Malkit Singh

Malkit Singh


Born: At Village Lande, District Moga (Pb.) (1942)


About the Artist

Looking back, I can recall that on my way to the school, I used to find the rhythmic movements and enchanting shapes of birds and animals very fascinating. The impending changes in the climate would spell an anticipatory transformation in their behavior. I was always intrigued and curious about this strange linkage between the changes in environment and the feelings of the animals. I started sketching my feelings and images about the life in the rural surroundings in which I grew. I do not think that during those early school days, I had any aspiration to create art when I indulged in my initial attempts at scribbling and drawing the image that touched me.

By the time I completed my high school, comments of my peers about my drawings and sketches made me notice that I was interested in doing something different from them. I opted, against the wishes of my parents, to undertake training in Arts as a vocation. During my student days in the Arts College at Shimla, impressionist and surrealist paintings did influence me a great deal. Amongst the Indian painters, I admired the work of Amrita Shergill, K.K. Hebbar, Satish Gujral and Dhanraj Bhagat. Those were the days when I started exploring the ways of portraying the images of my inner feelings in response to nature, social situations and personal relations.

Images of early childhood in and replique montre around my village, days of apprenticeship in Shimla and surrounding hilly areas, changing landscapes and life styles during the last three decades in Chandigarh, brutalization of politics, aggression and cruelty against women, miseries of the poor people shadow my psyche and often haunt me. My subliminal anxiety over the plight of the working masses, the abuse and devastation of natural resources informs my choice of themes and images during my work.

I am convinced that every work of art enables us replique rolex to look at our life and the world anew. Over the years, I have done drawing, sketching, water colors, oil on the canvas and computer graphics. I choose a medium that suits my spontaneous urge to explore the possibilities of the visual representation of a theme, situation or an idea in abstract or not-so-abstract images.

I avoid constructing or falling prey to any stereotypes about the relationship between aesthetic creations and social reality. True that an artist lives in social milieu, is influenced by his natural and social environment, but he is always capable of looking beyond the given, by questioning and subverting it for pursuing the ideals that inspire him.

I take my work to be a constant quest for discovering replique montre rolex the new ways of sharing the meanings of lived experiences by composing visual images through a spontaneous play of forms and colors in space.


Educational Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Art Master from Government College of Arts, Chandigarh – 1966.
  • Diploma in Drawing and Painting from Government College of Art, Shimla – 1970.
  • MA Fine Art, Punjabi University – 1976.

One Man Shows:

  • Shimla–1970, Chandigarh–1980.
  • Punjab Lalit Kala Akademy.
  • Chandigarh–1995.
  • Toronto.
  • Canada –1996.
  • Panjab University Museum–1998.
  • Museum Punjabi University–1999.
  • Lahore Flette Hotel-Dec29.- Jan. 1, 2003/4.
  • Group show Aliens France Art Gallery.
  • Chandigarh-2000 .
  • Group show Aliens France Art Gallery.
  • Chandigarh-2007.
  • Hong Kong Jashan Restorant-2007.
  • Exhibition: Punjab University on 24th.
  • 25th Feb. 2009.
  • 2nd Word Punjabi Conference.


  • Annual Art Exhibition of Punjab Lalit Kala Academy Chandigarh from 1969 to 1988.
  • Woo Artist League, Chandigarh – 1971.
  • Chandigarh Artist Forum.
  • Chandigarh – 1974.
  • Golden Jubilee All India Art Exhibition.
  • Indian Academy of Fine Art Amritsar, 1980.
  • Chandigarh Art Exhibition Department of Fine Arts.
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh – 1974, 1975.
  • The Solids Chandigarh – 1976 to 1988.
  • All India Exhibition of Drawings.
  • Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh – 1980 to 1982.
  • National Art Exhibition Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi, 1991, 1996-97 .
  • 48th National exhibition 2005-06.
  • Rashtriya Kala Kendra, Lucknow, 1993.
  • Kala Mela New Delhi, Bangalore, Calcutta, 1993, 1994-95.
  • Biennale Bangladesh, 1995.
  • Drawing 1995.
  • Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, 1995.
  • Exhibition Kunststation Kleinsassen Germany 1.7.2001.
  • 10th Triennale India – 2004, Lalit Kala Akademy New Delhi.
  • Print Triennale – 2003 Cairo & Alexandriaegipt March 29, 2003.
  • Vateran artist exhibition AIFACS New Delhi-2006.
  • Indian contemporary Art exhibition by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi, Sri Lanka-2006.
  • Myiad Huex 2005-2006.
  • Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy.


  • Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.
  • Government Museum Punjabi University.
  • Patiala State Museum Shimla Himachal Pradesh.
  • Bharat Bhawan MP Rashtriya Kala Kendra Lucknow.
  • Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
  • Panjab University Chandigarh – Museum Cairo Egypt.
  • National Museum Lahore donated and National Collage of Lahore.
  • Several Private Collection in India and Abroad.
  • Museum Cairo (Egypt), 2003.


  • Secretary Punjab Kala Academy, Chandigarh 1991-1997, Member General Council Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1991-96, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy 2001–2004.
  • Vice President Punjab Lalit Kala Akademy Chandigarh-2006.


  • Visiting Lecturer in Art College of Architecture Chandigarh from 1982-87. Art Critic Punjabi Tribune.

Contact Number:
Tel: 0172-2631213,
Mobile: 9815510216

Mailing address & Studio:
363, AOT Complex, Sector 48-A, Chandigarh.


  • Punjab Lalit Kala Academy Chandigarh 1978, 1984.
  • Creative forum Jalandhar, 1982.
  • Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy .
  • Chandigarh, 1982 Drawing, .
  • Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, 1982.
  • Department of Language and Culture Shimla, 1984.
  • Art Society of India, Ludhiana, 1988.
  • Award of honour GGCC, Chandigarh, 1989.
  • Award of Honour Parkash Kala Sangram Mohali, 1989.
  • Award of Honour ISPH and Creative Arts (NSCA), 1996.
  • All India Fine Art & Craft Society honours platinum jublee-2003.
  • Award of honours, Panjab University.
  • 2nd word Punjabi Conference, 25th Feb. 2009.

Camp & Workshop:

  • Artist Workshop at Studio 3356, Sector 15-D, Chandigarh, 1980
  • Department of Culture Affairs Government of Haryana 1981-82
  • British well known Artist by Graphic Workshop Government College of Art Chandigarh, 1977. These works were exhibited at Chandigarh, 1977, New Delhi, 1978
  • Painted Moral on Communal Harmony on Punjab Government request at Kharar, 1981
  • All India Artist Camp Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi at Madras, 1981
  • Creative Forum 1982
  • Organised Artist Workshop for raising fund for riot victims Chandigarh, 1985
  • Art Workshop at Government College of Women Patiala
  • Artists Workshop organized by Department of Fine Art Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1988
  • Punjab Artist Workshop DAV College for Women, 1989
  • Co-ordinates of Children Art Workshop at Press Club, 1991-92
  • Artist Camp NZCC Patiala at Kurukshetra, Nagar (HP) 1992-93, 1995.
  • Shimla Language and Culture Department, Artist Camp, Nagar, 1998.
  • Northern Region Art Exhibition Lucknow – 1997.
  • Art Heritage, Jalandhar Art Camp, 1997.
  • All India Artist camp (IFCS) 2001.
  • Delhi Lalit Kala Academy Artist Camp Kinnauri HP – Nov. 2004.
  • AIFCS Artist Camp Delhi-2001.
  • AIFCS Artist Day.
  • Camp Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy-2004.
  • Artist Camp Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy-2005.
  • Chandigarh Artist Camp 1999-2005.
  • IFCS Artist camp New Delhi-2004.
  • Regional Painters camp by Lalit Kala Akademy, Dehradoun-2004.
  • Chandigarh Carnival Artist camp-1999-2007.
  • Artists camp Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademy.
  • Art Collage, Chandigarh-2005.
  • Lalit Kala Akademi Artists Camp.
  • Garhi Artist Studios – 2000.
  • National Artist Camp, Mysore – 2001.
  • Art Festival, Guwahati (Asam) by Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi.
  • Artists Camp Jan. 2006.
  • All India Artist camp-Prarambh the 1st stroke welfare organisation for human development in India, Kanda Ghat, Shimla April 8, 2006.
  • Patiala Warasat art work shop, Punjabi University, 19.02.2006.
  • 11th International Art Festival by Kalavart Nyas- Dec. 25 to 30, 2006, Ujjain (MP).
  • “Artist at IIAS” 15th June, 2008.
  • Indian Institute of advance study Rashtrapati Niwas, Simla.
  • 17th famous artists , 25th years celebration of Alliance Francaise: 3rd march, 2008.
  • Convener of Exhibition dedicated to Late Manjit Bawa, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademy, Chandigarh-2009.

Senior Fellowship:

  • Award of Senior fellowship 1.3.2004 by Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India, New Delhi.
  • All India fine art & craft society honours platinum jublee-2003. 

363, AOT Complex, Sector 48-A, Chandigarh.


Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

Rani laxmi Bai Bhawan 2nd floor opposite
Gurudwara sahib sector 38-c Near fire station

City Chandigarh


Phone: 0172-2686422

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