earthquake:  Participated in Nepal Charity Fund raiser organized jointly by the Consulate Journal of Canada and British Deputy High Commission. Donated 28,000 Rs, through the sale of Art in silent auction. May 2015.
  • Also participated in another fund raiser programme for Nepal relief fund by the Indian Art Collector. Online show May 2015.
  • Donated 24,000 Rs in the Kargil war fund through the sale of art 1999.
  • “Cry, Relief and you” design selected for their new year card; helped them eight lakh through the sale of 80,000 cards in India in 1997.
  • Designed and Donated publicity material on the subject of donate eye and donate blood.

International Workshop and Exhibition:

  • “Global Warming”, 29th  January-1st February 2010, Artist workshop with Scandinavian , Sweden, Sri Lanka, Germany, Mishar, Isralie, Spain, Artists at Museum of Fine Arts, PU, Chandigarh.

Honours by Chandigarh Administration:

  • On Republic day parade (26 January, 1999) by Sh. Jagdish Sagar, Advisor to Chandigarh Administration for contribution in Art and Design.
  • Independence Day 15th August 2011, by Shiv Raj Patil, Governor and Administrator in Chandigarh for contribution in the field of Art.

Honours by Haryana:

  • Karam Bhoomi Sammaan in the field of Fine Art, By Haryana Institute of Fine Arts, at Karnal 2012.

Contribution as a Chairman:

  • Organised many innovative and constructive art activities for the promotion of art and artists of this region at state & national level
  • As Chairman of the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Bheem has conceptualized and curated several unique and creative programmes for the promotion of Art, Architecture and Artists of the Tricity, with several endeavours to get people closer to art by opening public places for art workshops, talks and interactions. Under ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ art exchange programme, he has designed many interesting programme with partner state.

Logos Designed for Chandigarh Administration:

  • First Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival, 2008.
  • First Chandigarh Crafts Mela, 2009.
  • Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh
  • Food Fortification, Health Department, Chandigarh.
  • Institute for the Blind School, Sector 26, Chandigarh
  • City Museum Chandigarh.
  • Le Corbusier Centre, Chandigarh.
  • Doll Museum, Chandigarh
  • Celebrating Le Corbusier legacy

Logos Designed for Chandigarh Administration:

  • Conceptualized and Designed Chandigarh Administration Tableau, 26 January 2016, at India Gate, New Delhi, Titled “Le Corbusier Legacy”
  • As a chairman of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi Designed very innovative and creative programmes for the promotion of Art, Architecture and Artists of Tricity.
  • Contributed in the designing and planning of Chandigarh Pavilion at India International Trade Fair, Pragati madain, New Delhi in November 2015 and 2016.
  • Organised extensive art exchange programme on Prime Minister Modi Mission “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”
  • Double Decker coach design for Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh Tourism (CITCO), 2000
  • Chandigarh Crafts Mela, Poster and Graphics designing work and publicity work 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.
  • Mural for State Transport Authority, Chandigarh
  • Mural design for Mount View (CITCO)
  • Chandigarh Theatre Festival. Poster and Graphics designing work, 2010.
  • Graphic design of Atlas and Guide, (CITCO)
  • Designed greeting card based on Le corbusier’s Tapestries
  • First day cover design 50 years of Chandigarh and 50 years of CCA, 2011
  • CCA, Tableau  for 26 January, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014
  • Designing of Architecture stall at Chandigarh Carnival 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Design of Chandigarh College of Architecture Stall at Pragati Maidan at India International Trade Fair, New Delhi 2012, and supervision of Chandigarh Pavilion at Pragati Madain 2013.
  • Graphic work and Exhibition organized for Architect Raj Rewal in Chandigarh, 2012
  • Photography Exhibition, Display, Design and Coordination, World Tourism Week, 2013, Chandigarh Timeline, Sector 17, Chandigarh.
  • Water and Tourism, Installation Exhibition, organized at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, World Tourism Week, Chandigarh, 2013
  • Graphic designing (publicity material of 6th National Chandigarh Craft Mela, Chandigarh),  Arts and Haritage Festivals, October 2014
  • Graphic design work of Tourists Information centre of Chandigarh Administration at Capital Complex February 2014
  • Mural Designing, Interior, Display, concept all over supervision of Chandigarh Pavilion, at India International Trade Fair Pragati Madan New Delhi November 2014
  • Graphic designing of Chandigarh Theater and Dance Festival, December 2014

Other Assignments:

  • Mural for Airtel regional office, IT Park, Chandigarh
  • Vodaphone, Lucknow

 Bheem Malhotra
  Associate Professor in Art
  Chandigarh College of Architecture
  Honorary Chairman Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
  9878459300, 0172-2744996 (R)
  #5033, PEC Campus
  Sec-12, Chandigarh


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