A.Viswam

 A.Viswam

Born on 26th January 1950,  Keelavannam, Ariyalur Dist., Tamilnadu. India.
Diploma in Painting, Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kumbakonam, 1974.
Post Diploma in Painting, Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras, 1978.
Founder member of Pallava Artist village, Padappai
Member of Contemporary Writers & Painters Association, Salem.
Secretary Indo-Russian Art Academy, Chennai.
                    
 Solo shows

  • 2005 - South Side Gallery, Edinburgh, England
  • 2006 - “Unmapped Terrain” - Lakshana Art Gallery, Chennai,
  • 2006 -  “Unmapped Terrain” - Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad. 
  • 2007 - “Elements of Infinity”  - Originals, Nagpur
  • 2008 - “The  Origin of species” – L.K.A., Regional Centre, Chennai.
  • 2010 - “Space odyssey” -  Forum Art Gallery, Chennai.

 

Group shows

  • 1997 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1997,1999, & 2002.
  • 2002 – Vinayasa Gallery, Chennai
  • 2005 - 10th Harmony show, World Trade Centre ,Mumbai.  
  • 2006 - L.K.A., regional Centre, Chennai
  • 2006 -  Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore.
  • 2006 – Texas, U.S.A
  • 2007 - “The Madras Canvas”, Forum Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2007 - 10th Anniversary Show, Art World, Chennai
  • 2007  -“Coast to Coast”, Singapore.
  • 2007  - Gnana Art Gallery, Singapore
  • 2008 - “The Southern Dawn”, L.K.A. Regional Centre, Chennai
  • 2009 - “The Madras Canvas”, Kuala lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2009 -  Gnana Art Gallery, Singapore.
  • 2009 - “Remembering Adhi” - Forum Art Gallery, Chennai.
  • 2010 - “The Madras Accent”, Bangalore.
  • 2010 - “The Madras Accent”, Hyderabad.
  • 2011 - Russian Cultural Centre, Chennai.
  • 2011 - “Gestural Abstraction” – Art Chennai, Lakshana Art Gallery
  • 2011 – “Lines”, Vinnayasa Art Gallery, Chennai.
  • 2011 -  Art & Soul Art Gallery, Chennai.

Attended various Artist camps between 1985-2011.
Tamilnadu State Lalit Kala Academy, at Hogenakkal, Tamilnadu
Tamilnadu Arts & Crafts Improvement  Association, Mahabalipuram,
South Zone Cultural Center at Lakshadweep.
National Lalit Kala Academy, Pondichery.
Gallery Infinity, Pondichery
National Art Festival, Mizoram.

Worked as residential artist at Gnana Art Gallery Singapore, &
at Aurodhan Art Gallery, Pondichery.

Live demo for art lovers at Gnana Art Gallery, Singapore,
Suthra at  Kuala lumpur, Malaysia.
Elango’s Art Space, Chennai.
Care, School of Architecture, Trichy,
Art & Soul Art Gallery, Chennai .

Received numerous Honours, which include
1995, National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi,
1992, State Award Govt of Tamil Nadu, Madras;
1992, Regional Award Lalit Kala Academy, Regional Center, Madras;
1997, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society Award for 50th year of Art in Independent India,  Chennai;

1996, Invited for the Asian Biennial at Bangladesh and Invited for the cultural exchange program in Angara by National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi;

2000-2002, Awarded Senior Fellowship Human Resources, Department of Culture, New Delhi. Has also served as a purchase committee member in the National Exhibition of art. L.K.A. at New Delhi, 1996-1997.  worked as Jury member for the Camlin Art Foundation at Hyderabad
2007,and as a Jury member for the National Exhibition of Art L.K.A.
2011.  His  Works are in Major Collection in India and abroad.